Liberal comedian Bill Maher returned to his popular HBO show following a two-week hiatus after he tested positive for the coronavirus and unloaded on his fellow celebrities.
On Friday’s edition of “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the host skewered the celebs who are running for political offices for which they have no experience or qualifications as “malignant narcissists” in a blistering rant on the New Rules segment of the show.
Maher is referring to former Olympic hero, reality television star, and celebrated transgender Caitlyn Jenner who aspires to the next governor of California, and actor Matthew McConaughey who has set his sights on the Texas governor’s mansion.
Neither has ever held political office before and if low information voters are starstruck enough to elect them, both states would be destined for disaster, and to his credit, Maher understands this.
After getting his cheap shots at former President Donald J. Trump out of the way, Maher criticized the two celebs as well as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and actor Randy Quaid, best known as Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Someone must explain why celebrities running for high office is a recurring nightmare we can't seem to shake. Did we all not just witness the cautionary tale named Donald Trump? The last 4 years was a warning, not an inspiration. pic.twitter.com/6WYi2MaLey
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) May 29, 2021
According to Maher; “Someone must explain why celebrities running for high office is a recurring nightmare we cannot seem to shake,” he said, “The Rock, Caitlyn Jenner, Matthew McConaughey, Randy Quaid, they all have suggested lately that when it comes to running the country that they have what it takes, and they do, malignant narcissism.”
Maher pointed out that running a state like California requires more than just being a character in a reality TV show; “I’m sure Caitlyn Jenner is a nice person, but as California governor, she would be in charge of the nation’s fifth-largest economy, based on her qualifications of being a background character in a reality show not about her,” he said, referring to the hit reality television show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
Maher added; “Governing is a difficult nuanced job with people’s livelihoods at stake,” he said. “Perhaps you’ve noticed that things in America are a little different these last five months. That’s because there are people in charge who spent their formative years not on a sound stage but studying the stuff you need to know to be effective on the world stage.” Not missing a chance to shill for Democrats and Joe Biden.
He then turned to the aspiring Texas governor; “Matthew McConaughey is I’m sure also a lovely person but when he says he’s considering a run for governor in Texas, I must say that’s not alright, alright, alright.”
— Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) May 29, 2021
McConaughey previewed how he would govern the Lone Star State if elected when he defended forced masking. In an appearance on the Carlos Watson Show, the actor said “I’m not believing you’re really scared of this little cotton thing. I don’t really feel that takes away your identity and your freedom,” adding. “There’s no data that says it’s not a good thing. No data that says it’s harmful.” Putting him in ideological alignment with Nancy Pelosi.
Like other liberals, the actor has criticized Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ending of the state’s mask mandate; “My reaction to that is, I was a little dumbfounded by the decision,” He said. “I understand ‘go back to work.’ What I did not understand was ‘pull the mask mandate.’
He added; “It’s not the mask we’re afraid of, c’mon. It’s the word ‘mandate.’ Let’s not let the word ‘mandate’ get in the way of practical use of this little tool called a mask. It’s just a small inconvenience today for more freedom tomorrow,”
Such uninformed beliefs only serve to confirm Maher’s conclusion that “It’s not that they are actors, it’s that they are not professionals in this other field called government.”
Americans have become so infatuated with celebrities that millions are now incapable of drawing the distinction between fantasy and reality and unfortunately, those are the people who would vote for the likes of Jenner and McConaughey to their own detriment.
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