The Right Side Podcast, Episode 20: Talking Politics During the Holidays, Civility Struggles, and Stan Lee

This week, Andrea and Kimberly are sans guest, but the show must go on!

They discuss talking politics at family get-togethers and the constant struggle that plagues anyone with a conscience on social media. They also talk about Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw’s perfect statement on the need for civility. In addition, they opine on Bill Maher’s odd, obnoxious, politically-fueled slam on people who like comics in the wake of Marvel icon Stan Lee’s death.


“The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning,” Maher’s blog post began. “Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess.”

The basis of the criticism seems to originate from his belief that comic books are for children. He chided adults for deciding about 20 years ago that they didn’t have to give up kid stuff.

“They pretended comic books were actually sophisticated literature,” Maher said.

Maher then took the rather large leap from comics to the political system. “I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important.”

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Kimberly Ross is a senior contributor at RedState and a contributor to the Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential blog. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook. 


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