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Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by Misoir
I agree...I don't think he's racist either. That's why I titled the thread as an ambush...because that's exactly what it looked like.
You could tell he wasn't prepared for the questioning...especially the hit piece that was put together right before he walked out. He's a novice at the politics thing...and it showed in this interview...he didn't handle himself well.
This is going to be used against him...it's what happened to his old man.
It's going to hurt him just as it did his dad.
I like many of his stances....Auditing the Fed, Campaign Finance Reform, Anti-war, etc.
Cripes, this is why i HATE politics.
[edit on 19-5-2010 by David9176]
Me too! And I am no where near offended, this is just a debate all of us have opinions here, I love reading yours a lot. We just really disagree about Rand Paul.
Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by hotbakedtater
He has to have handlers and a team, please do not expect me to swallow he was not prepared for this, he just won the nod the gloves are OFF.
I'm not expecting you to believe anything. I was expressing my OPINION to Misoir...not you. Sorry if you were offended.
It almost seems like some people are coddling rand due to his being the genetic offspring of the great Ron Paul.
Who cares if he is a racist, I am more concerned with his anti female stance, and his being a Christian and using these issues to Pander for cheap and easy votes in his home state.
I actually agree with him too. But I am very firmly opposed to wishy washy backpedaling avoidant pandering politicians, all of the above Rand Paul is. He needs to get behind his ideas and stay firm and strong in his opinion. This interview was bad for him, because he blew it, and he should have knew it.
Originally posted by GorehoundLarry
Well, well, well.....
All I'm going to say is:
Rand Paul kinda made the point that private businesses have a right to allow or disallow anyone they want in their facility.
Is he right? You goddamn right he is!! The liberal media is going crazy over this, claiming he's a racist and a bigot. Well, what about them? Civil rights should only relate to the African American community?
What about bathhouses that prohibit women?
What about the boy scouts prohibiting homosexuals?
What about the military prohibiting homosexuals?
I could go on but I won't.
Discrimination never ended. Equality that blacks preach is nothing but a myth while Affirmative Action is around.
Before I go off too topic and rant forever, I'll just end with: Rand Paul, you have my support any day.
Originally posted by Bobbox1980
Rand Paul came off as a weak pussy.
Rand needed to reframe the debate.
Rachel Maddow was trying to frame the debate to make Rand Paul look like a racist who supported racists in their discrimination of black people or the disabled.
Rand Paul needed to reframe the debate in terms of individualism versus collectivism. The rights of the individual versus the collective good.
I will stand for individualism any day. I think racism is abhorrent, ignorant, and just plain stupid. At the same time do you think the shareholders of Walmart, a store in virtually every major city in the country, is going to vote to support discrimination against people because of their race or disability?
Hell no they won't, it is bad for business.