Maher Calls Out Supposedly ‘Conservative’ Guest for Being a RINO

CNN political contributor Ana Navarro is the liberal media’s new darling when they want a supposedly "conservative" guest to bash Republicans and support Obama.

So obvious is her charade that Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday called Navarro out for it (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BILL MAHER: Obama settled all family business this week. He’s listening to your phone calls. He’s reading your emails. And he appointed Susan Rice, the one they hate for Benghazi, to be his national security advisor. He was like – BOOM! He was like, “You know what? You’re not going to work with me!” And they took it as a personal affront from Obama, but they take Obama’s presence as a personal affront I feel.

ANA NAVARRO: Look, I think it’s great. A president…

MAHER: Oh you do?

NAVARRO: Yes. I think a president, any president of any party…

MAHER: You disagree with everything the Republicans do but you are one of them. I don’t understand.

NAVARRO: Because I’m a big tent Republican. And that’s what I…

MAHER: That’s a very big tent.

NAVARRO: Listen, I think any president…

MAHER: Wow!

NAVARRO: …can aspire and can put whomever the hell he wants…

MAHER: I would need to take Viagra to make that big of a tent!


Actually, I’m not sure that would do it!

For those unfamiliar, before becoming a CNN political contributor, Navarro was national Hispanic co-chair for Jon Huntsman’s 2012 campaign.

Getting the picture?

In 2008, Navarro served as the national co-chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council and was a national surrogate for the McCain 2008 campaign.

She’s a total RINO who as Maher pointed out disagrees with most Republicans – certainly those on the right – on virtually every issue.

Despite this, she’s now getting serious television exposure as a “Republican strategist” appearing several times on “Meet the Press.” Just last Sunday, she insulted "lean back with a mint julep" moms who stay home."

In fact, given her antagonism to so many conservative principles, you should expect to see her on more news networks trashing Republicans and supporting Obama.

Regardless, it must have been quite embarrassing for Navarro to be called out on national television - by a liberal Obama supporter no less! - for being a RINO.

It doesn't get worse than that.

Full disclosure: I appeared on CNN with Navarro in May 2012.

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