Bill Maher: ‘Democrats are the new Republicans’

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Bill Maher’s ‘New Rules’ June 19, Via RawStory:

In his weekly monologue, New Rules, Bill Maher weighs in on everything from Iran to Twitter, but his primary target Friday night was the Democratic party, which he says has become the new GOP.

Each time President Obama tries to take on a progressive cause, Maher charged that there was “a major political party standing in his way: the Democrats.

But the solution is not a third political party, according to the self-described libertarian pundit: “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.”

Maher scoffs at the notion that Obama is a socialist: “He’s not even a liberal.”

Hammering in his point, Maher asks, “Shouldn’t there be one party that unambiguously supports cutting military spending? Straight up in favor of gun control, gay marriage, higher taxes on the rich, universal healthcare, legalizing pot, and steep, direct taxing of polluters?”

“These aren’t radical ideas,” Maher stresses, “The 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,” he concludes “Democrats are the new Republicans.”


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    • Edger on June 21, 2009 at 00:05

    Did you know that?

    • Inky99 on June 21, 2009 at 00:10

    We’ve all been swindled into thinking that the Democrats were an opposition party to the last eight years.  

    But they work for the exact same people as the Repubs of the 2000’s.  

    It’s such a joke.

    The people with the (R)’s after their name?  Well their job now is to call the other branch of their party, those with (D)’s after their names, “liberals” and “socialists”.

    It’s like calling CNN and the rest of the corporate press “liberal”.   It’s the exact same con, the same psychology, the same M.O.

    It also helps give legitimacy to the radical weird nut-job right, the members of which give a LOT of money to the GOP.

    It also keeps us at each other’s throats, instead of hanging the fuckers from both parties from lampposts.

    • rossl on June 21, 2009 at 00:28

    Few are actually going to do it, and they’ll just piss off a bunch of Democrats and get mocked and ignored in the mainstream press.  That’s what happened with the Green Party.  That’s what happens with Ralph Nader, who has actually helped a lot to open up the democratic process to third parties and independents.  That’s even what happens on a local level, which is where any party is actually going to get started.

    I might try and get someone to run as a Green for township supervisor in my township, but this year I don’t think I have the time.

    • Viet71 on June 21, 2009 at 00:36

    Only two things matter politically:

    — money

    — people in the streets willing to risk all to achieve their goal

  1. sheesh.

  2. as a socialist, or weak on defense, etc.  OTOH, maybe we have more in common than we think, even some would in fact, think!  

  3. One side has a shade of red, the other a shade of blue – Pres. O a bit purple.

    Time to form a 2nd party – maybe more of a rainbow.

  4. The “Illuminati” owns both left and right.

  5. to hang themselves.

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