Hey, Did You Hear the One About Obama …

I’m always amused when my hyper-sensitive liberal friends cringe at a joke involving race.  Cringing is how liberals show their racial manners.  It’s how they say, “I’m a good white person.  I don’t approve.”

Liberals are always showing how good they are when it comes to race.  That’s why they support affirmative action programs.  It’s their way of cleansing themselves of America’s historic racial guilt.  “You see,” they announce to the world, “I’m not one of the bad white people.  I’m not a racist like the many others who just happen to look like me.”  And let’s not pretend that a lot of white folks don’t feel guilty simply because they’re white.  After all, a lot of libs rightly or wrongly believe that black people see them as racist just because they’re white.  So supporting affirmative action – as long as they themselves or their children aren’t hurt by it, of course — or refusing to laugh at jokes with black folks in the punchline, is a way to assuage their white liberal guilt, which, as we all know, has no limits.

And this brings us to Bill Maher, the white liberal comedian who hates political correctness almost as much as he hates white people in bib overalls from Mississippi. Maher made a funny on HBO the other night about Barack Obama.  But the joke wasn’t about Obama’s big ears or his addiction to teleprompters.  No, the joke was about Barack Obama … not being … black enough.  Here’s Maher’s joke:

“I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in black man voice) ‘we’ve got a motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”

Obama playing the black thug.  Not bad.  I’m laughing.  And guess who else was laughing?  All the liberals in Maher’s Los Angeles audience.  You see, when a liberal like Maher tells a joke like that, it’s hip, it’s cool.  Only a hyper-sensitive nerd wouldn’t laugh.

Rule # 1:  Liberals can say things that conservatives can’t.

Imagine if Rush Limbaugh had told the same joke.  Imagine if Rush had told his listeners — tongue in cheek –  that he was disappointed in Obama — disappointed because our first black president wasn’t acting black enough; disappointed because O didn’t pull a weapon on whitey and pop a cap in his rear end.  Imagine if he said, jokingly, of course, “That’s what a real black man would do!”  You think lefties would be laughing?  You know why not?  Because it’s not easy to laugh and scream “Racist!” at the same time?  But Maher says the same thing and they laugh their liberal asses off.

Rule# 2:  Liberals (like everyone else, only more so) have a great capacity for hypocrisy.

I don’t want Bill Maher or anyone else to stop telling jokes, and that includes good-natured jokes about black guys.  It’s no longer 1952 so we don’t need “watermelon” or “darkie”  jokes, but  jokes about a sophisticated, well-educated black president playing a street thug with the white boys from BP – that, I think falls into the category of, “Come on, it’s funny – it’s okay to laugh!”

Liberals are smart, open-minded and have a wonderful sense of humor.  I know this because my liberal friends keep telling me how smart, open-minded and funny they are.  So lighten up, my left-wing Homies.  Chill.   If it’s funny when Bill Maher says it, then it’s funny when Rush says it.  And when Limbaugh plays funny bits about Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, feel free to laugh —  because we all know you’d laugh if Bill Maher (or Jon Stewart) did the same bit.   As Shecky Greene’s cousin Siggy Freud, the funnyman from Vienna once said, “Hey, sometimes a joke is just a joke.”

Rule #  3:  Be good to your waiters and waitresses because they’ve been good to you.  And drive carefully.  Especially if you came to the show in a car.”

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  • Really…

    Do I have to say this?

    Conservatives are known to be voraciously bigoted; closeted, denied, or other-wise.

    Liberals are known NOT to be.

    Therefore, a conservative making a “racial” joke is probably either a mask of his true feelings or an overt attack.

    A liberal, knowing intensive knowledge about race and such, is allowed to make a racial joke because there will NEVER be any racist intention. Therefore, you’re allowed to laugh.

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  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    SECERET MEMO DISCLOSES, HE IS GOING TO INDIA TO BE CROWNED
    ” KING OF THE WORLD”

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT OBAMA, THIS IS REALLY FUNNY !

