Bill Maher followed up last week's criticism of President Obama on Friday by taking on the entire political spectrum, accusing Democrats of selling out and Republicans of being "religious lunatics and Civil War reenactors."
He began the segment ("White Men Can't Harumph") by addressing the response to his critique of Obama:
"It made some liberals very angry, my phone rang off the hook, my email filled up and Nancy Pelosi got so mad her face moved. Look, folks, I like Obama too, I'm just saying let's not make it a religion. And as far as you folks on the right who think that we're now somehow in league, we're not in league. I was criticising Obama for not being hard enough on the corporate douchebags you live to defend. I don't want to be on your team, pick another kid."
He went on to say that every time President Obama does try to take on a liberal cause, the democrats stand in his way. He cited recent reports that Obama's healthcare plan may not materialize as promised because of high-ranking Dems. Maher then tore into the Republican party saying they are "flat-earthers" who "mostly communicate through AM radio," and "actually think Obama's a socialist." At this, he took the opportunity to say that is ridiculous because Obama's not even a liberal.
"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 on the rich, universal health care, legalizing pot, and steep direct taxing of polluters? ...What we need is an actual progressive party to represent the millions of Americans who aren't being served by the Democrats, because bottom line: Democrats are the new Republicans."