HBO star Bill Maher sometimes seems on the edge of chucking it all and coming out of the closet as a libertarian Republican. His tendency for quite a bit has been to savage both populists and the hard left. Which is an attitude this writer heartily agrees with. As of late, Maher gets the blatant illegality of the harassment of Supreme Court justices at their homes.
FELONIOUS INTENT—The "RUTH SENT US" org is currently protesting outside the homes of Justices Roberts & Kavanaugh. Not only is it a felony, but RBG herself was critical of Roe v. Wade. With so much info available on the internet, their ignorance is astounding and indefensible. pic.twitter.com/RcLAuyo1BO
— Alice Liu (@chunkmusic) May 8, 2022
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FNC: “Real Time” host Bill Maher blasted the protests that have taken place outside the homes of Supreme Court justices following the leaked majority opinion that signaled the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
During a panel discussion about the abortion debate, Maher called out outgoing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for being ‘down with this’ when she told reporters at a briefing last week ‘I don’t have an official U.S. Government position on where people protest.’ ”
“But we do!” Maher said on Friday. “It’s wrong! It’s intimidation! It’s against the law!” The HBO star admitted the protestors aren’t “terribly violent” but asked his guests, “Would you want this outside your house?”
Former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., was on the same page with Maher, citing a 1950 law that says no one can protest outside a residence to influence a judge, adding “it would be much better” to gather for a rally in Washington D.C.
Maher brought up the larger point of growing basic differences between various states and regions of the country. “Look at some of the things that are being proposed in some of these states,” Maher said. “I mean, Louisiana says flat-out it’s a homicide. So when you drive from LA to Nevada, on one side of the border, you’re just a free person. The other side, you’re a criminal. You can fly across the country and gain and lose your reproductive rights 20 times. How can America sustain that? This gives a real issue to it. I wonder where this is going,” Maher said.
This writer and others are way ahead of you, Bill. For decades now America had been two countries. One traditional and free, the other socialist, racist, and authoritarian. Something must be done. For as the Bible and then Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Maher cited the Clinton-era abortion mantra “safe, legal and rare,” arguing “that’s not where the Democrats are now” and that they “don’t say that anymore.” He hit the pro-choice caucus in the House for bending terminology, which included changing “choice” into “decision” and using the term “pro-abortion” “No one should be pro-abortion!” Maher rightfully exclaimed.
“So much of what we’re seeing right now is unprecedented,” pundit Ian Bremmer said. “You didn’t have opinions leak. You didn’t have people- masses demonstrated outside of the houses of Supreme Court justices!”