    HE WAS MENTORED BY FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS # 47544, THEN BY
    JEREMIAH WRIGHT, THEN BILL AYERS, LOUIS FARRACHAN,
    STUDENT AT OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE RECALLS HIM TO BE REAL RADICAL.

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    BERNIE, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE ONE, OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION CAN BE SUMMED UP IN 2 WORDS A ” TOTAL FRAUD “.

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    BERNIE, DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT OBAMAS BUDDY, AL NOT-SO-
    SHARPTON, THIS IS REALLY FUNNY, HE OWES THE IRS 1.3
    MILLION $ IN BACK TAXES.
    DID YOU HEAR ABOUT OBAMAS GIRL KATHLEEN AT HHS, FOR
    HALLOWEEN SHES WEARING A MILITARY UNIFORM WITH JACK
    BOOTS AND A RIDING CROP, TO KEEP YOU IN LINE. SHE WILL
    VISIT YOUR NEW DOCTOR AT THE TRAILER COURT.

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    BERNIE, I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS ONE, OF COURSE ITS JUST A JOKE.

    JANITOR WALKED INTO THE OVAL OFFICE, OBAMA READING A BOOK VERY
    CAREFULLY, HE TRIED TO HIDE THE BOOK BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. HE SAW THE COVER, IT WAS ” MARXISM FOR DUMMIES ” AUTHOR B AYERS

  • TOMMY FREEDOM

    BERNIE, THANKS FOR A GREAT WEBSITE.

    HEY, THIS IS REALLY FUNNY, DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT OBAMA?

    MY FAVORITE MAN & HEAD OF THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTE IS GOING TO DELIVER TO OBAMA & HIS CRONIES A FULL CASE OF SUBPEONAS FOR THEIR ACTIVITIES. RAISE A GLASS AND TOAST REP
    DARRELL ISSA, ESQUIRE. GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC !

  • zapdam

    . since 911 two hundred thousand americans have died of gunshot in america. thats more than all americans killed in the korean war,vietnam, first iraq war, second iraq war, afghanistan war combined. where’s the outrage. lets go and hate another mosque. hate some more muslims.. helps you forget the carnage on american streets

  • fedupwidit

    Maher is a giant turd, the guy is’nt even funny, but hey, he’s cool (I speak as a fool) he is not like all us racists in the South, to hell with this guy…I have no problem with other races, I have an equal amount of friends from all races, we don’t discuss race, and I don’t make jokes about race because people can get their feelings hurt, even when it is done in jest. I pick my friends out of the 21st century and not people that think they are still being oppressed by plantation owners and so forth….

  • Uncle Dave

    I love this back and forth. Bernie is this or that. People calling each other names. What it really comes down to is a Rep. Congressman tells a joke on a plane ride and has to “retire”. Billy Maher tells a joke on national TV and it doesn’t even make the news. Someone please explain that to me. I have several friends and work in a Florida county government office. I am often amazed about how different I am treated (depending on the subject matter) by those that know me and those that find out later (after a joke or conversation) that I’m Jewish. I also enjoy the surprised remarks about “Oh, you’re not one of those New York/New Jersey/Philly Jews!” … No, I’m from a western state and a Republican/Conservative Jew … I guess the book is often judged by its cover, until you find out what’s inside.

  • Truth

    “If Mel Brooks made movie with a silly Hitler character running around laughing and shooting Jews, you’d know he was poking fun at Hitler.”

    And what if the maker of the “silly Hitler” film was anonymous? Are you actually suggesting that you can’t say whether or not you’d laugh until you know the identity of the film maker???

    That’s absurd.

  • Ronnie

    When I watched president obama give his first presidential news conference, i noticed the press was all white,when i watch the network news all the anchors are white,when i flip through my local newspapers all the columnist are white and when i go to see a hollywood flick most of the actors are white, so how can a industry that is dominated by whites criticize the rest of us about diversity, it’s no wonder their real sensitive about racism when they seem to be closet racists when it comes to their own personal lives.

