Speaking with CNN host Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night, Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” predicted the Democrats will get “thumped” in the mid-term elections, adding of President Biden, “He has not exactly stuck the landing.”
Cuomo asked, “When we talk again, eight months, from today? Hopefully, we’ll talk a lot before then. Eight months from today, do you think things are better or worse?”
“Well, they’re not going better for Biden and the Democrats,” Maher admitted. “And I think that’s getting — eight months is going to be close to the midterm election. I think they’re going to get whopped or thumped in the — I mean, that usually happens in midterm elections. But, I mean, Joe — look, I’m glad he’s there. But he has not exactly stuck the landing, on a lot of the issues that he was dealing with.”
Maher spoke of Republicans’ view of Democrats:
… they hate you. Because they really hate you. I mean, look at the election we just had in Virginia. I mean, the Democrats lost some of those rural counties by 80 percent. We don’t do 80 percent, or we never used to, in America. A landslide was a guy got 58 percent of the vote. That’s what made us great. And you saw in other countries, “Oh, Castro got 99 percent of the vote,” we would laugh.
Well, I don’t doubt that Republicans were getting 80 percent of the vote, in some of those counties. I think in 45 of them, they got over 70 percent of the vote. That is beyond policy. And until we figure that out — until you figure out why they hate us so much and, obviously, it comes back the other way, when people hate you, you tend to hate them, we’re never going to fix any of the problems in this country.
Maher recalled, “I talked to a guy, in the Midwest once, could have been anywhere. And he was telling me about how he was coming out of a store, and he’s trying to get his car, out of the lot, and the car next to him had a Hillary bumper sticker on it.”
“And the child — it was a little 4-year-old or 5-year-old child, who was screaming at the mother, screaming.,” he continued. “And the mother was apologizing to the child. And this is the car with the Hillary bumper sticker. And he said to me, ‘I just can’t let people like that take over this country.’”
“You see, it wasn’t about policy,” he concluded. “It was about that. He sees people, who have no common sense …”
Speaking of conservatives’ lack of trust in the mainstream media, Maher pointed out, “I mean, something like Hunter Biden. I mean, if Don, Jr. had done what Hunter Biden had done, it would be every night, all night, on MSNBC.”