When President Obama said in an interview with the New Yorker this month that he wouldn’t let his son (if he had one) play football and compared it to smoking – the right’s response was to make a comparison of football to military service. What the two have to do with one another is unclear, but the National Review said, “If the president thinks the NFL is too dangerous for his fictitious son, what about the military?”
Bill Maher decided to address that question, comparing the macho “bluster” of people who think the only real men are Republicans to bullying. Maher said, that conservatives “see themselves as the tough guys, but it’s rarely a real manliness. it’s more the pathetic bluster of a blogger oin his bathrobe demanding that Obama man up and bomb Iran while his mother fixes his macaroni and cheese. None of this is going to get better until Democrats stop letting Republicans claim theyve got the big balls just because.”
Maher went on to say that the conversation needs to change so that Democrats no longer react to the right’s challenges over manhood. “Democrats have to start being the party that redefines toughness as restraint, and stop responding to Republican taunts that have goaded Michael Dukakis into a tank, John Kerry into a duck hunting outfit and Hillary Clinton into Iraq. It’s not really masculinity republicans love anyway. It’s bullying.”
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