Last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher saw Maher get completely unnerved by Aussie journalist Michael Ware talking about his experiences in the Middle East.
He also welcomed Esperanza Spalding as the mid-show interview guest along with a panel consisting of social justice advocate Sister Simone Campbell, former Mass. Rep. Barney Frank and GOP political strategist Rick Wilson.
Ware’s interview was sobering and you can see how witnessing and reporting on what he thinks are the wasteful no-win wars of the Middle East have affected him psychologically.
He was non-stop fidgeting and touching Bill to the point where Maher had to say “stop touching me” as he described in heartbreaking detail how the youth of America have had their souls taken from them in these wars with an enemy he thinks we unleashed upon ourselves.
But Ware really brought home that the quagmire nature of conflict in the region and how we are all paying the price whilst the Islamic extremist groups hate us even more.
Orrin Hatch’s “black-tracking” was also discussed.
Maher coined that term, where the right backtracks whenever President Obama agrees with them on a point.
Maher pointed out prior to Obama naming Merrick Garland as a Supreme Court Justice Scalia replacement (who the left has some real issues with), the republicans had named him as a potential jurist.
But now Maher says, watch them all retreat and say he’s not to the right enough if Obama selected him too.
The big discussions centered on Donald J. Trump, who the right and left are unifying on as the worst thing ever to hit the political landscape.
Even right leaning FOX news came out and called Trump “obsessed” with their star anchor Megyn Kelly, who is Trump’s main whipping girl for journalists.
Maher quipped that Trump is called ‘The White Kanye West,’ with our self-esteem movement creating this orange-hued Frankenstein.
He referred to the “spoiled five-year-old throwing a tantrum” Donald Trump as he ceded that Cruz is a saner choice and Maher cannot stand Cruz at all.
“Republicans are coming around to the idea that their only savior of Donald Trump is Ted Cruz…It’s like that horror movie where the guy runs up to the policeman thinking he’s saved, and the policeman is one of the zombies. Hey, life is about shitty choices, and if I have to decide between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, count me in for Ted Cruz.”
During his “New Rules” segment Maher hones his argument against Trump.
Saying his rise is the result of a coddled society where an affluent by birth Vietnam draft-dodger can make the insane statements that he does with no basis of reality or truth. Thereby hoodwinking an angry electorate looking for anyone to get behind anyone who can appear to offer a fix to what is wrong with the country:
Michael Ware says Vladimir Putin played the U.S. and the world for fools:
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