Bill Maher Spouts Racism (Again), Liberal Media Quiet… A Little Too Quiet

I'm right, you're wrong. And If you make a good point, I'll make a joke and go to commercial.Bill Maher, the biggest fraud in political discourse, recently opened his mouth to spew forth more ill-informed rhetoric. More than merely being his usual, unintelligent banter, however, his diatribe against the Tea Party took a turn towards racism as he claimed that black people don’t have voter IDs because they’re poor and take the bus. Of course, the liberal media has remained quiet on his racist rhetoric, saving up energy in the hope that one day they can actually prove that somewhere, someone on the right said something racist.

On HuffPost Live on Tuesday on the liberal blog, Maher ran off at the mouth about several things he was ill-equipped to discuss. One of which, however, was offensive on several different levels. Maher said,

“So it’s crazy, but obviously Republicans, because they love the country and because the Constitution, they ask themselves what is that thing that maybe black people can’t get to? What do we have that they don’t have? Well, they take the bus because they’re poor. So they don’t have a car. They don’t need a picture ID. You know, Tagg Romney doesn’t have this problem. He has a picture ID.”

Incredible. Where’s Jesse Jackson, the self-appointed representative of the black population? Surely Al Sharpton can make an appearance somewhere and do what he does best and cry out racism!… Not a peep…

I don’t typically deal in counterfactuals, but this one is an easy one: how do you think the media would react if Glenn Beck said that blacks don’t have voter IDs because they’re poor and ride the bus?

What if Paul Ryan had declared to a mixed-race crowd that not voting for him would put them back in chains? I can confidently say that the left would go nuts. We, on the right, would be called every name in the book and the left would jump for joy in the knowledge that they had finally done it; they caught racism.

But racism coming from the mouth of the a leftist like Maher is totally fine. And Crazy Joe Biden? Naw, he means well. So he gets a pass, too.

Now, bear in mind that I am not advocating that the race card needs to be played- I am only saying that it gets played frequently to discredit those on the right. If we are to have legitimate political discussion, we need to be able to speak freely. And in the absence of such freedom, at least be allowed to all play by the same rules. Allowing one ideology to spout off racist generalizations and historically insensitive comments while chastising the right whenever matters of race are discussed is unfair and ridiculous.

Of course, this isn’t Maher’s first time dabbling in racism. Earlier this year, while discussing black Republican Florida Congressman Allen West, Maher referred to the Republican Party as the “party of apes” and said,

“Or take Allen West. Seriously, take him to the padded cell and give him 20 CCs of the high test. Ornstein and Mann start off their Post op-ed by noting that recently Rep. Allen West said that there are ’78 to 81′ Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. 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.”

But don’t worry, his disdain for the black community transcends party lines. Discussing President Obama, Maher stated,

“I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt so you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in an urban voice) ‘we’ve got a motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”

I said then as I say now: I don’t condemn Maher for having an opinion. I think he’s wrong and immature, but he’s welcome to open his mouth and let the whole world know he’s a racist. I do, however, reject the left’s hypocrisy in not only, at times, being complicit in spouting racist ideas, but also the bystanders in the media that purposefully give them a pass, but pounce on the right for even perceived insensitivity.

Remember when Donald Trump had the audacity to question if whether or not Obama had been born in America? He was called a racist by nearly everyone in the media. For what? For asking a question about our president, about whose early years we know virtually nothing about because he  won’t stop re-engineering his story?

Or what about later, when Trump wanted to see Obama’s grades? As that served as his substitute for his lackluster sojourn in the Senate, it seemed appropriate. But not to CBS anchor Bob Schieffer, who said,

“He said we need to look at his grades and see if he — he was a good enough student to get into Harvard Law School. That’s just code for saying he got into law school because he’s black. This is an ugly strain of racism that’s running through this whole thing.”

While I am not shocked in the least to see Maher and the rest of the liberal media not practice what they preach, I will admit that for too long, Tea Partiers have remained silent and allowed the narrative to spin out of control. For too long, reckless accusations of low character and racism have been lobbed at the right. Most of us have been too busy working and living our lives to pay much attention to the disgusting things said about us. But now, we must awaken to point out the gaping holes in logic and the fabrication of a narrative by the left that must be countered. We must further insist that the rules of discourse are the same for all involved.

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146 Responses to Bill Maher Spouts Racism (Again), Liberal Media Quiet… A Little Too Quiet

  1. Randy says:

    Its only racist if someone on the right says it, duh, stupid

    • Judi says:

      U are right Randy. White people do not have a race card.

      • Jery Terd says:

        So you are saying whites count count huh? That white people can’t be discriminated against hmmmmm? Just because of the past digressions by certain members of a particular race their human respect and civil rights are mute? Civil rights are taught in a way and brought out in a light to make it seem that only blacks are a part of the culture protected by civil rights when in fact they are for everyone. It is obvious there are 2 standards for races in the liberal party that are particularly prejudices and bigoted and that is Blacks can say anything they want to say and get away with it because of who they are genetically and what the past contains. And whites are to stand by and take it because they are born into pomp and privilege when neither is fair or commonsensical . It only divides a country and keeps racial division going and the tensions between races and party’s to blame everything on whites demonizing success and the system that keeps us safe from the rest of the world that is now thanks to greed and horrible leadership on both isle greed from banks, citizens, officials and all sects of the population.

  2. Cate says:

    Bill Maher did not make that statement as something that he believes. He was saying that is how the Tea Party thinks. It’s like if I said Glen Campbell thinks his article makes sense and then Campbell started telling people, “Cate said my article makes sense!” which is certainly not true! Campbell is misrepresenting the truth.

    • Scott says:

      I have watched a lot of Bill Maher because it amuses me, so when I saw a “link” claiming he is racist I had to see this for myself. Cate, you couldn’t be more right about how you have summarized this situation. I am also saddened, I found this page because a “friend” of mine liked it.

      • Cynthia says:

        Scott and Cate, so he gets a pass on the other comments he has made that are noted in the article? You conveniently ignore those comments in definding him.

    • Sean says:

      Maher’s comments are an attack on his percieved state of mind of the right, not an expression of personal racism. I thought it was rather obvious. Apparently not. It’s not like Maher is exactly known for his subtlety.

      • Cringa says:

        Sean Scott and Cate, You are missing the point. It is about double standards, distortions and lies. A) voter id is perpetuated this last election cycle. Fact NYS and Indiana board of elections leaders were brought up on charges of falsifying voter records (dems) B) It is a well founded perception that if a conservative or other white man said any of these comments they would be decried for being racist. C) fair play is all that people ask for and using a double standard is not the way to go.

      • Kelley says:

        Would that also include his comment about Obama lifting his shirt and showing a gun at the BP meeting? Seems to me, he was speaking from his viewpoint. Not the perceived viewpoint of a political opposite. The rest I agree with.

        Racist, or not, he is a definite misogynist, hypocrite, and pig.

      • aaron says:

        Realllyy……so when he said he wished we had a “real” black president who acts like a thug….thats not racist??????

    • John says:

      Aah, so Maher was simply putting words in an imaginary Republican’s mouth because that is the only way he will ever win an argument. Sounds about right….

      Except, he is actually voicing the exact excuse given by DEMOCRATS for not requiring voter ID. They openly say that some of their voters are too poor or mentally unable to obtain a simple photo ID.

    • Kent Mikelson says:

      Cate,
      Seriously,how can Bill Mayer comment on how the Tea Party thinks? Does he,(and persumably you) have powers we are not aware of?
      Would it be alright if I were say Bill Mayer hates all hard working ,tax paying ,patroits because they have the gall to not like the goverment stealing thier money and using it against them to buy votes from non producers.Bet I’m closer than he is because I don’t use skin color in my example just personal behavior.

  3. Gerrmaioud says:

    This article is ridiculouse. It’s not racist if a non racist says it. You see that’s how it works. It’s not just the words. It’s the intent of the character.

