Bill Maher: “The Party of FDR and JFK is Turning Into the Party of LOL and WTF”
“Democrats have become a parody of themselves, just making rules to make rules because it makes you feel like you’re a better person”
I’ve often said that Bill Maher is like a broken clock that’s right every few months. Now is one of those times. In his ‘New Rule’ monologue this weekend, he went after Democrats for not recognizing the fact that the insane, radical left is dragging them down.
His monologue is full of great lines.
Maher begins by noting that former Bush White House press secretary Dana Perino recently suggested on FOX News that Democrats should consider running Maher for president because he understands what their party needs.
Maher is making the point that he has not changed, but the left has and now some people on the right understand him better than they do. He does all of this to laughter and applause from his liberal audience.
Let’s get this straight. It’s not me who’s changed. It’s the left. Who is now made up of a small contingent who’ve gone mental and a large contingent who refuse to call them out for it. But I will. That’s why I’m a hero at FOX these days. Which shows just how much liberals have their head up their ass, because if they really thought about it, they would’ve made me a hero on their media. But that can’t happen in this ridiculous new era of mind-numbing partisanship, where if I keep it real about the nonsense in the Democratic party, it makes me an instant hero to Republicans.
Maher is not a fan of ‘woke’ politics. He makes it quite clear.
It’s not my fault that the party of FDR and JFK is turning into the party of LOL and WTF. Members of Congress tweeting things like cancel rent, cancel mortgage, and no more policing or incarceration. Declaring that capitalism is slavery, canceling Lincoln and Dr. Seuss. Teaching children they’re oppressors, and math is racist. Making Mr. Potato head gender-neutral, and now an emoji for pregnant men. Real. I’m not making it up. California just passed a law, requiring large retailers to have a non-gendered toy section. A non-gendered toy section? Isn’t Ken enough? We need a law for that? You have to inject yourselves into everything? From where you can throw a Frisbee to who can braid hair?
He then circles back to COVID and regulations based on virtue-signaling.
This is why so many people, by the way, were triggered by COVID policies. They were already sick of rules. Regulation should be a good issue for Democrats. It’s certainly one they’re associated with. And I think the average voter would agree that banks and chemical plants and drug companies need watching. Telling a company, you can’t dump the waste from your hog farm straight into the water supply. We’re mostly all for that. But 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 everyone else’s life a drag.
While describing the ridiculous hoops he had to jump through to put solar power on his property, Maher spits fire with this line.
Democrats have to stop thinking that what the voters dream about is to be hassled.
There’s so much good stuff here. The video was posted to YouTube on Friday night and it already has 25,000 likes. Watch the whole thing below:
Maher is probably never going to identify as a conservative, but the far left is turning him against Democrats. You love to see it.
Featured image via YouTube.
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Why not call them the party of Bull Conner, Robert Byrd and Orval Faubus.
I noticed when Biden was mentioning them as the bad guys in one of his latest rambling speeches he failed to note that they’re all democrats.
Don’t forget George Corley Wallace.
Fuck Maher. He’s supported radical Democrats EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, and STILL supports them. He has never, in his entire life, voted for a Republican, EVER. Even milquetoast RINOs like Romney were a bridge too far for him.
He’s not staying stop being woke. He’s saying stop making the normies realize how crazy you are until they can’t fight back anymore.
All he’s doing is saying they need to tone the wokeism down until they’ve gotten their ‘voting rights’ bill passed and can cheat forever.
Dumbest of all (assuming Maher is being genuine, which I doubt he is): the likes of Maher absolutely set in motion the exact things he is complaining about.
But then, I think he’s full of crap no matter what he says. He’s merely an opportunist.
What, no LBJ?
Okay then, Maher….let’s see you swap parties and put your money where your mouth is. Without action that proves your talk, your words are flat and unresonating.
Don’t let that Eagle mouth outrun a Hummingbird ass.
Not ready to throw Maher a BBQ just yet.
Well, i’m not so sure the party of FDR and JFK was so great either.
^^^ This ^^^
FDR was like Bush: WW2 saved him from the ongoing economic disaster his leftist policies maintained. In Bush’s case, 9/11 saved him from being an utter lox.
As for JFK: anything ‘democrat party’ is a cancer that will metasticize.
Then again, the Republican Party ‘establishment’ (Rockefeller, Bush, McConnell, McCarthy) is simple stagnation and corruption, laying opportunity for the left.
The party of Reagan and Trump are the only “Republican’ things worth a steaming obama.
The great majority of Republican voters have always been Reagan and Trump — but the party and its money are controlled by the Rockefeller, Bush, McConnell, McCarthy types, who sell government to the highest bidder for the money that keeps them in control. The party’s leadership establishment needs to be destroyed, and the structure of the party changed so that no group can gain and wield such power.
But their greatest weapon is the third law of thermodynamics. Remember the Tea Party, which was going to do just that? Instead, there was a reverse leveraged buyout, and the GOPe now own the defunct Tea Party. The Libertarian Party? Look at their last several cycles of retread GOPe presidential candidates; stick a fork in them, too. The Proud Boys? Their national leader was an FBI asset. Rumors now say the same about the Oath Keepers. You are never going to drain the swamp without playing a new game far, far outside the swamp’s box.
FDR was a power-hungry tyrant who took advantage of the weakness of democratic processes to hold the Presidency for a lifetime, in direct opposition to the long-held custom from George Washington of self-limiting ones stay in the position. This was such a bad abuse of power and so dangerous that FDR was distinguished in history by being the only individual who has an whole Constitutional amendment devoted just to stopping anyone else from doing what he did. What FDR did in his stay as tyrant was such a serious breach of American sensibilities that the amendment was passed while they were still shoveling dirt onto his coffin. That is the legacy of FDR – such a selfish, power-hungry tyrant that the Supreme law was changed to try and make sure his ilk is never allowed to do what he did, again.
