Maher: Dems Have Become Party of ‘You Owe Me an Apology’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that one reason liberals keep losing elections is “Democrats have gone from the party that protects people to the party that protects feelings, from ‘Ask not what your country can do for you’ to ‘You owe me an apology.'”

Maher said, “While the sting of defeat is still fresh and the horrors resulting from that defeat pile up, liberals must examine all the reasons why we keep losing elections, starting with, Democrats have gone from the party that protects people to the party that protects feelings, from ‘Ask not what your country can do for you’ to ‘You owe me an apology.’ Republicans apologize for nothing, Democrats for everything. Can’t we find a balance? You know, in 2016, conservatives won the White House, both houses of Congress, and almost 2/3ds of governorships and state legislatures. Whereas liberals, on the other hand, caught Steve Martin calling Carrie Fisher ‘beautiful’ in a tweet and made him take it down. I’m not making that up. That really happened.”

He added, “Liberals do this all the time. they get offended for people who themselves would not be offended. You know that whole controversy about the name Washington Redskins? They did a survey, nine of out ten actual Indians don’t give a sh*t. Why would they? Their ancestors learned firsthand that New England Patriots cheat. But that doesn’t stop celebrities from groveling when they get caught playing dress-up on Halloween.”

After listing examples of this, Maher mocked the concept of cultural appropriation as “the idea that white people shouldn’t adopt things from other ethnic groups. How dare you mix and match cultures to produce something new? Where do you think you are, some kind of melting pot?”

He concluded, “You know, the majority of Americans are actually with the Democrats on the issues: raising minimum wage, sensible gun laws, path to citizenship, abortion rights, pro-environment, you name it, but we keep losing. Now, there’s a lot of reasons for that, but the one we can immediately fix is that, too often, Democrats remind people of a man who has taken his balls out and put them in his wife’s purse. … At the Golden Globes this month, Michael Keaton mixed up the titles of two movies that had a black cast, ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences,’ and said ‘Hidden Fences.’ Because he’s a Klansman. Cue the outrage, cue the retraction. … ‘If someone feels badly, that’s all that matters.’ No, that’s not all that matters. In fact, things like this don’t matter at all. What matters is that while you self-involved fools were policing the language at the Kids Choice Awards, a madman talked his way into the White House. What matters is that while liberals were in a contest to see who could be the first to call out fat-shaming, the Tea Party has been busy taking over school boards. Stop protecting your virgin ears and start noticing you’re getting f*cked in the ass.”

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