By Jeff Mays
I don't have to list President Barack Obama's credentials, but I will.
He's a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He's also the first black to lead the Harvard Law Review.
He was a United States Senator and the first African American elected as president of the United States.
Obama is a powerful orator, and over the last 18 months, he has successfully tackled some of this country's most enduring problems, such as health care reform, while trying to pull the economy out of the gutter. He's also a loving husband and father.
Apparently, that's not good enough for comedian Bill Maher.
In an effort to tackle the latest crisis, the horrendous BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast, Maher thinks Obama needs to act more like a "real black president" and go in to the BP meetings flashing his gat.
Here's Maher's failed attempt at humor:
"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."
By Jeff Mays Via Black Voices