Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bill Maher: "We Have A Center Right Party And A Crazy Party"

Bill Maher took on both major political parties in a recent commentary, stating, "We don't need a third party. We have a center right party and a crazy party. Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." 

Regarding the right, can there be any doubt that the Republican party is suffering a nervous breakdown with such leading voices as Limbaugh, BeckSteele, Palin, Cheney, Romney and McCain? Nevertheless, Maher is more critical of the Democrats for their timid reluctance to embrace a progressive agenda. Watch: 

Maher: Shouldn't there be one party that unambiguously supports cutting the military budget?  A party that is straight up in favor of gun control, gay marriage, higher taxes on the rich, universal health care, legalizing pot, and steep, direct taxing of polluters? These aren't radical ideas. A majority of Americans are either already for them, or would be if they were properly argued and defended, and what we need is an actual progressive party to represent the millions of Americans who aren't being served by the Democrats. Because, bottom line, Democrats are the new Republicans.


joeythesquash said...

Yeah, Bill is great, and he's right, too. He's the best thing on TV. True, that's a small endorsement, but he's still damn good.

fleud said...

I love Bill Maher. Bill Maher for President.

Jeff Tone said...

I join you in your praise, Joey. Jon Stewart is terrific too.

Jeff Tone said...

Fleud: If Bill Maher is running in eight years, he's got my vote.