An Ap-Paul-ing Announcement

14 May

Jim Crow Laws Weren't So Bad

As though it were not bad enough that Rand Paul (R-KY) is now in the U.S. Senate, his father Ron Paul has decided to run for President for a third time.  Many of you remember that Rand Paul was seen a great deal on TSM for his blatant racism, including his wanting to abolish the 14th Amendment.  Well, the nut did not fall far from the racist tree.  Ron Paul told Rachel Maddow that he was opposed to provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Later, Paul (R-TX) told Chris Matthews, he wouldn’t have voted for the law in the first place had he been in Congress at the time.  What’s next?  Will he then pull a Donald Trump: “The Blacks have always loved me.”

Of course, like many Tea Baggers and right wing conservatives of today, when accused of being a racist for his behavior and speech, Paul’s response is: Don’t call me a racist just because I am.  Paul tries to justify his racist comments with the following:

Paul said he would vote against the law because it imposed unfair rules on what private business owners can and can’t do on their own property. Essentially, they should be free to discriminate if they wish, Paul says, however distasteful that may be.

Am I the only that feels like I need a Silkwood shower after that?  Are not political officials supposed to be leaders?  Are they not charged with the task of creating equal opportunities for all?  If we were to follow Paul’s philosophy of protecting business rights at all costs, I’m not sure we would see women or blacks in the work force today.

What scares me most about Ron Paul, is that he is the least crazy of the conservative contenders: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, and Mike Huckabee.  His being less crazy, I worry, will garner him enough support to be a viable candidate who appeals to the racist capitalist elite.  Click here to read the full very disturbing article.


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