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NAACP head praises Rand Paul

"He's a different voice in the arena that we don't traditionally hear," says Lorraine Miller, acting head of the NAACP, who expects to invite Paul to speak at the organization's July national conference in Las Vegas.

"He's an engaging guy — that's why we want to talk to him," Miller says. Miller is not the only black leader who has been intrigued by Paul, whose father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, had three unsuccessful presidential runs and amassed a fervent Libertarian following.

http://theweek.com/article/index/260293/speedreads-naacp-hea...

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If you are not going to be Santa Clause

to this crowd, then you might as well forget it. This is the last demographic that is going to accept anything close to libertarianism. This comment from the NAACP head was made to be used as leverage within the democratic party, not because they have any interest in what Rand has to say.

I hate to burst Rand's bubble

but the split will be about 90%/10% Dem over GOP. Always has. Always will.

Every now and then, a black democrat starts feeling froggy and makes such comments. But come election day, Rand will be just another closest klansman wishing away the civil rights act.

Count on it.

Feels froggy...then mentions the klan and Rand...TROLL U

I tend not to comment on this site much anymore since it's been infiltrated by TROLLS who's primary purpose is to say or make inflammatory, derogatory or asinine statements in order to view the responses. But I’ll make an exception for you –

CrimsonTider904

You post assumes us nigra’s proly just diskcuvered the Enternets yestaday "n" will nevber be able to opporate komplex ekqipmint. I’m a Black Man and I’m down with Rand. Didn’t always think that way. I do now because life is ever evolving and changing my jaded friend. Your brain reacts to new stimuli! Rand is a different kind of dude that Black people can relate to. He comes off genuinely sincere and if he wasn’t those Black folks in Kentucky would’ve clowned him if they thought he was just there to score some “Browny” points. That impressed me! Just like Derrick Grayson said in the video I just watched, (Thank you Repo Our Republic!) there are so called “Black Leaders” who’s only job is to maintain the status quo, just like White Libertarians in the GOP found out during the past 2 presidential elections. But among the lay-people, ordinary informed folks that hear his message, the message of Liberty, adhering to the Constitution and Bill Of Rights, that goes beyond race, religion, education level, or sexual persuasion and they would definitely vote for Rand. Information and education is the key regardless of ethnicity...remember we’re in an INFOWAR!

Flashback, Lyndon Johnson Explains How War On Poverty Is A Slavemaster’s Fraud:
“I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One

“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”—LBJ

Read more at http://patdollard.com/2014/02/flashback-lyndon-johnson-on-ph...

Oh shit! You mean being nice

Oh shit!
You mean being nice to people earns more respect than blaming them for your own failures?
Whowouldofthought!

Southern Agrarian

Here's the link to the original NPR article

It's well worth the read. Great quote in it:

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, Paul said this: "If I told you that 1 out of 3 African-American males is forbidden by law from voting, you might think I was talking about Jim Crow 50 years ago. Yet today, a third of African-American males are still prevented from voting because of the war on drugs."

"The majority of illegal drug users and dealers nationwide are white," he said, "but three-fourths of all people in prison for drug offenses are African-American or Latino."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/04/21/304545422...

Rand is destroying boundaries, outstanding!

Rand and the GOP

I'm thinking that if Rand isn't the future of the GOP, the GOP has no future. They can have war and culture wars or votes... their choice.

Rand is going after the disenfranchised black Democrat voters

and I have a hunch there could be a whole lot of them by 2016. He may even get the Lilly white "country club" Republicans mad at him along with the congressional black caucus, "that's just not how this game is played Rand". LOL

People actually coming together for a common purpose . . .

even though Divide & Conquer has been the ruling strategy ?

This would make some tremble.

I'm skeptical of the national political process now and what comes out of D.C. But people coming together is a good thing.

Wow

This seems like a pretty big deal. The head of the NAACP, would they even invite Obama nowadays???