  • jodee1969

    Since The Dems took charge there has been more problems with race then ever:

    http://americaspeaksink.com/2010/08/manchester-shooter-co-workers-called-him-n-word/comment-page-1/#comment-12542

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  • el jefe

    Racist! Who cares! Bigot? Who cares? Homophobe! Who gives a rat’s ass? To take umbrage because some navel-gazer calls you a zenophobe…just yawn. The’ve been playing with themselves too much. Call me a racist! brush your teeth you seat snifter. you’re boring me.

  • T

    What Peter said, I agree with. If Mel Brooks made movie with a silly Hitler character running around laughing and shooting Jews, you’d know he was poking fun at Hitler. If the same scenario was a film made by an 80 year old retired military German film maker or fundamentalist Muslim you might not think it was so funny. Maybe, but maybe not… probably not. The German or the Muslim may have no ill feelings towards Jews but you may not be, understandably, so generous in cutting them slack. Blacks can use the “N” word with each other. You apparently don’t understand why a black person may not think it was appropriate coming from an old white guy. Although I think if you thought about it for a minute or two and considered the history of African-Americans in America, you might.

    • BND

      Great point and perspective T. One more point that most of you may not know about Bill Maher. He was in love with and almost married a black woman. Add to that his profession as a comedian and I as a black man do not see any malice. However when I stack up all the hurtful things Rush Limbaugh has said about black people and this president. And the fact that he is not a comedian. Even though he was married by Supreme court justice Clarance Thomas who is his friend. I still am offended and see malice and hate when Rush tries to be funny on race. My point is its all about perspective. Not just the point the point of view of the majority (white people) .

  • fedupwidit

    once again you hit the nail on the head Bernie…..Maher is a giant turd that needs to be booted of the airwaves. I agree if Limbaugh or Hannity or someone made a statement comparing Obama to a thug with a gun we would still be hearing about it. I am white, and I can honestly say that there are more black friends and their families in my life than there are whites at this present time, we never have a problem…I know a lot of it is we trust each other and alot of it is I don’t choose black friends that think they are still living in the 1700′s!!!!!

  • peter

    Bernie, you obviously think it is fair game to poke fun at black people whilst any hint of disagreement towards Isreal smacks of anti-semitism. You are a hypocrite of the worst form that wants free speech when rights of others are impugned but anything touching on jews immediately becomes anti-semitic. I am actually starting to pity you.

    • http://None Harry

      Old boy, you really need to get a life. If Bernie wanted to he could chew you up and spit you out like the watermelon seed you are. Your lifes work should be hauling waste material to the dump. You ain’t crap. Imnot Jewish but Bernie is right to stand up against the current administrations attitude toward Israel. Grow up, learn how to detonate your underwear in a field trial. Idiot!

      • peter

        yes you are jewish. Don’t be ashamed mate.

      • peter

        better still. May be you should volunteer for the IDF yourself. One less miserable traitor. Give your miserable life to those Israelis. 98 per cent of americans will not!!

    • Jordan

      The point here is not whether it is “OK” to make racial jokes. The point is who can make those jokes. For someone to laugh and smile when person A does it, and then turn around and scoff when person B does it, that person is a hypocrite. Besides, what is political correctness? Not offending ANYONE? Good luck with that one…

  • http://www.bigbureaucracy.com/ Ellie Velinska

    Very nice new design on the site!
    If we have to police every thought we have – we are not free.
    Bill Maher is free though – he achieved freedom from being harassed by the PC police.
    However the BS police is on to him.

    • peter

      Bernie you low life. It is funny to hear liberals make jokes against black people but the mere sniff of a reference to Isreal which you don’t like you cry anti semitism. Then political correctness is very much in vogue. You are a loathsome low life I I will make it my job to put up the morror to you!!

  • joe from louisiana

    Spot on about the hypocrisy. I let remarks(traveling white guy from the deep South) roll off my back. The left loves to point out the hypocrisy of churchgoers but the northern US is so spastic about race it’s quite humorous all by itself. I see things down here often if the races were reversed it would be a national issue but it’s not when whites are victims of racism. One of the funniest examples of leftist guilt occurred when a local white bus driver separated two boys that were fighting and made the black one go to the back of the bus and the white one move to the front. Just to separate them but pretty naive on her part. The New York media came down en masse drooling on themselves. They soon found out the school was 90% black and droves of former black students lined up to tell the reporters the bus driver was a good woman. They dejectedly left minus a sensational story.

