Maher: Christie ‘Turned the Bridge Into the ObamaCare Website'

January 18th, 2014 8:58 AM

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Bill Maher poking fun at Barack Obama.

On his first Real Time show of the year, the HBO host said of the scandal currently embattling Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.), “They basically turned the bridge into the ObamaCare website” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BILL MAHER: Oh, and I forgot the other big one "American Hustle." Did you see that one? Very entertaining. About a bunch of sleazy liars screwing over the mayor of a city in New Jersey. Chris Christie says he's never seen it, knows nothing about it, and he takes full responsibility.

No, of course, that was the big political story, right, when we were off? Governor Christie, you all know what happened there. Governor Christie's henchmen closed lanes on the George Washington Bridge in an effort to keep people in New Jersey from getting into Manhattan. Of course, anyone in New York knows this is what doormen at nightclubs there have been doing for years. [Laughter and applause]

So it was a big backed up mess. They basically turned the bridge into the ObamaCare website [Groans from the audience] proving something I've always said about Governor Chris Christie: if there's one thing he's good at it is clogging major arteries. [Laughter and applause]

In fairness, Maher mocked the website in November when he said NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain had more sex than signed up for ObamaCare.

It was nevertheless interesting to see Maher go after his hero in his first show back from vacation.