Uploaded on Aug 6, 2011
This is turning out to be a really terrible week for the President. First the dow dropped 500 points in a single day, then S&P downgraded our credit rating and now he seems to be losing some of his biggest supporters.
On tonight's Real Time, Bill Maher wondered if liberals are now experiencing "buyer's remorse" over the events of the past week. Though he made sure to say that he still likes Obama, and is still rooting for him, Maher declared that "the magic is gone."
'It does feel like one of those relationships where you just had a giant fight, and you said so many nasty things that you know that you're never really going to get it back together."
"You'll stay together because you don't want to be alone, and who are you going to date? Mitt Romney?"
Though his guest Joan Walsh insisted that Obama is doing fine with his base, she hesitated when Maher asked her the big question:
"Do you think Hillary would have been better?"
While Walsh wouldn't admit anything (""I don't regret anything in life so I don't really go there"), Maher's other guest, Neil DeGrass Tyson, was happy to, declaring Obama way too willing to capitulate to Republicans.
"My sense, love her or hate her, she might have been a little more effective negotiator in the halls of Congress to get the job done."
Maher reminded everyone that after the entire Lewinsky/impeachment scandal of the 90s, there was no way Hillary would have ever thought she could win Republicans over.
"She knows how to deal with difficult men."
Walsh agreed, calling Hillary a survivor who "knew that they would be rooting for her to fail, as they did with Obama."