It’s no secret that Rand Paul has a few…issues…relating to the African American community. After all, not everyone can hire multiple white supremacist staffers and somehow magically become the King of All Black People. But he’s trying–and failing miserably–to relate to African Americans. It’s an election year, right?
Rand Paul has hit a few race-relation snags in his political career. How, for instance, are they to forget that Paul said the first African American President doesn’t act ‘black enough?’ What can he possibly do to cause the African American community to temporarily forget that he views equality as a burden on business owners? Non-discrimination, he said, should only be enforced in stuff that gets public funding.
In Paul’s own way, he is making an effort. For instance, he publicly condemned Cliven Bundy’s remarks about “the negro” with a strong “[Bundy’s] remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him.” Well, strong for him, anyway. Remember, this is the guy who feels he is standing up for African Americans when he says that extending unemployment benefits would be a disservice to black people because predominantly African American communities suffer higher unemployment rates.
While Paul most definitely would not have voted for the Civil Rights Act in 1964 by his own admission, he still cares about you, black people of America. Paul has been finely honing his outreach skills, and showed off his recently-not-racist self. In fact, he wants black people to know he is just like them–a “minority.” Because “minority” isn’t a disparaging way to certain races, and anyone can be a minority–like the Tea Party.
Who are the people that are falsely accused? People who are minorities. You can be a minority just because of the color of your skin or the shade of your ideology.”
See, he doesn’t hate you. He’s one of you. A “minority.”