“It is kind of a cancer on progressivism,” Mr. Maher agreed. “I have been saying this for years, that, first of all, you have to stand up to Twitter. Twitter isn’t us. Twitter isn’t the rank-and-file Democrat. It is not even most liberals. But they don’t do it.
“This is the Democrats’ race to lose,” he continued. “If you run on taking away people’s health care and taxing them too much and taking away all their guns and transwomen get abortion rights — I think that came up in the first debate — I don’t think you’re going to win this election. I think the only way the Democrat loses is to convince a lot of people that they are actually scarier or crazier than Trump, which is not easy to do, but I think they can.”