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ForgoTheConsequence

(4,901 posts)
Tue May 21, 2024, 06:46 PM May 21

Bill Maher Attacks Biden's Appearance and Age: 'He's Cadaver-Like'

Comedian and television personality Bill Maher took a few shots at President Joe Biden's age and appearance on Tuesday's episode of "The View".

The "Real Time" host said even though former president Donald Trump is only a few years younger than Biden, the 81-year-old president appears much older.


"He's cadaver-like," Maher said.

Maher then argued that Biden should not be running for re-election in 2024.

"He's going to be Ruth Bader Biden," Maher said, comparing the president to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who held onto her position until she died.

"She didn't take the hint and she was not in good health and she stayed too long," Maher said. "And she ruined her legacy and got the Supreme Court now to be a right-wing organization. I said Biden shouldn't do that."

https://www.newsweek.com/bill-maher-biden-appearance-cadaver-like-1903205


This dude has always been a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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Bill Maher Attacks Biden's Appearance and Age: 'He's Cadaver-Like' (Original Post) ForgoTheConsequence May 21 OP
I stopped watching that asshole Maher a while back. Prof. Toru Tanaka May 21 #1
He is a libertarian who on a few things but only on those things. Yoyoyo77 May 21 #57
I hate maher. He isnt smart, funny or interesting. I cant stand him. Trueblue1968 May 22 #79
Shut the fuck up, Maher. LuckyCharms May 21 #2
+1 dalton99a May 21 #10
Hey Bill , I know you've entered your Lenny Bruce period, but the other guy wants to be Hitler. surfered May 21 #48
Maher is a smarmy self-satisfied git. Has he been taking lessons from Sam Alito? Hekate May 21 #3
Who cares? H2O Man May 21 #4
I do because he's got a cult following of people who think they're liberal. ForgoTheConsequence May 21 #7
Well, then that answers its own question Wednesdays May 21 #8
Fuck them. H2O Man May 21 #24
Don't forget misogynistic. He's been that for decades. imaginary girl May 21 #38
So fucking misogynistic Danmel May 21 #68
I see, it's now so clear to me! Abolishinist May 22 #117
THANK YOU John Shaft May 22 #92
He didn't stop there. ForgoTheConsequence May 21 #5
I don' t give a fuck what Cha May 21 #25
I'm done with Bill Maher. I used to like his show, Meadowoak May 21 #6
Or, Wednesdays May 21 #11
Dennis Miller/Victoria Jackson like career arc. He seriously pissed me off for his apologizing ... marble falls May 21 #13
He changed dramatically during the pandemic PatSeg May 21 #28
THIS! Lemon Lyman May 21 #65
Yes, it is like his issues all came to the surface PatSeg May 21 #71
And yet I am assured that Bill Maher is indispensible. WhiskeyGrinder May 21 #9
I dispensed of him many years ago. SalviaBlue May 21 #59
That's prob. funnier than anything he's said since "The Decider". Which was what 15 yrs. ago? nt Carlitos Brigante May 22 #106
Has Maher looked in a mirror lately? StarryNite May 21 #12
That was my first thought. SalviaBlue May 21 #60
Yup - pale, male and stale TexasBushwhacker May 21 #67
So now we know that Maher does not have any mirrors wnylib May 21 #14
Maher looked like crap last night on Anderson Cooper senseandsensibility May 21 #15
I was wonderig if he Cha May 21 #21
I think Maher's own insecurity about aging PatSeg May 21 #29
Maher has never been an ally of democrats SocialDemocrat61 May 21 #16
I believe Maher made a massive donation to the maxsolomon May 22 #97
Trump donated to democrats for decades SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #100
No, it doesn't. Trump is the worst person in America. maxsolomon May 22 #102
Maher was never a classic liberal SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #104
He recently described himself that way. maxsolomon May 22 #108
Yes that's the first thing he says SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #112
Sounds like you watch his show a lot. maxsolomon May 22 #113
I use to SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #114
Most scholars would say there is not that much difference Abolishinist May 22 #120
What scholars? SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #121
OK, but leaving now for an early dinner Abolishinist May 22 #122
Bon Appetit SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #123
-crickets- maxsolomon May 23 #140
Thanks, one of the pizza's was excellent, the other not so much. Abolishinist May 24 #141
Do they? SocialDemocrat61 May 24 #142
I was surprised to see his shown... Mike Nelson May 21 #17
Just know that this election is a war for our MOMFUDSKI May 21 #18
No, TSF doesn't look "younger".. he looks older. Cha May 21 #19
Trump looks fatter PatSeg May 21 #34
Biden looks "older" only because he does not use hair dye or hair spray or make-up. raging moderate May 21 #20
Don't look now Mr Maher, but you've misplaced your own wallet-size phto of Dorian Gray. Torchlight May 21 #22
Turn your show over to Mr.Bill May 21 #52
It's not like Тяцмр is young. He's a couple years younger, they're both old. BlueTsunami2018 May 21 #23
Oh fuck him ismnotwasm May 21 #26
Double fuck him, and the nag he trotted in on B.See May 22 #76
Cadaver-like would be several steps up for you, Maher NanaCat May 21 #27
Total asshole samplegirl May 21 #30
I turned off today's episode of The View... TSExile May 21 #31
