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Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:05 PM

Bill Maher Contributes $1 Million to Democrats' Senate Majority PAC (EXCLUSIVE)

Source: Variety, by Ted Johnson


Bill Maher has contributed $1 million to the Senate Majority PAC, the fundraising committee aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and dedicated to electing Democrats to the Senate.

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Maher’s contribution mirrors a $1 million donation he made in 2012 to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing President Barack Obama’s reelection. Back then, Maher also warned of the number of well-heeled billionaires pouring money into Mitt Romney’s campaign.

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Other entertainment figures who have given to the PAC include Seth MacFarlane, who made a $2 million donation in April; Haim Saban, who contributed $1 million in March; Netflix’s Reed Hastings, who gave $500,000 in May; and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who donated $250,000 in June.

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“Here’s our side: Bill Gates, worth $91 billion. Jeff Bezos, worth $141 billion. [Mark] Zuckerberg, who should feel guilty for helping Russia slide Trump into the White House, he’s worth $73 billion. Their contributions in 2016 were under a million.”

He even called them “cheap f—s.”

“The game is being played on the million-dollar level. It won’t do when you are worth $141 billion to write a check for $250,000,” he said.


Read it all at: https://variety.com/2018/politics/news/bill-maher-donation-senate-majority-pac-chuck-schumer-1202915297/


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Reply Bill Maher Contributes $1 Million to Democrats' Senate Majority PAC (EXCLUSIVE) (Original post)
yallerdawg Aug 2018 OP
Cha Aug 2018 #1
yallerdawg Aug 2018 #3
Cha Aug 2018 #7
spooky3 Aug 2018 #8
Cha Aug 2018 #10
spooky3 Aug 2018 #23
Cha Aug 2018 #24
spooky3 Aug 2018 #26
Cha Aug 2018 #27
Auggie Aug 2018 #2
betsuni Aug 2018 #4
yallerdawg Aug 2018 #6
betsuni Aug 2018 #9
PatrickforO Aug 2018 #14
betsuni Aug 2018 #18
PatrickforO Aug 2018 #19
phleshdef Aug 2018 #21
SamKnause Aug 2018 #5
superpatriotman Aug 2018 #11
OMGWTF Aug 2018 #17
stuffmatters Aug 2018 #12
TexasBushwhacker Aug 2018 #33
stuffmatters Aug 2018 #37
smirkymonkey Aug 2018 #13
onecent Aug 2018 #15
OMGWTF Aug 2018 #16
lpbk2713 Aug 2018 #20
dalton99a Aug 2018 #22
Blue_true Aug 2018 #25
Bradshaw3 Aug 2018 #28
Blue_true Aug 2018 #29
VOX Aug 2018 #30
Bradshaw3 Aug 2018 #31
Blue_true Aug 2018 #34
Bradshaw3 Aug 2018 #35
Blue_true Aug 2018 #36
voteearlyvoteoften Aug 2018 #32

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:09 PM

1. Whatever I have thought of him at times.. I thank

him for this.. Anyone who loves our Country and Planet will help Dems get elected to the Senate and the House.

Mahalo, yallerdawg!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:12 PM

3. Hey, Cha!

Keepin' low and dry, I hope! Good - really good! - to hear from you!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:28 PM

7. The operative word is "prepared"!

And, I am in a good structured place now in case of very high, hurricane Lane strength, winds.

Mahalo, yallerdawg.. good to see you, too! Hoping the best for all the Hawaiian Islands!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:31 PM

8. Agree, Cha, and I hope you are staying safe.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:55 PM

10. Mahalo, Spooky! Being Prepared..

and waiting for the Boom to lower.. or not!

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 10:00 PM

23. Good vibes to you--hope the storm will move off to sea.

And I hope your power stays on—so you can get updates on Trumpy’s many legal problems.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 10:08 PM

24. Yeah, Thank You, Spooky! I want

my power to stay on but that's not the reason.. I can catch up on that.

It's me friends and family and want to stay in touch with

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 10:40 PM

26. I know; I was being facetious. Not hearing about

Cheeto would be the one positive thing about power outage.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 10:42 PM

27. Oh! LOL.. I fell for it!

Sorry!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:12 PM

2. Thank you Bill Maher!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:16 PM

4. I love Bill Maher.

I suppose the Our Revolution types are going to put him in the one percent elitist establishment out-of-touch old people binder now.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:25 PM

6. He promoted Senator Sanders (I-VT) on HIS show until it was over.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:43 PM

9. He was a strong Hillary supporter and did excellent work before the election.

He never bought into all that anti-Hillary propaganda. He "promotes" Democrats.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 07:29 PM

14. No they aren't. What kind of talk is that?

I'm as progressive as they come, and have watched and loved Bill Maher for years.

Bill is a libertarian Democrat, meaning he's not into the whole lock-step thing, which I appreciate because I'm that way too.

