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Bill Maher on Rand Paul: It's As If Sarah Palin Made It Through Med School

By May 22, 2010

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Bill Maher Mocks Rand Paul The late-night comedians received a gift this week, and his name is Rand Paul.

On last night's "Real Time," Bill Maher unleashed the first salvo in what is sure to be an ongoing series of jokes mocking the Kentucky GOP Senate candidate and Tea Party hero, whose extreme views have sparked considerable controversy.
"Have you heard about this guy? Dr. Rand Paul. He's the new folk hero of America, the son of Ron Paul. How to describe Rand Paul? I mean, he's a doctor. It's as if Sarah Palin somehow made it through medical school.

"He's an ophthalmologist, he does a lot of lasik surgery, and he has a lot of interesting points of view. Like he thinks Obama, because he went to Copenhagen where they were talking about global warming, is apologizing for the industrial revolution. He's against the Americans With Disabilities Act. He says restaurants should be able to refuse service to black people. And today, he said Obama was un-American for getting on BP's case for the oil spill. I tell you, the s**t doesn't fall far from the bat."

"Every time this guy opens his mouth, it gets a little crazier. Today he angrily demanded that the liberal media stop quoting him in context.

"I guess he's trying to get the press to get off the racism thing, so his big thing today was that the oil spill in the Gulf was the blame game. He said, 'Sometimes accidents happen.' Which is not really what you want to hear from the guy who's doing your lasik surgery." (Watch the video clip)
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May 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm
(1) Benjamin B says:

When I first hear the name Rand Paul, I thought it was a joke, like a Libertarian’s dream come true (Ron Paul meets Ayn Rand).

May 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm
(2) Todd says:

I find it interesting that the liberals mock people who respect the Constitution. I hope the voters see through the vile liberal slant and help cut the cancer that is liberalism out of America before it kills her. Bill Maher is an un-American narcissistic jerk. Olbermann, Maddow, and the rest are just as bad.

May 23, 2010 at 12:30 am
(3) jerome says:

Among all of the negative media attention that Rand has been getting lately, other than Maddow pressing him hard trying to get a straight answer out of him, I have not seen one intellectually honest critique of Rand or his policies…just a lot of inflammatory talking points and name calling.

May 23, 2010 at 12:57 am
(4) Justin Shafer says:

“Ron Paul is my New Hero” – Bill Maher.. before Bill’s bosses told him what to say.


May 23, 2010 at 12:58 am
(5) Kurtis Bottke says:

It’s a sad commentary of how far left the country has come when someone merely supporting the Constitution is mocked and ridiculed. The people doing the ridiculing are the progressives that are destroying this country. Rand Paul’s civil rights remarks are spot on and Constitutionally correct. The government has no business forcing business owners to associate with anyone they don’t want to. I myself wouldn’t patronize such places and might even protest them, but using government force to compel businesses to associate with people they don’t want to is wrong. We do have freedom of association. This same mentality is now being used to outlaw a business owner from being able to smoke in their own business. Being FREE means being FREE TO DO THE STUPID THINGS as well as otherwise.

May 23, 2010 at 1:00 am
(6) Justin Shafer says:

“Ron Paul is Bill Maher’s New Hero” google that and see why Bill is a damn flip flopping idiot.. Who loved RP, then was told too hate him.

May 23, 2010 at 1:21 am
(7) Fred says:

I guess Rand also supports non whites refusing service to whites . He must hate everyone. BILL marr makes alot of sense.

May 23, 2010 at 1:52 am
(8) Lennon says:

@Benjamin B

There is a logical distinction between allowing something and endorsing something.

Rand Paul would indeed allow non-whites to refuse service to whites just as he would allow whites to refuse service to non-whites.

What he doesn’t do is endorse the idea. The distinction is simple but apparently over the heads of contemporary Americans.

Another example would be that many (including myself) do not endorse smoking and doing drugs. They’re bad for you. But I do not feel it is my right to force others to not partake in those activities. It is there right.

Just because we do not agree on something does not mean it should not be allowed. You liberals should understand this well. You use the same logic (and rightfully so) when it comes to free speech and the first amendment.

How does the saying go? “I do not agree with what a person may say, but I will defend like hell their right to say it”.

May 23, 2010 at 5:23 am
(9) Lisa Lopez says:

Ridiculous, repulsive little rodent Maher is still bitter because the pretty, popular girls like Sarah Palin always ignored him in high-school. Nothing has changed since then.

May 23, 2010 at 7:22 am
(10) Bernard Webb says:

Most republicans allow a decent interval between the day they are nominated for an elected position and the day they begin spewing unhinged nonsense. Not Rand! He hit the deep doo-doo on Day One. We could see this coward on Meet the Press today if he hadn’t chickened out (the third person in 62 years to cancel an MTP appearance). How long before he is hired as a “special commentator” at Fox “News”? That’s where he belongs.

May 23, 2010 at 8:48 am
(11) Confusion does reign supreme says:

@ Lennon. Your analogy between discriminating service to either blacks or whites and forcing others to not partake in smoking or drugs is ridiculous. People are not a threat to others, second hand smoke is and people on drugs can be. Ron Paul is using libertarianism as a cover for his prejudice.
@ Justin Shafer. What little I’ve read from wikipedia has already given me insight into how a libertarian can flip flop, as this label can be used to ones advantage. It’s not Bill Maher who has flip flopped but Ron Paul.
Labels are only used to start a movement and convert others to the movement. These labels are also not static and can vary to different degrees. By associating yourself as a Libertarian one can virtually be for or against anything they choose, or as I would say, they can be inconsistent to the extreme. It’s both clever and stupid to label oneself, or to hide behind a label.

May 23, 2010 at 9:42 am
(12) Ben Thinkin says:

I see solipsism is alive and well in uneducated land. These anti- liberal response I would expect to see form 2 year olds. Blame the other guy for the mess we find ourselves in. After all, Johnny never breaks a lamp, its always his brothers fault.
Gump says stupid is as stupid does.
I think we need to keep the adults in charge. Adding another petulant 2 year old to the senate is not a recipe for good governance. Rand Paul just adds another layer of unworkable juvenile ideology to the mix with a icy topping of racism.

May 25, 2010 at 8:37 am
(13) Judy Swindler says:

This article was published the day after Rand Paul took the Repub nom for senate here in Kentucky:


“We’ve known for decades where Mitch stands when it comes to Corporations vs. The American People. It’s now clear who Rand Paul would have stood side by side with during The Redneck Insurrection of 1921 and, it’s more than clear whose side he’s on now. I bet a dollar to a donut he doesn’t even like unions. Looks like it’s time for the Kentucky tea partiers to pony up, to put their money where their mouth is, to “take back our country” from the corporations and politicians trying bleed it dry for profit and don’t mind killing us in the process to do it. It’s time to Derby down.”

For Full Version:


Anything you can do to help get the word out in Kentucky is greatly appreciated.


May 28, 2010 at 9:05 am
(14) Bill Koehler says:

If you hate freedom you will love this “humor”. The “funny” thing is those who love liberty know that you must defend the liberty of those you despise or you will lose your own liberty. Those who throw around the word racist are merely hiding their own hatred of liberty.

March 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm
(15) Byron says:

I heard Rand Paul on radio ranting and raving about how the government is trying to make him use low flush toilets, CFC lights, etc. He sounded like a 5 year old having a tantrum. I would not be surprised to hear that he was also lying on the floor kicking his feet. I think he should become a little more mature.

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