BILL MAHER SOLVES [TOLEDO] DEM'S PROBLEM
I think the head of the OFFICIAL Democratic Party and Bill Mahr see it the same way!
The problem with American politics today is that one party has the monopoly on all the anger. To be a Republican is to walk around all day madder than Paula Abdul with a fistful of Vicodin and nothing to wash it down with. [laughter]
And to be a Democrat means…I don't know. Your guess is as good as mine. [laughter] [applause] It seems like ever since Michael Dukakis was asked how he'd feel if his wife got raped, and he said, “Whatever,” [laughter] the Democrats have been the party that speaks softly and carries…Massachusetts. [laughter] When Dick Cheney says, “Go fuck yourself,” they say, “How hard?” [laughter]
In the last election, George Bush called John Kerry “a coward, a liar, a wimp, a flip-flopper and a war criminal.” And Kerry got so incensed, he almost fell off his windsurfer. [laughter] It's bad when the person in your party with the biggest balls is named Teresa. [laughter] [applause]
So, Democrats would do well to remember this: Anger can be good. Anger can be cleansing. Anger can be a force for change. Anger is what made America what it is in the world today: a hulking pariah whose only friends are toadies and sheiks. [laughter]
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