Bill Maher: “Black People Will Come After Romney Voters”

Newsbusters recently noted what they described as, “one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.”  Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday said

“If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you”

Noel Sheppard correctly points out that had Maher said the racial converse of this (“If you’re thinking about voting for Barack Obama, know that white people will come after you.”), he’d be correctly forced out of Hollywood.

Now, because he’s criticizing Romney, he’ll probably get a star on the walk of fame.  Oops!  He already has one.

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  • Brandt Hardin

    The racism of yesteryear has come full circle in our county. The entire world embraced our choice of a black President four years ago and most nations still support him. The fringe elements of bigotry have crept through into the mainstream once again with conservative mouthpieces planting the seeds of hate. The only doubt lies here at home rooting from bigotry. Watch the white hands paint Obama in Blackface at

  • Lisa Campbell

    Racism has been promoted by our current POTUS, yet he is not called out on it. He has been the most divisive president ever. And by the way, Brandt – Maher is not a “conservative mouthpiece” – on the contrary – he is a liberal mouthpiece to the core and what else do you call his statement if not “planting the seeds of hate”?
    I voted for Romney/Ryan because of my belief in smaller government – not because of the color of their skin.
    Get over yourself and realise that skin color doesn’t make the decision for most conservatives, but it is a proven fact that it DOES for most liberals!

  • Frank

    Romney/Ryan’s Christian fascism can hardly be called limite government.

  • Frank

    According to senior Romney campaign advisor and spokeswoman Bay Buchanan, Romney not only favors a constitutional ban on same sex marriage but abolition visitation rights of same0sex partners as family members. As a cancer patient, the government has no right restricting whom I appoint to represent my interests in a life-threatening medical situation. I would be dead were that person absent. Removing that right is MURDER and those who endorse those policies are MURDERERS.

  • Deena

    Just love how white Republicans are the racists – well, we’re going to be sending black conservative Mia Love to Congress over white Democrat Jim Matheson – with great glee! It’s the principles, stupid! (not directed at anyone here – just paraphrasing Clinton’s old campaign…) If Obama had the principles of a Tom Sowell or J.C. Watts, I’d have voted for him with just as much enthusiasm.

  • Daniel

    Apparently Bill Maher’s supporters are defending his comments, saying he was just joking. In other words, they think racist jokes are okay. Hypocrites.

  • Richard

    Are we suppose to be afraid? Bill Maher is an idiot.

  • whiskey tango foxtrot

    hey bill the anteater- you and your minions threatening us? AWESOME, we are ready to defend ourselves. time to fumigate this country. BRING IT pussywillow!

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  • Sharon

    You are exactly right, Deena! It is the principles and thank goodness there are some black people that understand that.

    Not all people in the Chicago black community who voted for Sen. Obama in 2008 have been happy with him as President Obama.

  • Sharon

    Just because someone doesn’t support a second term for Pres. Obama hardly justifies labeling the cause as bigotry. It’s not about race, it’s about principles. If President Obama supports the values you embrace, then by all means, exercise your liberty to vote for him. However, for many of us, he is the antithesis to values not only held by the black community, but by all people of faith.

    Furthermore, do you not see that it is abhorrent for Bill Maher to make such a comment when back in the day this would have been rightfully seen as voter intimidation if it had been hurled at a black candidate, or black voter? There is no humor in such a comment–and he (and those who laughed and minimized), don’t even have the sense to realize that?

    This Black Pastor sums up the situation quite well.