This is both hilarious (the jokes are really well crafted) and deathly serious.
Maher, like someone else I could name, blames the Democrats, but this time for defensible reasons. Yes, Alter's piece may have been ironic. Maher's isn't. Watch:
A few of the tasty bits:
Save some blame for the liberal politicans who unconditionally surrendered in the fight for sensible gun laws. When are they going to stand their ground? ...Amen to that. And now for a funny one, just a tease:
This is a cautionary tale — about what happens when the Democrats completely lay down on an issue and let the right completely get whatever they want.
Arming panicky untrained vigilantes like George Zimmerman and telling them it's OK to shoot whenever they're afraid ... is like dumping all the Milkbones on the kitchen floor and telling your dog, "Just eat when you're hungry."OK, maybe the armed-fetuses joke was funnier.
My serious point (and obviously Maher's as well) — There's a price for triangulation, and it's measured in lives.
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