This is what black people get when they allow themselves to be defined by white liberals:
Charming. Maher equates being "a real black" with being a cheap thug. I won't even go into the whole "if a white Conservative had said that" thing-we all know the answer. The point is that for too long, blacks have allowed white liberals to tell them who they are and what they think. As a result, blacks are boxed in. They either have to conform to a narrative that actually only applies to a minority of black people or face the wrath of liberal America.
Worse for Obama, he hasn't satisfied anyone with his handling of the gulf spill. However, while Maher may believe that Obama has been black enough, I haven't heard any Conservatives complaining that Obama is too black. Maybe that is because we, Conservatives, don't define our brothers and sisters so narrowly.
H/T Doug Ross