Bill Maher Rips Cowardly Democrats Who Are Throwing President Obama Under The Bus

bill maher slams Democratic cowards

Bill Maher unloaded on cowardly Democratic candidates who have adopted the loser strategy of distancing themselves from the president, and throwing Obama under the bus.


Maher said,

It didn’t have to be this way. If Democratic candidates would just stop throwing their own people and achievements under the bus and distancing themselves from their own president. That is never a winning strategy. Just ask President Al Gore. Clay Aiken, who’s running in Congress in North Carolina, recently said about the president, “I have nothing to do with him, and I can find several areas where I disagree.” Okay, but come Wednesday, Obama will still have a job whereas I don’t know what Clay will be doing, but I assume it involves a cruise ship and a cover of Copacabana.

But the one I feel bad for is Obama. Sixty-three straight months of economic expansion. A depression averted. A deficit reduced by two thirds. A health care law that’s working and lowering costs. Two women on the Supreme Court. Bin Laden’s dead. The stock market at record heights. An unemployment rate that dropped from 10.2 to 5.9. If you’re a Fox News viewer trying to do the math, that’s less. Gas prices are down.

Is it really that hard of a record to get behind? And yet, the way these Democrats have been distancing themselves from the president, you would think he’d just flown in from Liberia with his lunch in a barf bag. There are beheading videos with more likes. The Democrats have three Senate candidates won’t even admit to having voted for Obama.

Kentucky’s Alison Grimes was an Obama delegate. How do you explain that? Uh, hey, that’s why they call it a convention. I was drunk. It’s like if someone asks do you have sex with your husband? And you replied, I’d rather not say. But I will say that when my husband does want to have sex, I often disagree. I mean, c’mon Democrats. You gave people healthcare, not herpes. Own it. Instead of chasing polls, move them.

Maher’s right. The biggest mistake that Democratic candidates have made for decades is distancing themselves from their own president. Republicans con Democratic candidates into doing really stupid things like running away from successful presidents all of the time. It is a byproduct of Democratic candidates in conservative areas mistaking moderation for Republican lite.

What many people in blue parts of the country don’t understand is that a candidate can’t be a flaming liberal and win in the red or purple states. That is why Elizabeth Warren would crash and burn like Michael Dukakis is she ever ran for president. The base for liberal victories doesn’t exist in conservative parts of the country.

In a deep red state like Kansas, there is room for moderates to flourish. Since the Republican Party has gone extremist right, those moderates are finding a home in the Democratic Party. Moderate does not mean bashing Obama and behaving like a Republican in an attempt to win the support of voters who will NEVER vote for you.

When Democrats throw their president and their values under the bus, they lose. It is a cowardly strategy that alienates the Democratic base. It gives Republicans exactly what they want, and it makes it easier for conservatives to win.

Someday, maybe Democrats will learn that they can win by embracing their successes.

19 Replies to “Bill Maher Rips Cowardly Democrats Who Are Throwing President Obama Under The Bus”

  1. Bill Moher is not a politician, sometimes I wish he’d STFU!! Let them do what they have to to win the election. Afterwards, they can support the President. I happen to be assisting Alison’s campaign and I know why she isn’t cozing up to President Obama: It’s what Mcconnell wants her to do #
    The original thinking by the McConnell camp was to make the race a referendum on Obama. If they could do that, McConnell would keep his place ad an obstructionist! It has backfired, big time!
    If Alison made it a referendum on McConnell, she wins. Guess whose winning?
    Moher, and all the others are backbench politicians, who have never ran for any political off. That includes Ed Schultz as well.
    If either of them feel that they know how to run a campaign in Southern stages and win, let them run for an elected office. It’s easier said than done.[wink]

  2. The problem is that they aren’t going to win the election this way. The fastest way to lose is by doing is exactly what Republicans want by buying into the idea that Obama is an evil that can’t be spoken of.

    Once a Democrat distances themselves from Obama, they also distance themselves from all the good things that have happened over the last six years, and that is exactly what the Republicans want.

  3. This is exactly what the next Democratic presidential candidate is doing! Clinton is tying to get away from Obama as far as possible! It is the politically correct thing to do right now. Sad part is Americans will not know how much they have given up until after this election and the presidential mandates start coming in! The next two years are not going to be nice for the people of the United States and they deserve it by how the always vote for the incumbent!

