Bill Maher Blames Conservatives for America's Obesity Problem

Is there anything liberals won't blame on conservatives?

On HBO's Real Time Friday, host Bill Maher actually accused the Right of being responsible for the obesity problem in the country (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BILL MAHER: You think conservatives should take some responsibility, because they sort of have made this a political issue that somehow eating lard out of a can is a virtue because "It’s about my freedom. You know, there are some freedoms in this country that are important: speech, assembly, religion, and eating s—t. And if you try to tell me." I mean, Sarah Palin showed up with sugar cookies.

And this guy considers himself to be a Libertarian.

How many Libertarians have you met that advocate government control of any human behavior?

Funnier still, this is the same guy that believes drugs should be legal because people should be allowed to smoke, shoot, or ingest any chemicals they want.

It is after all "their body."

But folks that feel the same way about food are destroying the country.

Great logic there, huh?

Fortunately for those that still have functioning brain cells, Grover Norquist was on the set to offer some much-needed sanity:


GROVER NORQUIST: I saw how you dropped the second amendment out of that little list there. Look, I do think that people should be free to make decisions good and bad, and I’m all in favor of people nagging them, but not with the government forcing them to tell them what to eat or ingest or not eat.

Maher would of course agree with this if it included drugs.

Go figure.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.