"The Democrats need to push the rest of their agenda while their boot is on the neck of the greedy, poisonous old reptile. Who cares if cap-and-trade bill isn't popular, neither was health care. Your poll numbers may have descended a bit, but so did your testicles.
So don't stop. We need to regulate the banks, we need to overhaul immigration, we need to end corporate welfare including at the Pentagon, we need to bring troops home from everywhere, we need to end the drug war, and we need to put terrorists and other human rights violators on trial in civilian courts -- starting with Dick Cheney. [applause]
Democrats, in conclusion, Democrats in America were put on earth to do one thing: Drag the ignorant hillbilly half of this country into the next century, which in their case is the 19th. And by passing health care, the Democrats saved their brand.
The above is really the -only- part of Maher's whole expletive filled verbal bowel movement which is work safe. I recommend not reading it, its not worth the two minutes of your life. Viewing the video of Maher actually saying it all on TV is even less worth it.
But here's some more from Frank Rich in the New York Slimes:
"If Obama's first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play. It's not happenstance that Frank, Lewis and Cleaver — none of them major Democratic players in the health care push — received a major share of last weekend's abuse. When you hear demonstrators chant the slogan "Take our country back!," these are the people they want to take the country back from."
Evil white people want to kill blacks, gays and wise Latinas. Everybody got that? Obama is re-fighting the 1964 Civil Rights Act against the eeeeeevile Republicans who hate all that is good in life and exist to bring despair and death to the nice brown and gay people! Meanies! Again, not really worth it to read the whole thing. Its bollocks.
Why all the MSM froth? Here's a reason fer ya: 15 recess appointments.
Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the recess appointment.
Obama revealed his decision by blistering Republicans, accusing them of holding up nominees for months solely to try to score a political advantage on him.
"I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government," Obama said in a statement.
The 15 appointees to boards and agencies include the contentious choice of union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Republicans had blocked his nomination on grounds he would bring a radical pro-union agenda to the job, and they called on Obama not to appoint Becker over the recess.
Communist union thug appointed to the Labor Relations Board? Naw, that couldn't have anything to do with it. Its because Obama's a Black man! Damn Republicans!
Here's another one: White men shun DemocRats.
Millions of white men who voted for Barack Obama are walking away from the Democratic Party, and it appears increasingly likely that they'll take the midterms elections in November with them. Their departure could well lead to a GOP landslide on a scale not seen since 1994.
Unlike the first two, this one actually gives reasons other than racism for white men leaving the DemocRats. Still, no report on BLACK men leaving the Democrats. Which they are. Which I know because I talked to a few in Arizona last month, and they were -pissed- let me tell you.
Even big huge Mexican gearhead biker type guys with mega tattoos and their shirts done up to the neck are pissed at Barry in Arizona. That was a pretty damn interesting conversation. Standing in a classic car dealership lot, hearing all kinds of things I talk about here at The Phantom Soapbox being spoken by this enormous gnarly dude with a Spanish accent thick enough to walk on, couple of his buddies standing there nodding, telling the massively not-tanned white bread Phantom how the country was coming to ruin. In considerable detail, I might add.
None of that matters to the Dems and their Useful Idiots in the press though. For them it all boils down to this:
"Shut the hell up you friggin' stupid, gun toting, beer swilling, popcorn eating, pickup truck driving, inbred, ignorant hillbillies!"
That's pretty much what you can plan on seeing the next several months on TV and in the papers. White people are scum, they want to keep y'all down, Barry is here to save you.
Okay then. Game on.