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Maher, Maddow Talk Occupy Wall Street: Why Does No One Admit that Wealth is a "Fluke"?

 
 
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Last night Rachel Maddow has Bill Maher on her show for "The Interview" and they talked about the value of Occupy Wall Street, comparisons to the Tea Party, and the absurd reaction to the protests from the GOP, particularly Herman Cain's blaming the poor for their own plight. In the clip below Maher is furious at the assumption of plutocrats like Herman Cain and Mitt Romney that wealth is somehow a value in and of itself rather than somewhat arbitrary--i.e. why a comedian or athlete makes more than a fireman, for instance. "This is what bothers me about rich people," says Maher.

What the Left needs is "something to put the wind at the back of the President and other Democrats," says Maher, and calls the protests perfect for that because they're "militantly vague."

In the second video, the two TV hosts have a chat about the GOP nomination process and do their own vetting of their candidates. "They really don't like people," says Maher of the GOP.

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at October 12, 2011, 4:17am

 
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