Real Time host Bill Maher on Friday shared his opinion on why Democrats were slaughtered in the midterm elections: They suck. Instead of running on the very positive record, the nine-month streak of adding 200,000 jobs each month, the reduction in unemployment, or anything else, they abandoned President Obama. According to Maher, voter apathy also played a role in the lack of support for Democrats.
“They’re horrible,” Maher said. “They treated Obama like a teenager treats his mother. ‘I don’t really know her.’”
“It was a simple message for a simple people — screw Obama,” Maher said. “And it worked. Because none of the Democrats came out for Obama.” He added that “Democrats suck. They really do.”
“I think the issue with the election is still the first black president,” he said. “I really do, I think it was still resentment about his winning re-election and it was just those people who came out to vote. They wanted to prove to the rest of America that they were right all along about how much Obama sucks.”
Washington Post political journalist Robert Costs disputed Maher’s claim that Republicans voted on race because the first black female Republican was elected to Congress in Utah. Maher, however, pointed out that Mia Love is a Mormon Republican running in a heavily Mormon state, which virtually assured victory.
The Real Time host said that Republicans have labored to racially polarize the nation, pointing to the ‘red mist’ that has covered the south, much in the manner that Dixiecrats once controlled the same area.
“It seems to me like the civil war is still going on it’s just being fought politically now,” Mr. Maher said.
Maher makes a good point. The Democratic party has been disappointing as of late. Unfortunately this election, on one side, was about throwing the President under the bus. On the other, it was about hanging him from a tree and burning a cross on the White House lawn.
Watch the segment, below: