Forgive me if I’m not direct enough. Bill Maher is an idiot. Last Friday, Maher did the impossible. He sunk to a new low. The vile leftist – a hero to millions – weighed in on his HBO show, Real Time. He jumped into the argument about the NFL response to players who won’t stand for the National Anthem. To say that Maher’s comments were offensive is an affront to the term “offensive.” So what exactly did he say? This is a family newsletter, so we won’t give you his exact word.
After a softball interview with John Kerry, Maher spoke on the critical debate facing millions of Americans in 2018. No, I’m not talking about the economy, taxes, or national defense. The deep-thinking Maher addressed the subject of cheerleading at NFL games. Then, while defending the role of cheerleaders, Maher condemned the display of patriotism. In his own words . . .
“Why don’t they just take away the militarism? I kind of like the cheerleaders. Maybe that makes me a sexist. But why do we have to mix football, you know, the season has just started, with so much of this patriotic ********? You know, the fly overs and the flag on the field and the singing?”
Responding to anything Bill Maher says is as fruitless as trying to explain to a two-year-old why we don’t let him eat dirt. Our explanation will make sense, but the child’s mind is incapable of grasping the simplicity of the message.
(For all of our two-year-old readers, please don’t send me an angry email. I don’t mean to say you are no smarter than Bill Maher. Let me explain what I am saying in a way two-year-olds can understand me, but Bill Maher will not be able to, given his obvious lack of mastery of the English language. My comparison of Bill Maher’s hateful rhetoric to that of a two-year-old was hyperbole. The comparison was not intended to insult two-year-olds.)
Back to Mr. Maher. It’s one thing to say you don’t enjoy the National Anthem or patriotic fly-overs. But personally, I don’t get it. As the grandson of a WWI vet and the son of a WWII vet, I’ll never get it. But I support Maher’s right to his opinion. And I even support his right to call patriotism ********.
But I also have a right to state my opinion, which I’ve done. And I’ll say it again.
Bill Maher is an idiot.