Bill Maher is very unhappy that rich conservatives are having an impact on politics.
With this in mind, HBO’s Real Time host on Friday encouraged "rich liberals" such as guest Jay Z, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg to "get in the game," “pony up” and “buy a state” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL MAHER: But in 2010, the Supreme Court issued their infamous Citizens United ruling which raised the amount people could give to political campaigns from a few thousand to infinity. It's why I was able to give Obama’s PAC a million bucks. It’s why Sheldon Adelson was able to spend 150 million against Obama. And it’s what has allowed a guy like Art Pope on the local level to hijack an entire state and impose the laws he wants, crazy laws that 4/5 of the people there don't want. But it doesn’t matter what the people want. It’s what Art Pope wants.
In the post-Citizens United world, it's no longer our ideas versus their ideas, or even our base versus their base. It's our super-rich versus their super-rich and theirs are winning. Which means ours have got to get in the game.
Theirs are winning? Really? Then why is Obama president and why do Democrats control the Senate?
Such questions are too tough for a simpleton such as Maher.
Beyond which, his ilk always ignores the hundreds of millions of dollars unions spend each year to propagandize the nation while advancing far-left policies and candidates.
That’s okay to folks such as Maher.
But I digress:
MAHER (WITH MEGA-MILLIONAIRE JAY Z SITTING TO HIS LEFT): But who? Who? Who on our team? Who? I can't think. Who on our team has that kind of money? Who might want to buy a state? I don't know but if there's anyone out there who's done it all and is looking for some new thing to brag about. Own a state, it’s my fate, it’s great. I'm just saying the laws practically write themselves. [Applause] Def 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 could kick out Dick Cheney and his evil daughter, make it a liberal utopia and put ET on the state flag. [Applause] Tyler Perry, you could buy Montana and make yourself both senators and Medea as the governor. And how great will it be on the day when people can get gay-married in Oprahoma.