June 23, 2009

Pick Another Kid

Saw this clip of Real Time by Bill Maher the other day on Crooks and Liars, that summed up my thoughts on third party politics better than I have seen in a while.

Starts off with some mediocre jabs at Twitter and texting, but watch at about 2:39 when he goes in for the kill:
To those of you on the right who some how think that we are now in league, we are not in league. I was criticizing Obama for not being hard enough on the corporate douchebags that you love to defend. I don’t want to be on your team; pick another kid.
Then closer to the end he nails it again:
Shouldn't there be one party that unambiguously supports cutting the military budget, a party that is straight up in favor of gun control, gay marriage, higher taxes for the rich, universal health care, legalizing pot, and seeks direct taxing of polluters? These aren’t radical ideas, a majority of Americans are either already for them or would be if they were properly argued and defended, and what we need is an actually progressive party who represents the millions of Americans who aren’t being served by the Democrats. Because bottom line Democrats are the new Republicans.
I should be watching more Bill Maher.

1 comment:

  1. *clap clap* Nice segment. Always liked Bill Maher.