- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 8, 2014

Talk show host Bill Maher broke down this week’s midterm elections, saying “Democrats suck,” because they lost elections to Republicans running on an anti-Obama platform.

“They’re horrible,” the HBO “Real Time” host said. “They treated Obama like a teenager treats his mother. ‘I don’t really know her.’”

Mr. Maher said that Republicans came out to vote on a racial agenda.

“I think the issue with the election is still the first black president,” he said. “I really do, I think it was still resentment about his winning re-election and it was just those people who came out to vote. They wanted to prove to the rest of America that they were right all along about how much Obama sucks.”

Washington Post national political journalist Robert Costa countered Mr. Maher’s theory, reminding Mr. Maher that Mia Love, the first female black Republican elected to congress, won her campaign in Utah.



But Mr. Maher argued that Republicans have geographically polarized the nation, pointing to a GOP sweep in southern states.

“It seems to me like the civil war is still going on it’s just being fought politically now,” Mr. Maher said.

Kristen Soltis Anderson, a columnist for the Daily Beast and political strategist, then argued that the Republican landscape had shifted dramatically, pointing to surprise gubernatorial victories in Democratic strongholds like Maryland and Massachusetts.

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