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‘Slut-Shaming From the Left’: Maher Goes After Dems for Being Just as ‘Prude’ as the GOP

Bill Maher’s final “New Rule” Friday night took on what he sees as the “next social domino” to fall after gay marriage and marijuana: “puritanism.” Especially went it comes to our elected leaders, Maher said it’s time to “accept that politicians aren’t boy scouts; That’s just a costume they wear on Grindr.”

But instead of simply going after Republicans, Maher stressed the fact that Democrats are just as bad when it comes to what he called “slut-shaming.” For example, he pointed to Lis Smith, the woman who ran New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign but was ultimately denied a prominent role in his administration, because she’s dating former Governor Eliot Spitzer: “America’s evil-ist, horniest man.”

“What exactly is the sin here?” Maher asked. “She’s an adult, in a consensual relationship with another adult, who’s in the process of divorcing his spouse. What business do we have telling her who she can date?”

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While Democrats “self-congratulate” themselves for accepting gays, Maher explained, “but when liberals say everyone should be allowed to love whoever they want, that doesn’t include these two?” He agrees that Republicans are waging a “war on women,” but doesn’t understand why Democrats appear to waging war on consensual sex.

Maher ended his show by suggestion that Spitzer, John Edwards, Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton get together with the ghosts of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to form the “Perverts with Principles Party.”

Watch video below, via HBO:

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