"I like him, he's a nice guy, but he's another in my basket of f—ing idiots," Maher said on Real Time. Silverman, who guested on Friday's episode, echoed that statement before laying into the so-called Bernie Bros. "I voted, and I believe you did, in 2000 for Ralph Nader. But this is not that kind of time," she told the host. "He wasn't an idiot, but he also wasn't gonna win. We wanted to vote with our conscience. It was a mistake."
Silverman denounced the boisterous Bernie supporters during the Democratic National Convention earlier this year." Can I just say to the 'Bernie or Bust' people, you're being ridiculous," she said on stage.
"There's no one more Bernie than me," she assured the host. "I'm so inspired everyday by Bernie Sanders. The good news is, people who change the world are almost never the president. So we don't have him for four years, we have him forever. Is that so bad to settle for?"
But to the "Bernie or Bust" voters, here's what she had to say: "Bernie needs an ally in office, that's why I don't understand these 'Bernie or Bust' people. You know? I don't know what their long game is. I don't know what their perfect dream scenario is. Earnestly I'm asking, or am I being obtuse? But it seems it'd be good to have an ally in office."
Of course, she didn't leave Trump unscathed: "Trump is the product of a long tradition of pointing at other people and accusing them of doing what you're doing."
Below is the whole video.
From Entertainment Weekly, October 1 by Nick Romano.
Addendum. The biggest reason you shouldn't vote for Gary Johnson is because you are voting for Hillary, but if you know someone who is, this is why they shouldn't vote for Johnson (and this would be true even if Trump wouldn't benefit by a Johnson vote).
If you lean liberal and...
If you believe college should be tuition-free:
Johnson disagrees. "I would not believe that colleges or universities should be free," he toldProCon.org in June. "They would be too expensive from a federal standpoint. If states want to do that of course, that's their prerogative. But should they be free? No, they shouldn't be free."
If you're against big money in politics, and specifically Citizens United:
Johnson says corporations should give as much money as they want, as often as they choose, to whomever they please. "I think it [Citizens United] comes under the First Amendment, that they should be able to contribute as much money as they want," he told The New American in 2012. (He reiterated that sentiment this year.)
If you think the minimum wage is too low:
Johnson thinks this is a "non-issue" – because, as the Libertarian nominee has wrongly claimed, hardly anyone works for minimum wage. Here's how he put it on HuffPost Live earlier this year: "Minimum wage, look, I think [everyone is] missing the boat. Why doesn't he raise it to $75 an hour? Well, of course he can't raise it to $75 an hour because then prices would go way up and nobody would be able to afford to hire anybody. 'Oh, I see $75 is too high but $10.10 is just the right number?' How do you arrive at that? Why not let the marketplace arrive at that? And I just think it's much to do – minimum wage is much to do about nothing. I mean, nobody works for minimum wage [anyway]... [Just] showing up on time and wearing clean clothes gets you way above the minimum wage."
If you're against fracking:
While Johnson admits fracking is an incredibly inefficient and environmentally destructive form of energy extraction, he thinks we ought to be doing more of it. "I have spoken to my former environmental secretary," he tells ProCon.org, "and what he says regarding fracking is that it's only 10% effective, that there are environmental concerns, and that he believes that more research needs to be done on fracking. Number one, it could become much more effective, meaning it could have a much higher yield. So it sounds very pragmatic to me, but that would be where I'm at."
If you're against the TPP:
Johnson doesn't really know the specifics of the trade deal, but he supports it nonetheless. "My understanding is that it is more free trade than not. Is it a perfect document? Based upon what I understand it is not, but I could not tell you what the specifics are for why that's not the case other than that it's better than nothing given the current state of trade. So I would be in support of TPP." (All three of his rivals – Clinton, Trump and Jill Stein – are against the deal.)
If.you're against the Keystone XL pipeline:
Speaking of details, when Johnson last publicly discussed the Keystone XL, in 2012, he also didn't have a firm grasp on those pertaining to the pipeline – a project later spiked by the Obama administration, and which Trump has vowed to revive. Nevertheless, he said he would support it. "I completely support the Keystone Pipeline if it's not an issue of the government implementing eminent domain to procure right of ways… I really don't understand where the regulatory hurdles are... I would certainly remove the regulatory hurdles," he said.
If you support paid medical and family leave:
"I would be opposed to that," Johnson told ProCon.org earlier this year.
If you think we should have virtually any reasonable restrictions on the purchase and ownership of guns:
"I don't believe there should be any restrictions when it comes to firearms. None," he said to Slate in 2011. When asked by the site iSideWith.com this spring, "Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?" Johnson said, "No, only for criminals and the mentally ill." In aJune interview with CNN, he elaborated on his thoughts about keeping guns out of the hands of individuals with mental illnesses, proposing a hotline as a possible solution, above policy changes. "We're not looking to roll back anything, but with regard to keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, with regard to keeping guns out of the hands of potential terrorists, Bill [Weld] talked about establishing a 1,000-person task force to potentially address that – look, a hotline? We should be open to these discussions," he said.
If you think the Affordable Care Act serves an important purpose, and you'd like to see it preserved:
In 2011, Johnson swore he would repeal Obamacare. "I would do everything I could to repeal President Obama's health care plan. I think that very simply we can't afford it," Johnson said. "The long-term solution to health care is a free market approach to health care. And by the way, health care in this country is about as far removed from free market as it possibly could be."
Most of all, YOU SHOULDN"T VOTE FOR GARY JOHNSON, because he is a F- - -KING IDIOT!!!
Here's Bernie's Weigh In.
Today, even Bill Weld has jumped off the leaky Johnson rowboat. He says he is "not sure anybody is more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States." Then he said, he "gives up" but he will do anything to "stop a Trump Presidency." If that isn't jumping off the rowboat, do I have a boat to sell you.
October 5, 2016