Liberal comedian Bill Maher gets under everyone’s skin.
The right doesn’t like him because he unfairly demonizes conservatives, and the left doesn’t like him because he’s willing to speak out against political, violent strains of Islam.
Now Maher has made a statement that just might’ve enraged the entire country all at once.
Bill Maher seems to be running out of reliable allies. His impulsive rhetoric seems to do nothing but create enemies.
Maher labels himself a libertarian, but he leans left on every single issue. The extent of his libertarianism was probably when he pressed Bernie Sanders on the illogical math of his socialist economic agenda.
Even though Maher was somewhat skeptical of Bernie’s plan, Maher said something that would make hardcore leftists like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren clutch their pearls.
On Maher’s HBO show, he said:
“I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy…So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people but it’s either root for a recession, or you lose your democracy.”
There are plenty of leftists who feel exactly the way Maher does, but few are willing to show their poker hand and actually say it.
Maher confirmed what conservatives have known for a long time: leftists hate America and they want it to fail.
If America collapses, leftists then believe they will be able to build anew with their socialist principles that have led to death of 100 million people and the immiseration of millions more.
Leftists don’t care who suffers, so long as they get their policy.
Maher also mentioned that democracy was under assault, yet he gave no evidence. Journalists aren’t being jailed like they were under Barack Obama, and Trump has scaled back the power of the executive by slashing burdensome regulation.
An undemocratic ruler expands the government. He doesn’t shrink it.
Maher’s tone-deaf comment also exposes another truth about the left: they never have to feel the consequences of their ideology.
Maher is reportedly worth $100 million, and his show was renewed through 2020.
A recession doesn’t mean much to him. It’s just a news story. Something to muse about on his weekly show.
Maher couldn’t care less that lives can actually be ruined (or worse) when the economy goes in the tank.
What Maher needs to understand is that a lot of the money tied up in the stock market belongs to the average Joe, not the Warren Buffett-esque billionaire.
The largest fund in the stock market is the California Teachers’ Pension, so if Maher got his way, school teachers would see their retirements take a massive hit.
This is the type of attitude that allows people on the left to virtue-signal about immigration.
Only the most strident leftists openly believe in open borders. The rest just hide their agenda. When asked about immigration policy, they have no answer. They just believe it should be “compassionate,” whatever that means.
Leftists are fine with unfettered immigration, so long as it doesn’t affect their neighborhoods or their income.
It’s the same with guns. Leftists want to ban guns…except for the ones strapped to their private security details.
People on the left are completely disconnected from their policy, and Maher’s stupefying comments illustrate that perfectly.
It takes a narcissistic individual to root for the country to fail simply because he doesn’t like the President.