Maher on How the GOP Misunderstands Occupy Wall Street: Not the Counterculture, It's the Culture

Bill Maher's "New Rules" segment on his "Real Time" show last night addressed what he saw as the GOP misunderstanding oc "ccupy Wall STreet," its eagerness to live in the past by branding hte protesters as hippies who will leave, in Limbaugh's words, when the free drugs and sex wins out.

 "Republicans are still fighting the culture wars of the 60s, said Maher, but that war is over--"that's why Rick Santorum will never be President and a black guy who st\norted cocaine is."

And besides, he added, these protesters "don't want free love, they want paid employment."

 Watch below. And here's a transcript.

Further down, there's an extra video via Mediaite from Maher's opening segment in which he makes fun of the GOP for being bloodthirsty and eager to kill our enemies but nonetheless maintaining absolute refusal to acknowledge Obama's foreign policy in that arena at all. "It's like they're on a game show and the password [they can't say] is Obama."

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at October 22, 2011, 4:12am

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