Fresh back from his vacation, HBO’s Bill Maher was interviewed by The Daily Beast and asked a series of questions ranging from President Obama’s last State of The Union address to The Republican Presidential candidates. And as usual, Maher’s perspective on the issues are usually spot on, and although the interview has many quotable areas, it was his feelings on the Teaparty that had me nodding my head in agreement.
Asked if the Teaparty was born out of pure racism for the first black American president, Maher quickly agreed… and expanded on the racism foundation in the Teaparty.
More like totally. Born, bred, and raised from racism. Of course. There’s a number of things that prove it, but Obama has mostly completed their agenda. He cut taxes on 98 percent of Americans. He cut the deficit by two-thirds. He reduced the size of government, which is something that Bush and Reagan never did. And yet they still hate him. What could it be? I am always racking my brain! Is it because he’s skinny? What could it be! That’s of course what it is. There was no Tea Party during Bush despite the financial collapse, the bailout of the banks, the bailout of the automobile industry—all of this “socialist money” out the window, the thing that they supposedly hate, and yet no movement of concerned white taxpayers sprouting up. But suddenly, a month after Count Chocula takes office, they break out the three-cornered hat!