    • Kelley says:

      “It’s not racist if a non-racist says it”? On what planet does this make any sense?

    • Jery Terd says:

      That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. “It’s not racist if a non racist says it”
      Do you really believe that moronic statement? This is why Liberals will lose in Nov and the Conservative party is so on Fire with enthusiasm ! You sound just like Obama defending the open trash mouth of an idiot like Joe Biden with lies and the cloak of favoritism and self serving. God that sounds so stupid!

    • Lucretia says:

      Gerrmaioud, did you even read what you wrote? It’s literally black and white; a racist comment IS what it is, which is racist, no matter what the intent just like any other comment. “Ridiculous” does not end in “e”

      Cate, Scott, and Sean, Why would Tea Parties think that or even care? Tea Parties want EVERY voter to show a picture ID; they don’t care about any excuses, racist or otherwise. Liberals are spilling the slur about poor people = minorities = can’t get a picture ID, so rules shouldn’t apply to them. Conservatives just want an equal playing field with rules for all, not just poor minorities. What about the poor white trash, stay-at-home-moms, teen moms, and our elderly population that would also have trouble getting a photo ID?

      When either side makes comments like this, only the “race” card is seen, when there are so many more involved, but only the conservatives are chastised about it.

  4. Gilbert plourde says:

    Knee this asshole in the balls and as he keels over, a swift elbow to his beak. Oh the fun.

  5. Dewayne says:

    Can you not read context. He was not saying that, he is saying that is how Republicans think of the Black community, learn to read words with punctuation correctly before you spout your right wing dribble.

    • Wes says:

      You missed the point of Bill’s rant. He is putting words in the mouth of conservatives, that were never uttered, and revealing his own racism. And you missed his actual racist stereotype by saying he wanted Obama to show up as he “lifts up his shirt so you can see the gun in his pants…” and say “‘we’ve got a motherfu**ing problem here?’” How is that not racist?

      • Kyle says:

        Come on Maher was being facetious. Imagining and impersonating a ‘Gangster Obama’ doesn’t make him a racist. This is a man that makes fun of virtually everyone, regardless of race, gender, or religion. This article is trying really hard to make something out of nothing, but sorry, you’re not going to see the whole world stop in awe because Bill Maher said something provocative. It’s not shocking.

        • lynne says:

          Kyle~ Maher is pointing this view, as coming from white conservatives. I agree Bill is “imagining” in a immature dangerous child or psychotic way. His imagination is NOT doing America any good, and his intentions are not comedic, but politically dirty. His comments are not innocent as you portray them to be.

      • Rupe777 says:

        Is this Racist? The New Black Panthers say.” We need the start killing all the Crackers,go into there houses and kill all the new white babies.” ?????? True ,goggle,youtube Black Panther Party.
        It funny you do not here a single word obout this on the news channels.???????????

      • lynne says:

        Liberals have their minds made up that they will stick together no matter what. In the liberal mind there is no such thing as a fellow liberal enemy. If a white liberal says something “racist” against a black liberal. It is OK. “Mark my words”…..this is only throwing diesel on a smoldering fire that all are trying to distinguish. Racism is going to raise it’s head soon and violently with this continued taunting. The blacks allowing the white liberals to show this disrespect without publicly condemning these phrases have no idea how this will harm America’s unity in regards to race. The liberals are “using” the blacks to make conservative’s look racist, to cause division. It may get more black votes, but at what price? This is creating racial tension. A dangerous game. At this point in time, I hold the blacks accountable for tolerating the liberal white’s racist remarks, because at this point only the blacks can say “stop….enough is enough”.

        • lynne says:

          RUPE777 ~ I did not see your reply until after mine was posted (despite the time shown). This is exactly what I am trying to get across above. The blacks are “defending” BM’s comments as “Bill” himself not being racist, allowing this to smolder…… They “blacks” are also defending Biden. THE VP of the US!…this is going to cause civil unrest if not stopped. MLK with his wisdom would have nipped this in the bud, and would have told the liberals TO STOP THE RACIST REMARKS, AND WOULD HAVE pointed out, THIS IS NOT COMEDY….THIS IS “dirty politics at the blacks expense”. The blacks must publicly announce Biden and Maher have stepped over the line.

          • Doc says:

            What, because some white person (or people) say so? Please….

            Let’s ask some of Bill’s frequent guests if they think he’s a racist. ..people like Cornel West, for example. I’d tend more to listen to his criticism, if any, than a bunch of ‘poutrage’ from a white blogger.

            Seriously– what’s the difference between one white guy supposedly mocking blacks in a comedy routine and another white guy getting his panties in a wad telling people (including black people, presumably) how they’re supposed to feel about it? There actually are some people in America who understand concepts like comedy and satire.

            The reason the Dreaded Liberal Media is silent on this is because it’s cotton candy…without the coloring and the sweet stuff. If there was anything to it (say, if a high-profile black American) objected to it), they’d be on like white on rice. The people who own things like cable networks and news organizations would make sure of it. Considered newsworthy only by those with barren, empty lives, this sort of story is relegated to the Dustin Stocktons of the Internet whose petulant tirades are nothing more than ‘preaching to the choir.’

          • Cynthia says:

            well said and excellent points

      • Wes Cordeau says:

        Wes;
        You are so right. These folks that are defending Maher simply want to look the other way in saying, “Maher didn’t say that”, he only said the Reps or Tea Party might THINK!
        Duh, is Maher a mind reader now instead of a bad comiedian with a laugh track? Go away Bill!

      • Chickadee says:

        Racist? Isn’t Rush Limbaugh the Conservative demi-God on racisim? He hates women too just like Conservatives. Boy, do they love Rush Limbaugh – he says he’s an entertainer too. Where does all that fit in?

    • SickoftheBS says:

      What would he or any of you brain dead libs know about how a republican thinks. You don’t think at all for yourself but rather think how ever you are told to. Get off the Kool Aid, open your eyes, listen with YOUR ears and welcome to the republican party, cause if you do these things you will definately become a right wing conservative.

      • JJ3 says:

        Well, let’s see….The reason EVERYONE knows what right wing conservatives “think” is because you won’t shut the hell up about it! You think marriage should be defined by YOUR Bible, you think religious freedom is threatened ONLY when it applies to people protesting the use of taxpayer dollars to fund things like the teaching of Christian philosophy in public schools. You think that we should all be armed in order to deter criminals from taking advantage of us, that we should cut all the “social programs”, get rid of unions and take away benefits from “overpaid government workers” in order to balance the budget but that we should even think about touching the HUGE expenditures on “defense” in fact we should increase that spending. You hate Obama and the ENTIRE disaster this country is in can be laid at his feet. The previous administration had nothing to do with it and neither has the Republican controlled House, it is ALL Obama’s fault and he along with every liberal out there should stop whining about what the “other people” did and accept responsibility for all of it up to and including, (according to John Bohner) the current drought. Yes, Boner DID say the drought was Obama’s fault in the press. That pretty much cover it for you?

      • Doc says:

        I could have been a Tea Party Republican, but I flunked the background check….my parents were married. Plus, my HMO said that the lobotomy, even though required, was nonetheless an elective procedure.

    • Emmasue says:

      I believe the word you wanted is “drivel”.

      • Cauthon says:

        Watch out; it’s not politically correct for us hicks and rubes to notice the liberals’ poor grammar:-) Everybody knows they are smarter than we are. OTOH, as Mark Twain said, it ain’t what folks don’t know as gets them in trouble, it’s what they do know that ain’t so.

  6. Darin DeBelle says:

    So How does Somebody Go about starting a Petition on Change. org to Have Bill Maher Fired or the Media to use ethics and integrity when it comes to the Truth. How does the Silent Majority get their voices Heard….I want His Ass on the Wall for their Emotional, irrational spouting….No logic, just slander. Hang His Ass

    • lynne says:

      Darin, It will have to start with the black community. I would be happy to support the blacks in every way, but the black American’s need to condemn this, and show they will not tolerate racism “comedic” strategies from Biden or BM.
      We then can follow suit.