I stopped paying attention to Maher a long time ago LetMyPeopleVote May 21 #32
I think you're misremembering. Frasier Balzov May 23 #129
That was in 2004 SocialDemocrat61 May 23 #133
You are WRONG LetMyPeopleVote May 23 #135
Maher is totally again trump from crimes, to slurring, to stupidity, etc. Here's trump jerking off two guys-- Silent Type May 21 #33
Yes, I was going to bring this up. Maher is totally against tRump. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tRump jerking off 2 guys beaglelover May 21 #50
maybe someone watched "Silicon Valley" and told him about this scene... lapfog_1 May 22 #81
Bill ain't no young pup either Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 21 #35
His show was on CNN the other night, that's all he talked was how old Biden is. doc03 May 21 #36
Bill, at your age, grumpyduck May 21 #37
Bill who? never heard of him Peacetrain May 21 #39
Aging dick-bag sez what? Nt The Unmitigated Gall May 21 #40
"He's going to be Ruth Bader Biden" ie. He'll die in office and we'll get a Black Woman as President. TheBlackAdder May 21 #41
Thank you for saying it. This IS his exact problem. onecaliberal May 21 #46
Maybe that possibility is what worries Old Bill? Yoyoyo77 May 21 #62
And I'll say again... appmanga May 22 #110
I mean ITAL May 21 #42
Well, like, thats just your opinion man Johonny May 21 #43
The murdering bastard with dementia who told people to stick bleach up their ass is better. onecaliberal May 21 #44
Please show me how anyone could conclude from Mr. Maher's statements Abolishinist May 21 #73
He says Biden is old and Trump doesn't present that way. Give me a break. onecaliberal May 22 #91
That's not saying to vote for Motherfucker. maxsolomon May 22 #99
Again, show me how he believes the former to be 'better'. Abolishinist May 22 #116
A vote for Trump is a vote to end democracy if you don't understand that, I'm sorry. onecaliberal May 22 #124
Oh fuck him! RandySF May 21 #45
Lol, Maher looks pretty bad himself, like someone bleached him. tRump looks better than Biden?!? Lololol diane in sf May 21 #47
I'm done with Maher. WTF. Initech May 21 #49
Maher's scared of what 'retribution' he'd suffer if Trump won. He's a coward hedging his bets. ancianita May 21 #51
Maher has Rebl2 May 21 #53
Maher is now just another Russell Brand and Joe Rogan BigmanPigman May 21 #54
How about being consistent The Wizard May 21 #55
Maher's not exactly a sex symbol himself. greatauntoftriplets May 21 #56
How the fuck would he know jack shit about what it's like to be a minority in the modern US? SoFlaBro May 21 #58
Boom! Cha May 21 #72
Dislike! Lulu KC May 21 #61
Aw, Bill, lucrching toward total irrelevance Warpy May 21 #63
Insufferable prig Picaro May 21 #64
Ugh! Lemon Lyman May 21 #66
What about you, Bill? SarahD May 21 #69
How much does he drink? And how many worms are in his head? LiberalFighter May 21 #70
Shut yer gob, Maher. LudwigPastorius May 22 #74
I don't know when this was taken, but he looked worse than this senseandsensibility May 22 #93
Wth?! electric_blue68 May 22 #75
I realized that he's an asshole a long time ago. Dave Bowman May 22 #77
Glass house, man, glass house... RockRaven May 22 #78
Bill who?? InAbLuEsTaTe May 22 #80
Maybe it would be best for us here on DU... Think. Again. May 22 #82
He was in DC Cab right? JustAnotherGen May 22 #83
Does that detestable creep malaise May 22 #84
Does Bill own a mirror? HAB911 May 22 #85
Maher seems to be projecting his fear of mortality dlk May 22 #86
Glass houses, Bill. n/t eShirl May 22 #87
Maher lost his "sheep's clothing" a long fucking time ago. Paladin May 22 #88
I wasn't aware that DU, along with the format changes, Abolishinist May 22 #115
I like all three of those movies. Paladin May 23 #131
Words of wisdom from the star of SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #89
Maher says he no longer thinks Trump would be so bad for a 2nd term Johnny2X2X May 22 #90
Seriously? He said that? shrike3 May 22 #94
IIRC, he said that it's not going to be the end of America. maxsolomon May 22 #98
lol old cis hetero white man Bill Maher - "We'll be fine!" Oneironaut May 22 #103
He's changed his tune. shrike3 May 22 #125
Here's the quote from the MoDo profile: maxsolomon May 23 #136
Well, when the damage goes beyond our nervous system all that won't help, unfortunately. shrike3 May 23 #138
Yeah, he loves to hear all the replies tavernier May 22 #95
His wrinkly, pale arse can't talk. Catherine Vincent May 22 #96
Maher needs Rebl2 May 22 #101
I'm disappointed to see anyone giving attention to Maher Mysterian May 22 #105
What's worse is SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #107
I suppose I should know better than to have opinions on Maher that contradict DU Orthodoxy. maxsolomon May 22 #109
DU orthodoxy is to defend democrats SocialDemocrat61 May 22 #111
Hate to say it but Billy looks/sounds older. JanMichael May 22 #118
Maher - NO. NoMoreRepugs May 22 #119
who??? niyad May 22 #126
Maher is 68 with an ever aging audience. Freethinker65 May 22 #127
It sounds like Maher is trying to be...... DFW May 23 #128
Maher North Shore Chicago May 23 #130
"Trump looks younger." BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... Bob0264 May 23 #132
The analogy to RBG is wrong. karynnj May 23 #134
Has Maher looked in the mirror lately? Apparently, his daily weed is making him delusional. Vinca May 23 #137
Bill Maher is another fucking one of those emerging turds that's starting to whine like a mongrel bitch in heat. SoFlaBro May 23 #139

