Maher’s comments also ignore some startling facts. According to a recent Gallup poll, there are currently only six states where liberals outnumber conservatives: Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, New York and New Hampshire.
Even in California, conservatives and liberals are split 29 percent to 29 percent, and in every other state, conservatives lead. Nationally, they outnumber liberals by nine percentage points.
Even people in the so-called blue states — such as Maine, Oregon, New Jersey and Illinois — don’t mostly identify as liberals. Comments like Maher’s fail to realize that blue staters don’t actually think as one. And many are increasingly put off by the idea that they do.
Kevin Oliver lives and works in the belly of the blue beast, the Washington DC Beltway. The 48-year-old business consultant and military reservist grew up in Winder, Georgia, and came here at the age of 32. He says he still maintains his red-state values, is a “constitutionalist” politically and doesn’t care much for Trump, but still, he feels the attitudes of people like Maher are wrong-headed and dangerous.