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Bill Maher vs. Dinesh D'Souza On "Obama's America" Documentary (D'Souza creams snarky Maher)
RealClearPolitics/HBO ^ | September 1, 2012 | Bill Maher & Dinesh D'Souza

Posted on 09/02/2012 9:27:32 PM PDT by Seizethecarp

(video) HBO's Bill Maher debates Dinesh D'Souza about his anti-Obama documentary, "Obama's America."

Maher also argues with D'Souza about the comments he made about 9/11 that cost him his job with ABC.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016movie; billmaher; dineshdsouza; dsouza; hbo; maher; obama
Apparently Maher got fired from a network shortly after 9/11 for saying that Americans were "cowardly" for using drones to kill terrorists. In this new video Maher tries to blame D'Souza for his firing because he was responding to D'Souza saying at the time that the 9/11 terrorists were not cowards. As usual Maher comes across as a dishonest, bombastic, leftist creep while D'Souza keeps his cool and gets the truth across about his movie and about Obama.
1 posted on 09/02/2012 9:27:39 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Maher is a greaser without a quality DA.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 9:29:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Maher is nothing short of disgusting..........


3 posted on 09/02/2012 9:31:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Red Badger
Maher is nothing short of disgusting

Fixed that for ya....:)

4 posted on 09/02/2012 9:40:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Seizethecarp

I tried but I could only stand about three minutes. Dinesh does about as well as anyone could under the circumstances. I wouldn’t be able to restrain my impulse to shoot him.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 9:43:40 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

I , somehow , managed to watch the entire 9 minutes . I fell exactly as you do , though , about , well , you know .


6 posted on 09/02/2012 9:47:38 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Seizethecarp

Worthless clip to watch. Maher is like a prop comedian like carrot top. He throws out lines that panders to the audience and then says F Bush or whatever to have crowd drown out his guest. I couldnt sit through it, you should be more discerning about what you post .


7 posted on 09/02/2012 9:48:25 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Seizethecarp

Maher peppered D’Souza with numerous distortions, never letting him answer them. When that happens, one forgets the numerous allegations which never get refuted. This is the tactic that bullies like Maher use to boost their ego.


8 posted on 09/02/2012 9:49:57 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Seizethecarp

“Creams” is a huge overstatement here. He somewhat held his own. I’d love to see that smarmy little twerp Maher get his head kicked in (verbally), but D’Souza certainly didn’t do that here. He did come off as good natured and affable, whereas Maher came off as his usual obnoxious self.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 9:52:13 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Seizethecarp

That video showed me why I NEVER watch Maher. The man is not a human being.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Spunky

Ping for later viewing.


11 posted on 09/02/2012 10:12:51 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better
Maher, in a mocking tone channeling Alinski, demanded to know how D’Souza could possibly expect anyone to believe that Obama was influenced by the colonial views of a man he only met once briefly.

D’Souza calmly pointed out that Obama had written a 500 page book titled “Dreams From My Father” explicitly embracing the father's anti-colonial views.

Maher, whose question was so stupid that it proved that he had obviously not seen the movie or read the book, was actually momentarily speechless and the audience was holding gasping for a second before Maher launched into a diversionary line of bombastic questioning.

I call that getting creamed. I scored this encounter on the many points that D’Souza was able to get across despite the hysterics from Maher and his delusional audience.

12 posted on 09/02/2012 10:16:20 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

What I love about Dinesh is that unlike so many conservative intellectuals, he isn’t a coward.

He will go straight into the lion’s den.

Liberals are evil and will always fight dirty, but Dinesh plows ahead anyway.

Got to respect that.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 10:24:51 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: radpolis
“What I love about Dinesh is that unlike so many conservative intellectuals, he isn’t a coward.”

Exactly, and for FReepers who can make it to the end of the video Dinesh effectively shames Maher for trying to squirm out of his cowardly comment that US military are cowards for using drones and then trying to claim that Dinesh said “the same thing.”

14 posted on 09/02/2012 10:37:47 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: jonrick46
I once had a lib neighbor that would throw out random liners during any rational
discussion about Bush. The talking points is all he knew, without any knowledge of depth.
Pinning him down to discussing a single issue was impossible.
15 posted on 09/02/2012 10:52:35 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: radpolis

“Dinesh plows ahead anyway. Got to respect that.”