    • Richard says:

      If you start will Bill Maher you need to continue with anyone that has a biased opinion including the shock jocks on radio such as Rush and Beck and then you need to remove Fox and MSNBC “News” or “Entertainment” but this would all have to take place after we did away with Freedom of Speech.

      What a great idea, let’s start a petition or group of writers that prepares only wording and ideas that a select group of people like and agree with as well, then we could just hear what we want to hear.

      Or, start your own show and add your voice and those who agree with your brand of thinking and compete with the others, if you are right and successful you will have achieved more division and have your celebrity.

      It seems that many of the comments here already are a collective hive of thoughts so it seems to me you are well on your way. What happens though if someone disagrees with what you have to offer, what if by some chance you make a mistake or say something to offend a special interest group, would they need to counter by seeking to do what you want to do by limiting free speech, good, bad or indifferent.

      Take the Tea Party for instance, they basically did what you suggest and signed a document that binds them to something and makes them beholden to a man who is not even in a position to run the country, when anyone says or writes they will never do something, they are dangerous, no one knows the future or what they will do when faced with a real crisis, talk is cheap in most cases and those who know without hesitation what they will do, well good luck with that as well. Ignorance, intolerance, tyranny should be our worst fears and what we fight against as Americans, sadly there is an odd mix of ideas in these posts that touch upon our worst fears and display ignorance and intolerance which can lead to tyrannical thinking. While this forum carries little weight in the scheme of things it does display a cross section of thoughts that cause me to wonder how we will ever heal as a nation if this is nature of the beast. In closing, I do not like the way things are but absolution and falling prey to misguided commentary will not make things better nor will they solve your problems, we should be able to disagree with civility and I imagine absent the worthless rhetoric of all the media outlets, we could as citizens. By the way, nothing has changed regarding the rhetoric it is just more available, I miss the days when Esoteric Morality was employed, it saved all the fear mongering and speculation on every word spoken. Some of you are not meant to know everything, it taxes your very existence, hence Esoteric Morality needs to be re-instated, you would never even know it happened and probably be a happier and more cheerful citizen, these comments are directed at the entire group of people that posted although I responded to one.

    • Doc says:

      It’s easy. Don’t subscribe to HBO, and encourage everyone you know not to, either. This is America, dude…if you want to get someone’s attention, ya gotta hit him in the wallet.

  7. Keith says:

    You’re so right! Racist policies, statements, laws…those ARE NOT RACIST. But statements of fact that support a contrary view to yours…if they involve race at all, or mention the consequences or reality these policies exploit….THAT’S RACISM!

    In Birmingham in 1959….the whole problem was that whites suspected that blacks didn’t have cars!

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph…call John cause you crackers is crazy!

  8. Leslie Bennett says:

    Bill Mayher is a very offensive, ignorant, poor excuse of an American. I usually don’t even acknowledge his existence but I am bored and felt like wasting some time! Will pray for him though, he has a great need for that.

    • Doc says:

      I’m sure that your prayers, so clearly heartfelt and graciously offered, will be Bill Maher’s personal tipping point between salvation and eternal damnation.

      Or not.

  9. Kile says:

    Funny, every time I go to the DMV there are more blacks there than anyone else. 99% of the people that work there are black. Black people figure out how to get section 8 housing, welfare, food stamps, I think they can figure out how to get a DL. Especially when everyone that works down there is black.

    • Richard says:

      Kile, now that is a bit racist of all I have read here, this statement of yours applies to all races based on location. Everyone is black huh, bold statement

    • Emmasue says:

      In most places, you can’t buy a beer or cigarettes or get a library card without an ID. Most minorities use these things. If they can get an ID to go have a beer, they should have no problem getting one to be able to vote. I am in my 70′s and have been asked for ID in the grocery store in which I have shopped for 50 yreas to buy a bottle of wine because “It is now our policy”.

  10. RandyT says:

    Racist: n. a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal. (courtesy Tom Sowell)

    Guess that doesmake all conservatives racist.

  11. Dave says:

    This editorial is based on the inability to understand comedy and how points are made. Bill Maher is often offensive in his methods – but the lines this author points to are about how Maher sees Republican strategists thinking (not how Bill Maher is thinking). The reason the “liberal” media is not slamming this include: 1) the media is not that liberal (did FOX have a big story about this?) and 2). the lines you cite are primarily accusing Republicans of racism in comedic form and not racist anyway. I am sad to say that the author of this article mostly reinforced stereotypes about weakly laid out Tea Party positions and gave one more example of it by writing this. Maher may be offensive, but this article misses reality about every other pointy that it made.

    • Greg Campbell says:

      Thank you for writing. I feel perhaps I should clarify; I fully understand that:

      1) Maher thinks he’s a “comedian”. He’s not. He is a political commentator that attempts to engage in political discourse, but when he’s cornered, throws out sophomoric jabs and hides behind the, “Woah, I’m just a joke teller” label. He does nothing to move the dialogue forward, he’s just found a niche in talking down to people when he has no basis to do so. If he’s going to offer his political perspective in any way other than a means of moving a “bit” forward, he’s fair game. He is a political commentator, that happens to tell jokes, not the other way around.

      2) This is Maher’s speculation on a supposed Tea Party conspiracy. While he’s free to speculate all he wants, he has spouted his own racism and tried to imply that the Tea Party believes as such. He throws out a gross generalization, but hides behind the fact that he has “laundered” his racism by putting his words in the mouths of Tea Party supporters. It’s subtle racism, admittedly, but it’s still racist.

      Furthermore, it is not the first time. As stated above, Maher mocked Allen West and spoke in ebonics, and then qualified his racism by saying, “That’s how they think black people talk.” So, in essence, Maher can promote any racist stereotype he wants, so long as he finishes it off by assigning the rhetoric to someone else. Plus, is there any excuse for his expectation that Obama would fulfill the worst stereotypes plaguing the black community?

      Most at the heart of the matter, I reject the liberal media’s unwillingness to hold Maher, and other assorted liberals, to account for the things they say. The story here is not that Maher is a bigot, that has been well known for quite some time. The real story is the continuing reluctance by media outlets to report on these comments while framing the narrative of the Tea Party as “racists”, when that is clearly not the case.

      Again, thanks for commenting.

      Greg

      • lynne says:

        Greg ~ You are 100% correct. Period. You articulated clearly what is exactly happening and BM’s intentions. I wrote in my words, what is stated here, but you are much more clear. Amen.
        I wish all American’s could see this clear. A sincerely un-obscured view of the truth.

      • Richard says:

        Well I guess that would place Bill in the same category as Rush, Beck, Bill O, and the rest of Fox and MSNBC, it is all entertainment since not one of them actually conveys the news consistently, it ends when they interject their own opinions, that is not news people. Bill Maher is also on HBO not prime time like the rest mentioned herein, if you do not have HBO you cannot even watch him, if you do, you have a choice not to watch. Every aspect of this thread is driven toward more division and almost everyone who comments appears to be some sort of political expert, it is comical actually. It does not take much for television personalities to scare and sway the “mindless followers” and this scares me most of all, reliance on mere opinion, think for yourselves and use some common sense. Each of the politicians has there own faults, it is the consistent faults that I can handle such as Biden, he has always spoken in such a way, this is nothing new just something to jump on, which makes those jumping look even more paranoid. Some Republicans are known for crazy talk, Michelle Bachman and Palin, but you must consider the source, it is who they are and they are tolerated to some extent within both parties. When a politician you do not expect to hear odd comments from spouts them out, well it should draw some attention, their medication could be off that day. Anyone who thinks this not going to be an ugly election is sadly mistaken, anyone who thinks congress is doing a great job is in a minority position, anyone who cannot see that the constant radio and television rants and anger toward everything political is out of hand needs to wake up. We are ripping ourselves apart as a nation, not one side but all sides, racial tensions will always exist but they do not need to be pushed to the forefront every time someone appears to slip up on a word, we should be past this as a nation, our skin has become so thin again, toughen up people, we have much bigger problems. Lastly, Bill Maher is a comedian without question, Richard Pryor was a comedian, Chris Rock is a comedian as well, this is entertainment for some, it is funny for some, it for each of us to decide whether to watch and listen to it, this is freewill, Rush is a comedian and entertainer, this is how they make their money, time to be honest with yourselves.

