Maher slams ‘pandering white politicians who mistake Twitter for real people’ for election losses
“Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday night laid into Democrats for what he sees as their underwhelming performance in the 2020 election. He then offered them a stern warning ahead of January’s Senate runoffs in Georgia.
In his monologue, Maher pointed out a New York Times headline that read “Something went wrong” that summarized a Democrat post-election conference call where they “wept, cursed and traded blame.”
“Wait, I thought we won this one,” Maher stated. “Yes, we did … but Democrats were supposed to flip the Senate and didn’t, supposed to flip state legislatures, not a one. And they lost seats in the House.”
“In a year that was so much about making people aware of racism, their share of minority votes went down!” he emphasized. “The message to Democrats from so much of the country seems to be, ‘We don’t like Trump but we still can’t bring ourselves to vote for you.'”
“If Cracker Jack was made of popcorn and dog s— and half the people threw out the popcorn, popcorn should want to know why. Either liberals can either write off half the country as ‘irredeemable’ or they can ask what is it about a ‘D’ next to a candidate’s name that makes it so toxic?”
Maher went on to highlight Democratic lawmakers who have their own theories on how they can win back voters, such as U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, who urged the party not to discourage Latino voters by using the term “Latinx,” something Maher says is used by “pandering White politicians who mistake Twitter for real people.”
Maher then quoted Reps. Abigal Spanberger and Jim Clyburn, who both have discouraged the use of the “defund the police” slogan. He also pointed to Rep. Conor Lamb, who urged Democratic rhetoric “needs to be dialed back. It needs to be rooted in common sense.”
“Thank you. Thank you. There, in my opinion, is the crux of the problem,” Maher hit home. “Democrats too often don’t come across as having common sense to a huge swath of Americans … but as I’ve said before, politics in this country is binary. You have to wear everything your side does. Republicans are the party of don’t wear masks, kids in cages, lock her up, and Democrats are the party of every hypersensitive, social-justice-warrior-woke-bulls— story in the news. They’re the party that disappears people or tries to make them apologize for ridiculous things.”
Maher also ridiculed celebrities who issue apologies for perceived offenses, including Mario Lopez’s remarks on how parents shouldn’t allow toddlers to choose their own genders.
“Who are these jellyfish?” he asked.
So many preferred Trump to Dems, @BillMaher scolded libs, b/c libs think “silence is violence and looting is not," is "party of chasing speakers off college campuses and…replacing ‘Let’s not see color’ with ‘Let’s see it always,’ formerly the position of the KKK.” #RealTime pic.twitter.com/oV3SbVRyxQ
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) November 14, 2020
“I can do this all day, cite stories big and small that are endlessly on people’s newsfeeds that add up to a constant drip drip drip of ‘These people are nuts’!” Maher declared. “That’s what people vote on, not policy. Democrats kept saying in the campaign, ‘You can’t possibly think Trump is preferable to what we’re selling,’ and many voters keep saying, ‘Yes we can.’ In fact, our primary reason for voting for him is to create a bulwark against you because your side thinks silence is violence and looting is not. Because you’re the party of chasing speakers off college campuses and making everyone walk on eggshells and replacing ‘Let’s not see color,’ with ‘Let’s see it always and everywhere’ — formally the position of the Klu Klux Klan. It would be so easy to win elections if we would drop this s—.”
Maher then played a clip of President Obama, who in the past admonished liberals, “This idea of purity and ‘never compromise’ and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly.”
“Quickly — like before they vote in Georgia,” Maher warned them.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is determined to not take any blame for Democrats losing House seats in this election.
“I take credit for winning a majority and holding the House,” the California Democrat said when CNN asked if she took any responsibility for losing seats.
Democrats held a 35-seat advantage in the House before the election; but after last Tuesday, their majority shrank by at least six seats, making it one of the thinnest margins in decades, following a better-than-expected performance by Republicans.
“We lost a few seats. But, as I said, we won those seats in Trump districts, he wasn’t on the ballot, he is now,” Pelosi said, adding: “I do believe with Biden in the White House and a Democratic Congress and hopefully a Democratic Senate, we’ll see in January, we’ll be able to do great things for the American people.”
“As I said, we’ve lost some battles, but we won the war,” she stated. “We have the gavel. We have the gavel.”
“We should have won big but you know the defund the police issue, the Green New Deal — those issues killed our members. Having everybody walk the plank on qualified immunity with the cops. That just hurt a lot of members. No one’s taking responsibility for it,” one Democratic source told Fox News.
Pelosi’s position is rumored to be in jeopardy over all this as well. She blames the Democrat Party itself for the losses and wants an internal reckoning over it.
She also said that does not mean more compromise with Republicans next year will occur.
“We had a very big win in the last election, it is smaller now,” she said. “We still have the power of the majority, but on top of that our leverage and our power is greatly enhanced by having a Democratic president in the White House.”