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Bill Maher Must Run For Congress

Updated on October 16, 2012
Bill Maher For Congress
Bill Maher For Congress

Bill Maher is the host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." I have been watching him for years. I love his political humor, his show on ABC and now the current version on HBO. Watching him during this economic crisis and his analysis of the problems facing America today, I have come to the following conclusion: BILL MAHER SHOULD RUN FOR CONGRESS.

So Why Bill Maher You Ask?
So Why Bill Maher You Ask?
Bill Maher Will Speak Truth To Power
Bill Maher Will Speak Truth To Power

Why Bill Maher?

Some might ask, why would Bill Maher be a good political candidate. The truth is, Bill Maher would be a horrible candidate under today's rules. He is an admitted pot smoker, very liberal or libertarian depending of the subject and is outspoken and is not politically correct. Bill Maher actually speaks his mind. Under the current definition of politician, Bill Maher does not fit the mold.

But that is exactly why Bill Maher should run for Congress. The current mold does not work. The current crop of politicians who say nothing, are afraid to offend, and while not being disagreeable agree on nothing. And the outcome: nothing gets done that actually helps regular folks.

Bill Maher will literally shake up Washington. He has no problem speaking his mind. In fact, he has been fired for just that: speaking his mind. Further, unlike many of today's politicians, he is knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. He speaks intelligently about the economy, the war, social issues and taxes. The same cannot be said for many in power today. Bill Maher would represent real change coming to Washington: Someone who is not afraid to speak his mind on a variety of topics he actually knows something about.

Bill Maher Has No Problem Speaking His Mind
Bill Maher Has No Problem Speaking His Mind

Truth to Power

One thing Bill Maher will have no problem doing is speaking truth to power. Imagine if we had someone who was willing to stand in the well of Congress in 2002 and 2003 and argue against the war in Iraq? Despite the fear of being called unpatriotic and un-american, someone who could articulate that the war was wrong and the information being fed to the public was wrong was what was missing from that debate. Or imagine if someone would stand up and fight for the little guy right now during these hard economic times. Someone who is willing to rail against the political power of banks and Wall Street. Well Bill Maher has been doing this from the pulpit of his show. Every week he stands up and argues against what is politically popular but rather what is right.

More importantly, Bill Maher will be willing and able to stand up to allegedly the most powerful group in America: The American People. Bill Maher will say that we were living a dream during the housing bubble and that we are not willing to work very hard to put America back together. Bill Maher will remind us what civil liberties mean in America. He will stand up against the Conservative Right and Liberal Left and keep them both in check. He doesn't care about what is politically popular but about what is right. We need someone with this kind of integrity in Congress: There is a first time for everything.

Let's Recruit Bill Maher

Bill Maher will have to be convinced to run for public office. He might even have to held at gun point. But it is not like he is not already part of the political debate. He is the only liberal (if he is one) that has the guts to debate Ann Coulter. He routinely debates politicians on his show. And he has no problem telling them what they are doing wrong and steps needed to be taken to improve this country. Let's recruit him to take these ideas and put them to action. Take them to Washington and throw them at the power structure. At the very least, we will have someone speaking truth in Washington again and maybe be entertained at the same time.

For the record: I will argue Bill Maher should run for President, but I like Obama - For Now.


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      bgpappa 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

      I agree with you on Obama, needs to toughen up and stop trying to be popular. Bill Maher will say what he thinks, make people mad, stir actual debate: just what we need.

      Thanks for reading

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      blahkins 7 years ago

      Bill Maher for Congress. He is a good representation of core Progressive beliefs. and unlike current politicians he will do what he believes in, not what will score most political points (or loose the least..) he will do whats right. however office changes people. obama tried to do whats right, only to be ridiculed by both parties, and thus ended up compromising every policy, down to laws that do what most current comprises do, NOTHING.

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      bgpappa 8 years ago from Sacramento, California

      I agree angry. Thanks for reading

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      Angryangryliberal 8 years ago

      Bill Maher would be my chocie for Congress - though not President as I think he should focus more on domestic matters. Of course, he would need other supporters to be elected to gain significant influence over legislation. But, the dawn of a liberal renaissance? We could only hope...

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      bgpappa 9 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Not sure but Maher isn't Jewish. Thanks for the comment.

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      Nunya Bizness 9 years ago

      Aren't there enough Jews in Congress already?

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      bgpappa 9 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Got a man crush huh? Just kidding. His show is great. Better news reporting that most news outlets and he doesn't try to pass it off as news.

      Thanks for reading.

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      RKHenry 9 years ago from Neighborhood museum in Somewhere, USA

      If I was gay, I'd ask Bill to marry me. His show is the coolest one out there.

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      bgpappa 9 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Of course. But not keeping his big mouth closed is what I want, instead of talking heads. I am not railing against Republicans here, I think both sides have lost any ability to fight for what the people that elected want or need.

      Thanks for your comment though.

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      johnb0127 9 years ago from TX

      No, but hes close. He can't keep his big mouth closed. Im a Republican of course so we have mixed opinions :)


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      bgpappa 9 years ago from Sacramento, California

      No worries. You are entitled to your opinion. But is he any worse then the people there now, Republican or Democrat.

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      johnb0127 9 years ago from TX

      Bill Maher is an idiot in my opinion. Sorry!


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