Monday, May 30, 2011
Bill Maher: "Barack Obama Is One Efficient, Steely-Nerved, Multitasking, Black Ninja Gangster President"
This is great and right on: Bill Maher: Maher began by expanding on his view that Republicans don’t do what they say they do well very well at all:
“9/11 happened on your watch, and you retaliated by invading the wrong country, and you lost a ten-year game of hide and seek with Osama bin Laden.”
…but this segment was more about questions. Questions like, “How many Muslims does a black guy have to kill in one weekend before crackers climb down off his ass?” Or like, “Why focus on the terrorists who reduced Wall Street to rubble when you can help Wall Street reduce the whole country to rubble?” Or there was the following line, which…we don’t even know:
“Why can’t you just admit that Barack Obama is one efficient, steely-nerved, multitasking, black ninja gangster president?”
The segment was something of a mixed bag…one bit, involving Maher reciting facts while a graphic reading “FACTS” flashed on the bottom of the screen (in order to warn certain viewers who may be scared of facts), was so absurdly, intentionally on-the-nose we couldn’t resist it. And there was even a bit of balance – the “FACTS” graphic was essentially a Fox News dig, and Maher took a (slight) jab at MSNBC shortly thereafter. " thought it was great"
Ultimately, though, this segment was about political parties, not awkward references to skin color, and in a fitting cap to a segment featuring so many questions, near the end, Maher posed another:
“30 percent of this country will always vote Republican. I’m just asking why.” from newsvine I thought it was hilarious, right on, and pointed out exactly why to not vote Republican and why Obama should and will be reelected in 2012.