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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Tags: Late Night, David Letterman, Bill Maher, comedy, Tea-baggers, Tea Party, politics, Obama, Democrats, Republicans, corporate America, useful idiots
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