Friday, February 27, 2009

Bill Maher Interviews Ron Paul

Real Time With Bill Maher is back with new episodes on HBO. It's a good thing, because that's the only thing worth watching on HBO-Can. I PVR'd it and finally saw it Thursday night, a week late. Right off the bat we have his interview with controversial Republican Congressman Ron Paul. I have to admit, I didn't pay much attention to Paul when he sought the Republican nomination. But watch this interview, it's the most candid thing you'll see on television. Maher is a socialist, but he realizes that Paul probably has a point and is trying to work it out for himself. Ultimately, they end up agreeing on many things: Legalizing dope and "ending the American Overseas Empire." You simply don't see this on network or cable news.

I should note, the rest of the show was great as well. I disagree with a lot of things Maher says but he puts the debate out there. Everybody has to leave their cliche talking points at home.


  1. All of Ron Paul`s ideas are the ones that America was built on. Now a days his ideas are seen as radical and out of touch. Paul is a Libertarian.
    They would not even let him onto the Presidential debates.

  2. When this guy talks about the Federal Reserve and the problems with paper money, most people have no idea what he is talking about. The US public just assumes the government should play a roll in managing the economy. In a strange way you can argue that the US lost the Cold War. The US is now socialist, and Russia (although corrupt)in now capitalist.

  3. I didn't pay much attention to Paul myself because I had seen him portrayed as a kook, and lazily wrote him off without finding out for myself.