Hey Tea-Party. This is YOUR guy!

mcrain

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Rand Paul: Obama's criticism of BP 'un-American'

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the Gulf oil spill Friday as putting "his boot heel on the throat of BP" and "really un-American."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/21/AR2010052101452.html?hpid=topnews

Rand Paul, the Tea Party's rising star from Kentucky who won the state's GOP Senate primary this week, says criticism of his views on the Civil Rights Act and other pieces of anti-discrimination legislation are "red herrings" and Democrats' attempt to "trash" his campaign.

GOP Senate nominee from Kentucky explains his views on the Civil Rights Act."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."

Paul's comments came amid a firestorm of criticism sparked earlier this week when he appeared to question the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which he said went too far in banning discrimination by private companies.

In an interview Wednesday with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Paul was asked whether he believed private businesses should have the right to refuse service to African-Americans.

"Yes," Paul said. "I'm not in favor of any discrimination of any form. … But I think what's important about this debate is not written into any specific 'gotcha' on this, but asking the question: what about freedom of speech? Should we limit speech from people we find abhorrent? Should we limit racists from speaking?"
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/2010_Elections/rand-paul-fires-back-critics-civil-rights-act/story?id=10705651

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and a leading organizer of conservative activists, called the focus on Mr. Paul's comments an "awkward" moment.
Awkward.

In an interview with National Public Radio Wednesday, Mr. Paul had expressed misgivings about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mr. Conway said his campaign would challenge Mr. Paul on whether the Food and Drug Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and consumer-safety agencies should exist.
ADA?

There were signs Thursday that Republican leaders were moving to bring Mr. Paul's campaign into the establishment fold.
Mr. Anti-establishment being brought into the fold?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704513104575256851483416426.html?mod=WSJ_hps_MIDDLEForthNews
 

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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.
 

leekohler

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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.

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.
At least Ru Paul is pretty.
 

mcrain

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

Hopey Changey?
 

Zombie Acorn

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"Yes," Paul said. "I'm not in favor of any discrimination of any form. … But I think what's important about this debate is not written into any specific 'gotcha' on this, but asking the question: what about freedom of speech? Should we limit speech from people we find abhorrent? Should we limit racists from speaking?"
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.

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

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

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

Hopey Changey?
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.
 

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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.
 

yg17

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Wait, criticizing a British corporation for fouling American waters is unAmerican? WTF?

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.
 

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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.
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.
 

NT1440

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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.
Did....did you even read my post? :confused:
 

NT1440

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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.
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.
 

leekohler

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Issues he has flip flopped on and then I will present the same of your favorite politician Obama.
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?

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.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 

NT1440

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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.
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.
 

leekohler

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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.
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.
 

NT1440

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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.
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.