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Real Time with Bill Maher: 6.6.14 — Anthony Weiner, Jim Geraghety, Nicolle Wallace


Holy shit, Anthony Weiner actually said something important.

It’s a miracle!

That’s been the Republican strategy since day one of Obama’s presidency. Block the President at every turn, then blame him for not getting anything done. In fact, here’s Newt Gingrich openly admitting to it.

That’s why Republicans block jobs bills — so they can blame Obama for the economy still sucking. They’ve blocked budgets, resulting in a government shutdown that they then tried to blame on Obama. They’ve tried over and over again to block Obamacare, and complain that it’s a failure as they work their asses off to try to make it fail.

It’s kindergarten politics, and we need to vote these schmucks out in November. A bunch of white guys throwing temper tantrums and shouting NO! to everything just because they don’t like the president is no way to run a government, especially if we’re going to continue to pretend to be one of the greatest nations on earth.

Which completely disregards the first four years where the Dems controlled Congress.

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Hobby Lobby Decision

I don’t understand how a corporation can have a faith, closely held or not. Either a corporation is a separate legal entity, removed from its owner, as the courts have ruled in issues regarding political contributions, or it is not. Logically I don’t see how it can be both ways.

I agree with the SCOTUS decision that the government can’t dictate that people purchase things that violate their faith, but I’m still perplexed as to how the government can demand that we purchase anything against our will in the first place.

SCOTUS previously ruled that the government really isn’t MANDATING that we purchase health insurance since we can just not buy it and then pay the punitive “tax”. Isn’t the same recourse available to Hobby Lobby? By that same measure, they aren’t being mandated to provide contraception they don’t agree with. They could choose to not provide health insurance to their employees at all and just pay some exorbitant “tax”.

I’ll have to read through the decision and dissents, but it really seems to me to be a head-scratcher.

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That sudden feeling of dread when you realize you clicked on the link for your Tumblr dashboard while at work.