The "Real Time" host battles the birthers, "the far-right goofballs who claim Obama wasn't really born in Hawaii and therefore the job of president goes to the runner-up, Miss California Carrie Prejean." [Video fixed]
Last week Bill Maher took on the president This week, the "Real Time" host accuses the Democrats of selling out their principles to hedge funds and polluters: " over the last 30-odd years, Democrats have moved to the right and the right has moved into a mental hospital".
The "Real Time" host takes exception to American exceptionalism, the idea that Americans are unique and superior despite a penchant for poisoning, imprisoning and killing each other just to make a buck.
The "Real Time" host laments the ballot initiative, which, he says, has made his home state ungovernable: "This is why America's founders wanted a representative democracy, because they knew if you gave the average guy the chance, he'd vote for a fantasy world with no taxes, free beer and vagina trees."
The "Real Time" host marvels at Republican rage in the era of Obama: "The conservative base these days is absolutely apoplectic because well, nobody knows".
Even while pocketing billions in bailouts, the captains of industry who wrecked the world economy sneer at government. Just imagine, they say, if their businesses were run like the post office. "You mean the place that takes a note in my hand in L.A. on Monday and gives it to my sister in New Jersey on Wednesday for 42 cents?"
The "Real Time" host has the highlights from the last two years of the "best election ever."
The "Real Time" host offers his own unique take on the bitterness fiasco: "If you think the Democrats are going to take away your Bible, you're an idiot. If you think they're going to take away your gun, you're an armed idiot. And if you think they're going to take away your gun and give it to a Mexican to kill your god, you're Bill O'Reilly."
The "Real Time" host uses the recent raid on a polygamist compound to point a finger at the Vatican, which he calls "the Bear Sterns of organized pedophilia -- too big to fail." This wasn't one of Maher's more applauded closing numbers, but it's not one you should miss.
From TSA's mood music to Obama's bowling blunder, Bill Maher takes on the issues of the week, including the growing concern over the Democrats' heated primary battle: "If voting can destroy the Democratic Party, then the party isn't very democratic."