Get Your Fudgin' Money Out of My Democracy! | November 5, 2018 Act 3 | Full Frontal on TBS
It's an election year! But are we picking our representatives or are corporations choosing them? Sam teamed up with Ben of Ben & Jerry's to get the money out of our democracy and into our ice cream!
The problem with our current (anti-constitutional style) system;
Samantha Bee: What would framers have thought about the role of money in politics?
Revel: They thought it was really important for us to have a representative democracy and what we now have is not that"
Larry: Yeah, if the framers saw how members of Congress spend anywhere between 30 and 70 percent of their time raising money from a tiny fraction of the 1% they would be rolling in their graves. When they looked at Britain they talked about the parliament over and over again as an example of what they could not create in America because the king had an extraordinary power...
And because the politicians, especially Republican politicians, are beholden to big money, corporations have gained immense power of the years that shouldn't exist in a fair economy;
AMERIFAM 9/28/11 Samantha Bee gives a struggling American family all the advantages of corporatehood, with a huge can of "You're welcome."
Anyone can make a super PAC — even prisoners and kids who can’t vote
AMERICA'S BIGGEST SUPER PAC DONORS 2/2/2012 Super PACs haven't led to billionaires secretly buying democracy, they've led to billionaires publicly buying it.
The ultimate result is that, through a network of liars designed to deceive the people with the help of Fox News and Republican politicians, the GOP have turned Democracy on its head and now our country represents the few and not the many, i.e. it no longer reflects the will of the people but only the will of the deceived funded by a small group of evil donors that should really be classified as domestic terrorist funders, in both their politics and economics.
Minority Rule | September 12, 2018 Act 1 | Full Frontal on TBS
In 2010, Republicans picked up their art supplies to redraw maps that have allowed them to win elections despite being in the minority. How can we keep them from getting crafty again in the future?
Basically, despite HUGE support for certain policies, the GOP is basically passing bad policies (that even kill people) and getting away with it using various labels to hide their actions (such as "this is what my base wants" or "this is the will of the American people", all the while referring the the huge media con the Republicans are playing with a great deal of media support). [Note: Media people such as Chuck Todd may point to a couple of cases where Republican style Democrats have gerrymandered their districts (if there are any left) but its that way with ALL Republican districts. Deceiving the left in favor of Republican lies appears to be Chuck Todd's job];
Democracy: A Retrospective | December 12, 2018 Act 2 | Full Frontal on TBS
Transmission incoming from 2068 to 2018, the last known year of American democracy: no amount of blue wave can wash away the moral depravity of the GOP as they perform their last-ditch power grabs.
Screenshots: Republicans got more seats from fewer votes and are out subverting the will of the people through undemocratic power grabs;