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Sarah Palin's pity party for Rand Paul

In Sarah Palin's "World of Grievance" there's nothing more harmful or pernicious than the media. Or as she put it in a groan-worthy flight of rhetorical fancy, the "lamestream" media. So, it's no surprise that the FOX News commentator blames the press for the enormous political hole Rand Paul is thrashing in right now. Nevermind that it's a hole the Kentucky Republican Tea Party candidate for Senate dug with his own mouth.

One thing that we can learn in this lesson, that I have learned and Rand Paul has learned now, is don't assume that you can assume in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get in the interview in regards to what your answer may be or the opportunity that they seize to getch ya. They're looking for that 'gotcha moment.' That's what it evidently appears to be what they did with Rand Paul.

I understand why Palin came to Paul's defense. She endorsed him. But her allegiance is blind. "They" didn't get Paul into this mess. He did. Paul was asked about the Civil Rights Act by Rachel Maddow as a follow-up to statements he made to the Louisville-Courier Journal editorial board last month. Maddow gave Paul ample opportunity to save himself from his controversial views. A political novice who strives to be ideologically pure, Paul didn't recognize the lifeline.

Paul announced his candidacy on Maddow's show a year ago last week. So it only made sense that he would choose to do a victory lap on her show after he secured the nomination. That he got tripped up during that interview and during an interview with George Stephanopoulos the next morning is no one's fault but his own.

By Jonathan Capehart  | May 24, 2010; 7:29 AM ET
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They got Rand off MTP and sent him back to the garage to be re-tooled. Like, trying to convert a dirt track jalopy into a Indy-500 race car.

Posted by: drousma | May 24, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

No, Rand Paul's views are being misstated across the media. Even Rachael Maddow's show posted a video showing a huge misstatement by the NY Times which has now been passed around the world (well, to the Times in London, in any event) as accurate, and picked up by the AP. This is a feeding frenzy with little to no attention to accuracy. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Posted by: sailingaway1 | May 24, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

sailingaway1, do you expect anything different from these products from our current educational system.

If it's not what they were told then everyone else is wrong. Oh well.

Posted by: frankn1 | May 24, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

A Pity Party for Rand Paul? You mean like the Pity Party that BILL CLINTON got, after LYING to a Federal grand Jury? Or Dropping his pants in front of a young woman (while he was Attorney general of Arkansas) and asking her to "Kiss it"?
What about his LYING to the Country about having SEX with a white House intern, his Daughters' age? Remember when this Idiot, Capeheart, and all of his Hypocrite Lib Liars, circled the wagons and told us: "SO WHAT? It's his PRIVATE LIFE"?
Oh, the Pity Party when he surrounded himself with SPIRITUAL ADVISORS, (like another well known ADULTEROR Jesse Jackson), seeking redemption from a guy with a CHILD with a woman NOT HIS WIFE. Just thinking about it brings a tear to my eye.
And who could forget the Sympathetic SILENCE from the LEFT WING MEDIA, after President BILL CLINTON was accused of RAPE on National television.
Maybe Capeheart was busy getting TEA BAGGED during all this? Him and his Boyfriend?
The LEFT is just PUKE. No Honor. NONE!

Posted by: GoomyGommy | May 24, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Dr. Rand Paul is like almost every other doctor -- talented in whatever specialty they've studied, but clueless in the real world. No doubt, by his Libertarian upbringing, he stated his views honestly. No doubt, as an American, those views are as antiquated and out of touch in the 21st century as blood-letting is in the medical profession.

Posted by: sherrycn | May 24, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

GoomyGommy,

Why are you not capable of voicing your disagreements without the name calling and personal insults? Do you think your style generates respect for your opinions from anyone who values civil discourse? What does expressing yourself with this kind of nastiness do for you?

