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Democrats attack Rand Paul for outreach efforts

WDRB 41 and WHAS 11 in Louisville, KY - July 7, 2014


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Regardless of whether I agree

Regardless of whether I agree with Rand on some of these issues, it seems he's been pandering to everyone, including the black community. They We all have reason to be skeptical, cant argue with the sentiment of the following quote from this video.

"You must earn our community's trust and support. We do not give it freely."

Ugh, that "sentiment" lady declined to be interviewed.

But she was so "confident" writing a B.S. Op-Ed hit piece attacking Rand.

I side with the Black people with Rand IN PERSON saying "I support Rand."

Here's my response....

I just posted on the Courier Journal, the paper that posted the op-ed.

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/contributors/20...

Georgia Powers needs to come to the realization that Rand isn't spitting in her face. Real freedom doesn't come from extorted money taken from one person to be given to another at the point of a gun; it comes from your God given rights to your property and life. The welfare state (including the minimum wage and the fact that the Gov't has promoted abortion to the point where 50% of Black American fetuses are killed) couldn't have been more scientifically and perfectly designed to crush minorities than the system we've had in place since the assassination of JFK and the installation of one of the most ruthless political hacks in the history of the USA, President Johnson. Here's a dandy quote from that despicable man:

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, And is “Great Society” to help the Negro… was recorded on a White House taped (and saved) conversation claiming, “I’ll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years.”

So, Georgia Powers, there's who spat in your face without you even realizing it some 50 years ago.

I'd suggest that Georgia Powers subscribe to a real Civil Rights Hero and follow this advise:

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
-- Frederick Douglass (a true Civil Rights Activist and one of my top 5 American Heroes)

Outstanding remarks Dave

Cheers!

^

great comment...

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great comment...

Thanks. That's what I'd like to think was a "verbal ass-pounding" from myself to MS Georgia Powers. Hopefully it will help to wake up a few of the readers of the Courier Journal. It should be interesting to see what kind of response, if any, I get. I'd encourage anyone else here to follow the link and like the comment or post your own thoughts.

I should give credit to Dr. Walter Williams, who I faithfully tuned into the Rush Limbaugh radio show every Christmas (no other time) when he filled in as guest host. On one of his guest host spots, he made the point that if he was given the chance, he couldn't have come up with a more perfect system to keep the black race down than the system that is currently in place.

Back in the mid 90's "Compuserve" days, I had many email chats with the good Dr. Williams and even sent him a cut out of one of his op-eds from a local newspaper, by mail, which he signed and mailed back to me. It's framed in a prominent spot in my living room.

Hmmmm, interesting. Many

Hmmmm, interesting. Many people posting on this blog believe Rand Paul is a sheep in wolf's clothing -- he only says things to get money and votes.

and what did Powers do

to get this issue resolved when she was in the senate for 21 years? apparently nothing that worked or took hold.

sigh

unfortunately like a vampire, Powers has been sucking off the minorities for years and using her colour in order to do so while dividing Americans.

honestly

its amazing to me that republicans dont do more to reach out to the black community. The black community is about tired of democrats after this gay marriage debacle, especially when they keep comparing gays to black people.

If the bit ch

doesn't like people who shake her hand and spits in her face you know that she's uptight about her senate leader... Right?

People would do well to listen to Pastor Stephens working in the trenches than some old codger that is drinking from the breast of our tax dollars as she works her way towards the grave;

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The Dems Strike Back

Looks like the local democrat big wigs are running scare. So let's do a quick and dirty breakdown.

Anointing himself liaison for GOP minority outreach, he's been knocking on doors of African Americans with increasing frequency, unabashedly seeking support for the GOP and presumably his budding presidential aspirations.

YEAH! How dare he try to reach out to any group without the approval of party HQ!

I support every political party's efforts at inclusion, a core goal of the civil rights struggle for which I and many other Kentucky leaders fought. African Americans fought long and hard for the right to economic, legal, political and social inclusion.

But Sen. Paul is forgetting a critical concept: You must earn our community's trust and support. We don't give it freely. We especially don't give it to leaders who shake our hands while spitting in our faces

It is clearly Dems who are forgetting this, as african-americans are TIRED of being taken for granted.

If the African-American community delves behind Paul's outstretched hand, we find a man whose words and deeds expose a troubling belief system, whose votes have consistently opposed policies that advance our community.

Hmm, interesting argument, let's see what these beliefs are:

Let's give Paul the closer look he requests following the recent 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, landmark legislation that outlawed racist voter registration requirements and gave all Americans, regardless of their skin color, the right to be served in all facilities open to the public.

