On Friday night's "Real Time With Bill Maher," the HBO late-night host expounded on the dangers of false equivalency, which he described as the Republicans' "one path to victory" in trying to propel Donald Trump to the White House.
Maher derided San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick -- not for the NFL player's refusal to stand for the national anthem, but for classifying Trump and Hillary Clinton as nearly equivalent evils.
"Whenever I'm out with my millennial friends, chasing the 'Poke-Man' or getting our nipples pierced," Maher quipped, he hears talk about how both candidates in this year's presidential election are equally dire. Republicans want voters to believe Clinton is just as bad as Trump, Maher said, "and in pursuit of that goal, they have one very powerful ally: lazy people." Apathetic nonvoters who say they are "cynical about politics" are merely flattering themselves, Maher insisted. "Cynical comes when you know too much. You, on the other hand, haven't bothered to learn anything."