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Bill Maher To Letterman: ‘Tea Baggers’ Are ‘Corporate America’s Useful Idiots’

by Alex Alvarez | 10:52 am, April 26th, 2011

David Letterman gleefully sprung open a can of worms on his show by asking liberal host Bill Maher about his “Tea Party pals.”

Maher said “Tea Baggers” (a moniker he’ll continue to bestow upon advocates of the Tea Party movement, he explains, as long as “they” continue to refer to President Obama’s health care initiatives as “Obamacare”) are “sad, unfortunate people” because they are “corporate America’s useful idiots.” He continued:

Their whole campaign is based on money. It’s all about “we have too much debt,” “the deficit is too high.” They are, after all, named after a tax revolt.

But, you know, there’s this thing called facts. Where did all this debt come from? Well, the facts will tell us it was mostly ran up under Bush. Two wars that we put on the credit card. Prescription drug program that was unpaid for. Tax cuts for the richest one percent that was unpaid for. Where were the Tea Party then? Crickets.

Maher, for one, has a theory about why that was – the rise of “President Nosferatu:”

There’s just something about him that they don’t like. I can’t put my finger on what it is. But there’s some way that he’s just not like them. I don’t know what…

He’s skinny, that must be it. He’s skinny, they’re fat, and he’s skinny.

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  • well Bill, what does that make you? Might I point out the hate filled diatribe he spewed. I thought Liberals/Progressives were suposed to be so enlightened and understanding? Republicans/Consertives are the only ones that can be hate filled, right?

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  • President Nosferatu....

    LMFAO

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  • Bill Maher's an idiot.

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  • BILL MAHER is ugly, FOS and just wrong.

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  • I like Bill Maher.

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  • Where's my damn box of tea bags, I've got some mail to send this douche.

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  • Here comes the avalanche of Liveleak teabagger comments.
    Bill Maher nailed it. The truly funny part is that EVERYONE knows what he is saying is true.Totally ridiculous, know-nothing teabaggers...good luck with president Palin. hahahahaha...or maybe it will be Trump? hahahaha..awesome. I cant wait.

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  • It just goes to show how much he is a commie.Useful idiots is a term used by communists to explain, Bill Maher and David Letterman.They both think that when the new regime takes over they will be protected and in a position of power.Which,the truth be told the first people the commies will remove are these two useful idiots.Comrade Obama included.

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    • @cocytan

      And how would you "remove" them?

      It's funny how you throw the commie comment around, and then sound just like one.

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    • @cocytan I dont like Bill Maher, but funny thing is that he is right on all his points in this video. Corporate America is just using them for for the polls, and Bush did jack up our debt but the Tea Party was nowhere to be found then. I'd love to see you prove me wrong, but judging by the fact that you are calling people who are clearly not communist, "commies" I know you dont get out much and your sources wouldn't be credible.

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    • @stevecore
      Obama is the one who's got close ties with corporate America. Ever heard of GE? Goldman Sachs or Apple or Facebook?

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    • @_Byron_ Oh. So does that mean hes not the socialist you people keep claiming him to be? Cause corporate America is all about capitalism right? So please explain.

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  • Jesus would support plutonomy

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    • @nkdmansam I think you mean plutarchy..LOL

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    • @flashj2

      no I mean plutonomy, Google it

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    • @nkdmansam I don't have to, I know what both mean. I guess you don't see that plutarchy is more in line with God and Christ..Not Plutonomy in an of itself means power by wealth. God and or Jesus need wealth? I don't think you see where I'm going and I can't see how Jesus would appove of a plutonomy but rule by a form of plutarchy..Get it? Please, enlighten..I must not get it.

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    • @flashj2

      haha, you don't, the original comment was meant to be sarcastic... but I guess there are enough crazy people on this site that even sarcasm is indistinguishable

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    • @nkdmansam I know you were being sarcastic, hence MY LOL after Plutarchy, Since you followed by directing me to google, I assumed you were serious.. Sarcasm doesn't go over well in text, as you never know around here...Why I use a /s tag... "indistinguishable" LOL..sarcasm somewhat subjective to the thread, site, etc..

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  • If Teabaggers are usuful idiots...

    ...then the rest must just be idiots.

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  • HAHAHA I get it Bc HE IS BLACK! Oh Bill!

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  • The Dems says something funny about the Republicans-the Republicans say something derogatory about the Dems... Big fucking deal! The real issue is that this country is going down the drain and the inertia of our political system has left us without the tools to stop it's decline. What I see are two passengers on the Titanic arguing over who gets to eat the last piece of cake while the baker, the chef, and the rest crew have already manned the life boats.

