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(Salon)   One of Rand Paul's top aides is a white supremacist. This is not a repeat from 2009   (salon.com ) divider line
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2013-07-09 01:25:52 PM  
I have no idea why a politician who believes the federal government has no right to pass civil rights legislation might attract white supremacists.  That's a real puzzler.
 
2013-07-09 01:26:21 PM  
Jack Hunter, who co-authored Rand Paul's 2011 book and now directs new media for the Kentucky senator, has a past alter ego as the "Southern Avenger," a provocative radio personality known for wearing a emblazoned with the Confederate flag and for making outrageous comments about race and Southern secession

So he's used to vocally backing PEOPLE WHO LOST.
 
2013-07-09 01:30:32 PM  
HAPPY NI**GER DAY!!
 
2013-07-09 01:31:34 PM  
Just one of his aides? I thought it would be more.
 
2013-07-09 01:33:35 PM  
"Dr. Paul condemns hatred and discrimination, and if the white separatists who donated to his campaign think he shares their views they are badly mistaken and would be in for a rude awakening when they see that 20% of his campaign staff is made up of African-Americans."

Or as he calls them, "The Help."
 
2013-07-09 01:44:27 PM  

Diogenes: "Dr. Paul condemns hatred and discrimination, and if the white separatists who donated to his campaign think he shares their views they are badly mistaken and would be in for a rude awakening when they see that 20% of his campaign staff is made up of African-Americans."

Or as he calls them, "The Help.Tom"


fark it, I might be neon white, but if you throw in with a southern farkwit who proudly says he wouldn't have passed civil rights legislation in the 60's, you don't deserve the bleeding heart racially sensitive benefit of the doubt.
 
2013-07-09 01:45:11 PM  
He needs aides who can grease the wheels of the legislative process and knows how to butter up the donors:

i.huffpost.com
 
2013-07-09 01:46:01 PM  
I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.
 
2013-07-09 01:47:41 PM  
[Obvious]
 
2013-07-09 01:50:03 PM  
AAaaaaaand his re-election is all but a sure thing now.

/I hate you, Kentucky, so god damned much
/Kentuckian
 
2013-07-09 01:50:54 PM  
Overzealous staffer?
 
2013-07-09 01:51:01 PM  
DAMNITSOMUCH

I'm going to have to sit the people of Kentucky down and have a nice long chat about CUTTING THIS SHIAT OUT!!!!!

I swear I'm the only person in the state with any sense.

/not too much sense or I'd leave this hellhole.
 
2013-07-09 01:51:54 PM  
Overzealous staffer?

bdub77: He needs aides who can grease the wheels of the legislative process and knows how to butter up the donors:

[i.huffpost.com image 570x238]


Am I alone in perceiving her face to appear unnatural?
 
2013-07-09 01:52:04 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.


It's quite the propaganda machine these trash have spun up; authoritarian rightists positioning themselves as "defenders of freedom" and people actually buying into in large numbers instead of running them out of town on a rail.
 
2013-07-09 01:52:30 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.


And he doesn't even believe pot should be legal. It's funny how so many people who like him have no clue what he actually stands for.
 
2013-07-09 01:53:22 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.


Everyone has one of these:   http://www.theonion.com/articles/apparently-facebook-friend-under-imp r ession-ron-pa,33021/
 
2013-07-09 01:54:08 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.

It's quite the propaganda machine these trash have spun up; authoritarian rightists positioning themselves as "defenders of freedom" and people actually buying into in large numbers instead of running them out of town on a rail.


Modern "libertarian" thought: if the federal government doesn't do it, it isn't oppression!

States and local governments grinding you into a religiously limited, silenced, monitored prole? That's just "communities serving their needs like only they can know how."
 
2013-07-09 01:54:25 PM  

Dimensio: Overzealous staffer?bdub77: He needs aides who can grease the wheels of the legislative process and knows how to butter up the donors:

[i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

Am I alone in perceiving her face to appear unnatural?


Yeah, she always looked a little Uncanny Valley to me. Like some eldritch abomination from another universe took human form, but hasn't quite figured out how facial expressions are supposed to work.

That, or botox.
 
2013-07-09 01:54:35 PM  
So he's a member of La Raza?
 
2013-07-09 01:54:57 PM  

Dimensio: Overzealous staffer?bdub77: He needs aides who can grease the wheels of the legislative process and knows how to butter up the donors:

[i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

Am I alone in perceiving her face to appear unnatural?


No.  Hardly.  I see that mug and keep hearing "Two weeks" over and over in my head.
 
2013-07-09 01:56:03 PM  
Just one?
 
2013-07-09 01:56:10 PM  
Drat...now where did I put my 'surprised' face?
 
2013-07-09 01:58:40 PM  

Bloody William: A Dark Evil Omen: CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.

