Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The drunk on the subway car molesting women

Is the present day icon for the Republican party. Read or listen to the entire interview with D. L. Hughley and Frank Schaeffer, the son of one of the founders of the religious right who has seen the Republican party hijacked by the rabid fringe element.

HUGHLEY: That's an amazing thing. In your letter. You wrote an open letter to President Obama. You asked him not to even count on Republican backing.

SCHAEFFER: Right.

HUGHLEY: You say that they hate him.

SCHAEFFER: They do hate him.

HUGHLEY: They hate him.

SCHAEFFER: They do hate him.

HUGHLEY: That's pretty strong.

SCHAEFFER: Rush Limbaugh's telling the truth when he says he wants him to fail. These people are ideological enough that they would rather take our whole country down and be proven right than be patriotic Americans and stand up and do the thing that every American ought to do right now, which is support the president, whether you voted for him or not.

(APPLAUSE)

HUGHLEY: Why -- why then are men like Rush Limbaugh and a woman like Ann Coulter so tremendously popular? Why then? It makes me as an American go, this is how a large percentage of the country feels.

SCHAEFFER: No, don't think so. I think if people read my book, they're going to see that the religious right started with good intentions. And then was manipulated by very crass people who have taken it in a different direction for personal gain. Today you have about 20 million people who buy all of Ann Coulter's books, watch Rush Limbaugh. Send money into the televangelists. It's all the same people.

The fact of the matter is, there are 300 million of us. There's no 20 million of us. The truth is I failed every math class. But somebody in the audience will tell us what the percentage of 20 million of 300 million. It's not a big percentage. It's just a loud percentage. This is the drunk on the subway making trouble in the car for all of the people on the subway. There are 100 decent citizens on there, there is one ass in the front that's molesting women. That's the Republican Party now in terms of the loud car.

2 comments:

Wil Robinson said...

Great interview clip.

Is this DL Hughley the same guy who used to have a comedy show/sitcom?

I'm out of the American TV loop - but it seems odd that two guys would have such a distinct name and not be the same person. yet it's hard to imagine DL Hughley the comedian as a legitimate talk show host.

ellroon said...

I had no idea who on earth DL Hughley was until I saw that video.

And apparently he is the one and the same:
From 1992 to 1993, Hughley was the original host of ComicView, the stand-up comedy program on BET. During 2005, he had a short-lived talk show on Comedy Central called Weekends at the D.L.. He is a member of The Original Kings of Comedy, and has also had roles on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and on NBC's Scrubs as Turk's brother. He was the host of the 2008 BET Awards. He also attended the funeral of one of his best friends and fellow King of Comedy, Bernie Mac. At the service, he gave a tearful speech during the eulogy.

[edit] CNN

Hughley was selected to host a comedic news-show on CNN which covers global happenings in politics, entertainment, sports and pop culture[1], titled D.L. Hughley Breaks the News, which aired its premiere episode on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10 p.m. EDT on CNN.[2] The CNN show has been met with much criticism from members of the African American community. According to Dr. Boyce Watkins, a frequent CNN contributor, "DL effectively took the amazing campaign of Senator Barack Obama and turned it into a modern day minstrel show." and "The idea that this seasoned comedian [D.L. Hughley] would leverage his Blackness in such a degrading way simply made me wonder why he never developed greater range as a performer.”[3] Hughley caused controversy when he said that the 2008 Republican National Convention "literally [looked] like Nazi Germany" on his February 28, 2009 show D.L. Hughley Breaks the News. [4] [5] Days later, CNN announced the show would be canceled at the end of March 2009.