Bill Maher: Americans Should Get Over the Idea of “American Exceptionalism”

On his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher asks and answers the question, “Would it be better if the [US] just got over this notion of American exceptionalism? Oh, I think it would.”

Here’s the video, if you can stand it:

http://youtu.be/FiOiygzcHfA

Maher said he thinks in a hundred years or so, the United States will be a Mormon nation because many people will certainly be turned on to an America-centric religion that pretty much makes the country out to be one big shining city on a hill. Also, as Maher succinctly put it, “it’s a stupid religion and a stupid country, they were made for each other.”

Remember, this is the guy who wants the Occupy movement to be the left’s version of the Tea Party.

For the record, there is no law that requires Bill Mahar to remain in this “stupid country.” He is free to travel to any of the other countries that operate according to his beliefs.

I hear Cuba is quite lovely, actually. I’m sure they’d treat him well there, as long as he did what he was told.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1354459647 Jim Kemp

    bill mahar better be very careful

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1354459647 Jim Kemp

    this is country that hates traitors

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000119897306 Mike Cumbie

    Well we have gotten over him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000979415034 Joe ConservativeAmerican Dunn

    Filthy Bill Mahar should just leave our country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438218183 Beth Dunn Corbett

    Most Americans are “over” Bill Maher…..UGH!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1233790626 Anthony Tralongo

    Once again he removes any doubt of his being a giant douche.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1233790626 Anthony Tralongo

    Once again he removes any doubt of his being a giant douche.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1068004862 Margot Sheehan

    Ma-har?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1165437789 David Lithway

    hey Bill… don’t let the door hit you in the a#@ on the way out!!! You damned leech.. you suck your riches from the people that watch you and then slam this country that allows you to say it?? See what happens if you try that crap in Iraq, Saudi, Iran, Afghan, or Pak…. fricken idiot…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646866646 Brenda Sanchez Miller

    HBO and all of America should get over Bill Mahar

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646866646 Brenda Sanchez Miller

    HBO and all of America should get over Bill Mahar

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=81686250953 Impeach Nancy Pelosi

    Thanks. Fixed that name misspelling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=81686250953 Impeach Nancy Pelosi

    Thanks. Fixed that name misspelling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269004965 Dave Riley

    Why is anything coming from the mouth of that assclown considered news? He’s a walking leftist cliche …..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144639015 Dennis E. Van Horn

    that marxist moron should get the hell out…I’ll pay for his ticket…little cockroach should be flogged….he should get over his own exceptionalism…like anyone should care what the hell he thinks……piece of sh–

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144639015 Dennis E. Van Horn

    that marxist moron should get the hell out…I’ll pay for his ticket…little cockroach should be flogged….he should get over his own exceptionalism…like anyone should care what the hell he thinks……piece of sh–

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001152060102 Keith Salyers

    This man is an evil, evil, evil man. He is stupid AND mean…. a very bad combination.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001152060102 Keith Salyers

    This man is an evil, evil, evil man. He is stupid AND mean…. a very bad combination.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1557968928 Jim Logan

    well, he is an owner of the Mets!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1557968928 Jim Logan

    well, he is an owner of the Mets!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516690538 Linda Cox Bireley

    I hate Bill Maher, he is a mean nasty SOB, miserable MORON.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1516690538 Linda Cox Bireley

    I hate Bill Maher, he is a mean nasty SOB, miserable MORON.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444576275 Judy Miller Shain

    You can pack your bags any day LOSER!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1444576275 Judy Miller Shain

    You can pack your bags any day LOSER!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651981474 Patti Cates

    The fact that he’s here in this country ty. our glorarnishes the shine of

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1651981474 Patti Cates

    The fact that he’s here in this country ty. our glorarnishes the shine of

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1140428569 Jake R. Sanderson

    “If you don’t like it, then leave.” Such a silly argument. I can’t believe people actually use it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1140428569 Jake R. Sanderson

    “If you don’t like it, then leave.” Such a silly argument. I can’t believe people actually use it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427803104 Corrina Hall Terry

    So sad that Bill Mahar feels this way. I wonder if his ancestors felt the same? Otherwise why would they come to this “unexceptional” place? He should move somewhere else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427803104 Corrina Hall Terry

    So sad that Bill Mahar feels this way. I wonder if his ancestors felt the same? Otherwise why would they come to this “unexceptional” place? He should move somewhere else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=649736993 Lisa Hinson

    Bill Maher is a pussy …moron is to nice a word …

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=649736993 Lisa Hinson

    Bill Maher is a pussy …moron is to nice a word …

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342983055 Mary Boscarillo Deedrick

    Oh no…he’ a COMEDIAN, remember? He can say anything he wants in the name of comedy and get away with it. He can call Sarah Palin a c*nt and that’s okay cuz he’s a comedian. Anything he says is permissable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342983055 Mary Boscarillo Deedrick

    Oh no…he’ a COMEDIAN, remember? He can say anything he wants in the name of comedy and get away with it. He can call Sarah Palin a c*nt and that’s okay cuz he’s a comedian. Anything he says is permissable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000406768044 Bob Baisden

    I vote put Bill Maher on a ballot whether or not to send him to another, different country, like France.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000406768044 Bob Baisden

    I vote put Bill Maher on a ballot whether or not to send him to another, different country, like France.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001408469006 Zoinx Bleck

    Bowel Movement (BM)…another irrelevancy of the left and libtard loons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001408469006 Zoinx Bleck

    Bowel Movement (BM)…another irrelevancy of the left and libtard loons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751740546 Matthew Dirk Vandenberg

