Politico - The liberal comedian has surprised friends and foes alike by adding President Barack Obama to his list of usual targets, such as conservatives and the religious right.
"He's just a president and like any president you have to hold their feet to the fire," Maher tells POLITICO.
Maher, who initially praised Obama, changed his tune last season on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," his hour-long political show. He knocked Obama for not standing "up for the 70 percent of Americans who aren't crazy."
"This is not what I voted for" he said, after Obama had failed to meet Maher's expectations on health care and climate change. "What he needs in his personality is a little George Bush. ... What we need to do is to marry the good ideas that Barack Obama has with a little bit of that Bush attitude and certitude."
He told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "I don't know if this administration has really caught up to the idea that Americans are a lot more liberal, perhaps, than we think they are." He even compared Obama to Lindsay Lohan: "[W]e see your name in the paper a lot, but we're kind of wondering when you're actually going to do something." Read more.