Noted racist and serial plagiarizer Rand Paul was for Cliven Bundy before he was against him–but since opposing racism is the thing to do now, Paul spoke out against Cliven Bundy’s recent comments about “negroes.”
America’s favorite welfare cowboy made some controversial remarks about the African American community that put Phil Robertson–and even Tennessee pastor Donny Reagan‘s racism to shame–and he can spend 30 minutes “preaching” against “race mixing!”
From the New York Times:
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Rand Paul, who is known for hiring white supremacist staffers and has condemned President Obama for not acting stereotypically “black” enough, has decided that the allure of becoming the next President outweighs his own bigotry, and is seeking to distance himself from his prior support of Mr. “ancestral rights” (assuming “ancestral” means post-World War II).
Paul said on Thursday that “[Bundy's] remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” showing that Paul is willing to toss away his beliefs at the drop of a hat if it is politically convenient.
This isn’t the first time Paul has been willing to modify his “opinion” for political convenience. For instance, he once condemned war criminal Dick Cheney, but now is one of his biggest cheerleaders. While he previously spoke at length against Ronald Reagan, now that it is politically convenient Ronald Reagan is a golden god.
We really shouldn’t be surprised. After all, he opposes the very idea of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, yet started a minority outreach program–because the best way to reach out to minorities is to decide that they don’t deserve to have rights guaranteed to them.
Good to know that Paul sticks to his guns. Pres-i-dent-ial ma-ter-ial.