Thank You, Tea Party

By Bill Maher

There’s a message I need to send loud and clear to the knuckle draggers who make up America’s Tea Party: thank you!

For years, Obama served them Social Security up on a platter with “Chained CPI,” which would have seriously reduced benefits for a lot of seniors who really need them. The Tea Party could have split the Democratic Party in two over this. All they needed to do was say, “yes.” But thank heavens, they’re immovable, unrealistic, uncompromising assholes. In Obama’s latest budget proposal, Chained CPI is now off the table. Now all the momentum is with progressives like Elizabeth Warren who want to expand Social Security.

With enemies like this, who needs friends?