Dems bailing on Bill (look-at-me) Maher


Locutus
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This über liberal douchebag is being stood-up by the popular dem kids at the dance. Now if Barry would only return the $1M the c*nt gave to his PAC.



David Axelrod bails on Bill Maher


David Axelrod will not be appearing as a guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” despite reports last week that he was scheduled to do the show in the next few weeks.
“He's not scheduled to go on at this time,” said Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign.


David Axelrod bails on HBO's Bill Maher amid controversy - POLITICO.com


Alabama Democrats Attempt to Scrub Maher Event From The Web


If it has ever been on the internet, it will always be on the internet. That is just a fact of life in the digital age. So with that simple truth in mind, it’s probably not a good idea to do something in public that you’re not going to be proud of, because your actions will be out there forever — no matter how hard you try to erase the evidence.

Take the fine folks at the Alabama Democratic Party, for example. Somewhere along the way, somebody at the Alabama Democratic Party thought it was a good idea to hitch their wagon to an anti-christian misogynist HBO talk show host in an effort to advance their party in one of the most God-fearing, pro-family states in the country.
Then they got called out.

Yellow Hammer Politics» ALDEMS Maher Event Drawing Increasing Criticism

And suddenly the liberal cadre at the Alabama Democratic Party realized what the rest of us have known for quite some time now — Alabamians don’t share their values (or taste in “comedians”).
They started frantically scrubbing their website of any reference to Bill Maher. The url (Alabama Democrats) which had served as the landing page for ticket sales to their “Evening with Bill Maher” began redirecting people back to their homepage. It was as if they had never implored folks to “Come join Alabama Democrats at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall in Huntsville for an Evening with Bill Maher.”

This brilliant plan to shelter themselves from the impending fallout worked perfectly…except for that pesky truism we mentioned earlier about what happens once something’s on the internet.









Yellow Hammer Politics» ALDEMS Attempt to Scrub Maher Event From The Web

 
WLDB
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I doubt it matters to him. He's not a Democrat afterall. I like him, though I don't agree with a some of what he says.
 
damngrumpy
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I like Bill he always has interesting things to say and his movie did alright as well
The religious fanatics are not crazy about them because he demands more in the
way of explanation than they are Gods mysteries.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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Only a right wing scumbag would call Bill Maher a scumbag. Wasn't it Alabamans who outlawed illegal aliens and then couldn't find any white trash to pick their fruit and vegetables for them? An intelligent bunch they are. (or was that Arkansas? Those southern bible belt states all look the same to me.)
 
Dexter Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

This über liberal douchebag ...

That's the second time recently I've been surprised by somebody on this board I thought was fairly sensible and articulate sinking into thoughtless vituperation.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter Sinister View Post

That's the second time recently I've been surprised by somebody on this board I thought was fairly sensible and articulate sinking into thoughtless vituperation.


I just added 'douchebag'...the rest was courtesy of the authorial dood in the article in case you didn't read it..
 
mentalfloss
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You maddddddd - YouTube
 
wulfie68
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Oh look: more ultra partisan hackery and innuendo!

Yes, Maher is an avowed socialist/left-winger, which means by default, in the US he is lumped with the Democrats, although he is often critical of the party for their divisiveness and generally "being pussies" (letting the GOP push them around). And yes he did pitch in $1 million to Obama's re-election campaign, but that doesn't tie him to regional branches of the Democratic party or them to him, any more than they both find mutually beneficial: its not like he is using his influence to push an agenda that benefits him, at the expense of society.

No, he is not part of the party's hierarchy or structure, although as a public figure, they probably don't object to any influence he has being used in their favour: everyone loves free publicity/buzz. Some Dems are bound to love him, some are bound to hate him, mostly based on his style, which is sarcastic, somewhat in-your-face and apologetically profane, all of which plays well to late evening adult audiences.

I know social conservatives have it in for Maher because he is an overt atheist and uses every chance to mock the hypocrisy that "religious" politicians bring to the fore, but although I am not fond of spiritual militants of any stripe (pro- or anti- religion), I agree with a lot of his stances on the issue because it mostly boils down to "I don't care what you believe, just don't force me to believe what you do, and especially not through governmental offices". Even given his atheism, I think he has a better appreciation of Christian philosophy than most many self-professed Christians do.

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

(or was that Arkansas? Those southern bible belt states all look the same to me.)

That's OK: all you tin hat wearing, paranoid, conspiracy freaks look alike to us rational people too.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68 View Post

No, he is not part of the party's hierarchy or structure, although as a public figure, they probably don't object to any influence he has being used in their favour: everyone loves free publicity/buzz. Some Dems are bound to love him, some are bound to hate him, mostly based on his style, which is sarcastic, somewhat in-your-face and apologetically profane, all of which plays well to late evening adult audiences.

