Summary Bill Maher marked the fifth anniversary of the tea party Friday night by saying that the real origin of the group had everything to do with a "black president," namely Barack Obama. CNN contributor Margaret Hoover backed Kristol, saying that at first the tea party really was about fiscal issues, but went "off the rails" a bit in the ensuing years. "They don't really care about the debt that much," Maher said.
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Summary Following their blow up over the origins of the tea party , Bill Maher and Bill Kristol went at it even harder Friday night over the Pentagon's proposed spending cuts. While Maher argued that the relatively minor cuts could not possibly hurt our country's massive military, Kristol saw them as potentially disastrous. Maher showed the chart below, which was created by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and has been making the rounds the week, to ask why the U.S. needs to spend more on defense than the next 10 countries combined.
Summary The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol fired back at liberal comic Bill Maher for saying the tea party was about President Barack Obama being black, calling the claim "total bulls---." "It happened a month after he took office. Suddenly white people were very upset about debt, even though [former President George W.] Bush had raised the debt way more than Obama had." Kristol argued that the tea party was upset with Bush as well and they were "rebelling against the Republican establishment as well as the Democratic establishment."
Summary Bill Maher gave Bill Kristol a conniption fit on "Real Time" Friday during a conversation about the Tea Party, who that week celebrated their fifth anniversary as a thing that exists. (Incidentally, the fifth is the wood anniversary, so send your favorite tea partier a wooden picture frame with a photo of Ayn Rand.).
Summary Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, tore into HBO show host Bill Maher for saying the tea party movement is all about President Barack Obama's race. "Suddenly white people were very upset about debt, even though [former President George W.] Bush had raised the debt way more than Obama had." But Kristol said the tea party rebels against the establishment on both sides of the argument, and was angry with Bush as well.
Summary Appearing on comedian Bill Maher's program Friday evening , Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol ripped the host's claim that the Tea Party movement was spawned five years ago just because President Barack Obama is black. "It happened a month after he took office. Suddenly white people were very upset about debt even though Bush had raised the debt way more than Obama had." Kristol responded to that point by noting that the Tea Party movement was also "upset at Bush for raising the debt."
Summary Sometimes even a blind hog finds an acorn, and an unlikely press critic proves this humble proposition. Bill Maher, a famous purveyor of the politically correct who usually throws spitballs at conservatives, Christians and traditional values, thinks the Internet has destroyed the American culture.
Summary "What is with this new trend of people who have all the power acting like they're the oppressed ones?" Bill Maher ended his show Friday night by looking at the strange phenomenon of Christians, white people complaining about the treatment they are receiving from gays and African-Americans.