Bill Maher continues to show off his credentials as one of America’s most elitist comedians.
This past Friday on Real Time, Maher ridiculed voters from flyover states for their envy of urban city dwellers.
Maher’s comments were in light of Amazon’s recent move to nix its original plan to build a new headquarters in New York. The comedian argued that this move is a microcosm of the geographic inequality that exists in America.
Maher expanded, “We have a problem in America called spatial geographic inequality which means the most affluent and educated people are clustered in just a few cities.”
The comedian also noted the gap in high culture between the two regions: “We have orchestras and theaters districts and world-class shopping. We have Chef Wolfgang Puck, they have Chef Boyardee.”
Maher continued with his analysis, “Maybe that has something to do with why Trump voters are obsessed with ‘owning the libs.’ Because the libs own everything else.”
Then he concluded, “The blue parts of America are having a big prosperity party while that big sea of red feels like their invitation got lost in the mail.”
To remedy this problem Maher called on CEO Jeff Bezos “take one for the team” and invest in humblers states like Mississippi in order to generate economic growth. According to Maher, “The fly-over states have become the passed-over states, that’s why red state voters are so pissed off. They don’t hate us, they want to be us.”
Maher does raise a good point, but with a very elitist twist that doesn’t tell us the full story.
Coastal states are largely richer because of the capitalist prosperity that the United States witnessed under the Gilded Age (1870-1920). Sadly, Progressivism has been the norm since the end of this period, making central banking, income taxation, and a monstrous regulatory state a baseline of economic policy.
As a result, urban centers like New York and Los Angeles, who already have established wealth, can bear the brunt of these regulations. The rest of the country gets crushed by these interventions.
For that reason, President Trump should be saluted for his executive order to eliminate regulations at a 2:1 ratio. This has done wonders to free up the U.S. economy, especially in non-coastal states.
For snooty leftists like Maher, these facts are never on their radars. They think it’s just a matter of corporate titans like Jeff Bezos throwing us wretched Middle Americans some scraps. It’s much more complicated than that.
Let’s strike at the root and continue dismantling the regulatory state that creates these divides in the first place. Until then, Maher should stick to his comedy routine instead of trying to give his socio-economic analysis of what separates coastal America from Middle America.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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