Bill Maher Donates $1M to Pro-Obama Super PAC

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Comedian Bill Maher announced during a comedy special Thursday night that he would donate $1 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action Super PAC.

The host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher dropped the (money) bomb at the end of "CrazyStupidPolitics," streamed live on Yahoo. He said the following:

"I would like tonight to announce a donation to the Obama super PAC, which has the very unfortunate tongue-twister name Priority [sic] USA Action."

"I know, it was named by Borat," Maher said. "But tonight, I would like to give that PAC one million dollars," prompting cheers from the audience.

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The donation, manifested onstage in the form of one of those oversized checks, provides a significant boost to the pro-Obama Super PAC's coffers.

The group raised less than $59,000 in the month of January and $4.4 million overall ... not even that much more than the Colbert Super PAC really.

Super PACs can raise unlimited amounts of cash to support political causes, but are not permitted to coordinate their activities with candidates they favor.

Bill Maher said that a 2012 Obama victory was "worth a million dollars" and described the donation asĀ  "the wisest investment I think I could make."

He encouraged other wealthy donors to give to the group as well.


@Duh... You have a personal vendetta against me anyway---hey, whatever. And...for probably "67" different reasons. You are soooooo obvious. Think you better get back to school yourself...if you ever went in the first place! Yep, economics is a tough subject...try to enroll in a course doubt it'll be a real help to ya! Ha!


@Duh...what an apt username for an obvious "lib-turd" toad of the left. It merely conveys you're clueless, so what a good choice! Facts: Our national housing market is underwater due to Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae that the Democrats pushed to keep giving loans to people who couldn't afford them. Now who will pay their mortgages? We taxpayers will--thanks Obama & Democrats in Congress! The Democrats rubber stamped ALL of Bush's spending especially in the last 2 yrs. he was in office. They were his cohorts in economic crime! Ha! Sorry....but this IS Obama's watch...he's spent gobs more than Bush running up the debt twice as large in 3 yrs. than Bush did in 8. Though he told us he was going to cut the deficit. Instead, he's come to Congress twice now and asked to raise the debt ceiling and will again before Nov. Uh, yeah. And your point is....? WHAT?!?


Don't any of you realize the damage done to our economy from Bush is so catastrophic that it will probably take more than 2 following administrations to undo? Grow up and read a book! I suggest Economics for Complete Slack Jawed Drooling Mountain Dew Chugging Gnat Brained Morons. We are still feeling the effects of horrible decisions of the Regan administration!!!! Clinton tried to do his best, and then George Bush undid it all like a retarded kitten batting a roll of yarn and leaving the other cats to strangle themselves on it.

Avatar conspiracy theories conveyed in my last comments! All truth! You know...if Obama DID tell the truth? We'd be left with the reality that unemployment statistically is higher than they say, the recovery has been worse than he wants to admit, he'd have to come out and also admit he's throwin' up smoke screens because he can't run on his dismal record, that it's time now he has to stop blaming Bush--that YES this is finally HIS watch plus ran up a far higher debt than GWB did--yet chastised Bush about doing it in his administration. That his Attorney Gen. knows a helluva lot more about the Fast 'n Furious Operation than he's man enough to admit, ahhhhhhhh...yes and the list goes on, And now? He doesn't flip-flop,,,no, no---he "evolves"...just other candidates have been guilty of flip-flopping! Ha! Isn't it great to be "teflon" because the liberal media doesn't wanna be accused (falsely) of being racists if they honestly reported the truth about the man??????


@Blockhead ill go ahead and let that go becuz u obviously dnt come to this site. Me and reed have exchanged comments before. Hes a racist and has proved it many times over. Go ahead and look at past stories so u can see for urself.


So if you don't like Obama then youre a racist? Give me a break Chely. Have anything of substance to say? That argument is completely empty on merit. So if you didn't like Bush does that mean that you don't like white ppl? So tired of this stupid argument. Imo, you lose all credibility once you bring it up.


Reed take ur ass bk to ur kkk midwest compound and read some real history! U think we are dumb ur ass is voting solely on skin color! All the problems in this country and the only question u have is black or white? Ur opinion is dismissed!


@Chely- you and 67 have got to be the dumbest bitches alive! Take your British ass away and climb back in your uneducated Hole! Take a typing class while your at it- stupid fool! Damn Obama and you!


ohhh that big bad liberal media!!! Lol sneakerbean the conspiracy aspect of ur comment is laughable. All obama has to do is speak the truth and he will win. Lets see what are some misnomers? Lets start wit socialism since u bring it up. Wat laws have been inacted that have made this country move to socialism? Oh yea health care right? Thats probably the only one u can think of yet other nations have universal health care but they arent deemed a socialist country. Theres so much more to the definition than jus using one thing to fit ur idealogy of wat u think socialism is. Thats nothing but a scare tatic and u kno it. Lets move to the nra even by their account obama has made pro gun laws but the head of the nra says well hes going to turn on us if hes reelected! Oh yea wat a plan that must be. How about drilling? Domestic drilling has actually gone up since hes been pres so thats another lie too. When it comes dwn to it obama is for america! Hes nt the one who trouts no compromise!


@Susie....hope you got money stuffed in your mattress, girl! 'Cause very few of us will be able to AFFORD Obama and his spendthrift ways! Take your time looking at those other candidates, especially Romney. You gotta understand the Democrat machine has taken after Romney because they DON'T want Barack to have to face-off against him this fall! They are on their knees praying Santorum gets it! The Dems are spending $238,000 in TV media bashes alone against Romney in Michigan for this upcoming GOP primary... that's how scared they are! Romney's a good man. He's smart. He is capable. Another 4 yrs. of failed policies with taxpayers seeing their money thrown away on loser projects and companies is just something we can't allow because some day the money runs out! As Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, "Socialism is all fine and good till run out of "other" peoples' money."

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