Are Republicans Guilty of Treason?
On “Real Time with Bill Maher” this past Friday, Bill Maher referred to the House GOP’s thirty-seventh vote to repeal Obamacare:
“And what about trying to repeal it for the 37th time? Is that a wise use of our time and resources? At some point, obstruction becomes, um, I dunno, treason.”
On the same program one of the guests — Michael Moore — described the GOP as “a squealing dinosaur whose time has come.”
Bill Maher also talked about how the implementation of Obamacare is causing some of the top health insurance companies to lower their rates:
“They did a test and they put, you know, what insurance would cost if you were a 40-year-old, non-smoker and instantly, the two highest priced insurers went down. This is the heart of Obama. This is the heart of capitalism. I’m wondering why the people who love the free market so much are not for this.”
Maher also referred to the GOP’s blocking of almost everybody nominated by Obama. The head of the EPA, a chief circuit court judge and dozens of other nominees. And best of all — if you’re a rightwing oligarch or one of their useful idiots — bringing the Labor Relations Board to a screeching halt. Right now the Labor Relations Board doesn’t have enough members to even have quorum. And Republicans are determined to block any and all nominees to serve on the board, just so they can keep the Labor Relations Board dysfunctional and unable to enforce the laws that protect millions of working people.
Bill Maher said: “At some point it becomes more about hating Obama than loving our country.”
Michael Moore added:
“No, they hate America. I think that’s really what it is. Conservatives and right-wingers, as much as they profess to love this country, they hate it. They hate the government, they hate the people.”
Unfortunately I think Bill Maher and Michael Moore are both right.