Bill Maher On Democracy In Midterms

Bill Maher On Democracy In Midterms

Bill Maher suspects that Democrats will lose on Tuesday’s election, as the polls show an arrow pointing away from Big Blue. He, therefore, spent most of Friday’s Real Time attempting to understand why things went so poorly for an administration that was elected with the most votes ever and control of the legislative branch, notwithstanding a few jokes at the show’s beginning.

The participants on this week’s panel included Fareed Zakaria, anchor of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and Maggie Haberman, senior political writer for The New York Times and author of Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.

Both of the guests agreed with Maher’s very pessimistic assessment of the chances for the Democrats. Maher questioned why voter mood was unaffected by the Supreme Court’s decision to return abortion regulation to the states.

The major problem, according to Zakaria, is the economy and inflation. He highlighted that inflation is “much more corrosive than people think” and claimed that people are just as damaged as they were during the Great Recession of 2008. Haberman emphasised that the left’s welcome by the White House is what has caused them to struggle.

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Maher concurred, pointing out that parents observe children returning to school after a break and finding that social messaging predominates over academic instruction. People desire education rather than indoctrination.

The topic then turned to Ukraine and how the US may handle that relationship if legislative power changes. According to Haberman, if Republicans win the House, it will be a significant problem. “Not everyone wants to cut back on financing,”

Zakaria gave it a worse portrayal. “We’re destroying the post-World War II system if Russia wins.” This shouldn’t be a partisan issue, he continued. Immigration and the open borders promoted by the Biden administration came up for discussion near the end. According to Maher, Latino voters may not always support Democrats as much as they once did.

“Americans don’t have concerns with immigration in general,” said Zakaria. That life was mine to live. However, they witness a broken system, a breakdown of rules and laws. People “look at this and conclude the entire system has crumbled,” he said as the outcome. According to Haberman, many Latino voters feel that the Democratic party is taking them for granted. This feeling “will probably come to fruition on Tuesday.”

Even more depressing was Maher’s column for “New Rules.” On Tuesday, he lamented the demise of democracy. He claimed that nobody paid attention to the congressional hearing from January 6 or any other significant topics. “Anymore, no one can be convinced of anything.”

He anticipated President Joe Biden’s impeachment would be the subject of constant discussion. The ‘it can’t happen to us moment’ is here. Simply put, we can’t feel it yet. He continued, “So I urge you to vote, and we should cherish the time left for democracy.” It’s like the McRib, he added, appearing for a short while before disappearing. Enjoy it while you can, then.

Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of the book Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It, was the subject of an earlier interview with Maher.

Both men agreed that boys are struggling and that the education system isn’t designed with them in mind. Men have struggled to keep up with the increase in female college enrollment because of this. That’s also bad news for women, as their chances of getting married are reduced if too many unattractive men end up in mom’s basement.