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Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:41 PM

Rand Paul's African American Outreach Audience.

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WASHINGTON -- The Michigan Republican Party is seeking to increase its visibility in Democratic- and minority-heavy Detroit, and last week, it brought Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to the city to open the party's African-American Engagement Office. But if anything, the launch event put into stark relief just how much work the GOP has to do, when a largely white audience turned out to hear the senator speak.




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Reply Rand Paul's African American Outreach Audience. (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Dec 2013 OP
msanthrope Dec 2013 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2013 #9
joeybee12 Dec 2013 #30
FrodosPet Dec 2013 #26
msanthrope Dec 2013 #27
dvncmdy Dec 2013 #46
grilled onions Dec 2013 #47
Ilsa Dec 2013 #2
loudsue Dec 2013 #24
mstinamotorcity2 Dec 2013 #33
Jamaal510 Dec 2013 #54
mstinamotorcity2 Dec 2013 #57
Happyhippychick Dec 2013 #3
Cracklin Charlie Dec 2013 #37
CTyankee Dec 2013 #4
loudsue Dec 2013 #25
CTyankee Dec 2013 #31
loudsue Dec 2013 #44
aptal Dec 2013 #5
zbdent Dec 2013 #6
jeff47 Dec 2013 #19
Cali_Democrat Dec 2013 #7
spanone Dec 2013 #8
uponit7771 Dec 2013 #10
Gothmog Dec 2013 #11
AZ Mike Dec 2013 #12
Ikonoklast Dec 2013 #13
KamaAina Dec 2013 #14
JaneyVee Dec 2013 #15
hatrack Dec 2013 #20
yellowcanine Dec 2013 #49
Rex Dec 2013 #16
Tarheel_Dem Dec 2013 #17
anti partisan Dec 2013 #18
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2013 #21
Old and In the Way Dec 2013 #28
FSogol Dec 2013 #22
CreekDog Dec 2013 #23
EC Dec 2013 #29
Raine1967 Dec 2013 #52
mstinamotorcity2 Dec 2013 #32
bearssoapbox Dec 2013 #41
mstinamotorcity2 Dec 2013 #42
bearssoapbox Dec 2013 #45
lunasun Dec 2013 #58
Initech Dec 2013 #34
grahamhgreen Dec 2013 #35
sofa king Dec 2013 #36
trublu992 Dec 2013 #38
Lobo27 Dec 2013 #39
1000words Dec 2013 #40
Number23 Dec 2013 #43
yellowcanine Dec 2013 #48
nyquil_man Dec 2013 #50
SummerSnow Dec 2013 #51
Jamaal510 Dec 2013 #55
Raine1967 Dec 2013 #53
Jamaal510 Dec 2013 #56

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. White people. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:51 PM

9. Old white people.

About all the GOP has left.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 02:41 PM

30. Definitely most are not in the bloom of youth...nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:52 PM

26. Turns your stomach, don't it?

Damn the world sucks because of them.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #26)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:57 PM

27. I wouldn't go that far. You sound concerned. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 12:48 PM

46. Newbie

My first day here. Fed up with Huffington Post as they want you to link to Face Book. Went looking for a new place to vent that didn't require I do the absolute ridiculous to speak my mind. Glad I found this place!

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Response to dvncmdy (Reply #46)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 12:52 PM

47. welcome newbie

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:45 PM

2. "largely white"? The writer shouldn't make fun of their weight.

Because it must be that since there are no people of color in that picture so that it is "largely white."

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:47 PM

24. That's rightwing speak for "not one black person in the entire building"..."largely white?"

It has to mean white fat people. I'm a white fat person, but I sure as hell wouldn't be in Rand Paul's audience.

What are these large white people plotting to do? Trick black people into thinking that somehow their agenda would in ANY way benefit black people? Their first problem is thinking that black people are going to be tricked. Ha!

They SO DON'T GET their problem.

(sorry for shouting...I'm LOUD sue, especially today. )

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Response to loudsue (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:02 PM

33. We are not fooled.

We warned that he was coming. The only black people that were there were reporters. We have a local Fox station hear. And they are biased as all get out. We believe in separate but equal too. We separated our selves from the equally stupid people people you see in that picture

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #54)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 08:31 PM

57. They will not let

anyone of color in. Its that way whenever they come to town. they come to our city and the residents of the city are not welcome. Its easy to talk hard when you have no opposition.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:45 PM

3. Lol! I see white people!

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:32 PM

37. They look thrilled...

Thrilled to be in the presence of greatness!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

4. Ah, the dwindling republican party...

this crowd ain't getting any younger, either...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:50 PM

25. Or smarter. I can't wait until this crop is pushing up daisies.

Unfortunately, especially here in the south, there is being raised a whole new crop of gun-toting, neo-nazi racist 20 and 30-somethings. This area of North Carolina is crawling with them. And, again, it's Fox news. That station should be banned. Some free speech is just propaganda, and should be labeled as such.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 02:43 PM

31. well, let them wander around in the sticks. This country continues to become more urban, more

diverse and more tolerant. I've seen my own home town, Dallas, become a better place than it was when I was growing up there. In fact, my old neighborhood there is now where many of the city's gay population choose to live! And wait til the whole state gets Wendy Davis as it's governor!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 01:11 AM

44. And wait til the whole state gets Wendy Davis as it's governor!

From your lips (or keyboard) to Gods ears.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:46 PM

5. Poor Rand... Can't get no black people.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:50 PM

6. I thought that was the picture of the people who were going to tell the Repubs

how to speak to women ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:39 PM

19. No, there's too many women in the picture for it to be that. (nt)

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:50 PM

7. ...

