Real Time: New Rules

Maher to Obama: “Stand up for the 70% of Americans who aren’t crazy…”

Update: Video taken down by HBO. See comments for rough transcript via Raw Story.



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4 responses to “Real Time: New Rules

  1. Ti-Guy

    I really don’t know if the Democrats have any other choice. The mainstream media really does hold them to a higher level of civility than they to the wingnuts. I’m pretty sure that’s by design.

  2. Fuckin HBO, took it down already.

  3. Oh crap. Well, that’s too bad. I’d stopped posting Real Time vids because of that, but thought maybe they’d eased up.

    Anyway, thanks for letting me know.

  4. p.s. From Raw Story:

    Maher focused most of his ire on the flap over Obama’s speech to America’s school children, the resignation of White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Van Jones, and the continuing battle in Congress over health care reform.

    Maher suggested that the next time the President decides to address America’s school children that he should tell them “that they are obese, and the should get off drugs or else they’ll grow up to be Rush Limbaugh.”

    Expressing his frustration with the Obama administration, Maher goes on to describe what he sees as a White House that is far too capitulating to any encountered opposition.

    “The Democrats just never learn,” laments Maher, “Americans don’t really care which side of an issue you’re on as long as you don’t act like pussies. When Van Jones called the Republicans assholes, he was actually paying them a compliment. He was. He was talking about how they can get things done even when they’re the minority as opposed to the Democrats who can’t seem to get anything done even when they control both houses of Congress, the Presidency and Bruce Springstein.”

    In praise of the President, Maher continues “You know I love Obama’s civility, his desire to work with his enemies, he’s positively Christ-like. In college he was probably the guy at the dorm parties who made sure the stoners shared their pot with the jocks.”

    Maher then begins a message directed at President Obama, “But we don’t need that guy now. We need an asshole. Mr. President, there are some people who are never going to like you. That’s why they voted for the old guy and Carrie’s mom.”

    “You’re not going to win them over. Stand up for the 70% of Americans who aren’t crazy.”

    Then turning back to the majority of Americans who in recent polls have stated they support real reform in our nation’s health care system, “And speaking of that 70%, when are we going to actually show up in all this? You know tomorrow Glenn Beck’s army of zombie retirees are descending on Washington. It’s the million moron march. Although they won’t get a million of them of course because many will be confused and drive to Washington State.”

    “But they will make news because people who take to the streets always do. They’re at town hall meetings screaming at the congressmen. We’re on the couch screaming at the T.V. You know especially in this age of Twitters and blogs and Snuggies, it’s a statement just to leave the house. But leave the house we must because this is our last best shot for a long time to get the sort of serious health care reform that would make the United States the envy of several African nations.”

    Not quite the same (you’ll have to imagine the timing and delivery), but at least it’s possible to get the message from the foregoing.

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