Bill Maherhas a hot take on people who love America and people who don’t … and he says lots of folks on the right and the left are as anti-American as they come.
As the “Real Time” host plainly puts it … “You don’t love America if you hate what it stands for,” and B.M. has receipts.
Bill asks, how Republicans can say they believe in America when they support a president who tried to pull off a coup? How can Republicans who won’t accept election results say with a straight face they believe in America?
How can Republicans, he asks, say they believe in America when they get downright underhanded to restrict the right to vote?
There’s more … Republicans used to support law and order … but now, when it comes to the Capitol Police or the FBI, their mantra is “F*** the police!”
And, of course, there’s Donald Trump, who mused out loud he wished generals in the United States military were more like Nazi generals.
It gets downright absurd … Congresswoman Lauren Boebert complained, “I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution.” Well, it is stupid.
But then on the other side, he says lots of liberals seem to see nothing redeemable about the United States of America … just shame. Congresswoman Cori Bush said, “This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.” Bill has some choice words for that.
Congressman Jamaal Bowman said, “I believe our current system of capitalism is slavery by another name.” Again, Bill has feelings.
There IS one group Bill says has the best perspective on what America really is all about … and they’re people who are getting flown to places like Martha’s Vineyard.