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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Maher is Politically Inept

Bill Maher is a Liberal?


I watched Politically Incorrect when it was on ABC. I've been watching and listening to Real Time for several years. I like Bill Maher's stand-up, and thought Religulous was very funny. But over the last couple of years I've become increasingly irritated at Maher's take on political and current societal issues. He seems to have a hazy grasp on the concept of liberalism. This is not to say he doesn't understand political concepts, just the optics around them. On a recent episode, in which he had on Arianna Huffington, Baratunde Thurston and Matt Welch as the panel, intro segment with Sister Simone Campbell, and guest Dinesh D'Souza. Maher seems to think Liberalism is having a Black friend, Obama, offering Ann Coulter a voice and smoking weed. 

I must say there is much more to liberalism than mouthing the words, "I'm a liberal." Pushing air through your tubes to create that particular noise makes you a liberal about as much as me saying, "I'm really good at basketball," and expecting to be able to dunk on Jordan. Just because you say it, doesn't mean it's true. I'm not an expert on liberalism, but I do know what it DOESN'T look like.
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