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Cha

(300,611 posts)
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 10:51 PM Aug 2014

The Inanity of Rand Paul's quote on Ferguson, MO..

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Rand Paul on Ferguson: "There is a very good chance that this had nothing to do with race."

3:44 AM - 24 Aug 2014 90 Retweets 25 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/08/24/rise-and-shine-and-chat-on-5/

"Let's say you're African-American and you live there, let's say none of this has to do with race. It might not, but the belief — if you're African-American and you live in Ferguson, the belief is, you see people in prison and they're mostly black and brown, that somehow it is racial, even if the thoughts that were going on at that time had nothing to do with race.

"So it's a very good chance that had(sic) this had nothing to do with race, but because of all of the arrest and the way people were arrested, that everybody perceives it as, 'My goodness, the police are out to get us,' you know? And so that's why you have to change the whole war on drugs. It's not just this one instance."

More..
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/24/rand-paul-hillary-clinton_n_5704507.html

Our bad.. we only "perceive it" as such.. Only Rand Paul in his infinite wisdom knows what's going on here... and there's a "very good chance that this had nothing to do with race "

I like this from the comment section at the link..

"So some white guy from Kentucky is telling the black people in Ferguson that it’s all in their head. Rand Paul doesn’t know a dam thing about what it’s like to be black." anniebella



