• Cutting Analysis of the Left from … Bill Maher? Yup.

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    Surge Summary: One conservative pundit sort of admires HBO host Bill Maher’s plucky defiance of some of the politically correct pieties of the Left – especially recently on the heels of Democratic losses in the 2020 elections.

    Columnist Peter Heck admits to a certain admiration for comedian/talk host Bill Maher’s willingness to sometimes cut against the “woke” sensibilities of his Leftist colleagues. Heck clarifies:

    No, I don’t care for his foul-mouth, his professed atheism, or his disdain for traditional moral values. But I enjoy his wit, and his fearless commitment to pursuing what he sees as common sense, even when it means calling out his ideological allies. Maher has no use for the right, but has never exhibited any compunction about teeing up the left’s insanity. Maher’s pursuit of intellectual honesty is an oasis in the desert of modern progressivism.

    Maher notes,

    “Liberals can either write off half the country as irredeemable or they can ask, ‘What is it about a D next to a candidate’s name that makes it so toxic?’ Let’s ask Ruben Gallego. He’s a congressman from Arizona. He was asked how his Democrats could do a better job connecting to Latinos. He said first start by not using the term Latinx, which the vast majority of Latinos have never heard of, and when they do, don’t like it. Who likes it? Pandering white politicians who mistake Twitter for real people.”

    The sixty-four-year-old funny guy continues …

    “Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger said after the election, if we are classifying Tuesday as a success, we will get f***ing torn apart in 2020. That’s a congresswoman. She was urging members not to talk about defunding the police. James Clyburn agreed. ‘Defund the police is killing our party,’ he said. Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb says ‘Democratic rhetoric needs to be dialed back, it needs to be rooted in common sense.’ Thank you. Thank you. There, in my opinion, is the crux of the problem, Democrats too often don’t come across as having common sense to a huge swath of Americans.”

    “There’s no common sense,” agrees Peter Heck, “in trying to make everyone use a made-up word like Latinx.”

    There’s no common sense in “erasing” student loan debt for those currently in debt, but not those who have already sacrificed to pay theirs.

    There’s no common sense in thinking eight-year-olds should be able to choose sex-hormone treatments or life-altering surgeries to “transition” to a different sex.

    There’s no common sense in defunding police departments and thinking social workers can fill the void.

    There’s no common sense in thinking that open borders won’t have disastrous impacts on the economic livelihood of the most at-risk American communities, particularly inner-city black families.

    “Democrats kept saying in the campaign, ‘You can’t possibly think Trump is preferable to what we’re selling,’ and many voters keep saying, ‘Yes, we can,’ ” challenges Maher.

    “ ‘In fact, our primary reason voting for him is to create a bulwark against you because your side thinks silence is violence and looting is not. Because you’re the party of chasing speakers off college campuses and making everyone walk on eggshells and replacing let’s not see color with, let’s see it always and everywhere, formerly the position of the Ku Klux Klan.’ ”

    More from Heck:

    I cannot possibly overestimate the number of Trump voters I talked to in the lead-up to the election who said that very thing. They were never overly enamored with the conduct, temperament, or the personality of President Trump. Nor did they find the Republican Party the pinnacle of virtue and responsibility. But they were unenthusiastically yet unequivocally voting for Trump and down-ballot R’s because it was all that stood between them and the cultural coup being attempted by the left.

    You can’t wring your hands  …

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    H/T: Disrn

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    Originally Posted here.

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