The liberal media sure are playing the race card to get Barack Obama reelected.
On HBO's Real Time Friday, host Bill Maher said, "For the sake of black America, he needs the second term" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL MAHER: I think the second term for Obama is more important even than the first. Obviously, it was important to get the first black president elected. But if the first black president only has one term, America reads that as a failure.
This is what the right-wing hope and prays for more than anything else, that America looks at this one term president and goes, “Well you know what? We tried a black guy, but it just didn’t work.”
And I think Obama’s aware of that. That’s why he’s so conservative in the first term. He knows for the sake of black America, he needs the second term.
Yes, because let's face it - it would have been far better for blacks in this country if Obama never would have been elected at all than fail to get a second term.
Some interesting logic, isn't it?
Of course, this isn't about logic. This is about liberal media members once again using race to try to win an election, and you can't swing a dead cat now without hitting an example of it.
Jehmu Greene, a liberal contributor to Fox News did it earlier on Friday when she referred to the Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson as a "bow-tying white boy."
MSNBC's Chris Matthews just last week called Republicans "the grand wizard crowd." A week earlier he asked if voters and political pundits would be reluctant to dump the first black president.
At the same time, Frank Rich of New York magazine wrote about "Old, white, rich men who are buying this election."
New York Times' writers David Brooks and Helene Cooper worried about "white guys" on the GOP presidential ticket.
Meanwhile, CNN's Candy Crowley asked Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) if he's more concerned with Obama's safety because he's black than he was for George W. Bush.
Add it all up, and it's clear that these folks on the left are just obsessed with race, and they're going to use it every day until November to get their man reelected.
Heaven help us.
On the other hand, isn't it marvelous that the number one contributor to Obama's Super PAC can go on national television once a week and campaign for the candidate he's given money to?