- The Washington Times - Monday, November 16, 2020

Liberal comedian Bill Maher tore into the Democratic Party on his show Friday night, accusing it of pushing “hypersensitive, social justice warrior, woke bulls—t” ahead of the 2020 election and alienating half the country.

The HBO “Real Time” host said that while Joseph R. Biden’s apparent presidential win was good news for the Democrats, the party failed to secure their much-anticipated blue wave because they lack “common sense” on what issues truly matter to Americans.

“Democrats were supposed to flip the Senate and didn’t, supposed to flip state legislatures, not a one,” Mr. Maher said. “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. 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.’”

“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?’” he continued.

“Democrats too often don’t come across as having common sense to a huge swath of Americans, and these are people who believe in QAnon,” he joked. “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—t story in the news. They’re the party that disappears people or tries to make them apologize for ridiculous things.”

Mr. Maher then took on the voice of President Trump’s supporters, arguing that they support the president to act as a shield against the intolerant left.

He said, “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 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,”’ formerly the position of the Ku Klux Klan. It would be so easy to win elections if we’d just drop this s—t.”

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