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Comedian Bill Maher: GOP is the 'Party of the Apes'

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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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story from Politico
By: William Bergstrom
June 19, 2012

Maher: GOP is the 'Party of the Apes'
 

We all know the famous comedian Bill Maher right ?

He does get funny sometimes and it's all in fun right ?


He is well know for bashing the Right Wing and Republicans.

He is also well known for giving financial support to Democrats and Obama.

You have to wonder if Maher is a campaign outlet for Obama now ?

This latest campaign message is calling the Republican Party the "Party of the Apes"

He seemed to be referring to comments made by U.S. Congressman Alan West (R, FL).

I assume this is true and actually was written on his blog.


Bill Maher on Monday called the GOP the “Party of the Apes” and ripped Republicans for not repudiating Rep. Allen West — who, the comedian suggested, should be taken to a mental hospital.

“[T]he idea that the blame for our government’s dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horsesh*t and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, ‘The Rise of the Party of the Apes,’” the host of HBO’s “Real Time” wrote on his blog.




Maher singled out two politicians as extremists: West and Richard Mourdock, the Republican nominee for Senate who defeated longtime Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary last month.

“[T]ake Allen West. Seriously, take him to the padded cell and give him 20 CCs of the high test,” Maher wrote, noting West’s remark that some 80 House Democrats are Communists. “And not one Republican said, ‘Allen, come on. You’re making us look dumb.’ Not one of the Republican candidates for president said anything. Because in today’s Republican Party, that’s not even edgy anymore. They probably saw him later on and were like, ‘Word, Allen. Word.’ Because that’s how they think black people talk.”



related story from Breitbart: --> Maher on Allen West: GOP 'Party of the Apes'


How many votes will this cost Obama ?




posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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I didn't know that he was a comedian..

And a Progressive is a Communist.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 04:45 PM
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There is absolutely nothing funny about Bill Maher. The only reason he even is on tv is because he a paid shill. I quit listening to anything he had to say years ago. Everytime he opens his mouth it makes me want to throw up. There are so many sickening people on tv these days I quit watching tv all together.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Gop is the party of the apes?

Hmmm bunch of tree huggers trying to protect their existence from the evil humans(democrats) who destroyed the world?


Nope not really going to argue that.


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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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He has always struck me as a very small person who is jealous to the bone. He's a useless liberal arts major...need I say more. In other words, he can spout stuff all day long, but doesn't know how to really DO anything. The perfect kind of person for TV la-la land.

He strikes me as an intolerant hateful small-minded man. He was probably bullied as a youngster and grew up to be a mean-spirited narrow-minded know-it-all......a "my way or the highway" kind of ignoramous.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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it would be funny if it wasnt so close to the truth.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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And a Progressive is a Communist.


Well, no, progressives aren't communists. Communists are communists, progressives are progressive. There is a difference.

And there is a eerie similarity between the planet of the apes movies and the Republican party line. Although Keyes does have a point in a way, yes it is both parties fault for where we are today. The Democrats should have told the GOP to go shove it when they had a supermajority in the house and a strong majority in the senate. Instead, they compromised with the GOP time and time again, and time and time again they got shot in the foot for their troubles.

The GOP spent more time trying to stop absolutely anything the Dems were trying to do to fix this economy, than they spent on trying to fix this economy themselves.

Now, they are going to turn around and with the help of FOX News and Rush Limbaugh, and Breitbart.com and TheBlaze.com and WND, blame the democrats for everything to try and sway the idiots out there to vote them back in.

The GOP won a large portion of seats in the House, where are the jobs at GOP? You've all had how long? Where are the jobs? Where's the boom time economic recovery you promised us if we caved and extended the Bush era tax cuts?

Party of the Apes is an apt statement!



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by queenofswords
He has always struck me as a very small person who is jealous to the bone. He's a useless liberal arts major...need I say more. In other words, he can spout stuff all day long, but doesn't know how to really DO anything. The perfect kind of person for TV la-la land.

He strikes me as an intolerant hateful small-minded man. He was probably bullied as a youngster and grew up to be a mean-spirited narrow-minded know-it-all......a "my way or the highway" kind of ignoramous.



Well his hatred of religion stems from the fact that he grew up catholic and found out late that he is actually a Jewish. I wonder if something similar happened to him politically. He definitely has a very personal hatred for people who are different from himself.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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Bill Maher is a great example of superficial knee jerk reaction to things he doesn't even want to understand in any light.

He's so jaded you could sell him as cheap jewelery. The man needs his azz removed for thinking that he is important enough to tell others how they should think.

Thats the governments job dammit.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 06:53 PM
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I used to enjoy his show, Real Time with Bill Maher.. but wouldn't always appreciate his commentary, because he would diminish topics with shallow political commentary. However, I would enjoy it still, because of the decent guest rotation from time to time.

For the past year though... it's a joke. He is literally a mouthpiece for the Obama administration. His opinions would be fine per se, accept all he ever says is "Republicans this" and "Republicans that". Problem is, the entire show is "Republicans this and Republicans that". The topic could be f-ing anything and he will interject with "Yea but the republicans". Every time. The whole show. He will interrupt guests as soon as they stray away from "Republicans".

If you played the "drinking game" for every time he interrupted someone to steer towards "Republicans this, Republicans that"..... you would die of alcohol poisoning.

