Bill Maher called out Republican real American heroes like George Zimmerman and Josh Duggar for what they really are. Maher called the GOP’s “Real Americans” a group of creeps.
Maher asked Republicans, “If these better than the rest of us real Americans really do exist, how come when they find one, they turn out to be a creep? Either you’re a terrible judge of character, or there’s nobody home at the good people house.”
The Real Time host ran down the list. Kim Davis turns out to be everything Republicans hate. Cliven Bundy is a racist. George Zimmerman is an angry racist who keeps getting in trouble with the police. Joe The Plumber was a totally fabricated lie.
Maher’s also singled out Josh Duggar:
But the Republican mascot who takes the prize for my money is Josh Duggar. One of the famed 19 and Counting Duggar kids beloved by conservatives for their homespun values, their modest clothing and their mother’s womb nicknamed Old Faithful.
Josh traded on his family’s image to work as a lobbyist for the ultra-conservative Family Research Council, and all of the Republican presidential candidates wanted a picture with him. Until it turned out, he had two Ashley Madison accounts, had paid for rough sex with porn stars and had molested his sisters.
Not only are all of these people that Republicans hold up as real Americans creepy, but they are also criminals. Kim Davis broke the law. Cliven Bundy broke the law. George Zimmerman has broken the law numerous times, including the killing of an unarmed black teenager, and Josh Duggar’s parents helped to cover up his crimes.
Real Americans apparently lack ethics, morals, and the ability to follow the laws of society. In short, the five people that Maher listed are models for Republican behavior. Republicans are consistently touting real American heroes who either aren’t real (Joe The Plumber) or are the opposite of heroic.
The Republican habit of elevating morally dubious people to hero status reflects on the value and character of the members of the party. What these people find heroic, the majority of the country views as wrong.
When conservatives try to shoehorn Kim Davis into the same category as civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, they are intentionally muddying the definition of civil rights for partisan political purposes.
Those who are held up as heroes are anything but. They are a creepy group that represents much of the ugliness of American society. The Republican Party’s choice of “heroes” reveals the villainy behind the conservative agenda.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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