Maher Says Political Correctness is Why Dems ‘Lose’: We Forced Scott Kelly to Apologize For Quoting Churchill!
On Friday night, Bill Maher kicked off his panel discussion by tackling political correctness, something he believes is holding Democrats back.
Maher began by expressing that he doesn’t think people vote “not so much on policy anymore” but “who’s strong,” insisting they know President Donald Trump is “an idiot,” but he “looks strong.”
“80% of Americans see political correctness as a problem. And I think it’s our problem,” Maher told the panel. “And I don’t know why more mainstream liberals don’t denounce the political correctness that they must know in private conversations is insane.”
The Real Time host then invoked a recent example of political correctness running amuck of astronaut Scott Kelly issuing an apology for his praise of Winston Churchill.
He read his apology to the panel:
Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support. My point was we need to come together as one nation. We are all Americans. That should transcend partisan politics.
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) October 7, 2018
“This is the guy who saved us from the Nazis!” Maher exclaimed. “And [Kelly] was a fighter pilot, married to Gabby Giffords, who was shot and bravely continues on. And people on Twitter- and no one denounces this! This is when the Trump people go, ‘Yes, you people are too fragile to be in control of the government.'”
“Groups are only successful when they call out their crazies. The Republican Party doesn’t, you can say that radical Islam has that problem, people calling out the crazies, and I think we have that problem too,” he later continued. “I mean, NPR will not use the term ‘homeless,’ people ‘affected by homelessness.’ I’m saying Trump people, independent people, just normal people not here on the coast hear stuff like that and they go, ‘You know what, I don’t know that much about policy, but you know, this is just too fragile. I can’t let these people in the Oval Office because they’re just too weak.'”
Watch the clip above, via HBO.
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