ForgoTheConsequence

(4,901 posts)
7. I do because he's got a cult following of people who think they're liberal.
Tue May 21, 2024, 06:54 PM
May 21

But in reality, they're just transphobic, racist, morons.

Abolishinist

(1,481 posts)
117. I see, it's now so clear to me!
Wed May 22, 2024, 07:01 PM
May 22

How could I have missed this in my logic/reasoning 101 course!

1) I enjoy watching Real Time w/Bill Maher
2) Therefore I think I'm liberal
3) In reality, I'm a transphobic, racist moron

Thanks for setting me straight!

John Shaft

(481 posts)
92. THANK YOU
Wed May 22, 2024, 11:00 AM
May 22

This is something I normally would not know if I didn't visit this site. Posts like these accomplish nothing. They're just little back doors to spread rw spew that disrespects President Biden.

Indeed, WHO CARES.

People need to shut the damn tv off and go outside.

ForgoTheConsequence

(4,901 posts)
5. He didn't stop there.
Tue May 21, 2024, 06:52 PM
May 21

He went on Fox News and criticized his speech at Morehouse.


Bill Maher swipes Biden's speech to Black graduates: 'We're not living in that world that he's talking about'

"I always keep saying, let's live in the year we're living in. We're not living in the year where you have to be ‘10 times better’ to succeed if you're a person of color," Maher continued. "And in some instances, it's an advantage. In some places, it's not an advantage but we're not living in that world that he's talking about. And I don't think that helps anybody."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/bill-maher-swipes-bidens-speech-black-graduates-were-not-living-world-talking-about

Bill knows all about being a person of color, I guess.

