Bill Maher is not buying the argument that both sides of the American political aisle are to blame for the trillion dollar deficit and the discord rampant within the country.
The Real Time with Bill Maher host, known for lampooning Democrats and Republicans, explained in an impassioned diatribe that Republicans share the vast majority of blame for the state of the United States. Maher cited Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann, nonpartisan congressional analysts for the past 50 years, who wrote a 2012 article blaming Republican lawmakers for the lack of legislation in congress and the lack of unity in the United States.
Maher lampooned the tactics Republicans have continued to use in the years since the article was published, including denying a sitting President a Supreme Court selection, the majority of the party still believing that Obama wasn’t born in America, and the 8,000+ lies told by the current Republican President of the United States.
So exasperated was Maher by modern-day Republicans that he introduced a Venn diagram, with “21st Century Republicans” on one side and “Insane” on the other. The two circles melded together as Maher said, “A Venn diagram between insane and a 21st century Republican would be a circle.”
Stop saying both parties are equally to blame for the mess we're in.
Congress isn't broken, the Republican party is broken. pic.twitter.com/5Lz7Q7a454
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) February 9, 2019
“So when you say they’re both equally bad, just know that doesn’t make you a sage. It’s a stupid person’s idea of a smart thing to say…It is the central fraudulent idea that allowed an outsider like Trump to get elected. It’s one step up from ‘I don’t vote.'”
Many on Twitter agreed, especially with the idea presented in the diagram.
It's painful knowing that so many Americans don't see this POV. It's objectively true.
— Hi. (@Deeps628) February 9, 2019
That joke should be on a t-shirt/bumper sticker.
— tyler (@tyler01582911) February 9, 2019
good one! lol
— ▫️ (@HoldMyBeerDear) February 9, 2019
I couldn't agree more. USA has far too many poorly educated, misinformed & fear-obsessed citizens. The GOP wants 2 keep it this way. The Dem Party represents the goals of our Founders 4 a Republic controlled by well-educated, well-informed, honest citizens with good common-sense
— gem heyes (@gem326) February 9, 2019
— Bee Kay (@Monarchwarrior) February 9, 2019
They weren’t done.
Even more Americans appreciated Maher’s call to hold the Republican party accountable.
Bout time Bill! Facts are facts. Well done
— John Bolger (@Bolgernow) February 9, 2019
Amen! All you #BothSidesers can retire.
— Ali Van Zee (@alikat747) February 9, 2019
That’s correct @billmaher.
— Ryan Knight ☘️ (@ProudResister) February 9, 2019
— Craig Boleman ☯️ (@craigboleman) February 9, 2019
that was one of your best.
— Rick Martinsen (@flickguy123) February 9, 2019
Yet, with 51% of Republicans still buying birtherism, it will likely be a while before Americans no longer tolerate their tactics.