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Americans push back at Bill Maher for demeaning rant calling red-state Trump voters jealous, classless: ‘They want to be us’

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Comedian bill Bill Maher seems to believe that the millions of Americans who live in “flyover states” — as in the states that produce America’s food, manufacture its products and form the nation’s backbone — are poor, ignorant oafs who’re desperate to be just like him and his superior coastal elite buddies.

“Trump voters are obsessed with ‘owning the libs’ because the libs own everything else,” he asserted Friday evening on HBO’s “Real Time.” “The blue parts of America are having a big prosperity party while that big sea of red feels like their invitation got lost in the mail.”

That’s not true. According to data from U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, over the past decade North Dakota (red), Texas (red), Nebraska (red), Washington (blue) and Oregon (blue) have experienced the best GDP growth, whereas New Jersey (blue), Nevada (blue), Connecticut, Louisiana (red) and Wyoming (red) have experienced the slowest growth.

Note that red states outnumber blue states in the growing GDP category, while blue states outnumber red states in the slowing GDP category. The most liberal state in the nation, California, meanwhile remains the least-educated and most poverty-stricken state.

“There are two Americas, and it seems like one is where all the cool jobs are — where people drive Teslas and eat artisanal ice cream. We have orchestras and theater districts and world-class shopping. We have chef Wolfgang Puck; they have Chef Boyardee. Our roofs have solar panels. Theirs have last year’s Christmas lights. We’ve got legal bud; they’ve got bud.”

Was there a point to these demeaning and factually incorrect comparisons? Yes.

“The flyover states have become the passed-over states,” Maher added. “That’s why red state voters are so pissed off. They don’t hate us — they want to be us. They want to go to the party. How do I know this? Because 238 cities and regions submitted proposals to Amazon for the company to locate in their area, all desperate for jobs that don’t involve guarding prisoners or murdering chickens.”

But this proves nothing, especially since plenty of those cities were from left-wing states, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, etc.

The left-wing comedian continued his rant by criticizing Amazon for having initially chosen to build a headquarters in New York City, a metropolitan that Maher argued didn’t need its help.

“I know this sounds like a pipe dream … but if liberals are serious about winning elections, they have to start recolonizing the parts of the country they’ve abandoned. Mississippi is the poorest state in the country. Amazon can buy the whole state and rename it Amazippi.”

“If we keep leaving the red states behind, they’re going to keep getting angrier and crazier, because if you’re not invited to the party, the next best thing is to throw a turd in the punchbowl.”

Instead, the technology giant should have resettled in a red state so that the locals could be exposed to minorities, homosexuals and Chinese food, the host concluded.

“When Amazon moves to West Virginia, people get better jobs that don’t give them black lung. The locals meet people of different races and backgrounds and sexual orientations, none of whom kill them. They find out gays don’t ruin anyone’s marriage but they do improve the karaoke scene. Yoga studio opens up. And then an art gallery. A gym that admits women.”

“Then one of those trendy bars where the inside looks like the outside. Asians come and open a Chinese restaurant, and then Jews come because there’s a Chinese restaurant.”

Listen to the whole rant/monologue below:

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

Note the laughter from his uber-wealthy guests, including Donna Brazile and Rick Wilson, an elitist snob who thinks Trump’s supporters are “ten-toothed” rubes.

Just to be clear, Amazon wound up rejecting New York City at the last minute after socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her radical supporters threw a hissy fit.

If Maher thought his plea to Amazon to build a headquarters in a red state would endear him to those Americans who comprise the backbone of the country, he thought very wrong.

If anything, his rant appears to have reminded the nearly 63 million Americans who voted for Trump three years ago of why they voted for him — and why they plan to vote for him again next year.

Look:

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

Vivek Saxena

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