Seth's sudden desire to get lost in his cup whenever he had an opening to disembowel Breitbart is interesting. Oh, wait, liberals only come off as public policy geniuses when they're interviewed by their allies or debating the conservative equivalent of Peter Griffin.

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.

*audience laughter*

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?

Seth, is that cup glued to your face? Did someone pull a prank on you in the Green Room, or did you just REALLY like that coffee?

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.

Bill knows that government data is readily available to him. Here, we're just looking at interest on the national debt. Instead of looking at the numbers and realizing his "tax the rich" argument is a fairy tale in light of the bowel-busting debt heading down the national gastrointestinal track, he'd rather throw out applause lines about sick kids... Guess what, Bill: the NATION is sick. It's a debt junkie that is just now realizing the bill is going to come due. And it's going to hurt. Bad.

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  1. All I hear from the USA, UK (where it is too late, barring the first civil war in nearly 400 years) and Australia is the same ominous thunder of God treading out the vintage of the Grapes of Wrath.

    This puppet show and court jester syndrome of the media is unworthy of Breitbart or anyone else sincerely and openly speaking truth to power.

    “We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties.”

  2. “nothing is stopping him from unloading his wealth by donating it to the Federal Government”

    Just like tax cuts for the highest income bracket IMMEDIATELY inspires those who receive them to invest in businesses and job growth, and not, place the extra cash in say, savings account or purchasing a new luxury item, right?

    Give me a break. If this weren’t so simplistic I’d laugh; another variation of “love it or leave it”, as it were. Sadly, “try to fix it” is NEVER considered a third option. Then again, why would anyone expect any different from a philosophy built on the premise of “sink or swim”?

    Btw, rag on a liberal of consequence and go to town on him or her if you want. But Seth MacFarlane is easy pickins and you know it.

    “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.”

    But, as it has been documented, tax breaks for the rich add tremendously to the deficit. So, in terms of alleviating that mountain of debt, what’s your point? That’s it’s alright to add to the deficit as long as it’s for a tax break for the wealthy, since we’re screwed anyway?

  3. Actually, money in banks allows them to make more loans…to people who start small businesses. And purchasing luxury items is okay in my book, too. Think about all the different specialized parts and trades that go into making boats, for example. I love it when John Kerry buys another yacht (I just wish he wouldn’t try to avoid paying taxes on it while raising taxes on others).

    I find it interesting you call my post “simplistic” before boiling conservatism down to a “sink or swim” philosophy. I regularly cite classical economists and loads of data provided by Heritage (and I’m open to Brookings on certain fiscal issues, since they too are concerned about entitlement spending and even took part in a joint “Fiscal Policy Wake Up Tour” with THF…), but I guess it’s better if you just gloss over that.

    It’s pretty obvious the government doesn’t have a revenue problem—it has a spending problem. That’s what I extrapolate from the data. I’m not sure what you take from it, since you seem more concerned with making sure that conservatives are seen as cold hearted jerks who only care about the rich in a “sink or swim” world. Yawn. Nice try. Next.

    1. Yawn all you want, sir. But I’m not the one “making sure that conservatives are seen as cold hearted jerks who only care about the rich in a ‘sink or swim’ world”. Their positions speak for themselves.

      Every single entitlement or social safety net we have has been initially—and in quite a few cases, still are—opposed by conservatives. Social Security, the 8-hour work day, unemployment insurance, healthcare reform etc. etc. etc. Why? Well, I could be wrong but I’m thinking cost and self-reliance.

      Now, when it comes to saving and preserving life—aka healthcare—cost should never be a determining factor. Period. Now, if we’re talking about an issue of convenience and not health, that’s another matter. Sure, bring up cost if building that bridge or paving that road would be too expensive for what whatever benefits we’d get in return. But with issues regarding health, to bring up cost as a reason to not implement measures is, quite frankly, obscene and even immoral.

      As for self-reliance, isn’t that a basic tenet of conservatism? The idea that you should be able to…what’s that cliché? Ah yes, “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps”. Or, as I prefer to call it, “sink or swim”.

      So, can’t afford health insurance? Get (yet) another job to pay for it. That operation you need costs more than what your insurer covers? Sell your house. Tuition too expensive? Welcome to McDonald’s.
      Your employer exploiting you and your co-workers? Switch jobs. Unions? They’re a racket. Corporations polluting your water, air? Hey, it’s the cost of doing business…

      And so on.

      I’m not a progressive—a left-leaning moderate actually—but regardless of political philosophy, shouldn’t we all be in agreement that the most important asset a country has is its people? And therefore their health and well-being paramount and not subject to a financial bottom line?

      Yeah, I gotta stop spouting that hippie crap…

  4. First, we have a problem with too many people with too many great benefits for those working in government starting from the top. Too many who should be doing any kind of work just sitting on welfare for generations…idyle hands are the devils workshop….we have too many rich people (those making over 250,000) getting away without paying their fair share of taxes…the middle class (75,ooo-250,000) carry the greatest tax burden. The people in this country really getting screwed by business are the working poor and middle-classes. These are also the people that for all their working lives paid handsomely for what they’ll get back in return into social security and medicare…and now both democrates and republicans want to take it away from them. We know there are lots of folks getting SS and medicare that never put a dime into the system…and there are probably too many of those today compared to past years as we’ve never taken in as much immigration as we do today…we take in entire families which includes their elderly grandparents who immediately go on SS and medicare since they’re usually unable to work…..we need a new middle-class party because neither the dems or reps represent us. Unions in government jobs absolutely need to be outlawed…it’s unfair to the private sector workers who have to carry their burdon for retirement and health benefits which are too rich compared to the private sector…. I could go on and on but I’d needanother page.

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