Bill Maher: Is the GOP made up of ‘magical thinkers’ who mistake ‘superstition for science’?

By Roxanne Cooper
Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:25 EDT
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HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher ended this Friday night episode with a “New Rules” segment that argued that Republicans positioned issues so that they were easily understood by “children” instead of an epistemology understood by adult, critical thinkers.

The grown-up answer to our massive national problems is “Identify them scientifically and prioritize.” The Republican answer is “There isn’t a problem, and anyone who tells you different is a liar who hates America. We don’t have to make hard choices. We just have to ignore science and math. That’s why God gave us values.”

Watch the full segment below, originally uploaded by Mediaite on August 24, 2012:

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
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