Bill Maher Coins New Term to Describe GOPāers Who Switch Positions to Oppose Obamaā¦
In his first show back on the air since Americaās Syria debacle began, Bill Maher declared that President Obamaās āgreatest achievementā in this whole thing was turning Republicans into the āpeacenik party.ā This led Maher to coin a new term to help explain why so many in the GOP have switched positions on military intervention and any number of other issues just because Obama is for them.
Maher suggested that First Lady Michelle Obamaās new program to get kids to drink more water may have been designed as a test just to see if Republicans will go against anything. āThatās not water, thatās Socialism juice!ā he imagined them saying.
He went on to list issues like the NSA, where, āWhen Bush was doing it, it was OK. When Obama started doing it, he was mega Hitler on acid.ā Maher said, āWe need a word for when you change your mind because Obama had agreed with you. He then presented his new addition to the dictionary: āblacktrack.ā
āAre the Republicans sincere about being an isolationist party,ā he asked his guests, āor are they just āblacktrackingā and as soon as we have a white president theyāll be back to kicking ass and taking names?ā
Michael Steele ventured and answer, after expressing his discomfort with the term. He said the change is just a case of the ālibertarian voiceā moving out of the background and beginning to āassert itself.ā
āRepublicanism fell on its face after the Bush years,ā Matt Taibbi said, āand I think they had to search around for a new ideology.ā
Steele added that there might be some āidiotsā who do think that the Republican opposition has something to do with Obamaās race, but heās not one of them.