Maher: Republicans have declared war on common sense

By David Ferguson
Saturday, April 21, 2012 10:30 EDT
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Maher on Republicans and pink slime
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On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher took aim at the tendency of conservatives to reflexively object to anything that liberals advocate, no matter how middle of the road or sensible those positions may be.

Take for example, he said, “pink slime,” the gunk made from the slurry off the slaughterhouse floor and ammonia gas that’s in the majority of ground beef in this country. Americans found out about the stuff and naturally recoiled, until conservatives realized that liberals were against it and then three Republican governors rushed to factories that make pink slime to publicly eat burgers containing the additive.

He also touched upon First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative and her efforts to try and curb the soaring rates of childhood obesity in this country. Most Republicans, he said, upon hearing the Michelle Obama suggests they eat more vegetables and take a walk, will promptly lock themselves in the garage with the car running and “eat bacon grease out of a coffee can.”

“I think the Republican party is at war with common sense,” he said, “I think Republicans live in a world now where whatever a liberal says, no matter how sensible, is automatically evil, wrong, and needs to be fought with the fervor of a starving raccoon on crystal meth.”

Watch the clip, embedded via Mediaite, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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