Bill Maher’s appearance on the George Lopez show last night was interesting for two reasons:
- First, he called Republicans the “ignorant, hillbilly half of America” to the loud cheers of the audience
- Then, he basically insulted everyone in the audience by saying that American voters were “like dogs; too stupid to understand issues” and reacting only to “fear, dominance and inflection.”
And maybe he was right, because the audience cheered that, too, even though he was clearly including them in his opinion.
Here’s a brief transcript of this portion of the conversation:
Maher: “We have Democrats for one reason: to drag the ignorant, hillbilly half of this country into the next century. Which in their case is the nineteenth.”
Lopez: “Yes. Absolutely. I agree. How do you think that Barrack Obama is doing halfway through his term?”
Maher: “You know, I mean, look: Democrats are always a little disappointing, that’s why they’re democrats. Uh, but given the hand he was dealt, I give him an “A”.
“I’ll tell you this about Americans, about the American electorate, the voter: Um, they love a winner. You know as soon as he passed healthcare, it went up 15 points. They don’t understand the issues. They’re too stupid. They’re like a dog. They can understand inflection. They can understand fear. They can understand dominance. They don’t understand issues. But when he won on that issue, he went up.”
Maher: “I’ll tell you something, if Tiger Woods had come back and won the Masters, he could have murdered all those girls he was f&#*ing. But he didn’t win, and therefore America turned on him. Because they were like, “We’re pissed off, it’s not right to try to f&#* every waitress in America… some of us are still waiting for bread.”
Obviously, that last bit was purely for comic benefit. But the overall message was one he clearly believes. Take a look and decide for yourself: