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Watch: Bill Maher Skewers Conservative "Instant Heroes" Like Kim Davis and George Zimmerman

“Republicans have to stop being surprised when their instant heroes turn out to be embarrassments," Maher said.

Last night on Real Time, Bill Maher skewered conservatives' habit of idolizing right-wing folk heroes that turn out to be racists, degenerates, hypocrites, or all of the above. 

"New Rule: Republicans have to stop being surprised when their instant heroes turn out to be embarrassments," Maher said. "They’re so anxious to buddy-up to the forgotten good people that when a Kim Davis or a Joe the Plumber or a Cliven Bundy come along, they rush to say "Now here’s a real American" when they should be saying "What’s up with this asshole?"

Maher listed several GOP misfires, including Kim Davis, Josh Duggar, Cliven Bundy, and the most grotesque of all, killer George Zimmerman.

"Zimmerman's [since his trial] has had more contact with the police than Dunkin' Donuts." Maher joked. "And I would be remiss in this rundown of Republican nut-of-the-month club if I didn't mention 'Joe the Plumber' who during the 2008 election said he didn't want to pay high taxes on his small business... which it turned out he didn't have, because it would hold back his career as a plumber... which it turned out he wasn't either."

Watch the clip below:

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