It's quite the propaganda machine these trash have spun up; authoritarian rightists positioning themselves as "defenders of freedom" and people actually buying into in large numbers instead of running them out of town on a rail.

Modern "libertarian" thought: if the federal government doesn't do it, it isn't oppression!

States and local governments grinding you into a religiously limited, silenced, monitored prole? That's just "communities serving their needs like only they can know how."


But that's libertarianism! That is farking it. It's all about hijacking anarchist rhetoric to shill for an aggressive social dominance ideology, whether that's capitalist plutocracy or "states' rights" neoconfederate bullshiat.
 
2013-07-09 01:59:24 PM  
Many have called the League implicitly racist, but Hunter denied this in an interview with the Free Beacon, saying: Implicitly?  No.  We're very open and explicit with our hatred of people with skin tones darker than light mayo.
 
2013-07-09 01:59:58 PM  

Corvus: CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.

And he doesn't even believe pot should be legal. It's funny how so many people who like him have no clue what he actually stands for.


Yep.  It should be banned, but by the states not the feds.
 
2013-07-09 01:59:58 PM  

Dimensio: Overzealous staffer?bdub77: He needs aides who can grease the wheels of the legislative process and knows how to butter up the donors:

[i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

Am I alone in perceiving her face to appear unnatural?


It's the Stepford look.
 
2013-07-09 01:59:59 PM  
Yeah, I assumed his dad was helping him.
 
2013-07-09 02:00:59 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Corvus: CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.

And he doesn't even believe pot should be legal. It's funny how so many people who like him have no clue what he actually stands for.

Yep.  It should be banned, but by the states not the feds.


State's rights ain't a real thing.
 
2013-07-09 02:03:14 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: But that's libertarianism! That is farking it. It's all about hijacking anarchist rhetoric to shill for an aggressive social dominance ideology, whether that's capitalist plutocracy or "states' rights" neoconfederate bullshiat.


Sorry that needs to be copied because it very much succinctly totally encapsulates what it is.

It's hides the ideals of corporatism (with corporate dominance) or regional religious moral theocracy under a guise of "freedom".
 
2013-07-09 02:03:24 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Bloody William: A Dark Evil Omen: CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.

It's quite the propaganda machine these trash have spun up; authoritarian rightists positioning themselves as "defenders of freedom" and people actually buying into in large numbers instead of running them out of town on a rail.

Modern "libertarian" thought: if the federal government doesn't do it, it isn't oppression!

States and local governments grinding you into a religiously limited, silenced, monitored prole? That's just "communities serving their needs like only they can know how."

But that's libertarianism! That is farking it. It's all about hijacking anarchist rhetoric to shill for an aggressive social dominance ideology, whether that's capitalist plutocracy or "states' rights" neoconfederate bullshiat.


I really get the sense that Ron Paul and Rand Paul's libertarianism is the sort of approach that would be ideologically consistent with driving into Gatlin, seeing all of the adults dead and the corn getting fanatically worshipped because of the demon living in it, and saying, "As long as the national guard isn't involved, this seems just dandy! A heartland American town answering the needs of its community without the oppression of the federal government!"
 
2013-07-09 02:05:12 PM  
Wait there are white supremacist in Kentucky? The Supreme Court just told me two weeks ago that racism was a thing of the past.
 
2013-07-09 02:06:15 PM  

jake_lex: I have no idea why a politician who believes the federal government has no right to pass civil rights legislation might attract white supremacists.  That's a real puzzler.


It's like the sweet tea Chris Hansen uses on "To Catch a Predator":  the "short eyes" just can't resist!
 
2013-07-09 02:06:48 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Corvus: CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.

And he doesn't even believe pot should be legal. It's funny how so many people who like him have no clue what he actually stands for.

Yep.  It should be banned, but by the states not the feds.


Is that his position cause last I heard he said it shouldn't be made legal (but his position seems to change base on who he is talking with on these issues)

Well that has nothing to do with libertarianism that has more to do with being a confederate. Can we just call Rand Paul a CONFEDERATE Republican candidate instead of the BS Libertarian Republican moniker he goes by now?
 
2013-07-09 02:08:24 PM  

Bloody William: A Dark Evil Omen: Bloody William: A Dark Evil Omen: CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.

It's quite the propaganda machine these trash have spun up; authoritarian rightists positioning themselves as "defenders of freedom" and people actually buying into in large numbers instead of running them out of town on a rail.

Modern "libertarian" thought: if the federal government doesn't do it, it isn't oppression!

States and local governments grinding you into a religiously limited, silenced, monitored prole? That's just "communities serving their needs like only they can know how."

But that's libertarianism! That is farking it. It's all about hijacking anarchist rhetoric to shill for an aggressive social dominance ideology, whether that's capitalist plutocracy or "states' rights" neoconfederate bullshiat.

