So Reagan was a committed socialist?
HBO host Bill Maher and friends, including “Meathead” actor-director Rob Reiner and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, agreed that Democrats have “moved to the middle” and Obama is sort of a moderate like Ronald Reagan.
Keep telling yourself that, libs.
NewsBusters has the transcript:
BILL MAHER, HOST: I’m just saying the Democrats have moved to the middle.
CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ (D-FLORIDA): We have.
MAHER: Unfortunately, the other people have moved way over there. So now the middle isn’t the middle anymore.
ROB REINER: Obama right now, where Obama is is right around where Reagan was, right around where Nixon was. There, he’s no more left than those, those, those Republicans.
MAHER: Hardly a socialist. He’s barely, barely a liberal.
REINER: No, as Bob Dole said, he could not get…
REINER: …anywhere in this Republican Party. And so Obama’s right around where Bob Dole is. They’re very similar, you know? There’s not much of a difference there.
MAHER: Whenever they say, “Oh, he’s the most radical president ever,”
REINER: No, no, no, no.
MAHER: …right, because they’re such experts on history. What they mean is, “He’s black.” That’s what’s the most radical thing about him.