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The Inanity of Rand Paul's quote on Ferguson, MO.. (Original Post) Cha Aug 2014 OP
.. Cha Aug 2014 #1
This is the guy AgingAmerican Aug 2014 #2
And, not only didn't vote for the Civil and Voting Rights Acts but "claimed he did".. Cha Aug 2014 #4
Sounds like he's trying very hard not to say what he's thinking bhikkhu Aug 2014 #3
Good point, bhikkhu.. Cha Aug 2014 #5
Just another fuckin' cracker. They're a dime a dozen. kysrsoze Aug 2014 #30
K Cha Aug 2014 #6
k Cha Aug 2014 #7
Really? Really Rand? sheshe2 Aug 2014 #8
"Hey, Randy, do you find the murder by cop of an unarmed black child offensive?" Cha Aug 2014 #10
Three strikes...we are going for 4 now... sheshe2 Aug 2014 #13
Damn, Rand Paul is a bona fide racist like his dad, Ron.. and he lies about it.. which is par for Cha Aug 2014 #15
"Rand Paul is a bona fide racist like his dad" sheshe2 Aug 2014 #16
Oh, yeah, that solidarity from the drug war meme. Just forget all the rest of it and look at me! freshwest Aug 2014 #33
Exactly, freshwest! Trying to distract from the racist FPD and talk about "drugs" which Cha Aug 2014 #35
Talking out of both sides of his ass. Again. arcane1 Aug 2014 #9
Right.. same ol Rand Paul.. "spreading the Misinformation because it WORKS". Cha Aug 2014 #11
Pays him better than honest work, that's for sure. Mr. Koch Brothers>AFN>Libertarian>GOPig. freshwest Aug 2014 #34
It's beyond Disgusting, freshwest.. slithery and slimey come to mind. Cha Aug 2014 #36
At the very least, the cop was afraid for his life when there was no need to be. How applegrove Aug 2014 #12
I don't think the cop was afraid for his life, apple. But, Ferguson has a long Cha Aug 2014 #17
The racist history in Ferguson, MO that I was refering to, apple.. Cha Aug 2014 #39
How did he get Jamaal510 Aug 2014 #14
Exactly, Jamaal.. my post from up thread.. Cha Aug 2014 #18
The Anti 'War on Drugs' is the Libertarian meme to win black voters. But from: freshwest Aug 2014 #80
. Cha Aug 2014 #19
He doesn't want to alienate his racist fan base that is the glowing Aug 2014 #20
Precisely, glowing! Well Done! "Doesn't want to alienate his racist fan base".. so he talks Cha Aug 2014 #22
+1000 raven mad Aug 2014 #74
K & R Iliyah Aug 2014 #21
They can want it all they want, Iliyah, but they won't be campaigning for him on DU.. not during Cha Aug 2014 #24
What do you expect from a man who thinks businesses should be allowed to discriminate? nt SunSeeker Aug 2014 #23
And, always talks out of both sides of his mouth.. doesn't want to lose his racist fan base Cha Aug 2014 #26
Rand Paul whitesplaining to the citizens of Ferguson. Hilarious. nt DRoseDARs Aug 2014 #25
I know, DRoseDARs.. SMH! and Cha Aug 2014 #27
If anyone had any doubts, on his word alone saying it is not about race proves that it is about race gordianot Aug 2014 #28
No doubt whatsoever but you're right.. the opposite of what Rand Paul says is Cha Aug 2014 #29
Some police are out to get "some" leave others. gordianot Aug 2014 #37
Is it denial? Or deliberate ignorance? JDPriestly Aug 2014 #31
It's "whitesplaining" to the citizens of Ferguson MO while trying to hold on to his racist fan Cha Aug 2014 #32
k Cha Aug 2014 #38
. Cha Aug 2014 #40
. Cha Aug 2014 #41
Never liked this guy to begin with. AverageJoe90 Aug 2014 #42
Thank you, Joe.. just wanted to highlight Rand Paul "whitesplaining" to the citizens of Ferguson Cha Aug 2014 #43
I just hope there's a very good chance Rand Paul has nothing to do with this place: Dark n Stormy Knight Aug 2014 #44
But, he's trying so hard to talk out of both sides of his mouth, DNSK.. Cha Aug 2014 #47
Not a problem for him, Cha. Dark n Stormy Knight Aug 2014 #54
Thank you for that Vid, Dark n Stormy Knight! Cha Aug 2014 #56
Fuck Rand Paul XRubicon Aug 2014 #45
Yes, those are my sentiments, too, XRubicon. Cha Aug 2014 #48
It appears that we are in full agreement as to Rand Paul's disposition my friend. XRubicon Aug 2014 #69
Cheers~ Cha Aug 2014 #70
There is a very good change Rand Paul isn't too bright. Enthusiast Aug 2014 #46
More than likely and there's a very good chance Rand Paul is talking outta both sides of his arse. Cha Aug 2014 #49
That's my senator!!! blackspade Aug 2014 #50
Lucky you! Cha Aug 2014 #51
It's beyond me. blackspade Aug 2014 #52
Kentucky deserves exponentially better! Cha Aug 2014 #55
No kidding. blackspade Aug 2014 #61
Except you did get Gov Beshear who implemented Obamacare. :) Cha Aug 2014 #63
Geez heaven05 Aug 2014 #53
That's what I'm trying to say, heaven! Cha Aug 2014 #58
well I'm saying that also heaven05 Aug 2014 #60
napkinz says it pretty well, too.. Cha Aug 2014 #62
exactly heaven05 Aug 2014 #65
Oh, I think his racist a$$ is going to get Exposed by those who don't want to see Rand Paul Cha Aug 2014 #68
... napkinz Aug 2014 #57
Excellent depictions of the slithering runner that is Rand Paul, napkinz! Cha Aug 2014 #59
Rand needs to be EXPOSED napkinz Aug 2014 #64
I know he does! And, this is exactly why I did this last night.. thank you again, napkinz.. Cha Aug 2014 #67
Thanks for posting this and saving me the time... Blue_Tires Aug 2014 #66
You're welcome, Blue Tires.. Cha Aug 2014 #71
How about focusing on the other guy aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2014 #72
.. Cha Aug 2014 #73
PLEASE tell me this was from the Onion. niyad Aug 2014 #75
Rand Paul is an disingenuously clueless as an onion. Cha Aug 2014 #79
What a clueless fool.. Peacetrain Aug 2014 #76
"Clueless"? or disingenuous to slither a comment on Ferguson without Cha Aug 2014 #81
Cha.. how anyone could even try to point to something positive about that little insect Peacetrain Aug 2014 #83
Well put, Peacetrain.. it boggles my mind, too. Cha Aug 2014 #84
A whopper flamingdem Aug 2014 #77
What stands for "statesman" in the current crop of Cha Aug 2014 #82
So you know that Wilson shot Brown because he was black? Vattel Aug 2014 #78

Cha

(300,611 posts)
4. And, not only didn't vote for the Civil and Voting Rights Acts but "claimed he did"..
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:01 PM
Aug 2014
Rand Paul falsely claims he supports Civil and Voting Rights Acts

http://factivists.democrats.org/rand-paul-falsely-claims-he-supports-civil-and-voting-rights-acts/

What a freaking surprise! Not.

bhikkhu

(10,739 posts)
3. Sounds like he's trying very hard not to say what he's thinking
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 10:58 PM
Aug 2014

and not doing a very good job of it.

sheshe2

(85,014 posts)
8. Really? Really Rand?
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:08 PM
Aug 2014
"When I see things like that, and I see, like, a warzone, and I see bazookas and tanks and all of this stuff in American city, it offends me, because many of these people, some are rioting, and they need to be arrested," he said. "If you're committing a crime, arrest people. But if you're standing up, and you wanna voice dissent, you know, it is really what America is about, is being able to dissent."