Cha

(300,598 posts)
25. I don' t give a fuck what
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:13 PM
May 21

Maher thinks about "what year we're living in".

Sounds like ol Maher is on a mission from hell.

Not Against your reporting it.. just Maher, FTC

Meadowoak

(5,835 posts)
6. I'm done with Bill Maher. I used to like his show,
Tue May 21, 2024, 06:52 PM
May 21

But I think he's gone to the dark side. A washed up comedian that will say anything for a laugh.

marble falls

(59,583 posts)
13. Dennis Miller/Victoria Jackson like career arc. He seriously pissed me off for his apologizing ...
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:00 PM
May 21

... for being so mean to GWB.

PatSeg

(49,168 posts)
28. He changed dramatically during the pandemic
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:16 PM
May 21

After that, something was really off about him and he's never been the same since. I think part of it has to do with getting older. Some handle it better than others.

I am surprised however that he attacked Biden's age. Back when I was still watching his show, Maher criticized guests when they said Biden was too old. He said it was ageism, but now he's doing it.

I don't think I can ever watch him again. He's getting stranger all the time. Something is really off with him.

Lemon Lyman

(1,404 posts)
65. THIS!
Tue May 21, 2024, 09:12 PM
May 21

He has gone way downhill from where he was 20 years ago. The pandemic broke him. He went nuts about masking and staying away from people. He was always transphobic, fat phobic, & misogynistic. He fell off a cliff. I think his stupid solar thing messed with him too. Fucking baby.

PatSeg

(49,168 posts)
71. Yes, it is like his issues all came to the surface
Tue May 21, 2024, 10:31 PM
May 21

at one time, issues that he managed to keep somewhat under control until the pandemic.

I think his ongoing rant about the solar panels was an early symptom of a bigger problem, possibly even an early onset of dementia. It is unusual to see such a drastic change in a person in such a short time.

Back in the day, I didn't always agree with Maher, but he was the kind of person that I enjoyed disagreeing with because at least he brought reason and logic to any argument. Not anymore. Something is way off.

SalviaBlue

(2,941 posts)
59. I dispensed of him many years ago.
Tue May 21, 2024, 09:01 PM
May 21

He hit is expiration date at least a decade ago… speaking of “old.”

senseandsensibility

(18,419 posts)
15. Maher looked like crap last night on Anderson Cooper
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:02 PM
May 21

Obviously he has the self awareness of cheato. I was tempted to comment on DU about how old and frail Maher looked since I hadn't seen him in a few years, but decided not to since I try to refrain from gratuitously commenting on others' looks. However, since he is dishing this crap out, I will say that he looked as old as Biden easily and not in as good of shape. He's 66 by the way. Looks much older.

PatSeg

(49,168 posts)
29. I think Maher's own insecurity about aging
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:19 PM
May 21

is surfacing in his criticism of Biden. Everyone handles it differently and Maher isn't handling it well.

SocialDemocrat61

(1,295 posts)
16. Maher has never been an ally of democrats
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:02 PM
May 21

It’s a shame he has so many sycophants here and that his show is still allowed to be promoted in this forum.

maxsolomon

(33,894 posts)
97. I believe Maher made a massive donation to the
Wed May 22, 2024, 04:20 PM
May 22

Democratic Senate Majority PAC in 2018. A million dollars.

Does noting that make me a sycophant?

maxsolomon

(33,894 posts)
102. No, it doesn't. Trump is the worst person in America.
Wed May 22, 2024, 04:55 PM
May 22

Maher is still a "Classic Liberal" and will undoubtedly vote for Biden despite his misgivings.

SocialDemocrat61

(1,295 posts)
104. Maher was never a classic liberal
Wed May 22, 2024, 04:58 PM
May 22

He’s a self described libertarian. And neither you nor I know who he will vote for in November. But we do know that he’s badmouthing President Biden now.

SocialDemocrat61

(1,295 posts)
112. Yes that's the first thing he says
Wed May 22, 2024, 05:33 PM
May 22

when he starts attacking liberals. Just like when racists say, ‘I’m not racist, but…’

Abolishinist

(1,481 posts)
120. Most scholars would say there is not that much difference
Wed May 22, 2024, 07:16 PM
May 22

between "classical liberalism" and "libertarianism", i.e. they are closer to each other than not.

