Another famous liberal is turning his back on the radical Left.
Bill Maher has been associated with liberal causes for most of his life.
But now he sees the insanity of the Left, and he is taking woke Hollywood to task for their extremism.
Bill Maher has had a long and successful career as a comedian. For most of his career, he appealed primarily to liberal audiences.
He ripped on Republicans and supported Democrats. He attacked Fox News and appeared frequently on liberal stations like MSNBC.
But as the Left has become more and more extreme over the years, Maher has not moved with them.
Now he finds himself frequently bashing the new politically correct “woke” movement. He shreds them every time they attack free speech and refuses to adopt their made-up rules.
He also attacks the Left’s newfound embrace of socialism, embodied by politicians like Bernie Sanders and AOC, as well as many in Hollywood.
Recently, he had actor Sean Penn on his podcast, known as “Club Random.” And Maher didn’t hold back from going after Penn for his association with brutal communist dictators.
According to the Daily Caller, “Comedian and host of ‘Club Random’ podcast Bill Maher tore into actor Sean Penn for trying to defend former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.”
“Penn has long been an outspoken ‘friend’ of Chavez, once saying that those in U.S. media who smear Chavez should be punished.”
Chavez was an awful human being who had a brutal regime in Venezuela before his death in 2013. The article goes into the details of his reign of terror.
“Chavez rose to fame in 1992 after a failed coup. He was subsequently elected president in 1998 as a member of the Socialist Party. Under Chavez’s rule, the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves were significantly reduced while government debt more than doubled. Chavez also began ruling as an authoritarian, which only worsened the problems. Nicolas Maduro effectively established a dictatorship after Chavez’s death, building upon his predecessor’s consolidation of power.”
Chavez was exactly the type of tyrant that Americans despise. And in spite of Maher’s liberal leanings, he is still an American at heart, and hates communist dictators.
He went after Penn for his friendship with a monster. “Your friend ran a country that had enormous oil revenues,” Maher said. “Despite socialism, where the money should reach the people, that never happened.”
“You can’t really be defending Chavez from being corrupt with the oil money,” Maher continued.
He also hilariously referred to Chavez as Penn’s “boyfriend” due to their close friendship. “The inflation rate under your boyfriend Chavez was something like 27,000%.”
Maher’s defection from the Left is a clear sign that the woke movement is losing steam.
They have overreached and gone too far, and now many people who should be their allies are getting scared off by their radical ideology.
Now radical Left-wing Hollywood actors like Sean Penn know that when they cozy up to the worst people on the Left, they are going to get exposed for it.