The HNIC is having a bit of a rough time here, trying to come up with a defense (ANY defense) of Rand Paul’s position of Civil Rights…
He flatly refuses to condemn Paul’s viewpoint.
Now, this isn’t totally unexpected, as the RNC HNIC, Mikkie has to support his “team” no matter how repulsive and repellent they may be. What is sad is that he admits a number of other Republicans hold similar views…
Rand Paul expresses a Libertarian viewpoint which is why the vast majority of Minorities associate libertarianism with racism. Indeed, many white supremacists around the country have adopted libertarianism as a political viewpoint because it justifies their racism.
May 23, 2010 at 10:48 PM
The obvious disconnect in Steel’s argument is that philosophy and belief drive action. If Rand Paul believes private discrimination should be lawful, why wouldn’t he act on that beleif if elected?
You can’t sell turds and pass them off as air freshener.
May 24, 2010 at 9:01 AM
The Paul family has had a long relationship with white supremacists. There is no reason to believe that Rand’s statement is anything more than a signal to a racist base that he will go their way.