Bill Maher sat down with his panel on this week’s edition of Real Time to discuss Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat at the hands of the somehow more conservative David Brat. The college professor, who students have repeatedly given a pass for his lack of teaching ability on ratemyprofessor.com because “at least he’s hot” and because of his “charisma,” ran on the platform, “Neener neener neener – I’m more conservative than you are.” Fortunately for Brat, and unfortunately for the American political system, this ploy somehow worked, allowing Brat to rip victory from the House Majority Leader.
“I just want to make the point [that] that would never happen on the left,” Maher said. “I wish it could. I wish somebody would come along and say to Elizabeth Warren, who I happen to love, ‘You know what? You’re not left enough.’ That would never happen.”
Guest Richard Clarke told Maher that Cantor’s defeat at the hands of Brat was reminiscent of Frankenstein’s monster. “In the movie, Dr. Frankenstein creates the monster, and it kills him,” Clarke said. “Eric Cantor helped create the Tea Party. And it killed him.”
Maher pointed out that, with Cantor’s defeat, all 278 remaining House Republicans are Christians, and all but one are white. He cited a Pew survey that showed both conservatives and liberals enjoy living away from one another. Liberals tend to gravitate toward cities, and conservatives prefer more rural areas–like the conservatives who packed it up and headed to Nevada to engage in some epic 1700’s LARPing with welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy.
“They’re so afraid that Obama and his Negro army was gonna put them in FEMA camps,” Maher said. “They’re actually rounding themselves up. And you know what? Go ahead. I’ll give you the chicken wire. It’s to keep us out.”