I really get the sense that Ron Paul and Rand Paul's libertarianism is the sort of approach that would be ideologically consistent with driving into Gatlin, seeing all of the adults dead and the corn getting fanatically worshipped because of the demon living in it, and saying, "As long as the national guard isn't involved, this seems just dandy! A heartland American town answering the needs of its community without the oppression of the federal government!"


Only if they could then buy the corn cheap and resell it at a markup,
 
2013-07-09 02:09:50 PM  
Can we get over the States Rights thing? Does anyone REALLY think that the United States is actually a federation of otherwise self-contained countries as opposed to a relatively singular Imperial Nation-State?
 
2013-07-09 02:10:33 PM  
The apple didn't fall far from the lynching tree in the Paul family...
 
2013-07-09 02:11:15 PM  

vernonFL: Just one of his aides? I thought it would be more.


I wonder how many of his dad's leftovers came over to join his team?
 
2013-07-09 02:11:55 PM  
A member of the Paul family harbors feelings of white supremacy?  This is my shocked face - :|
 
2013-07-09 02:12:01 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.


They're vocally against use of Federal government money to spy on innocent Americans. (Only the guilty ones should be spied on - at length, and for all times. And we'll know they're guilty because...just LOOK at 'em. I mean...right?)

They're vocally against foreign aid. (Who cares if that aid buys us the stability to not have to gin up armies to tamp down every single regional conflict - probably 100 of them worldwide, if not more, that are ready to spill into violence - or if the total cost of a year's foreign aid is less than we spend on military projects neither the Pentagon nor military brass want? Why are foreigners getting free money?!)

They're vocally against military intervention. (Unless it's obvious who the good guy and bad guy are, and if the ecosystem is such that we can rely on regional partners for logistic and operational support. Or if it's a genocide. Or if it'd threaten global resource supply lines.)
 
2013-07-09 02:15:40 PM  

Dr Dreidel: CapeFearCadaver: I have trouble figuring out why some of my oldest friends support this family.

Oh, yeah.... pot.

They're vocally against use of Federal government money to spy on innocent Americans. (Only the guilty ones should be spied on - at length, and for all times. And we'll know they're guilty because...just LOOK at 'em. I mean...right?)

They're vocally against foreign aid. (Who cares if that aid buys us the stability to not have to gin up armies to tamp down every single regional conflict - probably 100 of them worldwide, if not more, that are ready to spill into violence - or if the total cost of a year's foreign aid is less than we spend on military projects neither the Pentagon nor military brass want? Why are foreigners getting free money?!)

They're vocally against military intervention. (Unless it's obvious who the good guy and bad guy are, and if the ecosystem is such that we can rely on regional partners for logistic and operational support. Or if it's a genocide. Or if it'd threaten global resource supply lines.)


They're also vocally against using drones for anything but... people who rob liquor stores. Seriously, I can't even wrap my head around that one.
 
2013-07-09 02:16:01 PM  
Slightly surprised it isn't Paul himself.
 
2013-07-09 02:17:37 PM  

Kome: Slightly surprised it isn't Paul himself.


Give it time.....
 
2013-07-09 02:17:45 PM  
Wow, I am shocked.  About as shocked when I read that a teabagger is a neo-Nazi or KKK member.  Shocked that a stereotype promoted by a particular group about themselves turns out to be correct over and over and over again.
 
2013-07-09 02:17:55 PM  

QueenMamaBee: I'm going to have to sit the people of Kentucky down and have a nice long chat about CUTTING THIS SHIAT OUT!!!!!


Maybe you can gently remind them that Kentucky wasn't actually one of the rebel states.
 
2013-07-09 02:18:06 PM  

jake_lex: I have no idea why a politician who believes the federal government has no right to pass civil rights legislation might attract white supremacists.  That's a real puzzler.


Just because the Senator believes the Constitution guarantees a right to racial discrimination in public accommodations is no reason to think he'd affiliate himself with racists. Clearly an overzealous staffer. Or something.
 
2013-07-09 02:18:09 PM  

potterydove: So he's a member of La Raza?


No. Just a garden variety white supremacist. But you got your little dig in, and that's the main thing. Don't you feel just a little bit sad now?
 
2013-07-09 02:19:14 PM  
Quick, where is the fainting couch?
 
2013-07-09 02:19:55 PM  
A neo-Confederate that dislikes non-whites/non-Christians?

WHAATTT?!?
 
2013-07-09 02:19:58 PM  

Kome: Slightly surprised it isn't Paul himself.


The question is: does having policies that are clearly white supremacist without using racist justifications for the policies make you racist?
 
2013-07-09 02:21:11 PM  
RACE PAUL!
 
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