Gushing that Hillary Clinton "might be the most overqualified candidate" for president since polymath Thomas Jefferson, liberal actress Ashley Judd was a no-brainer to win the 2015 Media Research Center's Celebrity Dumbass Award at last Thursday's MRC Gala and DisHonors Awards.
Up against that, former Star Trek star George Takei (Mr. Sulu) stood about as much chance of winning as a red-shirted ensign on a USS Enterprise away team. Bill Maher likewise found himself unable to shoot the moon with his nominated quip about how ObamaCare was a greater achievement than the Apollo missions.
You can watch the videos here or by clicking play on the embed below:
And here are the nominated quotes transcribed:
"I mean, obviously, I love Hillary Rodham Clinton....And so seeing her talk about early childhood vulnerability and brain development. Man, that woman is stout. She is stout. So yes, I will be all in when the time comes....I think she might be the most overqualified candidate we’ve had since, you know, Thomas Jefferson or George Washington." — Actress Ashley Judd on Larry King Now, an Ora.TV show also carried on Hulu and broadcast on RT, the Russian TV channel, January 30, 2015.
"I always hear that the moon landing was the last great thing that America did. I think the last great thing America did was giving health care to 30 million people [applause]. I find that to be so much more of a significant achievement than landing on the moon." — Host Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time, July 25, 2014.
"He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there....This man does not belong in the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America." — Actor George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, talking about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a June 30, 2015 interview with Fox 10 in Phoenix, Arizona.
To see conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly accept the “William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence” award, go here.
For the “Puppy Love” award, go here.
For quote of the year, go here.
To see all the awards, categories and nominees, check out the MRC’s DisHonors page.