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Bill Maher, Major Obama Donor

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HBO has perhaps made Bill Maher America's nastiest talk show host. He's also America's most prominent, militant atheist. Now he's made himself the most prominent million-dollar donor to Barack Obama's super PAC, Priorities USA. He broke out a big check onstage in San Jose to advertise his magnanimous support.

A few days ago, NBC's resident feminist Andrea Mitchell practically needed smelling salts when Santorum super-PAC backer Foster Friess repeated a very old (and equally innocent) joke about Bayer aspirin being used as birth control. This somehow became the scandal of the day for Rick Santorum.

So why don't Bill Maher's "jokes" now blow back on Barack Obama?

Obama ascended to the White House on an alleged cloud of positive energy and bridge-building (if you forget all his campaign's nasty commercials and just follow his press clips). Bill Maher is the opposite. He is the epitome of self-indulgent Hollywood liberalism, a man who shamelessly denounces the rest of America as a nation full of idiots.

But now they own each other. Maher wrote the check; Obama cashed it. Mitchell and everyone else, shouldn't you be asking some questions in the interest of that lost journalism art — fairness?

Start with the ancient commentaries. Bill Maher is the man who used the Christopher Reeve riding-accident tragedy to rant against the cruelty of riding horses. This is the man who "joked" in 2000 that he hoped O.J. Simpson had murdered Katherine Harris, Florida's Republican secretary of state. This is the man dropped by ABC in 2001 for calling our fighter pilots "cowards," while the 9/11 terrorists who died flying into a building full of innocent people were "not cowardly."

Shouldn't team Obama send the million dollars back? Reject Maher — or own him.

There is Maher's arrogant description of George W. Bush as a "retarded child emperor" and a "terrorist's wet dream." There's his description of the Catholic Church as a "child-abusing religious cult" with a pope that "used to be a Nazi." Catholics go to church every Sunday to fund the "Bear Stearns of organized pedophilia." The bigoted rants are endless. He even produced a documentary full of them.

Shouldn't team Obama send the million dollars back? If not, shouldn't he be held accountable?

Maybe Obama does want ownership.

Maybe he wants to start his general-election campaign by reminding all the conservatives that his million-dollar donors want them to die violent deaths. In addition to Katherine Harris, let's review who Maher jokes should be dead.

There's Rush Limbaugh: "Why couldn't he have croaked from (Oxycontin) instead of Heath Ledger? "

Dick Cheney when he was vice president: "I'm just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That's a fact."

When Glenn Beck was a Fox News host: "When we see crazy, senseless deaths like this, we can only ask why, why, why couldn't it have been Glenn Beck?"

Sarah Palin: "Sarah Palin screaming about death panels? You know what, Sarah, if we were killing off useless people, you'd be the first to know."

And Rush Limbaugh again: "Do it (repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell) because it will make Rush Limbaugh explode like a bag full of meat dropped from a helicopter. Do it because it will make Sarah Palin 'go rogue' in her pants."

Shouldn't team Obama send the million dollars back? Hello, MSNBC? CNN?

Bill Maher went on CNN to tell Piers Morgan just how much it hurt him personally to part with a million smackers to fund Obama's "priorities." Maher went on MSNBC to tell Chris Matthews that he sent in a million dollars because he wanted to "throw a snowball to create an avalanche here" to let cocky liberals know that not everyone in America shares the leg thrills of Chris Matthews. (He didn't actually say it that way, because that might have been amusing.)

Maher thinks the race is going to be tight, so he needs to start a liberal "avalanche." But the problem for Maher is that it's his loud mouth that could cause the avalanche. It's his vicious denunciations that could risk turning the election against Obama. He represents the sour turn of the left, the transformation from team hope and change to team fear and smear.

Now you understand the silence from MSNBC and CNN and everyone else.

Perhaps we should hope team Obama is too cocky to send Bill Maher's million dollars back. These clips of Maher might make a nice super-PAC commercial against Obama. At which point you can expect 1) Obama will condemn the excesses of big money in politics, and (b) Maher will wish someone dead.