Abolishinist

(1,481 posts)
141. Thanks, one of the pizza's was excellent, the other not so much.
Fri May 24, 2024, 12:01 AM
May 24

Classical liberalism is a political and economic philosophy that emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is rooted in the Enlightenment ideals of individual liberty, limited government, and free markets. It seeks to maximize individual freedom and minimize the role of the state, emphasizing the protection of private property, the rule of law, and the importance of individual rights.

The development of Classical liberalism occurred during a time of significant social, economic, and political change in Europe and America. The Enlightenment, with its emphasis on reason, science, and progress, provided the intellectual foundation for classical liberal thought. The American and French Revolutions were also pivotal, as they embodied the struggle against tyranny and the demand for individual rights.

A few of the key influences were:
John Locke (1632-1704): Often regarded as the "father of liberalism"
Adam Smith (1723-1790): Smith's work, particularly "The Wealth of Nations," argued for economic freedom and free markets.
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873): Mill expanded on liberal principles by emphasizing the importance of individual liberty and autonomy.

Libertarianism and classical liberalism share many core principles and are often seen as closely related. Both advocate for individual liberty, limited government, and free markets.

Most definitions from legitimate sources produce essentially the same as above. Britannica, for example, has an excellent summary.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/classical-liberalism

SocialDemocrat61

(1,295 posts)
142. Do they?
Fri May 24, 2024, 08:18 AM
May 24
https://goodparty.org/blog/article/libertarian-vs-liberal
And regardless of what Maher calls himself, he’s still attacking President Biden. Wouldn’t it be nice if people defended a democratic president instead of a bigoted, rich, white TV celebrity.

Mike Nelson

(10,134 posts)
17. I was surprised to see his shown...
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:03 PM
May 21

... on CNN. I didn't think he was still on... His "thing" is saying something outrageous and attention-grabbing every few months. He will probably do this until he gets very old and cadaver-like.

MOMFUDSKI

(7,020 posts)
18. Just know that this election is a war for our
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:05 PM
May 21

very Democracy. No holds barred. These folks are just getting warmed up. I will vote Dem like I have my entire life but it is up to the young to do the winning. It will be their world.

Cha

(300,598 posts)
19. No, TSF doesn't look "younger".. he looks older.
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:05 PM
May 21


And, WHAT?!! Maher wants Hitler's Mentee TSF Dic for life?!!

Is he not paying any attention to this GD Fucker?

Wonder if anyone on the View had anything to say about that?


PatSeg

(49,168 posts)
34. Trump looks fatter
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:21 PM
May 21

and that often can be mistaken for healthier. Also the makeup helps too. Without makeup, he looks much older and sickly.

raging moderate

(4,391 posts)
20. Biden looks "older" only because he does not use hair dye or hair spray or make-up.
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:07 PM
May 21

Can't these people see how FAKE Trump's appearance is? Somebody should do a side-by-side of the two candidates WITH NO MAKE-UP, HAIR DYE, OR HAIR SPRAY ON TRUMP, and another side-by-side with BIDEN PRIMPED UP THE WAY TRUMP ALWAYS IS.

Torchlight

(3,777 posts)
22. Don't look now Mr Maher, but you've misplaced your own wallet-size phto of Dorian Gray.
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:08 PM
May 21

So, I give you your own kindness in kind...

"You really should step aside for a younger, prettier, more vibrant host. Your going to be the Ruth Bader Maher of c-list celebreties. You're not taking the hint that you're getting more unpopular by the day, and have stayed too long. And you're ruining your legacy turning yourself into a rightwinf mouthpice. I say you shouldn't do that."

If any of that seems... petulant, unsupported by evidence, or just plain mean-spirited, well then Mr. maher- be the very change you demand from others.

BlueTsunami2018

(3,628 posts)
23. It's not like Тяцмр is young. He's a couple years younger, they're both old.
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:12 PM
May 21

I don’t understand why it’s only the President who gets tagged with this nonsense.

I generally like Bill but man, he’s not really helping anyone by constantly doing this. It’s too late to change candidates even if we wanted to so what’s the point of attacking Biden when the country and and constitution are on the line?

He should be better than this.

