Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bill Maher does the impossible for liberals, choosing between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

Maher criticized Republicans for whittling down their 17 initial candidates to two people who were essentially like the former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and the late Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-Wis.), notorious for his “witch-hunt“ for suspected Communists in the 1950s. “Hillary Clinton is not a sure thing,” the comedian added. “You need a fall back besides suicide and Canada.” 

He detailed the differences between Trump and Cruz, describing the former as “like Ebola, he’ll violently kill you right away” and the latter as “more like the Zika virus, we won’t see the damage until future generations.” 

My favorite part was of course was identifying Trump supporters Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, and Ben Carson as "Catty, Fatty, and Batty.".


  1. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Petition to allow guns at Republican convention earns 24,000 signatures


  2. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Another one of his great Friday shows! Loved his views of Trump and Cruz and noticed he is going after Sarah Palin more often!

    His final comparison of 'Catty, Fatty and Batty' was a riot!

  3. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Trump is dangerous. He has the nuclear triad and he will use them because he can.

  4. Anonymous2:20 PM

    In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays

  5. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Transcript: Donald Trump Expounds on His Foreign Policy Views

  6. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Would have even been more convincing had Maher not fucked up his final punchline.

  7. O/T -- Sanders just won Washington (101 delegates) and Alaska (16). wow

  8. Randall3:20 PM

    I don't believe that the election of either Trump or Cruz to president would be the end of the republic.
    Yes - it would be a really shitty four years - but it wouldn't end the republic.

    I also believe that the election of either Sanders or Clinton would be good for the country.

    I love Bernie Sanders' passion and commitment to 'the little guy'.

    Hillary has the experience and the chops to get things done. (And she is not one bit intimidated by Republicans.)

    But the best thing for the United States would be a Democratic president and a Democratic-majority Senate.

    1. Anonymous7:28 PM

      Oh, please don't leave the house in the hands of the republicans. We need to control both. I thought for sure by now the republican party would have disintegrated, but I'm not holding my breathe.

    2. Leland2:37 AM

      Sorry, Randall, but things would be shitty for a LOT longer than four years! It would take many years to get rid of even most of the damage done by either one. I'm thinking of things like SCOTUS, for one thing.

      And I agree with 7:28. We need BOTH sides of Congress!

  9. O/T -- more on Bernie:

    The MSM is taking notice: we have ourselves a horse race.

    "Sanders was also slightly ahead of Hillary Clinton in a new national poll from Bloomberg Politics, which found he was the first choice of 49 percent of people who already voted or planned to participate in this year’s Democratic nominating contests.

    He also held larger leads than Clinton against all remaining GOP contenders in hypothetical fall match-ups.

    "But the more concrete signs of Sanders’ steady monentum come from developments this week, where Sanders won more delegates than Clinton in Tuesday’s contests in Arizona, Utah and Idaho.

    An analysis by MSNBC found that “he ended up taking away a tidy 57 percent of the pledged delegates up for grabs that day. And as it happens, 58 percent is the percentage of outstanding pledged delegates Sanders needs to win from now on in order to finish the primary calendar with more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton.”

    "Sanders has won seven out of the nine caucuses held so far in 2016—he tied in Iowa—and by larger margins than in states holding primaries. That edge, exemplified by his getting 80 percent of the vote in Utah and Idaho this week—has helped him win more delegates than Clinton, cutting into her lead after sweeping southern states."

    1. Anonymous3:53 PM

      Well yeah. Anyone who thought they could predict what the Pacific Northwest would do based off of what the South did has dusty moths for brain matter.

    2. Anonymous4:17 PM

      @ 3:53 -- I think I could have, coming from the West. Everybody I know & any of their friends are voting for Bernie. Dust moths salute you. :D

    3. Anonymous5:02 PM

      I thought that, due to the super delegates, that Bernie had basically no chance?

    4. Exactly.

      Take the Superdelegates out of the equation and then let's see where the two of them stand.

  10. Anonymous4:09 PM

    I like Bernie, but just don't have confidence in him getting those things done that he keeps talking about. I'm not sure he'd get much through Congress!

    Where I see Hillary Clinton as a doer and someone who has vast knowledge of working with others within our country and throughout the world (as Secretary of State).

    She will have my vote!

    I notice the media really is pushing Bernie on the country and giving Hillary very little coverage in comparison.

    Much the same as they've been doing for Trump!

    1. AKinPA5:25 PM

      My fear with Bernie is that you hear very little about him being a democratic socialist. Should he get the nomination, that is all the GOP will talk and fear monger about. Hillary has had decades of experience being attacked by the GOP and has handled it increasingly well. Bernie doesn't have either that experience or her foreign policy experience.

      Not only do I think he won't get anything through but his plans for implementing his ideas (which I love) are almost as nonspecific or unrealistic as Drumph's.

      I can see Hillary skewering either Drumph or Cruz in a debate. I don't have the same confidence that Bernie would be able to do as well as Hillary with either of them in a debate.

      It's going to be a hideous campaign no matter who wins the nominations and I don't think it will be easy for either Bernie or Hillary. I'm really worried (terrified is probably more accurate) after seeing the appeal that both Drumph and Cruz have for so many Americans.

      Hope I can still log into IM from Stockholm or wherever come January 20.

  11. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Secular Trump over bible-thumping Cruz any day! Let's not confuse being an asshole - a winning strategy for the GOP nomination- with being a real asshole like Lyin' Ted.

    1. Leland2:34 AM

      Trump is not JUST an asshole. He is a Fascist with Nazi tendencies. And Cruz is a religious fanatic.

      I don't want either of them NEAR the White House - EVER!

  12. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Is it too late for Thad McCotter to throw his knitted cap into the ring?

  13. Anonymous7:21 PM

    Cruz is far more dangerous than Trump. If Trump gets the nod, he'll move to the middle. If Cruz wins he'll double down on his Christofascist plans for the country.

    1. If Cruz wins the Oval Office you're looking at The Handmaid's Tale.

      If Drumpf wins you're looking at Mein Kampf.

  14. Chris Lay on Twitter has a brilliant flowchart to help the undecided vote in the primaries:


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