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The White House Says Rand Paul's Comments on the CRA were Out of Line

Rand Paul, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, sought Thursday to deflect attacks on his position that the Civil Rights Act may represent federal government overreach by emphasizing his support for the legislation in its totality and rejecting the idea that he is in favor of repealing it.

Late Thursday, Paul said on CNN that he “would have voted yes” for the landmark legislation in 1964.

“I think that there was an overriding problem in the South so big that it did require federal intervention in the ’60s. And it stems from things that I said, you know, had been going on, really, 120 years too long. And the Southern states weren’t correcting it,” Paul said.

“And I think there was a need for federal intervention.”

The White House meanwhile said Paul’s comments made the day prior were out of line.

“I think the issues that, that many fought for in the ‘50s and the ‘60s were settled a long time ago in landmark legislation and the discussion about whether or not to support those, I don’t think, shouldn’t have a place in our political dialogue in 2010,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

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Well, Obama

is "out of line" with everything he says and does, and he doesn't even belong in the White House.

So much for his silly lip-flapping.

Rand should stay out of the National Media for a month or so

& WORK inside of Kentucky.

He should also make sure he has some good people working with him that are not crackers.

peace

They are so scared...

Scared out of their wits! The Establishment has stooped to the point where they're clutching at straws that aren't even there.

Too late, the Genie is already out of the bottle.

Well, they're at it big

Well, they're at it big time!!! Divide and conquer, misquote,trap him, take him down their garden path. I hope all this fal-der-al and aggressive attacking of Rand Paul emphasizes how corrupt the system truly is. THEY DO NOT INTEND FOR AN OUTSIDER TO UPSET THE STATUS QUO. The administration is rushing like crazy to get everything enacted before the voting upsets takes place in November. Do not feel complacent about the people winning with the new elections. The powers at be are ruthless and dangerous.They will stop at nothing to proceed with their agenda.

I completely agree with Gibbs

so tell that to Maddow - she was the one who chose to discuss it for 20 minutes.

A-Man

Right on!

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