    • EddieD_Boston

      I hope you laughed hard at them.

    • Ron Kean

      Mark Steyn said that liberals and the mainstream media dictates that black guys are cool unless they’re conservative. Then they’re bad. White guys are uncool unless they’re gay. Then they’re good.

  • pat

    Maher is a comedian? Who knew? I thought he was an angry crank.

    • http://blog.cyberquill.com Cyberquill

      I always though there was an “L” missing in his last name and his first name was Gustav.

      • Ron Kean

        John Williams ripped off Mahler in parts of the Star Wars movies music. I thought that was flattering to Mahler.

        • http://blog.cyberquill.com Cyberquill

          FYI, Mahler had a time machine to travel into the future, and he ripped off the Star Wars soundtrack in parts. I thought this was flattering to John Williams.

  • steve

    Libs have always been the first to bring up race.Because if they don’t they have one to divide and concur.Are there raciest. yes..But bigotry is 4th grade stuff.In mature,dumb,and assenine to him or her self. There are those on the side that are bigots to..But right now..right now..Any Black, Hispanic,Asian,Muslim,or French person is into the greatest TIME..of being successful in modern time..The best thing about conservatives republicans is,,we are for the opportunity to work for there dreams,and wanted for what they can give. @ for there success…Libs like the give away program,to sell for there vote,and we can tell this is there plan..Billions to banks,emergency money for acorn,,goldman sac’s fanny fredde..and when they talk about anything worth wile to work for,they say,,we need this,,we need that..But there is no A.B.C.D. plan to get there,,just hollow dreams and great speech’s to see..we really do need them..even if there there for 40+ years..But Libs love concur and divide..y..because it gives them time to argue and more time of doing nothing..Talk long enough and your there for 40+ years..im 46 now and in the 70′s we had these same problems..Sometimes nothing ever changes,,thanks to our life serving servants.. the only hope is either,they get voted out,,,or TERM LIMITS..THE FIRST IS OUR ONLY HOPE,,BECAUSE THE SECOND,,WOULD TAKE AN ACT OF CONGRESS..@THEY WON’T DO THAT..BECAUSE U LIVE LONG ENOUGH,,EVERYTHING IS STILL THE SAME..DIVIDE @CONCUR..@ they would have to act…

  • TGP

    You have the part about Maher being a “tool” right, but I disagree about him being a comedian, he hasn’t been funny for years. I think victimhood has more to do with whether or no people see it as racist, I’m a southern white male, so I don’t have to say anything to get labeled a racist, I just have to show up.

    • http://blog.cyberquill.com Cyberquill

      There’s white-on-white racism as well:

      A few years ago, I, Caucasian, waited tables at a restaurant in NYC, and an equally Caucasian party of eight I had waited on filed a major complaint with the manager about my attitude—I guess I hadn’t offered them enough coffee refills or something—claiming, in all seriousness, that I didn’t like them because they were from South Carolina. Dumbest thing I ever heard. (I have nothing against folks from South Carolina—it’s North Carolinians I can’t stand!)

      • Stephen Shields

        My family is from North Carolina (Originally from Springfield, IL). They refer to us as the Yankees. I remind them who won the war.

        • Stephen Shields

          Excuse me. Their neighbors refer to us as the Yankees.

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com Cyberquill

    Whether or not we think a particular joke is funny largely depends on whether or not we like the party targeted in the joke. If we like the target, the joke isn’t funny. If we dislike the target, it is.

    Whether or not we consider a joke to be racist largely depends on whether or not we like the jester. If we like him or her, the joke isn’t racist. If we don’t, it is.

    Needless to say, all of us will insist that we are perfectly capable of assessing the hilarity of every joke based on its merits alone, independely of our personal sympathy or antipathy for jester or target. One in ten people may actually be capable of such dispassionate evaluation.

