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Rand Paul works to widen GOP's appeal to minorities
WHAS 11 Louisville (KY) ^ | Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:18 PM | WHAS 11

Posted on 02/21/2014 10:31:45 PM PST by JSDude1

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- With lots of room for growth, the Jefferson County Republican Party is aiming to widen its appeal to people of different ethnic and economic backgrounds.

The GOP's "Party for the Party" event on Friday, Feb. 21, not only brings together five-term incumbent Mitch McConnell with Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, but as WHAS11’s Political Editor Joe Arnold reports highlights Paul's outreach to black voters.

(Excerpt) Read more at whas11.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: africanamerican; agitprop; kentucky; lincoln; minority; mitchmcconnell; randnesty; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls
I highly recommend you click on the link and watch the attached video, something we SHOULD be doing everywhere, especially here in the south! I have thought so for years..

J.S.

1 posted on 02/21/2014 10:31:45 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: JSDude1

NO AMNESTY!! NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!


2 posted on 02/21/2014 10:35:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: JSDude1

What’s the matter? Freedom not good enough for these so-called minorities?


3 posted on 02/21/2014 10:37:53 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

bump


4 posted on 02/21/2014 10:38:54 PM PST by Pelham (If you don’t deport it’s amnesty by default.)
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To: JSDude1

Rand Paul is no longer a Tea Party favorite. He’s a RINO appeaser.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 10:39:32 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: JSDude1
"The GOP's "Party for the Party" event on Friday, Feb. 21, not only brings together five-term incumbent Mitch McConnell with Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, but as WHAS11’s Political Editor Joe Arnold reports highlights Paul's outreach to black voters."

I think I see the problem.

FURP!! FUMM!!

6 posted on 02/21/2014 10:42:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: P-Marlowe
Rand Paul is no longer a Tea Party favorite. He’s a RINO appeaser.

No, Rand Paul is really just a Libertarian like his old man. Rand is smarter than Ron and has figured out that his Libertarian base has more in common with the socially liberal/fiscally conservative GOPe. Rand Paul intends to exploit that common bond to gain the 2016 GOP nomination.

7 posted on 02/21/2014 10:44:51 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: JSDude1

How to appeal to minorities:

1) We do not believe you are lesser people and needing of fingers on the scale
2) We believe that every person has dignity and the greatest dignity is found in hard work that creates opportunities
3) We will use the first to establish the second. We will work tirelessly to remove roadblocks that inhibit success for all

No one since Reagan has had the nads to actually state these principles.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 10:46:16 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: JSDude1

Mitch McConnell hates the TEA Party, Rand Paul is not on our side folks


9 posted on 02/21/2014 10:51:06 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sideshow Bob

Don’t make excuses for Rand Paul. He’s an open borders idiot who doesn’t respect the sovereignty of the United States of America.

He thinks everyone on the planet should have the Liberty to cross our borders and live here unmolested. Libertarians are not nationalists. Nationalism encroaches on individual liberty. So they think.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 10:54:34 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: freedumb2003

“We will work tirelessly to remove roadblocks that inhibit
success for all”

Reforming public education, via vouchers, charter schools, etc. is our wedge issue there.

Heck even Boehner managed to embarrass Obama over that DC charter school.

This should be a plank of the platform and a drum that we beat tirelessly.

The communists in the teachers’ unions have ruined the lives of 3 generations of lower class Americans and they fight the bad fight every single day.

They need to be stopped.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 10:56:55 PM PST by jocon307
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To: P-Marlowe

Starting to look that way I’m afraid.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 11:03:06 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: P-Marlowe
Don’t make excuses for Rand Paul. He’s an open borders idiot who doesn’t respect the sovereignty of the United States of America.

You're barking at the wrong guy. No excuses here. I think Paul is slimy and his looney band of Kool-aid Losertarian followers are soft in the head.

13 posted on 02/21/2014 11:09:29 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: JSDude1

Rand Paul’s immigration policy is bad for Black workers.

http://cis.org/BlackAmericansOnImmigration


14 posted on 02/21/2014 11:27:02 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: JSDude1

Seems that you widen Republican appeal to minorities by promising them more than the Democrats. Sorry, but don’t see how that is a winning proposition.

Now if you want to appeal to “Americans” - all colors, just promise them opportunity, more freedom, and less Government intrusion into their private lives - well the Republicans keep saying that but we have been left wanting. Actually we have been waiting for a very long time!

When that happens, works, then we have an unbeatable platform. Until then, look to the Tea Party for hope.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 11:31:00 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: JSDude1
Howzabout the GOPe widening their outreach to Conservatives then they wouldn't have to pander to minorities?

who would ever think that freedom and liberty would be so hard to sell?

