I sat in amazement watching Bill Maher’s HBO show last Friday.
How many lies, exaggerations, misrepresentations and delusions can HBO, and guests like Jay Leno and even Republican Carly Fiorino allow Bill Maher to get away with in one show? Yes, Bill Maher is only a comedian and entertainer, not a serious journalist. But here’s why it matters. Maher’s lies and propaganda are exactly the same as those told by every Obama supporter, every Democratic member of Congress and the biased leftist Kool Aid-drinking media.
Each of these lies and misrepresentations are easily debunked. That’s why Maher only allows conservative guests who are boring, weak-willed, milk-toast and afraid to challenge him…and clinches the deal by making certain the sole conservative guest on each show is outnumbered and intimidated.
Call out the lies and aggressively debate Bill Maher and he won’t allow you on the show ever again. That’s how the left plays the game - tell lies…repeat them over and over until they become accepted as truth…while banning the opposing point of view…and never, ever, allow a charismatic communicator to challenge the lies.
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How do I know? I was a guest on Maher’s show “Politically Incorrect” four times during the 1997 season. His producers told me that was more than any other guest in America that year. Maher’s producers admitted they booked me repeatedly because I was an entertaining communicator and was one of the few guests gutsy enough to aggressively debate Bill. I actually got ovations from his liberal audience.
That was a combination Maher could not allow and after my fourth appearance the producers told me Bill would never allow me on the show again. The irony is this is the same man that spent half his show last Friday defending the importance of “free speech” in the wake of the Jihadist terrorist attack in France.
Each week Maher finds a way to label anyone with my conservative and capitalist views “radical” and “extreme.” That’s despite the fact that only eight weeks ago these same views won in the biggest national landslide in the history of modern politics. That’s despite the fact that polls prove that in all 50 states conservatives outnumber those identifying themselves as liberals. So our views are in the majority over Bill's views, but we're the "radicals" and "extremists?"
When liberals like Obama, Harry Reid or media stars like Maher call popular views like mine “radical” and “extreme” they are lying and committing slander. This slash and burn strategy was created by communist Saul Alinsky. They get away with it by repeating the lie again and again…and by banning anyone who can win a debate from appearing on the same stage.
Maher’s show has deteriorated into three or four liberals ganging up (bullying is probably the right word) against one frightened and intimidated conservative. Those of us who can’t be bullied are banned from Bill Maher’s show. Since Maher is too insecure to debate me face to face, let me tackle Bill’s lies from last week’s show right here.
[sharequote align="center"]Maher’s show has deteriorated into liberals bullying one frightened and intimidated conservative.[/sharequote]
The narrative provided by Maher is that the Obama economy is doing great…GDP is up dramatically… unemployment is way down…healthcare costs are down…and Obama has lowered the deficit. Maher basically dared the GOP to run against the magnificent Obama economy. These are the same lies told by every Democratic member of Congress, and the GOP lets them get away with these lies. Here is how you debunk them.
First the economy is not “recovering” or “healthy” for anyone but corporate elite, billionaires, bankers and Wall Street. Main Street and small business are dying. The American middle class is being murdered. For the first time in history our middle class is no longer number one in the world - Canada’s is.
For the first time in history more businesses are failing each day than opening.
For the first time in history there are more people on welfare, food stamps and other handouts than working in the private sector.
We have the lowest workforce participation rate in modern history.
For men it’s the lowest in recorded history.
Almost 100 million working-age Americans aren’t working.
In this Obama economy, 40 percent of American workers now earn less than the minimum wage in 1968.
And there are 107 million Americans on some form of welfare.
If we add in Medicare, Medicaid and people working for government, over 165 million Americans - about half the population - are dependent on a government check.
This is Obama’s definition of success? Bill Maher's definition of success? This cannot go unchallenged.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama’s supporters claim healthcare costs are down while GDP is up. Really? Here are the facts. Health insurance premiums have gone up more in the past year than in the eight years prior to Obamacare.
In liberal, Obama-loving California individual health insurance premiums are up as much as 88 percent.
Thanks to Obamacare many families across the country are paying double for their premiums, yet stuck with higher deductibles, and fewer benefits.
And that is precisely why GDP was up. Almost the entire increase in third quarter GDP was fueled by the massive increase in healthcare costs due to Obamacare.
So let me get this scam correctly. Obama's voters get "free" healthcare, while middle class America and small business gets bankrupted with the huge bill. Our health insurance premiums are skyrocketing, destroying our quality of life, and Obama calls that proof that GDP is up. That's an achievement?