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:51 PM

8. if you look closely, they're not really white. they're kinda orangish...off white...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:56 PM

10. There was on black guy up front in the room on the far left facing the podium under the chair

... and asking is this where he gets the coffee cause they said starbucks would be served

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:57 PM

11. This looks like a Greg Abbott commercial

Greg is running for Governor of Texas and so far none of his commercials had a non-white visible. I guess that Greg is having the same success as Rand Paul on appealing to non-white voters

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:08 PM

12. No better time for this:




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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:10 PM

13. Looks like a raving success!

Like everything else Paul attempts.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:20 PM

14. He needs a new rug

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:21 PM

15. Most of them appear to be sleeping.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:41 PM

20. Haven't seen this much adrenaline since the last Fred Thompson rally!

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 01:43 PM

49. that or checking stuff on their smart phones.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:23 PM

16. My goodness! Look at that sea of diversity!

 



GOP = racists and EVERYONE on this planet knows it!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:24 PM

17. As with most Repuke events, I'll bet most of the AA's are on the stage. nt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:39 PM

18. Well on one hand...

He deserves credit for his attempt to reform the justice system by ending mandatory minimums for drug offenses. Some of the Democratic Party still isn't on board with that.

But has anyone actually seen his proposal for helping out struggling cities like Detroit?

Yeah, tax cuts.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:43 PM

21. Repeat: This was in Detroit!

 



You really have to work hard to take a picture in Detroit with no black folks in it. That's a rather stunning accomplishment!

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 02:03 PM

28. Given what Republicans have done to blacks in places like Benton Harbor and Detroit...

is anyone really surprised? The only thing that surprises me is that they couldn't have bought some people to attend this Potemkin event. It's really worse than I realized.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:43 PM

22. Rand Paul's Constipation Relief Information Audience

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 01:45 PM

23. mostly male too

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 02:37 PM

29. They could care less

They are just there to see Rand.

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Response to EC (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 02:47 PM

52. *boom* That true.

You just nailed the nail on the head.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 02:56 PM

32. posted these pics three days ago.

They say he is opening an office on Livernois here in the motor city. but please believe I will be cruising Livernois Ave. looking for his office. When its open I will be staging protest for closure. I will not let a Racist set up shop without letting everybody know. I will send pics and video if he does. Those that know me know I will hunting for the elusive tea party Wilderbeasts. Going on American safari's is fun to me

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Response to mstinamotorcity2 (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 04:22 PM

41. Ahhh yes. Hunting the elusive Rand Paul.

The Rand Paul is identifiable by his unusual mane that some say looks like what a tribble might look like after getting hit with a stun gun.







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Response to bearssoapbox (Reply #41)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 04:36 PM

42. Tribbles are on sale!!!!!

That hair on Rand is a dead give away to his cousins http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380722842774

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Response to mstinamotorcity2 (Reply #42)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 12:40 PM

45. They'll try to sell anything.

But $28.00???

I wonder if his tribble vibrates and coos like the ones for sale?

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Response to mstinamotorcity2 (Reply #32)

Thu Dec 12, 2013, 09:55 AM

58. Please keep us info'd / post on this if you can * thank you

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:25 PM

34. Where's Dave Chappelle when you need him?

I see white people!!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:26 PM

35. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:28 PM

36. Not reaching far enough, apparently.

Short reach, weak grasp, out of touch, short-sighted vision, bad taste, tone deaf, and unable to smell their own bullshit.

Clearly, to be a Republican, you have to live in a sensory deprivation tank.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:32 PM

38. Its working it's really working

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:37 PM

39. Well, to be fair the lady in the second row w/ glasses looks a little brown...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 03:39 PM

40. Now, now ... some of those folks best friends are black.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 06:41 PM

43. I'm dying!!!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 01:41 PM

48. The guy in the second row on the left is kind of dark skinned. Oh, wait, I guess that is a shadow

on his face.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 01:46 PM

50. Hell, half of *them* aren't even listening.

Then again, if Rand Paul's speaking, there's nothing to hear.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 01:51 PM

51. Excuse me.....

they are black people. They're all in whiteface.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #51)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 05:55 PM

55. +1

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 02:52 PM

53. Did you see the slide show?



Protesters from the civil rights group National Action Network showed up to Paul's speech at the Grace Bible Chapel.


AWESOME JOB OF OUTREACH. MOST AWESOME.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 05:58 PM

56. Why do Republicans pick Rand Paul, of all people,

to speak at these Black events? This happens to be the same guy who refused to say whether he supports the Civil Rights Act, and whose father reportedly had White supremacists donate to his campaign. Hell, even that sellout Herman Cain would've been a better choice. This was just dumb right here...

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