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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:56 PM

Rand Paul: "There is a perception that Republicans don't like people of color"

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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) defended his performance at Howard University last week in a 48-minute session with reporters on Wednesday morning, and said that he will continue his efforts to speak with minority groups because he wants to change what he said is a widely held view that the Republican Party is racist.

"There is a perception that Republicans don't like people of color, they don't like black people, brown people or people of different color skin. It's not true, but that's the perception that we have to overcome," Paul said at a breakfast organized by the Christian Science Monitor. "And the only way to overcome that, I think, is by showing up and saying over and over again that it is not true."

Paul said he will continue to speak at places like Howard about the Republican Party's "rich history in civil rights."

"I'll keep trying. I don't give up easily," he said.

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Reply Rand Paul: "There is a perception that Republicans don't like people of color" (Original post)
Jamaal510 Apr 2013 OP
Lint Head Apr 2013 #1
Xipe Totec Apr 2013 #2
Bully Taw Apr 2013 #15
Xipe Totec Apr 2013 #16
Bully Taw Apr 2013 #17
Xipe Totec Apr 2013 #18
Bully Taw Apr 2013 #19
BeyondGeography Apr 2013 #3
niyad Apr 2013 #4
still_one Apr 2013 #5
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2013 #12
still_one Apr 2013 #13
DinahMoeHum Apr 2013 #6
patrice Apr 2013 #7
DonViejo Apr 2013 #8
longship Apr 2013 #9
ZombieHorde Apr 2013 #10
Thinkingabout Apr 2013 #11
SemperEadem Apr 2013 #14

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:58 PM

1. No shit Sherlock!

Gee Rand. Been reading something besides Atlas Yawned?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:58 PM

2. Perception is reality

truer than ordinary in this case.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 03:48 PM

15. perception is reality...

 

a very dangerous mindset. are you sure you want to say that? Perception is reality is the basis for people seeing validity in stereotypes.

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Response to Bully Taw (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 03:54 PM

16. Quite sure; I'm throwing their meme right back in their face and loving it.

Didn't think I needed the thingie, but here it is, belatedly.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 03:59 PM

17. so

 

you would prefer to be as bad as them instead of being a better person? By NOT judging others based on perception? Gotcha. You get 'em! and they will get you, and you will get them, and they will get you, and you will get them....etc. See where that ends up?

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Response to Bully Taw (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 04:18 PM

18. That's pretty judgmental. My irony meter just exploded.


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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 04:36 PM

19. i am

 

judging you...get a new meter.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:59 PM

3. Poor Rand

He shall overcome.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:59 PM

4. not a "perception", you clueless twit, but a fact--just like you hate women. that isn't a

"perception", it is a fact that you repukes demonstrate every time you open your mouths, every piece of legislation you propose and enact that limits women's rights.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:00 PM

5. Frankly I cannot criticize him for trying, however, his perspective of history

is 150 years old

The Republican Party today is the party of many racists, quite a few in positions of owner

His father is one of them


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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:18 PM

12. I would not criticize anyone for trying to reach out ...

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so long as they are willing to LISTEN when told that his perception collides with our reality.

For example, when he says most influential Blacks were republicans and we tell him that his perception of the republican party is 50+ years old ... what does he do with that? If he drops that line from his pitch, fine. But if he re-uses it, I'm done talking with him because all he wants to do is (appear to) talk TO me not with me.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:47 PM

13. agreed, good points

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:01 PM

6. Well, Shut My Mouth Wide Open. . .

. . .and make me write BIG checks.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:07 PM

7. Of course the don't dislike them. Wink, wink. Republicans are an equal opportunity Death Cult and,

since those who experience economic injustice just happen to include a high proportion of people of color, it just LOOKS like Republicans don't like people of color. Wink. Wink.

It's another instance of Plausible Deniability, so whatever we say about it they claim the other is true, to suit whoever their audience is: "We don't hate people of color; we just hate failure" or "We don't hate you poor; we just don't think people of color are as capable as the rest of us." Wink, wink. All denials equally plausible.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:07 PM

8. Just a "perception" huh?...

The kind of perception based on facts?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:09 PM

9. You can say it all you want, Ayn Rand Paul.

But saying it and living it are two entirely different things.

Republicans are always saying it -- when they aren't using racial slurs, that is. But it's the Republican policies which speak louder than any mere pronouncement.

We'll believe what you say when it aligns with what you do.

Got it, Ayn Rand Paul?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:12 PM

10. The Republican Party does have a rich history in civil rights,

but they are no longer that party. The Republican Party is very different than what it used to be.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:52 PM

11. The republican party has many many old dixiecrats, ones who hated integration and they

Still have not been able to get rid of the bad taste in their mouths. The South was very blue, blamed the Republicans for integrating their schools, did a lot of mean things to other humans. Then the dixiecrats migrated to the Republican party and the crazy TP has emerged, dumb as a post and always reminding us they want to destroy the USA. YES Paul gives history of the Republican party but it is not what it used to be.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 06:57 PM

14. yeah... when they exited in droves from the Democratic party

when the Civil right act and the voting rights acts were passed by Johnson, the "dixiecrats" all left the party and joined the rethugs. Those young people in that audience had grandparents and great grandparents who lived through that and witnessed it first hand.

The day Rand Paul learns to stop pissing on our heads while calling it rain, the better off he'll be.

Oh, and get state certified already.

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