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Steele not comfortable with Rand Paulís views on civil rights
ABC ^ | 5/23/10 | Tapper

Posted on 05/23/2010 9:56:18 PM PDT by pissant

In a "This Week" interview Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said he was not comfortable with Rand Paul's views on civil rights. Steele's comments came in a debate with DNC Chairman Tim Kaine. Anchor Jake Tapper asked Steele, “Are you comfortable with” Paul’s views?

“I’m not comfortable with a lot of things,” Steele said.

“It sounds like you’re not comfortable with it,” Tapper said.

“I just said I wasn’t comfortable with it,” Steele replied.

“I think it’s important to understand that Rand Paul has clarified his statement and reiterated his support for…pushing civil rights forward, as opposed to going backwards,” Steele said on This Week. “Any attempt to look backwards is not in the best interest of our country certainly, and certainly not in the best interest of the party,” he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; michaelsteele; randpaul
If you weren't an affirmative action boob, Mikey, you would see in looking back that the GOP has been far better for and to blacks than the KKK Party. Unfortunately, you are unable to articualte any reasons why the party of Freedom, Lincoln, TR, Coolidge, Ike, MLK and Reagan is better than the party of Douglas, Wilson, FDR, LBJ, SHeets Byrd and phony pimp-daddy reverends.

Steele, you suck.

1 posted on 05/23/2010 9:56:19 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Amen!


2 posted on 05/23/2010 9:57:52 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: pissant

Isn’t that loser on his way out, anyway? Is he Linseed Grahamnesty’s slightly straighter black cousin or something?


3 posted on 05/23/2010 10:00:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: pissant

Who really cares what Mikey thinks.


4 posted on 05/23/2010 10:00:34 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: pissant
Steele is just a media whore who loves to go on the Sunday shows.

Get rid of this guy...

5 posted on 05/23/2010 10:00:36 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: pissant
Steele not comfortable with Rand Paul’s views on civil rights

We're even then .. I am not comfortable with Michael Steele!

6 posted on 05/23/2010 10:01:11 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: pissant
The Affirmative Action Insider Doesn't Like the Freedom-Dedicated Outsider.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

7 posted on 05/23/2010 10:01:44 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: pissant

Steele you IDIOT RINO !!!

I want your RESIGNATION sitting on the appropriate DESK in the MORNING!


8 posted on 05/23/2010 10:02:56 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: pissant

I;m not comfortable with this idiot Steele either..


9 posted on 05/23/2010 10:03:52 PM PDT by max americana
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To: pissant

Steele should do the principled thing, and resign in protest.


10 posted on 05/23/2010 10:05:01 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’ll lend him my sword


11 posted on 05/23/2010 10:06:03 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Funny how that goes, I'm not very "comfortable" with you M. Steele, all RINOS exit right.

We're fed up to here with you. IMO, you and your type are why we have BO as our president now. Go away RINO, and take your fellow RINO's with you.

12 posted on 05/23/2010 10:06:59 PM PDT by mykdsmom
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To: pissant

post of the month! dead on the bucks. limp dick fakes like this pussy gutless steele are the MAIN reason the conservative movement is so hamstrung presently and in the recent past. well said piss.


13 posted on 05/23/2010 10:10:10 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: plinyelder
We're even then .. I am not comfortable with Michael Steele!

Same here.
The sucker can be relied upon to be dragged out to trash Republicans in front of his lamestream media pimps every time.

14 posted on 05/23/2010 10:12:28 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: RobbyS

Steele siding with the left-wing media against a conservative, gee, who would have seen that one coming.


15 posted on 05/23/2010 10:16:01 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; republicanbob1; jcwky; ...
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D
MS.... (IMHO) Is truly, a BOOB of the first order.
...can you smell the rot?


16 posted on 05/23/2010 10:34:43 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: pissant

what a fool Steele is


17 posted on 05/23/2010 10:35:04 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: pissant

Before we take the country back, we need to take back the Republican party back.


18 posted on 05/23/2010 10:55:21 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: pissant

But this assclown is comfortable with AL SHARPTON?


19 posted on 05/23/2010 11:00:55 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: pissant

What is there to be uncomfortable with? Does he believe the individual freedom of private citizens to associate with whom they choose for whatever reason is not important? He could’ve said simply that good men can disagree over the details but that he didn’t see any evidence that Rand Paul did not or does not support civil rights. This is the kind of submissive capitulation that makes people embarassed to be associated with Republicans. If we are just going to forever give up ground to the oponents of liberty and cede debate on identity politics and politically correct crap for the sake of appearing tollerate than we’ve lost already because even if we succeed in rolling back some of the big giverment programs we will be still enslaved to their crazy social justice ideas which will be used as they are now to remove our freedoms and constrain us to narrow leftist perspectives.


20 posted on 05/23/2010 11:05:32 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: gwilhelm56; All

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21 posted on 05/23/2010 11:13:20 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: All

Steele needs to go after November.


22 posted on 05/23/2010 11:14:04 PM PDT by 506Lake (Complacency is no longer an option, folks.)
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To: montag813

But this assclown is comfortable with AL SHARPTON?

