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Maher: ‘Con men’ like Beck and Limbaugh ‘don’t care about winning elections,’ just making money

By Samantha Kimmey
Saturday, February 2, 2013 0:17 EDT
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Maher discussed Sarah Palin’s parting with Fox News during his New Rule segment on Friday.

“New rule: liberals have to stop gloating about Sarah Palin getting dumped by Fox News, even though it happened less than a day after Bobby Jindal told his fellow Republicans to ‘stop being the stupid party.’ That’s just a coincidence. A wonderful, hilarious coincidence.”

He said that Palin was like a cat because she “always lands on her feet. And she’s easily distracted by a laser pointer. And she shits in a box in the kitchen.”

Maher then mentioned Glenn Beck, who was also fired by Fox News. “But then he saw an open window: the internet. Who needs Fox News when he could take his patented brand of apocalyptic race-baiting directly to the fans?”

Maher said that “con men” like Beck and Rush Limbaugh are why the GOP is in “dire straits. They don’t care about winning elections. They care about separating rubes from their money.”

After arguing that they have found a way to profit from making boogie monsters out of organizations like Planned Parenthood or advocates for immigrant and LGBT rights, he said. “They don’t want a majority. They want a mailing list,” he said.

“Why not just hogtie your audience and steal their disability checks?” he went on.

“I don’t know why being a Republican means needing to have your faith recharged five times a day like Dick Cheney’s heart, because there’s no comparable industry on the left, dedicated to separating liberals from their cash. I mean, unless you count Whole Foods.”

Watch the video, via Mediaite, below.

 
 
 
 
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