Posted by: colton | May 24, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

A Pity Party for Rand Paul? You mean like the Pity Party that BILL CLINTON got, after LYING to a Federal grand Jury? Or Dropping his pants in front of a young woman (while he was Attorney general of Arkansas) and asking her to "Kiss it"?
What about his LYING to the Country about having SEX with a white House intern, his Daughters' age? Remember when this Idiot, Capeheart, and all of his Hypocrite Lib Liars, circled the wagons and told us: "SO WHAT? It's his PRIVATE LIFE"?
Oh, the Pity Party when he surrounded himself with SPIRITUAL ADVISORS, (like another well known ADULTEROR Jesse Jackson), seeking redemption from a guy with a CHILD with a woman NOT HIS WIFE. Just thinking about it brings a tear to my eye.
And who could forget the Sympathetic SILENCE from the LEFT WING MEDIA, after President BILL CLINTON was accused of RAPE on National television.
Maybe Capeheart was busy getting TEA BAGGED during all this? Him and his Boyfriend?
The LEFT is just PUKE. No Honor. NONE!

Posted by: GoomyGommy

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GoomyGommy, you are the poster child of what we think of when we think of a "tea party/tea bagger".

Your rant is displays a borderline personality with deep seeded anger and little ability to form a reasonable, cohesive thought... More simply put, you are a tea bagger.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | May 24, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

A gaff in Washington is when by accident you tell the truth. Obviously Dr. Paul hadn't learned that lesson when he told everyone what he really did think. Any seasoned pol could have told him that a frontal attack on civil liberties will simply get you shot off your horse. So if Ayn Rand Quixote wants Lestor Maddox's restaurant all white again he needs to learn to speak in code.

Posted by: lelliot4 | May 24, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow did not ask any tricky questions. Rand Paul messed up all on his own. But why the surprise? Libertarianism is a theory that is far divorced from reality. You don't like government?...try Somalia. I was in a conversation with a libertarian one time that actually cited Somalia as an African success story. (no kidding!)

Libertarianism is a college bull-session discussion topic...not a workable political/economic plan.

Posted by: donrus1 | May 24, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

The Republican/teabagger deflection tactics are in full force again. Whining about someone else will not take pressure away from an idiot like Paul, but that is all they have and will cry foul because their candidate is being picked on by the media for what he said or wouldn't say. What a joke he is.

Posted by: Lincoln74 | May 24, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

GoomyGommy,

What does Bill Clinton have to do with Rand Paul's comments concerning civil rights?

You're way out of touch on this one to say the least. Rand Paul's regressive comments are certainly fair game because they have to do with government policy and law.

Posted by: rich29 | May 24, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Rand Paul said what he felt -- no ifs, ands or buts about it. No gotcha question!! Don't blame Rachel Maddow!! But the comment that rocked me this a.m. was the Rand Paul comparison to Bill Clinton's problems when he was in the White House. The commentor was attempting to compare the two incidents. Rands remarks and Clinton's behavior WOW NO WORDS FOR ME ON THAT ONE -- BUT I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY COMPARE -- ALL I CAN SAY IS "BRAIN DEAD" ON THE LOOSE!!!

Posted by: phyllisr5 | May 24, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

The irony in all of this is that Palin is employed by a network that is infamous for its own transparently conservative agenda. The most telling evidence for Palin's lack of intellectual heft is that she does not see the blatant, beyond obvious, flat out laughable hypocrisy and galling Zeitgeist of this information age we live in, that she can condemn others for an act she engages in from minute to minute every single day.

It does not occur to her that she is part of the media at the same time she is part of a political machine that benefits from out sized media attention incommensurate with with her own lack of gravitas. Like her Tea Party amigos, she is an purely media creation--and a fictional on at that.

Posted by: jaxas70 | May 24, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

At least Rand Paul has the saving grace that he has the intellect to be a surgeon--a profession that offers far more meaning for him if he would just stay in it and not muddy himself up in right wing politics--which in all of the dirty profession of politics is the dirtiest of all.

And Palin is right there in the hogpen with the Great Hog himself, Rush Limbaugh. Her puerile assertions are generally dredged out of Limbaugh's turdy radio talk show every day.

