Saturday, September 18, 2010
If liberal elitism has a posterboy, it must be the ever-smug Bill Maher whose combination of arrogance and condescension is matched only by his complete disdain for facts.
On a recent appearance on CNN's "Larry King Barely Live," Maher asserted that Barack Obama has kept America safer than George Bush because "Obama has been president for 20 months and there have been no attacks. Bush was president for 9 months when we got hit."
Maher conveniently ignores the Times Square bomber and the Flight 253 "underwear bomber" who would have caused catastrophic destruction if they weren't thwarted by alert civilians. But overlooking the Fort Hood killings seems to indicate that in Maher's elite world, the lives of soldiers don't really count.
Nor does reality, as Maher extended his rant to say that the Tea Party movement is "extremely racist. I mean it's so funny because the teabaggers, the one thing they hate is black people."
And to prove it, Maher said that Barack Obama's opponents refer to his Kenyan heritage and "Kenyan, of course, (is) code for nigger."
It's hard to imagine anyone on the Right using that particular word to describe the president without creating a career-ending media firestorm. But apparently it's okay for Maher to use such language because the liberal establishment knows what's really in his heart.
As do we.