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Bill Maher - Republican Scapegoat

May 25th, 2005 | by Dr. Forbush |

Bill Maher responds to Congressman Bachus. In case you don’t remember, Congressman Bachus called Bill Maher a traitor for saying that the military has already recruited the low lying fruit.

                    Bill Maher




First, I had never heard of Congressman Bachus before this. Now lots of people have heard of him.  You’re welcome, Congressman, glad I could help get your Q rating up.

By the way, are we sure he’s really a Congressman? Maybe he’s just a
guy with a fax machine. You know how fact checking goes these days.

I could go on and on, but this is too ridiculous, so I’ll just say
this: I’m not a congressman, I’m a comedian. There’s nothing I can
really do to help or hurt our troops (although anyone who’s watched my
shows or read my books in the last twelve years knows I’m a pretty
ardent supporter of the military).

But a congressman, there’s someone who can actually DO SOMETHING to
help our troops. In fact, a case could be made that it’s a lot more
treasonous for someone in his position to be wasting his time yelling
at a comedian. Shouldn’t he be training his outrage at such problems as
troops not having enough armor?
Wouldn’t that ACTUALLY support our troops more? And citizens of this
country who claim to support our troops should write this man and tell

And by the way, these "comments" were part of a longer, scripted
comedy piece in the modest proposal tradition. I can see why
administration supporters would want to deflect attention away from the
gist of the piece, which was this: now that we can’t meet our
recruiting goals, maybe it’s the people who were so gung ho for this
war to begin with who should step up and go fight it. But of course
it’s always easier to distract people.

Finally, I would direct the Congressman to chapter 3 of my book "When You Ride Alone, You Ride with bin Laden."
The accompanying poster shows a soldier, a cop, a fireman, and a
teacher, and says, "We Say They’re Our Heroes…But We Pay Them Like

Maybe that’s something else he could look into when he gets done with me.

  1. One Response to “Bill Maher - Republican Scapegoat”

  2. By Sar on May 25, 2005 | Reply

    Another reminder of why I’m such fan of Bill Maher (and Real Time). Thanks for finding & posting this bit.

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