On this week’s episode of Real Time, HBO’s Bill Maher and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said out loud what the rest of America is thinking, agreeing that the modern-day America-hating Republican Party has officially transcended past obstructionism and into treason.
Tearing into the GOP House Republicans decision to attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act AKA “Obamacare” for the 37th time, maher rolled his eyes and argued that, “at some point, obstruction becomes… treason.” Maher pointed to Republicans blocking major Obama appointments, saying that now the opposition is “more about hating [Obama] than loving your country.”
Given their economic transgressions against the American people, it’s about time that an influential progressive political figure called out the Republican Party as treasonous. The GOP not only gave wiping out the middle-class their best shot with the Bush Recession, they are doing everything in their power to stop President Obama and the Democrats from making economic progress.
Michael Moore was even stronger in his criticism as he unloaded on the GOP and made the case that they have far more sinister motives for their opposition to everything President Obama does, going so far as to say that Republicans “hate America.”
However, Moore did find a silver lining, pointing out the fact that the millennial generation is extremely progressive, setting the stage for a new progressive 21st-century America in the coming decades. As evidence, he correctly cited the millennial generation’s strong approval of gay marriage equality, gun control, and legalization of marijuana.
In his eyes, today’s Republican Party is a mere “squealing dinosaur” whose time has come, and the facts are on his side. With America’s rapidly changing demographics, the GOP will soon be forced to make a radical shift towards the center or risk becoming becoming even more of an irrelevant political sideshow than they are now.
Read the text of their exchange here:
Bill Maher: What about trying to repeal it for the 37th time? Is that a wise use of our resources and time? I mean, at some point obstruction becomes I don’t know, treason. They’ve also blocked Obama’s head of the EPA–there’s no head of the circuit court in DC. At some point, it becomes more about hating him than loving their country.
Michael Moore: No, they hate America. That’s what it is.
Maher: They hate America?
Moore: Yeah, I think these conservatives and right wingers really, for as much as they say they love this country, they hate it. They hate the government. They hate the people.
Maher: Those are really two different things, aren’t they?
Moore: No. Well it shouldn’t be. The government is supposed to be of, for, and by the people, right? So why is the government the big evil bastard here?
Maher (in fake Southern accent): Cause ‘Merica got taken over by a Kenyan socialist…that’s why. That’s why we need our guns! We might have to take over the government.
Watch the video here: