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Bill Maher slams AOC for dismissing critics of wokeness

Liberal comedian Bill Maher called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and issued her an invitation that he predicted she would refuse to accept.

What did Maher say?

Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time,” began his lengthy monologue by tearing into woke Democrats who are blaming racism and white supremacy for losses in elections this month, and slammed the Democratic Party’s messaging.

“You’re alienating a whole lot of people, particularly whites without a college degree, which is most of them in a country that is still 70% white. I’d say, ‘Do the math,’ but math is a form of white supremacy,” Maher joked.

After hitting the Democratic Party for several of their main messages, Maher then tore into Ocasio-Cortez. Maher invoked the back-and-forth between Democratic strategist James Carville and Ocasio-Cortez earlier this month. Carville blamed the Democratic Party’s election losses on “stupid wokeness,” but Ocasio-Cortez disagreed, saying only “older people” like Carville use the word “woke.”

“What?! This is a term folks like you brought out very recently, had been proudly displaying it every march since. Just last year, the Guardian declared ‘woke’ the ‘word of our era.’ I guess they didn’t get the memo from the ‘Mean Girls Club,'” Maher hit back.

“What a great strategy, never missing an opportunity to remind voters how lame and clueless and hopelessly uncool they are, especially since those are the ones who actually vote,” Maher continued. “But OK, fine. What word would you like us to use for the plainly insane excesses of the left that are not liberalism but something completely different? Because you can’t have that word ‘liberal’ from us and think it should cover things like canceling [Abraham] Lincoln, and teaching third-graders they’re oppressors. That’s all your new-think.”

Disproving what Ocasio-Cortez said in response to Carville, Maher said a “pertinent question” to ask is why the word “woke” went from a “rallying cry to a pejorative.”

“If the word only made you think of rational, deserved causes like teaching a less whitewashed version of American history, AOC would still want to own it,” Maher said. “But it’s a joke because it makes you think of people who wake up offended and take orders from Twitter. And their oversensitivity has grown tiresome.”

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That’s when Maher issued Ocasio-Cortez an invitation to appear on his show to discuss the issue, but predicted that will “never happen.”

“But that will probably never happen because Democrats don’t go anywhere these days where they’re not being pre-adored,” Maher said.

“And that’s my last bit of advice to them: Go where the ‘amen corner’ isn’t. Do Fox News. Be brave. Come here. Go everywhere,” he continued. “Winning is about expanding the electorate.”

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