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Maddow Digs In On Charges Rand Paul Would Have Opposed Civil Rights Act
Medaite.com ^ | 5/20/10 | Frances Martel

Posted on 05/21/2010 4:19:18 AM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010

Since last Tuesday, it’s been morning after week for Kentucky Senate Republican candidate Rand Paul. While he recorded interviews at NPR and The O’Reilly Factor today, he didn’t waste any time booking himself for the toughest interview he could find. Tonight, that interview was on The Rachel Maddow Show. Don’t be deceived by the lack of shouting– this was by far the most heated exchange of the night across cable news.

It wasn’t the first time Paul was on the program– in fact, he had announced his candidate for Kentucky Senate on The Rachel Maddow Show months before. But last night’s interview was almost like a science experiment: put two of the most ideologically pure people in the politi-media world together to challenge each other on one of the issues they each care about the most. For Paul, that issue is the rights of the individual and the danger of the federal government stepping over them. For Rachel Maddow, the issue is institutional discrimination and the moral obligation to abolish it. That, at least, is how each one of them saw the respective problems and successes of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which Paul had been coming under attack for allegedly opposing.

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1 posted on 05/21/2010 4:19:18 AM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

No doubt the smug, insignificant Maddow believes she has a ‘Glenn Beck-Van Jones’ moment here.


2 posted on 05/21/2010 4:25:17 AM PDT by relictele (.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Anyone who favors affirmative action would also oppose the Civil Rights bill, that is, if they were being honest.


3 posted on 05/21/2010 4:25:36 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Proof that MSM is scared.


4 posted on 05/21/2010 4:26:13 AM PDT by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Democrats and their MSM supporters
- Know them by their sheets and love
for slavery and slavers, terrorists, murders, bombers, and antisemitism.

5 posted on 05/21/2010 4:26:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

It could spell real trouble if she convinces her audience to not vote for a conservative.


6 posted on 05/21/2010 4:27:49 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

How does a ‘woman’ look at herself in the mirror and see that haircut and think “Oh that’s attractive”


7 posted on 05/21/2010 4:29:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Diogenesis

Look how old Robert Byrd is in that photo- If he gave up the Klan it must have been when he was already pretty old- and how long has he been in the senate?


8 posted on 05/21/2010 4:30:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

I smell fish squared.


9 posted on 05/21/2010 4:31:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Dear God is is time for McCain to retire)
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To: Mr. K
How does a ‘woman’ look at herself in the mirror and see that haircut and think “Oh that’s attractive”


10 posted on 05/21/2010 4:31:45 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
Why, why would Rand Paul go on any show on MSNBC? What demographic would he be looking to reach?
11 posted on 05/21/2010 4:32:06 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 213)
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To: dead
The rest of the media have jumped on this believing they can effect the KY. senate race in Nov. With the limited attention span of the American voter and the media, this flap will be long forgotten by then.

I hope this teaches conservative candidates a lesson. Stay off MSNBC and don't give interviews to the New York Times or Washington Post. Otherwise you get what you deserve.

12 posted on 05/21/2010 4:33:20 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

I suspect most of us would have opposed the civil eights act if we had seen where it would lead. The constitution and free market work just fine if they’re allowed to.


13 posted on 05/21/2010 4:35:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

The media is just using this crap as a distraction to pretend Richard Blumenthal doesn’t exist.


14 posted on 05/21/2010 4:36:39 AM PDT by speciallybland
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To: Recon Dad

I couldn’t agree with you more. There was absolutely nothing to be gained by Paul going on the Rachel Maddow show, especially to throw away momentum the day after his primary win. Her show is very far left; the audience demographic will be almost uniformly hostile and he should never have answered her hypothetical about settled law that has been in effect for 46 years. I have no idea who his schedulers are; they must be the same idiots that put Sarah Palin on with Couric and Schieffer, neither of which have the slightest interest in being objective. At least Maddow is an open and transparent left winger.


15 posted on 05/21/2010 4:38:26 AM PDT by laconic
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To: laconic

Personally I’m sick of conservatives who call democrats cowards for refusing to go on FOX and then turn around and call republicans stupid for going on any of the other networks.

Its hypocritical and pathetic.


16 posted on 05/21/2010 4:41:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Russ

Ignoring them won’t help either. They may follow you around, hear you use a nonsense word - like, um, macaca and then they’ll concoct a pejorative usage of that word and ascribe it to you.


17 posted on 05/21/2010 4:42:14 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: laconic
Some media guy should be fired post haste.
18 posted on 05/21/2010 4:43:26 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 213)
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To: Mr. K

Photo shop


19 posted on 05/21/2010 4:44:41 AM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: dead

After looking at that pic. of Rosie I’m going to go blow my groceries!