Paul disagreed with the Civil Rights Act, and believes private businesses should be able to discriminate. Sen. Paul, in explaining his opposition to the Civil Rights Act, said, "I think it's a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant, but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership." Paul would support the decision by Rich's lunch counter in Atlanta to refuse to serve the Rev. Martin Luther King.

Summary: You only have property rights if you hold popular views or at the say-so of the government.

Paul wrote a critique of the Fair Housing Act, another landmark bill that prevents discrimination in the selling, renting or financing of housing. "At first glance," Paul wrote, "who could object to preventing discrimination in housing?" But then he goes on to ask if discrimination should "be prohibited for private entities such as a church, bed and breakfast or retirement neighborhood that doesn't want noisy children? Absolutely not. Decisions concerning private property and associations should in a free society be unhindered. As a consequence, some associations will discriminate. … A free society will abide unofficial, private discrimination — even when that means allowing hate-filled groups to exclude people based on the color of their skin."

Walter Williams has written how Housing legislation for rent control has led to MORE discrimination in Housing, since it removes the cost of applying an additional discriminatory factor(in this case race).

After the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, Paul said the country has moved beyond a time where the color of someone's skin should factor into voting. "We have an African-American president. … There doesn't seem to be any sort of systemic problem like there was in the South with precluding blacks from voting." Recently he made clear he supported discriminatory voter ID laws: "There's nothing wrong with it. … I don't really object to having some rules with how we vote."

You need ID to do everything else related to the Government, like applying for federal assistance. So do we remove the ID requirement for applying for federal assistance?

Not concerned by Paul's words? How about his staff:

Paul hired Jack Hunter, first to help him write his book, then in his Senate office, despite Hunter's appearances in a Confederate flag mask, his toasting John Wilkes Booth, saying his heart was in the right place when he assassinated Abraham Lincoln, and his membership in a group that the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified as a hate group, among other controversial comments.

NEOCONFEDERATE!

Ah, the Southern Policy Law Center, this is the group that thinks Thomas Dilorenzo is a domestic terrorist.

Abe Lincoln's policies are well known to most visitors to this site.

Confederate = Racist = Bad .Therefore decentralized government is inherently racist and no centralized state has ever been racist.

Don't care about his staff? Here are Paul's actions:

• Opposes an increase in the minimum wage.
You mean he opposes the policy devised to "Protect White Labor" and that has led to increased unemployment. See Walter Williams.

• Wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, taking health care from 421,000 Kentuckians.
How can he oppose something that is Affordable! I mean the act says it on the first page!

Sure she provides no evidence how she knows "421,000" people would lose coverage or got coverage from the ACA, we are just supposed to accept her at her word.

Introduced legislation to dramatically cut food stamps.
They are reductions in the rate of increase. According to the fraudulent accounting practice of baseline budgeting, the proposed GOP "cuts" are "draconian".

Wants to abolish the U.S. Education Department.
Because our childrens are learning.

Opposed the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would ensure men and women are paid equally for equal work

Some brilliant minds in the liberty movement have already trashed the wage-gap myth. But this bill is more about empowering trial lawyers and professional democratic party-linked activists.

Voted against the Violence Against Women Act.
Julies Borowski did a great video about why the VAWA is bad.

Opposed lowering the interest rates for millions of student loan borrowers.

By lowering interest rates artificially you encourage more people to borrow beyond beyond their means, and then accept higher monthly payments come time to collect.

Do not be fooled by Sen. Paul. I appreciate sincere efforts to work with our community and look for ways to better the lives of our children. But we have fought too long to give our precious vote to one who with one breath asks for support, and with the next promises to tear down the foundations of our progress, while surrounding himself with hate-filled people.

Because making everyone, especially the most vulnerable in society, dependent on the Government is Progress.

The End.

    What is missing?

1) Audit the Fed
2) Opposition to the NDAA
3) Current bills that actually contribute to ending the Drug War, like restoring voting rights to nonviolent felons.
4) Opposition to Involvement in Syria
5) Criticism of the Government domestic surveillance.

How many of us think that State Senator Powers,who has been in office since my mom was 4,think she neglected to mention those things because she is in agreement with Rand?

I see democrats worried about their relevance.

Paul is playing a smart game; travelling the country reaching out to groups not known for Republican leanings, but not forgetting to lay solid groundwork in his home state.

Whether it results in his election to President or not, he is forging a lasting reputation for real work on civil liberties, all while attempting to shunt the game in the direction of Liberty, one small step at a time.

A very canny political operator, and yet he seems to be going about this strategy with a lack of doubletalk and dishonesty. Rare.

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry

great post

hopefully he'll be the next in 2016

Very balanced reporting

Powers is a coward for not responding to interview requests. Saying what she said and then hiding behind her staff is truly pathetic.