Bill Maher ripped into Democratic candidates on his HBO show Friday night for distancing themselves from President Barack Obama and their own achievements on the 2014 campaign trail.
“The Democrats have three Senate candidates who won’t even admit to having voted for Obama. Kentucky’s Alison Grimes was an Obama delegate! How do you explain that?” he said. “It’s like if someone asked, ‘Do you have sex with your husband?’ and you replied, ‘I’d rather not say.'”
“Come on, Democrats. You gave people health care. Not herpes. Own it.”
Maher took particular aim at American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, a candidate for a deeply conservative House seat, for refusing to embrace Obama or take more progressive positions. “You’re gay in North Carolina,” he said. “There actually is, in North Carolina, a liberal base that you could have energized.”