Bill Maher: "For the Sake of Black America, [Obama] Needs a Second Term"

On last night's Real Time, Bill Maher chatted with Arsenio Hall about a number of issues, among them the importance -- from a racial perspective -- of Obama winning a second term. "If the first Black president only has one term, America reads that as a failure," Maher noted. "This is what the right wing hopes and prays for more than anything else: that America looks at this one-term president and goes, 'Well ya know what? We tried a Black guy, but it just didn't work.'" Maher's theory is that Obama is aware of all this, and that's why he's been so conservative in his first term. He also says that "for the sake of Black America, he needs the second term."

Watch the brief clip below, via Mediaite.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at May 5, 2012, 5:43am

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