Saturday, May 22, 2010
Bill Maher Repeats the LIE That Claims Rand Paul Said "Restaurants Should Be Able To Refuse Service To Black People"
Continually telling Rachel Maddow that he abhors racism and that [he's] "..not in favor of any discrimination of any form" is synonymous with the stance that he thinks "restaurants should be able to refuse black people?"
by Larry Simons
May 22, 2010
On Friday’s telecast of Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher repeats the lie that has spread like wildfire through the mainstream media, that Kentucky primary winner Rand Paul holds the view that he opposes the 1964 Civil Rights Act and that he feels that restaurants in that day had the right to refuse to serve black people.
As I wrote yesterday about the lie that came from the mouth of liberal wingnut and colossal liar, Andy Ostroy, that supposedly Rand Paul, when asked by Rachel Maddow if he thought restaurants had the right to post signs saying they would not serve blacks, said “Yes” to that question. I clearly illustrated that Paul said no such thing and that not only did he not say “Yes” to that question, he repeatedly stated during the interview that he opposes racism and discrimination in any form.
On Friday night, Bill Maher had this to say:
“But how to describe Rand Paul, I mean, he’s a doctor. It’s as if Sarah Palin somehow made it through medical school”. “…he has a lot of interesting points of view. He says restaurants should be able to refuse service to black people.” Then said, “I tell ya, the shit doesn’t fall far from the bat, does it?” Implying that Rand’s father, Congressman Ron Paul, is a “nut” as well.
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I find it interesting that Maher is attempting to distance himself from not only Rand Paul, but his father as well, since just 3 years ago on Real Time, Bill Maher called Ron Paul his hero while talking to Chris Dodd.
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Here’s Ron Paul being praised again by Maher on Real Time in 2007
So, it’s perfectly clear. When Ron Paul embarrasses other Republicans, Maher stands behind Ron Paul 100% and has his full support. When people like Rand Paul, who associates with the Tea Party, which is largely against Obama [in the eyes of the media, but in reality attempting to restore Constitutional values, while being hijacked by neocons like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin], Maher calls not only Rand Paul "crazy", but likens him to his father and implies that Ron Paul is "crazy" too, despite the fact that Maher has continually praised him the last 3 years on his show [Ron Paul has been a guest on Real Time twice in 2007 and once in 2009].
It is the classic example of someone who holds political party in higher esteem than one's country. Maher cares not that he vilifies someone in whom he has continually praised the last 3 years when they were speaking truth to the very people Maher despises, but when those same people then threaten the party Maher associates with, then they suddenly become "crazy nutjobs", and the best way to smear them is to attach to their name the most hated political correct label there is: racist.
That's party over country, and Bill Maher is a colossal embarrassment to this country.