Rush and Beck and Rubes and Their Money

The Con Artists - Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, Coulter - Bill Maher quote  :   http://mariopiperni.com

The more complete Maher quote:

“And con men, like Rush and Beck, are one reason the Republicans are in such dire straits today because they don’t care about winning elections, they care about separating rubes from their money. They’ve discovered there is a fortune to be made by keeping a small portion of America under the illusion that they are always under attack from Mexicans, ACORN, or Planned Parenthood, or gays, or takers, global warming hoaxers. It doesn’t matter. They don’t want a majority, they want a mailing list. A list of the kind of gullible Honey Boo Boos out there who think there is a war on Christmas and that the socialist policies of our Kenyan president have been so disastrous that the end of the world is coming.”

If you missed Maher’s New Rules last week, take a listen. This one is a classic.

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Bill Maher: Voting Republican is an Act of Stupidity by the Middle Class

If you missed Bill Maher’s Real Time last Friday, you missed him delivering one of his most scathing condemnations of Republicans and those who choose to vote for them.

“And before you accuse me of equating the Casey Anthony verdict with Republican thinking — save your breath, I am. I’m equating them. If you’re a working-class American who still votes Republican then you don’t get to bitch about that verdict.”

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“[Half of American voters] say ‘I’m with the party that cuts all these programs for real people, for the 99 percent. Planned Parenthood, environmental protection, college, health care, infrastructure, but holds the line on private jets.’ Voting for them is as stupid as voting not guilty for the mom who lost her baby for a month and went looking at a wet t-shirt contest.”

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“Yes, Republican base, you are just like that jury. It’s pathetically clear who’s killing the middle class but you keep letting them get away with murder.”

Maher is absolutely right. I’ve often wondered what motivates a middle class American to vote for a party which time after time has shown itself to be a party which cares little for them…party which lessens their ability to better their lives with every piece of legislation they propose…a party whose single aim appears to be to find better ways to keep the Koch brothers and their rich buddies happy.

I don’t what it’s going to take for middle class Republican voters to wake up. What more must be done to them before they realize that the political party they keep on voting for is, in essence, destroying them?

“The money elite in America are dragging a bag filled with your future down the steps and your reaction is, ‘Hold on there, that looks heavy. Let me give you a hand getting it into your car.’ “

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Quote of the Day – Bill Maher

Clear, concise…and true.

“Now that it’s become clear that the Republicans, the fiscally conservative, strong on defense party, are neither fiscally conservative nor strong on defense, they have to tell us what exactly it is they’re good at. Because it’s not defense. 9/11 happened on your watch. And you retaliated by invading the wrong country. And you lost a 10-year game of hide-and-seek with Osama bin Laden. And you’re responsible for running up most of the debt, which, more than anything, makes us weak. You’re supposed to be the party with the killer instinct. But it was a Democrat who put a bomb in Gaddafi’s bedroom and a bullet in bin Laden’s eye like Moe Greene. Raising the question: How many Muslims does a black guy have to kill in one weekend before crackers climb down off his ass?” – Bill Maher

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Bill Maher Takes On O’Reilly

Bill Maher does a good job here of countering Bill O’Reilly’s idiotic talking points.  Best line from Maher:

At some point in the last 20 years, the left moved to the center and the right moved into a mental institution.

So true.

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Maher On Rand Paul

As usual, Bill Maher’s take on Teabagging Rand is bang on.
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It appears Paul’s handler’s are trying to minimize the damage this guy is inflicting on his campaign by cutting down on his public exposure.

In public, Senate candidate Rand Paul’s Republican colleagues have tried to contextualize his controversial comments about anti-discrimination laws and the Obama administration’s handling of the Gulf Coast oil spill, but privately they bemoan the political newcomer’s gaffes and wish he’d focus less on the national media spotlight and more on Kentucky and the economy.
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In an indication that he was heeding advice to limit his national exposure, Betsy Fischer, the executive producer of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Tweeted late Friday afternoon that Paul said he was having “a tough week” and was trying to cancel his scheduled appearance on the show this Sunday.

As Maher noted, Rand Paul is what you’d get if Sarah Palin went to medical school.
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