In an interview with NBC News this past Sunday, Bill Maher said that GOP voters are “just corporate America’s useful idiots."
"I understand why the one percent — the richest one percent — vote Republican,” the liberal comedian told Harry Smith on "Meet the Press.”
“They deserve those votes. You know what, they represent the richest one percent perfectly," he added. "Anybody else who does? Just corporate America’s useful idiots."
“Who are you most displeased with these days, Republicans or Democrats?” Smith asked.
“Oh, come on. Really? Seriously? Republicans,” Maher said. “In the last 20 years, it’s not really been a choice. They just drove the short bus to crazy town.”
Smith asked Maher how his comedy tour goes over in red states.
“Better than blue states even,” Maher said. “But there is an extra added excitement in a red state, in places where people don’t often see someone like me. There is not a place in America so red that I can’t get 3,000 screaming atheists to come see me — on a Sunday.”
“What’s wrong with us?” Smith asked, referring to Americans.
“Well, gosh, where to begin?” Maher responded. “Well, first of all we’re not very well informed. I mean, the political process; people used to take civics and they at least knew how the country worked.
“We have become a county where science is pooh-poohed,” he continued. “It’s another one of those things that has somehow become politicized. People never used to argue that much about science. We might argue about how we take these facts … but we didn’t argue about the facts themselves. That’s not true anymore.”