Mr. Maher may not be liked by everyone, but you have to admit he's intelligent, well-informed and funny. Yes, he is oh so funny. I can't help thinking his slant on things is very much like Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert. There is a lot of stupidity in politics but there are also a lot of problems. Trying to get a group of people to all pull in the same direction at the same time is, well, if not difficult, almost impossible. To all those who think they have the correct solution and can get us all out of trouble, I would like to remind each and every one of you that if it was simple, it would be done by now. And considering it isn't, I realize that whether it's the left or the right, no one guy - Let's give Obama a break! - can pull a rabbit out of his hat and correct all the ills of the world.
In the following clip, Bill Maher looks at the GOP s economic thinking and compares it to the Casey Anthony trial.
"If you can look at a crime where everything points to one answer and not see it, you're a dumbass. And if you can look at the deficit and not see that the problem is that the rich stopped paying taxes, you're a Republican."
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Bill Maher July 9, 2011
[Mr. Maher compares the Republican policy to the jury in the Casey Anthony trial.]
Analysts are comparing the Casey Anthony trial to the O. J. Simpson trial. Okay, the prosecution may have slipped up and consequently the defendant gets off on what amounts to a technicality. However, other than the possibility of an alien teleporting in from another planet to commit the crime, the circumstantial evidence overwhelming points to the accused and to see the accused walk free just boggles the mind. On top of it, to see the picture in the newspapers of Casey Mason, one of the defendant's lawyers flipping the bird to reporters seems to add insult to injury. At the end of day, a trial is yes, to find out the truth but it is also a game, a game of law, a game for lawyers. There are winners and there are losers.
I can't help thinking of Maher's comparison of the GOP policies and the Case Anthony trial. The GOP continues to not want to raise taxes on the rich which seems totally illogical. Trickle down is not working; businesses are moving production overseas where labour is cheaper. The GOP relaxed regulation and so Wall Street went nuts and caused the biggest financial meltdown since the Great Depression. Despite that lesson, the GOP insists on no regulation. They remove relax fire code; the building burns down; they vote against a fire code.
Wikipedia: Bill Maher
William "Bill" Maher, Jr. (born January 20, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, author and actor. Before his current role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.
HBO: Realtime with Bill Maher
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