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RE: So, RGA - how do you judge success or failure? Amount of money? [nt]

Well - Americans on the right value money as success. Pick yourself up by your bootstraps is the republican mantra - in other words me vs we. An individualistic society where it is up to you to make money and we're not going to help you.

So taking Bill Maher - if Billy calls him a failed comedian then one needs to provide an example of HOW he is a failure. The onus of providing proof is on the person who makes the claim.

So Bill is on HBO and was just renewed for another 2 seasons. So if he is an epic failure then why would HBO give him another 2-year contract? Seems like a "Successful" comedy political satire no?

He has been doing this show for 19 years. Seems like a success to me?

Before that, he did 8 seasons of Politically Incorrect.

His Documentary "Religulous" is the 27th all-time money-making documentary and the highest-grossing one of 2008.

Bill Maher goes on a stand-up comedy tour through the US and Canada and sells out across both countries. Including a lot of Red States!

It's quite okay not to "like" him but that's like me not liking Prince - yeah I don't like the music but to say he's not popular or a failed musician would be asinine.

And Americans associate success with wealth - he has a net worth of $140 million - For the win!

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