reply to post by eLPresidente
Thanks for posting the Rand interview on TRMD. It shows him equivocating for 9 and a half minutes on whether he believes it is right for private
businesses to discriminate on the basis of race. This is part of the Civil Rights Act, and a part that it would seem he doesn't support. Hence, he
doesn't support the CRA in total. That he supports the other portions of it doesn't matter; he doesn't support all of it. And trust me, that one
(of ten) portions of the CRA is very important to minorities.
His claim that he doesn't support this portion because it causes other legal questions, such as people bringing weapons into private businesses
without the owner's permission is just making a false equivalence. Notice how he never directly answered RM as to whether or not Wallgreens should
be able to segregate its lunch counters or refuse service on the basis of race? Very telling.
I commented on another person's post about his discussion in an interview with a reporter as to why he didn't bring up the Southern Strategy of the
GOP when he spoke at Howard. I said I hadn't heard that until the commenter made the post. My point was that RP was trying to paint the current
Democratic party as the old post-bellum, pre-Depression one, and paint the GOP party as the old, abolitionist Civil War era Republican party of
Lincoln. Hence he was being disingenuous by not acknowledging the modern GOP's Southern Strategy, which clearly caters to white racism in the South.
I would go as far as to call it being mendacious -- as I did. Falsely portraying current political parties on their old, outmoded ways is lying.
I never said he lied about his beliefs regarding the CRA. I said he was trying to backpedal and/or avoid addressing them when he talked with RM, and
the clip you provided makes my point -- and is the segment that I mentioned in my original post regarding him.
"Rand Paul talking about the civil rights act in interviews is all over youtube, why would he lie when anybody, especially the liberal media can fact
Uhh, plenty of politicians claim they haven't said this, that, or the other thing even though it is on YouTube or there is an electronic archive of
an e-mail or whatever. Why are you suggesting that RP isn't capable of the same behavior and cluelessness regarding our electronically-archived
"How SILLY and DESPERATE can you get? Oh I forgot, you are a complete fraud. See what I did there?"
Yes, I see you ad hominem attacked and slandered me, based on your false representation of what I said, whereas I tried to describe RP's behavior and
rhetoric as best I could. Nor have I called you a fraud or a liar -- unlike what you have said of me.
I also noticed that it seems I can't reply to threads you start. Am I correct about this, or was that just a one-time glitch/bug with ATS? I've
never had a "permission denied" message when trying to post to anyone else's thread. Please set me straight on this issue; I am genuinely
interested to know.