Liberal comedian Bill Maher said a top problem for the Democrats is that they paid too much attention to identity politics during the election.

Maher said Democrats "obsessed" over "the name of the Washington Redskins" rather than "I'm going to get your job back," which he said is why moderate voters sided with "con man" Donald Trump.

On "The Five," Jesse Watters said Maher's comments should be a "wake-up call" for the Democratic Party.


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Greg Gutfeld said it has become difficult to distinguish fake "Onion" type stories from true stories of ridiculous situations involving identity politics.

"If you watch 'The Five' these stories are our bread and butter," Gutfeld said, adding that one such story involved criticism of tacos at a party over their apparent "cultural appropriation" of Mexicans.

Kimberly Guilfoyle said Maher made a good point about Democrats needing to conduct a post-mortem analysis.

She said people are tired of listening to stories that have no real effect on their lives, unlike President Trump's campaign, which centered on jobs, security and immigration issues.

Watters remarked that the Democrats should have known they were going to lose the support of middle America when they marched against the police, "warmer weather" and in support of sanctuary cities.

Watch the discussion above.


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