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GOPAC Prez Tells Bill Maher 'Right-Wing' Is 'Name-Calling:' VIDEO

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Right-wingers can be very thin-skinned. I'm sorry, homo sapiens with political beliefs on what is known as the conservative side of the spectrum can be very thin-skinned. Just look at David Avella, president of the Republican political action committee and a guest on Bill Maher's weekly talk show last night.

Though Avella admits President Obama's inaugural address had some ideas that the GOP can get behind, he accused the commander-in-chief of hypocritical name-calling.

"There are many things Republicans, thematically, can get behind," Avella said, before explaining that the president also demanded lawmakers not to treat "name-called as reasoned debate."

Avella went on, "This is a week [after] he sit [sic] and name-called and was critical of Republicans in his last press conference." Asked what name the Republicans were allegedly called, Avella replied, "right-wing Republican." Maher broke the news, "I got so many worse than that."

Pressed for an alternate term, Avella said he would have preferred the president said, "conservative" or "my friends on the other side of the aisle."

Meanwhile, former DNC head Howard Dean told Maher he thought President Obama's inauguration speech hit all the right (read: correct) notes.

"I thought the speech was something Americans out to embrace, which was equal rights for all Americans," he said. After the applause faded, he added, "And it's about time the President of the United States stood up to all this crazy crap on the right wing."

Watch video of Avella, Dean and some conversation about Sen. Rand Paul's silly questions during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's appearance before the Senate this week AFTER THE JUMP

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  1. Unfortunately, he is correct. The far Right has become so certifiably nuts that the term "Right Wing" has become equated not with a political view, but with radical fringe crazy people. Whose fault is this? The Right Wing.

    Posted by: Jeff Kurtti | Jan 26, 2013 1:48:42 PM


  2. this from the people who use "liberal" and "left" pejoratively???

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 26, 2013 1:56:00 PM


  3. Girl, please.

    Posted by: mikemike | Jan 26, 2013 2:08:46 PM


  4. Would he prefer what they really are - hate-filled EXTREME right-wing fascists?

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Jan 26, 2013 2:13:30 PM


  5. Cry me a f-ing river.

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Jan 26, 2013 2:32:03 PM


  6. I fee appropriately chastised by this. In the future I will refer to the Republican party by the more descriptive name: The American Taliban.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jan 26, 2013 2:32:41 PM


  7. Somebody call a WHAAAMBULANCE!

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jan 26, 2013 2:38:46 PM


  8. right. like muslim anti-christ beelzebub communist socialist fascist baby killers are all terms of endearment.

    Posted by: deedrdo | Jan 26, 2013 2:42:31 PM


  9. I'm glad they are worrying about what we call them instead of trying to actually push their right wing agenda.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 26, 2013 3:25:28 PM


  10. Fine. We'll call you Reichpublican. That is much better.

    Posted by: RMc | Jan 26, 2013 3:45:12 PM


  11. At last! The phrase "right wing" has become a pejorative the way they've used - and continue to use the word "liberal" - as if being liberal somehow made one a traitor.

    hypocrites. as usual.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jan 26, 2013 4:33:24 PM


  12. Avella really did in his own cause with such a vacuous statement. Other than the moronic notion that "right wing" is "name calling" and his atrocious (but typical) employment of false equivalence all over the place, he really didn't come off as a crazy wingnut (now that's name calling). Some day the business types and more moderate elements that remain in certain parts of the Republican party will wake up and realize they are going to have to do something about the teabaggers (more name calling, yay!)

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Jan 26, 2013 5:21:58 PM


  13. I just loved Clinton's "Turkey?" She surely earned an Oscar for in general keeping her cool.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Jan 26, 2013 5:52:32 PM


  14. those f**kin hypocritical b**tards even made the words "community organizer" pejorative--the people who brought us George W Bush. What freakin' nerve.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jan 26, 2013 6:28:37 PM


  15. Allow me to dredge some care from Giveafuck Bay.

    This from the party that uses the "Democrat" Party slur to describe their opposition.

    Posted by: Ferris | Jan 26, 2013 6:37:04 PM


  16. This is what happens when a political party runs out of ideas--they sit and whine and snivel defensively, trying to deflect attention from the fact that philosophically they have nothing going on. Avella is an empty-suit affirmative action placement of a PAC leader representing intellectually disadvantaged white-ish men.

    The Republican Party needs MORE intellectuals, not fewer; more ideas, not fewer; more empathy, not less; people with broader life's experiences, not morally complacent, intellectually narrow cyphers like Avella.

    Politics doesn't necessarily need less name-calling. What it needs less of is men like Avella.

    Posted by: Moniker | Jan 26, 2013 6:49:37 PM


  17. Republicans have made name calling and demonizing your opponent an art form! Really, this guy is just too much.

    Posted by: BETTY | Jan 26, 2013 7:35:26 PM


  18. IT'S BEEN MY EXPERIENCE ON THIS SITE AND OTHERS THAT THE "GAY LEFT" IS BY FAR THE MOST THIN SKINNED GROUP. THIS GROUP WOULD MAKE DANGEROUS PARENTS. AND WOULD NOT BE ABOVE EATING EACH OTHER ALIVE.

    Posted by: Glenn | Jan 26, 2013 9:00:22 PM


  19. THE "GAY LEFT" SURE LOOKS DANGEROUS WHEN IT'S IN ALL CAPS. RUN, CHILDREN, RUN!

    Posted by: Ernie | Jan 26, 2013 9:13:32 PM


  20. I THINK WHAT "GLENN" IS TRYING TO SAY IS THAT AVELLA IS JUST ANOTHER CLOSETED GAY "REPUBLICAN".

    Posted by: SCARE QUOTES AND ALL CAPS | Jan 26, 2013 9:21:36 PM


  21. Everyone is in the closet. Everyone... That's the answer to everything. That's how the world got populated. By gay couples adopting and surrogates. I get it.

    Posted by: Glenn | Jan 26, 2013 9:39:14 PM


  22. I only call them right wingers when I'm feeling kind. Normally I call them crazy fascist pigs or lying Nazi bastards. Calling them right wingers is really polite. Oh, there are good Republicans. You can find them in cemeteries and mausoleums all around the country.

    Posted by: Bob R | Jan 26, 2013 9:42:02 PM


  23. Go easy on the Necrophilia

    Posted by: Josh | Jan 26, 2013 9:53:55 PM


  24. MSNBC: 1/26 Gay people in the United States are just as likely as heterosexuals to experience domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, and bisexual women are more likely than other women to be abused, federal health experts said on Friday.

    Posted by: Josh | Jan 26, 2013 9:59:36 PM


  25. Funny, I was flipping throught the radio dials today and came across Larry Kudlow's show and they were talking about congress and they refered to and were talking about "right wingers"...hmmm, and they were all Republicans doing the talking. Were they name calling David?

    RICK, oops I mean GLENN: get a life.

    Posted by: DAN | Jan 26, 2013 10:08:37 PM


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