Maher: Obama's Promise Was Like Bush's "Read My Lips" Pledge, And I'm Okay With It


HBO's BILL MAHER: Okay, well why can't we just say -- I've heard people say that [Obamacare is] like his Katrina. I think it's more like George W. -- the father, George Bush, the father's 'read my lips, no new taxes' campaign pledge that didn't quite hold up to the realities of governing, and that's a moral complexity I'm okay with because I'm not 12.

NEIL deGRASSE TYSON: Consider this: what is politics other than wheeling and dealing behind closed door instead of in front of you --

MAHER: Exactly.

TYSON: -- to get something done, presumably for some greater good. (HBO's Real Time, November 1, 2013)

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