Aug 6, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(DAILY BEAST) Comedian D.L. Hughley says he has great affinity for the current president of the United States, Barack Obama. The 49-year-old television star, talk-show host, and now author believes Obama’s introduction of the Affordable Care Act was one of the most crucial bills passed by a president during his lifetime.
But it’s not all love between Hughley and Obama, as the comic explains in his new book, I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America. The former host of CNN’s D.L Hughley Breaks the News holds little back as he uses humor and savvy to describe the impact of the first African-American president, Tea Party tactics, and exactly how President Obama should and could have stopped the right-wing push-back before it ever began.
HUGHLEY: I think he was surprised that the right wing would actually let this country fall apart just to get the black guy out of office. I don’t think he realized how we as a country have not gotten that far race-wise. White people are cool with black people at work, living in the neighborhood and having a few as friends. But let someone black marry their daughter or let a black man run the free world and you see the real feelings. I think Obama thought everyone would come together for the good of the country. He believed that people are basically patriotic. They are until there’s a black head of state.