In the past 10 years, there have been two people on this side of the Atlantic who could cut to the heart of any societal stupidity and expose it for the dangerous joke it is.
One of them is a dead atheist, and the other is a still-living one. Draw from that what you will, but there’s no doubt Bill Maher has proven every bit Christopher Hitchens’ comedic counterpart.
In this clip taken from one of Maher’s stand-up shows, the pot-smoking race-baiter goes off on a tear about “Tea Party people voting against their own best interests.” Granted, that’s a sentiment a lot of people on this side of reality have shared for quite a while, but Bill penetrates it like a wolverine’s teeth through Mitch McConnell’s shell.
Of course, Bill’s always worth watching; but, if you want to read along, you’ll find a transcript below the video.
Bill Maher’s hilarious rant.
“I understand why anyone in the top 1 percent of wage earners votes Republican. they represent you perfectly. Anyone else who votes Republican…they’re just one of Corporate America’s useful idiots. It’s true.
I mean, we’ve seen the people at the Tea Party rallies; they’re not wealthy. How come their agenda is exactly the same as the Koch Brothers‘? How come, in their minds, the problem with our economy isn’t banks that are too big to fail, or CEOs making 500 times what the average worker makes, or lobbyists who write the laws. Literally.
Nooo...the problem with our economy is poor people hoarding money. THE TAKERS!! I mean, if there’s one thing that drives Republicans NUTS (I mean, other than the scourge of voter fraud, I mean don’t get me started on that) it’s, this other thing that drives them nuts is the takers. The 47 percent (remember them, the 47 percent that don’t pay any income taxes?) , just sucking on the Federal t*t? Mooching off the Federal t*t?
Hey! Get off my T*T you…my t*ts are SORE from you people suckin on my t*t. Get off of it! This is why they hate Obamacare; they see it as just another giveaway.
‘You subsidize one kid’s inhaler, every kid is going to think breathing’s an entitlement. That’s not blood you’re coughing up, Billy…that’s freedom.’
It’s funny also that the people who hate socialism so much are the FIRST ONES online for government giveaways. Tea Party people love Medicare. They love social Security. It’s perks. That’s what Government is; it’s giving people free sh*t, and people love free sh*t.
Every government does it, including the Republicans. Remember Bush’s “prescription drug program” for the elderly? It wasn’t needed, they were getting their drugs the Medicare. But, you know…it’s a vote-getter.”