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Bill Kristol to Maher: ‘Total Bullsh*t!’ That Tea Party Was About a Black President
by Matt Wilstein | 10:40 pm, February 28th, 2014 VIDEO

Bill Maher marked the fifth anniversary of the tea party Friday night by saying that the real origin of the group had everything to do with a “black president,” namely Barack Obama. Taking a giant leap out of character and taking advantage of his place on HBO, conservative guest Bill Kristol shot back, “That is total bullshit!”

“Even you don’t believe that,” Kristol said to Maher, “you’re just saying that.”

“I totally believe that,” Maher insisted. “A month after he took office, suddenly white people were very concerned about debt, even though Bush had raised the debt way more than Obama had. I don’t remember a tea party then.”

CNN contributor Margaret Hoover backed Kristol, saying that at first the tea party really was about fiscal issues, but went “off the rails” a bit in the ensuing years.

“They don’t really care about the debt that much,” Maher said. If you look at their websites, he said they are mostly talking about Benghazi, impeaching Obama and Obamacare. “I wonder if they ever really cared about the debt that much.”

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Maher is playing with history a bit here - in fact the tea party didn't form until Obama's first year in office, but the roots from it started with TARP - under Bush and was an outgrowth of the backlash the GOP experienced in 2006 and 2008 which gave congress and the senate to the Democrats and elected a Democrat President.... Obama doubled down and gave steam to an already rumbling electorate and it had nothing to do with skin color - it was about fiscal issues and crossed party lines.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776


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