YOU HAVE PROBABLY heard someone called a “generation snowflake.” I have, too, but I couldn’t always tell if that was a term of endearment or meant to be an insult.

A Google search said snowflake is a term used to characterize people who became adults in the 2000s and 2010s, as being more prone to taking offense and are less resilient than previous generations or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own.

By the way, the term is considered derogatory. A snowflake is someone who says that he or she has a right to be heard, while denying people with different opinions the same right.

Snowflakes are overly sensitive or easily offended and believe they are entitled to special treatment on account of their unique characteristics.

Liberal comedian Bill Maher, star of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” is popular with East and West Coast, blue-state audiences. He said he also loves to perform in front of middle-of-the-country, red-state crowds which are mostly conservative.

Maher told a USA Today columnist he doesn’t pull any punches during his stand-up comedy show. He takes on President Donald Trump, #MeToo perpetrators and liberal snowflakes, focusing on their hypocrisy.

Maher has total disdain for Trump’s behavior and wonders about his intelligence. He also can’t believe how Trump’s Republican supporters can continue to enable him.

“It’s not just the clown, it’s the circus. Trump could not be where he is without all those enablers,” he told his followers.

He also finds fault with liberal political correctness, especially on college campuses. Then, there are the liberal pundits who have nothing positive to say and would rather see America fail than to acknowledge what is going right with this administration.

Maher said “The nothing-is-funny snowflakes cannot win. We have to laugh. And the snowflakes keep wanting to move the goalposts on what can be funny. When did everyone get so fragile?”

He tells his liberal base to stop whining and making excuses for Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing loss to Trump. He urges them to organize and vote in November.

His advice to liberal Democrats and snowflakes is to focus on economic arguments, not social and cultural ones. People are sick of the far-left rhetoric. People are turned off by the constant hate speech and minority victimhood.

The outrageous and obnoxious antics of the militant left will end up hurting the progressive cause. Taunting public figures, violating civil norms and the constant opposition is what middle-American voters remember and not in a good way.

There are appropriate and effective times for noisy, disruptive and politically-extreme protests, but not every day and not for every issue that comes up. That simply gets old and counterproductive.

“Democrats, we’ve just got to win,” said Maher. “We need more candidates saying ‘We’re going to bring your jobs back’ and a lot less about ‘We’re going to make you pee next to a guy in a dress.’ ” Is anyone listening?

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TRUMP HAS nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

From most accounts, I’d guess 90 of the 100 U.S. senators would consider Kavanaugh to be a high-quality individual, very intelligent, mild-mannered and highly qualified. But that won’t keep partisan politicians from ripping him to shreds during the confirmation process.

Previously, Kavanaugh clerked for Kennedy. Court observers said the two are usually on the same page on most issues, but Democrats fear the conservative-leaning Kavanaugh will be a threat on social issues such as women’s health (abortion rights), gender rights, health care (pre-existing conditions) and voting rights.

The resistance assumes they already know how Kavanaugh will rule on those hot-button cases before knowing what facts and arguments might be presented in some future appeal to the Supreme Court.

Just minutes after the announcement, the opposition issued statements meant to spread fear, apprehension and anxiety. Democrat leaders made it clear they would not support any conservative Trump nominee. The far-left expressed no concern about the liberal members of the court.

Potential 2020 Democrat presidential candidate California Sen. Kamala Harris wasted no time. She said “Kavanaugh represents a fundamental threat to the promise of justice and equality.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said about the same thing.

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared “He will threaten the lives of millions of Americans for decades.” New York senators Chuck Schumer, who said “Kavanaugh is a partisan political operative” and Kirsten Gillibrand, who said “(Kavanaugh’s) legal views are totally outside the mainstream,” stated they would do everything in their power to derail the nomination.

This degree of rhetoric is what a majority of Americans — Republican, Democrat, liberal and conservative — find repulsive and divisive.