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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been making appeals for support among blacks, touting his partnership on a bill to restore voting rights to some nonviolent felons, efforts to work with Attorney General Douglas Holder to reform sentencing for drug offenses and his support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- a landmark law he questioned in 2010 as a challenge to civil liberties. "These are things that we should have been doing for the last 25 years," said former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts, who is black. The New York Times reports that Paul's having a hard time finding an audience. When he gave a highly publicized conference speech to the National Urban League, he faced "row after row of empty chairs."

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Paul's efforts drew some appreciation from Democratic strategist Donna Brazile. "Everybody treats the black community as if we have to be told about food stamps and welfare," she said. "That's talking to us as if it

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"Michael Steele, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee who was the first African-American to hold that position, said that some of Mr. Paul's greatest barriers to overcome will not be Democrats but Republicans."

Gee, ya think?

I suggest you right-wingers make more comments about the Democrat Plantation. Those go over really well!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-07-26 08:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

I suggest you right-wingers make more comments about the Democrat Plantation. Those go over really well!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-07-26 08:15 PM | Reply

(When he gave a highly publicized conference speech to the National Urban League, he faced "row after row of empty chairs.")----Democrat plantation.

#2 | Posted by matsop at 2014-07-26 08:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

(When he gave a highly publicized conference speech to the National Urban League, he faced "row after row of empty chairs."

So members have better things to do than listen to a liar? What's the problem with that?

But Paul better watch himself. He could become a heretic to the TPeers.
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"These are things that we should have been doing for the last 25 years," said former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts, who is black.

Only black GOPper Congressman. Despite his seniority he never chaired a committee of any importance. Says it all, doesn't it?

#3 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-07-26 09:38 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

He's been quietly doing this for almost 2 years.

This isn't news to anyone paying attention.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-07-26 10:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is a just a lame attempt by Paul to distance himself from the 'Southern Avenger.'

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2014-07-26 10:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

The black "community" has really thrived under democrat leadership.
Blaming Whites for all the (alleged) black shortcomings is a wonderful strategy.

Keep piling on the (White supplied) free stuff to blacks.
It's a fantastic way to become productive and civilized.

#6 | Posted by pajama_boy at 2014-07-26 11:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

As long as he supports Paul Ryan budgets, the black voters and NSA issue lefties to whom he is pandering like crazy have no reason to believe a word he says.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-27 12:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hey, black people don't mind not being allowed to eat in the same restaurants as whites, and Rand Paul thinks it's synonymous with "freedom." The freedom to discriminate.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-27 12:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

The best thing that could happen to the black community would a President opposed to the war on drugs and mass incarceration. But the Clintonites would rather just chant "racist" over and over.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-07-27 12:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ayn Rand Paul(Ryan), the far leftie's choice for a brighter future for all Americans....

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#10 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-27 12:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

#9

Exactly. And ------------ that he lied about this and that...guess what libs, the sitting POTUS is a dirty fnckin liar too. SO IS CLINTON! Oh but that's where we draw the line with politicians, eh? When they lie? HAHAHAHA!

#11 | Posted by CALIbertarian at 2014-07-27 01:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

#10 | Posted by Corky at

I think this proves you do not know very many real lefties

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-07-27 09:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

You're right. Nulli could be faking it.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-28 12:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

#11 | Posted by CALIbertarian

Do us a favor, please, and name the last president that didn't lie.

#14 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-28 03:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot
"This is a just a lame attempt by Paul to distance himself from the 'Southern Avenger.'"

Oh, come on. This news is how old?

#15 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-28 03:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

Do us a favor, please, and name the last president that didn't lie.

Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-28 03:06 AM | Reply

William Henry Harrison. He didn't have enough time to lie.

#16 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-28 03:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

Larry, he had a month. More than enough time!
His inaugural was 8,445 words. The law of large numbers all but guarantees that some of that speech was utter --------.

#17 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-28 03:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

Black "leadership" has little to do with the black community. They all arrive in limos, live in gated communities and their kids go to private schools. They do not have to decide if they are going to buy ground beef OR chicken. They do not have to raise their grand kids, cause mom and/or dad are in prison. I do not see any pretense of a shared burden among these leaders.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-07-28 10:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

The GOP has been "courting" Black voters for years. Sadly, the courting usually ends in prison sentences.

#19 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-28 10:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

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