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Maher says Republicans have same problem as the Beach Boys: ‘Their fans are dying’

By David Ferguson
Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:33 EDT
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Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher addressed the Republican Party’s staggering electoral losses in this week’s elections and mused that the party may be facing virtual extinction.

Maher began the segment talking about Fox News’s alert early on election day that a single “New Black Panther” was reported to be looming ominously at a Philadelphia polling location.

“I would never try to convince Fox News that black people aren’t scary,” Maher said, “but if last election, you found a total of two New Black Panthers ‘suppressing the vote’ by hanging around a voting booth and this year they only had one guy? The thing being suppressed is laughter.”

“I’m sorry New Black Panthers,” he continued, “but if your entire movement gets to a restaurant and the hostess looks at you and says she can’t seat you until your whole party arrives…?”

“I bring this up because the background story in this election has been ‘white people losing their power,’ I mean, let’s be honest. Republicans have the same problem as the Beach Boys. Their fans are dying.”

Watch the video, 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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