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Sat Jun 13, 2020, 09:48 AM

Anyone see Maher last night?

In his monologue he said this:

“They’re calling it ‘Defund the Police,’ which sounds bad! That is so Democrats for you. They must have meetings to be this fucking stupid about politics. ‘Hey, guys, we’re making some headway here, um, how can we turn this into something that makes people have to vote for Trump?'”


He also brought this up later in the show.

I find this curious in that I was unaware of the party or any major Democrat supporting the policy or using the slogan. Am I mistaken?

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Reply Anyone see Maher last night? (Original post)
Dem4Life1102 Jun 2020 OP
blitzen Jun 2020 #1
Goodheart Jun 2020 #2
JHB Jun 2020 #11
jrthin Jun 2020 #3
applegrove Jun 2020 #5
blitzen Jun 2020 #9
Tipperary Jun 2020 #14
Drunken Irishman Jun 2020 #21
blitzen Jun 2020 #27
snowybirdie Jun 2020 #4
tavernier Jun 2020 #6
Dem4Life1102 Jun 2020 #25
jcgoldie Jun 2020 #7
Tipperary Jun 2020 #15
jcgoldie Jun 2020 #18
Tipperary Jun 2020 #19
jcgoldie Jun 2020 #22
stopbush Jun 2020 #8
MuseRider Jun 2020 #10
Hoyt Jun 2020 #12
KPN Jun 2020 #13
Dem4Life1102 Jun 2020 #23
smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #26
wellst0nev0ter Jun 2020 #29
Gothmog Jun 2020 #16
usedtobedemgurl Jun 2020 #17
BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #20
Dem4Life1102 Jun 2020 #24
madville Jun 2020 #28
wellst0nev0ter Jun 2020 #30
Dem4Life1102 Jun 2020 #31

Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 09:50 AM

1. Maher, not unlike Trump, is both an idiot and an asshole. n/t

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Response to blitzen (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 09:53 AM

2. No, he's neither of those things.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:36 AM

11. He's definitely the second

I'll dispute the first too, but the second is undeniable.

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Response to blitzen (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:01 AM

3. You forgot one: he's a jerk.

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Response to blitzen (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:17 AM

5. You don't like comedy at the end of a long week where Trump and

the conservatives who gasllight get taken down on his show? I don't always agree but idiot and asshole seems pretty out there. Especially considering all of them on the right. Republicans never 'break character' on the MSM shows. They do all the time on Real Time because they can't get away with their charades. It is such a relief.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:29 AM

9. I know he has his good moments, but every time I try to watch him...

I start to cringe pretty quickly.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:23 AM

14. Thank you.

 

I do not watch much tv, so only catch the clips posted here. But I do not have a problem with him. Hearing different points of view is essential, imo, even if I disagree. And he often makes good points.

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Response to blitzen (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:36 PM

21. He may be an asshole but he's no idiot.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 03:45 PM

27. He fits Jim Hightower's definition of "idiot" pretty well...

"The original Greek word 'idiotes' referred to people who might have had a high IQ, but were so self-involved that they focused exclusively on their own life and were both ignorant of and uncaring about public concerns and the common good."

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:09 AM

4. Does anyone

watch his show? Stopped years ago.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:22 AM

6. I don't like Maher

but that’s exactly what I thought when they came up with it.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:53 PM

25. Democrats came up with

Defund the Police?

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:22 AM

7. Bill Maher trashing democrats... no way!

Next you'll tell me Michael Moore was doing it too!

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:24 AM

15. You do know he donated a huge amount of money to help the blue wave in 2018, right?

 

How much did you give?

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:12 PM

18. WTF does that have to do with him trashing democrats weekly on his show?

Nice Non sequitur.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:28 PM

19. You watch him weekly?

 

Please provide links to the weekly trashings. Thanks in advance.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:42 PM

22. Used to watch him weekly

Paid $80 to see him live 3 years ago. Stopped watching because I couldn't stand his both siderism. Find your own damn links have a nice day.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:26 AM

8. The work-from-home thing is a mixed bag for Bill.

He continues to spout his pet peeves/theories to his guests, only to have them disagree with him, often vigorously.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:34 AM

10. Bill Maher?



Whadda jerk. Sorry no and I have no intention of ever doing so again. A sexist, bigoted, self important jerk. Others said it better above. I know I should not even post this but you kinda left it open.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:58 AM

12. It is a dumb phrase. "Reform Police," or something similar, would be better.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:20 AM

13. Yep. nt

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:49 PM

23. Don't dispute it's a dumb slogan

Just the part that Democrats came up with it.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 03:09 PM

26. I completely agree on this one.

We seem to be very bad at messaging, unfortunately.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 07:33 PM

29. "Defund the Police" comes from a position of power

We already had feckless "reform the police" measures, replete with toothless compliance panels, body cameras and racial sensitivity training—none of them worked.

So now the message is "you actually change for the better, or you're done."

And besides, do you keep funding an organization that solves less than half of violent crimes, and less than a fifth of property crimes? You keep funding that organization while other organizations that actually help people are starved of funds?

The police are simply having their turn in the barrel. The pressure campaign is useful.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 12:10 PM

16. I stopped paying attention to this idiot a long time ago

This idiot helped to elect Bush

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 12:25 PM

17. I find myself watching each episode.....

Until he starts complaining about folks being at home Sbd staring how we need to get back out there. I cannot remember the last time I watched a full episode. Anyone who states we need to be opened back up makes me wince. Folks listen to people like that. I cannot back putting our citizens in danger.

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Response to usedtobedemgurl (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:35 PM

20. I've been a Maher fan for two decades

I’ve seen him live multiple times and have kept my HBO subscription largely because of his show.

However, it’s become clear to me that Bill is sort of a shadow of what he once was. His opinions are often uninformed. He consistently uses outdated polling data anytime that subject comes up. He has flogged this Trump won’t leave paranoia for 3 years despite being told by literally dozens of guests that it won’t happen yet he won’t take no for an answer.

He’s increasingly gotten more bitter over the virus I suspect because a huge portion of his income has dried up and will likely be gone for a long time.


The never ending drum beat of how the “Democrats are doing it wrong” has become tiresome. And bizarrely every one of his recent shows has ended with a 15 minute diatribe about how fat people are making corona worse and how his diet is great and everyone else is a slob. There is usually some health “expert” on to assist in the g
fat shaming.

So yeah, I think like a lot of people who stayed too long Bill has lost his fastball and really isn’t worth listening to anymore. I’m done.

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Response to usedtobedemgurl (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:51 PM

24. Most of Maher's income

is from doing stand up. With everything closed he's not making that money. So it's in his self interest to push for reopening.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 03:51 PM

28. AOC is the only prominent Democrat that comes to mind

that has openly advocated for defunding the police.

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Response to Dem4Life1102 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 07:34 PM

30. "Repeal and Replace the Police"

Is that better?

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Response to wellst0nev0ter (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 09:10 AM

31. The slogan is not the point

It's Maher's accusation that Democrats came up with it and are supporting it.

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