“Real Time” host Bill Maher urged liberals not to “hate” Republicans who, despite political differences, accepted President Biden’s election victory.
During a roundtable on Friday evening, Maher denounced polls which show that a growing number of Americans, especially young Americans, think civil war and political violence are acceptable and that some on both sides of the aisle think it’s “time to divide” the country into partying.
“I just want to know what it looks like… how does it work?” Maher asked. “Is there going to be a line of cars from Arizona to California? And the 4 million Trump voters we have in California are going to go to Arizona? What does that mean? , ‘it’s time to part ways?'”
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responded by saying he “didn’t buy” the seriousness of the poll, dismissing it as the “anger” expressed by Americans.
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Christie pointed to the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot where lawmakers “did their job” and proceeded to certify Biden’s electoral tally, which he pointed out Biden “had” won the election, proving the strength of American democracy, “and not the other way around.”
“You are in the minority of your party – at least among the candidates,” Maher told the former governor. “Two hundred and ninety-nine of the Republicans running [in the midterms]…a majority…they don’t think the election was fair and Biden actually lost.
“We’ll see how they do,” Christie replied. “At the end of the day, you have to go out and fight this.”
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The HBO star went on to explain what he calls Republicans “as good as they can get”, something he swore was a compliment to politicians like Christie.
“People who are adamant that they won’t even talk to Republicans,” Maher said. “You want something that won’t be. Republicans see the world differently. It’s okay. We have to have that. But it’s as good as it gets – Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney, Kinzinger…but even Bill Barr and Pence, they the two — and Mitch McConnell all said it was a legitimate election. It’s as good as it gets, Liberals, for Republicans. Be done with it! Don’t hate those people.
During his closing monologue, Maher lambasted the political “bubbles” forming across the country.
“I have to say, more than anything, that’s what’s wrong with this country. Our real divide isn’t between red and blue, it’s between people on both sides who don’t want to meddle. to Americans outside of their tribal politics, so they have no idea who they really are,” Maher told his audience. “I recently asked a friend of mine if he wanted to come to a little party I was throwing and when he found out one of the guests had voted for Trump he told me he wasn’t coming. because, ‘I wouldn’t breathe the same air. OK, there’s a word for people like that: a——s.’
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“When we limit ourselves to bubbles, alternative viewpoints not only become objectionable, they are unfavorable,” Maher said while railing against GOP Arizona Secretary of State nominee Mark Finchem, who alleged that Biden is not hadn’t won his state because he had personally never met a Biden voter. “Mark, have you ever been to a Whole Foods? Or talked to a woman under 50?”
Maher criticized the idea that Americans choose not to move to other parts of the country because they “wouldn’t feel welcome.”
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“Would anyone ride the NYC subway wearing a MAGA hat?” Maher wondered. “Would someone go to a NASCAR race wearing a Biden t-shirt chanting ‘F—Joe Biden?’ This is where we are now where other parts of the country are considered scary no go zones America is now like a prison where inmates think they have to join one of the gangs to survive and we dare not walk on the wrong side of the court.”