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Maher Strikes Again: Americans 'Not Bright Enough to Really Understand the Issues'
Newsbusters ^ | February 17, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 02/17/2010 6:58:50 AM PST by Rufus2007

Either Bill Maher was doing his best effort to impersonate Mel Brooks as King Louis XVI in "History in the World, Part I" or he has a complete and utter disregard for the intellectual competency of the American people.

Maher, a perennial bomb thrower with a hard left ideology appeared on CNN's Feb. 16 "Larry King Live," facing the king of softball interviews, Larry King, and let it be known he thought alleged terrorism plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be tried in New York City and that health care should be forced through by the Obama administration, despite the wishes of the American people.

And why should the American people's wishes be ignored? They're "not bright enough."

"But what the Democrats never understand is that Americans don't really care what position you take, just stick with one," Maher said. "Just be strong. They're not bright enough to really understand the issues. But like an animal, they can sort of sense strength or weakness. They can smell it on you."

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Bill Maher isn't doing his cause any favors by insulting the American public on a regular basis
1 posted on 02/17/2010 6:58:51 AM PST by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

“Your Majesty: the peasants are revolting!”


2 posted on 02/17/2010 7:00:18 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Rufus2007
Americans 'Not Bright Enough to Really Understand the Issues'

There's a lot of truth to that statement. 70 million voted for the Usurper, that's your proof right there.

3 posted on 02/17/2010 7:01:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rufus2007

Maher takes a short break from his “teabagging” activities...


4 posted on 02/17/2010 7:01:54 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Rufus2007
Bill might be on to something here, consider the evidence: they elected Obama.

I rest my case.

5 posted on 02/17/2010 7:02:02 AM PST by whd23
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To: Rufus2007

Gee, Bill Maher being condescending. Who would ever imagined that happening? </sarcasm>


6 posted on 02/17/2010 7:02:53 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: whd23

Hammer. Nail. Bingo!


7 posted on 02/17/2010 7:03:20 AM PST by OB1kNOb (I'd rather be over the hill than under it.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
“Your Majesty: the peasants are revolting!”

"We understand just how revolting they are..."

8 posted on 02/17/2010 7:03:27 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Rufus2007

As an English major, Maher probably doesn’t understand monetary policy or much of anything else..


9 posted on 02/17/2010 7:03:44 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: whd23

Most Americans are easily swayed by 10-second sound bites, or what their favorite celebrity idiot spews.


10 posted on 02/17/2010 7:04:03 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rufus2007
He's such a worthless piece of utter inanity, words fail me. Ol' has been Larry King must be having a hard time finding guests to have to have someone like this idiot on the set.

Isn't it funny too, how Superior he considers himself???

What a worthless piece, oh never mind . . . WHO cares about Maher???

11 posted on 02/17/2010 7:04:08 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Rufus2007

Exhibit A: A majority of the American people voted for Obama.

Exhibit B: Most of them regret it.

I’d say the American people wised up.


12 posted on 02/17/2010 7:04:08 AM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: Rufus2007
There's a difference between being bright enough and being educated or aware enough.

I don't think the majority of Americans are stupid; I think a majority of them are ignorant of some important principles and facts.

As I've said before: Once the Left took over education, the rest was just a matter of time.

13 posted on 02/17/2010 7:05:26 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Do we have a Bastogne?


14 posted on 02/17/2010 7:05:32 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: andy58-in-nh
“Your Majesty: the peasants are revolting!”

"You said it! They stink on ice!"

15 posted on 02/17/2010 7:05:34 AM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege; Bob J
THIS is why I'm positive that Governor Sarah Palin will win by a landslide.

NORMAL Americans, of all political parties, are sick & tired of what passes for "intelligentsia" in the USA, but actually is a bunch of narcissistic nickempoops who fail to realize that NOBODY else shares their high opinions of themselves, and that everybody is sick of this group of st00000pid riftraft referring to ordinary Americans as IGNORANT peasants.

16 posted on 02/17/2010 7:06:43 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: dfwgator
There's a lot of truth to that statement. 70 million voted for the Usurper, that's your proof right there.

Of course, Maher is whining about the half that didn't vote for Obama. In his boneheaded hatred of mainstream America, he accidentally mutters a half-truth.

17 posted on 02/17/2010 7:07:04 AM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: hennie pennie

The guy’s shows are failing...his act is failing...his comedy is failing. So sad to see someone try to cling to their dissolving fame. Bush leaving office has put Bill Maher, Green Day, Dixie Chicks, and Keith Olbermann out of business...HA HA HA!


