Unfortunately, even with Obama as president, many Democrats still cower when the crazy Republicans crack the whip or line up when the corporations send in the lobbyists to hand out money. Although I don’t completely agree with Maher’s ideas on gun control, I’m onboard for the rest of his litany.
“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? …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, “Democrats Have Moved to the Right and the Right Has Moved Into a Mental Hospital,” Huffington Post, June 21, 2009.