    @Jake R. Sanderson
    I feel its a legit statement. If you don’t like where you are, go somewhere better. Problem solved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751740546 Matthew Dirk Vandenberg

    @Jake R. Sanderson
    I feel its a legit statement. If you don’t like where you are, go somewhere better. Problem solved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326650025 Ken Lytle

    nothing maher spews from his thoughtless rants, carry any legitimacy at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326650025 Ken Lytle

    nothing maher spews from his thoughtless rants, carry any legitimacy at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1114893134 Carl Barton

    Mahar is an elitest prick and should be ignored as such….That’s a minute of my life I’ll never get back

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1114893134 Carl Barton

    Mahar is an elitest prick and should be ignored as such….That’s a minute of my life I’ll never get back

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000484663152 Linda Kader

    He is just another stupid traitor–get the hell out of OUR Country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000484663152 Linda Kader

    He is just another stupid traitor–get the hell out of OUR Country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1274964107 Tripp Brackett

    He hates America. America hates him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529732843 Jake Beckham

    I think Cuba would be a good destination for him. He would look good driving around in a 1950’s model car smoking a cigar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1609223977 Donna Binger

    I agree…leave …get out ! But he won’t…he’ll continue to make his millions and spew his hate..Liberals are awful ! I get so tired of liberals complaining about this country but they don’t leave ..!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037830882 Tammy Koivisto

    bill maher should get over bill maher exceptionalism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037830882 Tammy Koivisto

    donna, i remember alec baldwin said he’d leave america if bush was elected. sadly, he didn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037830882 Tammy Koivisto

    donna, i remember alec baldwin said he’d leave america if bush was elected. sadly, he didn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1298742096 Steve Earl

    sorry, can’t watch it..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1298742096 Steve Earl

    sorry, can’t watch it..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1795841309 Peter Fithian

    Let him get over it. And then leave…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1795841309 Peter Fithian

    Let him get over it. And then leave…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000105594851 Tom Leonard

    Mahar is the poster boy for “Liberalism is a mental disease”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1744892422 Maureen Fiume

    Idiot

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1104913259 Jd Krupicka

    Douchbag!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1018112298 Doug Helsel

    I’d imagine Mahar’s audience already has…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1270904819 Janet Barnes

    Well, I believe that we should withdraw everything “American” from Bill’s life, like his job and his home (oh I’m sure he doesn’t have just one), and his freedom to speak what he wants and the protection of the police and judicial system and the food he can eat so freely, his running water and air conditioning and the uninterrupted electric current into his home. Anyone who has lived in another place knows, and the flood of immigrants still risking everything to live here, prove; that America is like no other place on earth in beauty and justice and freedom. We are truly blessed beyond measure and anyone who can’t appreciates that needs to get out and make room for someone who would appreciate what American exceptionalism is. I have a friend who came here from St. Petersburg before the fall of the USSR. She said that she knew that the more the government said was bad about America; the more wonderful it must be because they wouldn’t spend so much time and effort to convince the people of it’s evil if it weren’t very, very good. She left everything behind including her husband to come here. Bill find a place that’s like you want it and leave America alone, we like her just the way she is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118607680 Janet Sapwell

    Anyone who thinks bill mahers ideas matter should get over it and yes leave with him

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1662944619 Lisa Najamy-Sluti

    I’m over the idea of Bill Maher.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000005795131 Brenda Davidson Burch

    How can anybody think he is funny! What a jerk!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1504825690 Andrew Buchen

    People like him need to be made an example of take his citizenship away and stick him on a plane to China or North Korea.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1035678031 Jeffrey Thomas

    He certainly can afford to leave anytime that he would like. Many would welcome the day he makes the move!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000827328268 Mark Angle Anderson

    Maher should get over thinking ANYBODY actually gives a fuck what he thinks! Go to hell you fucking prick!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1450238692 Brian Ladyman

    I’ll pray that the Lord will save him and change his wicked heart

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523469331 Bill Sorenson

    Bill Mahar should get over the ida of Bill Mahar relevance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317014014 Brandon Waterman

    Forget saving his heart, why not cut the commie pumper out of his chest. This is why our founders shot fascists, they didnt try to negotiate with them

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1455018908 Bill Bowlin

    Here is some Exceptionalism for ya, America dictates to the world to be like America except America doesnt follow that rule. Americans believe we are a christian nation except we boo the Golden Rule.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=741788314 Thomas Dunville

    I only “get over it” when I look at… Bill Maher.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=574300239 William Baranowski

    He’s right, in that we have an affirmative action POTUS who is unexceptional, except that soon, he will be exceptionally defeated by indignant voters, which is how we do things in our exceptional Republic. In unexceptional countries he’d be removed in a coup.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000449801263 Troy Mitchell McCormick

    Mahar is a turd. I cannot believe we even listen to this JERK

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1604589323 Robert Chermely

    Sure, I agree, you Bill Maher, are not exceptional!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=596966694 Sandy Bernhoft

    bill maher needs to own up to the fact that he is neither super intelligent, or funny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1431586819 Ronald E. Lundgren

    I can’t understand how he manages to stay on TV. What an idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749673104 Lorraine Little-Vassallo

    If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be in a constant state of euphoria. Any knowledge of history would enable the average individual to recognize the fact that we ARE exceptional. We are the ONLY nation founded as a democratic republic on Christian principles & natural law, founded on the concept of capitalism & free markets, the nation with the fastest and fullest response to international disasters, and the only nation most willing to send her sons & daughters to FIGHT AND DIE in a foreign land to secure freedom for people who worship a different god and whose names they cannot pronounce.