      • Charles says:

        Greg;

        And this is different from Limpboy and Beck how?

        The difference is that the INTELLIGENT progressives KNOW he’s kidding while the idiots on the right lap up Limbaugh and Beck’s propaganda like it was from the lips of God!

        And they call themselves “christians” – as Ghandi once said, “I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians.” People who have subverted Christ’s message of reaching out to the least of these for power will be spending a LOT of time (eternity) thinking about how freaking stupid they’ve been when REAL Christians warned them over and over and over again….

        • Erdman West III says:

          And if you still believe that the Founders intended America to be a Christian nation, you should read these real quotes.
          “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”
          ~ Thomas Jefferson in an 1814 letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper.
          “The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion.”- George Washington, as stated in the signed Treaty of Tripoli in 1797.
          “In no instance have the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.”
          ~James Madison
          “The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.”
          ~James Madison
          “I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved — the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!”
          ~John Adams
          Even Pennsylvanian sage Benjamin Franklin didn’t think religion was useful in government:
          “A Firehouse is more useful than a church.”
          ~Benjamin Franklin

          • Daniel Stinson says:

            Samuel Adams
            Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.

            Will of Samuel Adams
            Charles Carroll
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            On the mercy of my Redeemer I rely for salvation and on His merits; not on the works I have done in obedience to His precepts.

            From an autographed letter in our possession written by Charles Carroll to Charles W. Wharton, Esq., on September 27, 1825, from Doughoragen, Maryland.
            William Cushing
            First Associate Justice Appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court
            Sensible of my mortality, but being of sound mind, after recommending my soul to Almighty God through the merits of my Redeemer and my body to the earth . . .

            Will of William Cushing
            John Dickinson
            Signer of the Constitution
            Rendering thanks to my Creator for my existence and station among His works, for my birth in a country enlightened by the Gospel and enjoying freedom, and for all His other kindnesses, to Him I resign myself, humbly confiding in His goodness and in His mercy through Jesus Christ for the events of eternity.

            Will of John Dickinson
            John Hancock
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            I John Hancock, . . . being advanced in years and being of perfect mind and memory-thanks be given to God-therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die [Hebrews 9:27], do make and ordain this my last will and testament…Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it: and my body I recommend to the earth . . . nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mercy and power of God. . .

            Will of John Hancock
            Patrick Henry
            Governor of Virginia, Patriot
            This is all the inheritance I can give to my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed.
            Will of Patrick Henry
            John Jay
            First Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
            Unto Him who is the author and giver of all good, I render sincere and humble thanks for His manifold and unmerited blessings, and especially for our redemption and salvation by His beloved son. He has been pleased to bless me with excellent parents, with a virtuous wife, and with worthy children. His protection has companied me through many eventful years, faithfully employed in the service of my country; His providence has not only conducted me to this tranquil situation but also given me abundant reason to be contented and thankful. Blessed be His holy name!

            Will of John Jay
            Daniel St. Thomas Jenifer
            Signer of the Constitution
            In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer . . . of dispossing mind and memory, commend my soul to my blessed Redeemer. . .

            Will of Daniel St. Thomas Jenifer
            Henry Knox
            Revolutionary War General, Secretary of War
            First, I think it proper to express my unshaken opinion of the immortality of my soul or mind; and to dedicate and devote the same to the supreme head of the Universe – to that great and tremendous Jehovah, – Who created the universal frame of nature, worlds, and systems in number infinite . . . To this awfully sublime Being do I resign my spirit with unlimited confidence of His mercy and protection . . .

            Will of Henry Knox
            John Langdon
            Signer of the Constitution
            In the name of God, Amen. I, John Langdon, . . . considering the uncertainty of life and that it is appointed unto all men once to die [Hebrews 9:27], do make, ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say-First: I commend my soul to the infinite mercies of God in Christ Jesus, the beloved Son of the Father, who died and rose again that He might be the Lord of the dead and of the living . . . professing to believe and hope in the joyful Scripture doctrine of a resurrection to eternal life . . .

            Will of John Langdon
            John Morton
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            With an awful reverence to the great Almighty God, Creator of all mankind, I, John Morton . . . being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory-thanks be given to Almighty God for the same, for all His mercies and favors-and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the times thereof, do, for the settling of such temporal estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life . . .

            Will of John Morton
            Robert Treat Paine
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            I desire to bless and praise the name of God most high for appointing me my birth in a land of Gospel Light where the glorious tidings of a Savior and of pardon and salvation through Him have been continually sounding in mine ears.

            Robert Treat Paine, The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, Stephen Riley and Edward Hanson, editors (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1992), Vol. I, p. 48, March/April, 1749.
            [W]hen I consider that this instrument contemplates my departure from this life and all earthly enjoyments and my entrance on another state of existence, I am constrained to express my adoration of the Supreme Being, the Author of my existence, in full belief of his providential goodness and his forgiving mercy revealed to the world through Jesus Christ, through whom I hope for never ending happiness in a future state, acknowledging with grateful remembrance the happiness I have enjoyed in my passage through a long life. . .

            Will of Robert Treat Paine
            Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
            Signer of the Constitution
            To the eternal, immutable, and only true God be all honor and glory, now and forever, Amen!. . .

            Will of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
            Rufus Putnam
            Revolutionary War General, First Surveyor General of the United States
            [F]irst, I give my soul to a holy, sovereign God Who gave it in humble hope of a blessed immortality through the atonement and righteousness of Jesus Christ and the sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit. My body I commit to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner. I fully believe that this body shall, by the mighty power of God, be raised to life at the last day; ‘for this corruptable (sic) must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality.’ [I Corinthians 15:53]

            Will of Rufus Putnam
            Benjamin Rush
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            My only hope of salvation is in the infinite, transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins. I rely exclusively upon it. Come, Lord Jesus! Come quickly!

            Benjamin Rush, The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush, George Corner, editor (Princeton: Princeton University Press for the American Philosophical Society, 1948), p. 166, Travels Through Life, An Account of Sundry Incidents & Events in the Life of Benjamin Rush.
            Roger Sherman
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Signer of the Constitution
            I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. . . . that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are a revelation from God. . . . that God did send His own Son to become man, die in the room and stead of sinners, and thus to lay a foundation for the offer of pardon and salvation to all mankind so as all may be saved who are willing to accept the Gospel offer.

            Lewis Henry Boutell, The Life of Roger Sherman (Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Company, 1896), pp. 272-273.
            Richard Stockton
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            I think it proper here not only to subscribe to the entire belief of the great and leading doctrines of the Christian religion, such as the Being of God, the universal defection and depravity of human nature, the divinity of the person and the completeness of the redemption purchased by the blessed Savior, the necessity of the operations of the Divine Spirit, of Divine Faith, accompanied with an habitual virtuous life, and the universality of the divine Providence, but also . . . that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom; that the way of life held up in the Christian system is calculated for the most complete happiness that can be enjoyed in this mortal state; that all occasions of vice and immorality is injurious either immediately or consequentially, even in this life; that as Almighty God hath not been pleased in the Holy Scriptures to prescribe any precise mode in which He is to be publicly worshiped, all contention about it generally arises from want of knowledge or want of virtue.

