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Thursday, March 29, 2007

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The I’m Not a Political Genius
But I Play One on TV Award
Award 3
Runners-Up
"The election is four days away, and I’m through dicking around with you. Here are the leads, here are your talking points: One, when they say ‘Democrats will raise taxes,’ you say, ‘We have to because someone spent all the money in the world cutting Paris Hilton’s taxes and not killing Osama bin Laden.’ [applause]....
"Two, when they say the ‘terrorists want the Democrats to win,’ you say, ‘Are you insane? George Bush has been a terrorist’s wet dream.’ He inflames radical hatred against America and then runs on offering to protect us from it. It’s like a guy throwing shit on you and then selling you relief from the flies. [laughter and applause]
"Three, when they say ‘cut and run’ or ‘defeatocrat,’ you say, ‘Bush lost the war, period.’ [applause] All this nonsense about the violence is getting worse over there because they’re trying to influence the election, no, it’s getting worse because you drew up the post-war plans on the back of a cocktail napkin at Applebee’s. [applause] And of course Democrats want to win, but that’s impossible now that you’ve ethnically-cleansed the place by making it unlivable — just like you did with New Orleans. [applause]....
"There’s your talking points. Vote Republican and you vote to enable George Bush to keep ruling as an emperor — a retarded child emperor [laughter], but an emperor."
— Bill Maher on his HBO program Real Time with Bill Maher November 3, offering his suggested "talking points" for Democratic candidates.
 

"I think President George W. Bush, I think Cheney, I think Rumsfeld, I think all of these people have lost any moral integrity. I find what we are doing is hugely immoral....Al-Qaeda tortures. We torture. Al-Qaeda’s killed innocent people. We kill innocent people....We have no business doing what we do."
— Singer/activist Harry Belafonte on CNN’s The Situation Room, January 23.
 


And the winner is...
 
Co-host Rosie O’Donnell: "As a result of the [9/11] attack and the killing of nearly 3,000 innocent people, we invaded two countries and killed innocent people in their countries."
Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "But do you understand that, that the belief funding those attacks, okay, that is widespread. And if you take radical Islam and if you want to talk about what’s going on there, you have to-"
O’Donnell, interrupting: "Wait just one second. Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America [loud applause]."
— Exchange on ABC’s The View, September 12.
 

 

Video from MRC's 2007 gala




The nominees for the I’m Not a Political Genius But I Play One on TV Award were introduced by Herman Cain.




Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak accepted the award on behalf of Rosie O’Donnell

     
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