‘Racist’ Michelle Obama quote fools panel; Bill Maher pretends Paul Ryan said it

“Real Time” host Bill Maher caused some real confusion with his knee-jerk liberal guests Friday night when he offered them a “racist” quote from Paul Ryan that turned out to really be from Michelle Obama.

And he did it to make a point.


Photo: Politico

Maher was piling on the latest liberal meme of Paul Ryan as piñata for comments he made in mid-March about inner-city men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”

Two of Maher’s guests, Center for American President Neera Tanden and comedian W. Kamau Bell, offered the predictable liberal commentary – saying Ryan’s blaming blacks and Hispanics, Ryan’s a racist, etc.

The token Republican on the panel, former U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio, made some excellent points about Democrat incompetence at efficient governing, but they went unanswered, as usual.

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But the money moment came when Maher quoted “Ryan”: “Too many of our young people just can’t be bothered. They’re sitting on couches for hours playing video games, watching TV, instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, they’re fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper.”

When he revealed that it was Michelle Obama who said it rather than Ryan, he was greeted with a “hushed silence.”

“Is something less true if a white person says it about black people?”  Maher asked.

Bell’s answer was classic liberal doublespeak.

“A truth is a truth and a lie is a lie,” he said, before asking about the context of the first lady’s speech. Told it was a commencement address at Bowie State University, the historically black college in Maryland, he visibly relaxed.

“She’s talking to black people,” he explained. “We talk to each other differently than we talk to you.”

A truth is a truth and a lie is a lie; we talk to each other differently than we talk to you; and we have always been at war with Eastasia.

Check out the video here.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].


200 thoughts on “‘Racist’ Michelle Obama quote fools panel; Bill Maher pretends Paul Ryan said it

  1. homer1057 says:

    Another LIAR: just like her ……..birds of a feather flock together!

  2. Lynette says:

    lol!! Caught red handed spewing their own bullshit!!!! PRICELESS!!!

  3. Redrider07 says:

    Shoot, instead of thinking about work, you would think they were thinking about taking a vacation on the federal dool. Mama Obama got it all..

  4. Joey GF says:

    M.Obama is SEXIST in the land of misandry more than anything

  5. Jelani says:

    I don’t think people fully understand the definition of racism. If the word “black”, “white”, “latino”, or “asian” just so happened to come after a statement, it doesn’t make the statement racist. It all depends on the context.

    “a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.” This is the definition of racism.

    Now when Michelle Obama says that, says it’s the truth. If Paul Ryan says that it’s still the truth, but one can’t deny that when people hear that coming from a white male racial thoughts are had and racial tensions rise. That reaction from people is just inevitable based on the society we live in.

    Also, W. Kamau Bell never said Paul Ryan was racist. The other guy on the panel just put those words in his mouth. Secondly, when W. Kamau Bell says that black people talk to black people differently that’s true. If you’re offended by that then get over yourself. Years upon years of continued oppression has called for a way for us to speak differently around each other because it’s what unites us. If you also have a problem with an oppressed group of people trying to unite through harmless ways such as language, then please never pass on that way of thinking.

  6. JHorvathJr says:

    Democrats have given us a generation taught to yell racism as a first response. Blacks here have it better than in most countries.

  7. Sunshine Kid says:

    It’s amazing how liberals will jump on a statement until they realize it was from one of their own, and then they shut up or defend the statement like it was the most logical thing to do.

  8. sylviasusan says:

    Now it’s not just the blacks who are racist they are now partnering with the Mexicans in a feeble attempt at a show of force. The racist president and all his black brothers are trying to stir up the Mexicans against the whites so they can push us even further back into a corner and out of the way . There are many other races in the US besides blacks and Mexicans, but all you hear from these people is demands and complaints that they are not getting everything that they want for THEIR PEOPLE, and they are leading the charge with a hatred and racism against whites that should frighten us into voting the democrats out.

  9. Barry says:

    In this Same Vein. OHIO, OSU, here’s you’re sign: “CHRIS MATTHEWS IS JUST MARTIN BASHIR IN DRAG!”

  10. Ginger says:

    Ryan IS a racist. and an idiot as well

    1. Nick25 says:

      The whole point of the bit was the stupidity of “racism” claims and you claim racism.

      Liberal’s are mind numb.

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