            Will of Richard Stockton
            Jonathan Trumbull Sr.
            Governor of Connecticut, Patriot
            Principally and first of all, I bequeath my soul to God the Creator and Giver thereof, and body to the Earth . . . nothing doubting but that I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection thro the power of Almighty God; believing and hoping for eternal life thro the merits of my dear, exalted Redeemer Jesus Christ.

            Will of Jonathan Trumbull
            John Witherspoon
            Signer of the Declaration of Independence
            I entreat you in the most earnest manner to believe in Jesus Christ, for there is no salvation in any other [Acts 4:12]. . . . [I]f you are not reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, if you are not clothed with the spotless robe of His righteousness, you must forever perish.

            John Witherspoon, The Works of John Witherspoon (Edinburgh: J. Ogle, 1815), Vol. V, pp. 276, 278, The Absolute Necessity of Salvation Through Christ, January 2, 1758.

    • Connie Miracle-Albert says:

      Here here!!! You gotta b open minded to get Bill Maher

  12. Sandra Nichols says:

    You are lacking insight and humor. Typical.

  13. Dorian says:

    Oh, cmon. Bill Marr isn’t a racist. All he’s guilty of is being “politically incorrect.” A great number of America’s poor are black. He was using that statistic to poke fun at Republicans because it used to be a bed of racist politicians and, though, thats more a thing of the past, the left will use that stigma to make jabs. It’s not really a fair remark, but it wasn’t racist. His other remarks were also Un-PC but when someone is secure with their relationship with other races, one feels liberal enough to use stereotypes in humor. Just sayin…

    • lynne says:

      Dorian …..You are simple minded and easily fooled. Please reread BM’s propaganda and your response. HE DID NOT QUOTE ANYTHING A CONSERVATIVE SAID. This is BM’s commentary and true thoughts.

      • ArJay says:

        You are correct Dorian, Bill Marr isn’t a racist. You have to be intelligent enough to realize you are being racist. I don’t really get his humor. He’s just nasty and never particularly funny. I’m sure there are lots of “non-liberals” that feel “secure” with their minority friends but have better sense than to spew the trailer park level of idiocy Marr does. Might want to do a bit of homework too. Although the democratic party likes to hold itself up as the champions of the downtrodden, they were, and in many cases still are, some of the worst racists in the history of American politics.

      • Charles says:

        Lynne;

        The only person “easily fooled” is you.

        Bet you voted for Bush TWICE, didn’t you?

        Talk about easily fooled – you die hard wingnuts take the cake!

    • Daniel Stinson says:

      “He was using that statistic to poke fun at Republicans because it used to be a bed of racist politicians”

      When did this bed of racist politicians ever exist?

      • NavVette says:

        They existed back in the 50′s and 60′s. They were called Democrats.

      • Erdman West III says:

        Used to be? Come on! Read your Michell Bachman and Rush Limbaugh and get with the current, up to date Republiterrorist hate campaign!

      • Daniel Stinson says:

        US Civil Rights Legislation History

        3rd US President (1801-1809), Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson concluded the Louisiana Purchase with Napoleon and engaged the US into its 1st international war, The Barbary Wars. The Barbary States were governed by the Islamic Ottoman Empire at that time. The Ottoman Empire assigned a sultan to each of these Islamic Barbary States.

        5th US President (1817-1825), Democratic-Republican (formerly Anti-Federalist) James Monroe of Virginia, established the “Monroe Doctrine” claiming American superiority in the Western Hemisphere and fought European interventions in Latin America by the Spanish and Portuguese. Politically, fought Russia, over claims to the North American, Pacific coastline. Ordered his appointee, Andrew Jackson the US General, to punish the Spanish in the Seminole Wars and to defeat the Seminole Indians of Florida as part of the Monroe Doctrine. He was a strong supporter of the French Revolution and helped to later and negotiate the Louisiana Purchase with Napoleon. Gabriel’s Slave Rebellion attempted to capture President Monroe and force him to free all slaves, but they were hampered by severe weather and were unsuccessful. The admittance of Missouri, under the Missouri Compromise of 1820, as a Slave State was a leading factor in establishing the Civil War. The Dred Scott Decision of 1857.

        Formerly, Anti-Federalist Party, and later known as the Democratic-Republican Party, had its name officially changed by Democratic President Andrew Jackson to the Democratic Party (which is why Democrats advertise themselves as America’s oldest Party from 1801-to current).

        7th US President (1829-1837), Democrat Andrew Jackson of Tennessee didn’t help minorities when initiating the Trail of Tears that slaughtered the Cherokee Nation here in GA and moved others to Oklahoma. Andrew Jackson used the US military to forcibly shutdown the 2nd Bank of the US (1816-1841): Now called the US Federal Reserve Bank as the unofficial “3rd Bank of the US“). This lead to the collapse of the US economy and lead to the Trail of Tears because of the Georgia Gold Rush in the Appalachian Mountains (Blue Ridge communities like Dahlonega) which has the purest known gold in the world with the least amount of impurities leading to less processing.

        11th US President (1845-1849), Democrat James Knox Polk of Tennessee policy “Manifest Destiny” provoked the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 (1847, American Invasion of Mexico) that resulted in the annexations from Mexico of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, and California; while Oregon was taken from Great Britain. James K. Polk instituted his “Slaver Power” policy by fighting against the Wilmot Proviso, which would have abolished slavery in newly annexed territories/States.

        Congressional Democrat, Jacob Brinkerhoff of Ohio, abandoned his Democratic Party in favor of the (anti-slavery) Free Soil Party and authored the Wilmot Proviso. Jacob Brinkerhoff then helped to create the Ohio Republican Party in 1856. Congressional Democrat, David Wilmot of Pennsylvania, abandoned his Democratic Party in favor of the Free Soil Party and co-authored the Wilmot Proviso. David Wilmot helped to create the Pennsylvania Republican Party in 1856. He became the 1st Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, but lost that election.

        14th US President (1853-1857), Democrat Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire, drafted the Ostend Manifesto, which would annex Cuba by force if necessary, as a “Slave State” to expand the Southern States. Pierce helped his appointee, Democrat Jefferson Davis the US Secretary of War, to establish the Confederate States of America. Many believed he was a member of the secret society Knights of the Golden Circle that wished to annex the islands of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico as member Slave States of the Southern US.

        1857, Dred Scott of Missouri decision declared in the US Supreme Court, overruled the Missouri Compromise of 1820 as unconstitutional due to denying farmers of their right to own property under the US Constitution. All 7 justices appointed by Democrats declared slaves and their children to be property under the law with no legal right to citizenship. The justices appointed by the Whig Party dissented, 2 in all in the Scott decision. The Whigs argued that indentured servants, slaves, and children of either are eligible citizens and not property of individuals. The Whig Party now rapidly declines as their prior efforts to compromise with Democrats to avoid war under the Missouri Compromise of 1820 is deemed unconstitutional; because the law was unequally applied towards slave ownership above and below the parallel (Mason Dixon Line).

        15th US President (1857-1861), Democrat James Buchanan, Jr. of Pennsylvania privately supported the Ostend Manifesto and strongly supported the Corwin Amendment. The Corwin Amendment would have prevented the federal government’s legislature from making any determinations regarding slavery and move all authority to States’ legislatures. Corwin would allow the equal application of slave laws within each individual State. This amendment’s support was supposed to be a compromise by the Whig Party to avoid the Civil War and to avoid the Confederacy’s creation by removing the federal government from the slave debate. The Whig Party took the bait and became insignificant after making two major blunders with the Missouri and Corwin compromises contradicting their core values against slavery.

        US House of Representatives, Whig Thomas Corwin of Ohio, introduced the Corwin Amendment to prevent any future Amendments to the US Constitution that would empower the US government to enforce laws over domestic institutions within any State, to include preventing the abolishment of the institution of slavery or indentured servitude allowable within each States’ laws. This Bill was defeated by Republicans in the US House of Representatives.

        Democratic Representative (1845-1861) and prior Democratic Senator of Mississippi (1835-1845), Jefferson Finis Davis eventually helped his Democratic Party establish the Confederate States of America. The Democratic Party overwhelmingly voted for Davis as the President of the Confederacy (1861-1865).

