On Friday night's episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher --in a segment reminiscent of our own primer on how not to respond to accusations of racism-- pulled no punches in discussing the controversy surrounding the painted rock at Rick Perry's "N*ggerhead Ranch."

"If you find yourself prefacing more than half the things you say with 'I'm not a racist, but ...' then you're probably a racist."

In a jab to the GOP, Maher added, "Overtly racist bullshit thinly painted over. Honestly, could anyone have written a better metaphor for the modern Republican party?”

Watch the full segment below, uploaded by Mediaite on October 7, 2011.