20 posted on 05/21/2010 4:46:44 AM PDT by mothball
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

there will be a lot more of this...the do damage presidency requires it.


21 posted on 05/21/2010 4:47:35 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: cripplecreek
” suspect most of us would have opposed the civil eights act if we had seen where it would lead. The constitution and free market work just fine if they’re allowed to.”

I suspect that you are incorrect. I'm all about individual rights and property rights, etc. However, in this instance, the subject is larger than a debate such as allowing or not allowing smoking in one’s restaurant. Refusing blacks the right to sit at a lunch counter because it's private property had to be addressed. What I am wondering is how is it that when conservatives catch a tail wind and have an opportunity to make some gains they instinctively blow their feet clean off. To put it more simply, why did Rand Paul feel the necessity to be stupid?

22 posted on 05/21/2010 4:49:56 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
Maddow Digs In On Charges Rand Paul Would Have Opposed Civil Rights Act

Since Congress has no authority to legislate for the States, I can't say I blame him.

We either have a right to our property, or we don't. There is no 'middle ground'.

"When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."
Thomas Jefferson to Charles Hammond, 1821

23 posted on 05/21/2010 4:50:22 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am not a administrative, corporate, collective, legal, political or public entity or ~person~)
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To: snoringbear

You really believe there would be whites only resturants all across America if nanny hadn’t put a stop to it?


24 posted on 05/21/2010 5:00:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Well than Ms. Maddow has a bit of a problem, since her colleague Chris Matthews appears to stick up for Dr. Paul. Here’s the video:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036697/ns/msnbc_tv-hardball_with_chris_matthews#37263295


25 posted on 05/21/2010 5:01:13 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
Careful Rachel...you might cause the Congressional Black Caucus to give up their “blacks only” policy? But of course, it’s politically incorrect to even discuss the subject of blacks discriminating against whites.
26 posted on 05/21/2010 5:01:44 AM PDT by clearwinner
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To: relictele

Barry Goldwater opposed it as well as.


27 posted on 05/21/2010 5:03:05 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (George Washington did not use the power of persuasion to beat the British......HE SHOT THEM!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m sick of conservatives who call democrats cowards for refusing to go on FOX and then turn around and call republicans stupid for going on any of the other networks.

I think you're forgetting something. Fox actually has a spectrum of viewers, while MSNBC's audience of TWO are nothing but rabid socialist America-haters.

28 posted on 05/21/2010 5:05:27 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: cripplecreek
“You really believe there would be whites only resturants all across America if nanny hadn’t put a stop to it?”

No. But, I do believe that whites only restaurants would have prevailed much longer than it did. Btw, just a side note, I am old enough to remember going into Sears and Montgomery Wards and observing water fountains labeled White and Colored, segregated cafes and movie theaters. Oh yeah, I also remember the big sign across main street Greenville, Texas stating “the blackest land and the whitest people”. So, this gross inequity needed to be addressed sooner than later for sure.

29 posted on 05/21/2010 5:08:37 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Which ones Maddow?


30 posted on 05/21/2010 5:08:41 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: hadaclueonce
Yes. I don't see what the outrage is, as he clearly states that he is in favor of prohibiting discrimination. He would prefer less government involvement, however, and to me that is admirable.

Of course, the Marxists are trying to manufacture some outrage here, but I don't see voters swayed with this leftist tack and demagoguery.

31 posted on 05/21/2010 5:14:55 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: dead
It could spell real trouble if she convinces her audience to not vote for a conservative.

Both of them?

32 posted on 05/21/2010 5:18:17 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: dead
Now that is someone who has simply stopped caring about their appearance...

How come in movies we get lesbians like Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct yet in real life we get Rosie O and Maddow?

33 posted on 05/21/2010 5:20:45 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010
Does her t-shirt say "Free Republic"? snicker snicker


34 posted on 05/21/2010 5:21:58 AM PDT by New Perspective (My 6 yr old son has Down Syndrome, are you going to kill him too Obama?)
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To: dead

My God, Dead, that is alot of ugly so early in the morning.


35 posted on 05/21/2010 5:22:25 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

I watched the entire ~20 minute exchange, and I thought Dr. Paul did quite well. If I was him, I think I’d have been a little more direct on specific examples, but it was not a bad showing.


36 posted on 05/21/2010 5:22:32 AM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: dead

Jay-sus-F-ing-Kee-rist! That ain’t right, making a guy look at that mega cottage cheese ass in spandex this early in the morning (or any other time of day, for that matter).


