Maher began the show’s panel discussion by facing a factional battle between Democrat members over a $ 1.5 trillion bilateral infrastructure bill and a $ 3.5 billion bill, noting how left-wing members of the party are “too crazy.” At the cinema and Manchin for not supporting him.
“They are angry at them because they are not progressive enough – forgetting that they were elected just because they are not progressive! They are restrained,” Maher said.
“They just got elected because they’re not progressive! They’re moderate!”
“My question is: do you become a better person by spending more money? Or a bigger medium?” Maher asked. “And maybe these two, Cinema and Manchin … have more of their thumb on the pulse of the average Democrat in the country.”
During his initial solo experiment, Maher noticed that the Congress avoided a government shutdown by constantly passing resolutions and cheering from the audience.
“Are you happy? Because we did it until December 3. That’s what they did!” Maher responded. “It’s like putting duct tape on your shower nozzle unless you call a plumber.”
The HBO star slammed the “chicken fool, chicken game” between Democrats and Republicans, and “forced the Democrats to back down at the last minute.”
“Nancy Pelosi blinked, which is new in itself,” Maher said.