Episode 300

November 8, 2013


“Time magazine put Chris Christie on the cover with the caption, 'The Elephant in the Room.' And People magazine named him 'Sexiest Garbage Truck in a Suit.'” – Bill Maher


“Time magazine put Chris Christie on the cover with the caption, 'The Elephant in the Room.' And People magazine named him 'Sexiest Garbage Truck in a Suit.'” – Bill Maher

“In Virginia, their candidate for governor, Ken Cuccinelli, went down. Which is ironic, because he was trying to make oral sex illegal.” – Bill Maher


“When you think about all the people who actually get government healthcare, not just older people but poor people, soldiers, disabled people, it’s kind of just the regular in-between people who are discriminated against.” – Bill Maher

“Is it a garbage policy to make somebody who is 50 years old, who is never going to have children, make them pay for a plan that covers pregnancy? No, that doesn’t make it a garbage plan. It makes it a plan they don’t want, they don’t need!” – David Avella

“You’re going to go someday and you’re going to buy a car. And you’re going to see in the back, in the backseat, there’s going to be a hook that you can put a child seat. We do all kinds of things to make things better for all consumers, that not every consumer gets.” – Anthony Weiner

“We gave tax subsidies to people to buy a private product: insurance. That’s the sum and substance of Obamacare. That’s YOUR idea. Why don’t Republicans like it now that we wrote the law?” – Anthony Weiner

“They were blocked from getting the thing that they should have been able to look up. But the point is that when people did find it, mostly the people who are losing it are going to get something better. And to pretend not is disingenuous.” – Bill Maher

“There’s at least one way in which this is bringing about a kind of bipartisan comity. The notion of Republicans now embracing MSNBC hosts and Dylan Ratigan seems to me that we’ve got the country coming together here on the question.” – John Heilemann

Republicans' Reactions to Bill de Blasio's NYC Mayoral Win

“Jonah Goldberg tweeted, 'You morons deserve what you get now.' Which I assume is code for, 'Well, you know, the blacks are going to go crazy.' 'Oh, yeah, oh, boy, it’s going to be like the seventies all over again with the squeegee guys and the graffiti and the crack babies, and there’ll be needles in every Nathan’s hotdog.'” – Bill Maher

“Well, they looked up on election night and saw the hammer and sickle on the side of the Chrysler Building. That was the kind of giveaway that it was a new era in New York.” – John Heilemann

“The Republicans seem to go to this place where they try to scare people rather than say, 'You know what? The election is over. Let’s figure out a way to help him govern.' And that’s got to change.” – Anthony Weiner

The Tea Party; Races in New Jersey/Virginia

“Do they need to be part of a coalition that gets Republicans elected? Absolutely. And those who want to bring spending under control, they were part of that coalition that helped Chris Christie.” – David Avella

“This candidate was so nutty from Republican donors’ point of view that they let him go totally underfunded against a beatable Democrat because they were, in fact, totally panicked. And the debt ceiling fight and the government shutdown killed Ken Cuccinelli among federal employees who live in Northern Virginia, who voted overwhelmingly for Terry McAuliffe.” – John Heilemann

“The Tea Party is still alive and well. And folks like Chris Christie, there is no way he is going to win. As we say in Texas, 'That dog don’t hunt.' You bring him into Texas, you bring him into Mississippi, Alabama, ideologically, he is way too liberal.” – Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Obama & The NSA

“Obama is doing worse. He's doing more than Bush did. The whole thing is growing. That’s why he’s building Bluffdale. They’re collecting so much more data.” – Bill Binney

“If he was just using metadata like they want – they like to talk about, “We’re only after metadata” – the only storage they’d need to do that was what is up here on the stage. You could put the entire world’s metadata in that storage. And they don’t need the hundreds of thousands of square feet.” – Bill Binney

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