Bill Maher went off on Democrats during Friday’s “Real Time,” accusing them of both overregulation and not being focused on the right things in order to actually help people.
What did he say?
During one of HBO’s “Real Time” segments, Maher began by addressing a bill introduced by Senate Democrats who want a process implemented by vehicle manufacturers to install motion sensors in cars to help remind Americans that their children are in the back seat.
The idea of the bill is to help prevent heat-related deaths in children who are accidentally left in hot cars.
“Really, it’s called the Hot Cars Act?” Maher incredulously asked. “Because ‘Turn Around Dips**t’ was too on-the-nose?”
Maher asked, “Should reminding you not to forget your baby really be Toyota’s problem?”
Maher continued by mocking the Democrats for overregulation, and referenced a new Honolulu, Hawaii law which makes it illegal for pedestrians to look at their phones while crossing the street.
“But wait,” he mocked. “What if I’m getting an important message like that I’ve left my baby in a hot car?!”
Maher went on to say that over-the-top regulation efforts of Democrats are only making them look bad when compared to Republicans.
“[Overregulation efforts] feed into the Republican message [that Democrats] don’t want to help people; they just want to micromanage their lives,” he said.
He explained, “It makes people hate us. It makes me hate us. That’s why I say to Democrats either ‘Go big or go home.’ No one is for leaving babies in hot cars. It’s just that common sense tells most people — this is an issue of personal responsibility, especially when the liberal solution to your human frailty is me paying more for s**t that can break in my car.”
Maher said that Democrats need to focus on regulations on larger issues like banks, carbon emissions, and weaponry.
“When Democrats get to regulating everything, the regulation itself gets a bad name and I don’t want to let the right-wing own freedom,” Maher explained.
“People want to drain the swamp, not ban Big Gulps,” he blasted. “Yes, I understand. You have a thousand good ideas for how I should live my life, check my privilege, and sort my recycling — and we’ll get to that, but first we need to get some Democrats elected, and that’s hard when the movement to childproof the world has made Republicans the party of freedom and Democrats the party of poopers.”