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Bill Maher To Panel: Are Liberals Having ‘Buyer’s Remorse’ About Obama?
Mediaite ^ | August 5, 2011 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 08/05/2011 9:10:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Following his comments Wednesday on The Ed Show that a Republican could beat President Obama in 2012 because of the grim economy, Bill Maher reiterated his point that “the magic is gone” and asked his panel if liberals were starting to have “buyer’s remorse” about President Obama.

Maher began by clarifying that he still likes Obama, as do many liberals, but he compared their relationship to one “where there is a giant fight and you said so many nasty things that you know you’re never really going to get it back together,” but will ultimately stay together because “who are you gonna date, Mitt Romney?” But he believed that this week was a tipping point in Obama’s presidency, and he lost more liberal support by not fighting enough during the debt debates.

Panelist Joan Walsh insisted that Obama is still very popular with liberals, citing his high approval ratings among African-Americans and liberal Democrats, but agreed that she and Bill were among the president’s harshest critics on the left.

Then Maher asked Walsh to bring out her Wayback Machine and think about whether Hillary Clinton could have made a better president than Obama. She hesitated, saying “I don’t regret anything in life so I don’t really go there,” but fellow panelist Neil DeGrasse Tyson argued that she would have been better. (Disclaimer: Hillary once called Tyson her “favorite astrophysicist.”)

Tyson admitted that since he’s an astrophysicist, it wouldn’t be prudent of him to predict what goes on in Capitol Hill, but he believes that Clinton would have been a better negotiator than Obama. Maher quipped that Hillary has had experience “with difficult men,” then steered the discussion to his favorite target: the tea party.

He asked Palin documentarian Stephen Brannon why conservative Republicans opposed putting taxes on the table, and even refused to close loopholes in the tax code for oil companies. Brannon took on the arduous task of summing up the tea party platform in a brief soundbite, and came out with something that may have been a surprise to some of its detractors.

“The tea party perspective [feels there is] socialism for the very wealthy, socialism for the very poor, and a brutal form of capitalism for everybody else, and what they want to do is shrink the size of the federal government.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard the “brutal form of capitalism” argument used before, and it’s possible some tea partiers might take issue with that characterization, but nonetheless it’s a fascinating comment coming from someone so engaged with the tea party he sought to make a documentary about one of its supposed leaders.

After a brief discussion on the economic values of the tea party, Maher brought up a controversial Fox Nation blog post from earlier today calling Obama’s birthday a “hip hop BBQ,” and Walsh was quick to suggest that this was the latest example of Fox trying to highlight President Obama’s race in their news stories. Tyson, the scientist on the panel, was quick to point out that genetically, Obama is just as white as he is black.

Watch the video below, courtesy of HBO:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: billmaher; democrats; obama; palin; romney; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; theundefeated
Then why did he mark "black" instead of "multi-racial" on his census form, Miss Tyson?

Obama's census-form choice: 'Black'
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/04/nation/la-na-obama-census4-2010apr04

1 posted on 08/05/2011 9:10:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love it when they eat their own.


2 posted on 08/05/2011 9:16:48 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“he lost more liberal support by not fighting enough during the debt debates.”....

Yeah right!...not fighting enough to take us down the road to ruin a lot faster! FUBM!


3 posted on 08/05/2011 9:20:57 PM PDT by Route395
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan Walsh, (whoever she is) is wrong. Obama isn’t popular with blacks because he’s liberal. He’s popular with blacks because he’s black.


4 posted on 08/05/2011 9:21:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: mlocher

LOL!


5 posted on 08/05/2011 9:23:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: clintonh8r; All

” Joan Walsh, (whoever she is) is wrong. Obama isn’t popular with blacks because he’s liberal. He’s popular with blacks because he’s black.”

The President of the Black Chamber of Commerce said he voted for Obama because he is black. He went on to say that Obama is destroying black entrepreneurs by the thousands, and that he is dedicating the next 12 months of his life to taking away 3 to 4 million black votes from Obama in 2012.


6 posted on 08/05/2011 9:26:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this is going to be fun—watching comrade obama implode.


7 posted on 08/05/2011 9:29:49 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: mlocher
I love it when they eat their own.

The main course is a large helping as to what RINO they want to run, dessert is a sugar coated liberal that they would like to see elected.

8 posted on 08/05/2011 9:30:12 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (((((unite)))))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Obama will win 90%+ of the black vote no matter what, there is nothin he could do to lose their votes.


9 posted on 08/05/2011 9:36:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone should axe Maher how much extra he sent in taxes?? Somehow I imagine the millionaires and billionaires who need punished make a few more million than he does.

Pray for America


10 posted on 08/05/2011 9:38:27 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: GeronL

I think it will be 75-80% this time. The Magic Negro failed : )


11 posted on 08/05/2011 10:00:30 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

My fear is that Obama will get “The Devil You Know” vote.


12 posted on 08/05/2011 10:01:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bray

” Someone should axe Maher how much extra he sent in taxes?? “

Are you joking? He probably pays a Pine St(right next to Wall St) atty. 600 an hour to pay as little taxes a humanly possible

Remember U2’s “ Bono” He domiciled in Ireland, and has so far avoided $21,000,000.00 in income taxes : )


13 posted on 08/05/2011 10:43:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: dfwgator

” My fear is that Obama will get “The Devil You Know” vote.”

He will indeed get that, but many of them don’t sober up in time to vote : )


14 posted on 08/05/2011 10:44:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ken21

‘__________watching comrade obama implode.’

Been saying this since about July 2009.
Not predicting when - only that he will.


15 posted on 08/06/2011 2:45:35 AM PDT by USARightSide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He also went to a racist black “church” and served as a racist black community organizer of Black Marxist shock troops in Chicago.

Liberals are getting worried that black is not so cool anymore now that it’s diversity hate mobs are out in the streets lynching whitey.

So now he’s not our “first black president” anymore?


16 posted on 08/06/2011 7:57:58 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Using the phrase “buyer’s remorse” in reference to Zero is blatantly racist. How dare he suggest slavery with his language!

sarcasm? You betcha.


17 posted on 08/06/2011 10:43:30 AM PDT by Wordkraft
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone told me Bill Maher is Ann Coulter’s boyfriend....I have found nothing to back this up so far....Has anyone heard of this?


18 posted on 08/07/2011 1:27:21 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: onyx; Fiddlstix; RedMDer; Lady Jag; The Cajun; tubebender; musicman; trisham; DJ MacWoW; ...

Hurray .. momentum is building! Stephen Bannon’s on the panel, and very credible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf37OmuXRfI

Joan Walsh is the highest order of leftist witch.


19 posted on 08/08/2011 8:07:18 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks STARWISE.


20 posted on 08/08/2011 8:28:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GR_Jr.
"Someone told me Bill Maher is Ann Coulter’s boyfriend....I have found nothing to back this up so far....Has anyone heard of this?"

I don't know about that, but I did see her on C-SPAN's "Booknotes" last night comment that she thought Maher was "very funny" and she chided him for not reading more. I guess they're friends at least.

21 posted on 08/08/2011 8:40:33 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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