Bill Maher used a storybook to explain to the GOP why it has trouble attracting “the mysterious people who aren’t men” on Friday’s episode of Real Time, while skewering them for defending Megyn Kelly while pushing policies that hurt women in general.
“You’re down in the polls and you don’t know why — it seems like you’re popular with all of the guys,” he began. “But the reason the Republican Party is in trouble is, all you old white men live in a bubble.”
Their candidate pool, he said, included “Jeb and Trump, Santorum and Walker — all of them somewhere between creepy and stalker.”
He also ridiculed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for claiming he would never insult Kelly like Donald Trump did just a few months after accusing Jay-Z of “arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp” regarding his wife Beyoncé.
“As if Beyoncé does not run her career on her own,” the host said. “He thinks that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are Ike and Tina Turner.”
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) joined in, ripping ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his support of what was called the “Scarlet Letter” law.
“He thinks that public shaming of single mothers or promiscuous teenagers is a good thing to prevent them from misbehaving,” she said. “That’s just one example — all these other guys, the ones on the federal side, anti-Violence Against Women Act. They voted against it. They voted against equal pay. They all want to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood. I mean, 60 percent of all women — Republicans too — favor Planned Parenthood. This is not a good strategy.”
The key for Republicans, Maher said, was to recognize that women abound in their lives.
“They live in our houses — not Mitt Romney’s binder,” he explained.
Watch the discussion, as posted online on Friday, below.
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Promoting his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” Stevens told Williams, “This is a very negative environment for Republicans…. There are external forces out there that make this a very tough race for incumbents in the Republican Party.”
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Expert: Trump playing ‘whack-a-mole’ in attempt to salvage states he should be winning
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"Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina, if you talk to the Trump data people they'll hang their hat on the gap getting narrower in those states," Wasserman said. "What's happening is that a lot of the older voters who, for lack of a better term, are exiting the electorate. They are disproportionally registered Democrats who are conservative and voted for Trump in 2016. Yes, the registration gap is narrowing, fewer voters are registering to vote this year than did in 2016 because we're in a pandemic. That doesn't mean the states are getting more favorable to Trump."