Even great liberal voices like Cenk Uyguyr sing his prases. So this may be the first time some of you might hear this: Rand Paul is nothing like his father as a "Libertarian." As a Neo-Confederate? Sure. Racist? He does not have the same excuse his father has: Ron Paul is really freaking old.
Rand Paul just turned 50 (Happy Birthday, Rand! No sarcasm here, I really hope your 50th Birthday was truly happy for you.) He was born just a few years before the Civil Rights Act was passed. He was born 9 years after Brown V. The Board of Education and I think in his formative years he absorbed a lot of this microaggression.
I was aware of microaggression for a long time, but it was when watching Keith Olbermann that I first understood really clearly what it mean because he explained it so eloquently.
Every time I hear Rand Paul talk about President Obama, I hear those coded words. Here is some more:
“That’s an arrogant and presumptuous point of view and doesn’t further progress on anything.”
"The president recently weighed in on marriage and you know he said his views were evolving on marriage. Call me cynical, but I wasn't sure his views on marriage could get any gayer."
“I think [Obama] is a liberal elitist and that he believes that he knows what is best for people. And this is true of a lot of liberals. They think they can tell us what to do and that most Americans aren’t smart enough to take care of themselves, and I think that’s a really arrogant approach to the American people.”
"Yes, and I think there's a history of this arrogance, you know, because with regard to environmental extremism, Cap and Trade -- [Obama] couldn't get Cap and Trade through Congress and now he's trying to do it through regulatory fiat. So, there's a lot of precedent for this."
You get the point, when Rand Paul talks about Obama there is definitely microagression. "But is it fair to call it racism?" you ask me. Let's first look at a poorly acted video with excellent points and examples of what microaggression is:
Let's start with Ron Paul. I have covered in Word Salad's predecessor "This Week in BachmannLand" that Ron Paul is probably a racist. Rand grew up in that house, a household which had a lot of animosity and coded language about black people. Then you add the epic interview with Rachel Maddow where Rand Paul refused to answer the question about the 1965 civil rights act, and Maddow, like a journalist, actually pushed for an answer. (She does that a lot, other so called journalists, not so much.)
I would say that that is some pretty damning evidence.
Now, I said before he was not politically like his father, and as much as I find Ron Paul hypocritical and un-principled, his son is much worse. He actually said during the BP accident that devestated the Gulf of Mexico, "I think it's part of this sort of blame game society in the sense that it's always got to be someone's fault instead of the fact that sometimes accidents happen." In other words: "LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!"
Rand Paul is nothing more then another politician who cheaply sold his soul to the fossil fuel industry of the 19th century and whose personal politics are explained so much better by Jay Smooth then me. So I will leave you with Jay Smooth explaining it:
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