It’s always nice when family jumps into help with a political campaign. Take, for instance, Ron Paul’s recent contribution to his son, Rand Paul’s, future presidential campaign. According to Ron Paul, the Congressional Black Caucus doesn’t support war, and the reason is because they want to use that money for food stamps, instead.
See, this is all part of that “Minority Outreach program” that the GOP is doing to rebrand itself.
MSNBC notes that Ron Paul told Lew Rockwell in early February that “I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not – they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here.”
That looks pretty bad. So of course, Ron Paul, being the crotchety old racist he is, made it worse when he complained that CBC members “wanted to look tough.”
But when it came to sanctions they just could never vote against sanctions that would prevent war and they wanted to look tough and they would go on with the sanctions but never get the results that they thought there were going to get.
MSNBC points out that Rand Paul is living in his dad’s shadow; he’s spent his entire political career promoting his father’s agenda. And as a result, Senator Paul would like you to very much ignore the white sheets that his father’s ideology wears on the weekend.