    Of course, each of us considers him- or herself to be that one out of ten.

    • Ron Kean

      Don Rickles comes to mind. Everyone is targeted, everyone laughs, and everyone likes Don Rickles. Look him up on youtube.

      • Kathie Ampela

        Good point, but Don Rickles is 84 years old. He was an “insult” comedian. He comes from an era where comedians weren’t ideological like they are now. Is there any comedy that isn’t based on ideology anymore?

        • Kathie Ampela

          Speaking of comedy being based on ideology, here is an article from the American Spectator. Tina Fey is being given the “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” by the Kennedy Center. Could it possibly have anything to do with her Sarah Palin impression?

          http://spectator.org/archives/2010/06/02/tina-fey-isnt-funny

      • http://blog.cyberquill.com Cyberquill

        Rickles? Youtube? Never heard of either. And what does “look up” mean?

  • LagavulinPlease

    Maher would have you believe he’s the sharpest tool in the shed. People forget that before he was a liberal, he was a conservative. In reality, he’s a low-end guy. Nothing more, nothing less…

  • http://comcast frankc

    Bill Maher is the reason I dropped out of the Libertarian party.But since there is at least one bad apple in every barrel I have rejoined.Although I do not doubt Mr.Maher’s intelligence I believe his ideas are misguided at best.His comments to Larry King are a perfect example.I am glad Mr.O’Rielly no longer has him on his show.

  • Carl

    Bernie, a black freind of mine, (Im white), Told me most blacks dont think Obomma’s black enough, LOL

    • fedupwidit

      I have always wondered what they mean by that? Not enough gold chains? Not black enough? Wow, give me a break

  • Soul

    Being involved with cars, I enjoyed reading rule # 3! It is true, it’s best to take care of the restaurant staff, over long summers of car show traveling.

  • http://consortiumnews.com/2010/033110.html Wil Burns

    Big difference Bernie, Bill Maher is a comedian. Rush Limbaugh is a racist pig, who has a history of racist slurs against Obama and the black race. If you aren’t aware of this fact, you aren’t paying attention!

    • Jesse D. Orozco

      Cool, the secret for getting away with racist comments is all about your occupation and not what political side you may lean towards? That opens my eyes. Besides comedian (which I’m not, obviously) and racist pig, er, conservative talk-show host (again, I’m not one of those either), where do some other occupations fall into the non-racist/racist category? I’m interested to know if I can start tossin’ out some thoughtful, hilarious racist zingers without being fired or ostracized.

    • Stephen Shields

      Bill Maher, by the definition, is far from a comedian.

      • Carl

        Rush is NOT a racist pig, he is just not afraid to say what alot of american think. Brave man in my book

    • Rickbuddy

      And exactly what proof do you have that Bill Maher is not a racist? What is the test?
      If one were to apply the same standards equally to all, I believe that Liberals would lose that battle every time.

    • Ron Kean

      Typical. You’re starting to bore.

    • Brian

      If you have not realized that Rush says his most outrageous stuff for shock value by now, then you never will.

    • EddieD_Boston

      No stupid, Rush Limbaugh isn’t a racist. You prove again what a moron you are and you obviously never listen to Rush and have no idea what you’re talking about. Why don’t you listen to Rush for a few months instead of reading false and conpletely out of context quotes in the Daily Kook and the Loonington Post where the mental defectives of the world go to share their stupidity and ignorance with like (feeble) minded trolls. Is your mission to show what a dimbulb you are? If it is you’re doing a great job. Idiot.

    • Jeff

      Prove that Rush is a racist, Wil. PROVE IT. Show the quotes, and the context.
      You can choose to flee again, of course, and further prove you have no argument and no courage to speak of.

      • http://consortiumnews.com/2010/033110.html Wil Burns

        Have you ever heard Limbaugh playing the “Barack The Magic Negro” song on his show?

        • Henry

          You know, for all the times I’ve listened to Rush, I’ve NOT heard him utter one racist comment! Like it or not, he simply tells it like it is. However, since I have an open mind, please post the lyrics to “Barack The Magic Negro” so we may judge whether or not Rush is racist.