Posted by: jaxas70 | May 24, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Paul just did what all Southern Republicans do. They make some outrageously racist comment to garner support from bigots, then backpedal furiously to make themselves more acceptable to everyone else, meanwhile blaming the evil old media for everything. The racists heard Paul the first time and know he has to smooth it over now. It's an age-old trick and Paul's working it.

Posted by: dnahatch1 | May 24, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

dnahatch1 is absolutely right.

Just look at Andre Bauer running for gov in SC. First it was the "stray dogs" breeding children they can't afford, on to the lazy people on welfare looking for a hand out.

Every southern politician knows the code words.

Posted by: edismae | May 24, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Where is the controversy? Don't our media elites understand the position of Libertarians? Many Libertarians and members of the academic right understand Paul's position perfectly because we agree with him. We support the gains made in the area of civil rights and applaud the change in social mores that make discrimination in our current society "unprofitable" as well as imoral. We believe that the change in public opinion could have been accomplished without legislation. Maybe sociologists can debate this issue in an appropriate forum, but this is a shameful campaign of misinformation. Anyone who is capable of abstract thought will have a hard time in our climate of 'newspeak' and political correctness run amok.

Posted by: ndc1963 | May 24, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

To ndc1963: One of the main criticisms of Paul in this incident is that he refused to answer questions that would explain his beliefs. If he had explained himself, as you did, that would have gone a long way towards clearing up what his views are. The only campaign of misinformation is Paul's refusal to clearly state where he stands.

Posted by: cyberwa | May 24, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

who cares what the bimbo thinks, only the wapo i guess

Posted by: calif-joe | May 24, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

who cares what the bimbo thinks, only the wapo i guess

Posted by: calif-joe | May 24, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Where is the controversy? Don't our media elites understand the position of Libertarians? Many Libertarians and members of the academic right understand Paul's position perfectly because we agree with him. We support the gains made in the area of civil rights and applaud the change in social mores that make discrimination in our current society "unprofitable" as well as imoral. We believe that the change in public opinion could have been accomplished without legislation. Maybe sociologists can debate this issue in an appropriate forum, but this is a shameful campaign of misinformation. Anyone who is capable of abstract thought will have a hard time in our climate of 'newspeak' and political correctness run amok

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I understand your position and so do most people and your wrong. For over 100 years after the Civil War racism persisted in a virulant form in the South and many other parts of the US and showed no signs of dissapearing. The Constitutions fundemental puspose was to guarantee the rights of people so they could pursue the right to life, libery and happiness. An entire segment of our society was denied access to the very basic means of living, i.e. work and commerce. It was necessary that the gov't outlaw racism in public and private business to right a pervasive and systemic wrong. You have absolutly no historical reason to believe racism would have yielded to less, NONE.

Posted by: kchses1 | May 24, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Palin is pathetic. Teabagger female candidates are ferocious mama grizzlies, but teabagger male candidates are helpless little chipmunks.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | May 24, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I personally can't wait till someone asks Paul:

1. What he thinks of Social Security. If he is in any way a Libertarian, he must want to abolish it;

2. What he thinks of MediCare. If he is in any way a Libertarian, he must want to abolish it;

3. Why he wants MediCare payments to doctors to be increased;

4. What does he think of labor laws such as those that regulate child-labor; paid holidays and vacations; overtime, etc.

Posted by: AMviennaVA | May 24, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Unlike Palin, I think he has a better learning curve, will have to face mainstream media not to look chicken and inept like Palin. Cantor (good chance to be 2012 nominee) played it perfectly saying he had not followed it closely. Paul too said he did not study Civil Rights deeply and pressed by Maddow spilled his guts hurting himself.

Posted by: jameschirico | May 24, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

I listened to some Tea Party type try to explain the Party's take on Rand's civil rights views. What a twisted bit of "logic". If you can't coherently explain it, you're hiding something. Most likely your racism. Palin has no creditablility about anything, and as much as Fox likes to pretend it isn't part of the mainstream media, it is. A sad bit of America. I still haven't heard one example of a lost right, freedom, or liberty.