I understand that we were in a Great War and people were very reluctant to change ships as far as FDR was concerned
Better the Devil you know.. it is hard to imagine America in WW2 without FDR, for all his warts.. I wasn’t around then, I’m sure people felt a great lose when he died .
WWII forced FDR to abandon his socialist self requiring the capitalist might of the USA to be unleashed. The Dems are more like the CCP …under Mao. He supported and voted for this but can’t connect the dots.
Correct, Alaska Bob. We are not on the verge of Civil War 2.0. We are on the verge of The Great Cultural Revolution with American Characteristics. The Woke Genie has been let out of the bottle, and Maher, Carville and all the rest can’t put him back.
These are the last of the Good Old Days.
While I can appreciate some of his acerbic one-liners, even his conclusions on specific issue, how does a reasonable person remain in Oz after seeing the man behind the curtain? Maher often leads with the “I’m a life-long liberal democrat” identity card, so when does Maher pull a Reagan and convert either to an independant or a republican? “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” Or perhaps he pulls a Neal Young / Joni Mitchell and says “expel the squad, or lose me”.
Other than the occasional Maher clip posted on a conservative news site, I never watch him as I find his manner and temperament rude and abrasive. The one exception was his movie Religulous (2008) which made a number of observations about religion(s) I had reached in my own experience. The error Maher makes, as do most liberals, is to discount Jesus completely because the religious institution(s) men have built around Jesus name and teaching, can be ridiculous and even obscure the original “Way” (Acts 9:2). I’ve sometimes said “Museums are to dinosaurs as institutional churches are to Jesus”. Silly exhibits in museums don’t make dinosaurs any less real, any more than odd traditions and errant teachings make Jesus any less real. To discard the one because of the other, just isn’t credible. And so I can’t listen to Maher (among others) because while acknowledging the ridiculous, he still takes up the cause. Personal credibility would seem to compel parting ways with the institution that embraces such foolishness.
I would also fault Maher for not pointing out even more egregious behavior from his “liberal Democrat” party. Look how far the abortion issue has morphed from Roe v. Wade. We now have partial birth abortion, post birth “buyer’s remorse” infanticide, buying and selling body parts of aborted babies, genocide through targeting poor black mothers for abortion, etc. Where is Maher’s credibility and integrity to confront that horror within his “liberal Democrat” party?
I think he’s a pandering fraud. Unwilling to put his ‘money’ where his mouth is.
This sounds the most ‘real Maher’ than any of the other comments. I agree with this one.
Here is a comment I left at https://paulskallas.substack.com/p/new-american-identities-part-2 (unfortunately removed for a “TOS violation” so the link no longer works, but the graph I reference can be found here: https://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2014/06/PP-2014-06-12-polarization-1-01.png), on 6/7/21:
The political identity graphic from Pew Research is misleading. It shows both liberals and conservatives moving apart from each other and away from the center. But this is not an accurate representation of what has happened. Today’s “conservative” is less conservative than even a Reagan-era conservative. Conservatives have, generally, moved slowly leftward. OTOH, liberals have been careening to the left. Bill Clinton, in his second inaugural address, spoke about illegal immigration and border control, sounding very much like Donald Trump. This is but a single example of where liberals were just 25 years ago, and such talk was considered highly moderate. Today it is considered very conservative, not because such positions on immigration and borders have become more conservative, but because the perspective of liberals has moved so far to the left.
There are three ways in which liberals and conservatives can divide a country. They can both pull apart from each other against the center, or either one can pull away from the center. Conservatives have moved leftward (example: acceptance of openly gay conservatives). But liberals have moved so far left so rapidly that they have moved further from both the center and from conservatives. The divide has been caused by the left, not the right. The left demands that the division be observed from within their perspective out of the Overton Window, but that perspective is skewed by its limited scope.
The Pew graphic should show the conservative curve closer to the center and the liberal curve further away from the center. The two arms of the balance have not both moved away from the fulcrum, the balance has tipped. Conservatives are less conservative and liberals have moved far more leftward.
Yea, Maher has gotten some traction lampooning his own, and I say carry on. But at the end of the day he’s just a whiny hack and a one-trick pony.
If you want to read a classic liberal who thinks broadly and deeply about the failings of modern leftism, go no further than Camille Paglia.
Maybe his whining will trigger more Dem defections?
It’s true. He’s a creep, but you have to give the guy some credit. He’s addressing liberal audiences and crushing contemporary Dem. leadership.
Virtue that goes public turns into the worst sort of evil. Maher spots such public virtue in some of the left but not all of it. Himself, for example.
He, for example, dismisses the right without a thought, his usual treatment being misinterpretation followed by a one-liner.
As when he spent an entire segment discussing the net utility of guns for self-defense with John Lott, then dismissed the entire segment by spouting, “More guns, more death,” before cutting to the final commercial.
War-mongers; catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform; diversity, inequity, and exclusion; redistributive and retributive change; transgender conversion therapy;feminism and masculinism; planned parent/hood; cargo cults; and the Pro-Choice religion. LOL and WTF, indeed.
Democrats have to stop thinking that what the voters dream about is to be hassled.
Bill Maher invites a drunk to shit in the community pool, then bitches because the whole pool now has brown water.
What a fucking dïck.
He’s also one of the few broken clocks in Hollywood who gets it with radical Muslims. His bit from a few years ago with Ben Affleck, who could only sputter and repeat mealy mouth “Judging a whole religion by the actions of a few” is required viewing!