          • Bruce A.

            Ditto!

        • EddieD_Boston

          There’s the proof moron. The Barack the Magic Negro was a spoof on a LA Times article. See I proved it. You don’t know anything. And every single liberal blogger calling Rush a racist for that spoof has no idea that they’re making fools of themselves. See Wil, you are a smug know-nothing.

          • BND

            I used to listen to Rush. Not only do i think he is racially insensitive not racist ( i know the difference) I think he prays on SOME white peoples fears or perceptions of black people.

            PROOF: A fight started on a school bus shortly after Obama was elected. The fight started out between a black and white kid on a school bus. Most of the kids on the bus were black and and a few other black kids jumped in an hit the hit the white kid. I think all of this is and was wrong. The fight was about a seat on the bus and not hatred of white people or this white kids skin color. But on his show RUSH said. ” this is president Obamas America” he inferred that the president had something to do with this fight and he would have sided with or even cheered on the black kids. This is what rush does over and over. And its always funny how white people just go along with it.

        • Jeff

          Yeah, still waiting for you to provide “this fact” we’re not aware of and not paying attention to, Wil. PROVE IT.

          Cowardly exit, just as I figured.

  • http://hemingwayreport.blogspot.com/ MerchantofVenom

    The joke wasn’t funny.

    But I’ll tell you what was. I saw you on O’Reilly the other day talking about Kagan and he asked you if you were a Lesbian. I enjoy your segment every time you come on but this was one of your best from a humor standpoint. That look on your face…. priceless!

  • Buz Chertok

    Right on Bernie-Right on. Haven’t read you for awhile but you obviously have’t lost your touch. Can’t wait to read the stupid comments trying to justify Mahr’s Obama insults and your “overly sensitive” response.

  • Ron Kean

    There was a time when Ted Danson was going with Whoopi Goldberg. He had to give a speech at a function and Whoopi wrote some pretty awful black jokes for him. The one I remember most vividly was about black kids in a sandbox.

    The jokes got a wince or a cringe but nothing beyond that.

    And what about Dave Cappell’s show with the hilarious skit about ‘The N%gg#r Family’ It might be on youtube still. Try that one on Hannity.

    Blacks can joke about themselves and Jews and others can joke about themselves. It’s called self deprecation. But when people outside their ethnic group does, like Bill Maher, he should be called out for it if he would call out others for the same.

    • Jesse D. Orozco

      Imagine my problem. I’m half-Hispanic and half-Anglo, so I can toss out jokes about Mexicans, Colombians, etc, but the other half of me is always shocked and offended and immediately feels the need to apologize! It’s a never-ending inner conflict! Of course, if I REALLY want to blow my mind, I just remind myself that Hispanic + Anglo still equals 100% Caucasian, at least in my case. … whoops, it’s blown now.

    • Gina

      I agree. I’m white, I’m liberal,and it would have been funny coming from Dave Chapelle. From Maher, not so much. However, Maher has built a career out of being politically incorrect (I believe he even had a television show with that name), so clearly some people enjoy his shtick. Oh well.

  • Ted

    I’m looking for a white Al Sharpton. I still can’t find one. I suppose nobidy would every listen to a white Al Sharpton

    • EddieD_Boston

      Where all too busy working.

      • EddieD_Boston

        Ooops I meant “we’re”

    • Bruce A.

      No thanks on another Al. Rev. Al never cares about the facts, just get the TV cameras.

      • fedupwidit

        one Sharpton is more than enough……

  • Ken Besig Israel

    Most of all I am glad to see you back Bernie. I heard a joke which goes the Islamic terrorist is the one who threatens to kill you while the Islamic moderate is the one who explains why you deserve to die. I often see Liberals as the counterpart to the Islamic moderate in the sense that they explain to other White people accused of racism by the likes of Jew haters like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, why they are racists. It seems to me a quite fitting comparison.

  • http://www.rubegonia.net RuBegonia

    Q. What’s black and white and “read” all over? A: All of the above.