Bill Maher issued a challenge to Republicans on Friday’s Real Time: put your money where your mouth is already and just impeach President Obama. Maher argued, “If you really believe Benghazi is that serious and Obama is that big a crook, then you should impeach him tomorrow.” And, Maher said, it would actually help the president, because a partisan attempt to impeach him would trigger a popularity surge.
Maher compared Republican “blather” on Benghazi to “trying to relate to someone who’s tripping when you’re not.” He tore into the GOP and Fox News for having a near-single-minded obsession with Benghazi above all else, in a bubble where “rational arguments don’t matter” and Fox will ignore whatever Obama says unless it’s about Benghazi.
But what Maher found most amusing is that in all the impeachment talk, no one has actually articulated a reason to do it. So Maher gave them one: Obama makes them unhappy. Yes, Maher dared the GOP to impeach Obama for the sole reason that they are angry at him. But he also warned them that impeachment backfired the last time Republicans tried it, and concluded, “Put Barack Obama back on the ballot in 2014, so he can kick your ass a third time.”
Watch the video below, via HBO:
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