L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. To find out more about Brent Bozell III, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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Hey...L.Brent whatever, first of all I have been following Maher for years, and he is a genious. Everything he says is right on, Sarah Palin is an idiot, she is so dense she is dangerous, Bush was a disaster, Limbaugh is a blowhole, and Cheney is a predator..The Pope is a corrupt Nazi, did I cover everyone you mentioned? Oh well, you get the picture. You are jealous. Interesting that Maher has a HUGE following, and no one ever heard of you before. I stumbled on this article and when I read the first sentence I knew you were another conservative idiot. Thank God you GOP guys are seen for what you really are...yesterdays bad news, you embarass yourselves everytime you attack Obama. Now go write about Manny, Moe, and Jack who are running for the GOP nomination, and "stepping in it" everytime they open their mouths.
Comment: #1
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:35 PM
Hey...L.Brent whatever, first of all I have been following Maher for years, and he is a genious. Everything he says is right on, Sarah Palin is an idiot, she is so dense she is dangerous, Bush was a disaster, Limbaugh is a blowhole, and Cheney is a predator..The Pope is a corrupt Nazi, did I cover everyone you mentioned? Oh well, you get the picture. You are jealous. Interesting that Maher has a HUGE following, and no one ever heard of you before. I stumbled on this article and when I read the first sentence I knew you were another conservative idiot. Thank God you GOP guys are seen for what you really are...yesterdays bad news, you embarass yourselves everytime you attack Obama. Now go write about Manny, Moe, and Jack who are running for the GOP nomination, and "stepping in it" everytime they open their mouths.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:35 PM
Hey...L.Brent whatever, first of all I have been following Maher for years, and he is a genious. Everything he says is right on, his show is fabulous, his documentaries are hilarious, and his million dollar check to Obama a true act of inspiration. There is a reason he is a major star on HBO, a major network, he is a star. Sarah Palin is an idiot, she is so dense she is dangerous, Bush was a disaster, Limbaugh is a blowhole, Cheney is a predator and the Pope is a corrupt, pedophile protecting Nazi, did I cover everyone you mentioned? Oh well, you get the picture. You are jealous of Maher, he is making history and no one ever heard of you. I stumbled on this article and when I read the first sentence I knew you were another conservative talking head, following the party line and unable to process new information. Thank God you GOP guys are seen for what you really are......yesterdays bad news, you embarass yourselves everytime you attack Obama. Now go write about Manny, Moe, and Jack, who are running for the GOP nomination, and "stepping in it" everytime they open their mouths.
Comment: #3
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:45 PM
You know an article hits home when the Libs start the typical name calling vicious garbage throwing high school antics. Sadly, this is there only defence, because facts just get in the way.
Comment: #4
Posted by: Truth never fails
Fri Mar 2, 2012 2:28 PM
Great article Brent, it is always good when you get liberal sheep like Broom Hilda to show that they are nothing more than hypocrite, partisan robots. Hey Broom, since I never watch 'Maher, as I don't like unfunny, partisan, violence inciting hypocrites, if he is always right on, can you tell me if he jokes about how dumb Joe Biden is? Or does Maher exempt extremely stupid people who happen to agree with his outdated and failed ideas?
Comment: #5
Posted by: Thetruth
Sat Mar 3, 2012 8:23 AM
Re: Thetruth