Deaf Dumb Blind and full of White Privilege. Gawd that man is offensive. Hey, Randy, do you find the murder by cop of an unarmed black child offensive? Do you?

"If you're committing a crime, arrest people."


For the love of Gawd, where have you been, you dumb F**K! They don't arrest black people they shoot them to death. It's called murder, get a clue.

Thanks for the Op Cha. Well done.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
10. "Hey, Randy, do you find the murder by cop of an unarmed black child offensive?"
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:17 PM
Aug 2014

Excellent question to put to Rand Paul, she. What this "dissent" is about.. not "drugs" as he tried to side step and distact from what is going On in Ferguson, MO.. that And the Racism that's been going on there for a Long Time.

Mahalo, she

sheshe2

(85,014 posts)
13. Three strikes...we are going for 4 now...
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:27 PM
Aug 2014

The Huffington Post | By Braden Goyette
Email
Posted: 07/09/2013 11:05 pm EDT Updated: 07/10/2013 7:04 pm EDT

Chris Hayes: Rand Paul Has 3 Racist Strikes Now

This isn't an isolated incident, Hayes argued, listing the three "white supremacist strikes" Paul has racked up so far.

"Strike one was in 2009 when Rand Paul's Senate campaign spokesperson was forced to resign over a horribly racist comment and historical image of a lynching -- I'm not making that up -- posted by a friend of his on his MySpace wall on Martin Luther King weekend, then allowed to remain for almost two years," Hayes said.

Strike two, Hayes added, was when Paul expressed reservations about the Civil Rights Act in an interview on the Rachel Maddow Show. (Paul later said in a statement that he supports the Civil Rights Act "because I overwhelmingly agree with the intent of the legislation, which was to stop discrimination in the public sphere and halt the abhorrent practice of segregation and Jim Crow laws.&quot

"And now this. Southern Avenger on the Senator's staff," Hayes said. "Well, I'm sorry, Rand Paul. That's three racist strikes. You're out."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/chris-hayes-rand-paul-racist_n_3570440.html

And now Ferguson...

The man is a racist, Cha.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
15. Damn, Rand Paul is a bona fide racist like his dad, Ron.. and he lies about it.. which is par for
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:53 PM
Aug 2014

for his course to use another sport's analogy.

"Strike one was in 2009 when Rand Paul's Senate campaign spokesperson was forced to resign over a horribly racist comment and historical image of a lynching -- I'm not making that up -- posted by a friend of his on his MySpace wall on Martin Luther King weekend, then allowed to remain for almost two years," Hayes said.

Like arcane says in this thread.. "Rand Paul talks out of both side of his ass."

Rand Paul falsely claims he supports Civil and Voting Rights Acts

But Paul’s previous statements on these topics cast serious doubts on his rhetoric this morning…

Rand Paul on the Voting Rights Act: “It was a time in our country when the color of your skin did need to factor into voting, but we’ve really gotten beyond that now. We have an African-American president.” [Newsmax, 6/25/13] Stupid.

Rand Paul on the Civil Rights Act: “I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant, but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership.” [Editorial Board, Louisville Courier-Journal, April 2010]

http://factivists.democrats.org/rand-paul-falsely-claims-he-supports-civil-and-voting-rights-acts/

What a freaking surprise! Not.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5439042

Thank you for the article, she.. very important to have this information on Rand Paul.. cause like it says in your link..

"Though Paul has drawn favor from liberals for his defense of civil liberties and opposition to America's wars, the MSNBC host argued on Tuesday night's installment of "All In With Chris Hayes" that it's impossible to take him seriously after the revelation that one of his aides used to be a neo-Confederate activist."

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
33. Oh, yeah, that solidarity from the drug war meme. Just forget all the rest of it and look at me!
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:56 AM
Aug 2014
Reptilian> Republican <Repugnant

(thanks Julia Roberts)

Cha

(300,611 posts)
35. Exactly, freshwest! Trying to distract from the racist FPD and talk about "drugs" which
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 02:00 AM
Aug 2014

has nothing to do with "dissent" in Ferguson, MO.

