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Bill Maher Warns Against GOP 'Kooks' Running In Midterm (VIDEO)

Although comedian and “Real Time” host Bill Maher is a blistering critic of political correctness and “woke culture,” he is no fan of MAGA Republicans and former President Donald Trump. And during an early April monologue on “Real Time,” Maher warned that the far-right GOP “kooks” and “extremists” who are likely to take over the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms make the Republican “kooks” of 2010 and 2012 look tame by comparison.

“We are now only seven months away from midterm elections that are poised to make the Republicans much more powerful,” Maher told viewers. “So, attention must be paid to where the Republican Party is right now. You’d think, with the left going a little looney over the past few years, Republicans would have seen an opening to grab the sensible center. But no…. Normal Republican crazy, where you just shoot guns at things you don’t like in your campaign ads — even that shit doesn’t cut it anymore… I look back at the Republican class of 2010 because that year has been held up as an example of Republican kookiness gone wild.”

Maher went on to cite examples of Republicans who were slammed as “kooks” in the 2010 and 2012 elections, including Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell (of “I’m not a witch” fame) and Missouri’s Todd Akin (who is infamous for his “legitimate rape” comment). And the 66-year-old “Real Time” host stressed that in 2022, the GOP is even more unhinged.

“In 2009,” Maher recalled, “it was a big deal when Congressman Joe Wilson yelled out ‘You lie’ during (President Barack) Obama’s State of the Union address. But this year, [Rep.] Marjorie Taylor Greene and [Rep.] Lauren Boebert repeatedly interrupted (President Joe) Biden during his State of the Union. Excuse me, Karen! The president is talking; it’s not a black kid you caught trying to use the pool. No, you can’t have another skinny margarita, and if you don’t sit down, this flight is never getting to Orlando.”

Maher continued, “For all of you who get frustrated because Manchin and Sinema don’t vote like true liberals — because they never were — or think Trump is as bad as it’s going to get, remember the first rule of modern Republican politics: They always go lower. Because this party has no bottom, unless you count [Senator] Lindsey Graham. The kooky Republicans of the 2010 era wouldn’t even make the cut today for extremism. And the ones today aren’t even as bad as the ones in the wings. Wait ‘till you see the incoming group of Facebook uncles, crazy Karens and submental shitposters coming up.”

Maher pointed to “dim-witted religious nut” Kelly Tshibaka (who is running for the U.S. Senate in Alaska), Michele Fiore (who is running for Nevada state treasurer), “sociopath” Eric Greitens (who is running for the U.S. Senate in Missouri) and Tina Forte (a Republican seeking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s seat in the Bronx and Queens) as some of the many GOP “kooks” running for office in 2022.

Watch the video below:


Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Whoopi Goldberg Shreds Bill Maher's Unfunny Anti-Mask Rant (VIDEO)

Whoopi Goldberg blasted HBO’s Bill Maher after the increasingly right-moving comedian declared he doesn’t want to live in pro-vaccine Americans’ “masked paranoid world” anymore.

On Monday’s The View, Goldberg called Maher’s remarks “not really funny to people who have lost their kids” or “family members or dear friends to this,” she said, apparently meaning to COVID. (She obviously misspoke, saying the “vaccine").

Maher on his HBO show on Friday had said, “I don’t want to live in your paranoid world anymore, your masked paranoid world anymore, you know, you go out it’s silly now. You know you have your mask, you have to have a card, you have the booster, they scan your head like you’re a cashier and I’m a bunch of bananas. I’m not bananas you are.”

Goldberg continued, saying, “Listen, nobody on the planet really wants to go through this, this is not something we’re doing because it’s, you know, sexually gratifying. This is what we’re doing to protect our families, and you don’t have to do it, but stay away from everybody. Because if you’re the one who’s not paying attention, and your confidence needs, you don’t want to then stay out of the public man. This is not, nobody wants this. I don’t want it. And I think he’s forgetting the people who are still at risk, who cannot get vaccinated. People who can’t get – little kids under the age of five. Yeah, well people with health conditions How dare you be so flippant, man?

