You knew when you saw conservative author Ann Coulter was pitted against far-left MSNBC contributor and Nation magazine editor Christopher Hayes on HBO's "Real Time" sparks were going to fly.
Such occurred when Hayes told the panel that his mother works for the government prompting Coulter to respond, "She is a drain on society" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRISTOPHER HAYES, NATION EDITOR AND MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: The only thing that has been done, which is the Recovery Act, and CBO estimated increased employment by 1.5 to 3 ½ million people. That’s it. That’s the one concrete thing that has been done.
AMANDA FOREMAN, AUTHOR: I’m sorry, government does not create jobs.
HAYES: Sure it does.
FOREMAN: It doesn’t, no. Ideas create jobs. Innovation creates jobs.
BILL MAHER, HOST: During the Depression government didn't create jobs?
Once again Maher showed his stupidity. The unemployment rate in 1929 was 3.2 percent. After federal spending tripled from $3 billion to $9 billion, unemployment was 17.2 percent ten years later.
Liberals just can't get it through their heads that all the money and New Deal programs thrown at the Depression did little to solve it. But I digress:
FOREMAN: They were temp, they were temporary jobs. That’s not a job-job. Under Bill Clinton…
HAYES: What’s a job-job?
FOREMAN: Under Bill Clinton, 23 million…
HAYES: My Mom works for the government. She doesn’t have a job-job?
FOREMAN: That’s not a…
ANN COULTER: No. She is a drain on society.
HAYES: Oh. Thank you.
FOREMAN: I wouldn’t go that far.
MAHER: Your mother personally.
MAHER: We want you to know that. Your mother is a drain on…
COULTER: Well, you asked.
HAYES: Ann Coulter thinks you’re a drain on society.
FOREMAN: What Ann means, she's not a revenue producer. She’s not a revenue producer.
COULTER: Right. She’s a revenue taker.
FOREMAN: No, she’s gainfully employed, but she’s not a revenue producer.
COULTER: No, it's worse than not having a job, having a government job, because you have somebody doing something nobody wants, taxpayers pay for it, and they can never get rid of them.
Game, set, and match.