Conservatives need to attack these myths and lies aggressively. The idea that GDP is rising because of higher healthcare costs that are bankrupting middle class Americans, is not a reason to celebrate. It’s a reason middle class Americans will never vote for Democrats again.
But wait, the lies get bigger. If the GDP increase for one quarter was primarily produced by increased healthcare spending, then how can Obama’s defenders claim that healthcare spending is down? Where did they get that lie from? Jonathan Gruber? The left just makes up lies - and no one challenges them. My health insurance bill went from $500 per month to $1,700 under Obama. Challenge these lies. This message will resonate with middle class consumers (and voters).
Next, Obama’s defenders claim unemployment is down. How could it be down if the workforce participation rate is the lowest in history? The answer is fraud. The government doesn't count the people no longer looking for jobs…or who don’t want a job (who would rather sit home collecting welfare). True unemployment is at Great Depression levels.
Worse, the jobs being created are crappy, low wage, part-time jobs.
Can you imagine what liberals would say if a white Republican was president and every job created was flipping burgers, mowing lawns or cleaning toilets? They'd say he was trapping minorities in a life of poverty and hopelessness. But a black liberal president receives congratulations. Amazing.
Democrats also crow about the stock market under Obama. Republicans go along with this narrative. Well a rising stock market based on good news and positive economic fundamentals would be great. But a rising stock market based on fake money printing by the Federal Reserve, misleading economic stats and massive debt is not so great. Actually it’s a tragedy. Our stock market under Obama resembles the sub-prime mortgage crisis. It’s a debt bubble about to pop.
The stock market is up because Obama has added almost $8 trillion in debt. It’s up a staggering 70 percent since Obama took office.
This is the “secret sauce” that has produced Obama’s “success.”
It adds up to the world's largest Ponzi scheme. We’ve printed trillions in fake dollars to make the stock market go up for the corporate elite (Obama’s biggest donors); to prop up union pension funds (to benefit Obama’s biggest union supporters); and to pay for 107 million Americans on welfare and food stamps (Obama’s most loyal voters).
But the mountain of debt is like a credit card credit line that will soon explode, destroying our country and our children’s future. Every politician who supported it should be in jail.
[sharequote align="center"]The mountain of debt will soon explode, destroying our country and our children’s future.[/sharequote]
Anyone can use credit cards and mortgages they can't afford to look like they're rich. But when the bill comes due, the whole scheme comes crashing down. America under Obama is one big fraud. The “prosperity” is a mirage, propped up by debt. We are living on borrowed credit.
Debt is a cancer that kills every country it has ever touched. Study ancient Greece, or the Roman Empire. Or ask Venezuela. They are following the exact Obama game plan. They now have massive unrest, starving citizens, food and toilet paper shortages…and the highest stock market in history!
Obama has corrupted and destroyed the system - just like the socialist leaders of Venezuela. It’s rigged to make the stock market go up, while hiding the fact that he’s piling up the most debt in world history, mortgaging our future, destroying the middle class, and driving most of the workforce into poverty and government dependency.
Finally there’s the lie that Obama has reduced the deficit. Well this fantastic “reduced” deficit is still higher than the highest deficit under President George W. Bush.
But let’s give credit, where credit is due. The deficit is down due to you and me - the taxpayers. Obama pushed through the highest tax increases in history. We’re all paying much higher taxes. That’s why the deficit is down. How is that an achievement?
Middle class America has been fleeced so Obama can brag he’s reduced the deficit. Is the GOP leadership really this stupid? They can’t figure this out? Higher taxes have produced the highest inflow of government revenue in history, which has reduced the deficit.
That’s not an achievement, it’s a rip off. Obama steals our hard-earned money, then brags that he's reduced the deficit. Don't you wish we could do that in the private sector? Can you imagine if a CEO could rob all his customers at gunpoint (the IRS), then brag to shareholders that he's a genius and deserves a big bonus?
The entire Obama economic “recovery” is a lie. It’s all based on lies; misrepresentations; in some cases pure fraud; higher taxes; massive debt; and on the income redistribution of money from the middle class to the poor and the corporate elite. The rest of us are either drowning, or hanging on for dear life.
Hey Bill Maher, are you reading this? I’m available to debate your lies, fantasy and propaganda anytime. "Call me. Let's do lunch babe."
Wayne’s latest book is: “The Murder of the Middle Class.” Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, successful entrepreneur, small business defender, business speaker, Capital Evangelist, and conservative media personality – appearing on over 5,000 interviews in the past five years. Wayne’s web site: ROOTforAmerica.com.
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