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Rand Paul Comes to My Alma Mater: Thanks for Trying…

…no really.  Thanks for trying.

Rand Paul

I do recognize the importance of Rand Paul being the first Republican elected official in decades to speak at Howard University.  And while I think it’s silly at best to call such an effort “courageous”, it does speak to the importance Paul places on reaching out to voters his party has marginalized at about a 90% clip

…or does it?

My African American-born and Howard University-bred skepticism of politicians who want to tell me what my best interests are causes the (admittedly sensitive) wand on my bullshit detector to redline.   That part of me readily recognizes that Senator Paul’s visit to Howard conveniently works well as a way to soften his (Tea) party’s reputation as a political safe-space for White nationalists, White supremacists, and other bigots.  Paul can safely assume those extremists will hold their nose and vote for him, despite the stench of Negro he now has on him.  For those who don’t want to be grounded in that ideological wing of the Republican Party – and those who realize, quite frankly, that now you can’t get elected to the Presidency with just that vote – Paul can play this as a See?-I tried-but-they-just-won’t-listen token appeal to the Black vote.  This plays well with White supremacists who don’t really wanna be so… White supremacist-y.

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Political racism and Pres. Barack Obama


On Feb. 1, 2012, the Huffington Post reported that Republican Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal forwarded an email stating the following:

“At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN?

Psalms 109:8 – May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership. May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes. May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.”

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California Republican apologizes after sending racist Obama e-mail

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“You Lie!”… Are you serious? Funny Rebuttal

Interrupting The President of The United States during a televised address should be an act of treason. Moreover, people in positions of extreme power aren’t allowed to have emotional outbursts. Screaming, “You Lie” showed Joe Wilson’s lack maturity, sanity and respect for authority. Three things one would hope a congressman possessed.