My roomie and I spend much of our free time watching television together. We enjoy many of the same shows (Criminal Minds, Pawn Stars, Suits, Covert Affairs et al). But, sometimes we opt to watch TV separately, because the other party doesn’t really like what’s on. And, sometimes, we note the other person is joining us and change the channel.
I went downstairs this morning and she was watching Real Time with Bill Maher. When he first started, I kinda liked him. He was quick, clever, funny, and identified himself as a libertarian (small L).
But, in recent years, he’s taken to following the Progressive mantra. If little government is good, more must be better. And he no longer sounds like a libertarian:
[Obama] just needs to drag them to it. Like I just said [the American people] are stupid. (emphasis Guffaw) Just drag them to this, get healthcare done, you know, with or without them. Make the gang of six an offer they can’t refuse. This Max Baucus guy, he needs to wake up tomorrow with an intern’s head in his bed… I’m serious.
Not exactly a libertarian, live-and-let-live, small, non-intrusive government kind of guy. A totalitarian dictator, perhaps. Or the Godfather.
So this morning Maher was doing an interview with Arianna Huffington. I don’t know if I would have preferred that traitorous bitch from Newsroom. Regardless, I went back upstairs. I had my laundry to fold.
Just to be fair, I no longer watch Bill O’Reilly, either. His sanctimony regarding ‘gun control’ after the Aurora shootings was over the top. I didn’t always agree with him, but at least he doesn’t just populate his show with sycophants or easy targets to blast. Perhaps a poor metaphor.
I’ve been told he sometimes now has Republicans on his show have their differing views. Too late – I’ve only seen him bring on RINOs to eviscerate them with his views. And, I’m not a Republican, anyway.