Comic Bill Maher has some advice for Democrats. 
“Ease up on the identity politics,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead” on Tuesday.
“They pulled off quite a neat trick in 2016. They made white people ― who are still the majority in this country ― feel like a minority, or at least enough of them to swing the election,” said the host of HBO’s “Real Time.” “Make sure you look like you represent everybody, including the majority.”
Later in the conversation, Tapper brought up Maher’s interview with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) last week, whom Maher had teasingly called “Pocahontas,” in an echo of President Donald Trump’s insults.
“Do you think when the president calls her that, that it’s an ethnic slur?” Tapper asked.  

“Technically, yes. Should we get that upset about it? Of course not. This is, again, one of the problems the Democrats have is that they obsess about things like Halloween costumes and the name of the Washington Redskins, and there’s millions of people in this country who are saying, ‘How about a little bit more of “I’m going to get your job back”?’ That’s why they listened to a con man about that.”

Maher also said Democrats need to have a message in 2020.
“‘At least we’re not crazy’ didn’t work,” he said. “I think you need something more.” 
See the full interview above.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
read whole article

Related Links

  1. Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas
  2. Bill Maher: Democrats Must Ditch Pet Causes To Stop 'Infection' Of Trump
  3. Bill Maher Calls On Democrats To 'Stop Being So Nice'
  4. Donald Trump and the Rise of White Identity in Politics
  5. Fake news poses threat to British politics warns Labour
  6. US election: Democrats' chair steps aside amid email row
  7. Top House Democrats Demand FBI Inquiry Into Trump Team's Alleged Link To Email Hack
  8. Democrats Are Not Very Excited About The Future Of Their Party
  9. The Trump/Republican Agenda Can Be Blocked By Senate Democrats, If The Resistance Makes Them
  10. Democrats Are Walking A Careful Line In Criticism Of Trump’s Syria Strike