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Eliot Spitzer's Tough Words For Obama: Reform Doesn't Come From Bipartisanship (VIDEO)

First Posted: 04/21/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:35 PM ET

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, MSNBC Washington Correspondent Norah O'Donnell, and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane appeared on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday.

The panel weighed in on everything from Obama's failure to communicate to financial reform, waterboarding, and Sarah Palin's son who has Down Syndrome.

Spitzer had tough words for Barack Obama on and his constant search for bipartisanship. "Fundamental reform doesn't come from bipartisanship. And it seems to me bipartisanship has become appeasement. Barack Obama won an election based on a set of principles. Fight for them."

McFarlane agreed with Spitzer's remark about bipartisanship and advised Obama to be more like Bush. MacFarlane also answered Maher's questions about the controversy surrounding a recent "Family Guy" episode in which a character with Down Syndrome mocked Sarah Palin (watch the clip).

On Obama's anti-terror efforts, O'Donnell pointed out that the Obama administration has continued and arguably intensified many of Bush's policies and yet Republicans have parodied the Obama White House as a "miranda-reading, soft on terror, professor-like administration."

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