Bill Maher wants America to save that creature that's on the verge of extinction for this year's Earth Day... a Republican who still believes in science. During his New Rules segment this Friday evening, the Real Time host brought back his segment from last year, Zombie Lies with a new edition aimed at climate change denying Republicans, and proceeded to take the audience through the list of lies told on the subject by the likes of Jeb Bush, John Boehner, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz.
After getting particularly animated over Ted Cruz and his ridiculous comments where he was comparing himself to Galileo, Maher realized that getting excited is a waste of time because of the real problem with the likes of Cruz and his ilk.
MAHER: You know what, why am I getting excited and bothering? This was never about facts to begin with. But what is new, is that it's not even about pandering to voters any more. Even half of Republicans now want this issue dealt with.
Well good luck, because the zombie lies aren't for the voters. They're for the donors who make their money killing the planet. The question is not why today's politicians suck more than ever. It's who they're sucking more than ever.
The Koch brothers are in the oil business and they're pledging almost a billion dollars in this election. For that kind of money, Cruz and Bush and the rest of them will say anything. It's what their fellow prostitutes in the sex industry call the girlfriend experience.