Bill Maher, a darling of the liberal talk show land, referred to Barack Obama in a derogatory manner on a national television appearance earlier this week — but he couched it in terms of how he thought Republicans viewed the president during the Superstorm Sandy days.
Mr. Maher was explaining to Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" why Republicans don't wholly support New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie, in part because of the governor's complimentary reach-out to President Obama after the hurricane hit. Mr. Maher's point: Many in the GOP still dislike Mr. Christie, just because he cozied with Mr. Obama and thanked him profusely for the federal response and aid.
But his words, Raw Story reported: "After Hurricane Sandy, as we all know, [Christie] hugged President Blackula, so, you know, he's got Kenya cooties on him. It's the worst thing you can do as a Republican. [Christie] actually praised him. He put his arm around him and said, 'You're doin' a heck of a job, Brownie!' "
Mr. Maher's appearance on the show was marked by other similarly insulting quips. For instance, he said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had little to offer the Republican Party outside of anger and a mean character, Raw Story reported.
He said her only other trait that set her apart from other Republicans was that she was "the least qualified public official since Caligula nominated his horse," the media outlet reported.
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