Fight night is over, and I can rest easy because my prediction about Seth Macfarlane was on the money, so much so that Bill Maher even called out everyone’s favorite liberal Family Guy. Instead of diving into the ring when an opening presented itself, Seth’s primary option last night was to lose himself in a cup of coffee. Viewers who tuned in found out that he’s confused by Obamacare and that he doesn’t need tax breaks (which is odd because nothing is stopping him from unloading his wealth by donating it to the Federal Government):
Bill Maher: Let’s concentrate on the part where sick kids get thrown off the rolls because of pre-existing conditions…
Andrew Breitbart: Obamacare is a comprehensive package, that you’re now taking the tear jerker utopian thing that everyone is going to clap at when you say Republicans are taking that away—it’s the cost of this thing—it’s an outrageous cost…and this was shoved down not just the Republican’s throat without bipartisan support. 70% of Americans are opposed to this.
Bill Maher: First of all, (turning to Seth MacFarlane) help me any time.
Seth: It’s funny because I think it’s hard for a lot of liberals to get on board with…there’s so much about this health care reform that’s baffling to a lot of us…
Andrew Breitbart: When this process starting coming out in 2009, when the townhalls started to happen, what happened was, is that when people started asking the basic questions (espeically old people who understood Medicare), not people like us who don’t pay attention to that sort of stuff, they shut down the debate…it seemed like a rigged process from the very beginning, where America didn’t have the opportunity to debate the issue…
Bill Maher: They debated for a year.
Seth Macfarlane: *silence*
Andrew Breitbart: This thing was not debated in a rational way. This thing was shoved down the American people’s throat.
Bill Maher: That was a slow shove—it took a year. I tell ya, if I had something in my throat for a year, I’d be gay by now. That was a slow shove.
It’s funny that a year to Bill Maher is a long time when it comes to debating major decisions for the nation as a whole (with a Democrat in office), and yet the decades-plus middle finger that Saddam Hussein gave the international community—and the year of debate that followed when George Bush told the world that despotic, dictatorial “F-yous” weren’t going to cut it in a post 9/11 world—was a sprint to war with the Real Time host. Regardless, this post is about Seth and his sudden habit of sticking cups in his face when he should have been making the Big Bad Breitbart look like the conservative neanderthal every “smart” person knows he is, right?
Let’s turn toward Seth’s ingenius response to the extension of Bush tax cuts:
Seth: We don’t need those tax cuts.
Bill Maher: No, we don’t.
Andrew Breitbart: That’s hard to believe. I would say this: the idea that this country is going to go through this period…that the Repubican party is going to tap into it the Teaparty thing going on out there…there the people at the grass roots have created this momentum, and the Republicans are trying to tap into it and they have not whatsoever. They are now suffering because of the Teaparty. They have not figured it out…They’re not even close to what the Teaparty wants out there. It’s not just Democrats that don’t know what’s going on, it’s Republicans that are completely lost.
What followed was Bill Maher demonstrating for his audience that he doesn’t understand basic Math. Anyone can look at the government’s own numbers and see that taxing “the rich” is not going to save the nation from collapsing under the weight of a mountain of debt. Bill Maher bathes in quixotic ignorance and doesn’t even realize that he’s intellectually naked in front of millions of people. The Government’s own numbers on a wide range of issues are available to him, but instead of honestly examining them and realizing that the ideology he clings to has us on The Road to Serfdom, he’s decided on getting applause lines by mentioning that he cares for kids with pre-existing conditions. Bravo, Bill.
And Seth, I’ll see you on the next installment of Real Time, when Bill rewards you with a conservative even Peter Griffin could handle.