Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Pause for Something Political: Bill Maher Knocked it Out of the Park -- Again!

Transcript from Bill Maher's New Rule of last night, October 1, 2010 follows. Unfortunately, I can't get you a link directly to the video. At the end of this transcript, there is a link in the name "Barry Whitehouse." Video courtesy Heather at Video Cafe, and Crooks & Liars.

Maher: Why can't the Democrats get props for what they've achieved? Oh, I know... I know. Obama's black. He's used to being denied credit. And there's nothing wrong with being hard on him. He's the president and it's our job to keep him honest.

But when it comes to voting, when we only have two choices, you've got to grow up and realize there's a big difference between a disappointing friend and a deadly enemy. Of course the Democrats are disappointing. That's what makes them Democrats. If they were any more frustrating they'd be your relatives.

But in this country they are all that stands between you and darkest night. You know why their symbol is the letter "D"? Because it's a grade that means good enough, but just barely.

You know why the Republican symbol is "R"? Because it's the noise a pirate makes when he robs you and feeds you to a shark.

The truth is the Democratic base is still way larger than the Republican base. The reason why they're losing is something called the enthusiasm gap. Yeah. And the voters that Obama and the Democrats have really lost are the women. Women like Velma Hart are just not getting enough love from the president.

So tonight I thought I'd try to make their fantasies come true and speak to you as Barack Obama's alter ego, Barry Whitehouse.


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