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The conservative obsession with demonizing President Obama

Comedian, TV host and all around iconoclast Bill Maher is a reliable source of both insightful and goofy stuff, but last night he was dead on with the following comments he made during an appearance on CNN’s Larry King Live:

MAHER: But, you know, when that Republican congressman, was it Barton, came out defending BP?

KING: Barton of Texas.

MAHER: I was…this is astounding. It just shows that they are so insane about Barack Obama and whatever he is for, they will be against, even if it matters — if it means their own political destruction. I mean, who would defend BP?

If Obama came out tomorrow and said, I have the cure for cancer, I swear they would call a press conference and say: Hold on, we’re not sure this is the right thing to do. We got a lot of money from the cancer people. And we’re not sure this — but this could affect jobs, this could affect growth, what about the people who cure cancer? What about the people who operate on the people who have cancer? What — I mean, they would find some argument to be pro-cancer.

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