Bill Maher Coins New Term to Describe GOPâers Who Switch Positions to Oppose ObamaâŚ
In his first show back on the air since Americaâs Syria debacle began, Bill Maher declared that President Obamaâs âgreatest achievementâ in this whole thing was turning Republicans into the âpeacenik party.â 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 Obamaâs 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. âThatâs not water, thatâs Socialism juice!â he imagined them saying.
He went on to list issues like the NSA, where, âWhen Bush was doing it, it was OK. When Obama started doing it, he was mega Hitler on acid.â Maher said, âWe need a word for when you change your mind because Obama had agreed with you. He then presented his new addition to the dictionary: âblacktrack.â
âAre the Republicans sincere about being an isolationist party,â he asked his guests, âor are they just âblacktrackingâ and as soon as we have a white president theyâll be back to kicking ass and taking names?â
Michael Steele ventured and answer, after expressing his discomfort with the term. He said the change is just a case of the âlibertarian voiceâ moving out of the background and beginning to âassert itself.â
âRepublicanism fell on its face after the Bush years,â Matt Taibbi said, âand I think they had to search around for a new ideology.â
Steele added that there might be some âidiotsâ who do think that the Republican opposition has something to do with Obamaâs race, but heâs not one of them.