Bill Maher, as a fairly conventional middle-of-the-road Democrat is a big fan of Obama. When Obama weighed in on the ongoing war in Gaza, even Bill had to push back.
Of course, Bill’s objection was to the words Obama used to assess the situation, setting on the same moral plane both the Iran-backed terrorists and the Jewish nationals who declared war on their attackers after being the targets of the worst anti-Jewish pogrom since Hitler still drew breath.
“I am struggling with people’s moral equivalencies, still. I mean, Barack Obama, who has rarely disappointed me, did so this week…There’s a big difference between collateral damage and what Hamas did…” pic.twitter.com/ISqNmN30rk
— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) November 11, 2023
Tom Cotton pressed further. Beyond the superficial question of moral equivalency Bill reacted to lurked a far deeper question of moral culpability. Senator Cotton addressed THAT question, and laid no small share of blame squarely at Obama’s own feet.
And instead of broadcasting it into the air… Senator Cotton read it into the record.
President Obama’s belief that “all of us are complicit to some degree” in Hamas’s attack is a confession of a guilty man trying to implicate others. pic.twitter.com/gc9cKIdP9o
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) November 8, 2023
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The political or the cultural take-down?