Bill Maher chastised Republicans for focusing on "useless distractions."


"Fantasies are for sex, not public policy," he said on his show, Real Time, Friday night.

One such "fantasy problem," he said, was "Michelle Obama's war on desserts. For Christ's sake, she's just trying to get you to eat a carrot, not stick it up your ass."

"Governing this country with the Republicans is like rooming with a meth addict," he said. "You want to address real-life problems like when the rent is due, and they're saying, 'How could you even think of that stuff when there's police scanner voices coming out of the air conditioning unit?!'"

The below video was originally broadcast on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher on March 18, 2011, and is embedded via Mediaite.