Bill Maher Blasts Petty Clinton, Sanders Supporters: They’ll Lead to the ‘Death of Liberals’ (Video)

Most people are aware that Bill Maher is a Bernie Sanders supporter. Though he’s also someone who, while he prefers Sanders, would still vote for Clinton if she were the nominee. He understands this nation faces a very bleak future if we allow a Republican to win in November. He also understands that it’s possible to like both candidates, but simply have a preference for one over the other.



This is something I’ve been saying for months. While I’m a Hillary Clinton supporter, I’ve repeatedly stated I’ll gladly vote for Bernie Sanders if he wins the nomination. In my eyes, we’re picking between two solid candidates. Ultimately, my goal isn’t simply to see a specific candidate get elected, it’s to make damn sure Republicans don’t win back the White House in 2016. Because if that happens, I really don’t think many folks grasp just how bad that’s going to be for this country.

Well, despite the incredible importance of this election, there has been a faction of Bernie Sanders supporters commonly known as “Bernie or bust” people. These are folks who’ve said that if Sanders doesn’t win the nomination, they’ll either write him in, vote for the Green Party candidate or not vote at all. Hell, I’ve even encountered some self-identified “liberals” who’ve said they’ll vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

Furthermore, over the last few weeks (seemingly in response to the “Bernie or bust” crowd) there’s been a growing sentiment within some Clinton supporters that they won’t support Sanders if he becomes the nominee.

That’s asinine logic by each group of supporters considering, whether they like it or not, they both need each other.

Needless to say, this has led to a seemingly never-ending back and forth between the two groups of supporters – especially online.

Well, Bill Maher dedicated the ending of his show on Friday night to addressing the stupidity of those on the left who’ve vowed not to support the eventual Democratic nominee.

“On their website [the Bernie or bust group], they say they’re revolting against the plutocracy,” Maher said. “No, actually you’ll be helping elect a plutocrat who’s revolting.”

Maher also slammed the Bernie supporters who flooded Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook page with negative, hateful comments following Super Tuesday. These particular people were upset because she’s chosen to stay neutral during the primary instead of giving in to their demands that she endorse Bernie Sanders.

Though he did slam Clinton supporters for trying to constantly paint Bernie Sanders as a sexist.



But ultimately he went after each group for wasting so much time battling each other over fairly petty, stupid things when there are legitimately dangerous Republican candidates running for president that we should all be focusing on.

“There are real enemies out there. Have you seen a Republican debate? The zombies are in the mall,” Maher said. “This is gonna be the death of liberals: this nit-picky intramural attacking of friends for insufficient purity, compulsively cleaning up that corner of the room that’s already quite clean, while there are giant piles of sh*t everywhere else.”

And he’s absolutely right.

If a Republican is elected this November, we’re going to see health care reform completely undone; gay rights rolled back; abortion rights attacked; any progress we’ve made on climate change completely undone; and quite possibly give someone like Donald Trump or Ted Cruz 3-4 Supreme Court Justice nominations.

So, when Maher says these “my candidate or bust” people are going to lead to the death of liberalism – he’s not really exaggerating. If Republicans win this November, not only will they undo a lot of the progress that took us decades to achieve – but they’re likely going to put in place their own policies that set progressives (and our country as a whole) back a generation or more. To be honest, if a Republican wins this November, I’m really not sure if we’ll ever be able to fully recover from the damage that they’ll most certainly do.

We cannot let that happen.

Watch the video below via HBO:





Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Cherry Gray

    I’m just not seeing Hillary supporters saying they won’t vote for Bernie in the way I’ve been seeing the Bernie-bots railing against Hillary and the DNC. They’re infected with the “I hate Hillary just because” disease that began being spread by the right 25 years ago — and they don’t see where/how their thinking got infiltrated. It’s a powerful misogyny.

    • VilcaAmazon

      1) referring to Bernie supporters as “bots” increases the divide. Grow up, stop name calling, 2) there are serious concerns about Hillary’s donor base, her support for Wall Street, big business and war, please address these, and stop reiterating DNCdogma that Bernie supporters believe 25 Yeats of GOP rhetoric or are automatically misogynist. Hillary supporters are just dismissive in the same way that Hillary is. 3) learn to engage in conversation whoever you support it is the only way or we are ALL doomed.

      • tracey marie

        Nonsense and babble.. We are doomed if you bots decide to throw atemper tantrum and sit home.

    • shaun h

      Whoopie. It’s a lot easier to go from supporting a piece of shit to supporting a great, once in a lifetime candidate.