LetMyPeopleVote

(149,144 posts)
32. I stopped paying attention to Maher a long time ago
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:20 PM
May 21

Remember that Maher supported Nader in 2000.

Does anyone care what this idiot thinks? I do not

Frasier Balzov

(3,126 posts)
129. I think you're misremembering.
Thu May 23, 2024, 02:01 AM
May 23

What I remember is Bill Maher and Michael Moore both getting on their knees and begging Ralph Nader to end his candidacy.

LetMyPeopleVote

(149,144 posts)
135. You are WRONG
Thu May 23, 2024, 10:58 AM
May 23

Moore and Maher worked very hard to elect Bush in 2000. You are thinking about when Maher and Moore tried to talk Nader out of running in 2004



I do not watch Maher because Maher is an idiot. Here is a good example

beaglelover

(3,708 posts)
50. Yes, I was going to bring this up. Maher is totally against tRump. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tRump jerking off 2 guys
Tue May 21, 2024, 08:42 PM
May 21

bit that he brings up in EVERY show just to get under tRump's skin! It's hilarious!

And his New Rules segment is usually spot on.

lapfog_1

(29,458 posts)
81. maybe someone watched "Silicon Valley" and told him about this scene...
Wed May 22, 2024, 03:51 AM
May 22


and he thought it would be "cool".

doc03

(35,882 posts)
36. His show was on CNN the other night, that's all he talked was how old Biden is.
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:24 PM
May 21

How bad his poll numbers are and how nobody likes him. Fuck that little prick.

appmanga

(699 posts)
110. And I'll say again...
Wed May 22, 2024, 05:30 PM
May 22

...this is why the polls are close. Maybe not as close as being portrayed, but close. And when people say the polling doesn't make sense, of course they don't because they are being driven by the unsaid and the unasked.

ITAL

(810 posts)
42. I mean
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:37 PM
May 21

It's not something we like to hear, but it is how he is perceived by a lot of people...including plenty who are planning to vote for him. My wife tells me all the time how old she thinks Biden looks and wishes he had stepped aside for someone younger to take on Trump. It gets frustrating. However, that doesn't mean she isn't gonna vote for him, because she is Team Biden all the way (or I should say...Team Democracy given that's her most important issue in this election). We'll probably be there on the first day of early voting!

onecaliberal

(34,254 posts)
44. The murdering bastard with dementia who told people to stick bleach up their ass is better.
Tue May 21, 2024, 07:55 PM
May 21

What the fucking hell is wrong with people. For fucks sake. Why the fuck is he even given a platform. She on the view.

Abolishinist

(1,481 posts)
73. Please show me how anyone could conclude from Mr. Maher's statements
Tue May 21, 2024, 11:56 PM
May 21

that he believes the former, i.e. the "murdering bastard with dementia", is better.

maxsolomon

(33,894 posts)
99. That's not saying to vote for Motherfucker.
Wed May 22, 2024, 04:28 PM
May 22

Trump "presents" younger because
1. He bleaches his ridiculous pompadour combover.
2. He slathers himself in orange makeup every day.

It's sad, but it's not wrong.

Maher will vote for Biden. He'll probably even donate a huge amount to a PAC to help.

Abolishinist

(1,481 posts)
116. Again, show me how he believes the former to be 'better'.
Wed May 22, 2024, 06:27 PM
May 22

I evaluate most people based on how much I know about them. So do you really believe that one who has stated the following conforms to your statement?

"But the danger is not equal-I've tried to be clear that I don't think it is. The things I never liked about Republicans, I still don't like: they're too religious; they're fiscal hypocrites who hate when America spends money it doesn't have, except when they're in office, and then it's al­ ways perfectly OK; they're largely in denial about racism; and they're in­ sufficiently alarmed about the environment. We are losing an estimated 150 species a day, and I don't think they care.

And then they got worse. They added to that shitty mixtape the bracing of a sociopath, Donald Trump, and being largely accepting of the idea that a right-wing coup is a legitimate response to losing a presi­dential election. They seem to have adopted that unholy paradox from the Vietnam War: they had to "destroy the village to save it." They think what the Left is doing is so fundamentally wrong for the country that they are willing to jettison the essence of the country-democracy-to save it. And you just can't have one party dominated by a policy of "Elections only count when we win them, because the other side is nuts."

