Liberal pundit Bill Maher drew the ire of gun enthusiasts Friday evening when he said that on the West Coast, NRA stands for “nuts, racists and a**holes.”
While praising California for leading America to “a modern, liberal nation the country as a whole can only dream about,” Maher boasted how the election of liberal moonbat Jerry Brown as governor in 2010 has done wonders for the state’s economy.
Maher pointed out that California is the eighth largest global economy and that when a change is made there, the country follows suit. He then praised the state’s ability to pass gun control legislation before Congress could do so.
“You know it’s so ironic,” Maher said Friday on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “The two things conservatives love the most, the free market and states’ rights, are the two things that are going to bend this country into California’s image as a socialist fag-topia. Maybe our constipated Congress in Washington can’t pass gun control laws, but we just did. Because we don’t give a s**t about the NRA. Out here that stands for nuts, racists and a**holes.”
In celebrating the state’s economic revival, Maher said, “Here in California, we’re not just gluten-free and soy-free and peanut-free, we’re tea party-free.” With his underlying hatred for America on full display, he said California is building a “European-style democracy.”
But while the state’s economy has seen some positive signs of late, its so-called revival is greatly exaggerated.
National Review Online recently reported that in addressing the state’s crippling economic challenges, Brown raised already-high income, sales and gas taxes to the nation’s top levels, while the state also boasts the steepest electricity rates of all 50 states.
Add to the mix an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent as of August, and a debt that ranges from a minimum of $167 billion to a staggering $335 billion.
California also has the highest poverty level — 23.5 percent — of any state in the union, according to the 2012 census. A state with roughly 12 percent of the U.S. population is now home to 33 percent of the nation’s welfare recipients.
So when Maher says as California goes, so goes the nation, he may be more accurate than he realizes.