In Midst Of Hurricane Irma, Bill Maher Causes Instant Controversy By Saying What Everyone Is Afraid To

Bill Maher has been roasting the GOP over climate change for some time, but on Real Politics, he came out swinging with a truly controversial opinion that can’t possibly be taken as a joke.

 

Background:

Before those comments, Bill ripped into climate change deniers on his own show.

“We’re thinking about Florida right now, they are they are looking at a category 5 liberal hoax,” Bill quipped.

“I’m seeing colors on the hurricane maps I’ve never seen before, so here’s a little guide: If you see yellow like Trump’s, hair take extra care. If you see orange like his face, shelter-in-place. And red like his ties to Russia just evacuate now.”

He told his audience that they can rest easy because Trump himself is gracing them with his presence. “Donald Trump, the comforter in chief,” Maher joked. “Because when I think of comfort, empathy, and warm fuzzy feelings, nobody comes to mind like Donald Trump.”

Bill even touched on the DACA removal, saying that it blew his mind that after all that’s going on, bomb testings in North Korea, weather catastrophes all over, Trump still has time to attack the people he sees as his true enemy, the dreamers.

He observed that these dreamers are so “Americanized” that “their car horns play Taylor Swift.”

 

What’s Happening Now:

Maher made come comments that many called controversial, although there were also those who thought he just said what needed to be said.

“These places that got flooded, like Texas, okay, they have a low tax base,” Maher said on his show “Real Time” on Friday. “So, the federal government bails them out. Their governors, their legislators they don’t believe in climate science.

“It seems like the responsible folks in this country, the people who pay a little more taxes and the people who believe in climate change are bailing out the people who hate government, except when they need government when they’re in trouble,” he continued. “That seems a little unfair.”

And he’s right. The GOP has historically been full of climate change deniers, people who are willing to ignore evidence, and push their heads in the sand whenever the consequences of their actions come around.

Luckily, some Republicans seem to be waking up.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was a guest on Jake Tapper’s “State of the Union” segment on CNN where he challenged Trump on quite a few topics such as the budget, immigrants, and climate change.

“There is things happening with the climate in the world that is unprecedented,” McCain stated after being asked why Republicans were climate change deniers.

McCain then went on to say that nuclear power needs to be looked at more seriously for the future of our planet.

“It’s the cleanest, cheapest, in many ways, source of power,” he said. “We have to understand that the climate may be changing and we can take commonsense measures which will not harm the American people.”

It’s good to see more Republicans starting to realize what needs to be done, and that we need to start listening to scientists instead of politicians.

Watch Maher’s segment here:

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