Bill Maher Coins New Term to Describe GOP‚Äôers Who Switch Positions to Oppose Obama‚Ä¶
In his first show back on the air since America‚Äôs Syria debacle began, Bill Maher declared that President Obama‚Äôs ‚Äúgreatest achievement‚ÄĚ in this whole thing was turning Republicans into the ‚Äúpeacenik party.‚ÄĚ 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 Obama‚Äôs 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. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs not water, that‚Äôs Socialism juice!‚ÄĚ he imagined them saying.
He went on to list issues like the NSA, where, ‚ÄúWhen Bush was doing it, it was OK. When Obama started doing it, he was mega Hitler on acid.‚ÄĚ Maher said, ‚ÄúWe need a word for when you change your mind because Obama had agreed with you. He then presented his new addition to the dictionary: ‚Äúblacktrack.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAre the Republicans sincere about being an isolationist party,‚ÄĚ he asked his guests, ‚Äúor are they just ‚Äėblacktracking‚Äô and as soon as we have a white president they‚Äôll be back to kicking ass and taking names?‚ÄĚ
Michael Steele ventured and answer, after expressing his discomfort with the term. He said the change is just a case of the ‚Äúlibertarian voice‚ÄĚ moving out of the background and beginning to ‚Äúassert itself.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúRepublicanism fell on its face after the Bush years,‚ÄĚ Matt Taibbi said, ‚Äúand I think they had to search around for a new ideology.‚ÄĚ
Steele added that there might be some ‚Äúidiots‚ÄĚ who do think that the Republican opposition has something to do with Obama‚Äôs race, but he‚Äôs not one of them.