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Quotes

MAHERISMS

"Mitt Romney is worried sick about this hurricane. It could ruin everything. Not because of the convention; because it's headed straight toward the island where he keeps his money." -Bill Maher

"There was an awkward moment for Mitt today. He was practicing his big speech for the convention and he took a pregnant pause, and they made him carry it to term." -Bill Maher

"The female body has ways of shutting this down? Not only is this absurd, it is the worst superhero power ever!"

ON THE TODD AKIN SCANDAL

"The female body has ways of shutting this down? Not only is this absurd, it is the worst superhero power ever!" -Bill Maher

"Akin now getting death threats which they are investigating -- death threats. They have narrowed the list of suspects to 'all women everywhere.'" --Bill Maher

"I just don't think a lot of Republicans like it when single women have sex." --Bill Maher

"Todd says this, he immediately apologizes. There's a firestorm against it. But, is that what discourse is in America now?...I think he's got the message." -Rep. Jack Kingston

"Paul Ryan, from the national Right to Life people, has 100% rating. And Akin only has a 98% rating. What do you got to do to get that last two percent?" -Bill Maher

ON PAUL RYAN AS A VP PICK

"How can the Republicans get away with picking their Dennis Kucinich, but when -- if the Democrats tried it, all hell would break lose?" -Bill Maher

"I don't actually think it's like Dennis Kucinich. I think it's more like picking George Clooney...he is like the bit of a heart throb." -Arianna Huffington

"Paul Ryan has become a doormat...And he's become this little person who is following Romney around." -Arianna Huffington

ON MEDICARE CUTS

"Anyone who tells you that American seniors are not either going to have their services cut or we're going to have to pay more is...lying about it." -Katty Kay

"Why is the AMA for 'Obamacare'? If this is going to hurt doctors, why are they for 'Obamacare'?" -Bill Maher

ON THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

"I think that it is people lacking the political courage to pull out and say enough is enough. And I think that it's a shame that the young men and women are dying in a war that is unnecessary, unsustainable, and nobody even knows why we're doing it anymore." -D.L. Hughley

"We have the photographs in the New York Times as we reach the landmark, but where is the discussion of Afghanistan in the course of this campaign?" -Katty Kay

"Supporting the troops means believing that their mission was honorable....it is honorable. They're trying to save that country from complete chaos." -Avik Roy

Episode 256

August 24, 2012