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Bill Maher on How the Left Should Counter Wealthy Conservatives

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Posted on Aug 4, 2013
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“Real Time” host Bill Maher delivered a special message to rich liberals, arguing that it’s time for them to use their vast personal fortunes to counter billionaire right-wing backers before they set the agenda for the entire country through their wealth.

Maher cited the recent example of Art “The Koch Brother From Another Mother” Pope, who has used his vast fortune to “hijack” North Carolina and get the state to pass some of the laws he supports—“Crazy laws that four-fifths of the people there don’t want, but it doesn’t matter what the people want, it’s what Art Pope wants,” the comedian said. 

He suggested the best way to counter a conservative with money is a liberal with money. Turning to guest Jay Z, Maher wondered aloud, “Who on our team has that kind of money? Who might want to buy a state?

“I don’t know if there’s anyone out there who has done it all, and would like some new thing to brag about,” Maher continued. “Own a state. It’s my fate. It’s great. I’m just saying the rhymes practically write themselves. Daft Punk got lucky. I just bought Kentucky. So come on rich liberals, pony up. Steven Spielberg, you should be taking over Wyoming right now. For a mere $150 million, you can kick out Dick Cheney and his evil daughter, make it a liberal utopia, and put E.T. on the state flag. Tyler Perry you could buy Montana, make yourself both senators, and Medea the governor. And how great will it be when gay people can get married in Oprahoma?”

(h/t PoliticusUSA)

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