Even prominent liberals think the handling of the migrant crisis in Democrat-run cities is “full of s–t.”
Self-styled “old-school liberal” Bill Maher has blasted progressive leaders of “woke” cities — including New York City — as being hypocritical in crying foul over the mass influx of asylum seekers.
The HBO host said that sanctuary cities have been “hoist with their own petard” by signaling that they welcome migrants, just to panic and complain when they actually get shipped in from overwhelmed border states.
“It’s just a good example of, ‘Could everybody just stop the posturing?’” Maher, 67, asked on his “Club Random” podcast Sunday as he addressed the spiraling humanitarian crisis.
“Don’t pretend that you love migrants so much and then when [border states] send them to you, you don’t like them.
“You know — you’re full of s–t and we can see that,” Maher said.
“Yeah, you liked them when it wasn’t your problem because you’re not a border state
“And then when they show up in Chicago, in New York, you’re like, ‘What the f–k? What are we going to do with these people?’”
Maher maintained that the crisis — especially the troubling scenes of newly-arrived migrants sleeping on cardboard in Big Apple streets — is a result of policies that are “the reverse of what liberalism really is.”
“Liberalism is ‘For the sake of humanity and compassion, can we get these people off the streets?’ And woke is, ‘How dare you ask them to move! This is their home,’” he said. “No, it’s not!”
He maintained that “there’s got to be … a better solution” to the general homelessness issue than putting up the unhoused in hotels.
“You know, get a barracks. They’re not that expensive,” he said during a chat with fellow TV personality Sharon Osbourne.
“There’s got to be a solution to this that is compassionate. Is it that hard to be compassionate without being an a–hole?” he asked.
Just this week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams warned that the migrant crisis was “going to come to a neighborhood near you” as the city struggled to accommodate approximately 91,000 new arrivals from the border.
Earlier this year, Adams accused Texas Gov. Greg Abbott of targeting Black-run cities with migrant buses.
“This weekend, we learned that Governor Abbott is once again deciding to play politics with people’s lives by resuming the busing of asylum seekers to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C.,” the former NYPD captain wrote in a press release in May.
“Not only is this behavior morally bankrupt and devoid of any concern for the well-being of asylum seekers, but it is also impossible to ignore the fact that Abbott is now targeting five cities run by Black mayors.”
In Sunday’s episode, Maher added that he would support President Joe Biden in 2024 if there were a rematch between him and Trump, but admitted he was disappointed with the former’s lack of “competency.”
“Democrats were always supposed to be sort of the ‘Well, we know how to make government work.’ And a lot of them did. Obama did. Hillary Clinton would have. They’re wonky people,” he said.
“So when Biden got in, I was like, ‘Really? I thought you were that kind of guy.’ But you didn’t know how to pull out of Afghanistan. You can’t seem to, like, get a thing going on the border that’s compassionate but not stupid,. Again, the competency worries me more than ideology. Like it makes me think no matter what politics you people are, you’re the same person who can’t get anything done.”
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