Skip to main content

Bill Maher hit it out of the park in his New Rule tonight. The ending New Rule monologue started with Maher making fun of the Christian pressure group One Million Moms that is attempting to get the GEICO TV ad that has a woman in the car with a pig and the Skittle TV ad with a woman kissing a walrus removed because it may encourage bestiality. He joked that the group should ask themselves if they were not thinking too much about bestiality. He simply cannot understand that as the depraved Liberal when he sees the TV ads he does not think “Oh bestiality, you forbidden fruit, you tempt me”.

Maher noted that far from a million moms, the group had just over two thousand followers on Twitter. He also mentioned the Catholic League as being a group constantly in the news because they also like to get freaked out about nonsense. Maher said “There is no league in the Catholic League. It’s one guy with a fax machine”.

Bill goes on with very prescient points on the myth about how Conservative the country is. He states the following.

A recent study found that politicians in both parties consistently thought that their constituents were much more conservative than they actually were.And that’s because there is a relatively small group of very shrewd people devoted to and succeeding at convincing us that this is a much more conservative and religious nation than it is.

Americans for example don’t hate socialism. They just can’t define it. Even though it’s kind of right in the name social security.

Same thing with Obamacare. As an idea it is unpopular. But ask voters about the elements in it, they are all very popular.

Same with guns. We found out this week that gun ownership is actually down in this country, way down. And yet the NRA with just four million members has a stranglehold on the gun policy in a nation of three hundred million. This  misreading of where the public really is explains why at this moment a cross section of Republican politicians are at CPAC delivering a simple message to the Right Wingers who keep losing them elections. And that message is, whatever you do, don’t change.

They will get up one after the other and say they speak for the vast majority of real Americans who hate socialism and own guns and feel their values are under attack except they don’t speak for the vast majority of Americans or a majority at all. They are just so loud they haven’t noticed that America has moved on without them.

Embed Align Issues Video At My Site



LIKE My Facebook PageVisit My Blog: EgbertoWillies.com

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site