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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bill Maher: GOP Now “Religious Lunatics, Flat-Earthers And Civil War Reenactors”

Mediaite by Ray Rahman | 2:01 pm, September 29th, 2010

In a preview of Bill v. Bill on tonight’s The O’Reilly Factor, Bill Maher and Bill O’Reilly traded hot air over the state of American ideology. In less than a minute, Maher manages to say “the right moved into a mental institution,” claim there is no such thing as liberal extremism, and call Republicans “religious lunatics.”

The comments came in response to O’Reilly’s claim that the Bill Maher of the ’90s program Politically Incorrect was less liberal than the modern Bill Maher of HBO’s Real Time. Maher countered, “The country changed.” He added:

There used to be ideological differences that were understandable, and there used to be moderate Republicans. That has gone away. The Republican Party is now just a bunch of religious lunatics, flat-earthers and Civil War reenactors.

Maher, whom O’Reilly groups with Michael Moore as a member of the “All-American crew” went on to say, “There really isn’t extremism on both sides [of the political spectrum]. That’s a canard.”

Rightrdia agrees. Liberal thought is centrist. It fits in the middle between the extremes of communism and socailsism. liberal thought covers a lot of area in the poltical spectrum. Men like Bill Maher, Michael Moore, Paul Krugman and Alec Baldwin,  all fit in the liberal-progressive political spectrum.

The right wing is all crowded on the right field line with the other neo-fascists like Glen Beck, Sarah Palin, Paul Ryan, Jim DeMint and the Tea Party.


source: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-maher-to-billoreilly-left-has-moved-to-center-right-to-mental-institution/


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check out the latest piece on religious radicalism from MuddyPolitics.com Whispering Demons and American Extremism

Rightardia said...

I read the article but it was mainly based upon opinion and religion. BTW Gandhi was not a Buddhist, he was Hindu.

Generalizing about the experience one has with one Hindu or Buddhist is pointless.

This is what Rush Limbaugh does all of the time. One caller calls in with a complaint about whatever, and Rush makes a federal case out of it.

Rightardia's view is that all religions are faulty and most are based on Bronze Age values. We view religion as largely irrelevant.