Posted by: jckdoors | May 24, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Palin is part of the media elite by the way I'd say working for FOX makes her part of the media and her net worth is over $12 million which is hardly indicative of Main Street America.

Tells us something about the T-Party doesn't it? Slightly hypocritical to believe otherwise.

It was OK for the Republicans and the Swift Boaters outright lie and denigrate the military service of John Kerry but they don't want any scrutiny when one of their own espouses bigotry out loud and to the world.

Paul did this to himself you can't blame Rachel Maddow and or the media. If you don't want something reported to the world then keep you bloody mouth shut.

Unfortunately I think Paul was speaking candidly and truthfully. He's just espousing the T-Party line.


Posted by: davidbronx | May 24, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

When in doubt blame the media and use terms like 'gotcha' I think we know her views on race and diversity by judging her record:

"As for Governor Sarah Palin's involvement in the African American community, the Governor's office hasn't participated in any of our Alaska Juneteenth Events. All previous Alaskan Governor's have traditionally attended and participated in our annual Juneteenth Celebration. Gov. Palin was the first governor not to send out a congratulatory letter or assist us in any way with our Juneteenth activities.

I didn't have the courtesy of receiving a reply when I asked for a representative from the Governor's office to come and speak at our Juneteenth Celebration if Governor Palin was unable to attend. I never even heard of Gov. Palin until she was elected Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, in Mat-Su Valley.

Governor Palin is a very energetic and spontaneous woman. With some of the things being said and going around this state right now, I'm surprised none of the national media have bothered to come here and get the words directly from the mouths of the people who have lived with her all of these years instead of 'surfing the net!'

My other opinion is why would an individual who, to my knowledge, has not hired any African Americans on her gubernatorial staff, insist so passionately on being on a television show owned and operated by an African American, Oprah Winfrey?

While meeting with Black leaders concerning the absence of any African Americans on her staff, Gov. Palin responded that she doesn't have to hire any Blacks and was not intending to hire any. What kind of attitude is this toward African American for who may be the first Vice-President of the United States?

I understand Oprah did have Senator Obama on her show a few times and was the main person raising funds for him "before" the presidency race was in full swing. However, the key point here is that it is Oprah's prerogative not be used as a pawn to tilt the vote one way or another. Oprah has stated repeatedly that she wasn't going to have one side or the other on her show by choice. I thought that was what the Civil Rights Movement was all about, a persons right to make their own choices. I guess this isn't a Democracy at all anymore."

Gwendolyn Alexander, President
African American Historical Society of Alaska
Alaska Juneteenth Celebration
P. O. Box 143105
Anchorage AK 99514
(907) 884-6860

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Posted by: MerrillFrank | May 24, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Thankfully, my sister-in-law is encouraging her daughters (my nieces) NOT to emulate $arah Palin, who by now has quite possibly become the most famous GRIFTER in American history.

Posted by: goldengateview | May 24, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul is just spouting his confused take on Libertarianism--which is essentially non-government by selfishness. You should be able to take all you want unless someone stops you. Libertarianism in a nutshell.

Posted by: wd1214 | May 24, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Rand Paul is a lot like that high school teacher whom is extremely nice on the first day of school but is completely insane. I am sure the guy is a wonderful opthomologist or whatever he is but, he's just not all there. On any given day, I'm sure if I live in nowhere, KY, I'd consider getting my eyes examined by him but I wouldn't choose him for any position beyond that. I am almost positive that, like his father before him, he's managed to mobilize an army of disgruntled fast food employees for purposes of plastering every bare Road Construction and Stop sign throughout the State of Kentucky with Paul for Senate stickers. This guy's current idea of political discourse is explaining his political platform to his medical assistants between patients.

Again, for all intents and purposes, I'm sure he's a wonderful doctor with excellent medical credentials. However, the good (and bad) people of Kentucky deserve a little better representation than someone who's debating experience is limited to the person in a Sesame Street smock handing a patient's chart with the response Yes, Doctor.