18 posted on 02/17/2010 7:08:26 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

LOL, Bill Maher is bitterly clinging to his past successes??


19 posted on 02/17/2010 7:10:17 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Rufus2007

No worry! No one saw the program.


20 posted on 02/17/2010 7:11:10 AM PST by usslsm51
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I think you meant a “Bastille” - which was the prison fortress in Paris where enemies of the state once languished. Not yet, but give it time.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 7:11:24 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Rufus2007

It's part and parcel of the liberal mindset to believe that they are smarter than "the masses" that it is their destiny (and duty) to lead to Utopia.

Only about 25% of the population is afflicted with the disease. To the rest of us, they sound smug and arrogant to the point of being disgusting.

Which is why Bill Maher is disgusting.


22 posted on 02/17/2010 7:13:27 AM PST by Nick Danger (Free cheese is found only in mousetraps)
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To: whd23

“Bill might be on to something here, consider the evidence: they elected Obama.”

And a few of them even watch Maher.


23 posted on 02/17/2010 7:15:47 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Rufus2007

I heard this tripe from Cokie Roberts in a speech she gave to bankers in the early 1990’s . . . MSM’s excuse to explain the news or report carefully selected facts instead of reporting unvarnished facts.

The folks ARE smart enough to figure out that leftists are about to bankrupt this country . . . Maher is NOT SMART ENOUGH to figure that out.


24 posted on 02/17/2010 7:17:24 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Rufus2007

We Americans have a tough problem — listening to thousands of politicians and “experts” and then trying to put all the pieces together.

We Americans mainly have lives of our own to live. The job of the politicians and experts is to do analysis and present conclusions to us that we can understand, and to be honest with us.

Folks, we’re doing ok.


25 posted on 02/17/2010 7:18:09 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Rufus2007
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26 posted on 02/17/2010 7:18:36 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Rufus2007

“Don’t push your luck little man”-The Soup Nazi.


27 posted on 02/17/2010 7:20:08 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Rufus2007

Bill, its not that they are not bright enough, it’s that many have misplaced priorities.
All you have to do is watch an hours worth of MTV, VH1, or some other dreck to see where we are at morally as a country.


28 posted on 02/17/2010 7:20:21 AM PST by No_More_Harkin
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To: Rufus2007

He’s a NYC boy liberal need any more be said. NYC Liberals are so numerous they migrate and become wharf rats in Baltimore. It’s a step up.


29 posted on 02/17/2010 7:21:47 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (How long before we are forced to refresh the Tree of Liberty? Sic semper tryannis)
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To: Rufus2007

Maher’s ‘Not Bright Enough to Really Understand the Issues’ statement is code speak for Americans are:

1) Uncultured in Progressive Ideals
2) too individualist and not collective enough
3) Middle Class Morons who watch NASCAR rather than his show
4) Redneck Racists
5) Unenlightened that the US Constitution is a living,breathing document
6) Capitalist Exploiters
7) Christian Conservatives
8) War Mongers


30 posted on 02/17/2010 7:22:42 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Rufus2007

true, the issues are quite complicated but, one thing we do understand is math. And, the federal government keeps doing things, buying things, and promising things that it can not afford. I do not trust the feds with health care because they’ve proven to me they can’t balance a check book. Would you loan a drunk driver your car. When the feds prove they can handle fiscal discipline, I’ll consider listening to them again. Until then, smaller government is the way to go. The feds have no freakin clue about reality.


31 posted on 02/17/2010 7:22:51 AM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: hennie pennie
LOL, Bill Maher is bitterly clinging to his past successes??

What successes? I must have missed it.
32 posted on 02/17/2010 7:23:09 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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To: Rufus2007
When the polls agree with the libs they cry, “it's what the people want, we have a mandate to do this.” And when the polls disagree with them they say, “Americans are not smart enough to understand all the issues, we must do this for their own good.”
33 posted on 02/17/2010 7:29:25 AM PST by Between the Lines (AreYouWhoYouSayYouAre? Esse Quam Videri - To Be, Rather Than To Seem)
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To: Rufus2007

He just doesn’t realize that he’s the poster child for the very group of idiots he’s correctly identifying.


34 posted on 02/17/2010 7:31:50 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Rufus2007

Bill Maher is right in away, he states; And why should the American people’s wishes be ignored? They’re “not bright enough.”