Give me a break.

onecaliberal

(34,254 posts)
124. A vote for Trump is a vote to end democracy if you don't understand that, I'm sorry.
Wed May 22, 2024, 08:11 PM
May 22

Last edited Thu May 23, 2024, 03:49 PM - Edit history (1)

So if he’s saying Biden is old he’s trying to convince people not to vote for him. Hell he is basically saying it . If that is lost on you, it’s not my problem.

diane in sf

(3,965 posts)
47. Lol, Maher looks pretty bad himself, like someone bleached him. tRump looks better than Biden?!? Lololol
Tue May 21, 2024, 08:35 PM
May 21

Too much dope smoking has cut the oxygen supply to Mathers brain. Maybe he should start doing edibles instead…

Initech

(100,602 posts)
49. I'm done with Maher. WTF.
Tue May 21, 2024, 08:36 PM
May 21

Yes, Biden is old. We fucking get it. But have you seen the alternative? By going on his favorite news channel, you're enabling him, Bill.

Rebl2

(14,029 posts)
53. Maher has
Tue May 21, 2024, 08:49 PM
May 21

no room to talk. Maher you are past your expiration date when it comes to trying to be funny and I never cared for your political views along with Jon Stewart.

BigmanPigman

(52,094 posts)
54. Maher is now just another Russell Brand and Joe Rogan
Tue May 21, 2024, 08:51 PM
May 21

You dug your own grave, Bill. When you and Bari Weiss announced "Covid is over" you crossed over the line and everyone knows it. Greedy Libertarian in fake Dem clothing.

Lulu KC

(2,696 posts)
61. Dislike!
Tue May 21, 2024, 09:03 PM
May 21

And I must say, Bill's getting a little frayed around the edges himself. We're all getting older, Bill! It's not supposed to be a bad thing!

Warpy

(112,186 posts)
63. Aw, Bill, lucrching toward total irrelevance
Tue May 21, 2024, 09:05 PM
May 21

as you try to play to the dumbest kids in the room.

Clue phone: We're not slecting a spokesmodel or a fake reality show star or trying to sell skateboards, we're voting for someone to run this country.

Billypoo, who do you think did a better job of running this country? They've both got a track record.

Now run along.

Lemon Lyman

(1,404 posts)
66. Ugh!
Tue May 21, 2024, 09:16 PM
May 21

He often seems to take up sides on an argument about something that's affecting HIM or HE'S experiencing. Wasn't that long ago that he was ripping ppl for criticizing PJB's age, calling the attacks ageist. Again, b/c he's getting holder himself.

senseandsensibility

(18,419 posts)
93. I don't know when this was taken, but he looked worse than this
Wed May 22, 2024, 02:18 PM
May 22

the night before last on CNN. Really frail and old. He's only 66, and he looks as old and tired as Biden. Why do these freaks dish it out when they are ancient looking themselves? He's 15 years younger than Biden by the way.

Think. Again.

(12,070 posts)
82. Maybe it would be best for us here on DU...
Wed May 22, 2024, 05:25 AM
May 22

...to not amplify trivial attention-grabbing catch-phrases that undermine our candidates before this very important election.

dlk

(11,871 posts)
86. Maher seems to be projecting his fear of mortality
Wed May 22, 2024, 06:50 AM
May 22

Biden’s performance has been stellar and Maher should stop blaming RBG, a lifelong feminist, for wanting the opportunity to serve under the first woman president.

Instead, he should direct his attention to James Comey, and his dirty deed, trumpeted endlessly by the media, that likely cost Hilary the election.

Or if he’s looking for someone else to blame, there’s Trump’s the hidden payoff to a porn star to influence that same election.

Maher is no longer watchable for me.

Paladin

(28,483 posts)
88. Maher lost his "sheep's clothing" a long fucking time ago.
Wed May 22, 2024, 07:58 AM
May 22

And isn't it just like that prick, to put all the blame on RBG for the current fascist slant of the Supreme Court?

Any of you DU-ers who still count yourselves as part of Maher's viewership, need to stop it, forthwith.

Abolishinist

(1,481 posts)
115. I wasn't aware that DU, along with the format changes,
Wed May 22, 2024, 06:11 PM
May 22

also established a thought police as well!

