Bill Maher on Obama (June 12, 2009, Real Time):
And, this is why I don't want my president to be a TV star. Because TV stars are too worried about being popular, and too concerned with getting renewed...speaking of the Republicans, if you can't shove some real reform down their throats now, then when? Folks, Barack Obama needs to start putting it on the line in fights against the banks, the energy companies and the health care industry.
I'm glad Obama is president, but the "audacity of hope" part is over. Right now, I'm hoping for a little more audacity.
Interesting perspective. Obama has already done quite a bit, but it doesn't seem enough for many people. For those people upset with the current pace of reform, remember: slow and steady can win the race.