Quote of the Day

You know, Republicans have created this completely fictional president. His name is Barack X and he’s an Islamo-socialist revolutionary who’s coming for your guns, raising your taxes, slashing the military, apologizing to other countries, and taking his cues from Europe or worse yet, Saul Alinsky. And this is how politics has changed; you used to have to run against an actual candidate, but now you just recreate him inside the bubble and run against your new fictional candidate.

That’s how Bush won in 2004, by running against John Kerry, a French war criminal. And speaking of Bush, I know conservatives are saying oh Bill, come on Democrats did the same thing to him. No. Say what you will about the left’s hatred of Bush, at least we were hating on the real guy. We didn’t invent a boogeyman who tanked the economy, took us to war on false pretenses, and tortured prisoners. That was the actual guy.

But run down the list of complaints about fantasy Obama. He wants to raise your taxes, even though he’s lowered them. Confiscate your guns, even though he’s never mentioned it, and read terrorists their rights, yeah, like he did Tuesday in Somalia. And look what Gingrich said about him this month. (Video of Gingrich claiming Obama is against work). Yes, Obama is anti-work. You remember the bill he championed, The Grab A Corona And Call In Sick Act.

You see, the difference is the Republicans hatred of Obama is based on a paranoid feeling about what he might do. What’s he’s thinking. What he secretly wants to change. Anger with Bush was based on what he actually did. What Bush was thinking didn’t matter, because he wasn’t.

I’ve mentioned many times that there is little relationship between the real Barack Obama and the Barack Obama which Mitt Romney and other Republians talk about. Bill Maher broadcast this back in January, but I’ve just seen the above graphic being spread on Facebook this week. Transcript and links via Politicus USA. Here’s the video:

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    bill clemens says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    OppressedProgressive says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    r.j. barker says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    Terri Harvey says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    Anassa Memmo says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    snoopervizion says:

    MT @RonChusid: Quote of Day: Bill Maher on fictional ver of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/2vffpsT0

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    Allison Suell says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    Mary Mullane says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    John Sonntag says:

    RT @ronchusid: Quote of the Day #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/u7QeqawC

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    JUDI says:

    Repubs version of Obama…made up// Quote of the Day – http://t.co/tLgHR3wR

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    Craig says:

    Quote of the Day – http://t.co/TSOMb7CV

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    Eddie Barnes says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    Eddie Barnes says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    Prysmith says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    Prysmith says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    Karen says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/6wzdNMSG

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    Philo Vaihinger says:

    The fiction runs a whole nuther layer deep.

    First layer, Obama and the liberals are socialists.

    Second layer, socialism – you know, public schools and fire departments, universal health care, retirement in comfort and dignity, Keynesian policies at the Fed – would be really, really awful for the mass of ordinary Americans.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Philo,

    I see your point but would not use socialism as you do. Some do redefine socialism to essentially mean liberal economic policies as opposed to the original definition, which might make sense considering that there are few left promoting socialism under its original meaning.

    There are still problems with saying Obama is a socialist. First. many of the right wingers who call Obama a socialist also call him a Marxist, which is totally ridiculous.

    Even if socialism is being used to mean liberal policies, it would require quite a change in meaning to include Obama, whose policies have been rather centrist on economic matters. His health care plan greatly expands private health care coverage. Corporate profits are at record highs under Obama. Even though he doesn’t give business everything they want (which would mean pretty much an absence of any necessary regulation), his administration has been quite pro-business.

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    Liberal Effects says:

    » Quote of the Day Liberal Values http://t.co/sWCkH1A4

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    Carmine Bello says:

    Always count on @billmaher to tell it like it is! RT @LiberalEffects: » Quote of the Day Liberal Values http://t.co/AigpjXJE

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    John Q says:

    Yeah, Ron Chusid is right.  

    If you look back on last century’s presidents, and ask who is Obama most like in temperament and policy, you gotta say: Eisenhower.

  22. 24
    Liberal Effects says:

    Always count on @billmaher to tell it like it is! RT @LiberalEffects: » Quote of the Day Liberal Values http://t.co/AigpjXJE

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    *.,.* says:

    Quote of the Day: Bill Maher on the fictional version of Obama which Republicans keep attacking. #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/y7PJUMex

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    dmcrane says:

    Great Bill Maher Quote of the Day & video – http://t.co/YnJCqSDl http://t.co/YnJCqSDl

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    Valerie says:

    #gOp running against an imaginary Obama~ http://t.co/Xzaywop5

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    tommyP says:

    RT @ronchusid: Quote of the Day #p2 #p21 #topprog http://t.co/QlQXmZYb Bill Maher on GOP Creating fictional Pres to run against. Good one

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    Sue Bryce says:

    Cons have to create fictional Obama to run against- http://t.co/InerMsu6 #stoprush

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