This was a veritable train wreck. Rand Paul is the son of Congressman Ron Paul whose racist associations with the C of CC and white nationalist groups are well documented. Rand Paul takes the Libertarian view that the Government cannot regulate discrimination by private businesses – which as Rachel points out during this interview means that businesses, primarily in the South by the time of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would be able to legally exclude Minorities as customers or workers on the basis of being private enterprise…
Ergo the Bus Boycott of Montgomery, and the Wallgreen lunch counter protests would have been illegal…
On the part of the Civil Rights workers.
What this is, is a thinly veiled regurgitation of David Duke’s “new new new” KKK in suits philosophy – sometimes expressed in their terminology as a “Right of Association”.
May 20, 2010 at 11:46 AM
And he may win – Take back our government is truly a code word right about now for those who want to go back before 1964
May 20, 2010 at 12:03 PM
No – he isn’t going to win based on the numbers. But he is a prime example of what the Tea Baggers stand for.
May 20, 2010 at 10:45 PM
And keep in mind it’s Kentucky, quite possibly the redneckest state of them all. But it’s a small state so I doubt it will make a large ripple.
May 21, 2010 at 10:26 AM
Rand Paul stepped in it again. with his “What Obama is doing with BP is un-American” comment…
Guess Kentucky’s resident Klansman senator wannabe was too stupid to figure out the acronym BP…
Stands for British Petroleum.