Hey Tea-Party. This is YOUR guy!

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mcrain, May 21, 2010.

  1. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/21/AR2010052101452.html?hpid=topnews

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/2010_Elec...ck-critics-civil-rights-act/story?id=10705651

    Awkward.

    ADA?

    Mr. Anti-establishment being brought into the fold?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...851483416426.html?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLEForthNews
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Because nothing says "the tea party isn't racist, we love black people!" more than backing a racist for the US senate.

    Rand Paul is a racist and so is anybody who supports him. Maybe next time they should run Ru Paul if they don't want to appear to be a bunch of racist homophobes.
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    This guy is bats***, just like his daddy. He talks out of both sides of his mouth and then gets upset when people call him on it.

    At least Ru Paul is pretty.
     
  4. mcrain thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So, how's that landslide Republican victory in November look now.

    Hopey Changey?
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    This was not the way the conversation went on the interview, he never said "yes" before entering into the second sentence, which is why they didn't quote it all together, a flagrant misquoting of words.. This is a media smear campaign taking what he actually said and skewing into him being racist. He brought up the fact that federal government should not impede on our freedom of speech and that racism is wrong. He also brings up that we still have private clubs that do discriminate (anyone remember that gay baseball team who kicked people off for not being gay enough?). This is all about the federal government staying out of local private issues.

    He said he would have been for most of the civil rights act including ending institutionalized racism.

    Ron Paul is probably one of the most consistent politicians in congress.

    I think you'll be surprised how much the media smear machine isn't going to help the left out this time.
     
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    Quite simply, libertarians are radical ideologues who are outside of the mainstream. Libertarianism and true socialism (not social democracies) may be nice ideas but have far-reaching unintended consequences.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh wow. You really have been fooled.



    Worked pretty well in this last election.
     
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    Wait, criticizing a British corporation for fouling American waters is unAmerican? WTF?
     
  9. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Issues he has flip flopped on and then I will present the same of your favorite politician Obama.
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I don't think he is a racist, he is one of those crazy libertarians that thinks its ok for private businesses to partake in racism however. Yet again just like his dad its not the guy i have the problem with, its the absolute crazy things that can result from being that anti regulation.
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    No, it's criticizing a British corporation who leased an oil rig owned by a company in Switzerland, built by a company in South Korea, registered in the Marshall Islands that is fouling American waters that is unamerican.
     
  12. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Its funny how these things only extend so far for people, but if you cross over that line you are racist.

    Would you say that it is or is not okay to have a negro college fund? Is that racist? No whites allowed.
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Did....did you even read my post? :confused:
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I didn't mean it as a direct response, more of quoting as it provoked my next thought on the issue. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  15. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Alright, but to answer your questions, things like not serving blacks (or any other type of discrimination) is A-ok as long as you are a private business. He personally doesn't discriminate, but he doesn't want to have any regulations of the sort on business. Private business is free to do anything under this Paul.
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's not an issue of flip-flopping. It's that he doesn't want to take a stance. He wants to have his cake and eat it too. And since when is Obama my favorite politician? Can you stay in the real world, please?

    Exactly "I'm against discrimination, but I'll let businesses do it anyway". Just like his daddy's stance on a lot of things, like sodomy laws.
     
  17. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    In this country you should be free to be a racist and be called out on it. I would much rather know who the racist people are than have them hide it.
     
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    Private business should not be able to be racist just so someone can call them out on it. :rolleyes:
     
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    "When does my honeymoon period start? I had a big victory," Paul told George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" today. "I've just been trashed up and down and they have been saying things that are untrue. And when they say I'm for repealing the Civil Rights Act, it's absolutely false. It's never been my position and something that I basically just think is politics."


    Thats hilarious.Why ? Because those are the EXACT same words he used when Wolf Blitzer interviewed him yesterday. Seems like he's got his script down pretty good.
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    People are free to be racists. Hell, we see it all the time. How are people not free to be racists?

    There are certain places, such as public accommodations, where they can't discriminate based on that racism, but they're still racists. And no- they should not be free to discriminate in those areas.
     
  21. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I want my scholarship from the united negro fund immediately!
     
  22. mcrain thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You're assuming you could win one. Any reason you think you would automatically win one over the other very highly qualified recipients? :confused:
     
  23. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh christ, here we go. :rolleyes: College funds are not the same as walking into a store. College funds typically target one group or another. Would you also want Bret Michaels' Diabetes Fund to pay for your cancer treatments?
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    It's infuriating how he dances around every question hes given with some off topic fact or trying to equate things to gun rights. His interview with Rachael Maddow drove me nuts. He just avoided an answer at all costs.

    I don't see him having a real career for too long if he keeps this up.
     
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    Which of their scholarships did you apply for?
     

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