Whoops! Guess I don't fit in with Our Revolution...because they are a bit more authoritarian than I like.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 08:22 PM

18. Bill isn't a libertarian.

He sometimes calls himself one, but when he had libertarian Penn Jillette on his show last August, Penn says, "Bill, you're not a libertarian." Bill replies, "You're right, I'm not a libertarian. I believe in smoking pot and that's about it." I guess the legal weed issue used to be so connected with libertarianism that it was almost synonymous. Ironically, Penn said he's never smoked pot.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 08:40 PM

19. Well, not to split hairs but these radical right wing Ayn Rand ideologues have

kind of stolen the traditional libertarian mantle.

What I understand, and was alluding to, is the 4 part matrix below - the example has outdated names in it, but basically I fall in the libertarian left, which means I'm very socially liberal - definitely believe to each their own as long as their 'each' doesn't hurt the others around them, but also very economically liberal, meaning I like more government solutions, and hesitate to privatize stuff that should be in the public good, like health care. I guess on this thing, that is just 'left.'

So there it is. However, I did see some models that depict the libertarians with the new understanding of that term, which is the Grover Norquist drown government in the bathtub model, which breeds oligarchy, which we pretty much have now.

So, what I meant is this: Bill seems to be very socially liberal, but to the economic left. Like me. He did start off supporting Bernie, as did I. And, like Bill, I'm all for legalization. I don't use it, but I don't see how it's my business if you do, unless you get high and hurt someone else. I feel that way about abortion too - none of my biz what a woman and her doctor decide. And, for that matter, about marriage. If two people love each other let them marry. Doesn't affect me. That's what I mean - I was equating socially liberal 'live and let live' philosophy with libertarianism, which it was originally. Then you had Norquist, Ayn Rand, and the rest of the neoliberal movement co-opt the libertarian meme. But you know, Rand's objectivism is quite similar to satanism. Seriously, it is. And Rand Paul - he's a small government conservative, NOT a libertarian in the traditional sense because he's against abortion.

Anyway, that's my two cents worth. No argument, though, but hope what I wrote above and this matrix clarifies what I said. But, yeah, I do concede the point that libertarianism now basically serves the adversary. These billionaire freaks and purist capitalists are not warriors of the light, let's put it that way.



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Response to betsuni (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 09:02 PM

21. When Bill said he was a libertarian, he meant civil libertarian.

 

Civil libertarianism means the government stays out if your bedroom, leaves pot smokers alone and a basic rejection of a large police and surveillance state.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:23 PM

5. Good news.

He backs up his convictions.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 05:59 PM

11. Love Bill

Wish he'd run for office.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 08:04 PM

17. Like Gallagher used to say:

I can't run for office -- I smoke dope.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 07:05 PM

12. Glad he did it & challenged other deep pocketed Dems to get fiscally real

A million dollars to Bill is ALOT of money!

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 10:06 AM

33. He gave $1 Million to Obama's PAC too n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #33)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:29 PM

37. Always admired him for that.Proportionately he gives way more than those billionaires

and that makes his "give more" challenge to the motivating, I hope.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 07:27 PM

13. Thank you Bill!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 07:53 PM

15. i LOVE Bill Maher also!!!!!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 08:04 PM

16. I love you Bill Mahar

even more than I did yesterday!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 08:57 PM

20. Some people talk a good game.



Maher puts his money where his mouth is.




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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 09:06 PM

22. Good.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 10:22 PM

25. I wish he would do it and keep his mouth shut, other than evidcerating republicans on his show. nt

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #25)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 10:43 PM

28. So he's only allowed to speak when he agrees with you?

I see why you don't like him.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 11:21 PM

29. You made all type of assumptions, all of them fucking wrong.

I would like him to keep quiet so that republicans don't know he contributed the money. Some rich democrats open their mouths too much, rich republicans contribute huge sums to dark funds and keep their fucking mouths shut.

As far as him agreeing with me, you are way, way fucking wrong. If you ever read any post from me about his show, you would know that I mostly agree with most of what he says, with some notable exceptions, like his softness on me-too and his harsh views on Muslims vis a vis radicalization.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 11:34 PM

30. Individual political giving is a matter of public record.

Republicans could find this out, anyway. I like the fact that, since unfortunately money drives everything now, that he’s up front with it, because others are more likely to follow.

Just my perception of it, that’s all.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 11:52 PM

31. Sheesh calm down

Maybe if you showed less anger, didn't fall back on the f word and wrote a little more clearly your posts wouldn't be taken the wrong way. Totally inappropriate response.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #31)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:15 PM

34. Maybe if you didn't make assumptions about every sentence, you would get the fucking correct intent

of a post. Fucking aye.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #34)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 04:47 PM

35. You wrote one sentence which didn't explain anything

You then said I was supposed to search through all your posts to find the ones about Maher.

We don't come to DU to get the same kind of behavior that you find at a MAGA rally. I would suggest - and I mean this sincerely and not as an attack - but getting some counseling regarding the anger. I'm done with you.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #35)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:18 PM

36. Good that you are done with me. Circular arguments bore me. nt

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 09:54 AM

32. Go Bill

Call out the cheapos.

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