Dinesh did fine. Maher was trying to rattle him by playing off his jeering peanut gallery, but Dinesh never lost his train of thought nor his composure.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 10:53:07 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Seizethecarp

I won’t watch but I did hear audio of how old George Will kicked Mahers arsch last week and it was a joy to see that lying sack stammering.

Bill maher makes me feel like a bad Jew because sometimes I think about how I will feel when the news announces that he was found (alone) to have passed away. All that goes through my head is that Lily Allen song, “Smile.”


17 posted on 09/02/2012 11:00:01 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Seizethecarp

Maher uses the old interrupt and not let the Dinesh speak routine. Pretty worthless interview in front of his stacked zombies.

Pray for America


18 posted on 09/02/2012 11:06:40 PM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: Seizethecarp

There is a time as we grow up where we finally understand the difference between finding out what is true and finding rationalizations for what our feelings want to be true. Maher isn’t there yet.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 11:29:42 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Walkingfeather

He really is a bad stand up. Here is the thing though. YEARS ago he did an HBO stand up that was pretty anti-PC. He trashed the left’s speech codes and enviromental policies. Then several years later he pops up with a show about politics and he’s hard core nasty left winger. So odd.

Anyway this is all you need to know about Maher; he’s a coke head and whore chaser. One of his ex-girlfriends is a black groupie who has the nickname ‘Supa Head’..for all the favors she did for hiphop and rap artists back stage and on sets of videos.

Maher has to have every STD under the sun.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 11:39:32 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: AndyTheBear
There is a time as we grow up where we finally understand the difference between finding out what is true and finding rationalizations for what our feelings want to be true. Maher isn’t there yet.

...Nor will he ever be. I believe Maher, like any other characters on the left, are so misguided and narrow-minded in their views, but yet have the audacity to believe they are far superior and far removed from anybody or anything--not even time can sway them.
21 posted on 09/02/2012 11:40:38 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: hawaiianninja

Now that I know D’Souza got Maher fired I like him even more. Can’t stand the platypus nosed Maher. Hopefully God will appear to Maher on his deathbed right before he flips the trapdoor switch...: )


22 posted on 09/03/2012 2:14:09 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Seizethecarp
I cannot understand why smart people like D’Souza enter a forum set up by the likes of Maher. The debate is always one sided loaded with untrue talking points presented in front of an audience unable and unwilling to understand facts and truths. There is not a chance in the world that any of Mahers viewers learned the truth.
23 posted on 09/03/2012 2:31:08 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: Seizethecarp

Excellent summary. I watched it too. Tough to listen to the foul mouthed Mather, but D’Sousa is cool and collected. He should go as many liberal shows as he, and debate these people because he has the truth.

Maher is on very thin ice on all arguements.

Great video... Please watch...


24 posted on 09/03/2012 3:39:44 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: MaxMax

There is a trick to it. Just ask the same question over and over again without acknowledging his non answers. Especially around a group of people like family members. What that gets across to everyone is that he didn’t answer the question because he doesn’t know the answer, or worse, is unwilling to answer it. If he does answer it, focus on the answer and ask the next obvious question that he will not answer. Essentially an adult’s way of the little kid that keeps asking “why” to everything he hears.

My wife’s uncle was the same way with the entire family. As he was a union shill, it was easy for me to tear his biases apart. It really pissed him off so badly that he never came around again while we were visiting the area. Family members in later visits thanked me for what I did. They were used to being bullied by him and his ego soaked up the unwillingness of them to challenge him.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 4:07:49 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: jsanders2001
Hopefully God will appear to Maher on his deathbed right before he flips the trapdoor switch...: )

Kinda like Steve Jobs' "Oh Wow!, Oh Wow!, Oh Wow!" moment as he focused above the heads of everyone in the room in the last words he said before he passed away moment?

26 posted on 09/03/2012 4:16:13 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Seizethecarp

The really disturbing thing is the audience reaction. There are actually a lot of insane people in our society, walking around like normal people.


27 posted on 09/03/2012 4:18:39 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Seizethecarp

I am sick and tired of the rats blaming every one of their failures on GWB. Bush had his problems but certainly doesn’t deserve this abuse. I found the following information in my email just recently.

