Utter lies from the GOP and undermining liberal bullshit were the hot topics on Real Time with Bill Maher as this week’s guests were author Jane Mayer, The Confidence Game author Maria Konnikova, political analyst Bill Kristol, journalist Monica Mehta and editor Sam Stein.
Maria Konnikova’s mid-show interview (below) was fascinating and during the overtime segment Bill and panelists answer viewer questions after the show, such as Bill Kristol voting for Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. Also, how the average American can fight becoming victims of fraud, and if Hillary Clinton should release the Goldman Sachs speech transcripts.
But the must-see clip is investigative journalist Jane Mayer, whose book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right peels away the mystery behind the WWII German-sympathizing (via business deals), allegedly Nazi nanny-hiring dynasty in America most referred to as the Koch Brothers.
Maher and Mayer together took a close look at the Koch brothers, even the two missing brothers – the eldest allegedly gay, who the younger brothers sued to gain control of the billions.
The Kochs influence the broader network of wealthy, conservative donors working to reshape America into a country with little regulations and no minimum wage guarantees and certainly no unions.
Mayer explained to Bill this nefarious monied network has changed American society by buying GOP influence in politics, except for Donald Trump who refuses their money.
Their spirited conversation delves into how the Kochs Have Changed America and how Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, both who are raising private donations (Bernie) and largely self-funding their campaign (Trump) is a manifestation of liberal and conservative average people rejecting Koch-like influence on politics that affects anyone with a job.
She aptly points out to Maher the national outpouring of disgust that 400 or so of the richest people in America are selecting our next leader for us all.
Mayer says the unifying message of the Dem and GOP leads, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, have in common is that each candidate is correctly pointing out the corruption of the American political process, and their lack of PAC money donors is energizing the voting base to turn out for them.
For all interested in our political race, this interview with Jane Mayer is a must see:
Bill dedicates a portion of his monologue to the latest Trump controversies and some deathly predictions he has been making, to Bill Kristol’s chagrin:
In this clip Bill and panelists Sam Stein, Monica Mehta and Bill Kristol argue the point of responsibility for the violence at Donald Trump’s rallies.
In this twitter video, we see Maher and Bill Kristol go at it over Dick Cheney:
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