On Friday night, Bill Maher blasted World War II veterans on his HBO program for daring to cross the barricades erected by the Obama administration at the World War II memorial. He stated, "That was closed, so a bunch of the World War II vets knocked down the barriers and stormed it." His audience guffawed. He continued, "And then I loved this, they posed for pictures with Michele Bachmann who showed up. Michele Bachmann, one of the people most responsible for shutting the fucking thing down. They're the greatest generation - nobody said they were the brightest generation."
Maher did not mention that the Obama administration had reportedly refused to allow the vets to visit in the first place; he also did not mention that Congress had voted to restore funding to the National Parks Service during the shutdown. Of course, this is not the first time Maher has demonstrated his hatred for Bachmann and her husband, Marcus; back in 2012, he stated, "New Rule, if you order the new Pizza Hut pizza with the hot dog-stuffed crust, you have to pay more for healthcare. And stop acting like this is a new idea. For years, Marcus Bachmann has been telling the delivery guy, “I’d like a weiner in my rim." He also referred to Bachmann and Sarah Palin as "boobs."