For any of you who are disappointed about Obama and nervous about Romney gaining momentum, be sure to watch the full interview Bill Maher has on the Larry King Now show. It may make you feel better.
Once again, Maher has proven why he's probably the most effective spokesman on anyone who doesn't tolerate crap.
For those of you who are looking for transcripts, sorry but I've been looking for them and haven't found any. I've been searching on Google all over (even with different search terms) and can't find any. I'm NOT going to spend the time to transcribe the whole speech but I am going to pick out some text segments from the show as cited from Politico:
Anyway, while I can understand Bill Maher is too outspoken for Obama's campaign, he really is the best spokesman out there besides Bill Clinton. Whereas Obama joked that someone told him Clinton should be "Secretary of Staff for Explaining Stuff," Maher should be appointed Secretary of Bashing Nonsense. In this aspect, Maher fears nothing.
Maher has taken on just about anyone we despise: Ann Coulter, Dinesh D'Sousa (the one behind that anti-Obama documentary), Rush Limbaugh, you name it. He's no wimp and he's one hell of a fighter, even if he is outspoken and still a comedian.
Clearly Bill Maher doesn't think too highly of Paul Ryan:
Has the moral core of the pimp from ‘Taxi Driver.’ This is a guy who will just say anything. … I thought Mitt Romney was a facile liar; this guy even lies about his marathon times. He’s just one of those people who when he’s speaking, he’s lying.”On there being any moderates in the GOP. I think he's described this better than even I could:
“There are no moderates in the Republican Party, and [Jon Huntsman] is certainly not one of them and Mitt Romney is not one of them either. They believe in the fantasy world of trickle-down economics even though we proved that it doesn’t work twice before. … And it’s not going to work again.”On the American public, I don't know if I would go as far as Bill Maher on saying the American public is stupid but quite a number of people are, not to mention being uninformed:
"I have fear always about the American public. They’re not very bright.”On Barack Obama:
“I would defend him on this: When people say, ‘Well, he promised change and then look what happened, we didn’t get it.’ Bullshit. He promised change and he delivered change. First of all, he probably stopped a depression, the auto industry bailout, obviously getting bin Laden, getting out of Iraq, health care — something eight other presidents had tried and not been able to deliver. Credit card reform, Wall Street reform, student loans. There has been change, it’s just when people, they hear ‘change’ they expect their life to go from black and white to color.”Bill Maher on Larry King Now Part 1
Bill Maher on Larry King Now Part 2
By the way, I tried to embed the code from both videos but the code itself can't be loaded on this diary. Therefore, I'm going to just include the links.