Bill Maher on Friday made another in a long line of disgusting remarks about Mitt Romney and Republicans being racist.
In the concluding segment of HBO's Real Time, the host encouraged Romney to choose Trayvon Martin's assailant George Zimmerman as his vice presidential candidate to "personify [his] campaign theme of 'I Think The Black Guy’s Up To No Good'" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL MAHER: Right now the smart money for VP is on Florida Senator Marco Rubio who you may recognize as the brother of the bride in every wedding you’ve ever been to. But Senator Rubio has intelligence, experience, and honesty issues, or what pundits call “The Full Palin.”
I’d love to see Maher in a one-on-one debate with Rubio about anything. There frankly wouldn’t be much left after the Senator swept the floor with him.
But Maher was just getting warmed up trashing America’s leading Republicans:
MAHER: Now many Republicans of course want naugahyde beanbag chair and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as Mitt’s second in command, and it’s hard to look at him and not think number two.
Imagine that: Maher employed a kindergarten term to equate one of America’s leading governors to human excrement. HBO must be so proud.
But he wasn’t done yet, not by a long shot:
MAHER: And then there’s Congressman Paul Ryan. On the plus side, he has piercing blue bedroom eyes. On the minus side, he’s a heartless, smirking bastard and the only people who can stand him are heartless, smirking bastards, and Mitt, you already have that vote locked up.
So the only person in either chamber of Congress to offer a budget in the past two years is a “heartless, smirking bastard.” And this guy claims he’s pro-Democracy.
But he still wasn’t done:
MAHER: Of course there’s always Tim Pawlenty. He almost makes Mitt Romney look interesting in the way that a blank sheet of paper makes a sheet of paper with a smudge on it look interesting.
Makes you wonder which piece of paper Maher is in this analogy. But I once again digress:
MAHER: So Mitt, if you are serious about winning, you have to think outside the box. What about, hear me out, Romney Zimmerman 2012? It’s unorthodox, but who better than George Zimmerman to personify your campaign theme of “I Think The Black Guy’s Up To No Good?”
And this is what HBO promotes as acceptable commentary on its cable network.