Lots of people are talking about last night's presidential debate. Like, a lot of people! Almost as though this were an important thing. Anyway, here's my submission for the ten best…
"I've been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, but I have never seen one like this. It wasn’t a TKO, it was a knockout." - John Hinderaker
I'm not 100 percent clear on who John Hinderaker is, but he's been watching presidential debates for quite a few years, so I have no reason to doubt his expertise in these matters.
Hey, does anybody know if Sarah Palin has an opinion? I'll bet she does…
Tags: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Chuck Grassley, Debates, Lewis Black, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Nerdiness, Quote Unquote, Rupert Murdoch, Sarah Palin
* Bill Maher talks H.W. nostalgia.
* Nell Scovell twitternails it.
* Funny or Die has good veep analysis for Mitt Romney.
* Bill Maher has a "God damn you all to hell!" moment with the GOP.
* Part of Donald Trump's morning routine is to take a sad trip down to Tinytown.
* Here are your gambling odds for upcoming Supreme Court decisions (Hint: always bet on black).
Tags: Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Bill Maher, Daily Links, Dan Quayle, Donald Trump, Funny or Die, George H.W. Bush, Republicans, Sarah Palin, The Onion
* Bill Maher surprised a Political Science class at UCLA for MTV's Stand In. If that doesn't confirm all of Rick Santorum's fears about liberal indoctrination, I don't know what will.
* Thank God for Rush Limbaugh. Without him, we'd never have found out that Barack Obama once shoved a girl back in the 5th grade. Unless we read Obama's autobiography.
* If Bill Clinton was our first black president, does that mean Barack Obama will be our first gay president?
* Don't forget to download our Election Companion App for iPhone and iPad – use it to follow along for our weekly Sunday liveblog. In this week's Very Special Mother's Day edition Ilya Gerner and his mother will be co-blogging Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Fox News Sunday at 10am/9c.
Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Maher, Education, LGBT, Michele Bachmann, MTV, Switzerland
The Republican National Committee just released a video highlighting President Barack Obama's cruel and unrelenting assault on women's rights.
And, no, this is not a parody video…
Thanks, RNC. We'll, um, take your warnings into… consideration.
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Still also related: Senate GOP Tricked into Opposing Even More Rights for Women
Even more also related: Bill Maher Explains the Difference Between Himself and Rush Limbaugh
Not related but still funny: For Your Consideration, Mr. Santorum: Vice-President Gingrich
Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Maher, Men and Women, Republicans, RNC, Women's Rights
Since everybody in the media seems to enjoy pretending that Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin "the c word" (as discerning news outlets describe it) is the exact same thing as Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute," it has apparently fallen upon Maher himself to point out the obvious difference…
"To compare that to Rush is ridiculous — he went after a civilian about very specific behavior, that was a lie, speaking for a party that has systematically gone after women's rights all year, on the public airwaves," Maher told Jake Tapper of ABC News. "I used a rude word about a public figure who gives as good as she gets, who’s called people 'terrorist' and 'unAmerican.' Sarah Barracuda."
Maher added, "The First Amendment was specifically designed for citizens to insult politicians. Libel laws were written to protect law students speaking out on political issues from getting called whores by Oxycontin addicts."
You know what? These are all excellent points, and I totally completely agree. There is no genuine comparison between Maher calling a person who wants to run the nation a bad word and Rush Limbaugh siccing his fan base upon, and impugning the reputation of, a woman giving testimony after being called before Congress. I think it would be a good idea for more people to pick up and spread this very basic truth throughout the media.
You know what? I have another good idea: We could just stop calling women "the c word." That's a thing we could do, isn't it?
Tags: Bill Maher, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Judiciary, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Sarah Palin