On Friday’s Real Time show on HBO, liberal host Bill Maher and actor Jim Carrey celebrated recent Democratic candidates running on far-left platforms and identifying themselves as “socialists,” leading Carrey to proclaim: “We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything. We have to stop apologizing.”

As Maher turned the discussion to the midterm elections and the successful primary campaigns of candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the liberal comedian rejoiced that Democrats are moving to the far left on issues:

“And they did it with unabashed liberal proposals — Medicare for all, ending student debt, a different approach to the war on terror, ending mass incarceration. It seems like if there is a — maybe shining spot in this Trump tragedy, it’s that it’s made the Democrats sort of rediscover who they are.”

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