The comedian who personally donated $1 million to making sure Barak Obama got re-elected president of the United States doesn’t understand why the country’s being turned into an international joke.
During a monologue Friday night, HBO’s Bill Maher complained about Obama’s ham-handed, ineffectual response to the civil war in Syria – where more than 110,000 people have been killed – then turned it into a pretty tasteless joke himself.
“We’re starting to look not so much like the world’s policeman, but more like George Zimmerman, itching to use force and then pretending it’s because we had no choice,” Maher complained.
That got a laugh from Maher’s lib audience, of course, but logic has never been a liberal strongpoint (that’s why they’re liberals).
Being prepared to use force (as Zimmerman was) is not “itching” to. And if there’s a better choice between shooting someone and getting your head bashed into concrete, it must not have been apparent that night in Sanford, Fla.
But leave that aside, because in the world according to Maher, Islamist terror wouldn’t be a problem for the United States if the U.S. didn’t keep picking fights in the Islamic world.
“We have to stop bombing Muslim countries if we ever want to feel safe from terrorism in our own,” he said in a deliberate misreading of history that drew yet more liberal applause.
Maher also seemed puzzled about the role of the United States in the world, noting that since World War II it’s bombed 16 countries. With typical liberal evasiveness, though, he neglected to mention more than half of those countries are not in any way Islamic, and that in the case of at least two (Bosnia and Serbia), the bombing was aimed specifically at saving Muslim lives.
Maher doesn’t have to tell the truth, of course.
He’s a comedian, an entertainer, and his audience is largely semi-educated liberals who lap up lame lines like “our schools are crumbling and we want to teach everyone a lesson” (please) because that kind of thing helps them feel moral, and smart and and altogether the cat’s pajama of early 21st century thought.
But really. That $1 million wasn’t going to buy the presidency of Sweden. If the U.S. doesn’t act like a superpower, someone will. And none too gently either.
Maher should at least start acting like he knows that.
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