HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher called out the Democratic Party on his latest show for politicizing Covid and using the pandemic to push a radical agenda. Watch:
Bill Maher laid it out clearly for his liberal audience and tied it to the way the Republicans (both parties, actually) exploited the 9/11 attacks to push the Patriot Act.
“I feel like COVID changed that. You remember that great book, ‘Shock Doctrine’ by Naomi Klein? And it’s sort of like the theory, never let a crisis go to waste. We saw how the Republicans did it when 9/11 happened. It was like, oh, well, we’ve always wanted to invade Iraq again. … And I feel like this is kind of what the other side did with COVID. I mean, they always wanted to send more checks to people who have kids.”
The “never let a crisis go to waste” phrase perfectly describes the Democratic Party’s political philosophy. Hillary Clinton breathed new life into the term when she told an audience in 2009 about using “climate change” to push the green energy agenda.
“Never waste a good crisis,” Clinton told the audience.
Former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel put it even more memorably.
“Never allow a good crisis go to waste,” he said. “It’s an opportunity to do the things you once thought were impossible.”
Hillary Clinton in 2020, while endorsing Joe Biden, wanted to use the Covid pandemic to push for universal socialized medicine. She also invoked a variation of the term.
“So, this is a high stakes time because of the pandemic, but this is also a really high stakes election, and every form of healthcare should continue to be available, including reproductive healthcare for every woman in this country. And then, it needs to be part of a much larger system that eventually, and quickly I hope, gets us to universal healthcare. So, I can only say amen to everything you’re saying, but also to, again, enlist people that this would be a terrible crisis to waste, as the old saying goes- That this would be a terrible crisis to waste as the old saying goes.
The Democratic Party’s socialist playbook has gotten pretty obvious when even a liberal cable show host can call it out on live television. Maybe it’s time for the Democrats to stop exploiting crises – apparently even exacerbating them – and try doing positive things that benefit the American people for a change.
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