With the stalemate over the radical agenda of Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden becoming increasingly contentious, leftists have lashed out at the two Democrat senators who are the only obstacles to the radical transformation of America.
With far-left progressives dug in on the $3.5 trillion spending bill and Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona refusing to buckle on their opposition to the staggering cost of Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation, the duo has been bullied by Democrats and vilified on Twitter as the future of the nation hangs in the balance.
But Manchin and Sinema did get some love from an unusual source when Bill Maher defended them during Friday’s edition of his popular HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher,” suggesting that they are more in step with mainstream America than the noisy progressives and their utopian schemes.
Maher delivered his remarks at the beginning of the show’s panel discussion with guests Matt Taibbi and Katherine Mangu-Ward following a sit-down interview with E Street Band guitarist and “Soprano’s” actor Steven Van Zandt.
“I know this budget sh*t is boring and wonky, but what is going on in this country?” Maher said, “We need to talk about it, let’s spice it up by thinking about it this way, you know when they do surveys of married couples or even couples in relationships when they always find out that the number one thing that people fight about, no close second, is money.”
“People fight about money and that’s what the Democrats are doing, mommy and daddy are fighting about money,” he continued.
“They have two bills, they’ve passed neither one, one they could pass right now, that’s $1.2 trillion, that’s just for infrastructure,” he said, “that’s actually building roads and bridges and stuff like that.”
“A couple of years ago, I think we’d have been very happy to just have that,” he said. “Then they have this other $3.5 trillion bill that’s for lots of other stuff like child care, community college, universal pre-k, Medicare expansion, paid family and medical leave, a lot of… (audience claps) free stuff, always popular,” Maher added.
Progressives are insisting that both bills be crammed through using reconciliation so as to do so with zero Republican support, hardly the sort of “unity” that Biden campaigned on but by now, it has been well-established that he is a liar.
Maher continued, “So, the two wings of the party, there’s the AOC-Bernie wing, they want both bills and they’re going to hold the one hostage so they get them both.”
He explained that the progressives are “very mad” at Sinema and Manchin for not supporting the larger bill. “They’re mad at them because they’re not progressive enough, forgetting that they only got elected because they’re not progressives, they’re moderates,” he said.
“Here’s my question,” he added. “Does spending more money make you a better person? Or a bigger moderate? And maybe these two, Sinema and Manchin, do they have their thumb more on the pulse on the average Democrat in the country?”
Maher continues to irk the “woke” culture warriors that comprise the AOC-Bernie wing, most recently when he lambasted the NFL’s playing of the so-called “Black National Anthem” before the season opener.
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Then, he doubled down by taking a bite out of Whoopi Goldberg of “The View” who criticized him for his stance on the national anthem when he responded that the left has become “so woke, you come back out the racist side?”
The fate of the Biden agenda remains dependent on Manchin and Sinema and thanks to Maher, the word is getting out to Americans on the extremism of the majority of the Democrats.
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