During the Bill Clinton era, the resounding wisdom was, “It’s the economy, stupid.”
Now, at least for Bill Maher, the economy’s stupid — because “It’s the beating of Donald Trump, dummy.”
During Friday’s “Overtime” segment from Bill’s eponymous HBO show Real Time, he offered something with which surely some Democrats would agree: It’d be worth people suffering economically in order to get Donald Trump out of the White House.
I can’t imagine it would strike a ton of people on the far Left as an offense — after all, as we’re constantly told, the man at JFK’s desk absolutely loves being a racist and flaunting it every chance he gets (here, here, and here).
Magically, it would seem, prior to him adding an “R” to his name, such wasn’t the case at all, in any way. That’s the conclusion one can easily draw from all things Trump-related before then — including his hobknobbing with Hollywood, his acceptance in Democratic circles, his mentoring of black cultural influencer Russell Simmons, and his iconic place in the lexicon of rap music.
But he added that “R” and BLAMMO!
Speaking of the racism thing, Bill warned the audience that Trump would again come out ahead if Democrats didn’t “come off less crazy.”
I think Bill’s right (as he was here).
He explained that the Blueys’ best bet is “Trump fatigue.”
“Fatigue is the best thing we’ve got going for us. The majority of Americans aren’t tired of winning, they’re tired of looking at his fat f—ing face!. It’s hard to beat an incumbent in a good economy. Every incumbent since FDR has won if they avoided a recession leading up to an election year, and consumer confidence is sky-high. … The voters that Democrats need to win — moderates who have Trump fatigue — will vote against a good economy, I think, just to get back to normalcy, but they won’t trade it away for left-wing extremism.”
Not Crazy, for some, may be a tall order:
“All the Democrats have to do to win is to come off less crazy than Trump – and, of course, they’re blowing it! Coming across as unserious people who are going to take away all your money so migrants from Honduras can go to college for free and get a major in ‘America sucks.'”
Columnist Josh Barro pointed out that a recession would really hurt people.
Ultimately, Bill’s good with that — if it’s what it takes:
“I know, but it’s worth it.”
And who can step in for Trump? That would be ol’ faithful Joe Biden:
“He’s like nondairy creamer. Nobody loves it, but in a jam, it gets the job done. It’s the fatigue, stupid! Let’s make it hard for Trump to play on voters’ fears and let the fatigue win the election for us. We’ll get to the revolution, but remember, put on your oxygen mask before assisting your child.”
There’s another reason for Bill to be okay with an economic crisis: He has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Yeah; he’ll probably bounce back.
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