Jack Posobiec’s Sarcasm Goes Right Over Bill Maher’s Head

On a recent episode of HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher, the leftwing talk host got triggered over a joke Jack Posobiec made at CPAC, taking the joke literally until a guest corrected him. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, conservative podcast host Tim Pool, and others made fun of Maher for the goof on X, formerly Twitter.

Many attendees found Posobiec’s speech on the end of democracy to be an epic presentation. He laid out the Detmocrats’ playbook: mail-in ballots, arresting political opposition, the border invasion, punishing journalists and censoring conservatives on social media.

Maher mentioned Posobiec on his show later, recapping the speech: “He’s doing sort of like a roundtable discussion — ‘Welcome to the end of democracy. We are here to overthrow it, completely. We didn’t get all the way there on January 6, but we will endeavor to get rid of it.’ Am I missing an irony here?” Maher asked.

Batya Ungar-Sargon, the deputy opinion editor of Newsweek, was Maher’s guest on the show. The audience laughed as Maher heckled Posobiec’s CPAC speech, but Ungar-Sargon corrected him, “Bill, that was a joke about Trump making a joke about being a dictator day one in office. That was an ironic take on how the liberal media sees conservatives.”

“Am I missing the irony?” Maher asked. “I think so, yes,” Ungar-Sargon said. “This is a joke.” To save face, Maher retorted that Posobiec should keep his day job.

“Like many other self-professed liberals, Bill Maher is blind to irony and jokes if it’s a right winger making the joke,” conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong wrote on X. “They just can’t fathom the possibility that someone other than themselves might have a sense of humor. So ready to be offended.”

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote in reply, “Ironically, he missed the irony.”

Posobiec posted, “BREAKING: Bill Maher attempts to take on Poso– Gets immediately corrected,” and conservative podcaster Tim Pool reposted it with the comment, “Wow embarrassing.”

“Ironically,” pollster Richard Baris wrote, “[Maher] tells [Posobiec] to ‘keep your day job’ insinuating it wasn’t a funny joke. Now THAT’S irony. Bill is a day job comedian who falls for every media hoax each time he wades into politics. He then asks if he’s missing something. Always, Bill. Always.”