Bill Maher mocks Rep. Tlaib’s call to boycott his show

Bill Maher mocks Rep. Tlaib’s call to boycott his show

August 23, 2019 90 By Stanley Isaacs


>>IT IS [BLEEP] PURITY TEST BY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO APPEAR WORK BUT ACTUALLY SLEPT THROUGH HISTORY CLASS. IT’S VERY SHALLOW THINKING ABOUT THE JEWS IN ISRAEL ARE MOSTLY WHITE, AND THE ARABS ARE BROWN.>>Jon: THAT’S>>Jon: THAT BILL MAHER FIRING BACK AT RASHIDA TLAIB AND ILHAN OMAR. RASHIDA TLAIB HAS CALLED FOR A BOYCOTT OF HIS SHOW. THAT BRINGS US TO OUR A-TEAM’S THIS MORNING JESSICA TARLOV, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR, GUY BENSON IS A POLITICAL EDITOR FOR TownHall.com. HOST OF “THE GUY BENSON SHOW.” I FIND IT SO IRONIC, GUYS, THAT RASHIDA TLAIB IS DENOUNCING ISRAEL, FOR TRYING TO SILENCE HER VOICE, BUT NOW SHE WANTS YOU BOYCOTT BELMAR BECAUSE HE DISAGREES WITH HER.>>SHE LIKES BOYCOTTING. ISRAEL, NOW BILL MAHER. THIS INFIGHTING IS INTERESTING. I DON’T ALWAYS AGREE WITH BILL MAHER, BUT LATER IN THIS CLIP, HE TALKED ABOUT THE ANTI-SEMITIC SOUNDINGS OF BDS. AND THAT IS NOT JUST BILL MAHER. AT CHUCK SCHUMER HAS CALLED BDS ANTI-SEMITIC. NANCY PELOSI CALLED IT “DANGEROUS, BIGOTED.” YET, YOU HAVE THESE TWO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, FLAG-WAVING SUPPORTERS OF BDS. IT’S AN EXTRAORDINARY THING TO SEE, AND I THINK ISRAEL IS DEFINITELY HAVING THE STRONGER SIDE OF THIS DEBATE. SPEAK TO DAVID.>>WHAT’S REALLY INTERESTING TO ME IS TO SEE CHARGES OF ANTI-SEMITISM AGAINST A PRESIDENT WHOSE DAUGHTER JUST BECAME JEWISH, WAS CONVERTED TO JUDAISM. THE BEST FRIEND, ACCORDING TO MANY — I JUST WANT TO STEP BACK FOR A SECOND. LOOK AT WHERE AMERICA IS RIGHT NOW. I DON’T THINK AMERICA IS WHERE EITHER RASHIDA TLAIB OR BILL MAHER — IT IS NOT AS RACIAL AND AS CONSUMED BY THE QUESTIONS OF ANTI-SEMITISM AS EVERYBODY ELSE’S. WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT’S INTERESTING. MY SON-IN-LAW IS JEWISH. MY DAUGHTER-IN-LAW IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN. MY WIFE IS NICARAGUAN. I AM PROBABLY MORE OF A RAINBOW COALITION THAT MOST AMERICANS, BUT MOST ARE BEYOND THIS DISCUSSION, THIS OBSESSION WITH THE RACE. WE SAW “THE NEW YORK TIMES” EDITORIAL BOARD TALKING TO EACH OTHER ABOUT HOW EVERYTHING IS RACISM. RACISM HAS TO BE DISCOVERED, WHETHER IN SCIENCE OR CULTURE. I THINK AMERICA IS SO FAR BEYOND THIS DEBATE, AND POLITICIANS JUST GET RACKED UP INTO HER TOO MUCH.>>Jon: LET ME PERHAPS BRING IT BACK A LITTLE BIT IN THIS TWEET FROM BILL MAHER. “SOME PEOPLE HAVE ONLY ONE. BUT HERE’S THE THING, THE HOUSE VOTED 318-17 TO CONDEMN THE BDS MOVEMENT, INCLUDING 93% OF DEMOCRATS. DOES RASHIDA TLAIB WANT TO BOYCOTT 98% OF HER OWN PARTY? HOW DO YOU ANSWER THAT?>>YES, I THINK SHE DOES WANT TO BOYCOTT THEM. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHE FEELS INCREDIBLY STRONGLY ABOUT. THERE HAVE BEEN INCONSISTENCIES WHERE THEY WERE CAMPAIGNING. THEY WERE LESS FORTHRIGHT ABOUT THEIR VIEWS ON THIS AND THEN KIND OF TURNED AROUND, BUT UNITED IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, BUT I DO AGREE WITH HIM MORE OFTEN THEN GUIDE US. THIS IS A MOMENT FOR ME AS WELL AS A DEMOCRAT AND AS A JEWISH-AMERICAN. HE IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT ABOUT WHAT BDS IS AND THE DANGER THAT IT POSES. I WAS HAPPY THAT HE HIGHLIGHTED HOW MANY JEWS THERE ARE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. BUT TO YOUR POINT ABOUT OVER AMPLIFYING RACIAL TENSIONS, WE HAVE THE PRESIDENT WHO PLAYS IN VERY DIRTY RACIAL WAY BY TELLING WOMEN OF COLOR TO GO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM. WE CAN TALK ABOUT BILL MAHER, BUT LET’S NOT IGNORE WHAT THE PRESIDENT, TALKING ABOUT DUAL LOYALTY, WHICH IS A CLASSIC ANTI-SEMITIC TRUCK, SOMETHING THAT HE NEVER SHOULD HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT. CALLING HIMSELF THE KING OF ISRAEL.>>Jon: LET US NOT IGNORE EITHER THE FACT THAT WE JUST HAVE THE HEAD OF THE DNC COMMUNICATIONS HERE, BRING AN ELEMENT OF RACISM INTO THE DISCUSSION OF IMMIGRATION THAT DID NOT BELONG THERE, WHEN SHE SAID IS THAT THE COLOR OF THE SKIN? IS THAT THE REASON WHY THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING LOCKED UP IN CAGES?