Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rand Paul

One of the featured guests on the Rachel Maddow Show earlier this week was US Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Rand Paul (R-KY). He and Rachel were debating his, well, unique stance regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964, about which he said he support 9 of the 10 main provisions within the law and that he considers any form of discrimination "abhorrent." The provision that he opposes deals with private businesses not being allowed to discriminate against patrons based on race, as well as eliminating segregation within the workplace. So, basically, private businesses should be able to post "no blacks allowed" signs, according to Dr. Paul's frightening position. Even more disturbingly (but not surprising as we constantly learn from the GOP), he opposes marriage equality, yet considers himself to be completely against any type of disrcimination in the "public sector." Oh, and let's not forget the 10-lane super highway that is going to connect Canada to Mexico and eliminate all Mexican, American and Canadian sovereignty in North America.

Within the past few days, Dr. Paul has been attacking the media, asserting that they are twisting his words to fit their agenda. Unfortunately for Dr. Paul, video records of him spewing his insane rhetoric go back years. Sarah Palin has also jumped to his aide (which is even MORE unfortunate for him), claiming that the media loves to use "gotchya" tactics. The tactics to which she is referring including grilling, horribly complex questions like, "which magazine publications do you read," "do you agree with the Bush doctrine" and "which of the Founding Fathers do you most admire." Not only could Palin not answer these questions with anything close to resembling a rational thought (cue Billy Madison's explanation of the Industrial Revolution), but even Glenn Beck called her out and said "BS" to her response of his Founding Fathers question... GLENN BECK!!! Of the many candidates in recent years who have emerged into the race for national offices, Dr. Paul could very well be the most frightening. I have great respect for his father, Ron Paul, but this guy is an embarassment to his father's name.

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