I think Bill Maher's expectation (as he expresses below) that Barack Obama would be more "Suge Knight" than "Wayne Brady" says more about Maher than Obama. Leaving the implicit racism of the joke aside, I don't think viewing Obama as a "wimp" actually gets you very far. I'm not enamored of his negotiation skills, but I don't think they come from any real fear of Republicans, as much as they come from his own political sensibilities.
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