Bill Maher on Upcoming Presidential Election: "There's Obama and There Are the People from the Mental Patient Party"

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You ever had Bill Maher feature an image from a video you made with your coworker on Real Time as a New Rule, then get the chance to ask him about it on the phone just days later? Oh, yeah, and forget to press record when he tells you that it was one of his favorite New Rules maybe ever?

Yeah. That happened just yesterday. It was favorite or best, we were too excited to properly store that information. Luckily, sometime as he answered the question, "Why do you think Romney went with Ryan instead of Rubio?" we noticed, pressed record, and saved the remainder of the interview.

To our great pleasure, this past Friday, a photo of Maria, "the Butt Hole Girl," from our recent viral video was displayed next to Maher's head as Mark Cuban giggled at the anal joke. We're not sure if Maher actually saw the video, but it was still a landmark moment for New Times Broward Palm Beach.<

The rest our conversation involved discussing weird Florida news, our state's wacky politicians, and Mormonism.

Bill Maher: ...So Democrats are getting at their base, which are minorities and sane people, and Republicans are going for their base, which is white people who make sighing noises when they get up.

New Times: You also made a comment a few months ago about Allen West, who is someone we write about a lot at the paper...

Yes, Allen West. I'm glad you're reminding me of all of these Floridian characters! Yeah, Allen West, who thinks there are 80 communists in the US Congress. I don't know what to tell you about Mr. West. The Republican party in general seems to live in a fantasy world, and let me tell you, for the amount of material they give me on a daily basis, I should have given them a million dollars.

What about Ryan totting his mom around as a Medicare mascot?

I'm thinking about doing a New Rule this week that you can't use your mom to campaign with. There's no moms in campaigning. First of all, it's very disingenuous because, yes, Mrs. Ryan will be fine, because she's rich. The Ryans were known as the Kennedys of Wisconsin. But Medicare, Medicaid, these programs are for people who haven't been as fortunate as Mr. Ryan.

I saw Mr. Ryan the other day saying that when he was working at McDonald's, he didn't think that was as far as he was going to go in life. Of course not, because you're a rich kid doing a summer job. You have plenty of opportunities. What about the 1,500, what they call dropout factories, high schools where over 60 percent of the students don't graduate from high school? For them, McDonald's very well may be the end of the line.

Tampa's hosting the RNC.

Oh, yes. I know.

There's worry that a hurricane might be heading toward Tampa.

I saw.


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Diva0809
Diva0809

@CountyGrind @bill @billmaher

nincumcrap
nincumcrap

@CountyGrind @Bill 12-21-12 will become very real if the "mental health party" gets elected.

bwinterbourne
bwinterbourne

@CountyGrind @Bill what's wrong with Bill Maher? I thought he was doing a little better, but, alas... No.

siskavus
siskavus

Has any one noticed the welcome billboard welcome people to Tempa...Welcome to Tampa where the Mayor and entire city Counce are Democats.......I have been laughing pretty well non stop......Is it just me or are the Republicans having a rough week or two!!!!!!!l

keithbender
keithbender

RAW MONEY and the CITIZENS UNITED TEA PARTY.  Tea for two and none for you. Bill says Mental Patients ought to be insulted but this is more a play on a Mythological Cartoon .   When are the RAW MONEY HAND PUPPETS on sale?   Dressed like an Egyptian Pharoah and Ryan in a Catholic regalia . might piss off a few Catholics except those that see through the impersonation won't mind.

laroger0
laroger0

Watch it, Buddy. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry. We'll get you kicked off the air even if we have to sue you to do it.

jedi_master_orion
jedi_master_orion

Sorry Bill you're a little wrong about this one. I love Obama and hate Mormonism. I will be voting Obama in part to keep a Mormon out of the White House. Everyone has the right to their beliefs, but Mormonism isn't too far off from the batcrap craziness of Scientology. I can't condone a religion where the original founder of the movement says that God came to him and told him that all other creeds are aberrations in the eyes of God. That just sounds too hateful tp other religions and doesn't sound like something a just God would say. I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program at UCSD in Religious Studies so I know of what I speak. Your observation of the Republican party as mental patients is spot on though. Insanity is defined as performing the same activity over and over while expecting different results. The Republican party keep trying the same BS solutions that have never worked so far yet they think it will this time for some reason.

