Originally posted by kmax87
[youtube Bill Maher] JFWv42U1l4A [/youtube]
Why is America the Republicans bitch, where only they can do things and get away with it, in a way Democrats never can. Please watch and comment.
Too much of anything (ice cream, dessert, coffee, self) is never a good thing.
Balance is crucial to critical thinking, and, unfortunately, Bill Maher has shown very little balance over his career with respect to politics.
He falls prey to the same trap as anyone else who 'preaches to the choir,' in that he mistakes the laughter and applause for a barometer of accuracy, yet it is clear that regardless of political leanings, the cheers of others so persuaded are inconsequential.
The speaker of truth will realize more agitation than comfort as a response to his words.
Pandering to the crowd will eventually lead to an abandonment of one's stated values simply to keep the juice flowing in one's direction.
For instance, Bill espouses a libertarian perspective on the issue of sexuality--- one which doesn't allow scrutiny of private matters--- and yet less than five minutes into his monologue, likens Trump and Putin's relationship to the homosexual-themed movie "Brokeback Mountain," in a dismissive sneering manner as though it's a bad thing.
Subtle, perhaps, but certainly at odds with any progressive stance he claims otherwise.