Bill Maher: Michelle Obama Agrees With Paul Ryan’s View On Inner City Men
Michelle Obama and Paul Ryan share the same views on “inner city men”??
Via Raw Story:
Real Time host Bill Maher went to bat to a degree for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) by comparing his recently-criticized remarks about “inner city men” to an excerpt from a May 2013 speech by First Lady Michelle Obama. Maher — who noted the “hushed silence” from the crowd regarding Obama’s remarks — specifically quoted from her commencement speech at Bowie State University, in which she said too many young Black people “can’t be bothered” to get a job.
“Instead of walking miles every day to school, they’re sitting on couches for hours playing video games, watching TV,” she said at the time. “Instead of dreaming of being a teacher or a lawyer or a business leader, they’re fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper.”
“I just read this, and you thought it was Paul Ryan,” Maher told comedian W. Kamau Bell.
“Because you told me it was,” Bell replied. “For a reason,” Maher said. “I’m just asking: Is something less true if a white person says it about black people?” Maher then said it sounded like Obama agreed with Ryan. “This sounds even more like, ‘Hey Black people, don’t be lazy,’” Maher said.
“She’s talking to Black people,” Bell retorted. “We talk to each other differently than we talk to you.”
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