Bill Maher on Romney as Nominee: 'Obama Is Going to Beat Him Like a Runaway Sister Wife'

As if having an hour a week to bash Republicans on national television isn't enough, vulgarian comedian Bill Maher is regularly asked to appear on cable news networks to offer his perilously biased opinions.

Such was the case Wednesday when he told CNN's Anderson Cooper if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins the nomination, "Obama is going to beat him like a runaway sister wife" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


ANDERSON COOPER, HOST: So you are optimistic for this election? You think, no matter who the Republican candidates are, you think Obama is going to win?

BILL MAHER: Oh, definitely. My money is still on Mitt Romney. And I think he's going to get the nomination. And then I think Obama is going to beat him like a runaway sister wife. Yes, I do.

COOPER: Oh geez.

Oh geez is right.

Not catching the reference, I Googled "runaway sister wife" and found that Billy Hallowell over at the Blaze had written about this earlier:

[T]here’s a popular television show on TLC called “Sister Wives.” The program, which documents a polygamous family’s lifestyle, is controversial to say the least. Maher’s mention, which is particularly striking considering that polygamy is forbidden by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (in fact, the practice would cost one his or her membership in the church), seemed to be a dig at Romney’s faith.

At the very least.

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