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1 posted on 04/11/2013 7:46:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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MORE HERE:

RAND PAUL TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY: ‘Big Government Is Not A Friend To African Americans’

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/rand-paul-howard-black-voters-2013-4#ixzz2QANKfOcr


2 posted on 04/11/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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“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.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 7:52:17 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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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?


8 posted on 04/11/2013 7:58:12 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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Paul probably should have done more to diffuse accusations of racism within the modern Republican party
Why? WTH does he, or any Republican, have to deny or even reply to "accusations? Make the accusers prove it or STFU.
I surfed onto a CNN panel of "experts" racists this morning, and they made it sound like Paul whipped out a burning cross.
11 posted on 04/11/2013 8:03:09 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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mark and Bttt


14 posted on 04/11/2013 8:09:01 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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I applaud Paul for trying. The libertarian message of reining in the excesses of the War on Drugs is probably the only thing that can invoke even a glimmer of sympathy from his audience. Nothing else he said has any chance of resonating.

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.

15 posted on 04/11/2013 8:23:43 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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“I’ve never been against the Civil Rights Act,” Paul stated flatly in response. “Ever.”

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 him—except, 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?

17 posted on 04/11/2013 8:26:26 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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Judging by the audience’s response, Paul perhaps should have spent less time talking about Republicans and their role in civil rights movement to students who likely had the facts fresh in their mind from their history classes.

"Facts" my arse.

18 posted on 04/11/2013 8:29:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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Dang, Rand Paul might have lost the black vote for 2016. HAHAHAHAHAHA.


31 posted on 04/11/2013 7:46:19 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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