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  • Some truth to that.

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  • So "I know you are but what am I" is billyboys best response? Libs are in serious trouble come 2012.

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  • He tells it like it is. Where were the tea baggers when these problems began under the Bush admin.? Obama has his faults as well but when it comes to the issues that concern the tea baggers, he's really like a black guy who happened to be at the scene of the crime after the real suspects got away.
    Before you post any stupid replies, please do a little research about the things Bill Maher mentioned which took place, or started during the Bush admin. You may be surprised at what you find.

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    • @ibelieveindog Oh, please.. I can play that game. Where are the anti-war protesters..LOL Give up, trying to paint the Tea-party as racist is just not working for the simple fact... It's not nor is it a violent movement...Bill Maher is a half rate comedian and he is going to use anything, including wearing out Tea-party memes to get air time and publicity..

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    • @ibelieveindog

      I was here, posting the same as I am now.

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    • @ibelieveindog

      So how many Tea Party people do you know personaly? Have you even ever been to a tea party rally?

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  • it really pisses them off that the Tea Party has no leader, that it's a genuine grass movement. Democrats have to pay and bus in all their protesters.

    Hey Bill, you are socialisms useful idiot

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    • Man, I heard you were LL's funniest commentator from boomersooner, but hew was wrong.
      GregoryPeckory's way funnier.

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    • @_Byron_ I dont think I have ever heard anyone complain about the Tea Party because of having no leader. Like ever. So you should come up with something else like defending how they really aren't very educated and how they all mention their number one news source is Glenn Beck.

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    • @michael567

      GP is very funny, but I'm leaning toward Zardoz. :)

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    • @michael567 Byron could be called funny in an ironic way. Rlnrbns and Navinr get my vote for funniest commentators.

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  • A Legend.

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  • Having lived under socialist/marxist government, somebody explain to me how the F U C K is obama a communist.? The right is wanting fascism that is plain true, but Obama a marxist? crap Dubya had more civil liberties taken away than any, his daddy too and god (reagan) well he started the war on drugs, see the start of your bill of rights taken away. So you dumb illiterate tea baggers get your facts right. And go suck a bag of dicks chaneys

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    • @theycallmenica13 - with respect: I agree with your comments, but have to say neither Reagan nor Bush Sr would support the tea-baggers. Reagan knew how to compromise when the need arose, and Bush Sr (who I think is under-rated) was more farsighted than the tea-baggers like.

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    • @theycallmenica13 I'm glad to see someone in here that knows what they are talking about. I think all of these tea baggers were asleep during the the W Bush years. There was a lot more to be outraged about during that time. But no one paid attention because as far as they were concerned, they were in good hands. Maybe they weren't good hands but they were white hands.

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    • @theycallmenica13 Umm, New era progressive socialist with a little social justice black liberation maybe... communist..Nah..LOL

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  • the teabaggers are the american taliban

    bill maher is right about the teabaggers being racists as well

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    • @LostSomewhereInSpace That is utter BS, Thats like me saying all liberals are stupid.. Maher should understand that Socialist..Communists..Marxists consider him a useful idiot... Of all the vitriol and extreme rhetoric around it's mostly from the lefty goons, not the Tea-party. I have yet to see credible proof that the MAIN body of Tea-party supporters are RACIST or VIOLENT. It's just an attempt by people such as you and the certain LW MSM outlets to TRY and demonize, marginalize or radicalize.. More..

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    • @flashj2

      Socialist, marxists, communists, you are pretty fucking boring.

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    • @dcmfox Ahh, come on.. You could do better than that. Boring is calling the Tea-party Racist and Idiots. It's simple fact that the ists use people like Maher or support them and when the "revolution" happens they are the ones that get shot first... Read a book..It might give you a clue.

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    • @flashj2

      typical tea bag dude threatening to shoot others now that he has to interact with people whos opinions he doesnt like, all while wondering why people keep thinking tea baggers are violent and racist

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    • @LostSomewhereInSpace You really are the ignorant one. I never threatened to shoot anyone..You must have a reading comprehension problem. Second, it's the "people's movements" that shoot people like Maher after the "revolution" when they get disillusioned to what actually happens during the "ends justifies the means". Read a book for Pete's sake..

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  • "Teabagger" is an obscene reference. Maher equates "teabagger" with "Obamacare". Therefore, even Maher knows Obamacare is obscene.

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