During his closing monologue, Maher tried to level Democrats within the “right direction” following their devastating defeats within the November elections forward of the 2022 midterms.
He cited commentary from veteran Democratic strategist James Carville, who blamed his occasion’s losses on “stupid wokeness,” a view that Ocasio-Cortez rejected, claiming the time period is “almost exclusively used by older people these days … so that should tell you all you need to know.”
“What?!” Maher reacted. “This is a term folks like you brought out very recently, had been proudly displaying it every march since. Just last year, The Guardian declared ‘woke’ the ‘word of our era.’ I guess they didn’t get the memo from the Mean Girls Club.
“What an important technique, by no means lacking a chance to remind voters how lame and clueless and hopelessly cool they’re, particularly since these are those who truly vote,” Maher scolded Ocasio-Cortez. “But OK, effective. What phrase would you want us to use for the plainly insane excesses of the left that aren’t liberalism however one thing utterly totally different? Because you may’t have that phrase ‘liberal’ from us and assume it ought to cowl issues like canceling Lincoln. And instructing third-graders they’re oppressors. That’s all of your new-think.”
“OK, effective. What phrase would you want us to use for the plainly insane excesses of the left?”
The HBO star prompt the “more pertinent question” to ask is why the time period “woke” went from being a “rallying cry to a pejorative.”
“If the word only made you think of rational, deserved causes like teaching a less whitewashed version of American history, AOC would still want to own it. But it’s a joke because it makes you think of people who wake up offended and take orders from Twitter. And their oversensitivity has grown tiresome,” Maher mentioned.
Maher went on to say that he’d “love” to have the congresswoman on his show since there’s “so much to admire” about her, expressing gratitude towards her for spearheading the Green New Deal.
“But that will probably never happen because Democrats don’t go anywhere these days where they’re not being adored,” Maher mentioned. “And that’s my last bit of advice to them. Go where the ‘amen corner’ isn’t. Do Fox News. Be brave. Come here. Go everywhere. Winning is about expanding the electorate.”
Earlier within the week, Maher railed towards Democrats for changing into “completely toxic” to peculiar Americans, notably within the age of wokeism.
“Woke — I don’t remember the day the term was born, although I hear AOC says, ‘Only old people use it now.’ Well, you gave it to us. Like five years ago. So sorry we didn’t get the memo,” Maher informed CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Wednesday. “In its best sense, if we’re talking about being aware of things we should have always been aware of more, reckonings that we’ve had … but there’s a reason why the term ‘woke’ has come to signify going too far. And doing things that don’t make sense.”
“I keep saying this to the Democratic Party. The reason why you’re so toxic is because you’ve become the party of no common sense. And people see this on their newsfeeds,” Maher mentioned. “They see things on their phone or on their Facebook page, people pass things around and it’s a constant drip, drip, drip of ‘Oh, these people are nuts’ in a way — they’re not oblivious to the fact that Trump is nuts. When he ran, one of his big selling points was ‘You’ve got no choice.’ He was saying, ‘Yes, I know I’m nuts. You know I’m nuts. But they’re nuts in a very different way that’s closer to home to you.'”