Friday night in his New Rules segment on Real Time Bill Maher accurately described the biggest problem that Democrats face in the mid-term elections next Tuesday — refusal to own what their party has accomplished and distancing themselves from the president.
“Democrats have to wake up and realize,” he said, “that voting is the one thing that scares Republicans, which is why Republicans try to make it so hard.”
He went on to say that they have not succeeded in making it impossible and that making it harder to vote should be inspiring them to get out and vote. It is not hard for most to get an ID that is acceptable in most of the states that have passed these voter suppression laws, not for most. There are those for whom it is a hardship due to factors such as age or cost but many others simply choose to just stay home and not get the ID and get out to vote.
He took to task the “people who won’t stand in line for an hour to vote, but who will camp out in front of Best Buy on Thanksgiving night to buy a TV 3 inches bigger than the one they already have.”
Noting that with the election 4 days away Democrats are in trouble he said that it didn’t have to be this way if Democrats would stop “throwing their own people under the bus.
Aiken has said that he has nothing to do with the president and disagrees with him in many areas, to which Maher responded that on Wednesday the president will still have a job but that Aiken will still be looking for one.
He criticized Grimes for refusing to say whether she had voted for the president after being an Obama delegate to the national convention.
Bill said that the one he feels sorry for is the president:
“Sixty-three straight months of economic expansion, a depression averted, a deficit reduced by two thirds, a healthcare law that’s working and lowering costs, two women on the Supreme Court, bin Laden’s dead, stock market at record heights, an unemployment rate that dropped from 10.2 to 5.9. If you’re a Fox News viewer trying to do the math, that’s less. Gas prices are down. Is it really that hard a record to get behind?”
Watch the segment in the video below.