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My bet is that the “October surprise” this year will be some deliberate sabotage from lil’ Mikey Tinsel.

Then he will join the Democrats, as Scozzafava did.


23 posted on 05/23/2010 11:18:28 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m not sure what Steele is upset about. I heard Paul say that if he had been alive he would have wanted to march with Martin Luther King.


24 posted on 05/23/2010 11:21:13 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: pissant

Compare Michael Steele’s response to Sarah Palin’s—not even on the same planet:

PALIN: I think Rand Paul is right in his clarifications about what he means and his interpretation of the impacts of the Civil Rights Act. He — he’s right on when he says he is a supporter of civil rights. He’s a supporter of the Civil Rights Act and equal rights. He would have marched with Martin Luther King Jr., he said.

And he will oppose any efforts to diminish or erode away any aspect of the Civil Rights Act, so he’s supportive. And I think there is certainly a double standard at play here.

When Rand Paul had anticipated that he’d be able to engage in a discussion, he being a libertarian-leaning constitutional conservative, being able to engage in a discussion with a TV character, a media personality, who perhaps had an agenda in asking the question and then interpreting his answer the way that she did, he wanted to talk about, evidently, some hypotheticals as it applies to impacts on the Civil Rights Act, as it impacts our Constitution.

So he was given the opportunity finally to clarify, and unequivocally he has stated that he supports the Civil Rights Act.

WALLACE: Do you see some similarities to what politicians and the press did to you in the fall of 2008?

PALIN: Yeah, absolutely. So you know, one thing that we can learn in this lesson that I have learned and Rand Paul is learning now is don’t assume that you can engage in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or a media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get into the interview in regards to what your answer may be — and then the opportunity that they seize to get you.

You know, they’re looking for that “gotcha” moment. And that’s what it evidently appears to be that they did with Rand Paul, but I’m thankful that he was able to clarify his answer about his support for the Civil Rights Act.


25 posted on 05/23/2010 11:23:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: pissant

Why doesn’t someone use Raid on this frigin cockroach!


26 posted on 05/23/2010 11:29:47 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: pissant

Someone is trying to stir up the sh!t here. Really, it wasn’t necessary for any other reason to ask Steele to comment on the foot that Rand Paul put in his mouth.


27 posted on 05/23/2010 11:59:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: jonrick46; Travis McGee; Black Agnes

I always hate seeing conservatives wiggle around the CRA...stupid.

CRA was a major stepping stone to the crap we now call the modern world.

why any conservative celebrates it is testimony to how well the Left brainwashed our culture over race

Goldwater and Reagan knew better.

it’s in no danger of appeal..it’s the Holy Grail...I could mine scores of posts from freepers extolling it’s virtues


28 posted on 05/24/2010 12:04:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (never been particularly pious but I stand with Franklin Graham...bigtime...you betcha...ya'll)
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To: wardaddy
The bad part of it is the Left is trying to use the Race Card to hang conservatives. It is sort of racial lynching in reverse.
29 posted on 05/24/2010 12:19:49 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: pissant

Steele said he was not comfortable with Rand Paul’s views on civil rights.

What did everyone expect from an “affirmative action boob”?

The wealth has not been fully redistributed yet.


30 posted on 05/24/2010 12:54:11 AM PDT by chainsaw ( 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal)
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To: wardaddy

As you obviously know, you are exactly right. I was active in politics in 1964 and before and followed all of the debate on the ‘64 civil rights bill. It was the opinion of Goldwater, Reagan, and other conservatives that all those rights were protected in the US Constitution, if enforced, and that to pass a separate civil rights law would make distinctions and create degrees of freedom. Plus, they thought the bill was redundant.

For example, they viewed the bill much as the “Hate Crimes” laws are seen by conservatives today. The end result of murder is death, whether hate was involved or not, and hate crimes are applied or not enforced in a bigoted manner; for instance, take the horrific rape/torture/murders and dismemberment seen in the recent Knoxville, TN court cases, where hate was absolutely a factor in two brutal murders, and hate crimes laws were not enforced because the victims were white!


31 posted on 05/24/2010 1:47:00 AM PDT by Nucluside (ready)
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To: Cobra64

For God’s sake. Can’t the RNC find some balls and kick this schmuck out and replace him with Ken Blackwell, Haley Barbour, or even...Sarah Palin, the true “Patton” of the Republican Party?


32 posted on 05/24/2010 2:14:26 AM PDT by princeofdarkness ("Obama Lied. Liberty, Morality, and Prosperity Died.")
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To: pissant

Considering Rand is a Libertarian like his dad, what’s the issue? Can’t they just point that out? And in the same breath they can point out that Bernie Sanders is an actual member of the socialist workers party, which is why some of his views might seems out of bounds with the democratic party.


33 posted on 05/24/2010 3:28:31 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Nucluside; Travis McGee

yep...and the fat black girl who was there and did participate was just acquitted


34 posted on 05/24/2010 9:41:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (never been particularly pious but I stand with Franklin Graham...bigtime...you betcha...ya'll)
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