Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rand Paul, Tea Party Star, wins GOP nomination ...

Rand Paul, Tea Party Star, wins GOP nomination ...

Paul wins GOP  nomination for KY Senate Seat 
Son of Libertarian Ron Paul,  47 year old  Rand Paul is the never-elected ophthalmologist from the land of bluegrass who is so red he scares Dick Cheney,  according to the New York Daily News:

How conservative is he? The 47-year-old Paul - who trounced establishment candidate Trey Grayson in Kentucky's GOP Senate primary Tuesday - wants to abolish the federal departments of education, commerce and energy, as well as the income tax.
Like Palin,  this Tea Party Patriot is opposed to all government bailouts and earmarks, and President Barack Obama's  "socialist" health care law. He favors a constitutional amendment banning abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.
But in a show of libertarianism,  he favors legalizing marijuana.  
His remarks about Tiger Woods bringing cities and city youth to exclusive country clubs and golf courses is revealing in its ignorance. 
The New York Daily news called his political remarks on Woods "peculiar".  
Some of his positions frighten even staunch conservatives like Dick Cheney.
For example, the father of three wants to pull U.S. military forces out of all overseas missions. Like his daddy - former presidential candidate and libertarian Rep. Ron Paul of Texas - he views the Federal Reserve as a source of much trouble that needs to be clamped down.
A "Day of Reckoning"
"We are encountering a day of reckoning," Paul said Tuesday night,  using his favorite "end is near"  rhetoric.  "And this Tea Party movement is a message to Washington that we are unhappy. . . "
On  NPR yesterday, host Robert Siegel asked Paul in an interview , if he  -  the son of libertarian hero and former presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)  -  thought the Civil Rights Act went too far. 
Seigel reminded Paul  that in the past he has said  that the Americans with Disabilities Act was an overreach of the federal government.
Paul said he saw no place for racism, and thinks disabilities could be handled locally, without the help of the federal government.   For example,  giving a handicapped person a first floor office rather than putting in an expensive elevator.  
Later on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" ,  when asked about ENDA,  Paul had this to say.  

"Should we limit speech from people we find abhorrent?" Paul asked. "Should we limit racists from speaking? I don't want to be associated with those people, but I also don't want to limit their speech in any way, in the sense that we tolerate boorish and uncivilized behavior because that's one of the things that freedom requires... that we allow people to be boorish and uncivilized, but that doesn't mean we approve of it."

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