Left-wing comedian Bill Maher, who is wrong on so many things, but occasionally gets something so right you wonder why he’s so wrong on everything else. For this, he is considered a voice of reason for liberals. He has the rare privilege of being able to say things to liberals that they don’t want to hear and he’s not canceled for it.
On Friday, Maher told his audience of his HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher” that they shouldn’t hate the 74 million people who voted for President Donald Trump because about 5,000 people who claimed to support him stormed the Capitol on January 6.
In his Friday night monologue, the liberal Joe Biden supporter Maher discussed the “tragedy” of Trump voters and talked about what he thinks are the underlying causes of people turning to violence when the system fails them.
“Let’s not confuse 5,000 people with 74 million,” Maher said. “Yes, even supporting the insurrection in spirit is, well, deplorable. But there’s a difference between holding illiberal beliefs and acting violently on them. At least that’s what they always told me about Islamic terrorism.
“I keep wrestling on this show with the hard question of how do Americans, all of us, learn to share a country with a**holes you can’t stand,” he continued. “I preach, and still do, you can hate Trump, but not all the people who like him. And as counterintuitive as it may seem, you can like something run by a**holes without being one yourself.”
Maher mentioned Ashli Babbitt, the 14-year Air Force veteran who was shot fatally by Capitol police even though she posed no threat at the moment she was killed. Had she been a BLM or ANTIFA rioter the country would have erupted in violence in her name. Babbitt had voted for Obama and was a very strong Trump supporter. She owned a business in San Diego and was facing economic hardship after being forced to take a short-term loan to keep her business open thanks to the draconian COVID lockdowns enforced by the tyrant Governor Gavin Newsom. The loan came with a 169 percent interest rate. Bill Maher sympathized with Babbitt’s position and said he believes she was justifiably angry, but at the wrong people.
“She is the tragedy of the modern Republican voter personified: Pissed off at the greed and corruption that yes, has squeezed the middle class hard, but always coming up with the wrong answer to who is doing most of the squeezing,” Maher said.
Maher said that the Capitol rioters were “storming the wrong building.”
“The feet up shouldn’t have been on Pelosi’s desk, it should have been on Trump’s tanning bed,” he said. “You thought Trump was going to be your bull in the china shop? Yeah, he was, but you were the china.
“Should Ashli Babbitt have applied better logic in seeing that her real problem in life wasn’t pedophile Democrats or Antifa and that people like Elizabeth Warren were actually the ones who were at least trying to do something about predatory lending and economic exploitation? Yes. But not everyone can watch MSNBC all day. She had other priorities, like fighting overseas,” Maher continued.
You see, this is where Maher goes all toys-in-the-attic, bat-guano leftist crazy. Donald Trump created the greatest economy America ever saw in her entire history. By all accounts, all demographics were doing better. In fact, economists have pointed out that under Trump’s economic policies the middle and lower-middle working-class families made out the most. Sure the Left will come up with flowery ways to trash Trump’s economy, but the 74 million people who supported the president know better because they experienced it firsthand.
Under the globalist policies of the Obama administration, and to be fair past administrations as well, working-class men and women saw their jobs go overseas after Democrats and RINOs made backroom deals that benefitted foreign workers overseas and the result was a Forgotten Man syndrome.
Maher’s brain then shifted back to reality when he took a shot at California Democrats where he again went off on “woke” politics and described his state as being overwhelmed by regulations and leaders who are disinterested and out of touch with the hardships of working-class people.
“Maybe, since all politics is local, all she knew was she lives in a state that cares more about her toxic whiteness than her toxic brokeness,” Maher said. “And that the state that is run entirely by Democrats. Yeah. They didn’t stop anyone from charging her 169% interest on a loan either.
“It shouldn’t be that surprising that America is full of fed-up unhappy people who just want to break s**t,” he continued. “Trump sure didn’t drain any swamps but when it comes to graft and corruption and everybody wetting his beak, California, yeah, that’s a swamp too. We can’t put up a housing unit for the homeless for less than $500,000 or build a rail line connecting the state for less than $200 million a mile.”
Leftists make those kinds of charges of Trump graft, but they never give real-world examples. That’s because there are none and they’re talking out of their elbows. The man served four years as president and never took a salary. He donated each paycheck for four years. Trump fought hard to make American lives better and he came through. The Chinese virus hit our shores and the Democrats almost immediately figured out how to exploit it politically for their own benefit. Politicians make promises all the time to get elected and then forget about most of them and only focus on what will help them politically. Trump supporters watched as the president fought hard to keep his promises, and that was as refreshing as sunlight.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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