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Rand Paul Defends ‘Embarrassed’ Aide With Neo-Confederate Past
ABC ^ | July 11 2013 | Arlette Saenz

Posted on 07/20/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT by WilliamIII

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended a Senate aide who once espoused pro-secession and neo-Confederate views, calling him “incredibly talented” during an interview with the Huffington Post. The Washington Free Beacon Tuesday reported that Jack Hunter, who serves as social media director for Paul, once worked as a radio shock jock for two different stations in Charleston, S.C., advocating for secession and the Confederacy. Hunter, who helped write Paul’s book “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” called himself the “Southern Avenger” and wore a Confederate flag mask at public appearances. “People are calling him a white supremacist,” Paul said in an interview with the Huffington Post. “If I thought he was a white supremacist, he would be fired immediately. If I thought he would treat anybody on the color of their skin different that others, I’d fire him immediately. “All I can say is, we have a zero tolerance policy for anybody who displays discriminatory behavior or belief in discriminating against people based on the color of their skin, their religion, their sexual orientation, anything like that,” Paul, 50, said. “We won’t tolerate any of that, and I’ve seen no evidence of that.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: antiwar; birdsofafeather; danlogsdon; davidduke; jackhunter; kentucky; lewrockwell; lundergangrimes; mitchmcconnell; randsconcerntrolls; whitesupremacist; zerotolerancepolicy
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1 posted on 07/20/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII
called himself the “Southern Avenger” and wore a Confederate flag mask

O the horrors!

Move over Paula Deen! The Libs have found a new person to kick around for violating PC.
2 posted on 07/20/2013 3:19:42 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy

He should have worn a hoodie. He would be a hero.


3 posted on 07/20/2013 3:20:41 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: WilliamIII

Rand Paul, pssssst, just say the name Robert Byrd.


4 posted on 07/20/2013 3:21:41 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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bump


5 posted on 07/20/2013 3:23:42 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: WilliamIII

There are times when liberal journalists need a ass kicking.

This is one of those times.


6 posted on 07/20/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: TomGuy

The media reports more about one of Paul’s aide’s past than anything about Obama’s. The media is so freaking corrupt. They should be tied to the back of their limos and dragged threw Manhattan.


7 posted on 07/20/2013 3:25:56 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: WilliamIII
Glad to see Paul defend him. Remember when Trent Lott was forced out for his trivial comments about Strom Thurmond - while Democrats had a former KKK wizard as their elder statesman, with no consequences. Black Democrats make horrid racist remarks almost weekly, with zero repercussions.
8 posted on 07/20/2013 3:30:25 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: WilliamIII
Dear Mr. Saenz,
Have you ever heard of Reverend Jeremiah Wright?
9 posted on 07/20/2013 3:31:51 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Dead Corpse
Targets of this kind of press bullying need to have a stock response that will immediately shut the hyenas up.

There's so much material from the current societal double standards, it cannot be that hard.

10 posted on 07/20/2013 3:32:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: montag813
Black Democrats make horrid racist remarks almost weekly, with zero repercussions.

White Democrats, too - and are given a full pass.

BJ Clinton: Obama ‘Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags’ a ‘Few Years Ago’

11 posted on 07/20/2013 3:35:22 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: WilliamIII
“People are calling him a white supremacist,”

Anyone who is not a certified Liberal who has anything at all nonderogatory to say about any Southern state is ipso facto and prima facie a White Supremacist.

12 posted on 07/20/2013 3:36:40 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Dead Corpse

Agree...


13 posted on 07/20/2013 3:40:04 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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14 posted on 07/20/2013 3:40:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: WilliamIII

I don’t trust what the media says about a Republican.

And I don’t care since Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK.


15 posted on 07/20/2013 3:42:58 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: WilliamIII
“People are calling him a white supremacist,”

Only people with IQs under 60 cannot distinguish between secession and white supremacy.

I have never been in the south, but support secession and the confederacy both philosophically.
I would not waste time arguing with people who play this particular version of the race card.

16 posted on 07/20/2013 4:31:47 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: WilliamIII

What is a neo Confederate? Someone that believes in the declaration of independence?


17 posted on 07/20/2013 4:42:39 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: publius911

What, you mean they can’t be both? LOL


18 posted on 07/20/2013 4:48:26 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr
What, you mean they can’t be both? LOL

Certainly, but I view askance the weak liberal minds that insist that it must always be both.

19 posted on 07/20/2013 4:53:33 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: WilliamIII

Neo-Confederate? Is that what “Neo-Con” means? Lol.


20 posted on 07/20/2013 4:58:01 PM PDT by struggle
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