Bill Maher celebrated the Tea Party’s fifth birthday by pointing out what the Tea Party is all about: a black guy sitting in Ronald Reagan’s chair–causing Bill Kristol to flip out.
Despite that the Tea Party is purportedly the party of “fiscal responsibility,” as Maher points out, they really seem to exist just to hate the black President.
Bill Kristol scoffed at Maher’s charges of “racism,” saying “That is total bullshit! Even you don’t believe that. You’re just saying that.”
Maher responded that he “totally” believes that. “A month after he took office, suddenly white people were very concerned about debt, even though Bush had raised the debt way more than Obama had. I don’t remember a Tea Party then,” Maher pointed out.
Since the Tea Party seems to mention Obamacare and Benghazi more than anything, Maher added that they don’t actually care about debt all that much. “If you look at their websites, he said they are mostly talking about Benghazi, impeaching Obama and Obamacare. I wonder if they ever really cared about the debt that much,” Maher said.
CNN contributor Margaret Hoover agreed with Kristol that the Tea Party was originally about fiscal responsibility, but noted that the party’s focus shifted from fiscal responsibility to a slow-motion lynching as a result of the Tea Party being co-opted by more organized, outside groups. “It got off the rails a little bit after 2010,” Hoover said. “You have a Tea Party caucus in the House of Representatives that Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is the head of, and the six other members are signers of the ‘birther bill,’ and Paul Ryan (R-WI) — the real fiscal disciplinarian — head of the Budget Committee, is nowhere near them, then there’s reason for caution.”
Watch Bill Maher tell the truth about the Tea Party below: