Everything you said. Exactly. What set me off was he told his audience on Friday that liberals who care about things like the name of the Redskins are the reason Trump won the election.
First off, we didn’t really lose the election. As Greg Palast has tried to tell anyone who will listen, we had millions of people of color purged from the voter rolls before the votes were even cast. This was done using Cross Check. There were more people cast off the voter rolls in states Hillary lost to Trump by small margins than her loss margin.
So, Maher is just being an ass to not recognize the manipulation of the election in and of itself. He chooses to use this illegitimate loss to score political points on his pet issue which is getting to say whatever he wants without any social norms or mores being applied to the language. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is one of those white people who doesn’t understand why he can’t use the n-word.
[Update 2017]: I just had to come back here and insert the news headline about Maher using the word
Bill Maher says his use of the N-word on live TV was "not a racist mistake"
Comedian Bill Maher was quick to apologize in June after he faced widespread criticism for using the 'N word' in an…
I used to think he was funny. I increasingly think he’s an adolescent. Not unlike Trump in many ways. Trump wants to say whatever he wants without being called on it, too.