The metamorphosis of HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher continues. Okay, perhaps we shouldn’t go that far, but Maher on Friday night wondered how we’re going to fulfill Biden’s nauseating “Build Back Better” schtick and “rebuild” the economy, as it were, when there’s a shortage of workers, and building supplies are being held up by supply chain issues. In other words, the “Real Time” host once again went real time.
More on that later.
Maher began the segment with several thoughts on the Biden Border Crisis™, including:
“In July, 200 thousand people — this is the biggest number of people to show up at the border in 21 years — and three in ten of them, for the first time, we’re not from Mexico. Or Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador; they’re from all over the world.
“What do we do about the border? … [The Democrats] don’t really seem to have a plan for it — and it’s always their Achilles’ heel come election time.”
Maher agreed with his two guests that not only white working-class Americans are deeply concerned about Biden and the Democrat Party’s immigration policy or lack thereof; black working-class Americans are concerned as well. Both groups fear for their jobs.
Maher then compared Canada’s immigration policy to that of the United States.
“Canada is much more to the right than we are on immigration. You have to have a skill — that’s mostly what it’s based on. Ours is mostly based on family [and race]. And it’s odd because we still can’t find enough workers in this country.”
Maher and his guests agreed that “Congress is broken,” and also shared concerns about the “overpowering institution of the presidency.” Speaking of which, as I reported on Friday in my op-ed/article titled Alarming Number of Americans Want an Autocratic President — and Worse:
Significant numbers of both Trump and Biden voters show a willingness to consider violating democratic tendencies and norms if needed to serve their priorities.
Roughly two in ten Trump and Biden voters strongly agree it would be better if a ‘president could take needed actions without being constrained by Congress or courts,’ [more than 40 percent of both groups at least somewhat agree] and roughly four in ten (41 percent of Biden and half (52 percent) of Trump voters at least somewhat agree that it’s time to split the country, favoring blue/red states seceding from the union.
Translation: We’re a screwed-up country, gang — with “the other guys” to blame.
Maher then laughingly launched into the silly “Build Back Better” slogan vs. the reality of the lack of supplies and workers to do so.
“It’s interesting. Because I keep reading about the Build Back Better bill. They want — we can’t — we don’t have enough workers, even if we passed it tomorrow. And because of all these supply chain problems, we don’t have building supplies. So, how are we going to build back better if we have no workers and no supplies?”
He added, “It’s a good idea, though. It’s always a good idea.” (See: “Democrat Party”)
You can watch the segment here.
Again, the metamorphosis of Bill Maher? Or should we not go that far? As my colleague, Alex Parker reported on Friday, Maher also marveled over his ever-growing conservative audience.
Here are several other recent RedState articles that suggest Maher is over the Left’s ridiculous nonsense in a number of areas:
Bill Maher Takes Apart Wokeness and the New ‘Segregation’
Bill Maher Confirms if the Woke Movement Is to Die, Comics Must Lead the Way
Bill Maher May Have Just Delivered His Most Conservative Monologue Ever
Bill Maher Slams ‘Outrageous’ Facebook and Google for Suppressing Lab Leak Theory
Bill Maher Causes Heartbreak Defending Ron DeSantis, Shredding ‘Liberal Media’ Over COVID Misinfo
We’ve published multiple other examples, as well.
The Bottom Line
When Maher first began to “see the light,” I often suggest that “even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in a while.” That blind squirrel is no more; the real-time Bill Maher no longer surprises. Who knew?