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Bill Maher Compares “National Divorce” Concept To Ireland’s Partition On ‘Real Time’


Last night on HBO‘s Real Time with Bill Maher, the host celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by comparing America’s “national divorce” concept, promoted by the likes of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, to Ireland’s partition in the 1920’s.

He noted the parallels between the religious hatred that ignited politics in Ireland prior to its divide and the conflict between Democrats and Republicans in today’s United States.

“You can’t think about the Irish without thinking about the division,” Maher said while referencing “The Troubles” that occurred on the Irish island. Now, the same political strife is occurring here in America, he noted. “We used to pray for the nation. Now each side prays the other side doesn’t destroy the nation.”

Maher then pointed the finger at former President Donald Trump for fueling the hatred, reading excerpts from a recent CPAC speech he gave. He joked that it was “big talk from a guy who can’t even shut up his girlfriends.”

He noted, however: “That’s where we are. Your fellow citizens aren’t just wrong. They are heretics that have to be destroyed.”

The comedian then mentioned that one-third of voters agree with MTG about America needing a national divorce between red and blue states. “She is playing with the kind of fire that made Northern Ireland a living hell,” said Maher.

“Just voicing this idea is dangerous,” he insisted. “It reinforces the idea that you can’t talk to “those people.”

Maher then explained how separating Americans into two countries is not as simple as one might think. There are conservatives who think the wall is “stupid” but support stronger borders, Republicans who support gay marriage, RINOs, liberals who don’t agree with defunding the police, and many more examples where views might clash even within a united province.

“Seems like we need a lot more new countries,” Maher said. “Or we could just stick with the one.”

He concluded by saying you can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not for the whole “United” part of “United States.”

He suggested that “On this St. Patty’s Day, let’s take that whole ‘we’re all Irish on St. Patty’s Day’ thing and replace it with ‘we’re all Americans every day’.”

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