I’m generally amused when I catch flak for writing about people like, oh, HBO “Realtime” host Bill Maher (or anyone not on the “approved list”). The line of “reasoning” goes something like, “Maher is a (fill in the blank) who (fill in the blank) and will never (fill in the blank), so why do you give him attention?”.
Glad you asked. Here’s why.
First things first. I could not care less what Bill Maher thinks about anything. I’ve watched the guy off and on long enough to know full well that he is capable of an occasional cogent thought or set of beliefs one time — and then go off the deep end of Planet Loony Tunes, the next time (as is the case with everyone else not on the aforementioned list). Two words: So, what? Or, à la Hillary, what difference does it make?
The answer is zero.
What does “matter” — to the extent that I choose to write about a particular liberal and something he or she said — is anytime we can employ the left to expose the left, that’s a good thing. Maher has been doing just that on a fairly regular basis of late, and on Wednesday night, he stopped by CNN to visit with one of our favorite pals, “Cuomo Primetime” host, Chris “Fredo” Cuomo.
Bill Maher joined Chris Cuomo on CNN’s Primetime and dropped a few truth bombs on the embattled host.https://t.co/kMTlX14fJa
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 18, 2021
Again, keep in mind that the exchange went down, again, on CNN — AKA: The Most Trusted Name in News™ — with CNN’s audience watching (what’s left of it) — not on Fox News or even HBO. Beautiful.
Cuomo kicked off the festivities, as captured by The Post Millenium, by trying to get Maher to buy into the idea that “woke” is a good thing for America.
“[W]oke is aware and inclusive and there is no cancel culture. It’s just accountability. These are not bad things. They are good things. Disagree?”
I don’t want to drop a spoiler, here, but to deny that cancel culture not only exists but is getting worse by the proverbial minute is to suspend disbelief — and Maher wasn’t buying, returning serve: “I don’t remember the day that term was born. Although I hear, AOC says only old people use it.” Maher went on:
“You gave it to us like five years ago, so sorry, we didn’t get the memo right away. You know, it’s such a high school thing. ‘We’re not using that anymore.’ ‘We all wear pink on Wednesdays.’ Okay. Use whatever term you want, I don’t care.
“I just got used to this one and yes, in its best sense, if we’re talking about, um, being aware of things that we always should have been aware of, more reckonings that we’ve had, sexual malfeasance, racial injustice, that’s all a good thing, but there’s a reason why the term ‘woke’ has come to a signify … doing things that don’t make sense.”
As Fredo listened, Maher continued to deliver a master class on the Democrat Party. (Emphasis, mine.)
“I keep saying this to the Democratic party. The reason why you were so toxic is because you have become the party of no common sense. And people see this on their newsfeeds.
“I mean, you were saying to me in the break, ‘people mostly go on with their lives.’ They do, but they see things on their phone or on their Facebook page. People pass things around and it’s a constant drip, drip, drip of, oh, these people are nuts.”
Critical Race Theory and Transgenderism
Maher schooled Cuomo on the reality of Critical Race Theory indoctrination of young kids.
“If my kid comes home from school and tells me, ‘they’re telling me I’m a racist, what does that word mean, mommy,’ a kid, a young kid, old enough to process that.
“The kids are taught and sometimes separated into groups, oppressor and oppressed. Again, does a kid even know what those words mean? Would they gravitate toward that? If you hadn’t told them?
“I mean, you’re taking something that was getting better, race relations in America… thinking in my view that still a lot of work needs to be. Remedial efforts need to be taken. Still. Racism is part of America, but I did a thing one night about progressive phobia…liberals got afraid to acknowledge progress.
“Or… comes home and says, ‘I think I’m a girl now.’ And the school says that, I think in California, you have to go by that. If the child wants to change his name to a girl’s name, that stuff is right in your home. That’s at your kitchen table.”
And what does Maher think about the way the liberal media sock puppets report(ed) on Donald Trump Jr. vs the mess referred to as Hunter Biden? This one was a no-brainer from the beginning.
“If Don Jr. had done what Hunter Biden had done, it would be on every night, all night on MSNBC.”
Maher obviously pulled that punch, knowing damn well that if Don Jr. had come even close to the behavior of Hunter Biden, it would have been all over CNN, non-stop, as well.
Bill Maher: "If Don Jr. Had Done What Hunter Biden Had Done, It Would Be Every Night, All Night on MSNBC"https://t.co/b8ak0vUwlG
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 19, 2021
Finally, Maher reflected on growing up as a kid in New Jersey and how things have changed for the good through the years.
“When I was a kid, I grew up in New Jersey, which is not a Southern state, and it was a completely white town. Now a vast majority of Americans want to live in a racially diverse native. That is a sea change just in my lifetime.
Again, not mission accomplished, but can we just acknowledge how far we’ve come and where we are right now?“
The dirty little secret of the Democrat Party, Bill, is that good news doesn’t sell in the voting booth.