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BILL MAHER: Are you watching these debates? I mean, yes, the politicians are bad, but the people who egg them on. There, these crowds cheering for executions, cheering for letting people without health insurance die. In today's Republican Party there's a term for people who hate charity and love killing: Christian. These are Christians?
If many conservatives are liberals who have been mugged by reality, Brooks, a registered independent, is, as a reviewer of his book said, a social scientist who has been mugged by data. They include these findings:
-- Although liberal families' incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).
-- Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood.
-- Residents of the states that voted for John Kerry in 2004 gave smaller percentages of their incomes to charity than did residents of states that voted for George Bush.
-- Bush carried 24 of the 25 states where charitable giving was above average.
-- In the 10 reddest states, in which Bush got more than 60 percent majorities, the average percentage of personal income donated to charity was 3.5. Residents of the bluest states, which gave Bush less than 40 percent, donated just 1.9 percent.
-- People who reject the idea that "government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality" give an average of four times more than people who accept that proposition.
Originally posted by angrymomma
Bill Maher is an idiot and only says the crap he does for shock value. See, he has to use shock value because he is not a good comedian. I'm not a Christian but he is an idiot. That is all.
Originally posted by buster2010
Your upset because Maher told the truth? Have you even watched the debates? When the candidates talk about war the audience cheers. When did it become the Christian principal to applaud the death of other?
What happened to love your enemy? And seeing how the Republicans has hijacked Jesus to support their cause seeing how Jesus became a capitalist somewhere down the line. The Christians will catch flak until they separate themselves from political parties.
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by buster2010
yeah i sat there and watch a lefty say he killed bin laden the nobel peace prize winner also bombed the hell out of
epic fail by maher and those who support thatedit on 17-9-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Gannicus
I think you misunderstand the reason for the cheering. You're buying in to the left wing media spin.