Maher: GOP 'Party of the Apes'
You need not use the left's absurdly low and usually ridiculous standards surrounding what is and isn't racism when it comes to Barack Obama to be taken aback by crybaby Bill Maher's blog post yesterday:
Maher then went on to single out black Republican Congressman Allen West as an example:
Also because the idea that the blame for our government’s dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horseshit and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, “The Rise of the Party of the Apes.”
Lest you think I'm overreacting, even MSNBC's unofficial web-branch over at Politico noticed this.
Or take Allen West. Seriously, take him to the padded cell and give him 20 CCs of the high test. Ornstein and Mann start off their Post op-ed by noting that recently Rep. Allen West said that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. And not one Republican said, “Allen, come on. You’re making us look dumb.” Not one of the Republican candidates for president said anything. Because in today’s Republican Party, that’s not even edgy anymore. They probably saw him later on and were like, “Word, Allen. Word.” Because that’s how they think black people talk.
Maher will, however, pay no price for this. Crude, left-wing hitmen who pump $1 million into a pro-Obama super PAC rank higher in the media's politically correct pecking order than apostates like Allen West who dares to be a conservative patriot while wearing black skin.
Let's keep in mind that this is not dialogue in a comedy piece or monologue; this is a serious-minded blog post from Maher and obviously well thought out.