      Of course it doesn’t work going in the other direction.

      • Nae Bikklie

        @shaun h: Bernie would disappoint you too; you’re building him up to be a god.

      • shaun h

        He’s a once in a lifetime candidate, Hillary is a piece of shit.

      • Nae Bikklie

        I’m voting for Bernie, but you give his supporters a bad name. Go join a cult.

      • shaun h

        “I’m voting for Bernie, but” Is the mating call of the Hillbot tribe.

      • Nae Bikklie

        Let me put this in terms you can understand: Bernie is a once in a lifetime candidate. YOU are a piece of shit. Get it now?

      • shaun h

        #BernItUpOrBurnItDown

      • The Klandidate

        go away and come back when your balls drop.

      • shaun h

        No, I’m not. I’m identifying a once in a life time candidate and a great man.

        I can understand why morally deficient voters who would vote for a morally deficient candidate would think that ‘godlike’, but that’s not the case.

      • tracey marie

        and that is why you are a bernie-bot. unicorns farting rainbows is what bernie offers

      • shaun h

        Zero substance, the hallmark of a shillbot.

      • A “great man” who has spent 25 years on the fringe of the establishment, yet hasn’t accomplished very much in all that time, except pissing off both D’s and R’s in Congress or the Senate, by spreading his holier than thou B.S. against all of them.

      • shaun h

        Amendment King.

        Hillary has accomplished nothing.

      • The Klandidate

        You are seriously lost if you believe the garbage you posted. Grow up kid.

      • The Klandidate

        Certainly not a once in a lifetime candidate. You need some patience. There is a winnable long game, but you have to participate in it.

      • shaun h

        Once in a lifetime candidate. Nominate sHillary and I vote against the DLC controlled Democratic candidates all the way down the ticket.

      • The Klandidate

        I get it, you are too young to know what it’s like to bet on a loser. Get over yourself ‘bud’. Seriously, this is not the time, and your reference to Hillary really proves you don’t have a clue what you are talking about or have a concern for this country. Your idealism concerning Bernie, while noble, is shortsighted. Stop being a douche

      • shaun h

        Nope. I just know that he is going to fight for the policies that I want. And that we the people will have to fight congress to get those things through.

        sHIllary, on the other hand, will continue to destroy the working class in this country.

      • The Klandidate

        No offense bud, but he is unelectable. I love the guy but he has no chance in a general election. None. You don’t understand the wide swath of American voters if you think he does.

        The title “Socialist” will turn away the majority of swing voters as well as many center-left voters. It just will. Repubs are laughing at the thought of having him as the person they might run against and I agree. It would be a joke and a blowout loss. The 2nd and 3rd order effects would destroy the Democratic party for 25 years. You can bank on that. The term “socialist” has to be repaired before anyone associating themselves with that title will ever stand a chance.

      • shaun h

        sHillary will turn out more voters against her than Sanders will, ‘bud’.

    • SageFeldemeyer

      I am a supporter of Bernie Sanders~not a Bernie-bot, whatever that means. I don’t thing of myself as a misogynist or self-hating woman for not supporting Hillary. I think Hillary is much too tied to the banksters and Wall Street, and that is a problem. We do need an economic revolution, the current corporatocracy is killing us!

      • Sneaky Bernie has been passively aggressively spreading those B.S. “tied to wall Street” myths that have been perpetuated by the Reich Wing for 25+ years, and FAR too many of Bernie’s fans are eating them up, and even worse, regurgitating those LIES, themselves. Wake UP, B.S.ers – you’re being manipulated by both Bernie AND the GOP.

      • strayaway

        Time to take your head out of the sand. Over her political career, Hillary’s largest campaign supporters in order are Emily’s List, Citigroup Inc., DLA Piper, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and Morgan Stanley. That information is available on opensecrets(dot)com. 15 of the top 20 contributors to Bernie Sanders over his career, in comparison, have been labor unions. Hillary and Bernie are beholden to entirely different masters.

        “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
        I took the one less traveled by,
        And that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost

    • The Klandidate

      Agreed. It is that kind “purity” test imposed by Sanders supporters that gave us Dumbya Bush and 8 years of disaster from ’01 – ’08.

      Al Gore wasn’t good enough for them in 2000 and Hillary isn’t good enough for them now. If they don’t wise up America will be the laughing stock of the world and be totally destroyed by a moronic GOP loon.

  • Chris Hope

    Bill’s doesn’t need to worry about Democrats. Almost all of them will vote blue in Nov. The problem is Bernie appeals to a lot of independents and many of them are just not going to be voting at all if their guy doesn’t win. Not much we can do about it.

