Is HBO’s “Real Time” host, Bill Maher, a comedian?
Yes he is, and I can prove it.
Yesterday’s “Morning Joe” show had this exchange between Joe Scarborough and Maher:
Scarborough: “I sat through the last debate screaming at the television set, as one Democratic candidate after another suggested that Barack Obama was too conservative on health care and immigration. How maddening is that to you, that they’re having this race to the far left?”
Maher: “It’s not good. It’s kind of a cancer on progressivism. I have been saying this for years, that, first of all, you have to stand up to Twitter. Twitter isn’t us. Twitter isn’t the rank and file Democrat. It’s not even most liberals. But they don’t do it.
“This race is begging for someone to do a kind of a Sister Soulja moment with that far left.”
So Bill Maher, who with occasional – albeit highly infrequent – lapses, is a nonstop purveyor of hard leftism, has a problem with the Democrat Party’s lurch to hard-leftism?
Isn’t Maher the guy who openly wished for an economic recession so President Trump would lose the 2020 election? His exact words:
“I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I’m hoping for it. Because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”
This is the guy who hopes for a crashing economy that, he acknowledges, will hurt people, because if the economy is good we might re-elect the current president – not unilaterally appoint him, but democratically elect him – because if he wins a democratic election it means we lose our democracy. And he has a problem with far leftism?
Now that’s funny.