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We always enjoy watching Real Time when cantankerous conservatives are drowned out by ethically, intellectually and morally superior liberal guest(s),
The night's worst offender was the Republican who suffered defeat at the hands of Secretary Clinton in the 2000 NY Senatorial race, Rick Lazio. Like every GOP apologist. Lazio relied on the usual fare of GOP talking points: too many regulations, not enough talk about job creation (too busy creating the jobs), what has Hillary done ever? It was a predictable performance by the failed Republican senate candidate, in this particular exchange, the middle of the road-ish Kristen Soltis Anderson mainly stayed out of the way.
What Lazio wasn't expecting was a massive can of whoop ass served ice cold by Van Jones, Chelsea Handler and a little help later from Michael Moore. Handler really nailed it when Maher asked her if sexism is similar in Hollywood as it is in politics.
HANDLER: I think watching Hillary and you have-- to think about what somebody goes through for any campaign and then, to think that she's done this so many times like and the idea that that's labeled to all the young girls that are growing up in this country that she's vilified so much because she's got ambition like yeah you think? Why are we saying that that's bad? That you have an agenda a record of public service
Handler stated, as we all know, that if Hillary had done any one of the insanely disqualifying things Trump has, or as Chelsea says it more succinctly, the sh*t Trump has, (bankruptcies or the admitted groping) she'd NEVER be the nominee.
Lazio denounced Hillary, thanks to his convoluted misunderstanding of her 'lack of accomplishments' and blamed every single problem in the Middle East (before, during and after) on her tenure as S.O.S. during President Obama's first term. In case you were unaware, the plight of the poor Syrian refugees rests entirely on HER shoulders, because, she alone caused the historic drought that led to Syria's starvation, unemployment, poverty and social/political unrest. The Drumpf apologist even had the cajones to say,
LAZIO: The whole deal, the whole deal about Hillary being the most qualified person, I mean, what has she done? 500,000 people were murdered... the world is on fire.. we haven't formed a single alliance.
Maher reminds him that we started NATO and his assh*le wants to get rid of it. Only Lazio entertains the insanity that believes a Secretary of State can control the outcome of foreign affairs entirely on her own.
LAZIO: She was the fan of the Russian reset, you know. Seriously Iran? She has no alliances...
MAHER: what Trump always says, that to me says in the debate is like you've been there for 30 years. Yes, as First Lady, she should have personally rewritten the tax code right?!
Van Jones could no longer remain quiet.
First of all, your calendar is so screwed up, she wasn't even in that position by that point but I will give you that one...
She went and got Russia, she went and got China and most of the world to squeeze Iran in a way that the rest of the world couldn't do. They got us out of a fast-track under George W Bush for them to not have nuclear weapons, that is very tough to do!
This was followed by the best line of the night, as Van says to the smug Lazio,
What have you done, by the way?!
Lazio bragged about helping disabled people to keep their insurance, but Handler makes an impromptu comment that stopped his bragging with a quickness: "The one Donald Trump's making fun of?"
The man didn't stand a chance.