Bill Maher always hits the nail right on the head when it comes to politics, and he delivers in a way that makes you laugh while pondering the points that matter. Far-right pundits are crying like toddlers over his latest comments about the mentalities of American conservatives, but the fact of the matter is that he was correct. Acknowledging the facts doesn't make someone a bad person, right?
At the end of Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher, the outspoken host talked about the mentalities of those who are involved in conservative politics -- in particular because of an anti-gay rant unleashed by Caiden Cowger. Naturally his comments are receiving more of a backlash than the homophobic rant he was referring to, but that's just typical conservative hypocrite behavior. It's not uncommon for GOP politicians and rabidly conservative interest groups to use young people as their mouthpieces. It's a form of pandering that is despicable to say the least, but Bill summed it all up perfectly when he said the following:
"If a 14-year-old can deliver your message, it's not because he's gifted. It's because intellectually, you're a child."
Now before you get heavy in the britches over the searing hot torpedo of truth delivered by Maher, take into consideration that there are plenty of studies and polls indicating the levels of intelligence among political ideologies. It is certainly not a new concept that IQs vary tremendously depending on what kind of political views you display. On a whole, those who tend to vote conservatively and follow republican "values" (or really lack thereof) also tend to have lower IQs than those who vote liberally.
Racism and conservatism go hand-in-hand, according to studies, but if you mention it republicans tend to go into denial mode rather quickly. The same can be said for those who are against the rights of homosexuals -- another form of bigotry dominantly displayed by conservatives. Bill Maher doesn't pull any punches when he targets these far-right-leaning imbeciles and he shouldn't have to, even if he does so in a way that is less than sensitive. People are pretty angry that the guy called republicans a word that is probably not very PG-13, but rhymes with "stick." The sad thing is, the uproar being experienced by the far right doesn't do a thing to deny the truth that Bill is plainly right.
"Remember the Republican debates we had this year? They applauded for the idea of letting a sick man without insurance die. Herman Cain got cheers for saying he'd electrify the border fence. They booed a gay man serving his country in the military. No wonder 14-year-old boys can do your act, you act exactly like 14-year-old boys. There's no ideology here. It's just about being a d*ck," said Maher.
Raise your hand if you agree.
It's sad that this is in an era where people applaud the potential electrifying deaths of Mexican immigrants, while disregarding that this is a nation built on immigration. It's sad that this is a nation where people openly express the hatred that entails the booing of homosexual military members -- people who fight for their very freedom of speech that allows them the right to spread their bigotry. But what can you expect when the overall mentality, like Maher says, is comparable to that of a 14-year-old boy. What more can be said at that point. He was correct, and it's simply embarrassing.
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