Congressman Calls Maher On “Treasonous” Remarks

Representative Spencer Bachus (R-Ala) calls recent remarks made by comedian Bill Maher on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” treasonous. Bachus believes that, at the very least, Maher show should be cancelled.

What did Maher say on his show which began airing May 13th that stirred up a hornets nest? In reference to a recent drop in the Army’s recruiting goal which was off by 42% in April, he said the following:

“More people joined the Michael Jackson fan club,” Maher said. “We’ve done picked all the low-lying Lynndie England fruit, and now we need warm bodies.” — AP/ Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Not only is this comment and insult to every man and woman in uniform, it is a blow to every family who loves them and prays for their safety. When did it become acceptable that our valiant military become the whipping post for those who oppose President Bush and his policies? How does joining the ranks to defend the country that you love and keeping your oath to that country make you stupid? For most of us, that defines honor and integrity. Once again, we have an idiot insulting the very men and women who would give their lives to protect his freedom to spew this garbage. Yes, hypocrisy has run amok in the liberal circles.

Maher now says he supports our troops. In a recent statement released as a result of Bachus’ outcry, Maher said the following:

“Anyone who knows anything about my views and has watched my show knows that I have nothing but the highest regard for the men and women serving this country around the world.”– AP/ Seattle Post-Intelligencer

OK, Maher, which is it? You can’t have it both ways. Either you believe that our military is comprised of “low-lying fruit,” or you have the highest regard for them. The only logical conclusion you can make when melding both thoughts together is that you have the highest regard for low-lying fruit . . . and that’s just too hard to believe.

Maher draws these words from the many liberals who come before him. It has become the standard follow-up answer to every veiled insult thrown at the military by those on the left. Guess what, guys? Maher just ruined that one for you forever.

Freedom of speech is one thing. Insulting our military for the sake of a laugh is quite another. Treasonous? If we didn’t try Jane Fonda for treason, it certainly will never happen to Bill Maher. There should, however, be some punishment for this sorry excuse of a human being. If anyone should be called a “low-lying fruit,” it would Maher . . . and there would be several appropriate applications to this moniker. Taking away his bully pulpit would probably be the worst thing you could do to a ranting comedian like Maher. (Note: I use the term comedian loosely and only because he is nationally identified as such. Maher is more a mean-spirited smart alec than a comedian. ) So, I join with Bachus to call for the cancellation of his show. Being a realist, though, I won’t hold my breath waiting for HBO — the same company that sanctioned a pro-Castro documentary and funded several anti-Regan movies/specials — to remove Maher from his seat.

This isn’t the first time that the pseudo-intellectual Maher has been on the wrong side of a political maelstrom over his comments. Shortly after 9/11, Maher made an ill-advised and untimely comment on his former TV show “Politically Incorrect.” At the time, he argued that the terrorist who slammed airplanes into the World Trade Center were not cowards. Many stations pulled his show as a result. He issued an apology, but his show was eventually cancelled.

It seems that both Bill Maher and Howard Dean would do well to check themselves into the Al Gore Clinic for those whom habitually open their mouth and insert their foot.



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2 Responses to “Congressman Calls Maher On “Treasonous” Remarks”

  1. TheAce0804 says:

    Bill Maher is a pathetic excuse of a human being. And a crappy comedian. I heard a clip of his show a few months back, when he had Martin Short on. Martin Short said of conservative republicans, “Come on, really, you and I both know that they’re just not very bright.” Of course, Maher didn’t disagree.

    These are the same hypocrits that preach tolerance. Luckily, I think most people only take him as seriously as they would Al Fathead Frankin and Michael Moore.

  2. Surfside says:

    Ah, so true. The party of “tolerance and inclusion” only want to include those groups which they deem acceptable. Apparently, they missed the true meaning of those words.