Saturday, November 17, 2012
Maher entreats Obama
In his special comment on New Rules last night Maher entreated Obama to throw caution to the wind and go for those progressive causes that help the people and the environment. For example, clean energy, civil liberties, the drug war, the drone war, the war war. The President "is free now to no longer have to kiss the ass of coal miners and say the words 'clean coal.' There is no such thing.... It's like saying internet privacy, or tea party intellectual, or Fox News journalist." He'd also like us to cut the defense budget. "We have the same problem with our defense budget that Mrs. Petreus has with his penis; it's swollen and we can't bring ourselves to touch it." He is proud that Colorado and Washington legalized pot. So if conservatives bitch about it "throw States rights back in their face." And this big one that so many progressives were upset about: "How about re-writing the Patriot Act. How about another look at rendition, warrentless searches, wiretaps, and stop listening in on our phonecalls and reading our emails."