        Confederate States of America nominees:

        Vice President
        Alexander Stephens 1861–1865
        Secretary of State
        Robert Toombs 1861
        Robert M.T. Hunter 1861–1862
        Judah P. Benjamin 1862–1865
        Secretary of the Treasury
        Christopher Memminger 1861–1864
        George Trenholm 1864–1865
        John H. Reagan 1865
        Secretary of War
        Leroy Pope Walker 1861
        Judah P. Benjamin 1861–1862
        George W. Randolph 1862
        James Seddon 1862–1865
        John C. Breckinridge 1865
        Secretary of the Navy
        Stephen Mallory 1861–1865
        Postmaster General
        John H. Reagan 1861–1865
        Attorney General
        Judah P. Benjamin 1861
        Thomas Bragg 1861–1862
        Thomas H. Watts 1862–1863
        George Davis 1864–1865

        At the collapse of the Federalist Party/Whig Party due to the Missouri Compromise of 1820, Abraham Lincoln created the Republican Party of Illinois in 1856, and ran on an anti-slavery platform that won him 60% of the populist/electoral-college vote against his opposition: Democrat John Cabell Breckinridge of Kentucky (2nd in electoral-college votes), who later served as the Confederate States of America, Secretary of War.

        13TH Amendment to the US Constitution (Dec. 6th, 1865): Prohibits Slavery and Involuntary Servitude, authored and signed into law by:

        16th US President (1861-1865), Republican Abraham Lincoln of Illinois.
        US Secretary of State, Republican William Henry Seward, Sr. of New York
        US House of Representatives introduced the legislation via: a.) Republican James Mitchell Ashley of Ohio
        b.) Republican James F. Wilson of Iowa
        US Senate introduced legislation via:
        a.) Republican Lyman Trumbull of Illinois
        b.) Republican Charles Summer of Massachusetts
        Fredrick Douglass delivers speeches in favor of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

        From 1865-1867, Confederate Democrats in Pulaski, TN created the KKK via the Immortal Six, their president Brian A. Scates, Confederate Brigadier General George Gordon as president, and Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest as Grand Wizard. The Democratic Party, via their KKK grassroots organization, successfully assassinated over 2,000 Republican candidates during the US 1868 elections in opposition to the Republican Reconstruction, anti-slavery, Irish, Jewish, and Catholic immigration; this prevented any Republicans from taking office in the Deep South for nearly 50yrs. and closed-out major elections for nearly the whole century.

        17th US President (1865-1869), Democrat (briefly, National Union Party due to Civil War’s unpopularity of Democratic Party) Andrew Johnson of Tennessee vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1866. The Republican Party overturned his veto with a 2/3rd majority and the legislation became law by 1868.

        18th US President (1869-1877), Republican Hiram Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio, (1st Republican to win 2-terms) signed into law:
        15th Amendment to the US Constitution, allowing Freedmen the right to vote equally amongst all other races.
        Civil Rights Act of 1875, equal access in public facilities and jury pooling
        Force Act of 1870 & Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871: enabled the US Union Army to put down protest and arrest any known member of the KKK, White Knights, Red Shirts, and White League; who’s involved in harassment, assassinations, or intimidations of Republicans, pastors, Native Americans, Jews, Roman Catholics, Irish, or those of African descent.
        1868, Fredrick Douglass campaigns for Grant.
        Fredrick Douglass nominated 1872 Vice Presidential Candidate of the National Equal Rights Party.
        1877, Fredrick Douglass appointed US Marshal.

        1888 Republican National Convention, Fredrick Douglass received roll call votes for Presidential nomination.

        28th US President (1913-1921), Democrat Woodrow Wilson of Virginia didn’t help minorities when he initiated segregated schools and buses and aggressively helped Democrats achieve separate but equal establishments.

    • Richard says:

      Dorian,

      You are correct “when someone is secure with their relationship with other races” This also shows signs of intelligence and lack of ignorance or a fear based life. Next we will need to take Saturday Night Live off the air because they make fun of everyone with strong racial overtones, however, we expect this from SNL it is comedy and it comes on late once a week. Late night shows all sling subtle remarks, again, we expect this from them and it why we watch, humor, which is good for your health.

      I wonder when Jackie Gleason used to say on the Honeymooners “to the moon Alice” if that was taken as abuse against women or humor? Well, I do not really wonder, I know people from that generation that loved the show and saw no harm in the humor, they were not afraid, there was no constant bombardment of political rhetoric piped into their homes 24 hours a day, although it existed nevertheless.

      The oddest thing about all of this is that people from all races attend live performances by Bill Maher in cities all over the country, even the deep south, that speaks volumes to me.

      The duality of man’s nature cannot be denied, ergo, if you look for the bad or good in a person you will most likely find what you seek, there are rare exceptions of course as with anything.

  14. Vernon Stevenson says:

    The objection to requiring a valid picture ID to vote comes my certian religous groups, ie. Amish that for religous reason do not allow photographs.
    Exodus 20:4-6.
    Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

    I know this has nothing to do with Maher, other than he did not even bother to find out the reason for the objection to valid photo ID comes from.

    • Daniel Stinson says:

      The “image” you referenced is that of a false idol. This scripture only pertains to images that are being prayed too… Revelation 13 would be better scripture to use in regards to everyone having to use the sign of the two beasts; just to conduct commerce and function in general society.

  15. mick says:

    I wish that this ass hole would come to our town ,so a couple of my friends couldtake a base ball bat to his head

  16. mary gross says:

    Public transit riders are disproportionately black, which this author would know if they ever rode the bus.

  17. Pat says:

    Bill Mahar is racist,liar twister of truth,knock’s the catholic religion but does’nt say anything about the muslim religion, because they will cut his b—s off. Beside’s all that he’s orifice at the bottom of one’s spine.

    • NavVette says:

      Not true, actually. He has definitely mocked the Muslims. But he values his own life too much to say anything directly about Mohammed.

    • Erdman West III says:

      Completely wrong. One of his funniest bits was the Islamic fashion show in which every model wore same complete head to to covering.
      re the Catholic Church: Yeah what could be wrong with the world’s largest and longest pedophile club? I have heard Catholic parents wonder out loud why their boy wasn’t cute enough to be chosen for buggering. Wouldn’t want to attack them would we?

  18. Phyllis says:

    How in the hell is crazy enough to watch Bill Maher? He is an idiot and THINKS he is smart….That’s how the dems are

  19. Dan says:

    The only real crime here is that Bill Maher thinks he is funny……. I watched his stand up specials and the only thing I thought the whole time was where are the jokes? Seriously, I would love to hear some left wing comedy from him cause i can find something to laugh at just about anywhere. Sadly, only thing I got was a case of the yawns….

    • Erdman West III says:

      He is a political satirist. His “humor” comes from debunking lies and telling the truth about. Get it?
      Talk about comedy: That Rush Limbaugh gets me every time. You know it’s an act because nobody could actually be that racist, anti-women and just anti-life for real. And that feminazi routine cracks me up every time. I hear he is speaking at the Democratic convention for comic relief. Laugh all the way to the bank Rush baby if you can still pull yourself out of that chair. Ho Ho Ho!

  20. MJ says:

    This is hilarious! As a reader who somehow came upon this in Australia and having absoloutely no idea who Bill Maher is – how are people missing the irony in the guy’s comments???? It’s patently obvious reading between the lines of this terrible editorial that this chap isnt’t being racist…. Also love how the author feels the need to stand up on his soapbox and scream racism (not exactly sure as a white person how he is qualified to tell the people to whom the comments concern as to how they should feel?) – the ‘blacks’ are clearly smart enough to see the non-issue in the story

    • Richard says:

      MJ – Outstanding post and spot on!

