In closing this week's episode of Real
Time, host Bill Maher took a swipe at Republican role models gone
“Republicans have to stop being
surprised when their instant heroes turn out to be embarrassments,”
Maher said during his New Rules segment. “They're so anxious to
buddy-up to the forgotten good that when a Kim Davis or a 'Joe the
Plumber' or a Cliven Bundy come along, they rush to say, 'Now here's
a real American,' when they should be saying, 'What's up with this
Davis is the Kentucky county clerk who
has become a Christian celebrity in the course of refusing to comply
with the Supreme Court's summer ruling striking down gay marriage
bans in all 50 states.
Davis honored at FRC's Values Voter Summit.)
“Kim Davis turned out to be
everything conservatives hate. She gave birth to two children out of
wedlock and she's been married four times. According to her, the
answer to 'What would Jesus do?' is 'Everybody,'” Maher said.
Maher also noted 19 Kids and
Counting star Josh Duggar's fall from grace.
“Josh traded on his image to work as
a lobbyist for the ultra conservative [and anti-gay] Family Research
Council (FRC). And all the Republican presidential candidates wanted
a picture with him. Until it turned out he had two Ashley Madison
accounts, had paid for rough sex with porn stars and had molested his
sisters. Although to be fair, I guess molesting your sisters could
be considered family research,” Maher said.