"Now that Gov. Jerry Brown of California is signing separate climate change treaties with China in defiance of our federal government, conservatives can't complain", Maher said on his HBO show "Real Time" on Sunday night.
During the "New Rules" segment near the end of the show, the host Bill Maher was criticizing the President of United States Donald Trump and started a little game of 'Would You Rather They Were President' as a joke.
"They can't complain when our local law enforcement refuses to cooperate with Trump's deportation squad". They can't grouse about California cities threatening to deny contracts to any firm that helps build the border wall. "And it's liberal states that are under siege from federal overreach". "Well, we got good people here and sometimes we just want to sit on our porch and watch our grass grow". We believe in sanctuary cities and pollution control and legalized pot and gun control and Obamacare and a woman's right to choose... and we're going to defend them. "We're the rebels now".
Maher compared Mississippi's defiance of Attorney General Bobby Kennedy's call for desegregation in the 1960s to states now fighting against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who, among other controversial moves, is attacking affirmative action. "We are the rebels now and now we get to talk like this!" From gender-inclusive bathrooms to solar panels, those "agitators with their Make America Great Again caps" best leave California's way of life alone. "Here in our state, we use tiki torches they way they're supposed to be used: for lesbian weddings on the beach!"