  4. I’d be more impressed if Maher himself hadn’t been the first and loudest to denounce every single thing this president has done.

  5. Yay for Maher. Jon Stewart needs to get on this bandwagon,too. He’s got plenty of jokes about how unpopular Obama is now, but a great satirist would be pointing out the absurdity of a nation that doesn’t recognize a successful President when they have one.

  6. Any politician knows what is sell-able in their terrain. If associating with the President is what will cutoff their point, i will rather deny him. Common his not Jesus!

  7. You have made the dumbness statement I have heard ;first of all you don’t run away from your accomplishments.If the damn Dems can’t stand up to the GOP on that they have made a big mistake.I have run several campaigns and I would never tell a candidate to do this.All they are doing is showing how weak they are.If you can’t take on the opponent why run for office?

  8. This is exactly why I quit donating to Allison Grimes’ campaign for ignoring the president.

    What is wrong with her…and the whole Dem party?

  9. This is exactly why I quit donating to Miss Grimes’ campaign! How absurd.

    As to Bill Mahr. God love him for sticking up for the president. Heaven knows the Dem Party are a bunch of wusses.

  10. LOVE Bill Mahr! Keep it up Mr. Mahr. You are the voice for the Dems so it seems. If it wasn’t for the Washington Dems who are a bunch of wusses, then indeed….Bill Mahr is THE man we need now at this critical time. He tells it like it is.
    Not speaking up for the president will come back to haunt the Dem party.

  11. All these DINO’S are going to lose and they ran away from their parties leader. They will go down in history as losers and Obama ten years from now when the US is in the midst of yet another conservative induced recession will be fondly remembered.

  12. A single true voice in the wilderness is better than the millions of dollars spent to spread lies. Hopefully, but not counting on it, more minds and voices will see the light of day before the election. Those politicians that do nothing always have the most negative to say. it is about time to paint the republican party as to what they really are… “the most dangerous threat to our democracy since Hilter and the Nazi mindset”.

  13. Exactly. I have a congressman in my state trying to unseat the republican holding that seat. But the democrat has not uttered president’s name even once, has not said anything about his take on the AHCA, his take on keystone, environment, climate, women’s welfare/rights… I am doubting even if he is conversant in these matters. His father was once a governor of the state. That does not cut either into my mind or my purse.

  14. Thanks Bill, we all know that you stand up for what you really believe in. Allison’s denial might backfire on Mitch, but it could also backfire on her with Dem Voters. We are not at all pleased with her stand for a President whose has had to fight for every accomplishment and there has been many and more than most.
    I with Allison’s Advisor, I believe you know more about politics than he does and you’re not evn getting paid for your good advice to her. When hou decide to run for Senate,you got my vote.

  15. Plain and Simple the billionaire owned press; has twisted the president so badly to the common man that if someone supported and ran with the president the bought off press would twist it so they could never win in a conservative dominated environment; in fact the president is a eisenhower republican in his political views; means nothing to the billionaire teabag owners who are basically libertarians or extreme right wingers.

  16. Hi,having read your comment I agree with a lot of what you said.It seemed like every time I tuned in to a debate the GOP candidate was mentioning Obama.It was pretty apparent the GOP strategy was to make the midterms about Obama rather than being specific about what they have up their sleeves.

  17. My hunch is the national Democratic Party establishment won’t brand Republicans the traitors (by which I mean betrayers of the true meaning of the Bill of Rights) and political strikers (by which I mean that Republican office holders, elected and paid to govern, have been on strike) they are because the beltway Dem consultants, true power brokers of the party, won’t risk their center and center-right accounts by telling other clients the truth. The truth is that honesty and courage win, not appeasement and cowardice. As just demonstrated, many Americans will vote loony tunes honesty over cowardly “reason.” Bill Maher is half right (Obama also snubbed the base, Bill), Howard Dean when he was DNC chair right the rest of the way.

  18. Republicans have done a great job of selling President Obama as an evil, incompetent dictator. I dislike them for doing that to him, but I dislike weak democrats even more for joining in with them.

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