Bill Maher‘s main “new rule” Friday night on Real Time was “Democrats must get in touch with their inner asshole.”
In his monologue and on a blog post on The Huffington Post, he explained his reasoning. And a lot of it related to Glenn Beck.
The crux of Maher’s argument was how President Barack Obama and other Democrats have been so quick to acquiesce to their critics. There’s the Van Jones firing, with no comment from Obama, which can be tied directly to Beck. Maher also cites Sarah Palin and the “death panel” story and the uproar over his school speech.
“Muhammad Ali also had a way with words, but it helped enormously that he could also punch guys in the face,” said Maher. He countered the “asshole” way the GOP conducts its business with the “pussies” on the left. It’s a storyline he’s touched on before.
Here’s part of his monologue:
It bothers me that Obama didn’t say a word in defense of Mr. Van Jones and basically fired him when Glenn Beck told him to. Just like we dropped “end of life counseling” from health care reform because Sarah Palin said it meant “death panels” on her Facebook page. Crazy morons make up things for Obama to do, and he does it.
Maher took on others at Fox earlier this summer, and it’s not surprising to see the media man of the moment, Beck, get name-checked so much on Maher’s HBO show. In fact, he was touched on again later in the monologue, regarding the tea partying:
Glenn Beck’s army of zombie retirees are marching on Washington in protest of, well, everything. It’s the Million Moron March, although they won’t get a million of course, because many will be confused and drive to Washington state. Bbut they will make news, because people who take to the streets always do. They’re at the town hall screaming at the congressmen, we’re on the couch screaming at the TV.
Check out the clip:
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