The elephant might not be the best party mascot for the GOP, according to comedian Bill Maher.
Maher derided the Republican Party as the "party of the apes" in blog post on Monday, also blasting Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and suggesting he be institutionalized:
[T]he idea that the blame for our government's dysfunction is equally shared by the parties just is a giant, steaming mound of horsesh*t and anyone who has paid attention to politics over the last 20 years knows it. Or as I like to call it, "The Rise of the Party of the Apes."
In response to West's recent remark that about 80 Democrats are communists, Maher -- who has donated to President Obama's reelection campaign -- suggested someone should "take him to the padded cell and give him 20 CCs of the high test."
He went on to criticize the GOP for not condemning West:
And not one Republican said, "Allen, come on. You're making us look dumb." Not one of the Republican candidates for president said anything. Because in today's Republican Party, that's not even edgy anymore. They probably saw him later on and were like, "Word, Allen. Word." Because that’s how they think black people talk.
In the post, Maher also attacked Richard Mourdock, the Republican nominee for Senate in Indiana who defeated incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) in a primary last month. Maher blasted Mourdock for his unwillingness to compromise, comparing his view that “bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view" to a relationship in which only one partner received oral sex.
Below, some of Allen West's "greatest" hits: