Bill Maher has been on fire lately in terms of his critique of COVID restrictions and the liberal establishment.
Two weeks ago, he had on Bari Weiss, who excoriated the restrictions and how much they had hurt kids — she called it a “catastrophic moral crime.” Last week, Maher himself tore into the left and how they had “gone mental” with their crazy policies and rules.
Maher said Americans were just tired of Democratic rules — even before COVID came along.
Democrats have become a parody of themselves. Just making rules to make rules because it makes you feel like you’re a better person. Making sure that everything bad never happens again, which you can never fully do, it just makes everybody else’s life a drag….Democrats no longer possess the common sense to understand that not every problem in the world can be fixed with a regulation.
This week, he went to town on the COVID restrictions.
Bill Maher continues to tee off on our nation’s insane covid restrictions: pic.twitter.com/MjhWuImHmF
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 6, 2022
He noted how a growing number of countries around the world were returning to “something more like normal,” and that it was time that we did, too, starting with acknowledging that “what we’re doing to kids is unnecessary and horrible, and I don’t even like kids.”
He noted the survivability rate of kids with COVID and said that despite that, we have them “mask up like bandits.”
“Unfortunately the thing that’s getting stolen is their education, their sanity, and their social skills.”
We’re seeing more and more of the kids standing up for their own freedoms, protesting masking and other restrictions in their schools.
Maher also pointed out the meta-analysis study this past week from Johns Hopkins, which noted that “the lockdowns we all suffered through had little impact in reducing COVID deaths.” The study from the researchers concluded that lockdowns were bad public policy and caused devastating harm. Meanwhile, the liberal media has largely ignored the study. “That’s kind of a big one to get wrong,” Maher noted.
Maher pointed out how Joe Biden continued to be wrong, even saying that “you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.” “Well, I already knew that was wrong then,” he said. “And now we all do.”
Maher even went to the third rail and brought up the lab leak. “The former director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, believes COVID originated in a lab and now our intelligence agencies agree it might have. But, for months on social media, it was banned to even discuss it.”
He then tore into them, saying they’ve been wrong. “Wrong a lot. Wrong about HIV, wrong about lockdowns, wrong about kids, wrong about how you couldn’t get it if you were vaccinated. Remember washing our packages? And there’s never been research showing that outdoor transmission is likely or common. Yet, LA County says we’re still supposed to mask up for big outdoor events, like we’ll be at the Super Bowl.”
He then showed a picture of Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all without masks on at the NFC Championship Game; meanwhile, kids are saddled with them for hours a day in classrooms in California. How wrong do they have to be? How much do they have to shove their “rules for thee but not for me” in our faces?
“It’s all theater,” Maher declared. “Watching athletes mix it up on the court and then mask on the sideline. Not being able to touch a menu but watching them touch my food. Maskless at dinner while sitting, but not standing. And by the way, if Applebees really cared about our health, they would make us cover our mouths after the food arrived,” he joked.
“I’m just asking how much wrong do you get to be while still holding the default setting for people who represent – ‘the science?’”
Now, that’s right on the money. And yes, we’ve been saying these things for a long time, and others should have said them before this. But we need a flood to change things, and he’s helping increase that flood. He’s moving more people — including some liberals — toward that truth. More of this, please, from more quarters.