Bill Maher declared now that Obama has won reelection he must get back at the right wing hacks who called him an angry black man pushing a liberal agenda by becoming, ‘An angry black man pushing a liberal agenda.’
Bill Maher urged the president to get back at the right wing hacks who called him an angry black man pushing a liberal agenda by becoming, ‘An angry black man pushing a liberal agenda.’
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Now that he has been reelected, President Obama must get back at all of those right wing hacks who tried to paint him as angry black man who is pushing a liberal agenda by becoming an angry black man pushing a liberal agenda. Now, I have been mostly holding my tongue about the president this past season because I didn’t want to muddy the waters in country where you only get two choices. But Mr. President, there are ways to look at your 51-48 victory. One is we love you. The other is we like you three percent more than Mitt Romney.
And by the way, let us never speak that name again. Mitt. Let it be a dark and buried memory of a close call with a creature equal parts pure evil and excellent posture. Like getting dry humped in a crowded subway by Roger Moore. You know, I like this president. And all those secret strategy meetings we had with me and him and George Soros and the New Black Panthers, I found him to be very agreeable. Allah be praised. But it is now the job of progressives to hold his feet to the fire on causes important to us. If not now, when? There’s no third term Mr. President, so you might as well throw caution to the wind. Because it’s not like we are using it to produce energy. Yes, clean energy that’s just one of many issues like civil liberties, the drug war, the drone war, the war war, gun control that have been on my mind more for the last four years, and let’s just say I’ve been waiting to exhale. And by that I mean holding my nose.
But, you’re free now. With no more elections to win, you are free to never again kiss the ass of coal miners and say the words clean coal. There is no such thing as clean coal. There’s no such thing as clean coal. It’s like saying internet privacy, or tea party intellectual, or Fox News journalist. Another priority should be cutting defense budget. We’re the home of the brave, so let’s prove it by getting by with one less submarine. Yes, we were involved in a struggle with a radical enemy bent on our destruction. But the election is over. And we need to recognize that America has the same problem with defense budget that Mrs. Petraeus has with her husband’s penis. It’s swollen, and we don’t want to touch it.
Maher also wanted an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan, an end to the drug war, and a rewriting of the Patriot Act. I am afraid Bill Maher is about to be very disappointed if he is waiting for Obama transform into something new, because Obama isn’t a white male progressive like Bill Maher. Obama practices something that isn’t Maher’s progressivism, but is a form of social liberalism born from his own personal experiences. White male progressives tried to pressure Obama and failed miserably, because they aren’t the core of the Democratic Party. The 2012 election proved who wins elections for Democrats, and it isn’t white progressives.
Latinos, African Americans, gays, and women are the base of the Democratic Party. White progressive men like Bill Maher who get all jacked up about Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and the drug war aren’t. The best route for progress in the drug war isn’t with white progressive men who want to smoke their pot. It is through the voices of the African American community that has suffered the most from the injustice of this so called war.
We found out on election night that white men don’t have enough power to win national elections for the Republicans, but we also discovered that white progressive men no longer set the agenda in the Democratic Party.
The Obama second term will likely reflect the country’s ongoing social move left with action on immigration reform, protecting women’s rights, and climate change. The economy was the top priority for 60% of all voters, and that’s where most of Obama’s energy should go.
Latinos and gays were able to move this president on policy because they are two of the new power bases in the Democratic Party. White progressives were some of the first people on the left to throw Obama under the bus. When it was time to win an election, they came limping back on to the Obama camp, and while they are welcome, they aren’t essential.
The angry white, mostly male left has turned their anger over their political impotence into an Obama rage cottage industry. Days after the election, they were already ginning up outrage over any compromise that might come from a grand bargain on the deficit.
Their paranoia and distrust of Obama has been repaid with irrelevancy. White male progressives are still over represented both in the mainstream and social media, but they are no longer the voices that matter most in the Democratic Party.
Some white progressive men are becoming the left’s answer to tea party extremism. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have had to listen to these men hop on their high horse, look down at the rest of us and tell us that we should be more worried about Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, or drones instead of the Republican movement taking away women’s economic and healthcare rights. If I had a dollar for every time some white guy on the left tried to tell me that abortion and contraception wasn’t the really “important” issues, I’d be able to play Secret Santa to the world this Christmas.
Most of the policies that Bill Maher suggested, the nation as a whole doesn’t support. While some on the far white left will bemoan their irrelevance by dwelling on what the president hasn’t done, the rest of the country will appreciate a president whose many accomplishments reflect values of the majority that will direct the nation’s future.
The image of the older white man (Bill Maher) granting the African American president his freedom in order to carry out his agenda shows that many white progressive men still don’t get it.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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