Bill Maher was a panel guest on ABC's This Week, and he stated that not all Republicans are racists but if someone is racist they are Republican. Maher can get by with this on his show, but he looked bitterly partisan this morning and over his head. Why This Week would have someone like Maher on the panel is difficult to understand -- if it's for ratings, I don't think it helps. Anyone watching This Week is not looking for typical left buffoonery, but an intelligent conversation.
Much has been written about the simplistic rhetoric on the right, but the left's mindless babbling about racism is our biggest problem with public discourse. Real racism is a serious issue -- using racism as an all-purpose weapon against the right demeans its actual occurence and effects. I hope those in the national discourse who are more intellectually astute and who condemn entertainers on the right will do the same with Maher.