By Bill Maher
Fox News irritates the hell out of liberals, what with their slanted news, their Sean Hannitys, their Bill O’Reillys. Those three doofuses on the morning show. But they shouldn’t. Because Fox News helps Democrats win the presidency.
To explain, let me quote Jonathan Chait’s recent piece in New York Magazine where he explains why, along with demographic trends, Hillary Clinton is almost certain to be our next president:
“The argument for Clinton in 2016 is that she is the candidate of the only major American political party not run by lunatics. There is only one choice for voters who want a president who accepts climate science and rejects voodoo economics, and whose domestic platform would not engineer the largest upward redistribution of resources in American history. Even if the relatively sober Jeb Bush wins the nomination, he willhave to accommodate himself to his party's barking-mad consensus. She is non-crazy America’s choice by default. And it is not necessarily an exciting choice, but it is an easy one, and a proposition behind which she will probably command a majority.”
This is spot on. While people might not be excited for Hillary, when she stands up there next to the crazy party the choice is going to be pretty clear to the non-crazy. And what makes the Republican Party crazy, what drives it further and further away from the sensible middle is, well, old age and dementia. But mostly Fox News. They’ve created the bubble, the echo chamber, and closed loop that insulates Republicans from having to listen to other arguments, other people, or interact with the sane world in general.
So don’t hate – appreciate. Fox News is going to make Hillary president.