Maher Declares 'Hate' for Gingrich's 'F------ Guts,' Santorum 'Obsessed With Gay Sex'

Appearing as a guest on Thursday's Chelsea Lately show on the E! network, HBO comedian Bill Maher declared that he recently told former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who will be appearing as a guest on tonight's Real Time show on HBO, that "I don't, like, hate your f------ guts,"  soon adding, "like I hate Newt Gingrich," inspiring agreement on hating the former House Speaker from host Chelsea Handler.

A bit later, Maher gave his opinion that Rick Santorum is the "most ridiculous" of the remaining GOP candidates, declaring that the former Pennsylvania Senator is "obsessed with gay sex" and "thinks about gay sex more than any gay man in America."

He went on to suggest that Santorum advocates bombing Iran because he is "sexually frustrated." Maher:

This guy thinks about gay sex more than any gay man in America. There's a guy in West Hollywood working at Dorothy's and Dildos who does not think about gay sex as much as Rick Santorum.

And, you know, also wants to bomb Iran. And, I think, you know, people who are sexually frustrated want to bomb other countries. I really think there's a connection there. I think this guy is more backed up than the 405, I really do.

Below are both video and a transcript of the relevant portions of the Thursday, January 12, Chelsea Lately show on the E! network:


BILL MAHER: I like Herman Cain, you know, I said to him, I said, "Look, I don't, like, hate your f----- guts-" I didn't say that - "like I hate Newt Gingrich." I mean, I really don't like him.

CHELSEA HANDLER: No, I hate Newt Gingrich. And everyone watching this also hates them, okay?

(AUDIENCE APPLAUDS)

MAHER: Let's get straight who we hate, and then we can talk.

HANDLER: Yeah, the point is influence all my young girls who don't know any better: You hate Newt Gingrich. Do you understand?

MAHER: That's right. I like that. Don't give them the details. Just be like Kim Jong Il, just tell them what to think.

...

HANDLER: Who do you think the most hilarious person trying to become nominated for the Republican Party is, minus Herman Cain? What's left of them. Who do you think is the most ridiculous? There's like a real tie.

MAHER: Oh, yeah, gosh, what an embarrassment of riches in that area. Rick Santorum, you know, the guy who's obsessed with gay sex. This guy, and he wears a sweater vest everywhere, which is proof he does not have one gay friend, but-

HANDLER: Or several of them.

MAHER: This guy thinks about gay sex more than any gay man in America. There's a guy in West Hollywood working at Dorothy's and Dildos who does not think about gay sex as much as Rick Santorum. And, you know, also wants to bomb Iran. And, I think, you know, people who are sexually frustrated want to bomb other countries. I really think there's a connection there.

HANDLER: I do, too.

MAHER: I think this guy is more backed up than the 405, I really do.