Watch The Entire Exchange Below:

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

#EndorseThis: Bill Maher Lampoons 'Thirsty' Fox News Attempts To Attract Viewers

Fox News is known for its far-right hosts clogging the airwaves with GOP propaganda, conspiracy theories, and rancid racism. But to Bill Maher, "these desperate attempts to attract an audience feel a bit thirsty" for a network that is losing audience rapidly.

The Real Time host obliterates the Murdoch "news" network but he has some suggestions, firing off show titles like "Inside Sedition," "The Segregation Room," and so many more. It's the perfect punch of comedy for your Monday afternoon. Enjoy!

#EndorseThis: "Hello, Douchebags" Is How Bill Maher Greets Up-And-Coming Wing-Nuts

Bill Maher, host of Real Time on HBO, loves to say "farewell, douchebags" at the end of an election cycle.It's his traditional way of seeing off all the losing lunatics (otherwise generally known as Republicans). But the far right is producing these nut-jobs faster than ever.

So even as we're enjoying the exit of Rudy Giuliani, Mike Pence, and the orange man who shall not be named, there's a whole new crop of "douchebags" swarming over the capital -- and Maher feels he must introduce them to us, with appropriate burns.

You will recognize most of them. And you will laugh, uproariously.

New Rule: Hello, Douchebags! | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) www.youtube.com

Sanders Says ‘Plans Will Be Made’ To Remove Trump If Necessary

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made it clear that plans will be made to remove President Donald Trump from the White House if he loses the election and refuses to leave office.

Sanders spoke with HBO host Bill Maher, where he discussed the importance of the upcoming election as he urged liberal voters to cast their ballot for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

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#EndorseThis: Maher Calls Trump Speeches A Pedophile Talking To Nazis

Sometimes in our “teaser” email for #EndorseThis, we keep things a little bit mysterious. It’s not merely for “bait” to draw the reader in, though we love when you visit us! Instead, think of it like a director not wanting to give away the whole movie with a title card. When a headline tells you everything, it’s not as fun to read the fine print.

For today’s clip, though, there can be no hiding the contents of a war-like monologue from Bill Maher.

The host returns to “Real Time” after a month’s vacation and calls the Trump rally phenomenon “hillbilly Nuremberg.” Maher then caps off an epic rant on the POTUS and Trump voters by labeling Q-Anon believers a gang of hypocrites. Q-Anon touts lurid Hollywood tall-tales while ignoring a pet President’s past with a certain beauty pageant…and the sexualization of young Ivanka.

Bill Cosby’s rape allegations were already well-known when Cosby was called-out by comedian Hannibal Buress. Could Maher’s hyperbolic, explosive monologue help cause a similar reckoning for Trump?

Click for the “pedo”-tape.

#EndorseThis: Bill Maher Guest Explains Why Trump Pardons Fail

President Trump is (sort of) trying to reverse the White House narrative on race. He has pardoned or otherwise granted clemency to three people of color in a row, and floated the idea of many more pardons. Trump is even interested in pardoning Muhammad Ali, though experts agree the move would be a pointless publicity stunt.

But there’s a bigger problem. Only one of the three pardons was a legitimate humanitarian freeing of a black woman, Alice Marie Johnson. Another was Dinesh D’Souza, a political ally of Trump’s, and another was Jack Johnson, a deceased boxer.

In today’s clip, Real Time with Bill Maher guest Michael Eric Dyson gives 45 some simple advice.

Click for truth bombs.

#EndorseThis: Maher And Geraldo Channel Vidal And Buckley In Epic Debate

If campaigns are Thoroughbred races, then political debates are prizefights. A truly great debate will see both sides laid down for the count, only to come back with a flurry of point-scoring.

This clip from Real Time With Bill Maher begins with Fox News correspondent (and loyal Trump ally) Geraldo Rivera sparring with Maher over the character of the POTUS. The host points out that 45 is a sleazy person. Geraldo weakly says he knows and likes The Donald as a friend. Bill pounces, pointing out that O.J. Simpson was once a good-time buddy to other celebrities.

Then, the magic. Maher says he no longer looks up to Rivera as a journalist given the latter’s irrational support of Trump. When the O.J. analogy turns into an attack, Geraldo channels the moment from 1968 when William Buckley told Gore Vidal, “Stop calling me (a Nazi) or I’ll sock you in the (expletive) face.”

Press play to see a classic bout reenacted in real time.