Dinesh D’Souza tells Bill Maher: Obama has sublimated ‘Charles Bronson’ rage

By Roxanne Cooper
Friday, August 31, 2012 23:46 EDT
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Screenshot Real Time on August 31, 2012 via HBO
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On the circuit pimping his new documentary The Roots of Obama’s Rage –because, as we all know, African-Americans are full of rage– conservative commentator and wingnut welfare recipient Dinesh D’Souza appeared as the leading guest on this week’s episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

During the interview, Maher pressed D’Souza on the documentary’s central thesis –that Obama was influenced by his father’s anti-Colonialist views:

You say that he’s full of rage and I notice that was a central theme of Clint Eastwood’s performance last night, too …that he kept talking to the invisible guy who said things like ‘Go fuck yourself.’ But the real Obama …I’ve never seen do anything like that.

D’Souza responded by saying, “There’s Clint Eastwood rage –Dirty Harry– and then there’s Charles Bronson rage … vigilante rage. It’s a different kind of rage. It’s sublimated –and you see it in action. Let’s take an example: You had health care. Obama had plan and Republicans had a summit with Obama and they offered a lot of ideas. Obama could have taken one or two Republican ideas and he would have had a bipartisan plan.”

Maher responded, “Actually he did.”

Watch the full interview below, originally uploaded by Mediaite on August 31, 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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