Bill Maher encapsulates the new Republican reality and delivers
Bill Maher used the Pope and the ill deeds of drug extortionist CEO Martin Shkreli to make an important point. In effect he called out Right Wing Supply Side Republicans for their anti-Jesus modal.
“They talk about the Pope like he’s gone rogue,” Bill Maher said. “He is off the reservation and inventing his own brand of socialist Christianity. No he is just quoting Jesus.”
Then came the perfect encapsulation of the inconvenient truth.
“Let’s face it Republicans, this [Jesus image] is not really the face that best reflects your party’s values,” Bill Maher said. “This is [Martin Shkreli image].” Bill then told the story about Martin Shkreli jacking up the price of Daraprim and then played his rather calous analogy in which Shkreli discussed life saving drug prices like pricing cars.
“The fact that this story played out last week during the papal visit exposed how little these so called Christians of the far Right believe in what Jesus actually said,” Bill Maher said. “How could they? There is not a tent in the tent big enough to fit both Jesus and Ayn Rand. In order to be both Republican and Christian they had to create an entirely new Jesus. We don’t only have two Americas, we have two Jesuses now. It’s true. Liberals have the traditional Jesus who hated rich a$$holes and wouldn’t shut up about how they should give away all of their money. And conservatives made up a completely new Jesus. A small businessman from Galilee whose main gripe is big government and who wants to make Nazareth great again. I call him supply-side Jesus. He’d love to help the less fortunate but he’s got investors to think about. Like the time supply-side Jesus performed a miracle and created a bounty of loaves and fishes and then gave them all to the top one percent so they can trickle down to the takers. …”
The parody was spot on. Mirrors anybody?