37 posted on 05/21/2010 5:26:07 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Recon Dad
Why, why would Rand Paul go on any show on MSNBC?

That one activity alone should make conservatives pause and consider his judgement, possibly his sanity. Some people have such large egos that they think they can actually fly.

Politicians are an entirely different species.

38 posted on 05/21/2010 5:31:37 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: relictele

Mr. Paul should explain the differences between Barry Goldwater’s opposition to the bill and and Al Gore Sr.’s opposition to the bill.


39 posted on 05/21/2010 5:33:38 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Keep your socialized health care off my body !!)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

The woman...er whatever, is a complete idiot!


40 posted on 05/21/2010 5:35:03 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: cripplecreek

Economics has a way of punishing racial discrimination.
Read some Sowell.

On the other hand, leaving race out of the question, do you believe someone’s right to eat in any restaurant they choose trumps the restaurant’s owner’s right to free association?


41 posted on 05/21/2010 5:37:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Mr. K
Look how old Robert Byrd is in that photo- If he gave up the Klan it must have been when he was already pretty old- and how long has he been in the senate?

Can you say 'Photoshop'?

42 posted on 05/21/2010 5:38:15 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Russ
The rest of the media have jumped on this believing they can effect the KY. senate race in Nov. With the limited attention span of the American voter and the media, this flap will be long forgotten by then.

Their goal is to paint Rand Paul as part of the loony fringe. And if he keeps straying into hard core Libertarian theories then they'll succeed. If Paul just sticks with the issues that got him the nomination - smaller government, out of control spending, reigning in entitlements - then he'll be Senator Paul come January. If he gets off into 'pull out of Afghanistan now' and 'the Civil Rights Act hurts business' then he's giving his opponents the ammunition they need to possible win the seat.

43 posted on 05/21/2010 5:41:42 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

MadCow is just going for publicity, trying to scrape up an audience...which she clearly lacks.


44 posted on 05/21/2010 5:50:17 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

So if she is willing to “go back” 46 years to question Rand Paul maybe she can have Sen. Robert Byrd on and “go back” 64 years and ask him about any organizations to which he belonged.


45 posted on 05/21/2010 5:58:11 AM PDT by Clink (The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.)
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To: Russ

Just go on and expose the Brainwashed mind manipulators! They would never have a person like that on again.


46 posted on 05/21/2010 6:06:34 AM PDT by fabian
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To: MrB

“On the other hand, leaving race out of the question, do you believe someone’s right to eat in any restaurant they choose trumps the restaurant’s owner’s right to free association?”

Liberal’s do! To them, forced “diversity” is more important than individual rights - every single time.

Here is my issue with all this “diversity” crap: by letting groups of people cling to their “diversity” by using the claims of their ....(heritage, color, creed, origin, plight, etc...) they are effectively DISASSEMBLING our MELT POT! They are saying that each of these groups get to keep their own characteristics, but everyone else - NO, the Anglo-Americans - have to take on and learn the traits and characteristics of everyone else!

As Roosevelt said in 1907 - come here, but become Americans! Any half-allegiance to somewhere else is NO allegiance to America! We have ONE flag - American! We have ONE language - English! Either get behind those, or go somewhere else!

In this day and age, the liberals want the freaking water (AND THE METAL POT) to take on the flavors of all the meat and vegetables of this American stew, but allow each one of the ingredients to keep ALL of their own taste, flavor, characteristics, etc... All I can say is that this kind of stew tastes like SH!T!!!!


47 posted on 05/21/2010 6:10:14 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: Rummyfan

“Both of them?”

Well, you know the saying amongst liberals, “...you tell two friends, and I’ll two friends and they’ll tell two friends, and...”

Well, now that I think about it, that’s about as a big a circle of friends most of the liberals that watch this show have, so you are right. Never mind!


48 posted on 05/21/2010 6:13:54 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: ExTxMarine

Forced “diversity” and multiculturalism have but one aim -

destroying the culture and traditions that this country was founded on.


49 posted on 05/21/2010 6:17:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: reaganrevolutionin2010

Maddow, a recipient of the acclaimed Lesbian of the Year Award, Digs In On Charges Rand Paul Would Have Opposed Civil Rights Act

According to wiki, Maddow first met her lesbian partner when she applied for a job to do her yard work...giving a whole new meaning to “Splendor in the Grass.”


50 posted on 05/21/2010 6:22:28 AM PDT by takenoprisoner (Freedom Watch: fight for freedom with everything you have.)
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