Monday, April 02, 2007

Ron Paul on Bill Maher

7 Comments:

Blogger Eric Dondero said...

One of the worst performances ever by Ron Paul. Someone needs to tell him that it's safe to smile on a Comedy Show. He undoubtably lost votes by being on HBO; people who would have otherwise supported him.

I suggest he stick to radio.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Marc Scott Emery said...

Eric, Ron Paul was wonderful, intelligent, thoughtful and refused to avoid any direct answers on Bill Maher.

Your unrelenting nay saying makes you an irrational one-man band of "I hate my former employer".

I'm sure Ron Paul is glad to be rid of you too. And those of us who consider ourselves well mannered and consistent principled libertarians find your hate filled remarks towards Ron Paul a fine bellweather in regards to how all libertarians should regard you in future elections and campaigns. You are no libertarian, you are a low rent Gail Wynand trying to destroy the one virtuous man in Congress.

I suggest you join your proto-fascist friends Rudy Giuliani and Dennis Miller and promote them instead of denigrating the great Ron Paul.

You are not worthy to polish Ron Paul's shoes.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Michael Hargett said...

The libertarian movement as best I can tell is at its core a movement of individuals. As such, there are times when differences of opinion, even seemingly fundamental ones, will occur.

Disagreement and even disunity on secondary or even tertiary matters such as personalities and leadership are not reasons over which to part company. On the contrary, criticism and debate are to be encouraged among those with a passion for liberty because the movement itself thrives on heterogeneity. Libertarians acting in groups should endeavor to avoid the appearance of a monochromatic monolithic body and instead promote a confederacy of sovereign individuals.

The most important element is that all movers within the movement hold dear the notion of freedom from the tyranny of subjugation to any man or men (even those in leadership of the party itself) united temporarily and voluntarily to forward the cause of liberty.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Michael Hargett said...

Ron Paul takes matters seriously. Even in jest it appears that he always has a point to make. He demonstrated his sense of humor when he spoke with Alan Greenspan, requesting an autograph on a copy of the essay the former Fed Chief himself wrote excoriating the Federal Reserve and promoting a gold standard two decades prior to assuming the post.

Juxtaposing Ron Paul with Bill Maher, an amusing if snarky populist and self-described libertarian while also an apparent proponent of liberty without private property, is to combine oil and water. Paul himself was less entertaining and better informed, however, Maher's sloganeering and knee-jerk bumper sticker politics earned more points with the home-crowd television studio audience more familiar with Van Wilder than with Ludwig von Mises.

The appearance as it would seem, however, was the promotion of Ron Paul's name and his clear and unwavering advocacy of his ideas. He did not cow to Maher's "you must admits" and made no real effort to curb the entrenched pundit's irreconcilable libertascist views, instead hoping to appeal to a certain general uneasiness possibly found in even the most religious viewer of Real Time.

4:09 PM  
Blogger TruePatriot said...

Who cares whether Ron Paul smiled during an interview, or not? Our country is in a grave state of affairs & therefore consider that there was/is nothing, about which to smile!

Ron Paul is honest, virtuous & UNcorruptable! He is the closest thing that resembles the stuff, of which this country's founding fathers were made!

I've personally met Dr. Paul & he's about as sincere & transparent as they come... I'd bet the ranch on it! I'd trust him with my life, my kids & most certainly the betterment & future of this nation!

Ron Paul for president in `08!!!

10:40 PM  
Blogger Casey Lee Cobb said...

Eric wants a slick smile with his politicians. (Vaseline)

I just want a politician that’s not trying to F@ck me.

11:50 AM  
Blogger DBeauregard said...

Although Ron Paul may have been on a comedy show...the fact that our nation is in a serious situation is no laughing matter. There are many issues to address and Ron Paul surely seems to be on the level. People..our liberty, prosperity, and all of humanity is on the line here...so unless you will accept the fact that dark times may be ahead...now is as good as any to have Ron Paul on your side. He will get my vote!

2:45 PM  

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