It's liberal states' turn to irritate the federal government, according to this twangy "Real Time" monologue.
Bill Maher cheered California's defiance of Donald Trump's agenda Friday evening, saying the country's third-largest state is asserting its rights over a "white supremacist" government.
"Now that Governor Jerry Brown is signing separate climate treaties with China in defiance of our federal government, conservatives can't complain," he said. "They can't complain when our local law enforcement refuses to cooperate with Trump's deportation squads. They can't grouse about California cities threatening to deny contracts to any firm that helps build the border wall.
"They can't get mad, because we’re just following in a long and hallowed conservative tradition called states' rights! It's just that now, we're the state that wants to be left alone."
Comparing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with former Alabama governor George Wallace and his "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" stance, Maher said: "That was then. Now the white supremacists are the federal government. And it's liberal states that are under siege from federal overreach."
"We da rebels now!" he declared, doing the rest of his monologue in an over-the-top Southern accent. "We are the rebels now, and now we get to talk like dis!"
Maher rattled off a list of liberal stereotypes that Californians are rallying to fight for, from solar panels to gay marriage and transgender-friendly bathrooms. "Here in our state, we use tiki torches they way they're supposed to be used: for lesbian weddings on the beach!"
"You can have my botox injection when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!" he declared. "Vaginal rejuvenation today, vaginal rejuvenation tomorrow, vaginal rejuvenation forever!"