    • Erdman West III says:

      First, because Republiterrorist’s have no sense of humor and generally lack the subtlety of thought to understand satire. Second, because they are on a rampage of hate and violence which does not involve rational thinking.
      You seem to be understanding the current political situation in America rather quickly. Maby you can help re-elect President Obama and continue his work of recovery from the depredations of Reagan Bush Bush and the current Republiterrorist’s.

  21. Emmasue says:

    Going back in history, many of the major steps to give blacks the same opportunities as white (beginning with 40 acres and a mule) came from republicans. No one that I have heard, from the Tea Party has made a racist remark nor denigrated blacks in any way as a Tea Party representative. In the Tea Party gatherings that I have seen on TV and in marches downtown at city hall blacks were in the minority but included. Finally, what qualifies Bill Maher to speak for the Tea Party? Let him speak for the liberals whom he represents.

    • Erdman West III says:

      “Let ‘em die!” [applauded at a Tea Party gathering]

    • Richard says:

      Emmasue – Aw, that is so sweet and cute, I bet the lenses are rose colored as well. I will translate it in Tea Party language – NO, NO, NO to anything, it is easy to avoid saying something negative when all you say is NO to everything you do not like. I am not suggesting you are part of the Tea Party, you seem relatively intelligent, I imagine you are using them as some form of reference for reasons I cannot imagine.

      Yes, history will reflect that Republicans have always come to the rescue of the poor and down trodden, especially the minorities from them good ole days of “40 acres and a mule”, yes sir, mighty white of them to help out.

      I love historians, especially the selective ones it is so fun to read around the boring facts of history, I prefer seeing things my way as well. I say we completely re-write history so that it includes the Tea Party, not the original Tea Party incident or its participants, get rid of that part of history. Let us re-write it so that the Tea Party of today appears to have started the country and saved us all, and we do not have to include the actual Republicans that are scared of a faction within the GOP. We can go back to the first political party in fact, the anti – masonic party, that is about the time is all started to fall apart anyway. When we let go of power, at least we started a nation, that is a secret by the way, eyes only… we can still write the Tea Party of today did it all disguised as Republicans rather than Indians….lol And then, we can tell everyone about Alice who grew real tall after ingesting something odd… and became the first woman President… starting to shape up already I think.

    • Chris says:

      Since you don’t really seem to know your political history, let me give you a brief lesson. The republicans of now and the democrats of old held very similar views, the parties essentially swapped names with one another early in the 21st century.

  22. chris says:

    If Maher doesn’t really belief his comment about black people and was only stating the way he thinks republicans view them then he should have no problem with voter ID laws. The fact that democrats are fighting for people to be able to vote without providing proof of who they are only proves their fraudulent intentions. You are required to provide ID for just about everything in this country and yet its only called racism when it deals with voting because dems want the millions of illegals to be able to vote for them.

  23. carolyn says:

    Bill Maher is a COMEDIAN, dealing with political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds & political correctness.

  24. Ziva says:

    Maher is one reason I won’t subscribe to HBO – they guy is a jerk

  25. Kellie says:

    I think it’s cute how Cate above called you Glen. And, boy you sure have a lot of attention coming from people who disagree with you. Interesting, I don’t read liberal articles and try to argue their points. (?)

    I think it’s a good article, and a solid argument. I also think it’s probably never going to change, but worth calling them out on it time after time.

  26. SF says:

    Maher has shown again the magnitude of his bigotry. He makes a blatantly racist comment, then effectively states, “Oh No! I don’t think/say/do those things! It’s members of the republican party/tea party/tupperware party/target du jour that think/say/do those things!” He calls himself libertarian, but he’s just a low grade shill; like a court jester that’s just not funny.

  27. Numa Pompilius says:

    Typical stupid f$%k right wing commentary. How did you find out about Joe Biden Duhhh-stin? Left wing media? Oh no, you’ll say, Fox News! May be you missed that it was all over the “left wing media.” As for Bill Maher, I believe that was a rhetorical response given in a way to reflect (he believed) a Republican response.. so yes you are right,… if those words had come out of his mouth as Bill Maher saying it… they would be OUTRAGEOUS! RACIST…. but no he said it like a Republican would say it (you know like your other buddy Rick Santorum and his “no i didn’t say black” remark–which I take it, you don’t think he said either) so I guess the real question is was it an accurate reflection of Republican commentary. Answer some yes (Santorum and company), others no. Just a few more loud mouth morning Joe “Blows” conservatives who have plenty of time to talk trash and spread war talk… but never seemed to find the time to serve their country in the military… you know like Newt the Nut, Tricky Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Phil Graham, Rudy G, Mitt Romney and sons, Trent Lott, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Jon Kyl, etc… (I expect that from the left wingers and they don’t hide.. but you all do… You’re all the same on the right and left.. LIARS. You’ve sent the country into a tailspin because the rest of us have done nothing…One party raiding our wallets, the other trying to tell us who to sleep with and where to go to church, shipping good jobs to China. @#$% all of you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Cathy W says:

    Yeah, they’re mostly ‘air plane’ jokes for you guys.

  29. Richard Harbaugh says:

    Look for the hatred in many of these comments. Whose side are the hate comments coming from?

  30. Eli Spencer says:

    It’s not racist if you don’t have hate in your heart. He’s not hateful like some people about it. He’s a comedian. I’m not a liberal and I don’t see the hypocrisy here. It’s not racist to point out that the majority of blacks are poor. It’s a FACT. Public transportation is the only transportation for inner city blacks, FACT. Don’t EVEN call me a liberal. I’m voting for Romney. I’m just saying, nice try author. You want, so badly, to catch a liberal in a moment of hypocrisy, but this isn’t it. Keep trying.

    • Judi says:

      Eli, things have been shifting in the country. With all due respect.

      • Gary Hesson says:

        you are an idioy and a racist

        • Richard says:

          Gary – What is an idioy? and who is the real one here?

          Tip: Write your thoughts in Word or a similar program with spell check and then copy and paste them here, it is amazing how it will pick up the incorrect spelling of complex words like “idiot” or “idioy” oh wait, this site places a red line under the word on here when it is spelled incorrectly, wow!

          Okay, so who is the idioy?

        • Doc says:

          “you are an idioy”

          Hey, as long as he’s not a “moran”….

  31. Mike Miller says:

    If back in 1994, when I was poor[er] and taking the bus, an African-American man were to shout at me as I boarded that bus: “Hey, You’re poor, white, and taking the bus!”, I would not consider myself a victim of racism. I’d be a victim of poverty and the lack of a car.

  32. Sofie says:

    I don’t care whose side of the political spectrum you are on demeaning characterizations from either side are ridiculous. As a Latina, I am constantly upset at the over generalizations that this lame excuse for a comedian (and anyone else for that matter) puts on anyone. It is shameful how some communities do not speak up when generalizations are cast against their “people”. We let rappers call women Bi$%hes and Ho%s, call each other Nigga and then we get offended if someone else “out of our race” does the same? We can not ask a society to value lives we ourselves as a community do nothing to demand respect for. Wasn’t a radio host fired for calling black women “nappy headed hoes”? Rappers do it all the time with no outcry from these same women, sans Queen Latifa. Women’s groups and talk show hosts who are suppose to encompass all women, not just ones who are liberal say nothing when he degrades women who aren’t liberal enough they just laugh when he calls them names. We let these so called comedians let loose on all minority persons and we wonder why people have no respect for these same minority groups. I do believe though in his rights. True, I don’t have to watch that idiot it’s his right to say what he wants. I do however have the right to label a pig a pig. Cloaking yourself in what you call comedy doesn’t give you a free pass (ask that guy, Kramer, from Seinfeld). I don’t watch him enough to say he is racist but I do know that calling any woman you disagree with a Cu*t will get you thrown out of my willingness to listen to any compelling argument you may have wanted to make.