I agree - that's how most of us are taking this.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68 View Post

That's OK: all you tin hat wearing, paranoid, conspiracy freaks look alike to us rational people too.

You funny!
 
Highball
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Axelrod, Barney Frank and the California Assembly Speaker John Perez have a threesome date on that same night. First things first in politics, right?
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68 View Post

Oh look: more ultra partisan hackery and innuendo!

Yes, Maher is an avowed socialist/left-winger, which means by default, in the US he is lumped with the Democrats,

No he's not. Left winger, perhaps. Socialist? Far from it. He's all for capitalism.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

No he's not. Left winger, perhaps. Socialist? Far from it. He's all for capitalism.

To republicans and cons anything left of Bush/Cheney is a socialist.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

To republicans and cons anything left of Bush/Cheney is a socialist.

More like anything left of this guy:

 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

More like anything left of this guy:

My pappy told me that men who smoke cigars suck dicks.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

My pappy told me that men who smoke cigars suck dicks.

How did he learn this?
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

How did he learn this?

He didn't say, but his was in the army during WW11. He also didn't smoke but he said that while I was smoking an Old Port cigarillo.
 
Highball
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In my opinion what Maher knows about the inside of the real world of politics would not even fill the sowers Thimble. He is just showing us his Cat Fish act. All mouth and no brains.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

How did he learn this?

LMAO. Touche!

I'd never think of that.

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Only a right wing scumbag would call Bill Maher a scumbag. Wasn't it Alabamans who outlawed illegal aliens and then couldn't find any white trash to pick their fruit and vegetables for them? An intelligent bunch they are. (or was that Arkansas? Those southern bible belt states all look the same to me.)

Typical left wing bigotry and racism.
 
wulfie68
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I found this today so I thought I would post it. Its not long, but it says a lot about how he views himself.

Four Questions for Bill Maher - Yahoo!

Quote:

TAPPER: So with all the criticism of Rush Limbaugh for his comments about the Georgetown Law student, conservatives claim that there's a double standard, with President Obama, Democrats and the media far more tolerant of offensive language when wielded by liberal or progressive media figures against conservative women. Is that a fair comparison? You have certainly used offensive words to describe some politicians you don't like.

MAHER: I'm a comedian - not just a guy who says he is, like Rush, but someone who - well, you saw me do stand-up last year in D.C. There's a big difference between just saying you're a comedian and going out and getting thousands of people to laugh hard for 90 minutes. And the one I'm compared to most is Carlin, who also had these kind of problems. Edgy is my brand - everyone wants that, but they say, "but never go over the line." It's like telling Tom Brady, 'Throw into coverage 40 times a game every game but never throw an interception.'

I think the bolded parts summarize my view of the whole religious right vs Maher debate. Maher is a comedian and satirist, Limbaugh is a political commentator. Dennis Miller can do the same thing if he wants and I'll laugh at his lines too (I used to love Miller, I just never see him anymore).
 
damngrumpy
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Bill is a political entertainer who has his views like anyone else, and as such has a right
to speak his peace. I don't agree with everything he has to say but I like his programs.
Bill is not shy about pointing out the faults of the political right, and sometimes he even
attacks the left when they get carried away. People have to understand,
For those obsessed with pointing fingers there is another one of those one of a kind
folks. Rush in all his splendor is a right wing political entertainer. Are we to call him names
too? Of course we are. They are what they are, there is both truth and fiction in both
messages and designed to upset people both are doing a fine job by the look of it.
and if people were serious about changing things or about becoming seriously involved
with changing the status quo, neither of these two would even be noticed.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68 View Post

I found this today so I thought I would post it. Its not long, but it says a lot about how he views himself.

I think the bolded parts summarize my view of the whole religious right vs Maher debate. Maher is a comedian and satirist, Limbaugh is a political commentator. Dennis Miller can do the same thing if he wants and I'll laugh at his lines too (I used to love Miller, I just never see him anymore).

Religious Right vs Maher? Oh brother.

Clearly there is a double standard and lets not pretend comedians can say whatever they want and get a pass. Just look at what happened to Michael Richards (Kramer from Seinfeld) when he called a heckler a N*****.

Double Standards and Political Correctness.

How often in here has Rush been called a simple entertainer or that nobody listens to him. There goes that theory.
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

I doubt it matters to him. He's not a Democrat afterall. I like him, though I don't agree with a some of what he says.

This is a point we have gone over on this forum many times but some right wingers just don't pay attention and show how ignorant they are. Nothing worse than willful blindness.
 
Highball
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David had more pressing business. He had a meeting with Barney Frank in the Congressional Lavatory at the same time.