Bill Maher Attacks Trump Supporters by Ripping Stan Lee's Legacy


In 50 or 100 years, whose creations and legacy do you think will be more remembered: liberal “comedian” Bill Maher, or Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee?

Lee, of course, sadly passed away on Monday at the noble age of 95. He created some of the most resonant and iconic pop culture heroes of our time, including Spider-Man and the X-Men. He is credited as the co-creator of many more, such as Iron Man and The Avengers.

Maher, on the other hand, criticizes things and acts snarky on television. Is there even a contest?

That reality may be why the liberal talk show host is feeling a bit salty. In a blog post this week, Maher disparaged Lee’s legacy as “stupid stuff,” and then bizarrely tried to use Marvel to bash Donald Trump.

Trashing decades of brilliant work that has resonated with huge swaths of Americans, Maher implied that Lee did almost nothing.

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“The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess,” the frequently un-funny Maher snarked.

The same day that Lee’s family and friends laid him to rest in a small private funeral, Maher was bashing him and belittling his amazing accomplishments.

“(W)e’re using our smarts on stupid stuff,” the liberal pundit ranted, suggesting that comic books and movies like Iron Man are simply dumb. He admitted that he owned comic books decades ago, but then smugly explained that he had moved on to more sophisticated endeavors, like attacking the recently deceased.

“But the assumption everyone had back then, both the adults and the kids, was that comics were for kids, and when you grew up you moved on to big-boy books without the pictures,” said the man who gets paid to say half-witty things on television.

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Then, Maher went in a direction that even many of his liberal fans found bizarre: Using Stan Lee’s death to go after the president.

“I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important,” he whined.

Yes, that’s right: Trump winning in 2016 has already been blamed on deplorables, online bots, the Russians, the electoral college, and WikiLeaks. Now Maher has found the real reason … 50 years of enjoyable comic books!

What the “Real Time” host doesn’t seem to grasp is that Lee didn’t just create comic book characters, he revolutionized our culture. Figures like Iron Man and Spider-Man resonate with us because they’re quintessentially American, and assailing them shows just how out-of-touch the left has become.

Conservative commentators including Bill Whittle and Andrew Klavan expertly pointed out the brilliance of Lee and his Marvel magic in their video Op-Eds following the legend’s death.

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“In a lot of ways, comic books themselves and Stan Lee also, are a testimony to ‘E Pluribus Unum,'” Klavan, the author of numerous best-selling novels, stated.

Klavan explained that Lee was born Stanley Lieber, and used the Jewish experience of coming to the melting pot of America to inspire his work.

“When you make everybody part of the country … the people who have always been outsiders start to contribute in new ways. They’re a reflection of this desire to be part of this wonderful American enterprise that turns you into a superhero by identifying with this super country,” he said.

“That idea of the wish fulfillment of the little guy … Peter Parker who becomes Spider-Man,” Klavan continued.

Indeed, there are strong conservative and American themes woven throughout the stories. Ordinary people can become extraordinary. There are things worth fighting for, worth protecting. There is also evil and wrong in the world, and sometimes good people must push back.

No wonder liberals like Maher can’t stand it.

Whittle took a slightly different angle, and drew attention to the fact that superheroes are the American mythology, the modern answer to Greek classics.

“You could make a pretty compelling case that Stan Lee has put the biggest stamp on American culture in 2018 than anyone else I can think of,” he said. “He’s a comic book artist who has shaped the entire mythology of our culture for the last 50 years.”

Can the same thing be said for a pithy talking head who rants about the president? The answer is no.

Here’s a tip for Maher: Attacking the man behind The Avengers is an extremely bad idea. Not only does it come off as bitter, it’s just bad tactics. After all, they have a Hulk.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.