Maher Claims Libs Never Talk About Nationalizing Oil Industry Before Calling Palin and Bachmann Know-Nothings

It seems these days Bill Maher puts his foot in his mouth virtually every time he's in front of a camera.

On Friday's "Real Time," the holier than thou host actually said liberals never talk about nationalizing the oil industry minutes before calling former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) a couple of "crazy" "know nothings" "who both get their historical facts wrong all the time" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BILL MAHER: My larger point was that it seems like if there was an equivalent of privatizing FEMA on the left, it would be something like nationalizing the oil industry which you never hear.

Really?

I guess Maher missed a serious discussion on this very issue back in 2008 that began when Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told Shell Oil president John Hofmeister during a May 23 House hearing that she wanted the government to take over the entire oil industry.

The following month, a number of Democrats led by Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) actually proposed nationalizing oil refineries.

At the same time, a Rasmussen poll found a plurality of Democrats supported nationalizing the oil industry - 37 percent for, 32 percent opposed.

But according to Maher, "you never hear" people on the left talk about this.

As usual, the joke was on him for later in this very program, he called Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann a couple of "crazy" "know-nothings" "who both get their historical facts wrong all the time."

Who's ditzy now, Bill?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.