‘Shut the f**k up’: Maher shuts down Michael Moore rant about hopeful Dem ‘landslide’ in midterms

Liberal comedian Bill Maher lost his cool after far-left zealot Michael Moore embarked on a lengthy rant about Republicans getting trounced in the upcoming midterms.

After Maher introduced Moore during the latest episode of his HBO program “Real Time” this past Friday, the left-wing activist began ranting and raving about how he thinks Republicans are fated to lose big in November.

After nearly five minutes of Moore ranting, Maher tried to cut him off, but Moore kept talking, prompting the HBO host to tell him to “shut the f–k up.”


“I honestly believe Bill, and you know, you and I are two well-known pessimists, I think, and I have never felt this optimistic. And I, and, you know, I was on your show here, what’s, now six years ago when I said that Trump was going to win. And the audience booed me and you stood up for me,” Moore’s rant began.

“You know, I’m from the Midwest. I think I had a pretty good sense of what was going to happen. I think the opposite is going to happen this time. I think that that there is going to be such a landslide against the traitors, especially the 147 Republicans who just hours after the insurrection voted to not certify the elected president of the United States, Joe Biden.”

He continued, “And I think that there is going to be so many people coming out to vote. I want to thank the Supreme Court for reminding women that they are, in fact, second-class citizens and taking their rights away like this. There are so many signs of this.”

Moore then spent a few more minutes listing some of these alleged “signs.”

He eventually concluded, “I think we can throw out a huge number of these Republican traitors on Nov. 8th. I think there’s a real revolution, a nonviolent revolution going on in favor of democracy. People don’t want to lose it, and look how close we are to losing it. And we can’t lose it.”

This prompted applause from Maher’s audience.

Speaking of the host, he then cut in and said in a deadpan fashion, “Michael Moore. Now let’s meet our panel.”

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This in turn prompted laughter from the audience, as well as from Moore.

“I’m sorry! … I’m just excited. We’re going to get rid of these people that are trying to tear the country down. We’re going to get rid of them. I’m excited about it,” the left-wing activist subsequently said.

“I see. You know, we have some Republicans watching this show. We are for all Americans on this show,” Maher responded.

“But that’s why …,” Moore then started speaking again, spurring Maher to lose his cool.

“Yeah, I know, I know. Shut the f–k up! Shut up right now and answer one other question, OK?” Maher said.

All this said, is Moore right to be optimistic? It depends on whom you ask. Famed data cruncher Nate Silver for his part appears to believe there’s room for optimism.

“Ever since we launched our election model in late June, it has moved entirely in one direction: toward Democrats. Pretty much every week, they’ve either gained ground in our forecast or held steady,” he wrote in a post published Friday.

He based his analysis on the fact that polling data shows Democrats gaining on Republicans at a troubling pace, including on the generic ballot.

But while Democrats have been gaining on the generic ballot, these polls tend to be biased in favor of them.

Recall that prior to the 2020 presidential election, the generic ballot showed Democrats ahead by over three percentage points. Yet they wound up losing numerous House seats.

As of Sept. 25th, RealClearPolitics showed Democrats ahead by only 0.8 percentage points.

Furthermore, while it’s true President Joe Biden’s approval rating has been on the rise, it’s still grossly underwater by roughly 10 percentage points.

Also, you need to factor in individual polls like these Senate ones:

And this:

And this:

And so it seems that while Democrats are admittedly gaining ground on the generic ballot, they’re losing ground on individual polls.

Overall, a blue “landslide” seems highly unlikely. There is, however, a chance Democrats keep the Senate. As for the House, it’s as good as gone.


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