    • shaun h

      Was a Democrat. Done with that after this. Bill? Stabbed us in the back. Obama? Stabbed us in the back.

      Bye bye America, you’ll never recover from total Wall Street control.

  • shaun h

    No, a Clinton administration will lead to the death of progressivism.

    She’s garbage and anybody who shills for her is garbage.

    • Mj M

      Grow up. I’m reading this thread and keep seeing your trollish comments. You are a simply a low-information, angry white man whose hatred for Hillary usurps your pseudo-progressive claims. Sanders would disavow you.

      • shaun h

        Yes, you speak for Sanders even though Sanders is running against your Queen. Shut up.

      • Mj M

        Trump is calling you.

      • shaun h

        #HillaryMadeTrump

      • shaun h

        Trump is working for Clinton

      • shaun h

        Test me on any political subject. 😉

    • Nae Bikklie

      What a crybaby. Enough with the black and white thinking and idealistic aversion to compromise. You’ll never be satisfied and no one cars. Welcome to the real world.

      • shaun h

        I’m not voting for Hillary, only a bully thinks he or she has a right to tell other people how to vote.

  • Brian

    Your division and willingness to riot lile a bunch of chimps will guarantee a Trump win and a better America. Thank you Democrats, for letting everyone see how petty you are. Oh and Cruz is on your side too. His supporters are jumping ship for Trump.
    Your retarded little stunt in Chicago last night might have just unified Republican voters. Thanks again for helping the conservative cause.

    • Nae Bikklie

      I LOVE that you (and other Trump supporters) think like this. Please please please nominate Trump so we can have a Democratic president and Senate.

      • Brian

        Democrats aren’t voting. So far more people have voted for Trump than both Dem candidates combined in the primary.

      • Nae Bikklie

        Well, we’re just deciding between two reasonable candidates. Don’t worry, I think Trump will inspire a lot more to come out when it’s time.

      • Brian

        Democrats aren’t voting because your two candidated are a communist radical and a power hungry, war mongering liar under a federal investigation for treason. Proportionately, more Republicans are voting than ever. Could it be that blue collar democrats are jumping ship?

      • SageFeldemeyer

        Communist radical~here we go from the blighted-right~with, Foxified mess. You profess to not know the difference between a Democratic-Socialist and a communist. Big Difference! War~mongering~guess what, your fascist Donnie wants to the ‘strongest military ever and water boarding’…..sickening and dangerous level of purposeful ignorance. Shame on you! Oh and check out the three (latest) law suits against Trump U. Trump bilked the students who attended the ‘faux’ Trump U, out of hundreds of thousands of dollars!

      • tracey marie

        man you tRump sycophants lie as easily as ole orangutan tRump

      • The Klandidate

        Up the meds little fella. LMAO

      • SageFeldemeyer

        Symptom that the country is so desperate and dumbed~down that an unqualified authoritarian with very questionable business practices is bringing people to the polls~in droves. Think Germany, 1930s. Chilling!

      • strayaway

        Demonstrators being strong armed at Trump rallies is reminiscent of behavior seen at Hitler rallies. On the other hand, Hillary’s hawkish votes as Senator and her policies as Secretary of State were often reminiscent of Hitler’s military and foreign policies. Credit is due Hillary’s campaign, however, for keeping Hillary campaign posters out of the Chicago assault on Trump supporters’ freedom to assemble while Bernie’s supporters tainted themselves.

      • The Klandidate

        Really? What are you babbling about? So she votes with repubs a couple of time and she is “Hitler”. Are you calling all other repubes “Hitler” as well? Did you call the entire Bush admin “Hitler”? I hope so, otherwise you would be hypocritical.

        But, make sure you vote Democrat. We all know there is not one single GOP candidate even remotely qualified. Am I right?

      • strayaway

        Tell that to people in Libya, Ukraine, and Syria whose economies and stability have been destroyed or to the millions of refugees having to flee from the outcome of Hillary’s foreign policy or to the Europeans having to deal with them. Tell that to fellow Americans whom SOS Hillary’s policies have dragged back into a renewed cold war with Russia. Among Republicans, Hillary is eclipsed only by McCain and a few other neocons in her hawkish foreign policies. Trump seems like a dove in comparison. Don’t forget that Hitlary even voted to give away her congressional power to declare war to Bush to decide whether to wage war on Iraq. Congressman Sanders did not. He voted “no” to such an outrage.