Reptilian> Republican <Repugnant Rand Paul.. one of the better examples. Thanks Julia!

Mahalo fresh~

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
34. Pays him better than honest work, that's for sure. Mr. Koch Brothers>AFN>Libertarian>GOPig.
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:58 AM
Aug 2014

All the wealth he can steal from millions of American workers, retirees, youth and anything else that he can finagle. Crook, liar, thief.

applegrove

(120,229 posts)
12. At the very least, the cop was afraid for his life when there was no need to be. How
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:25 PM
Aug 2014

can you say race was not an issue. A 6'4" teenage white kid would not have made the police so scared.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
17. I don't think the cop was afraid for his life, apple. But, Ferguson has a long
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:59 PM
Aug 2014

history of racial profiling that Rachel Maddow went into depth about on her show soon after the killing on August 9th. There's been numerous racial slurs from the police exposed since the Protests began.

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Cha

(300,611 posts)
18. Exactly, Jamaal.. my post from up thread..
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:03 AM
Aug 2014
. "Hey, Randy, do you find the murder by cop of an unarmed black child offensive?"

Excellent question to put to Rand Paul, she. What this "dissent" is about.. not "drugs" as he tried to side step and distact from what is going On in Ferguson, MO.. that And the Racism that's been going on there for a Long Time.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5439101

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
80. The Anti 'War on Drugs' is the Libertarian meme to win black voters. But from:
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:39 PM
Aug 2014
Black People Unimpressed With White People

We still see...

These guys, who aren’t going to vote for this guy’s son



Because blacks weren't oppressed before the 'War On Drugs' and that's the only issue they care about, right?

Nothing like the Voting Rights Act, raising the minimum wage, protecting worker rights and all the rest that Rand voted against.

Because it's all about the pot, don't you know?

Yup, the Libertarians got a real winner with that one!

NOT...

 

glowing

(12,233 posts)
20. He doesn't want to alienate his racist fan base that is the
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:23 AM
Aug 2014

Teabaggers; yet he wants to court young people who are against wars in general.. Like the drug wars and foreign wars. He talks out of both sides of his mouth hoping no one catches on when he's not plagiarizing... And he's probably prejudiced/ racist as all hell in his own hear knowing he grew up in the south and under his father's racist wing.

He bothers me so much and it's a damned shame he's in the Senate at all!!

Cha

(300,611 posts)
22. Precisely, glowing! Well Done! "Doesn't want to alienate his racist fan base".. so he talks
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:28 AM
Aug 2014

out of both sides of his mouth.. hoping to catch those who don't know what the heck is going on. Unfortunately so many.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
24. They can want it all they want, Iliyah, but they won't be campaigning for him on DU.. not during
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:34 AM
Aug 2014

election season anyway.

So there's that.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
26. And, always talks out of both sides of his mouth.. doesn't want to lose his racist fan base
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:38 AM
Aug 2014

as glowing pointed out, up thread.

Mahalo SunSeeker~

Cha

(300,611 posts)
27. I know, DRoseDARs.. SMH! and
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:45 AM
Aug 2014
Trying to hold on to his racist fan base while "whitesplaining to the citizens of Ferguson."

gordianot

(15,329 posts)
28. If anyone had any doubts, on his word alone saying it is not about race proves that it is about race
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:51 AM
Aug 2014

"Us" needs to be changed to "some".

Cha

(300,611 posts)
29. No doubt whatsoever but you're right.. the opposite of what Rand Paul says is
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:18 AM
Aug 2014

correct.

What do you mean.. "Us" needs to be changed to "some"?

gordianot

(15,329 posts)
37. Some police are out to get "some" leave others.
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 02:07 AM
Aug 2014

Various agendas in my opinion those who dispute agendas the strongest have agendas of their own. Justice is not blind she peeks through that blindfold.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
32. It's "whitesplaining" to the citizens of Ferguson MO while trying to hold on to his racist fan
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:46 AM
Aug 2014

base, JD.

Like a comment from the link says..

"So some white guy from Kentucky is telling the black people in Ferguson that it’s all in their head. Rand Paul doesn’t know a dam thing about what it’s like to be black." anniebella

Rand Paul knows exactly what he's doing .. and doing it very well.