Posted by: MetrointheWoods | May 24, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I find Rand Paul's honesty refreshing. I don't agree with his take on the Civil Rights act but at least he put his views out there for us Americans to decide for ourselves whether or not we want to embrace his deeply honest politics.

I do not believe for one minute that Rand Paul is a racist. I think he is a decent man but whose views places the interest of business too far ahead of people. From what I can gather about Rand Paul he would make a decent Senator but for his views on Civil Rights. As a Black American I can not risk putting into office a person who might, even unintentionally, usurp my fundamental rights to be recognized as a human. This one issue, as a Black American, trumps all the good things I like about Paul's politics. This one really hurt me because I am so ready for the kind of change Paul promulgated prior to his position on Civil Rights was given.

Posted by: SteelWheel25 | May 24, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

It's the same old thing with Republicans: They never can take responsibility for their own mistakes.

How much longer before Rand Paul says -- "A Democrat made me do it"?

Wimps!


Posted by: lindalovejones | May 24, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Only the most gullible rubes consider PALIN relevant. She and PAUL are both truely "victims"....of their own witless stupidity.

Posted by: mrtimmaulden | May 24, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

One thing that we can learn in this lesson, that I have learned and Rand Paul has learned now, is don't assume that you can assume in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get in the interview in regards to what your answer may be or the opportunity that they seize to getch ya. They're looking for that 'gotcha moment.' That's what it evidently appears to be what they did with Rand Paul_____________-


Poor poor Sarah and little mind whining.

did she not realize that by saying that the MEDIA with an agenda played GOTCHA she just admitted that now that she is part of that media world, all interviews that all of FOX News does come now with that idea that FOX NEWS has an agenda. HA HA HA
Go On SEAN HANNITY -- just by being part of the media we can assume he has an agenda and will play GOTCHA politics.

Same with Bill Oreilly, Gov Huckabee and Glen Beck.
SO if Sarah Palin ever goes on Fox News as a politician she is only contributing to the AGENDA POLITICS of the media she loves to hate but love to dis.

Posted by: racerdoc | May 24, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Of course, la Palin is having a pity party. She never misses an opportunity to whine about the media. After all, she was asked "gotcha" questions by Couric, as in "what newspapers do you read"... What a self-serving ditz!

Posted by: Gatsby10 | May 25, 2010 2:54 AM | Report abuse

Fox always touts they have the highest ratings.

Highest ratings = Mainstream Media.

You cant be both the highest rated, and rail against the "mainstream"

Posted by: kreator6996 | May 25, 2010 5:06 AM | Report abuse

I don't know about the "Tea Party", but one thing I'll say regarding Palin, as the plain old Republican Party's current most popular member: Judging by her excruciatingly contorted quote above, and the rank and file's undying affection for the last President Bush, atrocious spoken grammar -- to the point of verging on incoherence (never mind her fact-twisting) -- certainly now seems a prerequisite for becoming top dog around that joint.

Posted by: evanescent_panoply | May 25, 2010 6:04 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is the Paris Hilton of politics. What is amazing is that so many middle aged Americans are star struck by this unaccomplished woman. Paris Hilton is famous for being famous. So is Sarah Palin. Paris Hilton's contribution to society is the saying "that's hot", and Sarah Palin's memorable contributions, to date, are the words "death panels" and "you betcha". Yet middle aged Americans adore and follow Palin with the same blind zest as the young fans of Paris Hilton. Go figure.

Posted by: mawheelz | May 25, 2010 6:04 AM | Report abuse

Wow: why does Capehart care so much what Palin has to say? Maybe we should have a column about what he says about her by a woman, and then a column about what she says about what Capehart says about Palin? This could go on forever. Reading opinion pieces like Capehart's is 'fun', as I often wonder: who are these guys, and what made them so smart to be an expert on everything. So in conclusion: who cares?!

Posted by: sar8303 | May 25, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Rand Paul was trying to give a nuanced analysis of the Civil Rights Act, and his pointing out what he saw as flaws in the language of that law was interpreted by the press as bigotry and racism. I imagine he believed that alternative ways of persuading private businesses to join public institutions in ending race-based discrimination (such as boycotts and social stigma) would have been preferable to legal coercion via the Civil Rights Act.