      • The Klandidate

        Oh you bet…..LMAO….got those rose colored GOP glasses on again today I see. Christ….what a dumas

      • strayaway

        Go ahead, tell us what a good move it was for Hillary to relinquish her congressional power and let Bush take us to war in Iraq or how much her Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Ukraine initiatives have worked out for the US. I thought all the stupid neocon moves belonged to some Republicans but Hillary has shown a few neocon moves of her own.

      • The Klandidate

        Please take a look at what republicans think of Hillary one more time:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHkWO3FnNFo

      • The Klandidate

        Just throwing feces at the wall to see what sticks today, huh? LMAO

      • strayaway

        You seem unable to answer my question. Hillary has more bad Republican notes than almost any Republican although I do think McCain edges her out. Even the mega-banks like her better than most Republicans . Over her career, Hillary has raise $3.1B (thats’s a “B”, not an “M”) in campaign contributions, speeches ($675,000 for three speeches to Goldman Sachs alone), and contributions to her family foundation. Even McCain can’t match that.

      • The Klandidate

        You’ve never asked an intelligent or relevant question.

      • strayaway

        My question was, “tell us what a good move it was for Hillary to relinquish her congressional power and let Bush take us to war in Iraq or how much her Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Ukraine initiatives have worked out for the US.”

      • The Klandidate

        Sure seems like banks think the economy functions better with adults in charge though. Am I right?

      • strayaway

        Haha, You link the banksters with Hillary. Thanks for making my point. They certainly aren’t supporting Bernie.

      • The Klandidate

        I’m glad you support Bernie. I like him too. Just make sure you vote Democrat.

      • strayaway

        I might vote for Bernie in the primary. Voting for Bernie in the primary to keep Hillary out might be far more important that the nuances between Cruz and Trump. However, I can’t justify voting for either Democrat in the general election as they both ignore the 10th Amendment, don’t seem to understand supply and demand, and for a host of other reasons. I’ve voted for 3rd party presidential candidates in 5 of the last 7 elections and might well do so again if Bernie is the Democratic choice. Bernie might be an economic dunce but at least he isn’t evil incarnate.

      • The Klandidate

        “Nuances” between Cruz and Rump? LMAO You lost me a nuance….

      • strayaway

        From a Democratic perspective the differences between Cruz and trump might seem like nuances. E.g., which will build a higher wall? The difference between Bernie and his warmongering corporatist opponent are greater.

      • The Klandidate

        Don’t worry sweetie, you are still pretty.

      • The Klandidate

        I’ll let Republicans tell you about Hillary Clinton:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHkWO3FnNFo

      • tracey marie

        that is untrue.

      • The Klandidate

        LMAO. You are living in a fantasy land.

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    • NoCalDataDiva

      Because disrupting Herr Trump’s rally in protest of his inciting people to violence during them is SO retarded…

      • Brian

        Trump incited no violence. What happened was a bunch of communist radicals, black supremacists, and illegal immigrants stormes into a politicak rally, harassed and assaulted Trump supporters, disturbed the peace, stormes the stage, and started a riot when security dragged them out. That’s what’s retarded. What’s next, jumping voters at the polls? Several t-shirts in the crowd stated it was. How about the Trump is a rapist and murderer signs?

      • NoCalDataDiva

        Where have you been? Trump has been explicitly encouraging his followers to physically assault all protesters, peaceful or not, and they have followed suit. He has promised to pay the legal fees of anyone arrested for assaulting people, and has looked on as a black woman who had only come to hear what he had to say, was punched and pummeled by the crowd as she was removed.

      • Brian

        Bullshit on all counts with you blatantly ignoring the other side of the story.

      • SageFeldemeyer

        Honey, you are the master of denial and complete BS!

      • tracey marie

        The other side of the “story” is tRump is a fascist and his followers are dumbasses

      • Nae Bikklie

        You can’t spell. The uneducated are more likely to support Trump; you’re helping to prove this.

      • Brian

        Attacking grammar and spelling is the last resort of a weak mind.

      • Nae Bikklie

        You’re the expert in that department so I’ll take your word for it. Just promise to keep supporting Trump no matter what.

      • tracey marie

        or…tRump was right, he loves his poorly educated sycophants

      • strayaway

        Since Democrats threw US workers overboard to make room for foreign interests, corporate profits, and perversity, poorly educated US workers have drifted into the embrace of Trump. Even your post sneers at US workers calling them “poorly educated sycophants”.

      • tracey marie

        why are Americans poor;ly educated, are their no schools they may attend, no trade schools? I channeled your hero trump, let’s not lie and deflect.

