Monday, June 22, 2009

Maher nails it

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Sometimes a writer has to admit it, and even celebrate it, when someone else has already done the job the writer was planning to do. That’s the case for this writer today. I was planning to write about the skewed political spectrum in America these days, in which we have a centrist-to-slightly-liberal president and nearly every other person in the federal government is to the right of him — and yet we have nuts on the right screaming about “socialism,” as if they understood what the word means. The “someone else” who dealt with this issue beautifully was HBO talkshow host Bill Maher this past Friday. Check out this part of his June 19 show. Specifically, go to the 2-minute mark in the segment where Maher talks about the left vs. right realities of American political life today. Sneak Preview: “Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital.” It’s as to-the-point a summary of a real progressive present-day political view as I’ve seen lately. Glad I could help.

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