Maher to liberals who didn't vote Clinton: 'What do you say now?'

HBO's Bill Maher scolded "liberal purists" on Friday night who didn't vote for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket MORE, asking, “to those liberals who couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Hillary because she was the ‘lesser of two evils’ — quite a bit lesser — what do you say now?”

"If Hillary was president now, would we be turning the clock back on the one issue for which there is no more time, climate change?” Maher asked on "Real Time." 


“Would we be having to wonder if our president’s love of dictators foreshadows some kind of coup here? Would anyone have to wonder if she was Putin’s b-h? And instead of trying to kick millions off health care to pay for a tax cut for herself, she’d be trying to raise her own taxes to get more people covered," the 61-year-old comedian continued. 

“Do you really think if just-as-evil-Hillary had been elected conservatives would now be in control of the Supreme Court as they will for decades? Just wait until the 5-to-4 decisions start rolling in gutting unions, making it harder for minorities to vote, siding with polluters, overturning abortion rights," Maher argued. 

"Then maybe you’ll join me in saying to the liberal purists: 'Go f-k yourselves with the locally grown organic cucumber.'"

Maher also used Trump's election as a cautionary tale to liberal voters to support the party nominee even if that candidate is "an imperfect friend." 

"This isn’t about reliving the last election or my great love for Clinton, which never was, but this is about winning the next election,” said Maher. “And that begins with learning the difference between an imperfect friend and a deadly enemy.”

Trump and Clinton had the highest unfavorable ratings in Gallup polling history for any two presidential candidates, with the Republican heading into Election Day with only 35 percent approval rating and 62 percent disapproval. 

Clinton didn't fare much better, with 40 percent approval and 57 percent disapproving.