To say I was stunned watching Bill Maher call out Democrats on NSA spying is an understatement.


]In an extraordinary moment of sobriety, comedian Bill Maher confessed that his liberal co-religionists are sometimes “useless Obama hacks without a shred of intellectual honesty.”

On his Friday show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the man who personally donated $1 million to Obama’s reelection campaign referred to a report recently concluded on National Security Agency eavesdropping.

“Many files, it says, described as useless by the analysts had a strangely intimate even voyeuristic quality,” Maher said. “Stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental health crises and disappointed hopes.”

Laughing, he quipped that “this is exactly what they said they weren’t going to do. Just be nosey and look into the lives of private people for their own chits and giggles.”

And here Maher’s conscience got the better of him.

“If this was happening under Bush, liberals would be apoplectic. I’m sorry, but liberals are just sometimes useless Obama hacks without a shred of intellectual honesty.”

Guest U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., immediately interjected that she was apoplectic over the surveillance, and that a liberal advocate was needed on the court that oversees NSA surveillance.

But fellow liberal author and journalist Ron Suskind pointed out the spectacular growth in government snooping had occurred since 2009 – under Obama’s watch — and that mega-leaker Edward Snowden “had provided the goods” to prove it. He said, “The question now is what are we going to do about it?”