RAND PAUL TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY: ‘Big Government Is Not A Friend To African Americans’
“as they applauded for his views on reduced jail penalties for non-violent drug users and a more humble foreign policy.”
The Occupy crowd will be pleased.
Did he mention education spending, food stamps, medicare and SS, affirmative action, HUD, all that stuff they love?
That is when reality sets in.
Obviously he is targeting some other voters by talking to them....asians?
mark and Bttt
The black education/civil rights establishment has created an elaborate alternate reality with just enough cherry-picked historical facts to make it seem true to black students and MSNBC hosts. That isn't going to be overthrown by weakly presenting an alternate set of facts and trying to seem nice and non-threatening. Rage against historical injustice is too convenient an outlet for frustrations over personal failure. There is little chance the black political establishment will voluntarily let go of it.
As a practical - if somewhat cynical - alternative, Republicans would get more votes if they spoke to Hispanic community groups instead and rather than wasting time on immigration issues promising to crack down hard on the epidemic of urban black-on-Hispanic crime.
I appreciated his filibuster, because it changed the game. But this is the speech of an unprincipled suck-up who also manages to shoot himself in the foot. Making nice on behalf of illegal drugs in front of people basically destroyed by them. Not addressing moral issues, where most would have agreed with himexcept, maybe he's not so big on those issues after all.
And as far as the so-called Civil Rights Act is concerned, local malfeasance and corruption can't be cured by Federal malfeasance and corruption. Don't have the brass to say that either? What is it you do, Rand?
"Facts" my arse.
Dang, Rand Paul might have lost the black vote for 2016. HAHAHAHAHAHA.