In just one week, Rand Paul:
- Won the KY GOP Senate primary and said: “I have a message, a message from the tea party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We’ve come to take our government back … The tea-party movement is huge, the mandate of our victory tonight is huge; what you have done and what we are doing can transform America.”
- Took issue with Americans with Disabilities Act on NPR (as well as federal regulation of mining and the environment)
- Went on the Rachel Maddow Show Wednesday night, to discuss the Civil Rights Act and its unfairness to private business.
- (TPM: after the Maddow appearance, Paul floundered around for most of the day on Thursday, first putting out a statement that said he was opposed to repealing the civil rights act, then saying he actually supported the section of the bill he said he didn’t like and finally stating he would have voted ‘yes’ on the bill had he been in Congress back in mid-sixties.)
- Said (Friday morning on GMA) that Obama’s desire to see BP pay more than the current $75 million cap for THEIR oil spill was the Obama Administration putting a “boot heel on the throat of BP” and was “un-American.”
- Canceled his upcoming appearance on Sunday’s Meet the Press on Friday afternoon, saying he was “exhausted.” (Only two other guests have ever bailed out of Meet The Press at the last minute: Louis Farrakhan and Saudi Prince Bandar — the 3rd cancellation in 62 years!)
Why does Rand Paul (and his GOP / Tea Party supporters) hate America?
- Rand Paul wants to fight threats like the “Amero” and the NAFTA superhighway.
- Sarah Palin and other conservative morons are now blaming Rachel Maddow for Paul’s radical beliefs (even though he’s expressed such beliefs weeks, months and even years before appearing on her show).
- (The Paul family has held radical beliefs for at least two decades.) Joe Conason: The Roots of Rand Paul’s civil rights resentment: In 2008, the New Republic dug up copies of newsletters sent out under Ron Paul’s name to raise money, and found that they were replete with ugly references to blacks, Martin Luther King, homosexuals and other targets of the racist far right.