Is Maher really as stupid as this tweet makes him seem? Well, yes, probably, but leave that aside for the moment. To say that Clinton was the lesser of two evils means that she wouldn't have done as many bad things as Trump is doing. It also means that the person calling her a lesser evil intended to vote for her, and probably did. It's hard to know what Maher and liberals mean when they throw tantrums over the term, but it appears that they think it means "exactly the same" or "far worse", and that is not what "lesser evil" means. Democratic loyalists will even use the lesser-evil claim to try to persuade reluctant voters, perhaps chiding them for demanding perfection from a candidate, until a voter actually says the word "lesser evil," and then they stamp their feet and cry "The Devil told you that!"Will those who called Hillary "lesser of 2 evils"admit how wrong u were? Muslim ban, Betsy DeVoss, Pruit, Perry in charge of nukes...please.— Bill Maher (@billmaher) February 2, 2017
Maher isn't the brightest pencil in the box anyway, and it's mildly entertaining (though also thoroughly depressing) to watch both the far Right and the near Right citing his foolishness to support their views.