      • strayaway

        According to the 10th amendment, schooling is mostly a state or private function. I realize that’s unfair, because no Democrat at the federal level will even acknowledge the 10th Amendment.

        Leaving that aside, it isn’t because we don’t fund schools with enough money. More money is spent on US students than by any other country whose students do laps around our students with exceptions like paying Finnish teachers very well. Washington DC spends $29,349 per student, higher than any state, yet its students perform poorly. The Obamas chose to send their daughters to a private school as an acknowledgement that public schools weren’t performing well there.

        Perhaps, federal intervention is even hurting students by siphoning education money off to Washington DC to enrich bureaucrats instead of helping students. Or maybe they come up with funny math that that removes parents from the educational infrastructure. California is an interesting example though of what happens when liberals take over education. Common core, required sex ed, and bi-lingual education, for instance, all eat away at math and reading skills because time and money are diverted. California, has gone from having one of the top public education systems to being a spot or two above Mississippi.

        You wrongly assume I like Trump. I don’t trust him and don’t like many of the things he says and does. Ron Paul would be my ideal candidate and someone like Kucinich, Nader, or Bernie would suffice if I had to pick someone for Democrats. It’s just that Hillary, based on her foreign policy and civil liberties record, is more of a fascist than Trump.

      • tracey marie

        more teabag babble

      • strayaway

        More vacuous namecalling.

    • SageFeldemeyer

      Anyone who ‘jumps ship for Demagogue~Don’ had very thin support for Bernie. Donald is a pathological liar, unqualified fascist. “Retarded little stunt?” OK with you when Trump’s supporters sucker punch a protestor; OK, when fascist Trump tells his supporters he’d like ‘punch someone out.’ NO, it’s not. Trump is inciting people to violence~the guy is a dangerous menace.

    • The Klandidate

      “Chimps”? Racist much? Can you be any dumber?

  • Brian

    Your division and willingness to riot lile a bunch of chimps will guarantee a Trump win and a better America. Thank you Democrats, for letting everyone see how petty you are. Oh and Cruz is on your side too. His supporters are jumping ship for Trump.
    Your retarded little stunt in Chicago last night might have just unified Republican voters. Thanks again for helping the conservative cause.

  • Juggernuts

    Bill Maher has a point. As a Bernie supporter, I can’t bear the thought of Trump in the White House. If Clinton wins, nut it up and vote for her.

    Ugh. I know. Just remind yourself it can always be worse. Like, Benito Mussolini worse.

    • shaun h

      Vote who you want and I’ll vote who I want.

  • DoYouLikeMyChins?

    Billary is going down. #makeamericagreatagain. Donald John Trump 2016 BABY.

    GOD BLESS George Zimmerman, Officer Wilson and NYPD. True American HEROS. Justice was SERVED BABY.

    Chris Christie- VP 2016. Killing and Grilling BABY.

    • SageFeldemeyer

      Fantasy Land. Chris Christy~Mr. Disgraced!!! HA! If you are blessing the sick George Zimmermann, then you might as well call yourself another “White Supremacist” for Demagogue~Don!

  • Robert Reynolds

    Bill Maher is wrong. It’s not the “my candidate or bust” people who are killing liberalism. It’s the DNC (and other elected Democrats). You can’t insult people then expect them to vote for you. The DNC and Clintons have been disrespectful of Bernie (and his followers) from the beginning of the primaries: the debate schedule, the super delagates declaring before listening to the voters, calling Bernie a sexist (come on, Bernie a sexist?), Hillary suggesting that being female is a criteria for being president (now that’s sexist), and on and on.

    If Hillary wins the primary then loses the election in November, only the DNC and the Democrats are to blame for not welcoming the many voters that Bernie brought to their door. You have to earn peoples votes; you can’t just expect them to vote for you by default. I hope it’s not too late; we need those votes in November (and two years late to win back the House and Senate).

    If the Democrats want to garner all possible votes they must treat all candidates equally. This has not happened and they are driving away potential voters for years to come.

    When the primaries began I intended to support whichever candidate won the primary. After watching the DNC’s behavior (and other Democrats), I’m not sure I can support Hillary. The stumbling block for me is her refusal to release the speech transcripts. Transparency has to be insisted on. The voters need to see this information. The DNC has not stepped forward to support the voters.

    The voters are not killing liberalism. The Democratic Party is. I hope they gain their senses before it’s too late.

    • tracey marie

      translation…I am having a bernie bot temper tantrums, lying and whining because the majority of voters are chooseing Hillary.