Taking It Lying Down

By Bill Maher

It should be more fun than it is, watching the full-on panic that’s taking over the Republican Party as it prepares to make Donald Trump its standard bearer.

But here’s one thing you probably won’t hear in all the “What went wrong?” analysis: this happened because the Republican Party is a bunch of wimps. Until a couple of weeks ago, when Marco Rubio decided to take Donald Trump on by lowering himself to the level of bad insult comic, Republicans took Donald’s crap lying down. They refused to punch back, preferring instead to laud his ability to connect with voters and their anger. Trump has said something nasty about every Republican in the race, every Republican from previous races, every Republican personality on TV. Name any Republican you can think of and chances are Trump has taken a shot:  

Mitt Romney is a “total joke” and “one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics.”
John Kasich is a “complete & total dud.”
Marco Rubio is “a lightweight choker.”
Ted Cruz is a “nasty guy” and “a liar” who is “crazy or very dishonest.”
Carli Fiorina: "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?”
Lindsey Graham is a “dumb mouthpiece.”
Scott Walker is “not smart.”
George Pataki is a “terrible governor of New York, one of the worst.”
Rand Paul “reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.”
Rick Perry “should be forced to take an IQ test.” (Well, he’s right about that one.)


Let’s move over to Fox News, shall we?


Megyn Kelly? “Bimbo. Lightweight reporter.”
Charles Krauthammer “should be fired.”
Brit Hume: “know nothing.”
Karl Rove: “He is a total moron. He is the worst.”
Frank Luntz is “a low-class snob.”
George Will: “boring and totally biased …should be thrown off Fox News.”
Bill Kristol: “a sad case” who is “always wrong.”


Again, when you’re right, you’re right… But really, why stop there?


Rich Lowry is “clueless” and “should not be allowed on TV.”
David Brooks is “the dumbest of them all” and “doesn’t have a clue.”
The National Review is “dying.”
The Club for Growth is “crooked,” filled with “total frauds,” and “bad for America.
Brent Bozell is “begging for money like a dog.” 


…I could go on. But there really is only one conclusion you can come to, and it’s that the Republican Party is one submissive bitch.