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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Am I detecting a little paranoia here?
Michele Bachmann wants to be in the House leadership! She’d be the only Republican woman at the top of the heap, but I think even-keeled Americans of both parties and genders can have sympathy for John Boehner’s desperate signals that he’d rather not.
Many women are horrified by people like Bachmann because they fear that when the rest of the country watches her bizarre performances, they see not just an addled person from Minnesota, but a woman in politics. We have to get past that. Men don’t cringe on behalf of their sex when Newt Gingrich goes Islamophobic, or Carl Paladino threatens to take out a reporter. There are many battles yet to be fought, but I think women have achieved enough success in this country to stop feeling as if Bachmann reflects on anyone but her party and herself.
Palin, meanwhile, was engrossed in her own postelection minicrisis when she “favorited” an Ann Coulter Twitter message praising a church sign that referred to President Obama as a “Taliban Muslim.” Coulter would be another one of the women we are not taking responsibility for.
No woman I have ever met or spoken to has ever felt horrified at the fact that Bachmann and Palin are female. Why should they? What they have felt is pure disgust for these two inept, ridiculous clowns who just happen to be women.
Nothing to be ashamed about here.
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