Bill Maher has a unique way of telling the truth, using side-splitting humor to distract folks from the noticing the discomfort of actually learning something. When my sides stop shaking, I find I know more than I did before. However, when this funny man gets serious, it’s worth being particularly attentive to what he has to say.
On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher and guests filmmaker Michael Moore, commentator S. E. Cupp and New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin discussed the obstructionist Republican Congress and its mission to take down the president by taking down the country. Moore opined that the Republican Party is a “squealing dinosaur” whose time has come.
Maher began the segment by talking about how prices among top health insurers are falling since the implementation of Obamacare.
“They did a test and they put, you know, what insurance would cost if you were a 40-year-old, non-smoker and instantly, the two highest priced insurers went down,” Maher said.
“This is the heart of Obama,” he said. “This is the heart of capitalism. I’m wondering why the people who love the free market so much are not for this.”
“And what about trying to repeal it for the 37th time?” he went on. “Is that a wise use of our time and resources? At some point, obstruction becomes, um, I dunno, treason.”
He went on to list how Republicans are blocking the nominations of a new head for the EPA, a chief circuit court judge for the city of Washington, D.C. and dozens of other government posts that are going unfilled because Republicans won’t let any of Obama’s nominees get voted on in Congress.
“At some point,” Maher said, “it becomes more about hating him than loving our country.”… [emphasis added]
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I was also able to find video of this exchange.
I disagree with one thing only. Instead of treason, it is sedition. For all intents and purposes, the difference between the two is that the Constitution requires a formally declared state of war to indict for treason, while sedition carries no such restriction. To punish these seditionists, it would be most appropriate to impose a sentence of unemployment for them, and extinction for their party.