Friday, April 12, 2013

Rand Paul and the Sweet Smell of Your Own Crap

(Thanks to Crooks and Liars for the link)

From a post at TPM about great white hope and missionary Rand Paul venturing among the natives. Last coupla ¶:

The gist of what happened yesterday was that Paul took this clown show to an audience at an historically black college where, yeah, they actually do know that Lincoln freed the slaves and that Frederick Douglass was a Republican. And they’ve even heard about the Dixiecrats. After I reading Benjy Sarlin’s account I was surprised Paul didn’t introduce himself by thanking the crowd for welcoming him to the ‘Democrat Party Plantation.’

Rand’s surprise was akin to one of those old Bugs Bunny cartoons when Bugs’ nemesis walks over a loose floorboard and the board flies up and whaps the guy right in the face. You can become so lost in your own story that you confuse your conciliation with your aggression. The GOP is so deep into its own self-justifying racial alternative reality that there’s some genuine surprise when the claptrap doesn’t survive first contact with actual black people.
Note to Randian Paul: Pull the spears out and go back to the drawing board. Heh.

4 comments:

Grung_e_Gene said...

But, this script floored 'em at CPAC?!?!?!?

Gordon said...

Heh!

Jay Schiavone said...

The speech was not intended to achieve anything with African Americans. It was made for the benefit of self-satisfied racist Republicans as well as oblivious journalists who cover presidential campaigns.

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