The clip is mostly asking Democrats to “dial it back.” Yes, he acknowledges the rage from the right wing is more shrill and more intense.
But there is something. The block of rabid, right wing MAGAs is, frankly, larger than any block the Democrats have. And it seems that much that comes from liberals (at least on social media) is “oh, you believe this…I HATE YOU…don’t you KNOW how BAD I HATE you!!!” and that is supposed to convince someone.
If you are in a tiny minority…no matter how righteous your cause is (or you THINK it is), rage will not change anyone’s mind. It is the wrong game plan, FOR US.
Maher goes on to note how it is NOT about “the issues.”
You can’t win over people who HATE YOU…and we seem to seek out such hate. There is an asymmetry here.
Now about the “National Divorce”: I want one. But I don’t want 2 countries. I want THREE. I don’t want MAGA-land (and their insistence that COVID is a hoax, or overblown…denial of science). I don’t want woke-a-stan either where even BRIDGE OPERATORS (they make a draw bridge go up and down) have to pursue equity and social justice
and any semblance of merit is called “white supremacy” and sex is a social construct. I don’t want the police abolished.
I want a third country which has a mix of people who can at least agree on some kernel of reality and have arguments/discussions on how to proceed from there.