Skip to comments.Irony Alert: GOP-Bashing D.L. Hughley Likens Joe Wilson, House Republicans To Bullies
Posted on 07/31/2012 8:06:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
n Tuesday's CBS This Morning, liberal comedian D.L. Hughley claimed that Republicans acted as bullies when they impeached former President Bill Clinton in 1998, as well as Rep. Joe Wilson when he shouted "you lie" at President Obama in 2009. Hughley also indicated that Clinton would have handled Wilson's outburst better, as "he had, to a greater or lesser degree, been bullied and seen what kind of capacity he had." [audio available here; video below the jump]
The former CNN host must not have caught the irony of his remarks, as he has a record of assailing Republicans. In 2009, Hughley claimed the Republican National Convention "literally look[s] like Nazi Germany." Later that year, he smeared former President Ronald Reagan as "the Moses of...greedy white men."
D.L. Hughley Likens Joe Wilson, House GOP That Impeached Clinton To Bullies
Midway through her interview of Hughley, anchor Gayle King noted how the actor wrote in his new book that "President Clinton could probably give good advice to President Obama." The guest replied with his suggestion that Republicans acted like bullies towards both Democrats:
HUGHLEY: ...He [Clinton] was defeated. He was a very young governor. He was defeated, came back, and won again. Let me tell you something: it takes stones to get fired from your job, and still, come back to work the next day. Like, he was impeached and acted like nothing ever happened-
KING: (laughs) Yeah-
HUGHLEY: And I think that he had -- he had, to a greater or lesser degree, been bullied and seen what kind of capacity he had. I think that President Obama, a good man, hasn't -- when Joe Wilson called him a liar-
KING: 'You lie' during the State of the Union address-
HUGHLEY: I think that a person who had been bullied would have understood what that moment called for. I do-
KING: And what should he have done, in your opinion?
HUGHLEY: I think that the President of the United States had said, I am the duly elected President of the United States of America. You don't have to respect me, but you have to respect this office; remove him from this premises. It's a different presidency. I do. I believe that. I believe that bullies look for weaknesses, and they try to exploit them, and that president -- his presidency became different then. They believed they had a point of attack.
King didn't mention past attacks on Republicans at any point during the segment.
Besides his attacks on Reagan and the Republican National Convention, Hughley also slammed former President George W. Bush in March 2006: "If I hear one mo
Who cares what this clown thinks, he is nothing more than another washed Hollywood type, who thinks his opinion is actually relevant.
Exactly. He is irrelevant
This asshat got cancelled on CNN. Do you know how bad you have to suck to get canned from there?
I never heard of this jackass.
D.L. puts on some glasses and a bow tie and I am supposed to take him serious now? He has failed at everything I can recall him trying.
“Hypocrisy” is a better description than “irony.”
What, as opposed to making wish-fulfillment movies about President Bush’s assassination, and throwing shoes at him?
Rep. Joe Wilson when he shouted “you lie” at President Obama in 2009....I still think we should put up a statue of Joe Wilson right on the Mall with the inscription “ In honor of the most prescient politician ever elected that had the intestinal fortitude to tell the truth.”
“D.L. puts on some glasses and a bow tie and I am supposed to take him serious now?”
It is his “black leader” costume, designed to give one an air of literacy.
“It is his “black leader” costume, designed to give one an air of literacy.”
Not to mention the pretense of being a brilliant,
really-really smart, intensely intelligent,
highly-genetically-advanced, Progressive genius.