Skip to comments.NAACP Head Praises Rand Paul
Posted on 04/22/2014 9:25:59 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Over at NPR, Liz Holloran's latest piece on Sen. Rand Paul's efforts to loosen the Democratic Party's lock on black votes included some positive feedback from a prominent African-American leader:
"He's a different voice in the arena that we don't traditionally hear," says Lorraine Miller, acting head of the NAACP, who expects to invite Paul to speak at the organization's July national conference in Las Vegas.
"He's an engaging guy that's why we want to talk to him," Miller says. Miller is not the only black leader who has been intrigued by Paul, whose father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, had three unsuccessful presidential runs and amassed a fervent Libertarian following.
Miller's predecessor, Benjamin Jealous, has previously hailed Paul's position on reforming drug and sentencing laws, which disproportionately affect African-American individuals and families
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Paul plays for the wrong team
Let's see if they hail his position if he starts talking about cutting off the EBT cards.
The NAACP will praise Rand Paul right up to the point he wins the GOP nomination; then it all changes.
Paul got a pretty high percentage of the black vote in Kentucky in 2010. Something like 32%.
It might be too small a sample size though. Kentucky doesn’t have a large black population like much of the South, I think it’s about 92% white.
Reverse agit-prop. Not that I support Rand Paul anyway, but the Colored People endorsing him will not work.
Conservatives will look at this and go “So What?”
Uh, there is a reason for this fact, and (for the most part) it's NOT because LEO are picking on the poor black folk.
Quit committing the crimes people, DUH. Or, get smart and stick with white collar crime; a lot easier to get away with it. Even better, get elected anywhere as a DemocRat and the law won't even apply to you anyway.
Wow, he is OK with gay marriage, but wants millions of new democrat felons voting, who needs amnesty when you can give the democrats millions of new voters, without Paul’s soft on immigration stance?
More proof that libertarianism makes conservative election winning, impossible.
The head of the NAACP is warming up to a Republican. This is something the lib’s absolutely don’t want.
I therefore conclude that this is a good thing.
Rand can’t beat Hillary sharing the same platform minus the free stuff.
It doesn't hurt to reach out as long as the basic premise of the party is not tailored to any specific group.
If the GOP ever wants to get a significant black vote, it will have to be for candidates who are seen as outsiders or at least average people.
The Bush/ McCain/Romney silver spoon types are intensely distasteful to minority voters.
After someone serves their sentence, their debt to society, are they no longer a citizen? They lose certain citizen rights. But can they expect to never become a true citizen again after their ‘debt’ is paid?
Lets also not forgot those wrongfully convicted. Or those who are criminals only due to ‘new’ laws being created. Heck, Bundy is considered a criminal to some lawmakers who want to prosecute him right now. There is also an active movement calling Christians, Vets, active military, and Tea Party folks terrorists right now. Something very important to consider.
It would be hard for anyone to beat someone giving out all that free stuff. That is the only way O.B. won. Whoever we put up there will have a heck of a tough time convincing voters what they can do is better for them than all the freebies combined. But it is not impossible.
Head fake. The NAALCP is never going to lean toward even a libertarian Republican.
Ugh! When are we going to recognize the obvious? Civil war or slavery? Those are the options.
What is not being considered by the ‘brains’ of that plan apparently is that there are a great deal of folks are not blinded with ‘free goody greed’ and know their God given rights are more important. I imagine the majority of the rest will wake from their oblivious spell quickly enough when the goods run out.
Btw- did you notice all the news reports on ‘beef prices going exceedingly high’ doesn't once mention the cattle ranchers being forced out of business by the feds?