Rand Paul is off my list.

16 posted on 02/21/2014 11:42:05 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: JSDude1

If Rand Paul is a Tea Party favorite, then what the hell is he doing supporting Mitch McConnell? He is a man of mixed motives and it’s obvious he’s no Ted Cruz or Mike Lee. Sorry, but something smells about this guy.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 11:43:51 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

Liberal Media statements ought to be taken with a huge grain of salt ya know... Rand Paul can NOT be a Tea Party favorite but he can be an alternate candidate to almost anyone on the Progressive side...so he is the Media’s favorite.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 11:55:55 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: JSDude1
I'm confused...

Liberals have always said that minorities are just like White people, but with darker skin.

Now, we're being told that we should pander to these different folks, based on their skin color, because they have different values than white people.

19 posted on 02/22/2014 1:19:35 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Hehe...Oh so true! I think that you’ve spiked it!


20 posted on 02/22/2014 1:33:16 AM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: JSDude1

Rand Paul is a fool if he thinks he can outbid Democrats in handing out freebies to the Takers for their votes. It will never happen.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 4:40:55 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: JSDude1

“Appeal to minorities”.....how many times have we heard this term. Now another, former bright spot on the political horizon, starts preaching. Maybe when these politicians stand by conservative principles, they will learn that they will improve their standing with minorities. Get them off welfare, get them back to work, let them be all they can be, close the borders, no amnesty for illegals, educate the kids and on and on.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 4:47:55 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: Sideshow Bob

...Rand Paul is really just a Libertarian like his old man. Rand is smarter than Ron and has figured out that his Libertarian base has more in common with the socially liberal/fiscally conservative GOPe. Rand Paul intends to exploit that common bond to gain the 2016 GOP nomination.

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Bingo!


23 posted on 02/22/2014 5:34:12 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: jocon307

Reforming public education, via vouchers, charter schools, etc. is our wedge issue there.

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The best reform would be to get the federal government out of education. Each district should be in charge of its own education system. Abolish the Department of Education.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 5:36:32 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Sideshow Bob

I think Paul is slimy and his looney band of Kool-aid Losertarian followers are soft in the head.

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They’ve had too many hits on the bong.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 5:37:33 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: JSDude1

For every step old rand takes to the left... he loses ground on the right. He cannot win standing on his left foot... therefore he cannot win.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 5:42:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Jim Robinson
NO AMNESTY!! NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!

The Correct Answer.

27 posted on 02/22/2014 5:58:57 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Bigg Red

Yes, that would be a good start.


28 posted on 02/22/2014 7:11:09 AM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307

What by promising them more FREEBIES and Amnesty?


29 posted on 02/22/2014 7:42:06 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
30 posted on 02/22/2014 8:06:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think the point is don’t change our beliefs, but we must take our message of smaller government, economic equality of opportunity (free markets) and getting rid of big government so there is opportunity for people to work and not just live mediocre lives in poverty, school choice, pro-life, marriage and Christian values, as well as just general engagement with minorities would work wonders. I believe this is the crux of Rand Paul’s message, if not it’s at least what I agree with. AND NO, I don’t agree with Amnesty, at least WE HAVE TO SECURE THE BOARDER 100% before we ever even discuss what to do with illigals.

Question for you, Jim: Have you seen the viral videos where minority activists/voters in Chicago ARE complaining about Obama and sounding almost (sometimes very much) TEA Party?


31 posted on 02/22/2014 10:50:26 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: JSDude1

Sorry, pal. Amnesty pushers can KMA!!


32 posted on 02/22/2014 10:56:24 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well that’s fine, then no Rand Paul, but I still think my point about minority outreach (without giving up our beliefs), is valid.


33 posted on 02/22/2014 11:15:54 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: JSDude1
I prefer the Founders' minority outreach:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

It's the best outreach ever. Much better than Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America or anywhere else on the planet.

34 posted on 02/22/2014 11:27:27 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well I agree, but I doubt you’d disagree with any of the ideas that I lined out as well..


35 posted on 02/22/2014 11:49:03 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: freedumb2003

Reagan had the human touch unlike so many dead fish Republicans.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 8:15:03 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: Republican1795.

Conservatives have to put together an American Manifesto with the basic talking points that we can broadcast to the whole nation without having to sell out our grandchildren’s future in order to get more votes.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 8:18:31 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: cradle of freedom

It should include an END To All Forms of Corporate Welfare!


38 posted on 02/24/2014 8:21:20 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

True.


39 posted on 02/24/2014 8:27:16 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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