Women! Can't live with 'em, can't vote for 'em
From tonight’s “Real Time with Bill Maher":
Bill Maher: I'm not trying to be sexist here, but I'm just saying that women try a lot of different tacks when they're in arguments.
Harry Shearer: Do you remember the website in the 90s , where it was all her different hairstyles?
Maher: Well, hairstyles.
Harry Shearer: Yes, but now there's going to be a website with all her different personalities.
Maher: Well, we made a montage, actually. Just to show you that, just -- I'm not being sexist -- I'm just saying that men, when we argue, we're kind of a one-trick pony, we try our one thing, and then we --
Shearer: We yell.
Maher: And then we sulk when we don't get our way.
[Plays a clip of Hillary, misty-eyed at a campaign event]
Maher: But look at Hillary Clinton. Because the first thing a woman does, of course, is cry. [Affecting a dramatic, teary voice] "I just want to be happy. Why can't you just love me?"
Maher: And then they go to sweet talking.
[Plays a clip of Hillary complimenting Obama at a recent debate]
Maher: "You're the best thing that ever happened to me! And you look so handsome in that tie!"
[Plays a clip of Hillary saying "shame on you" about Obama's "Harry and Louise" brochure]
Maher: And then they throw an anger fit totally unrelated to anything. "Stay home and watch the game. See if I care."
[Plays a clip of Hillary mocking Obama's soaring rhetoric]
Maher: And when it doesn't work, they bring out the sarcasm. "Oh, I'm just a woman, I couldn't possibly understand the issues like you could." Don't write me, please ladies, don't write me.
Christopher Hitchens: And then if you say "whine, whine, whine," they say that's sexist.
Imagine what Bill could accomplish if he tried to be sexist!
No need to put in too much effort, though, because there are so many reasons to hate Hillary Clinton, and her being a chick is just one of them.
Sadly, Maher's demeaning shtick ruined one of the only times someone (i.e., Maher himself) in the mainstream media acknowledged how slanted against Hillary the Tim Russert / Brian Williams snuff debate was.
Now, can you imagine someone -- especially an iconic, progressive someone -- doing a routine about Obama's ethnicity, rattling off a series of unabashedly pejorative stereotypes about the way black people act and speak? Even to satirize this load of iron-my-shirts misogyny, I couldn't possibly go there. So I'm kinda disappointed in you, Bill. Because sometimes politically incorrect is just plain incorrect.