Talk about a broad brush! Liberal comedian Bill Maher has a theory on why President Trump and Republicans are looking to roll back liberal policies – “they’re d*cks!”
In the New Rules segment of HBO’s Real Time, Maher described Republican efforts to roll back regulations and Obama-era policies on a range of issues including asbestos in housing, lead bullets, pesticides and school lunches for low-income children.
“Republicans have to learn the difference between being a conservative and just being a d*ck,” Maher said. “So much of what they have done since Trump took over isn’t moving the party in a more conservative direction. It’s also not a libertarian move. It’s just a d*ck move.”
“It’s just about some warped idea that the way to show strength is by being a d*ck and that, in a nutshell, is what Republicanism has become – looking at any problem and saying, ‘What would a d*ck do?'”
On the topic of school lunches, Maher explained what he considers Republican ‘logic:’ “That just encourages a dependency on food. No more free rides you lazy 6-year-olds. You want to eat? You do what kids in China do: sew ties for President Trump.”
On asbestos regulations, Maher said, “I understand Republican principles – greed, fear, racism, sure. But why bring back asbestos?”
Calling higher fuel standards a “no-brainer” that even “Republicans could get it right” by “doing nothing” because Obama-era standards are currently in place, Maher said that would go against their prime directive of “being a dick.”
Of course, with liberal rhetoric of the kind Maher is employing here, there’s always more than meets the eye. For example, Republicans are NOT “bringing back asbestos,” but are merely trying to reform asbestos-related lawsuits by taking steps to limit fraudulent and inflated claims. Republicans also aren’t planning on making poor kids go hungry at lunchtime (or even making them make ties for Trump!), but simply reforming the burgeoning system so those who truly need it benefit from the program.
We could do this on any issue Maher want to raise. Maybe we could have a discussion with liberals about the merits or lack thereof on any of these bills or issues upon which we disagree, but when people like Maher are so busy setting up strawmen to knock down, it’s impossible to even begin.
Watch the clip below via HBO:
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