Bill Maher and Jay Leno - September 28
Bill Maher made his first appearance on The Jay Leno Show. Click on the link above and see sidebar on right for all the inflammatory rhetoric spewed by those on the left.
JAY LENO: Well, you know, it's like I keep hearing this talk about death panels. People use the word "death panel." But, you know, we've had death panels...When we hear Bill Clinton talking about a vast right wing conspiracy and the president telling people that go to town hall meetings that they're rude, it makes us realize that speaking out and exercising our right of free speech is under attack.
BILL MAHER: That's Sarah Palin. Wait a second...
LENO: Yes. True.
MAHER: Sarah Palin is the one who brought up death panel... And you know what, Sarah Palin? I got news for you, honey. If we were gonna get rid of useless people, you would be the first to know.
However, when a right winger puts out a facebook post that asks "should Obama be killed," we on the right condemn that. It's wrong. You don't say stupid stuff like Michelle Bachmann should slit her wrists or ask whether you think the president of the United States should be killed.
There is a line that should be drawn when it comes to political discourse. You don't ever advocate, imply or infer that people you disagree with should be killed, whether it be by a death panel or a crazy loon.
As far as the right being able to say whatever inflammatory stuff they want to say, game on. The liberals own the board and we have to play their game. We can marginalize, we can fight with the most brutal of rhetoric if necessary. But you draw the line at what Maher said tonight.
I realize two wrongs don't make a right, and I don't advocate that anyone do anything to physically harm even the lowest of life forms on the planet, such as Bill Maher. But when you go on national television and tell somoeone that if there were death panels "you should be the first to go," don't expect it to be an easy ride after that.
Millions of American soldiers have died for our right to free speech. I hope what Bill Maher said tonight doesn't deter them from continuing to do that.
Bill Maher must hate women. In addition to sending Sarah Palin to the head of the line at the death panel, he also wants to choke Tila Tequila.