Bill Maher, host of HBO’s political satire program “Real Time,” explained on Friday night why Democrats keep losing elections - political correctness. In an epic rant, Maher unleashed on the “left,” which he claimed appears weak due to their obsession with being politically correct, while the right - Donald Trump in particular- come off as “strong.”
Maher, who once hosted a show called "Politcally Incorrect," summed up his argument by saying most people “know Trump’s an idiot, but he looks strong, and political correctness, (looks) weak.”
Maher said during the segment, “I guess we’re not losing officially yet, but considering how awful Trump is and everything else, it seems like the Democrats should be doing better. And, you know, 25 years ago, ‘Politically Incorrect,’ I said…political correctness, I believed it would destroy us then, and I believe that now. And I think people vote, not so much on policy anymore. I don’t think they follow it closely. I think they vote on who’s strong.”
He added, “I think it’s our problem, and I don’t know why more mainstream liberals don’t denounce the political correctness that they must know in private conversations is insane.”
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“I mean, NPR will not use the term ‘homeless,’ people ‘affected by homelessness,’” Maher said, citing another example of political correctness run rampant.
“I’m saying Trump people, independent people, just normal people not here on the coast hear stuff like that and they go, ‘You know what, I don’t know that much about policy, but you know, this is just too fragile. I can’t let these people in the Oval Office because they’re just too weak,'” he finished.
When pushed by one of his panelists for an example, Maher cited astronaut Scott Kelly who recently apologized for quoting Winston Churchill. “(Kelly) had to issue an apology for that, for quoting Churchill because Churchill I guess Churchill lived by the standards of the 19th Century,” Maher said. “This is the guy who saved us from the Nazis!”