If the 2016 presidential race has proven anything – it’s that for Republicans – the facts simply don’t matter. Since day one of his campaign – Donald Trump has been making stuff up – and he’s now – according to some polls – beating Hillary Clinton – someone who’s inarguably one of – if not the most – qualified person ever to run for president. This is shocking – but it should surprise absolutely no one. The Republican Paryt has been living in a world outside the bounds of reason for a long time now. What we’re seeing now is just the culmination of a decades-long trend. Which raises the question – how did we get in the situation we’re in right now – where one political party, the conservative one, lives in a fantasy world? Joining me now for tonight’s Conversations with Great Minds is JP Bernbach – author of the new book “Beyond Reason: Debunking Conservative Lies, Delusions, and Falsehoods and What You Really Need to Know Before You Vote.” JP is a board member of the Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century – a former spokesperson for the Democrats Abroad.

Thom is a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. His national daily progressive radio talk show is distributed to radio stations nationwide by Westwood One, Pacifica, and Free Speech TV. More people listen daily to the Thom Hartmann Program than any other progressive talk show in the nation.