Bill Maher touched on the resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich last night on the "Overtime" portion of Real Time with Bill Maher. It's unclear how long the discussion went on about it but in a brief segment that appeared online a couple of Maher's guests, former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) weighed in, as well as Forbes magazine's Carrie Sheffield, who used one of the nonsensical responses being used by some in the right-wing - that Obama was still against gay marriage when Eich made his donation.
Maher nods his head, adding: "Good point. Also, I think there is a gay mafia. I think if you cross them, you do get whacked."
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As far as the Obama point goes, Jeremy Hooper refuted that talking point the other day:
...look, President Obama was certainly wrong on marriage, something he himself now realizes...But the fact of the matter is that the Democratic candidates (and most Dems in general) opposed the abject and unconstituional nastiness that was and is Proposition 8 because, even when they had yet to come to their current places of support, they knew that altering governing documents for the sole purpose of limiting rights was a bad idea. Mr. Eich apparently felt otherwise.
By all means, defend Mr. Eich's actions and criticize his treatment. But stop lying about who was supposedly his compatriot in the Prop 8 battle. Barack Obama—who also opposed DOMA, backed ENDA and hate crimes legislation, and vowed to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell—was not on his team.
In other news, Brendan Eich's Twitter account has gone dark:
“Sorry, that page doesn't exist!” is all that remains of where Eich once connected with his more than 31,000 followers.
Eich's final tweet was a March 26 link to a blog post in which he discussed his commitment to diversity. “Inclusiveness at Mozila [sic],” he messaged.