Last night my boyfriend and I saw Ann Coulter and Bill Maher at Radio City Music Hall debate about what's currently going on in politics. The audience, as one would expect in New York City, was overwhelmingly liberal. Some guy came out first and was talking about the two of them, and then asked the audience, "By a show of hands, how many of you think President Obama is doing a good job?" I'd say 95% went wild. Then he asked, "How many of you agree with Rush Limbaugh and hope the president fails?" When the conservatives raised their hands, we were booed. But I think that question was pretty slanted and made us sound really bad. Why couldn't he have said, "How many of you don't think the president is doing a good job?" Oh, I know - because he was most likely a liberal playing a a liberal audience.
Sitting behind us were two hippies who would say things like, "Oh come on," and "Are you serious?" when Ann provided cold, hard facts, such as, "Bush kept this country safe from terrorist attacks for seven and a half years." Um, yeah, I think that's pretty much true, considering there hasn't been an attack on our soil since 9-11. Ann made some excellent points, and despite the jeers from ignorant audience members (one got up and left after almost being escorted out for repeatedly yelling at her, "You suck!" while she was trying to finish her 15 minute introductory speech), Ann persevered marvelously. Bill, on the other hand, had his audience won before they even bought their tickets. All he did was use comedic rhetoric and they went wild. He had no facts (and even admitted he couldn't pull up facts or statistics like Ann could) and used way too much foul language. He said utterly stupid things about Sarah Palin (like how much of a bimbo she is) but when Ann said something like, "But it's okay for Obama to say he visited 57 states," the crowd was like, "Boooo."
It was unfortunate to see that there's a lot of people out there who are like the hippies behind us - they will ignore facts that go against their beliefs in order to stay blissfully ignorant and keep living the lie called liberalism.