Earlier this month, 14-year-old right-wing radio host Caiden Cowger was pulled from the airwaves after he said that Obama "is making kids gay." On last night's "Real Time with Bill Maher," the comedian was mostly amused by Cowger, but had harsher words for Cowger's adult conservative counterparts.
"When 14-year old boys sound exactly like you do, and can produce radio shows and books and speeches that sound exactly like yours, maybe you should rethink the shit that's coming out of your mouth," Maher said.
He also cited Jonathan Krohn, another conservative wunderkind who appeared on the scene at age 13 when he wrote the book "Define Conservatism."
After rolling a Krohn speech, Maher chuckled, "Is there a charity or something can give to? Wedgies Without Borders?"
But while Maher can forgive kids for their hardline conservative views, he indicated that it was much harder to let adults who he feels should know better off the hook. "No wonder 14-year-old boys can do your act," he said, referring to the Republican Party and its media supporters. "You act exactly like 14-year-old boys. There's no ideology here. It's just about being a dick."
Maher used as evidence the various controversial outbursts seen during the GOP presidential primaries, as well as a recent vote by House Republicans to block replacing styrofoam with more eco-friendly cardboard in federal cafeterias.
"Take that, knowing things!" Maher said, accusing the Republicans of being willfully ignorant bullies.
"You'll notice that the left doesn't have any teen prodiges. You're not going to be able to find a 14-year-old who can do Rachel's show," referring to Rachel Maddow, one of his panelists on the episode.
"For Hannity and Rush, it's a very simple procedure," Maher said. "Step one, be a giant dick. Step two, there is no step two."