Bill Maher on Friday used Brett Favre's penis sexting incident to bash Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Christine O'Donnell, and white men.
During the "New Rules" segment of HBO's "Real Time" concerning this disgusting matter, Maher said it demonstrated "how pathetic and clueless white American males have become because the kind of guy who thinks there are women out there who just cold want to see your c--k is the same kind of guy who thinks Sarah Palin is swell and tax cuts pay for themselves."
From there, the so-called comedian went into a vulgar, six minute monologue bashing Palin - who he called a "MILF" as well as a "traditional idiot housewife" - white men, and all things conservative (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL MAHER: Finally new rule -- if a woman rejects your first dozen advances don't up the ante by sending her a picture of your penis. This week we found out that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre allegedly tried to get with a young woman by sending her MySpace messages, voicemails, notes through a friend and when none of that worked and when it was third and long -- though not as long as most of us would have imagined - he decided to sext her pictures of little Brett to close the deal. You know, Brett, I get it. Your dictionary doesn't include the word quit or retire or married, but you've got to at least understand punt.
You know the worst part about having sex with Brett Favre? He keeps saying he's finished and then he comes back to drag it out for another year. To me this story really isn't about sports or sex or how necessary caller ID is. It's about how pathetic and clueless white American males have become because the kind of guy who thinks there are women out there who just cold want to see your cock is the same kind of guy who thinks Sarah Palin is swell and tax cuts pay for themselves. I will explain that connection further. But first let's just dwell for one more minute on how stupid it is to forget that in 2010 when you text someone a picture of your genitals, you're not just sending it to that person but to every person on the planet who has access to the internet. Somewhere right now there's a tribesman in Samoa thinking, Brett Favre is texting a picture of his dick to a woman? That shit never worked. And he's right. No one in the history of mankind has ever wanted to see a picture of a penis. Go back to the earliest cave painting. The very first one is of a cock and after that there all antelopes and sunrises.
But for some reason men persist. Why? And here's what we're getting to, because men have always been in charge, especially white men. Brett Favre is like a lot of white males. He's owned the world for so long, he's going a little crazy now that he doesn't. Also like many white men across the country, he lost his job to a Mexican.
And if Brett Favre's penis could talk, what would it say? Well, other than no photos please, I think it would say, I'm not a witch. I'm you. Because for hundreds of years, white penises were America. White penises found America. They made the rules and they called the shots, in the workplace, in the home and at the ballot box. But now the unthinkable is happening. White penises are becoming the minority. 2010 was the first year in which more minority babies were born than white babies. This is what conservatives are really upset about. That the president is black, and the Secretary of State is a woman, and every shortstop is Latino, and every daytime talk show host is a lesbian. And suddenly this country is way off track and needs some serious restoring. If penises could cry, and I believe they can, then white penises are crying all over America. And that's where this crew comes in. The lovely MILFs of the new rank. And their little secret is that their popularity comes exclusively from white men. Look at the polling. Minorities hate them. Women hate them. Only white men like them. I'm no psychiatrist but I do own a couch. And my theory is that these women represent something those men miss dearly: the traditional idiot housewife.
If an election between Obama and Sarah Palin were held today and only white men could vote, Sarah Palin would be president. Did you know that in 1788, when there were 4 million people in America, only 39,000 of them, the rich white men, got to vote? That doesn’t sound good to you? Well, what I if threw in a picture of my cock?
Which brings me back to Brett Favre, and I think it is worth noting that in one of the alleged photos of Mr. Favre, he is pleasuring himself on a bed while wearing Crocs. And if you think about it, is there any better metaphor for the sad state of America today than an over the hill white guy lazily masturbating in plastic shoes?
Disgusting. Can you imagine a comedian doing this kind of a presentation tying a white football star's sexual indiscretions to Democrat women such as Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi? The National Organization for Women would already be demanding an apology from Maher and HBO.
Of course, what we have found in recent years is women bashing is quite acceptable in America today as long as those women are Republicans.
On a more contextual note, Maher was once again playing fast and loose with the facts. The idea that Palin's support only comes from white men is nonsense. A CBS News poll from April found 28 percent of men view Palin favorably as opposed to 36 percent who didn't. This wasn't all that different from the female ratio of 21 percent to 40 percent.
As for how minorities feel about Palin, I couldn't find any poll reporting such and wonder where Maher got this opinion from.
Yet this negative view of female politicians is by no means exclusive to Palin and conservative women. As Salon reported October 8:
One problem is that powerful female politicians tend to be divisive, to say the least. In a New York Times/CBS poll from the summer of 2007, Hillary Clinton was viewed unfavorably by 42% of registered voters. She polled as high as 46% unfavorable before that. (Gallup had her at 50% unfavorable.) Everyone also began hating San Francisco liberal Nancy Pelosi once she became Speaker of the House.
All these women have been relentlessly demonized by their political opponents. And for different reasons, they're all pretty easy targets.
"Relentlessly demonized." Yes, I'd say that's exactly what Bill Maher and his ilk have done and continue to do to Sarah Palin.
As a final note concerning Maher's loose use of questionable statistics, there were actually only 3 million people in America according to the 1790 census. As for the small number that voted in our nation's first presidential election, only ten of the thirteen states participated as North Carolina and Rhode Island were ineligible having failed to ratify the Constitution; New York failed to appoint its allotment of electors.
Maybe more importantly, only six of the ten states that participated in that election actually had a popular vote. The other four had only electors cast ballots.
As such, Maher's use of our nation's first presidential election to bash "rich white men" was as factually-challenged as it was disgraceful.
But that shouldn't surprise us about Maher who is famous for never letting the truth get in the way of an attack on a conservative.
*****Update: Ann Coulter points out more Maher idiocy via e-mail --
He said Favre was upset – and did something only a white guy would do, send a pic of his penis to a girl – because like most white men, his job was taken by a minority. Then Maher showed a picture of Mark Sanchez as the minority who took Favre’s job.
Mark Sanchez was accused of RAPE! RAPE!
Yeah, only a white guy would do something so vulgar as send a pic of his penis to a chick.
For those that have forgotten, Sanchez was accused of rape while a freshman at USC.