Bill Maher Drinks The Ron Paul Kool-Aid – Conveniently Ignoring Paul’s Domestic Policy (VIDEO)

Author: January 14, 2012 4:58 pm

I sometimes like Bill Maher. I sometimes think Bill Maher spends so much time in his $500 an ounce herbal haze, that he has no idea what matters to real people. Last night’s Real Time was one of those times.

It’s no secret that Bill Maher has a man crush on Ron Paul. Why not? Maher lives the American dream. He isn’t a victim of the Reagan economy. He doesn’t know what sacrifice means. This video below is from Paul’s 2008 failed Presidential campaign.


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The Ron Paul worship is back. On last night’s show, he said,

“One of the things he says is, ‘We’ve got an empire, and we should bring all the troops home.’ He’s the one who is, really, in my heart on foreign affairs, not Barack Obama.”

Maher also said that Paul was the only Republican candidate to make him “rise out of my chair and applaud.”

When his audience gave him a lukewarm response, he called them, “brainwashed liberals.”

Okay, fine. I actually do like it when Paul talks like a dove, but then he continues to talk. The fact is, Paul won’t end wars. He won’t bring troops home. He’ll simply put that ball in our very hawkish Congress’s court. No matter what Paul’s intentions, he won’t accomplish non-interventionism. He won’t bring about world peace.

What Paul will do is further screw up this country. One particularly cringe worthy moment in last night’s Real Time, came when guest David Frum suggested that Rick Santorum, though repulsive to the left on social issues, was the only candidate that even spoke of the struggles of the middle class. Maher responded that Santorum was in the same pro-business, anti-regulation “clown car” as the rest of the Republicans. Um, Bill, you mean the same pro-business, anti-regulation clown car that is being driven by Ron Paul? Even the most enthusiastic Paul supporter would have to recognize the hypocrisy there, right?

Maher’s seemingly blind hate towards President Obama was demonstrated even more clearly when the issues of Gitmo and “indefinite detention” were mentioned. Guest Debbie Wasserman Schultz corrected Maher on both issues, saying that Gitmo can only be closed if Congress funds the closing, which they refuse to do, and that the NDAA does not call for indefinite detention. Not only did Maher not defend his own views, Schultz’s facts seemed to fall on deaf ears, leading me to believe that Maher would be quite happy to see the economy fall, as long as he can vote for the guy who talks about legalizing his $500 weed. Besides, Paul only wants to defer drug laws to the states…great if you live in one of a handful of states, but maybe not so much in most of the rest of the country.

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  • Russell Smith

    To all you people that love Ron Paul! I have a few questions. Do you like fresh water? Do you like clean air? Do you like our majestic views and wildlife? Well he wants to do away with the EPA! The EPA is like the policemen of the environment! I am happy we have this Department! Remember we are The United States of America! Not 50 separate countries!

    That is just one Department he wants to away with ,he wants five to go away! Remember you need to read between the lines with this guy!

    I love OUR country “from sea to shining sea”!!!

    • Wake up Russell. No state is going to let its citizens drink dirty water. No state will purposely destroy its forests. The EPA has not very little to preserve anything, especially in relation to the cost. Just like every other government enterprise, it is a huge failure.

  • There should be a draft Russ fiengolds or something movement on the left. This blind allegiance to the obamalama is beyond foolish. Stephanie miller and the rest of the democratic sychophants are driving their own clown car.

  • Russell Smith

    To all you people that love Ron Paul! I have a few questions. Do you like fresh water? Do you like clean air? Do you like our majestic views and wildlife? Well he wants to do away with the EPA! The EPA is like the policemen of the environment! I am happy we have this Department! Remember we are The United States of America! Not 50 separate countries!

    That is just one Department he wants to away with ,he wants five to go away! Remember you need to read between the lines with this guy!

    I love OUR country “from sea to shining sea”!!!

  • Elizabeth Strong

    Ron Paul has support from the very groups that elected Obama to the Presidency, the independents and the people 30 and under. So don’t write him off yet. To see the true Paul, don’t just listen to his words, find out what his platform really means. It’s scarey.

  • Bill Maher is no fool. Since he pulls a paycheck from a major corporation (Time-Warner) which owns HBO, he knows he can only go so far with his remarks. Remember, he got neutered over ten years ago by ABC (owned by Disney) when they pulled the plug on “Politically Incorrect.” He’s not going to make the same mistake twice. He’ll stay in “court jester” mode and not rock the boat TOO much.

    As far as Rick Santorum being sympathetic to the middle class, I believe there is a Ron Paul ad attacking Santorum for selling out the rank-and-file union workers to the “big labor bosses.” Any thoughts on this?

  • Woody McBreairty

    Maher has a point but it doesn’t matter, Ron Paul is unelectable & Obama will be reelected only because here is no other choice. The Repubs have a line up of loons for candidates. Obama has already sold his snake oil and has nothing to run on except “stick with me, we have alot more to do”. He cannot run on his disgraceful “change you can believe in” theme because he has already been exposed as a naked emperor. Too bad it’s come to this, that we have no choice but to reelect a president who was never qualified in the first place. I know first hand because I voted for him once and I’ll vote for him again. We have a choice of 1 in 2012.

    • Woody….you’ve pretty much summed up the way I feel as well. I’m disheartened and disappointed, but then I shouldn’t be really. The American political system is rigged, and will continue to pump out candidates and presidents like we now have.

      I confess I have no answer, but hey…I’m nobody. And the “nobodies” have, at the end of the day, no say in how things are run in spite of having a right to go to the poles. I think the late George Carlin said it best….”It’s big club; And YOU ain’t in it.”

    • Unfortunately, you’re probably correct.

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