Hi Tom, glad to see you're hiding under an assumed moniker since I challenged you with some questions earlier this week. Wimp.... If joe Biden is such a loser, why is he the Vice President of the U.S, and you're not? Just asking.
Still waiting breathlessly for the answers to my previous questions, I am on to you, you are a typical redneck dolt, who hasn't evolved. You are a neandrathal.
Comment: #6
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Sat Mar 3, 2012 10:32 PM
Whoa, bloomy, I have been away. You are on to nothing but you usual namecalling screed. Let's see, wimp, redneck dolt, neadrathal (sic), not bad for a guy who did not comment on this article. Oh well, I'm glad to see the level your game has reached, you may get promoted to fifth grade next year. I'm not the truth, the truth ain't me, and you are wrong about everything, God is in his heaven and all is well with the world Glad to see you wearing your liberal heart on your tongue these days. Your generosity of spirit is astounding.
Comment: #7
Posted by: Tom
Sun Mar 4, 2012 6:35 AM
Ohhhh, real intelligent comeback Broom filled with insults but lacking in facts. Biden got to be VP because a tiny state kept reelecting a talentless, corrupt idiot who failed miserably every time he tried to run for President, then a talentless, corrupt, unaccomplished loser for some bizarre reason picked him to be VP and then stuck with him even after needed to tell at least 13 documented lies and still lose in a debate with Palin. Hey Broom does it bother you that the person who is one step away from the Presidevy finished in bottom 10 percent at the University of Delaware for his undergrad and at Syracuse University for law school, two schools that at best are mediocre? So if becoming VP makes Biden smart then Bush, according to your logic, must be a genius by becoming President. Please keep amusing me by repeating the lies and propaganda of your liberal masters.
Comment: #8
Posted by: Thetruth
Sun Mar 4, 2012 9:28 AM
Re: Truth never fails
The truth said: You know an article hits home when the Libs start the typical name calling vicious garbage throwing high school antics. Sadly, this is there only defence, because facts just get in the way.

Yeah, those nasty libs, guess that makes your sock puppet, unofficial spokesperson, true hero, Rush Limbaugh, you know with those name calling, (slut, prostitute), high school antics, (asking for sex tapes) a lib, JEEEZ, you keep the Bum Rush, we libs do't want him. And please leave a message for Bill Maher, after Obama's crushing win in November, with a second term, will Bill please run for President?, people just love him..One of the only true American patriots.
Comment: #9
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Mon Mar 5, 2012 7:04 AM
Re: Bloom Hilda

Ha! Again my point is proven. Keep it up, it's brilliant.
Comment: #10
Posted by: Truth never fails
Mon Mar 5, 2012 9:12 AM
This whole Bill Maher thing is a stunt. He's not putting a dime of his own money into the super PAC. Its all fronted by the TV companies. Scam.
Comment: #11
Posted by: Chris McCoy
Mon Mar 5, 2012 9:25 AM
So what, if he convinces anyone to donate to Obama in light of the casino money, aspirin between the knees money, and the wall street money that is fronting the GOP to buy the Presidency, God Bless Bill
Comment: #12
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Mon Mar 5, 2012 9:54 AM
I highly doubt Bill even believes in God
Comment: #13
Posted by: Chris McCoy
Mon Mar 5, 2012 11:45 AM
Typical liberal sheep response straight from Broom's liberal masters play book. They have Broom and the rest of the brain-celled challenged sheep believing that there are only two types of people in this world, Pro-Obama and Maher/anti-Bush and Limbaugh and pro-Bush and Limbaugh/anti-Obama and Maher. I dared to express opinions that don't conform to her incompetent, lying, liberal masters so in her warped mind then I must be a rabid Bush and Limbaugh supporter! Your mind is so simple with the most amusing part of how satisfied you are thinking you zinged me with an anti-Limbaugh rant. By the you never answered my question about Bush and Biden. Classic tactic divert with name-calling and slurs against people not even the argument when someone challenges your masters outdated and failed ideas. Please keep amusing me, this is fun for me.
Comment: #14
Posted by: Thetruth
Mon Mar 5, 2012 5:29 PM
Re: Thetruth

Congratulations, I have read your post four times and I have the following suggestions:

1. A course in reading for comprehension,
2. A course in critical thinking,

Upon accomplishing at least a C in both of the courses listed above, I recommend,
a basic course in writing for clarity.

Your post made no sense whatsoever.

