Reminding the American citizens about the old Republicans and their ways, Bill Maher on his political satire show “Real Time” talked about how Ronald Reagan was ‘the original teabagger.’
“New rule,” Maher said, “When Bob Dole, a guy so hardcore Republican his adult diaper has a flag pin, when he says his party has become a bunch of idea-free ideologues who obstruct too much, people should listen.”
While comparing the present and old Rep. Leadership Maher said, “This has become kind of a conventional wisdom that the Republican Party has gone so far to the right, Reagan himself wouldn’t fit in. But I’m here tonight to call bullshit on that.”
And Maher did ‘just’ that by saying, “Ronald Reagan was an anti-government, union-busting, race-baiting, anti-abortion, anti-gay anti-intellectual who cut rich people’s taxes in half, had an incurable case of the military-industrial complex and said Medicare was socialism that would destroy our freedom. Sounds to me like he would fit in just fine.”
According to the host, Reagan practically prepared a ‘playbook’ for future Republicans to play on different tunes. Maher concluded by saying, “[Reagan] was Patient Zero for everything you’re fighting against now. He was the original teabagger. Stop agreeing he was a saint, especially when his two miracles were turning water into polluted water and walking on the poor.”
These were the set of Bill Maher’s “New Rules” for Republicans (and Democrats like Obama). You can watch his analysis on Reagan’s political leadership in the video above. Do you agree with his stance on former president?