During the contentious and divisive debate in Congress this week over the debt ceiling, the House GOP leadership decided to rally the TeaPublicans by showing a scene from Ben Affleck’s violent film “The Town.” It was meant to send a message to ‘get on board or we’ll beat the crap out of you.’ It must of worked, because conservatives in the House overwhelmingly jumped aboard Boehner’s sinking bill and passed the legislation on Friday. But the whole issue of using intimidation to motivate didn’t escape Bill Maher or his sharp wit.
Maher proposed a new motivational fillm that he feels truly represents the right’s greedy, take-no-prisoners, bully approach to governance. Who would have thought that the man-on-man rape scene from the classic film “Deliverance” could be so funny, yet so frightening as a motivational tool for baggers?
The clip from last night’s “Real Time” includes Bill’s set-up on a war-of-words between TeaPublican Allen West and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schulz earlier this week. But trust me, the set-up makes the punchline worth waiting for.
“Trust me. It’s for the best.”
~ Kathy Bates / “Misery”
WATCH (if you’re brave enough….):