Keep trying, I know you can do better !!
Comment: #15
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Mon Mar 5, 2012 6:19 PM
Ohhhhhhh, you really got me with that one! Did you think that up all by yourself? Really clever and original! Your masters really need new material, your response is as outdated and ineffective as your masters ideas. Yeah Broom, the post was so tough to understand, the country is not divided into two camps, really tough stuff to comprehend. Please keep showing your lack of intelligence, it is extremely amusing.
Comment: #16
Posted by: Thetruth
Mon Mar 5, 2012 6:52 PM
You would think with all the people out of work that Obama would hire people with much more intelligence to be his cheerleaders but then again policies that failed all around the world last century don't appeal to people with intelligence.
Comment: #17
Posted by: Thetruth
Mon Mar 5, 2012 7:05 PM
Re: Thetruth

Your words:

Classic tactic divert with name-calling and slurs against people not even the argument when someone challenges your masters outdated and failed ideas. Please keep amusing me, this is fun for me.


You would think with all the people out of work that Obama would hire people with much more intelligence to be his cheerleaders but then again policies that failed all around the world last century don't appeal to people with intelligence.

HUH? you need to learn to write, your grammar and English are pathetic
You don't make sense at all, now get off your Moms computer, put your big boy pants on and get back to school. You are incomprehensible
You're wasting my time
Comment: #18
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Mon Mar 5, 2012 7:58 PM
Ohhhhhhhh, now you are attacking my grammar when there is clearly nothing wrong with it which just shows that you have no answers that make sense on any issue of substance. Again I repeat with all the people out of work, you would think Obama would hire people with much more intelligence than Broom Hilda to be his lackey cheerleaders.
Comment: #19
Posted by: Thetruth
Tue Mar 6, 2012 4:57 AM
Re: Thetruth

Let me set you straight, you Rush Limbaugh Mini Me. I am not a great fan of Obama, there are many areas that I am not happy with. Unfortunately, he was not able to overcome the obstruction with the conservative factions more interested in bringing him down than helping the country. Regardless, I thought a stronger leader could of, should of, been able to overcome that. However, I believe it wasn't possible with the tea party taking over Congress. I am also not a complete liberal, I consider myself a social liberal and fiscal conservative, a moderate independent. Sometimes I agree with O'reilly, sometimes I agree with Bill Maher, no one is right all the time.. I myself go nuts going to the supermarket, seeing an obese Mom with four obese kids checking out a shopping cart full of chips, sodas, cookies, and unhealthy frozen pizzas. I really don't like seeing her pay for all that junk food with food stamps. However, I have my own problems. I am a fiscal conservative, I don't like taxes, welfare, or seeing people who abuse the system. I know four people who are on permanent psych. disability, (anxiety and stress, right, um hmm) who are in their 40's and are on permanet disabililty, all in the same family.. This pisses me off, I work hard for my money. However, I will gladly share my money for someone in true need. A friend just got laid off with three kids and no income. I would help him get through this anyway I could, and I support any government help, short term, to help him. That is the way the system was SUPPOSED to work, before everything got abused.
So, before you accuse me of having Master who tells me how to think, believe me, I have none. Obama worship, I have none of that either, I think he is a good man in an impossible job. Think about your global assumptions and how wrong they are, before you continue to spout off.
Now get back in your critical thinking class and try to earn that C, I know you can do it, I believe in you !!
Comment: #20
Posted by: Bloom Hilda
Tue Mar 6, 2012 1:02 PM
Nice try Broom Hilda, I have never seen one post where you go against Obama or any other of your corrupt, incompetent, lying idols. Obama wasn't able to overcome conservative obstructionism???? Are you brain dead? just that comment alone shows that you follow the party line no matter how outrageous and desperate your masters get to coverup Obama's immense failures. For the first two years he absolute majorities in both houses where didnt need a single vote from a Republican to get anything passed. You should get your facts straight before coming here and making a complete fool of yourself?
Comment: #21
Posted by: Thetruth
Tue Mar 6, 2012 1:41 PM
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