That’s fine and if that’s the case then BO, Reid, Pelosi and all the other a$$holes should be removed from office because the American people that put them there aren’t bright enough.


35 posted on 02/17/2010 7:33:14 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Rufus2007

I would say Mill Maher needs to have his head shoved up his a$$, but he’s done it himself already.


36 posted on 02/17/2010 7:35:16 AM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: Rufus2007
Americans are not well educated on all of the issues. They can't be. Not everyone is a political junkie. That is why we have a representative form of government. We elect people with a similar political ideology as our own and trust them to educate themselves on all of the issues and vote accordingly. It doesn't always work, but it is all we have.
37 posted on 02/17/2010 7:35:36 AM PST by Between the Lines (AreYouWhoYouSayYouAre? Esse Quam Videri - To Be, Rather Than To Seem)
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To: Rufus2007

Yeah, I am so stupid because I didn’t vote for an unknown “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking” half-black guy promising “hope and change.”

D’oh!


38 posted on 02/17/2010 7:38:51 AM PST by maggief
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To: Rufus2007

So, is he suggesting a literacy, history, civics test before voting?


39 posted on 02/17/2010 7:41:00 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Rufus2007

Issues???....spare me....evidently HE isn’t bright enough to understand the Constitution....


40 posted on 02/17/2010 7:43:00 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: dfwgator

Most Americans are easily swayed by 10-second sound bites, or what their favorite celebrity idiot spews.

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So you are agreeing with Maher, then?

I don’t know that I can recall a day when I have not read a post here wherein the citizenry of the US is referred to as the ‘sheeple’.


41 posted on 02/17/2010 7:43:25 AM PST by dmz
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To: Rufus2007

The essence of liberalism: We who have never done know more than those that do so daily.


42 posted on 02/17/2010 7:43:36 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: Rufus2007

The essence of liberalism: We who have never done know more than those that do so daily.


43 posted on 02/17/2010 7:44:14 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: Rufus2007

44 posted on 02/17/2010 7:45:12 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. (Hi Mom.))
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To: Rufus2007
Typical M.O. of socialism.

They institute limited socialism, and when things turn to crap, insist that the only answer is more socialism, greater government control at the expense of personal liberty.

We have had decades of government run schools. Our socialist education system is so bad that now the socialist “elites” insist that the hoi paloi are too ignorant to participate in democracy and legislation should NOT reflect their wishes or represent their interests because they are too dumb to even know where their interests lay (supposedly).

Disgusting!

45 posted on 02/17/2010 7:50:06 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Rufus2007
I had caught some on the Larry King show with Bill Maher. I thought I would at least listen just to give it a chance. I listened to the segment shown here for three odd minutes, I did not get what I had heard last night.

There was one moment that is simply typical of a certain liberal mind set. Maher paused and the eyes grew round, like some school child making what he thought was a telling point.

Five million have died in the Congo.

I did some digging this morning and I learn what we have already been told. There was a civil war and 3.8 million persons died. I further learn that the death rate in the Congo, makes it 32nd on the list of African countries. Well down from Swaziland, 30 persons per 1000.

I pondered the import of Maher and his five million deaths. What in the tarnation does he expect the average Joe out there to do? I presume that like most liberals he is able to float a human tragedy and sort of insinuate that we are guilty of something or other. Curiously enough people like him who decry U.S. intervention with armed force, seem to think that the horrors of African genocidal wars, could all be solved without force.

Maher looked a little better than he usually does, or my imagination. Usually looks like he has been on some sort of tear and not slept.

46 posted on 02/17/2010 7:53:54 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Rufus2007
This loser is destined for some nasty stuff ahead. From mocking God to acidiclly moronic behavior year after year, I wouldn't want to stand next to the guy.
47 posted on 02/17/2010 7:56:04 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Rufus2007

Ah the case of the benevolent despot! Sorry Bill, but that never works out so well. Not even with the REEEEELLLYY smart and good people like you!!!


48 posted on 02/17/2010 7:56:47 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Rufus2007
The placenta that followed Maher into this world at birth had more intelligence and common sense than Maher does right now.

A sanctimonious, condescending, egotist.

49 posted on 02/17/2010 8:02:48 AM PST by mkjessup (If you make excuses for, and support RINOs (like John McCain) that makes YOU a RINO!)
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To: Rufus2007

Bill Maher is only good for people who like to make witty put downs of vile clowns.


50 posted on 02/17/2010 8:03:34 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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