One big reason why the Democrats are never going to become an acceptable alternative to most of America – at least in their current incarnation – was on full display on the latest episode of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” that aired on Friday.
The smarmy, sacrilegious Maher has come to exemplify his party and its contempt for working-class white Americans. It was this contempt for the “deplorables” that largely cost Hillary Clinton the presidency, with no place more so than the Rust Belt.
Ever since that lost election, the wealthy elitist snobs in Hollywood who were even bigger losers because they missed out on all of those swanky soirees at the Clinton White House that they would have been invited to have waged war on the rest of the country.
You can see it on every hate night late night television show, the politicized awards programs that have turned into Trump-hating extravaganzas and on Twitter where out of touch, bubble-dwelling celebrity opinion leaders spread their poison to their millions of followers.
But has the sneering at real Americans ever been more perfectly summed up in a short time as it was during Maher’s “New Rules” segment?
It was a bizarre outpouring of loathing that was so audaciously over the top that Maher suggested that Middle Americans are stupid, uneducated rubes who would rather eat Chef Boyardee than the overpriced garbage at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s chain restaurants and frozen products.
He also shamed millions of people for shopping at Target.
Yes, it was really THAT bad.
Last year Hillary Clinton said, “I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product… I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward.”
Yes, you did. And maybe that has something to do with why Trump voters are obsessed with “owning the libs.” Because the libs own everything else.
The blue parts of America are having a big prosperity party while that big sea of red feels like their invitation got lost in the mail. And they still use the mail.
They turn on the TV and all the shows take place in a few hip cities, there’s no “Real Housewives of Toledo” or “CSI: Lubbock.” There are no red carpets in Wyoming and no one ever asks you, “Who are you wearing?” Because the answer is always “Target.”
There are two Americas, and it seems like one is where all the cool jobs are, where people drive Teslas and eat artisanal ice cream. We have orchestras, theater districts, world-class shopping. We have chef Wolfgang Puck, they have Chef Boyardee.
Our roofs have solar panels, theirs have last year’s Christmas lights. We’ve got legal bud, they’ve got Budweiser. We have anal bleaching, they have Congressman Steve King. The flyover states have become the passed over states. That’s why red state voters are so pissed off.
They don’t hate us, they want to be us. They want to go to the party. It’s like we’re the British royal family and they’re Meghan Markle’s dad.
How do I know this? Because 238 cities and regions submitted proposals to Amazon for the company to locate in their area. All desperate for jobs that don’t involve guarding prisoners or murdering chickens.
And Amazon picked two places that didn’t need them at all. Two places where prosperity already was. Bezos, you’re worth $130 billion, take one for the team. Stop playing cities off against one another and help a dying one come back to life.
I know this sounds like a pipe dream, and it is true I was smoking a pipe when I dreamed it. But if liberals are serious about winning elections they have to start recolonizing the parts of the country they’ve abandoned.
Mississippi is the poorest state in the country. Amazon could buy the whole state and rename it Amazippi.
If we keep leaving the red states behind, they’re going to keep getting angrier and crazier. Because if you’re not invited to the party, the next best thing is to throw a turd in the punchbowl. As opposed to what happens when Amazon moves to West Virginia. People get better jobs that don’t give them black lung. The locals meet people of different races and backgrounds and sexual orientations, none of whom kill them.
They find out gays don’t ruin anyone’s marriage, but they do improve the karaoke scene. A yoga studio opens up, then an art gallery, a gym that admits women, then one of those trendy bars where inside looks like the outside. Asians come and open a Chinese restaurant, and then Jews come because there’s a Chinese restaurant.
Before you know it there’s legal weed and decent healthcare and the schools are teaching science again.
Maher’s diatribe against real Americans was so indicative of the out-of-touch celebs who call the cadence for Democrats that even his normally enthusiastic audience of barking and clapping seals seemed to groan at times.
Maybe it’s the stress over the impending defamation lawsuit that will be filed against him by Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic teen who he slandered as a “little prick” and smeared with homophobic slurs but the rant is exactly why Trump is going to be reelected despite the smugness of rich elitist snobs like Maher.
That rumbling that you hear off in the distance is the upcoming great Trumpslide of 2020.
Author: Chris Donaldson
Source: ilovemyfreedom: LIBERAL ARROGANCE: Bill Maher Trashes Middle America; “They Want To Be Us”