It is important to model this line of thinking.
Recently as the economy has shown sign of recovery - THEY are heard saying "Jobs are being created THANKS TO OBAMA'S POLICIES" (this was what I heard on "Keeping It Real With Al Sharpton" in response to the March 2012 jobs increase).
Of course when the job numbers for April 2012 does not register as strongly as they had hoped - they return to the theme that RACISM from corporate America which does not want to see "the Black President" re-elected is the problem.
It is important that we move above the transactional debate.
It is clear that they sway with the wind.
If you make note of these "expert economic and political analysts" - they are merely marketing for Obama, criticizing him ONLY when he does not fight against the right-wing Republicans to their linking.
The obvious point is that Bill Mayer is incompetent at rendering legitimate economic analysis. Certainly he can't manage to go beyond his bigoted, leftist viewpoints. But hey - he is a comedian, after wall.
My central argument, however, is that he is a reference model for White Progressive Cheshire Fox paternalistic bigotry against Black people - can't manage to judge a BLACK PRESIDENT on his own merits, instead choosing to push the point that the larger array of the system is the reason for our present condition.
To the Black person who thinks transactionally, and who "Live Vicariously Through Obama" - Bill Maher's support for Obama is proof of his high minded, evolved consciousness.
IF you observe how OBAMA IN POWER has caused his base to compromise themselves on so many issues:
- Their Anti-War stance against the USA determining the terrorist status of an individual and then killing them, the "Due Process" being left up to the drone pilot sitting thousands of miles away
- Their aversion to high deficit spending when it reached $490 billion having turned into silence now that the yearly deficit is at $1,200 billion
- Their previous attacks on job destruction now switched to marketing about "return of private sector jobs" back to the point before Bush destroyed them