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Rand Paul Another Tea Party Racist

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on May 21, 2010

And the fun just keeps on comin’ folks, and it is getting scarier by the minute.

The time it is the Tea Party sweetheart Rand Paul, a Republican of Kentucky who is running for Senate, the  first time political candidate and son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul.  It seems he has a bit of a problem with the 1964’s Civil Rights Act.  (No I cannot believe that in the year 2010 that this is an issue).  Evidently it started a month ago with an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal during which he said: “I don’t like the idea of telling private business owners-I abhor racism-I think it’s a bad business decision to ever exclude anybody from your restaurant. But at the same time I do believe in private ownership. But I think there should be absolutely no discrimination on anything that gets any public funding and that’s most of what the Civil Rights Act was about to my mind.”

*head desk*

*head desk*

*head desk*

Paul was again questioned over his views regarding the legislation on National Public Radio and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. In response to questions, Paul said he supports the 46-year old measure except for the provisions that outlaw private businesses from discriminating on the basis of race.

While stressing that he is opposed to discrimination in any form, Paul suggested the measure runs up against individuals’ First Amendment and property rights.

“I think what’s important in this debate is not getting 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? I don’t want to be associated with those people, but I also don’t want to limit their speech in any way in the sense that we tolerate boorish and uncivilized behavior because that’s one of the things that freedom requires….if you decide that restaurants are publicly owned and not privately owned, then do you say that you should have the right to bring your gun into a restaurant, even though the owner of the restaurant says, ‘Well, no. We don’t want to have guns in here.’ The bar says we don’t want to have guns in here because people might drink and start fighting and shoot each other. Does the owner of the restaurant own his restaurant? Or does the government own his restaurant?”

After realizing, or talking to his handlers, he must have realized that he sounded like a total asshole, (I’m sorry I just don’t have another word to insert here) and he said that he does not believe the Civil Rights Act should be repealed.

There is a God!

But wait, he wasn’t finished…he also took issue with the American with Disabilities Act – the 1990 measure that afforded the same rights to individuals with disabilities as those who are protected by the Civil Rights Act. “I think a lot of things could be handled locally…for example, I think that we should try to do everything we can to allow for people with disabilities and handicaps. You know, we do it in our office with wheelchair ramps and things like that. I think if you have a two-story office and you hire someone who’s handicapped, it might be reasonable to let him have an office on the first floor rather than the government saying you have to have a $100,000 elevator. And I think when you get to the solutions like that, the more local the better, and the more common sense the decisions are, rather than having a federal government make those decisions.”

Paul is a first time political candidate and son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Paul’s victory levied a direct blow to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who tapped Grayson for the party nomination last year. McConnell and other GOP leaders in Washington, however, were quick to line up behind Paul after his win in a show of party unity.

Isn’t it nice to know that some people will always take advantage of freedom of speech, even when they are an asshole?  God bless and help America.

****UPDATE*****

Seems Rand has realized he might have screwed the pooch, and  some of his fellow Republicans are squirming or at least dodging questions..http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/98953-gop-senators-mum-on-rand-paul-comments I  am having visions of some high ranking Republican calling Rand Paul and asking him if his mother had any children that lived?  Seems that Rand must have gotten the message..he updated his site with a response here…but you know what, I think it is too little too late.  http://www.randpaul2010.com/2010/05/rand-paul-sets-the-record-straight/

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One Response to “Rand Paul Another Tea Party Racist”

  1. […] Sarah Gives Rand Paul Advise….or The Blind Leading the Blind Sarah has dispensed her advise to Tea Party sweetheart from Kentucky Rand Paul.  Paul backed out of his Sunday morning talk show appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” citing exhaustion, and a spokesman issued a statement saying Paul wanted to avoid the “liberal bias” of the media. . (more likely he is wondering exactly how do I get out of this hole I dug?  Read the post: https://politicalmonkey2010.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/rand-paul-another-tea-party-racist/) […]

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