Bill Maher is trashing America again.
It's as if the only way he thinks he can appear relevant is by making inflammatory statements.
He's right in a way. He doesn't get attention unless he's saying something outrageous.
I think Maher does it to survive, to make a buck, because he's not funny anymore.
Talking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Maher delivered his latest desperate attempt to get noticed.
WOLF BLITZER: Do you think she (Sarah Palin) has a future nationally as a presidential candidate?
BILL MAHER: I don't know about a presidential candidate but I would never put anything past this stupid country.
BLITZER: So people are already complaining that you're calling the United States a stupid country and I'm giving you a chance to clarify.
MAHER: I don't need to clarify. It is.
BLITZER: Well, tell me why you think the United States is a stupid country.
MAHER: Because Sarah Palin could be president. I mean, please, do I need to expand on that any more? Uh, yeah, I do. I think this is in general... I mean, it's a big country. That's the great thing about it. There's 300 million people here. So, within this large country, there are tens of millions of very bright, intelligent people, you know, the ones who are watching us, um, not the ones who are writing the emails.
Uh, but, you know, in general, um, gosh, uh, you know, this country just gets dumber and dumber by the day. And uh, I don't think I have time on your show to list all the reasons.
BLITZER: But you, but you... this country did elect Barack Obama president of the United States.
MAHER: Look who he was running against. Yes. I mean, look at the situation. I mean, this was after 8 years of Bush, which was, you know, a pretty much, a disastrous presidency. Uh, John McCain was not a very attractive candidate. And of course, he picked Sarah Palin, uh, to run beside him, and uh, you know, given that choice, I think Americans, you know, came to the fore on that one. But just because they elected a bright guy doesn't mean they're bright.
I ask this with all seriousness: Does Maher have a substance abuse problem?
He really was stumbling all over his words and stuttering. He had to struggle to get out a sentence. He wasn't able to present his thoughts in a coherent manner.
America stupid. Sarah Palin stupid. America stupid. Obama bright. America not bright.
What is that?
I also think it's funny that Maher said the smart Americans were watching him on CNN, not the stupid people who were emailing to complain about his remarks.
But those alleged stupid people had also been watching. Maher is awfully arrogant for someone who doesn't make sense.
Blitzer challenging Maher by arguing that Americans displayed intelligence when they elected Obama is priceless. Bias? What bias?
It was also priceless the way Maher babbled that although Americans "came to the fore" on electing the bright Obama, that's no indication that they're bright.
I strongly object to Maher's assessment that America is stupid. Where does Maher get off saying that? He's no genius. He's just a sad, small man trying to get people to care about what he says.
I don't consider Maher to be controversial. I think he's pathetic. I feel sorry for him.
You see, Bill, you really have a miserable life.