Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rachel Maddow Grills Rand Paul's Racist & Sexist Ass (Video)

Rand Paul believes the government should leave private businesses alone and let them discriminate based on race, sexual orientation and god knows what else. Surely, the people of Kentucky must be having second thoughts.

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Courier Journal Editorial - A Dismal Choice: The trouble with Dr. Paul is that despite his independent thinking, much of what he stands for is repulsive to people in the mainstream. For instance, he holds an unacceptable view of civil rights, saying that while the federal government can enforce integration of government jobs and facilities, private business people should be able to decide whether they want to serve black people, or gays, or any other minority group. . He quickly emphasizes that he personally would not agree with any form of discrimination, but he just doesn't think it should be legislated.

His perspectives — like Mr. Grayson's — are repellent to those who believe in a woman's right to choose whether to have an abortion. Indeed, Dr. Paul wouldn't even permit exceptions in the case of rape or incest. He says the mother and the unborn zygote have equal rights.