A Visit from Bill Maher
Not long ago my hometown was "blessed" by a visit from Bill Maher. The reporter for the local newspaper who reviewed the presentation described Maher as an "equal opportunity comedian" who slammed both the left and the right. Of course, I didn't buy that for a second. But if true, why did the reporter highlight only Maher's barbs against the right? The "comedian," of course, attacked George Bush -- the libs can't seem to let the man go -- without giving equal time to Obama.
Maher is neither funny nor talented. Like all left-wingers, he is good at ridicule, going for the jugular against groups that are easy pickings and convenient targets, like Christians and other religious persons, people who are guilty of having opposing views to his, and anyone who holds traditional views and values. That is why Sarah Palin is so often a target.
But ridicule is not funny and it doesn't require much talent to engage in it. You don't have to know anything of any real substance or have an expertise in anything -- world affairs, politics, history, economics. These are just a few of the subjects that Maher seems to be ignorant of. I don't doubt that the people in the audience laughed and enjoyed Maher's rant, probably because they were all liberals who hold the same contempt for others as he does. Who else would pay good money to listen to a pathological and intellectual midget like that?
According to the review, Maher talked also about Rush Limbaugh -- another liberal obsession -- suggesting that the commentator's job is to scare white men as they "get into their truck for lunch." What is it with liberals and pickup trucks anyway? You'll recall Obama's remark about Scott Brown driving his pickup truck while campaigning in Massachusetts for the so-called Ted Kennedy senate seat.
I can picture Maher and his friends at cocktail parties in New York or Hollywood making fun of hard-working Americans who hold real jobs. To Maher and his elitist cronies, the only people who matter are others like them. I doubt that Maher has ever had a truck. He wouldn't know what to do with one and probably couldn't even drive it -- particularly if it required him to shift gears. Only working people own trucks. To Maher and others who think like him, anyone with a pickup has to be an ignorant, gun-owning, fundamentalist, Republican redneck from the South. The left needs to hold on to this image because it makes them feel superior.
In their small minds, the idea of an intelligent, honest, educated, Latino or African American conservative drives them to cognitive dissonance. Such creatures do not exist, and if they do they are mere anomalies at best or sold-outs at worse. That's why it's perfectly OK to disparage conservatives from minority groups.