 

AverageJoe90

(10,745 posts)
42. Never liked this guy to begin with.
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 03:13 AM
Aug 2014

Honestly, RP? Just that one instance of the residents being called animals by a local cop was enough to disprove your B.S., but if that doesn't make you think.....what will?

Good post, Cha.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
43. Thank you, Joe.. just wanted to highlight Rand Paul "whitesplaining" to the citizens of Ferguson
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 03:30 AM
Aug 2014

.. trying to distract from the prevalent racism while attempting to keep his racist base happy.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
47. But, he's trying so hard to talk out of both sides of his mouth, DNSK..
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:21 AM
Aug 2014

"Whitesplaining" Ferguson while attempting to keep his racist fan base happy.

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,867 posts)
54. Not a problem for him, Cha.
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 01:42 PM
Aug 2014

He's had a lot of practice talk out of both sides of his mouth. For instance, his doubletalk--not to mention outright lies--about his opinion of the Civil Rights Act.

Bob Cull at Americans Against the Tea Party recently wrote a piece about a Rachel Maddow segment in which she replayed a previous interview in which, after much effort on her part to extract the truth, he admitted believing that the Act had over-reached by forbidding open-to-the-public businesses to reject African-American customers.

In the fashion for which he has become famous, Paul danced around the issue saying that he supported nine tenths of the law...

But finally admitted to Maddow that he doesn't support that part.

Cull says Maddow then played a clip from Paul's recent interview with NBC’s Casey Hunt...
...in which he looked her straight in the eye and lied.

“You noted in your speech you support the Civil Rights Act,” Hunt said. “But specifically, do you think that private businesses should be allowed to discriminate based on race?”

Predictably, Paul replied with a terse, “No.”

“So you’ve changed from when you said before you were concerned about that title?” She asked.

“I never said before,” Paul lied.

http://aattp.org/rachel-maddow-exposes-tea-party-racist-rand-pauls-civil-rights-act-lies-video/

The man is a serial liar.

Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)
46. There is a very good change Rand Paul isn't too bright.
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:12 AM
Aug 2014
"There is a very good chance that this had nothing to do with race."

This coming from a guy that would turn the clock back to the Jim Crow times.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
49. More than likely and there's a very good chance Rand Paul is talking outta both sides of his arse.
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:40 AM
Aug 2014

Cha

(300,611 posts)
51. Lucky you!
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:13 AM
Aug 2014

Hopefully, you all will get Alison Lundergan Grimes next year!

Imagine the chutzpah of that "racist dickbag" going out and pushing the line that "there's a very good chance this has nothing to do with race".

blackspade

(10,056 posts)
52. It's beyond me.
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:25 AM
Aug 2014

He should know better, but I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree....

As for Grimes, I can only hope that she takes out the turtleman.
McConnell has been a pox on this state for too long.

 

heaven05

(18,124 posts)
65. exactly
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:14 PM
Aug 2014

but he is going to run anyway. I hope these examples of his politics are plastered everywhere by the DNC. Like I say, I hope.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
68. Oh, I think his racist a$$ is going to get Exposed by those who don't want to see Rand Paul
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:34 PM
Aug 2014

anywhere near our White House. He'll keep his racist fan base well intact.

Cha

(300,611 posts)
59. Excellent depictions of the slithering runner that is Rand Paul, napkinz!
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:03 PM
Aug 2014




Thank you, napkinz!

aint_no_life_nowhere

(21,925 posts)
72. How about focusing on the other guy
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:12 PM
Aug 2014

You're a white police officer and you're patrolling in a residential neighborhood with apartment buildings and you see two teenage black guys walking in the street. And in the all white community where you actually live there are probably white kids skateboarding in the middle of the street of a residential neighborhood. Which neighborhood do you decide to get tough in and utter expletives to tell those in the street to get the fuck away?

Cha

(300,611 posts)
81. "Clueless"? or disingenuous to slither a comment on Ferguson without
Tue Aug 26, 2014, 03:53 AM
Aug 2014

losing his racist base?

It's an insult to thinking people's intelligence in Ferguson, MO and those who care about them, Peacetrain.

Michael Brown

Peacetrain

(23,418 posts)
83. Cha.. how anyone could even try to point to something positive about that little insect
Tue Aug 26, 2014, 10:47 AM
Aug 2014

is beyond me. I do not understand for the life of me.. how some attack the Democrats our President, our Democratic leadership on every thing, and try to point out the positives of this little character.. beyond my understanding for sure

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