Bill Maher – “Obama is Smarter than You!”

Republicans, Stop Calling Obama Elitist

Because the real reason you don’t like him is that he’s smarter than you.

by Bill Maher

“New Rule: Republicans need to stop saying Barack Obama is an elitist, or looks down on rural people, and just admit you don’t like him because of something he can’t help, something that’s a result of the way he was born. Admit it, you’re not voting for him because he’s smarter than you.

In her acceptance speech, Gov. Sarah Palin accused Obama of using his run for the White House as a “journey of personal discovery” — this from the lady who just spent 10 minutes of her speech introducing her family — Track, Trig, Bristol, Piper — for a minute there I thought she was calling in an airstrike.

Karl Rove described Obama as “the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini, and making snide comments about everyone who passes by.” Unlike George Bush, who’s the guy at the country club who makes snide comments, and then passes out. Now this characterization, of course, was something Mr. Rove just completely pulled out of his bulbous, gelatinous ass, but remember this is America, a land where people believe anything they hear. One of McCain’s ads casts Obama as “the one,” implying he thinks he’s the Messiah. Good, maybe he can raise McCain from the dead.

It doesn’t matter to Karl Rove that his country club characterization is fictitious, it’s the role that Obama must play if the party of plutocrats is going to win over the little guy. Over and over at this convention we heard about the new put-upon victim in our society, the person in America, like Sarah Palin, who’s constantly mocked because they’re from a … small town! Governor Yup Yup’s got ’em all riled up about being disrespected.

Barack Obama can’t help it if he’s a magna cum laude Harvard grad and you’re a Wal-Mart shopper who resurfaces driveways with your brother-in-law. Americans are so narcissistic that our candidates have to be just like us. That’s why George Bush is president. And that’s where the McCain camp gets its campaign strategy: Paint Obama as cocky and arrogant and wait for America to vote him off, like the black guy in every reality show. A black president? Half of Pennsylvania isn’t ready for black quarterbacks. Forget Obama, they think Will Smith needs to be taken down a peg.

And finally: As for “country first,” you know who’s putting country first? I am, by supporting Obama, because a victory this fall for the McCain-Mooseburger ticket would make my job in the next four years very, very easy.”

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© 2008 Salon.com

Bill Maher is the host of Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO.

Editors Note: FYI – All our reporting for the 2008 Presidential Election comes from a non-partisan stance. No loyalties here. Just some observations and humor for both sides.

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9 Comments on “Bill Maher – “Obama is Smarter than You!””

  1. Alias Says:

    New Rule: Bill Maher is one of the most pretentious blowhards on TV. His comedy is horribly unoriginal. He always has some stupid grin on his face like he’s giggling at how clever he is. He contradicts himself uncontrollably under the ruse of contrariness and patronizes those he would pander. He says he’s a Libertarian but acts like a shill for the democratic party.

    rant off.

  2. steve Says:

    Um…when you write a ‘new rule,’ you’re usually supposed to write a…uh, NEW RULE! But, your analysis of Bill Maher is worth noting. It’s worth noting because it makes you look stupid, perhaps in the same way Obama makes McCain look stupid. Just look at yesterday’s coverage (not on FOX because you wouldn’t see much reality there). And that grin on his face comes from being right way more than the Republican candidate for Prez has been.

    Here’s a new rule that would make the choices in this race perfectly clear: “Republican candidates need to TELL THE TRUTH sometimes.” ‘Sometimes’ is all we’d need. We haven’t heard much truth from the McCain/Palin ticket so far. It’s ALL lipstick, no substance. And even the dumbest among you must admit his negative ads, particularly the sex ed ad, have been absolutely disgusting. These are the people you want running our country in a couple of months? Seriously. Palin as a VP choice ALONE should disqualify McCain because of it’s sheer stupidity. America first? Please. It’s me first and you know it.

  3. Alias Says:

    My comment wasn’t written as an attack on Obama or the Democratic party or in defense of mccain or the republican party, just on Bill Maher. I look stupid because I think Bill Maher sucks as a comedian and sociopolitical commentator? He is just as much of a tool as Bill O’Reilly or Sean Hannity. You respond like all the other hypersensitive dems, getting all butt hurt because you thought someone was bad mouthing Obama in a comment that had nothing to do with him. If Obama wins, you’ll be whining when Bill Maher starts pointing his flippant generic shtick at the White House. You sound like an arrogant twit with phrases like “the dumbest among you” Go back to your obama=god and republicans=(hitler x satan) blogs and cable news so you can boo an hiss at all the dummies who don’t “get it” and let Bill Maher and all the other pundits you agree with stroke your ego as they reassure you that you’re “right”

  4. Richard Rhodes Says:

    That is just it alias your comment should be considered an attack on Obama and the democratic party. All you have to do is look at Steve’s reply to see where stupidity is in abundance. I have met many liberals but have yet to meet one who is not an arrogant conceited idiot who thinks they are smarter and better than everyone else. Maher and Obama just show you the point.


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  9. PESTO THE PSYCOPATHIC PIGEON Says:

    Bill Maher with his walnut sized brain only proves that he is a blabbering pea-brain too stupid to know he is stupid


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