Republicans Can’t Let Go

Liberal comedian and commentator Bill Maher isn’t always my cup of tea. He often diverges into shallow attacks of the right and when he does he hurts his credibility. But friday’s New Rules was right on the money. His New Rules segment summed up what I’ve been saying for weeks about what’s happened to the right since the election.

Conservatives have nothing left except the word “No.” They have no ideas of their own, have lost the reins of power in both houses of Congress, and the President and his policies continue to be very popular. As a result, the right is floundering in tea parties, talk of secession and made up facts. It’s like the entire right-wing of the country needs to go to group therapy to work through their Obama issues. Maher recognizes this and hits the nail on the head as only he can. Skip forward to the 2:21 mark for the noteworthy bit:


  1. its really not obama ged, he’s just there at this point in time. if not him, someone else. i read this:
    it made me think of you, and krantz, and the millions of leftists who think that some form of soviet style government would be best for this country. you see ged, the conservative idea’s you say we don’t have are the ones that built this nation. the progressive idea’s you have are the ones that will destroy it. sometimes ged, you have to say no.from the article:
    “The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.”
    if not him, someone else.

  2. This comment seriously made me laugh! I know Ged, and my wife grew up under a real soviet style government. I can tell you, Ged is no leftist, he is just reasonable. Ha, this will make me chuckle the whole day. Hilarious! 🙂

    Inflation will hit us hard, though. If that is what you are referring to with the Weimar Republic and Zimbabwe.

  3. ged is no leftist??? haha! thanks! i too shall have something to chuckle at today.
    its quite telling that so many who’ve lived under fascism, communism or marxism are warning us not to choose those roads.sad that no one listens.

  4. Of course, ‘leftist’ always depends on your position, but seen from a bit more atop I think there is no real left in the US at all.

    By that I mean: No private property, no free speech, and a one party rule. Justified under the ideal that all people are equal, and if they are not they should be made equal. Under the assumption this is the only way to achieve fairness. People supporting this are leftists. Democrats are no leftists.

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