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Bill Maher Gets Duped by Rand Paul


Bill Maher already lost me when he joked that bombing Gaza is a bit like slapping a crazy woman (domestic violence isn’t funny), but this foolish endorsement of Rand Paul seals the deal.

Rand Paul is an interesting candidate to me. Rand Paul could possibly get my vote,” the 58-year-old comedy veteran said of the Kentucky senator.

Maher commented on the son of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas): “As I always used to say about his father, I love half of him. I love the half of him that has the guts to say we should end the American empire, pull the troops home, stop getting involved in every foreign entanglement… He’s way less of a hawk than Hillary, and that appeals to me a lot because I’m not crazy about how warlike she is.

To be fair, it’s not necessarily easy to keep up with Rand’s positions as they change on a day to day basis, but Rand is very good at fooling gullible bros — that would be Maher — into thinking that he is something which he’s not.

You don’t have to take it from me, you can read an op-ed written by Rand placing himself to the right of Hillary and President Obama, claiming that he would have called Congress back from recess to authorize a strike against targets in Syria.

He says he would have “acted more decisively.”

Rand went a step further the following day and mocked Hillary for being more concerned about climate change than terrorism.

“I don’t think we really want a commander-in-chief who is battling climate change instead of terrorism.”

He went on to question “whether she has the wisdom to lead the country — which I think it’s obvious that she doesn’t.”

If Rand himself says he is a bigger hawk than Hillary, who am I to argue?

To say that Rand could get your vote is to say that your’re okay with his socially conservative views including his advocacy for a ban on all abortion.

  • TimJ

    Maher has just gotten boring. His guests are the usual suspects, his idea of “edgy” is bashing Islam (ooh, daring!), talking about weed, and now touting the ridiculous Dr. Rand Paul.

  • Scopedog

    What Tim Wise said about Ron Paul can also apply to Rand:

    Do the dudebros and emoprogs who deep-throating Ron and Rand not understand why minorities have been pissed off at them for the last five goddamned years?

  • Kitty Smith

    That is because Maher is a libertarian dudebro. Either one of them should get him slapped by anyone actually on the left. The fact that people on the left actually like him just means THEY need to get slapped along with the fucking douchebro.

  • Churchlady320

    From his days sneering at “Barry” in the White House to this, I have never understood how anyone gives a comedian the time of day as a political commentator. He’s uninformed and egocentric, period. This proves he has nothing worth listening to much less heeding.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Actually, good comedians are often very familiar with current events and politics. It provides them with so much fodder.

    • swift_4

      Comedians need to be able to see truth to be funny. Bill Maher isn’t funny all the time. He tends to spend more time looking at other people rather than at himself. That makes you lose perspective.

  • Amanda

    Maher has been sucking Rand all season. As astute and in tune with politics as Maher can be, you would think that he would realize what a con artist Rand is. Rand is the same old racist cheap labor conservative that they all are.. and yes, he knows how to tap into the youth vote with teh weed, and that is it! Maher needs to put down the bong.

    • Churchlady320

      Bong? Hmm. That might explain all of his ill-considered opinions.

  • Zen Diesel

    When the Clown Show Convention starts, there is no way the Teabillies will not allow Curly Fries Paul to win the denomination. Besides, I don’t see him giving up his Senator seat to run for President.

    • Scopedog

      Never say never, Zen.

      What Paul is doing is far more insidious–appealing to libertarians and gullible left-leaners with his rhetoric. It’s fooled some people, it seems, because they never notice when he goes back and reverses himself. If he can get enough of them, he could easily bypass the the Teabillies and snatch the nomination.

      Remember, Romney wasn’t well-liked by the Tea Party either.

  • Lady Willpower

    The joke is that millenials and libertarians will back anyone who wants to legalize pot. Bill Maher proves the joke is also reality.

    • Scopedog

      Yep….legalize pot at the expense of women’s rights, the rights of minorities and the LGBT community, our country’s infrastructure and our environment.

      All of that for a puff. Bastards.

  • Bill Maher is a libertarian and that does something to your brain.