Posted by: CatherineMcClarey | May 25, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

So ndc1963 -- a "member of the academic right" -- understands Paul's position because he(or she) agrees with it. Well, this member of the academic Left understands it too and rejects it out of hand. Anyone who has a mere nodding acquaintance with history and human nature knows that Homo sapiens only became "civilized" because they learned the value of creating governing structures that set and enforced rules for the common good. If the ancients had waited for voluntary altruism and self-restraint, we'd still be clubbing one another for our daily bread and violating all the Ten Commandments as a matter of personal advantage -- without any fear of reprisal.

Western religion tried the threat of hell to rein in evildoers, and that obviously had only minimal positive results. Absent moral leverage in that quarter, it has been left to secular governments not only to discourage harmful behavior through the imposition of laws but to foster protection of the weak against the tyranny of the strong by mandating what amounts to gestures of charity and justice. In short, most people have to be compelled to do what is right, and anyone who thinks otherwise has had pitifully limited contact with rest of the world and can boast no knowledge of historical reality.

The business sector knows one standard and one only: maximum profit, whatever that takes. Such social reform as has come about and that most of us take for granted now resulted from the vision and courage of literary giants who spearheaded awareness of horrendous conditions in such as way as to rouse sympathy to the end that legislative measures of relief were finally enacted. Had it not been for them, child labor would still be the norm, and every working man would still owe his soul to the "company store."

Finally, it should come as no surprise that there are vestiges of Jim Crow ideology around post-1964, for religious Fundamentalists who would cram their dogma down everyone's throat still revere a Bible that sanctions slavery.

Posted by: momsablogger | May 25, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Maddow is a left-wing bigot, and our preoccupation with Sarah Palin makes some of us think she is more important than we realise.

Posted by: sailhardy | May 25, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Company created a monster 2 years ago... Palin. I wonder what does he think knowing that he is responsible for having this crazy and embrassing woman in the face of the people and on the TV showing how stupid she is. She's feeling a false confidence that can't go on much longer with this T-party group of crazies. A face analysis can see that she has 2 distinct sides to her face with one eye looking at "ya" and the other eye thinking "what the hell as I suppose to say". Now she's stuck on the Constitution and probably could not name 3 Supreme Court Justices.

Posted by: ejones2 | May 26, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Where is the controversy? Don't our media elites understand the position of Libertarians? Many Libertarians and members of the academic right understand Paul's position perfectly because we agree with him. We support the gains made in the area of civil rights and applaud the change in social mores that make discrimination in our current society "unprofitable" as well as imoral. We believe that the change in public opinion could have been accomplished without legislation. Maybe sociologists can debate this issue in an appropriate forum, but this is a shameful campaign of misinformation. Anyone who is capable of abstract thought will have a hard time in our climate of 'newspeak' and political correctness run amok

For those of you who believe that public outcries of racism could have generated the civil rights that were needed in this country at the time of the civil rights act, I wish to remind you of the current struggle for the gays and lesbians in this country. We have been fighting for equal rights since Stonewall and to this day, public opinion stills dictates that we have less rights than anyone else. Perhaps it is because we represent about 10% of the population and don't have the numbers to generate the outrage that was manifested by the larger minority groups. Perhaps it is because the right wing still believes that we are godless creatures that don't deserve respect or dignity. Perhaps it is a total misunderstanding of what it means to be gay by the general population. The reason discrimination exists is unimportant. The problem is that it still exists no matter what we do.I am not holding my breath for the majority of this country to change its mind. Civil rights for gays and lesbians will only happen when the government mandates it. We can not afford to wait the 200 years that the blacks in this country waited.As far is Dr. Paul is concerned, I see his underlying message of hatred for anyone that is not a white male. With economic instability running high and animosity out of control, his views are dangerous. We need to be able to see politicians for who they are. His mishap is a clear indicator of his true feelings. We can not afford to have him in office.

Posted by: trent1a1 | May 26, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

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