I enjoy Maher's Real Time show and will continue looking forward to watching it every week.

A question for you... I'm in the mood for watching a few movies again that I've enjoyed from the past, including The Godfather, Chinatown, and The Birds. However, when looking them up to see where they're streaming, I discovered there are many who say these movies are all sexist.

Do you recommend that I also "stop it, forthwith" and move on to something else?

Paladin

(28,483 posts)
131. I like all three of those movies.
Thu May 23, 2024, 06:42 AM
May 23

But last time I looked, Don Corleone, Jake Gittes, and those swarms of Hitchcock's birds weren't trashing my political beliefs on a weekly basis. If Maher's show still makes you happy, have at it. But leave off the "thought police" insult---it makes you look bad.

Johnny2X2X

(19,964 posts)
90. Maher says he no longer thinks Trump would be so bad for a 2nd term
Wed May 22, 2024, 09:58 AM
May 22

He says he wishes people would stop whining about a potential Trump second term.

Oneironaut

(5,671 posts)
103. lol old cis hetero white man Bill Maher - "We'll be fine!"
Wed May 22, 2024, 04:58 PM
May 22

“What’s everyone complaining about!?”

What an insufferable asshole Maher is.

 

shrike3

(5,370 posts)
125. He's changed his tune.
Wed May 22, 2024, 10:59 PM
May 22

In 2016, when Comey "reopened" the investigation into Hillary's emails, he called it a coup. He also warned his audience that when authoritarians take power, they don't let go.

maxsolomon

(33,894 posts)
136. Here's the quote from the MoDo profile:
Thu May 23, 2024, 12:13 PM
May 23
The Trump-dictator-we're-doomed narrative bores him. "When people come up to me and say, 'What are we going to do?', I'm like 'It doesn't look to me like the world's falling apart. Maybe it will tomorrow", he told me. "Look, I lost my nervous system under Trump once. I'm not going to do it again. When he blows up the world, wake me. I can't put me nervous system on the line every day for every stupid tweet and every bonehead thing he does."


That sounds a bit jaded, but I, too, have learned to stop rising to the bait with MFer's daily outrages to preserve what's left of my sanity (and I suspect that after 8 years of his bullshit, most of DU has too). That doesn't mean I support his criminal rapist clown ass.

maxsolomon

(33,894 posts)
109. I suppose I should know better than to have opinions on Maher that contradict DU Orthodoxy.
Wed May 22, 2024, 05:20 PM
May 22

The most important thing is to Ad Hominem him.

SocialDemocrat61

(1,295 posts)
111. DU orthodoxy is to defend democrats
Wed May 22, 2024, 05:31 PM
May 22

and not bigoted, sexist, anti-vax, rich, white male TV celebrities who attack democrats.

JanMichael

(24,993 posts)
118. Hate to say it but Billy looks/sounds older.
Wed May 22, 2024, 07:03 PM
May 22

What does that make him? A ghost?

Hadn't seen him in a while then a post had a photo and I was shocked. Then his voice, the freaking Crypt Keeper.

Freethinker65

(10,457 posts)
127. Maher is 68 with an ever aging audience.
Wed May 22, 2024, 11:23 PM
May 22

I have never seen a cadaver giving a rousing SOTU address nor riding a bicycle.

Never forget Bill fucked Ann Coulter, so his perception isn't all that accurate.

 

Bob0264

(12 posts)
132. "Trump looks younger." BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA....
Thu May 23, 2024, 06:53 AM
May 23

The Orange Freak looks like a piece of ridden-hard orange shoe leather. He slurs his speech. He has dementia. He can't put two
coherent sentences together.

Maher needs to grow up, get real, and stop his smarmy stupid crap.

karynnj

(59,632 posts)
134. The analogy to RBG is wrong.
Thu May 23, 2024, 09:49 AM
May 23

Even if you assume Biden will not be in good enough health through a second term, you get President Harris. President Harris would, if anything, be more progressive than Biden.

He is entitled to his opinion, but I really don't see Biden as cadaverish.

SoFlaBro

(2,489 posts)
139. Bill Maher is another fucking one of those emerging turds that's starting to whine like a mongrel bitch in heat.
Thu May 23, 2024, 12:20 PM
May 23
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