After three years of Obama’s Hope and Change, here’s the “change” since January 2009!

Avg. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
Then: $1.83 Now: $3.44 Change: 84% Source: 1

Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
Then: $43.48 Now: $99..02 Change: 127.7% Source: 2

Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
Then: $38..74 Now: $91..38 Change: 135.9% Source: 2

Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
Then: $3.56 Now: $6.33 Change: 78.1% Source: 2

Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
Then: $9.66 Now: $13.75 Change: 42.3% Source: 2

Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob
Then: $13.37 Now: $35.39 Cange: 164.7% Source: 2

Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
Then: 7.6% Now: 9.4% Change: 23.7% Source: 3

Unemployment rate, blacks
Then: 12.6% Now: 15.8% Change: 25.4% Source: 3

Number of unemployed
Then: 11,616,000 Now: 14,485,000 Chance: 24.7% S: 3

Number of fed. Employees
Then: 2,779,000 Now: 2,840,000 Change: 2.2% Source: 3

Real median household income
Then: $50,112 Now: $49,777 Change: -0.7% Source: 4

Number of food stamp recipients
Then: 31,983,716 Now: 43,200,878 Change: 35.1% S: 5

Number receiving unemployment benefit
Then: 7,526,598 Now: 9,193,838 Change: 22.2% S: 6

Number of long-term unemployed
Then: 2,600,000 Now: 6,400,000 Change: 146.2% S: 3

Poverty rate, individuals
Then: 13.2% Now: 14.3% Change: 8.3% Source: 4

People in poverty in U.S.
Then: 39,800,000 Now: 43,600,000 Change: 9.5% S: 4

Present Situation Index
Then: 29.9 Now: 23.5 Change -21.4% Source: 11

Failed banks
Then: 140 Now: 164 Change: 17.1% Source: 12

U.S. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate
Then: 89.76 Now: 82.03 Change: -8.6% Source: 2

U.S. Money supply, M1, in billions
Then: 1,575.1 Now: 1,865.7 Change: 18.4% Source: 13

U.S. Money supply, M2, in billions
Then: 8,310.9 Now: 8,852.3 Change: 6.5% Source: 13

National debt, in trillions
Then: $10..627 Now: $14..052 Change: 32.2% S: 14

Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation’s history.
Over 27 times as fast. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane, 27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH!

Sources:
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor;
(7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC;
(13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 33 months — so you’ll have about 3 months to come up with an answer. Every statement here is factual and directly attributable to Barrack Hussein Obama. Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable.

EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS.
********************************************************************************************************************************************
This tells the story, why Bush was so bad at the end of his 2nd term.

Don’t just skim over this, read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out.

The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:

January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH.

Remember the day.-

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

Unemployment - to this CRISIS by (among many other things) dumping 5-6 trillon dollars of toxic loans on the economy from your Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA.
And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?

OBAMA and the Democrat Congress.

So when someone tries to blame Bush,

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007, THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

If Obama gets four more years of this, there will be no HOPE for any of us.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 6:17:40 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Rocky

The really disturbing thing is the audience reaction. There are actually a lot of insane people in our society, walking around like normal people.


Quoting that grizzled philosopher Bob Dylan ( all along the watchtower)

“No reason to get excited,”
The thief he kindly spoke.

“There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke.

But you and I, we’ve been through that,
And this is not our fate.

So let us not talk falsely now,
The hour is getting late.”

Insert Obama, et al for the thief, and rational thinkers for the you and I as you
desire


29 posted on 09/03/2012 8:01:49 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: snarkytart

About six or seven years ago, I saw Maher at the Tony Awards. His date was...a hooker. A pretty obvious hooker, lol! Yet, despite having to buy his date, he looked like the cat who swallowed the canary. Weird.


30 posted on 09/03/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (,)
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To: New Jersey Realist

So when someone tries to blame Bush,

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007, THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

If Obama gets four more years of this, there will be no HOPE for any of us.

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lets hope a super PAC or Romney/Ryan lays these facts out.....


31 posted on 09/03/2012 8:13:22 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: New Jersey Realist

Very excellent analysis and presentation of facts!


32 posted on 09/03/2012 8:30:15 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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