“he made these remarks on the Rachel Maddow show about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and how one particular portion of the act which had to do with discrimination by private businesses on the basis of race - how he didn’t necessarily think that was an appropriate law for the federal government to pass, that private businesses probably should be allowed, or he insinuated that private businesses should be allowed to discriminate on the basis of race. now he sort of kind of came back off of that the next day, but, you know, it IS a libertarian position. and i think it’s a case where this utopian libertarianism, which is, in Paul’s view: he’s not being racist, he’s saying that, you just boycott these racist businesses, that causes them to go out of business, or that causes them to change their policies, we don’t need the heavy hand of the federal government coming in. and that’s a sort of utopian view, it’s a hyper the-efficiency-of-the-market view. it runs into the reality of American life, which was that, in fact, that didn’t happen in American life, that these businesses DID keep on discriminating, and it was only acts of civil disobedience coupled with the heavy hand of the federal government that changed this terrible stain on America…that libertarianism has an intellectual consistency which runs up into problems when it meets the world.”
— david plotz on rand paul, slate’s political gabfest 5.20.10”—Why in the world doesn’t he have the courage to just say, “Look, I am a Libertarian. This is what Libertarian’s believe.”? He sounds like a 14 year old in debate class every time he ignores questions and repeats his same, tired lines. But he won’t say that- because as I suggested in my previous blog about him- he LOVES the attention his little asinine statements are bringing to him.
When Rand Paul was in 4th grade he made a name for himself by shouting “tire! tire!” in a stadium resulting in 20,000 evacuated people and a disrupted MLB game. Not really, but my god how much attention can one little shit get out of pretending to say something shocking and then pretending to be startled (or victimized) by the results? You’re not interesting or important. You just attracted a lot of attention to yourself and then made a name for yourself going to talk shows and saying you either didn’t say what we thought you did or “I’m not going to tell you nanny nanny boo boo.”