"The person on welfare may be a CEO making $7m per year." No other GOP Senator would ever touch that subject.
Howard, then Simmons... this is getting interesting. Still awkward but will get better. Ron Paul is much more comfortable with people because he freely speaks his mind. Rand is getting tied up a little because he is also towing the party line.
I am waiting for him to discuss the war on drugs and how it is the most racist, anti-poor and anti-liberty policy in the USA. He only has to look to his dad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8S8N2OG7sU
"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo
I see this as a race-race between Rand and Rubio.
Rubio is using immigration reform to court Hispanics while Paul is using the liberty philosophy to court Blacks.
If both Rubio and Rand end up on the presidential ticket, then the blue states could become an issue for the democratic party.
The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.
He's just another Romnoid. Rubio will hurt turnout too much for such a ticket to win.
He cannot ignore the Hispanic demographic. Way too large and the fastest growing. Also a lot of small business owners in that demo.
But, luckily for Rand it is also a very fragmented demographic, not monolithic. What appeals to Cubans does not appeal to others for example.
"Why are we talking about budgets?!?! Give me free school!!"
I have faith in Rand. If he can stand there for 13 hours and talk to a bunch of knuckle heads. Then the sky is the limit. Its not over till its over.
Freedom always wins
I applaud Rand for his efforts here. If the entire population is split about 50/50 between dems/progressives and republicans/libertarians, than as a person who judges people by the content of their character, Rand knows that the black vote can be more evenly distributed.
Also, this is another great play by Rand in the game of politics. First, it looks great to most, black and white, who aren't overly cynical. Second, he gets the quote un-quote civil rights issue out in the open. And lastly, he's the only one to my knowledge in the Republican Party who is reaching out to African-Americans in this kind of way.
"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin
I hear Rand go to Howard and talk history. How African Americans used to be Republicans, and that they should consider one another again. To do this he uses history from 100 years ago. This is a failure, and a known narrative. He is trying to gain votes by damning the Dixiecrats, most of whom shifted to the GOP.
I wanted to hear Rand take a card from Ron's book and focus on the War on Drugs. I feel it is very possible for a politician who is against the War on Drugs to gain the ear and respect of urban communities (of all ethnicities), without speaking collectively (right, left, dem, rep, white, black). To me it seems like a slam dunk.
Instead Rand is trying to get votes for a party, or there is a gag rule on criticizing the War on Drugs. This outreach campaign could have been a monumental shift, instead of a monumental disappointment.
You need to consider the ramifications of going into a black community and then talking up the drug issue. I for one would be weary of any sort of insinuation that drugs are a black problem. It's good for Rand to talk about the drug war but not to dwell on it. It isn't the only issue in the black community and it could certainly taint his entire message with the community of they thought that he thought they were all a bunch of degenerate drug users. At least he is talking about it unlike everyone else.
I'm wondering if he did address the war on drugs but it just didn't make the news reels.
his dad would have destroyed the war on drugs, war on food; he would have talked about bastiat and the anti-federalists being against slavery, how traditional republicanism is seeing all people as one under the law, sound money, the FED!, where is his dad in him ?!
A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.
Solutions are not easy, but they must be addressed and more importantly, Must be Applied. These are colleges and universities we are talking about. Black's know their history and all that jazz. They want alternative solutions and the meaning behind them.
His name is Edward Snowden
What is Capitalism?
These news people sure must know what's best, I guess.
"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard
his cards correctly. They will have a hard time playing the race card on Rand. If he keeps this up.
It's time! Rand Paul 2016!
"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"
can't find 'em yet, but sure it will be up, soon.. or soon-ish? lol.
Predictions in due Time...
"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul
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