  33. chevy says:

    Someone news to punch him in the mouth , he’s such a pussy

    • Erdman West III says:

      Way to tell it like it is for the Republiterrorist’s. Your post has it all: poor grammar, name calling, hate and the threat of violence against anyone who disagrees with you. The more that thinking, humane citizen’s of our beautiful country read your foaming at the mouth rants and those like them the better they understand who are the true enemies of American democracy and the true teachings of Jesus.

  34. Judi says:

    White people cannot be poor or take the bus? I don’t know why but for some reason I expect so much more from our entertainers!

  35. Judi says:

    I feel Mr. Maher is moving from commedian to future in politics. He is gearing up to get the majority vote. Problem is we hate it when our commedians switch gears. You make us laugh & then get all serious on us. Rosie O’Donnel, Whoopie Goldberg……we want them to stay funny!

    • Richard says:

      If you cannot write correctly you should not be allowed to sit at the adult table, sorry.

    • Richard says:

      Judy, do you mean like Dennis Miller? I disagree, he is having too much fun without the headaches of official politics, look at the coverage he is getting just on here. He is already political and has been for some time, that is the essence of his show, he has political guests from both sides and beyond.

      My comment about writing correctly was not directed at you, I am not sure how it ended up under your name…sorry. I guess I need to sit at the kids table now.

  36. Gary Hesson says:

    If all of you Socialists believe that all these left wing racist remarks are just poking fun then so are and that come from conservatives like Biden telling a black crowd that Romney would put them back in chains……Ha Ha Ha…just kidding…just poking fun….you idiots

    • Richard says:

      Gary -

      I was trying to locate the socialist in here, who are they exactly?

      By the way, it was not a black crowd it was a mixed race crowd and I am not kidding or poking fun, although I do find the fact that you do not know this sorta funny, I will refrain from calling you and idiot, no need.

  37. David tebow says:

    Hope Mahr dies of AIDS

    • Richard says:

      David Tebow – Who is Mahr and do we know if he has AIDS? or did you mean Bill Maher?

      It is hard to spell correctly when the correct spelling is all over the entire webpage I realize so that is why I suspect you mean someone other than the person that the rest of this conversation is pointed toward, who is Mahr…lol

      Your post wherein you hope someone named Mahr dies from AIDS is a decent representation of solid intelligent communicating, straight to the point. Your post really adds something of value to this conversation, you should write professionally if you do not already. I on the other hand hope no one dies of AIDS especially a man named Mahr, whoever he may be…

      • Judi says:

        Ha,ha,ha,ha…..I also hope no dies of AIDS. Imagine how people with AIDS must feel reading this? Such a terrible thing to say!

    • Judi says:

      OMG don’t wish that on any 1. Aren’t u afraid of what they say comes around goes around?

  38. Scott says:

    Look up the stats, black people make up 1/4 of the people who don’t have photo identifications. And stats also show that voting fraud is pretty much nonexistent in this country I’m not 100% sure but I think it’s something like .7 cases every election on average. So I mean if there’s not a fraud problem, then it kind of makes sense that it is an attempt to stop blacks from voting. Not to mention the cost of an identification card has gone through the roof, my friend got his renewed for $39 last week and my cousin had to pay $60 to get her i.d. that you need when you turn 19. Looks pretty fishy to me given the numbers and the comments that republican officials have made about why these new laws are in effect.

  39. jeff says:

    I think what a lot of people miss when looking at Bill Maher and just about every other liberal accusing conservatives of racism is that they are projecting their racism onto them. Bill Maher says he things that how Republicans thing blacks talk. Did someone in the GOP tell him that? Clearly HE has this image of blacks talking like that, or acting like that in his head already, he probably, as a good liberal, feels bad about that and there for projects it onto others and condemns it in them, even though its his issue.

  40. Erdman West III says:

    The Republiterrorist’s here are using another propaganda technique which I call “reverse logic” Far from being racist Bill Maher’s political satire contains a great deal of truth. How many poor American’s who cannot afford a car have an ID of any kind?
    Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
    Buddha

  41. Erdman West III says:

    The Republiterrorist’s here are using another propaganda technique which I call “reverse logic” Far from being racist Bill Maher’s political satire contains a great deal of truth. How many poor American’s who cannot afford a car have an ID of any kind?
    Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
    Buddha

  42. david search says:

    Drive a CAR
    Get on an Airplane
    Obtain winning of more than $2500 at a casino
    Sudafed
    cigarettes
    get into night clubs
    buy alcohol
    cashing a check or any other banking related service
    in some instances, to use a credit card
    to get a passport
    to get into Canada or Mexico, without a passport
    to be hired at many companies you need a picture ID
    to get a hotel or motel
    to get a mortgage
    to buy a car
    rent a car
    get arrested
    if stopped by a cop – the first thing they ask for is ID
    Apply for a credit card
    get married
    some places, to pick up your medication
    for healthcare treatment @ hospital or physician office if 1st time
    get social security
    obtain a replacement social security card & other Gov. documents
    At the unemployment office

  43. Jack Sterling says:

    This is nothing but…COMEDY.. same as the war between the sexes, and pretty much everything else out there.. Billy boy was and is being paid to make comedy and to piss off as many as he can on that side and as far as the “other” side they are suppose to laugh a lot.. Many of the thing people say will be funny to some and slanderous to others.. Lets see what will piss off a few women.. Your mothers and fathers in the past as well as today tell the “girl child” to find a RICH man to marry.. So, that marriage is based only how much MONEY a man has. Now, that man feels somewhat cheated and he goes out with another hooker-type woman who will please his needs for what?? A song? NO.. FOR MONEY.. We call them women WHORES.. but isn’t that wife who married for a man’s money a whore as well?? And to most of us we look at THEIR problems and laugh because it is FUNNY.. Why does man like to do a hooker?? Why did HOUSTON do 500 guys a few years back on Howard Stern Show.. Was it for fun?? Or was it for MONEY.. What are all of you doing about the US economy?? Are you spending money?? What on?? COMEDY like this?? You all are just someone else’s comedy. This is a very funny article.. And I bet Billy boy is laughing all the way to the bank..

  44. Robert says:

    Maher is an asshole. Enough said. World would be better off if he stepped in front of a car and died.

  45. Jay says:

    SATIRE. If only the conservatives were better educated, they might ‘get it.’ But if they were better educated, they’d see through the GOP. This explains why the GOP is against public education and for homeschooling.

  46. David J. Law says:

    Why Not let any citizen that want to vote, Vote, why make it so hard. Give everybody a voters ID when they sign up to vote, Free.

  47. William Posey says:

    Of course the conservative republicans’ attacks on Barak Obama are race based. I haven’t been in arguments with them over the past four years without coming to that conclusion!

  48. Pelle says:

    Bill Mahre is a P.I.G PIG! He still makes sexist comments & is a horrible misogynist. I stopped watching him years ago when he did a dreadful sexist, racist bit called “Hispanic men who will do white women no one else will do.” I don’t think there is a liberal media but HuffPo, Raw Story & MSNBC should have voiced their outrage!

  49. Judi says:

    To Mr. Terd, any race can be discriminated against.

  50. Bill says:

    To sum up the conversations above: Both Liberals and Conservatives have a distinct tendency to be jerks, particularly when aided by the anonimity of the web. I think it’s a human condition, but not a very attractive one, and one that I also suffer from.

    I’m a conservative, but I can laugh at both Bill Mahre and Dennis Miller. Both are irreverent, viscious, and both go over the line at times. They both make me think.
    I’d like to see them on the same stage sometime – wow!

  51. John Cleveland says:

    I’m not sure it’s so much racism as fact. Racism is the condition under which black people loose power in society based on the actions of a white majority who are in power (institutional racism). That republicans are using the fact that urban black people, urban poor people, elderly people, and young people don’t have or need driver’s licenses in order to suppress the vote is profane.

  52. Dave says:

    The guy that posted this is an idiot. You do understand the he in a from of third person. He is impersonating other people, not stating this himself. Can’t you be that stupid to not understand that?

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