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Bill Maher: Dems are "to political courage what Velveeta is to cheese"

In his editorial on Friday night, he delivered a tough message to Democrats


Nicole Karlis
March 17, 2018 9:34AM (UTC)

Bill Maher delivered another strong message to Democrats on Friday night: Take a page from Republicans, and "practice having balls."

The HBO host kicked off his editorial on "Real Time With Bill Maher" by criticizing Conor Lamb, who won a special election in Pennsylvania against Rick Saccone. He said Lamb's television ad worried him about "how this party fights." The ad in question was Lamb's attempt to distance himself from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who Republicans tied him to during the election.

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Maher said:

“Nancy Pelosi was never a scary radical, and Democrats long ago made a horrible mistake in deciding that when Republicans called her that, they would just duck their heads and go along. What Nancy Pelosi did was pass the stimulus that averted a depression, passed the very best version of a health care bill this country has ever had, passed Wall Street reform after the Great Recession and the bill that saved the auto industry, passed the Fair Pay Act – these are things to brag about, not distance yourselves from.”

He continued to suggest that Democrats should take a page from President Donald Trump and tell voters that you “don’t care how smart you are” and “just don’t be a p*ssy.”

Maher also ridiculed Hillary Clinton for "back-pedaling" on her comments about the coal industry during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“Stop! You already lost! It wasn’t a misstatement, it was the truth!” he said.

At this point, Maher claimed that “Democrats are to political courage what Velveeta is to cheese.” He added that Democrats are "afraid to make the counterargument."

In his parting ways to the blue party, Maher begged them to practice "having balls."

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"So how about this, Democrats? Let’s create a brand new issue out of thin air just like the Republicans do and you can use it to practice having balls."

You can watch the entire rant here:


Nicole Karlis

Nicole Karlis is a news writer at Salon. She covers health, science, tech and gender politics. Tweet her @nicolekarlis.

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