Showing as a visitor on Friday’s Actual Time present on HBO, CNN commentator S.E. Cupp demonstrated that she is the sort of ex-conservative CNN prefers — one who agrees with liberals on key points reasonably than troubling the liberal information community’s viewers with an opposing viewpoint.

Cupp not solely declared that she agrees with liberals on the “local weather change” difficulty, however she excoriated the Republican Get together, claiming it was making an attempt to squash each voting and protesting. She declared that the GOP “makes pornography of patriotism and virtually fellates the Founding Fathers.” She additionally claimed that Republicans have been making an attempt to “rape democracy.”

As Invoice Maher introduced up the difficulty of the U.S. making an attempt to struggle international warming, referring to President Joe Biden’s plans to restrict carbon emissions, the liberal HBO host lauded the President’s plans on the difficulty. Cupp then recalled that she had “developed” into agreeing with liberals on the difficulty:

I used to be first right here 11 years in the past, and I feel you and I’ve been speaking about local weather change in these 11 years. I’ve developed rather a lot in my place — not since you’ve yelled at me for 10 years, proper? As a result of change would not occur on the barrel of a gun. I’ve developed as a result of science has been indeniable, and I’ve watched the science. I’ve even developed within the methods to resolve it — I agree with you.

A bit later, she went after Republicans for his or her push for brand spanking new voting legal guidelines as she charged that the GOP was making an attempt to undermine democracy:

In case your largest concept — your largest downside — is that there’s an excessive amount of democracy, and so, “There’s an excessive amount of voting — we have to crack down on that — an excessive amount of speech and protest and we have to crack down on that — an excessive amount of entry to data, let’s crack down on that.” I imply, what a punch within the intestine. And for a celebration — the Republican occasion — that makes pornography of patriotism and virtually fellates the Founding Fathers — it’s jarring and disorientating to observe them assault America this fashion.

Then, as if the violent protests and surge in violent crime which have occurred over the previous yr have been inconsequential, Cupp then complained about new anti-riot legal guidelines pushed by Republicans:

Republicans have 81 new anti-protest legal guidelines across the nation towards stuff that is already unlawful. Unlawful violence is already unlawful, proper? Looting is already unlawful. If one thing’s already on the books, they need to make it super-extra-illegal or, you realize, extra punishable — misdemeanors turn out to be felonies — however that is what it seems to be like whenever you’re out of concepts. That is what it seems to be like whenever you’d reasonably rape democracy than provide you with your individual concepts. They usually’re performed — they’re performed with concepts. They’ve given up on concepts.

Is not this the criticism about “hate crime” legal guidelines? That unlawful violence is already unlawful? A minimum of Cupp made it clear “I am voting with my pockets — I am voting with my mouth — I am voting with my toes. I voted for Joe Biden, and I am not supporting this occasion.”

Transcript follows:

HBO

Actual Time with Invoice Maher

April 23, 2021

BILL MAHER: However I really feel like Republicans are nonetheless dithering. I do know you agree local weather change is actual.

S.E. CUPP, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Completely.

MAHER: However you additionally say how we deal with it’s nonetheless debatable. Is not what Biden is doing not debatable? Is not that simply what we must be doing? What is the debate? I am undecided how for much longer we will maintain debating about what we must be doing?

CUPP: Yeah, effectively, I feel, I imply, I used to be first right here 11 years in the past, and I feel you and I’ve been speaking about local weather change in these 11 years. I’ve developed rather a lot in my place — not since you’ve yelled at me for 10 years, proper? As a result of change would not occur on the barrel of a gun. I’ve developed as a result of science has been indeniable, and I’ve watched the science. I’ve even developed within the methods to resolve it — I agree with you.

However I feel what the issue is, whenever you attempt to make change on the barrel of a gun, and inform individuals who have questions that they are silly, and inform folks that they cannot have questions or have a debate in science, proper, which is meant to be about asking questions and attending to the reality, I simply do not suppose that will get loads of converts to a trigger I do know is admittedly vital to you.

MAHER: However the science is settled on this one. I agree with you on science usually, however not this one.

(…)

CUPP: In case your largest concept — your largest downside — is that there’s an excessive amount of democracy, and so, “There’s an excessive amount of voting — we have to crack down on that — an excessive amount of speech and protest and we have to crack down on that — an excessive amount of entry to data, let’s crack down on that.” I imply, what a punch within the intestine. And for a celebration — the Republican occasion — that makes pornography of patriotism and virtually fellates the Founding Fathers — it’s jarring and disorientating to observe them assault America this fashion.

APRIL RYAN, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: We all know the place her thoughts is tonight — we all know the place her thoughts is tonight. You stated, “fellate the Founding Fathers.”

CUPP: I feel I misplaced all my F’s — I feel I misplaced all my F’s.

RYAN: I am unable to try this.

MAHER: That is precisely what they do.

(…)

CUPP: Not solely that — Republicans have 81 new anti-protest legal guidelines across the nation towards stuff that is already unlawful. Unlawful violence is already unlawful, proper? Looting is already unlawful. If one thing’s already on the books, they need to make it super-extra-illegal or, you realize, extra punishable — misdemeanors turn out to be felonies — however that is what it seems to be like whenever you’re out of concepts. That is what it seems to be like whenever you’d reasonably rape democracy than provide you with your individual concepts. They usually’re performed — they’re performed with concepts. They’ve given up on concepts.

BILL MAHER: That is your occasion, is it not? So what’s your resolution to your occasion being out of concepts?

CUPP: Effectively, I imply, I am voting with my pockets — I am voting with my mouth — I am voting with my toes. I voted for Joe Biden, and I am not supporting this occasion.

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