MrCellophane2
MrCellophane2

@CountyGrind @billmaher when #teaparty #teabaggers #party do they really #teabag each other? will there a lot of #teabagging at the #rnc?

joshuambelden
joshuambelden

@CountyGrind @bill @billmaher only an idiot would say or believe such drivel

TheMagusNYC
TheMagusNYC

@CountyGrind @Bill What drives 'em crazy is chosing between a frozen embryo and the life of their Marine child or spouse.

Greedalitism365
Greedalitism365

@CountyGrind @Bill OK Would like 2 Know Who has Garment Contract for Protective Encasement of Mormon Undergarment.Hanes or Fruit of the Loom

MarleneGetty
MarleneGetty

@CountyGrind @Bill I love the way you look at life....

upsideout
upsideout

Bill why must you insult mental patients?  

wicked_cricket
wicked_cricket

@Chloebeetle diff between the #GOP & a mental patient is one is DIAGNOSED and probably getting treatment. knows they have a prob #p2

Joseywalesful
Joseywalesful

@tomtesch @bill @billmaher 2010 Elections were a triumphant victory for the 'mental patient party' and 2012 ditto

Gary_Terry
Gary_Terry

@CountyGrind @Bill Hate to say it but you've obviously lost the plot. Obama signs the law (NDAA) to end US democracy and you want him back?

nmspann79
nmspann79

@CountyGrind @bill U always make me laugh Waiting for u 2 go on @MorningJoe

wildlide31
wildlide31

@CountyGrind @Bill way too funny. Love ya Bill ! feel like meeting ?

ZeleikaRobinson
ZeleikaRobinson

@CountyGrind @Bill ... Inexperienced Novice Barack Hussein Obama

ZeleikaRobinson
ZeleikaRobinson

@CountyGrind @Bill .... only if those Democrats had opted for an Experienced and Professional Candidate, such as Hilary Clinton, and not

ZeleikaRobinson
ZeleikaRobinson

@CountyGrind @Bill ... and there are the Democrats who appointed some colloquial, Inexperienced Novice, to the role of candidate & President

dvorahsimon
dvorahsimon

@CountyGrind @Bill Maher Now Bill, you know that's really insulting to mental patients, comparing them to Republicans like that.

ConstanceJackso
ConstanceJackso

@CountyGrind @Bill Someone should stand at the door of GOP Conv and pass out aluminum hats to all that enter. Is there enough aluminum?

sonnycecil
sonnycecil

'Mental Patient' ?? As a person with a diagnosed mental illness and needing treatment should I be offended? How 'politically incorrect' :)

carissa.hill
carissa.hill

OK,if there is a New Rule that you cannot campaign with your Mom, can you still campaign for your Mom?  I set up this campaign,  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/176116?a=892588 ,  for my Mom just the other day because she has survived past the time the doctors said she had with her terminal illness, is not yet 65 and is struggling to pay her bills.  If Romney and Ryan win, they will repeal Obamacare,  give someone like her vouchers instead so they can try to buy private insurance which they will be denied for having a pre-existing condition. DOH!   Luckily she turns 65 soon.  Love you Mom!!

smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

One of the few surviving comedians from the eighties that stuck to his principles and remained funny.  Used to love Miller until he took a hard right.

siskavus
siskavus

 @keithbender

 I am Catholic with a mind of my own.....my thought is that there is a priest traveling with Paul Ryan......he needs one to confess his sin of lieing to

CliveCillian
CliveCillian

@MrCellophane2 @CountyGrind @billmaher Teabillies love teabagging, especially if a goat is doing it.

amyluvsdogs
amyluvsdogs

@dvorahsimon @CountyGrind @Bill lmfao!

MullaneyMelanie
MullaneyMelanie

@dvorahsimon is because mental patients are much smarter than Republicans

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @carissa.hill fyi check the ryan budget plan..medicaid is immediately eliminated...my mom needs it to survive after working while disabled for 25 years...think she paid her dues, while the 1% have been sticking it to us since Bush was in office. 

CRobinson
CRobinson

 @smdrpepper Miller became one of the people he used to mock.  Who foresaw that Dennis Miller was the gullible one?

MrCellophane2
MrCellophane2

@CliveCillian @CountyGrind @billmaher can they do it without supreme goats? sounds like #sarah #palin & her #todd willnot bethere to join in

carissa.hill
carissa.hill

 @david_saint01 Yeah I know :)  I was giving the best scenario since Ryan reassured all the old folks down there that he would not be taking away their medicare that they are already on which is different than medicaid.  My mom is about to be completely on Medicare and has never been on Medicaid.  Still anyone persuaded by his argument that he won't be taking away 'their' medicare is Narcissistic with a capital N.

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