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Bill Maher Rips Santorum, GOP Over the Gay Obsession: VIDEO


On last night's Tonight Show, Jay Leno asked Bill Maher how thrilled he is about Santorum's 'surge'. "He thinks life begins at erection," says Maher before launching into a rant about the GOP's obsession with gay marriage.


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  1. I have always thought that to be true. Tv has really help people get more comfortable with gay people.

    Posted by: Peter | Feb 16, 2012 1:15:51 PM

  2. every time a politician stoops to anti-gay rhetoric what they're actually telling their party is "I don't think you people are smart enough to understand political issues of security, taxation, the economy and jobs, so I'm gonna resort to whatever social prejudices your limited mentalities still have a baseless issue with."

    that's how they get people to vote against their own best interests. ignore the stuff that will actually affect them (jobs, healthcare, pension security, taxes) and say "the other guy will force you to abort a baby and turn your daughter into a lesbian!"

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 16, 2012 1:20:22 PM

  3. Preach it, Bill!

    Did anyone notice that he didn't specify which kinds of gays people's attitudes are changing on? Almost like it shouldn't matter! Shocking!

    Posted by: TJ | Feb 16, 2012 1:21:38 PM

  4. He's the man!

    Posted by: David R. | Feb 16, 2012 1:49:42 PM

  5. Maher is funny. Leno is still a tool.

    Posted by: EO | Feb 16, 2012 1:52:42 PM

  6. No, Bill. TV shows with gay characters came about as a RESULT of us doing the very hard, and brave, work of coming out of the closets to show our faces and changing public opinions, one person in front of us at a time. No network is going to risk putting on a show unless they did the market studies to see if it would be profitable. Can you imaging All In The Family being dropped into the 50's or the early part of the 60's? No, the power came from the people.

    Posted by: greg | Feb 16, 2012 2:40:37 PM

  7. to be fair, Greg, art has always held up the mirror to society and also acted as the hammer that smashed the Glass Ceilings.

    look back at the history of Broadway - Show Boat, South Pacific, A Raisin in the Sun, and more. addressing the realities of racial injustice decades before "racial equality" became "popular".

    while it is indeed the grassroots work of person-to-person connections that make a massive impact, we cannot deny the transformative power of art.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 16, 2012 2:51:18 PM

  8. I think the biggest change comes from normal people like all of us when we come out of the closet. I'm the youngest of 13 children in a family of Palin lovers.. After coming out most of them have come to understand what it means to be gay and offer a lot of support.

    Posted by: Lucas | Feb 16, 2012 2:57:05 PM

  9. "life begins at erection" - best line I've heard all week!

    Posted by: Bobby | Feb 16, 2012 3:09:26 PM

  10. Count me in.....I'm in full agreement.........

    Standing up,coming out, being known as gay and daring anyone to do/say anything about it, that has changed everything......that's what has achieved everything........and that includes those activists in ACT UP who always had the ball$ to stand up !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 16, 2012 6:11:57 PM

  11. Santorum might get the GOP nomination by playing the gay attack card- but can he really win the national election on that alone?!

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 16, 2012 6:16:53 PM

  12. Maher is so smart and smooth and articulate and funny and masculine. I would do him in a minute.

    Posted by: Rob | Feb 17, 2012 5:02:29 AM

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