Walters has included the Conservative right-wing idol, David Koch, in her annual ABC special “The 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2014” and he sat down with her to discuss his life and his politics. When Walters asked him to explain his political beliefs, he responded,
“I’m basically a libertarian, and I’m a conservative on economic matters, and I’m a social liberal.”
He admitted that he supports gay marriage and abortion. So what I don’t understand is if these truly are his moral standards why doesn’t he support political candidates or causes that match his social beliefs? I guess you could call me a cynic here, but I can’t help but wonder if this is an attempt by the right to make themselves more palatable to the general population in this country. And who better to lead this new charade than their top donor?
Another really interesting part of this video clip is the round table discussion following the Walters interview. ABC’s This Week was hosted by Martha Raddatz on Sunday and her panel discussion included input from former House Speaker and neo-Con Newt Gingrich, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, right wing extremist Laura Ingraham, and CNN’s Michael Smerconish. The panel transitioned from talking about Billionaire David Koch to the problems with money in our political system. And ironically it seems that disgust for the new CRomnibus budget bill is equal on both sides of the political spectrum. It’s not often that I agree with Laura Ingraham, but then again I suppose that even a broken clock is right twice a day.