H/T to Lisa for posting this link on Facebook.
Here is the link to the article on the Huffington Post.
Maher goes through all the absurdities that many Americans believe and what they don't know, and then says,
"And these are the idiots we want to weigh in on the minutia of health care policy? Please, this country is like a college chick after two Long Island Iced Teas: we can be talked into anything, like wars, and we can be talked out of anything, like health care. We should forget town halls, and replace them with study halls. There's a lot of populist anger directed towards Washington, but you know who concerned citizens should be most angry at? Their fellow citizens. "Inside the beltway" thinking may be wrong, but at least it's thinking, which is more than you can say for what's going on outside the beltway."
He makes a lot of great points in this diatribe, and ends with the truth:
"Until we admit there are things we don't know, we can't even start asking the questions to find out. Until we admit that America can make a mistake, we can't stop the next one. A smart guy named Chesterton once said: "My country, right or wrong is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying... It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'" To which most Americans would respond: "Are you calling my mother a drunk?"
Go Bill! He nails it. This is one reason it is so frustrating right now for all of us on the left. We know Obama has better ideas and good intentions; but the stupidity of much of the American people and of a lot of Congressmen, sad to say, (to say nothing of the obstreperousness of the right) is preventing him from realizing his vision. Instead he has to tiptoe around contentious issues, compromise on what he'd really want to do, and try to make everything acceptable to everyone. Maybe he should be a bit more like Lyndon Johnson and shove things down America's throat because it's good for them, and not worry about whether he'll be re-elected.