Leave it to Bill Maher to try and defy Hollywood liberalism while also trying to be the voice of it.
The host of HBO’s “Real Time” has never wavered from his liberalism but he also tends to call it out simultaneously – like when he criticizes those on the left for being overly politically correct. Naturally, most standup comedians do the exact same thing.
And Bill Maher is now fawning over this surging Democratic candidate and it’s honestly very shocking.
The host of HBO’s “Real Time” is Bill Maher and he is notoriously known for being one of the biggest liberals in Hollywood. He is also a staunch defender of Free Speech.
He has defined political correctness as a “cancer.”
Maher once said, “I don’t think you can overestimate how much people have been choking on political correctness. The vast majority of liberals in this country hate [PC culture]. They think political correctness has gone way too far. No one likes to be living on eggshells.”
It’s a fake self-righteousness. It’s hypocrisy at its finest.
The biggest irony of Bill Maher’s reputation is that he can say ultra liberal things that they love, but the second he goes against the grain, saying things that those ultra liberals absolutely disagree with, then he’s ostracized for it.
Nevertheless, Bill Maher maintains his viewpoints on liberalism.
Before going on a monthlong hiatus in late June, Maher listed 10 candidates who he believed should drop out following the first round of Democratic debates.
Williamson was one of them – The others were Michael Bennet, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Tim Ryan, Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Yang — and Eric Swalwell, the only one in the group who has dropped out.
But then the Democratic debates happened last week. While the first Democratic debates featuring frontrunners Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg—they all shined—dominated the underdogs. The opposite effect happened in the next debate with frontrunners Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden; both disappointed compared to their underdog counterparts.
One of them was Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and another was Democratic candidate hopeful Marianne Williamson – who has been notoriously known for being a bit of a kook because of her stances on anti-vaccination and science in general.
And none of that stopped Bill Maher from praising Williamson.
Maher said to Williamson, “I think it’s interesting because people are just coming to you through politics. I’m old enough to remember — you’ve been around, you’re big! You were Oprah’s spiritual adviser!”
She modestly responded, “I don’t know about that, but she was very generous to me, that’s for sure.”
Maher went on to say that Williamson “always goes to the root of things.” One thing Williamson discussed is that the other Democratic candidates, who are currently in Congress – or sometime in the past, have taken money from donors that they condemn. Booker took money from pharmaceutical companies. Others have taken money from the NRA.
Maher added, “I love that. Everyone else is talking surface and you say, ‘What about immigration? Let’s talk about why they’re coming here,’ … and health. You and I are simpatico on health. … What you say is what I’ve always said! We’re never gonna fix this health care crisis because we don’t ask about why people are so sick!”
Williamson has an excellent point. Maybe the question shouldn’t be about demonizing health insurance companies; maybe the demonization should be refocused on why hospitals and doctors overcharge for simple tasks.
The whole system needs to be fixed but maybe we’re all asking the wrong questions.