Sometimes, I think Bill Maher makes a schtick of his animosity against Republicans, knowing that it will gain him favor in Hollywood circles and give him the much needed attention he so craves.
He has never distinguished himself by the quality of his arguments, the originality of his thought or the humor of his comedy. He masquerades as an independent thinker while towing the left-wing Hollywood line. He claims to be a libertarian while rarely opposing the big-government initiatives of the Democratic Party.
And now we see just how much in the tank he is for this party of government which has, in the past 20 months, distinguished itself by passing legislation which increases the size of the federal government and the scope of its intervention in our lives. Hardly libertarian these.
The occasionally curmudgeonly iconoclast (a true libertarian he!) Robert S. McCain takes note of the recent remarks of this lock-step leftist:
“I am not here to carry water for this or any administration, but the facts of the coming election are Democrats have real accomplishments to run on. . . . [W]hen it comes to voting, when we only have two choices, you got to grow up and realize there’s a big difference between a disappointing friend and a deadly enemy. . . .
Of course, the Democrats are disappointing. That’s what makes them Democrats. If they were any more frustrating they’d be your relatives. But in this country, they are all that stands between you and darkest night. You know why their symbol is the letter D? Because it’s a grade that means good enough but just barely. You know why the Republican symbol is R? Because it’s the noise a pirate makes when he robs you and feeds you to a shark.”
Calling Republicans a “deadly enemy”? From a guy who once claimed to be a libertarian, those are strange words indeed as the party has done its best to oppose the Administration’s big-government schemes while its House leadership recently released a pledge with a strong small-government flavor.
Yeah, he pretends he’s disappointed with the Democrats, but that’s to give him more credibility on the far left. He really just wants to show how much he hates the Republicans.
This guy really harbors a lot of hate. Wonder why all those so concerned with the supposed hatred on the right don’t call him out on it.