“We don’t have a left and a right party in this country anymore. We have a center-right party... and a crazy party. And over the last thirty-odd years, Democrats have moved to the right and the right has moved into a mental hospital. So, what we have is one perfectly good party for hedge fund managers, credit card companies, banks, defense contractors, big agriculture, and the pharmaceutical lobby – that’s the Democrats. And they sit across the isle from a small group of religious lunatics, flat-earthers and Civil War re-enactors, who mostly communicate by AM radio and call themselves the Republicans, and who actually worry that Obama is a socialist. Socialist? He’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? These aren’t radical ideas. A majority of Americans are either already for them, or would be if they were properly argued and defended. And 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."
Bill Maher (on "REAL TIME last night)

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Anonymous said...

Yeah. Aren't you familiar with Noam Chomsky? He's been saying that for over 20 years.


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