Olivia Thirlby said: “I think we all suffer from acute blindness at times. Life is a constant journey of trying to open your eyes. I’m just beginning my journey, and my eyes aren’t fully open yet.” There have been many times in my life that I have been blinded to the actions surrounding me; I have been unable to see my own wrongs, and I have been unable to admit defeat. This flaw; personal blindness, effects all of us at different times. However, it seems as though Liberals are the most deeply afflicted with this condition. Liberals provoke rabid dogs, then become surprised when they get bitten.
On a recent episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, Rachel Maddow began to trash Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal: “The Ryan budget is a document that says the big problems in America right now are that rich people do not have enough money…They need relief from confiscatory tax rates.”
Shockingly, Maher replied with this gem: “You know what? Rich people – I’m sure you’d agree with this – actually do pay the freight in this country…I just saw these statistics…I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals – you could actually lose me. It’s outrageous what we’re paying – over 50 percent. I’m willing to pay my share, but yeah, it’s ridiculous.”
According to Newsbusters, the total estimated tax rate on millionaires living in California stands at approximately 60%. All of you reading this already know that the wealthiest among us pay the majority of federal income taxes, as well as state and local taxes; but for someone like Bill Maher to break the confines of his Liberal pen, and dare to say that fact out loud? Wow.
This step out of bounds will cost Maher nothing. After all, he is one of the Liberal media’s strongest mouthpieces. He is too powerful to be taken down from the inside; so nothing will be said. In addition to that, the Left does not want to call attention to the truth, no matter who said it; so the media will bury this story.
What is incredible about this story is the blindness under which Liberals like Maher live their lives. Maher–a huge Obama supporter–made his statement as if it was a revelation. He seemed absolutely indignant that the wealthy in California had to pay such high taxes. Absolutely shocking, Mr. Maher!
This is a classic case of Liberal blindness. Liberals are of two minds; they advocate strongly for issue after issue that ultimately harm the country; then when the harm comes to them–what with them being a part of the country–they are blown away. This is similar to Obama supporter Donna Brazile wondering about why her healthcare premiums went up after Obamacare. It’s as if Liberals actually have two separate personalities.
Maybe Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.