It's a bit disturbing, and a little hard to accept that he is not being directed to behave in this manner, or is just shilling out 100%. Before the huge "elections swell", you could replace "Republicans this/that" with "Religion this/that" in the same manner.
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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by HauntWok

Well, no, progressives aren't communists. Communists are communists, progressives are progressive. There is a difference.



"Progressive" is the code-word du jour for socialist; so yes there is some overlap. Most communists who don't self identify, usually refer to themselves as "progressive." Makes them sound less obnoxious.


The Democrats should have told the GOP to go shove it when they had a supermajority in the house and a strong majority in the senate.


Ha. they didn't get the chance because American voters told the Dems to ... "shove it."



The GOP spent more time trying to stop absolutely anything the Dems were trying to do to fix this economy, than they spent on trying to fix this economy themselves.


I don't like the GOP because a lot of them are "yes-persons" and "do-what-it-takes-to-get-re-elected" types. But some of them actually differed with Democrats on principle. A lot of things the Dems wanted to do made the economy much, much worse. But you seem to dislike them because they wouldn't take orders from democrats. Which is why they got elected---to keep the dems and O'bama from flushing the economy down the toilet quite so rapidly.



Now, they are going to turn around and with the help of FOX News and Rush Limbaugh, and Breitbart.com and TheBlaze.com and WND, blame the democrats for everything to try and sway the idiots out there to vote them back in.


Yeah, libs like you will need to tone down the "I hate the public" elitism that is so fashionable with donkeys right now. Sour grapes BEFORE your team even loses the election just makes it so much worse.

And I can understand how you hate Fox, Limbaugh, Breitbart et al. I mean, that whole "marketplace of ideas" concept really gets in the way of the little people doing what they are told when they step into the voting booth.

The trouble for democrats is that their world-view speaks to fewer and fewer people. And in a free society, people get to choose what ideas they support. Long-term, the democrats have demographics working against them. Their base is a crazy-quilt of special interests and constituencies. Those groups by and large are not growing numerically. The only one that is (the Hispanic community) actually holds quite conservative social values, and acculturated Hispanics gravitate to the GOP in the 2nd generation.

In two decades, the Democrates could go the way of the Whigs



The GOP won a large portion of seats in the House, where are the jobs at GOP?


They're all mired down in the Senate.


You've all had how long? Where are the jobs? Where's the boom time economic recovery you promised



...stapled to page two of O'bama's budget.



Party of the Apes is an apt statement!


You might be shocked, but that comparison, of reffering to people who disagree with you as sub-humans, makes you sound like an American Nazi.
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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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When Maher had his show Politically Incorrect, one of his guests was an Indian Chief of whose name escapes me. I don't even remember what the discussion or argument was, but at some point the Indian Chief, who had remained largely silent throughout the discussion, quoted Benjamin Franklin:

"Those who sacrifice liberty for the notion of security are worthy of neither."

Without batting an eye, Maher quipped:

"Isn't that the same guy who tied a key to a kite and flew it in the rain?"

It was a hysterical quick witted response and I couldn't help but laugh out loud...and then the intellectual ramifications of his joke sunk in.

For years Maher has repeated, ad nauseum, this statement:

"It's been said that "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

He keeps repeating and repeating it, never giving credit to who said it, and repeating it as if it is a maxim or law. It is actually a quote made by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a writer whose skill and talent I admire, but also recognize is a gross sycophant of the rich and ostentatious.

Of course, the Taoist or Zen master is quite comfortable with the Ying/Yang nature of the universe, but I am pretty sure that Fitzgerald wasn't referencing Zen or Tao, and was really just praising the ability to not take a side. So, when Maher say's this, he always say's it as if somehow he is doing this, but his politics tell a different story.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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20 cc's of the high test!



Classic, Bill. Keep it coming. This disgusting madness needs laughs.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by tovenar

"Progressive" is the code-word du jour for socialist; so yes there is some overlap.


You better go tell the socialists that since apparently they don't know. Words actually have meanings, you don't get to just invent a language to use for snarl purposes. This is all most of you have done with words like "left", "socialist" "communist", etc. We get it, they are all evil and the world would be better off without them. blah blah






Yeah, libs like you


You don't know him. Get over yourself.


Anyway, Maher has become boring. The Democrats aren't progressive in the least and he's turned into the sad sorry sack defending a party that doesn't even represent him anymore.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Maher is on of the biggest racists I've ever heard.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Please give the difference of all the following:
- Communist
- Socialist
- Marxist
- Progressive
- Fascist

And if you could too. Please list what they have in common. I think I know but I just want to make sure.
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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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I'm not your tutor and you know it's a waste of time. You have you mind made up already, so why do you even bother to ask me? We all get it, all of these people are leftist and evil.

Boring.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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I ask because all I ever see on this site are people saying what these ideologies are not and really never defining what they are. If they do dare make the foray into their perspective on what they feel the definition should be then it all comes across as some utopian bs.

Maybe thats the general fear I suppose and its just easier to be a contrarian that only goes so far as " Oh you just dont understand "
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posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by 11235813213455
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I ask because all I ever see on this site are people saying what these ideologies are not and really never defining what they are.


And it's just as easy for you to use google. I don't waste my time as the terms have become simple snarl words most of you use to describe anything you don't like.

Progressives aren't Socialists, certainly they may have some things in common, but Socialists are an entirely different animal.



posted on Jun, 19 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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- Communist
- Socialist
- Marxist
- Progressive
- Fascist


They all look the same to me.

They keep changing the definitions over and over and still can't get it to work.

It's all Marxist any way ya look at it.





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