>>SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT –>>IS IT A QUESTION OF THE COLOR OF SKIN THAT LED JEH JOHNSON TO FEED IMMIGRANTS IN CAGES?>>NO, NO, NO. YOU DO –>>YOU DON’T.>>IF THERE ARE POLICIES THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY TARGETING CERTAIN GROUPS, WE DON’T HAVE A POLICY –>>IS NOT TARGETING PEOPLE OF COLOR. THAT’S NOT THE PURPOSE.>>REALLY? WHAT COLOR ARE THE PEOPLE IN THOSE CAGES? THIS IS A PROBLEM. NOT THE PEOPLE CROSSING AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER. STATISTICALLY, IT IS NOT.>>Sandra: YOU GUYS, COME BACK.>>I WILL TAKE IMMIGRATION FOR A SECOND BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE INTERVIEW WITH THE DNC SPOKESPERSON WAS QUITE INTERESTING ON A NUMBER OF LEVELS. SHE’S SORT OF SHOOK HER FINGER AT THE REPUBLICANS ON HYPOCRISY. YOU WORRY ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF ABORTION, BUT NOT ON THIS. WHATEVER YOU THINK ABOUT THIS BORDER POLICY, THEY ARE NOT CALLING FOR THE KILLING OF CHILDREN OF THE BORDER, WHICH IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS, IN TERMS OF ABORTION. UNFETTERED TAX PAYMENT –>>THAT’S ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE. I JUST WANT TO — IT IS NOT ABOUT THE CHILDREN, KILLING OF CHILDREN. ABORTION AFTER A CHILD HAS BEEN BORN?>>I SAID THROUGH ALL NINE MONTHS OF PREGNANCY, WHICH IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPPORTS. AS RADICAL, IT’S EXTREME. THERE ARE PEOPLE BEING KILLED.>>PEOPLE BEING KILLED?>>DO YOU THINK A DOCTOR WOULD GO IN AND –>>IT IS THE ENDING OF A HUMAN LIFE. THAT IS NOT WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE BORDER.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS THAT ARE DYING AND BORDER FACILITIES. CAN THEY GET THEIR FLU SHOTS?>>NOT BECAUSE WE ARE ACTIVELY KILLING THEM. NOT CARING ABOUT CHILDREN IN THIS CONTEXT, THEN BRINGING ABORTION INTO IT I THINK IS LIKE A REALLY BAD ARGUMENT.>>Jon:>>Son:>>SHE:>>SHE MADE A POINT THAT SHE PROBABLY DIDN’T INTEND TO MAKE. WE SHOULD BE VACCINATING THESE CHILDREN FOR THE FLU. AS ON THAT ONE OF THE ISSUES WITH UNFETTERED IMMIGRATION ACROSS THE BORDER? YOU HAVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS COMING INTO THIS COUNTRY, WE HAVE NO RECORD OF THEIR IMMUNIZATIONS, NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN THEY GET OUT INTO THE BROADER PUBLIC. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED BY AND LARGE IN THOSE COUNTRIES, AND WE DON’T KNOW THAT.>>YEAH, I THINK THAT EVERY PERSON IN ONE OF OUR FACILITIES SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEE A DOCTOR, TO GET THEIR IMMUNIZATIONS. THEY SHOULD HAVE SOAP, CHEESE BRUSHES. YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE BRINGING IN, THE INFESTATION TALKS, THAT IS DANGEROUS. THAT IS WHAT THE EL PASO SHOOTER WAS TALKING ABOUT.>>I THINK DEMOCRATS ARE IN A REAL POLITICAL BIND WHEN IT COMES TO THIS. THEY WERE THE ONE SAYING THERE WAS NO CRISIS AT THE BORDER WHEN CLEARLY THERE WAS A CRISIS OF THE BORDER. THEY WERE THE ONES SAYING YOU CAN’T SEPARATE FAMILIES. NOW THAT THE FAMILIES ARE BEING KEPT TOGETHER, THEY ARE OPPOSED TO THAT. THEY HAVE A REAL CRISIS OF IDENTITY. ARE THEY FOR CATCH AND RELEASE, OR ARE THEY AGAINST CATCH AND RELEASE?>>THAT IS THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM WITH ALL OF THIS OUTRAG OUTRAGE. IF THE EXISTING LAW WERE TO STAY IN PLACE, AND I’M NOT SURE THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS THE POWER TO DO WHAT HE IS TRYING TO DO, AND YOU HAVE KIDS LEAVING AFTER 20 DAYS, THEY HAVE — NOW THIS IS THE CRUELEST THING TOGETHER. TALKING ABOUT IT LIKE IT IS GUANTANAMO BAY. THESE FAMILIES CAN ALSO LEAVE HERE THEY CAN GO BACK HOME. THEY ARE NOT BEING IMPRISONED THERE AGAINST THEIR WILL. I JUST THINK THAT THERE IS A LOT OF — THE SITUATION IS BROKEN AND COMPLICATED. THERE IS A LOT OF RECKLESS RHETORIC COMING I THINK FROM BOTH SIDES.>>Sandra: IT’S A HUGE ISSUE AND ONE THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE SOLVED EASILY. THANKS TO OUR A-TEAM THIS MORNING. WE WILL TALK ABOUT “DANCING WITH THE STARS” ANOTHER