Bill Maher is throwing in the towel on American democracy — or so it seems — and he makes a case.
The ‘Real Time’ host served up a scary parallel between the U S of A and Brazil, both of which had insurrections over their respective presidential elections — the U.S. on January 6, 2021, and Brazil on January 8, 2023.
In both cases, as Bill says, the presidents who disputed the election were thrice-married, right-wing populists. But that’s where the comparison ends.
In Brazil’s case, almost everyone rose up against the rioters and the president, who’s been banished from the country and is now living in Florida. In the case of America, the former president now living in Florida will be the Republican nominee by an insanely large margin.
Bill then dove into how we really have never been truly democratic … California has the same representation in the Senate — which, by the way, can convict a president for misdeeds — as sparsely populated Wyoming. We have this fakakta electoral college which has no correlation to the popular vote.
Then Bill gets even more real with the confession, maybe we lost our taste for democracy because “we’re just a s**ttier people than we used to be.”
And finally, Bill issues a warning to Democrats on why Trump is so popular, and it has something to do with Chardonnay.