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In his relentless southern avenger mode to pursue and persuade black voters to become fans Rand Paul continues to suffer from foot-in-mouth disorder.

At the Urban League, Rand Paul says he’s a minority because of the “shade of his ideology”:

Rand Paul addressed the Urban League this morning in Cincinnati and in a TelePrompTer speech that included a quote from Malcolm X, Kentucky’s junior Senator and famed opponent of the Civil Rights Act declared himself a minority.

Apparently opposing the Civil Rights Act is the same as being Black or Hispanic. And according to Rand Paul, all of his libertarian and Tea Party supporters are just as punished as actual minorities because of the “shade of their ideology.”


Oh well—This proves black folks ain't buying the crazy (from his home state press coverage):
Sparse crowd hears Rand Paul's Urban League speech
CINCINNATI — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul isn't going person to person to try to sell his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to minority groups.

But with only about 60 people gathering to hear Paul's highly anticipated speech to the National Urban League on Friday morning, it sure felt that way.

From Wonkette:

Rand Paul Is Also A Minority And Will Lead His Libertarian People Out of Bondage

Poor Rand Paul. It’s hard out there for a libertarian, what with The Man always trying to keep him down, pointing out the ridiculousness of his ideology and how it never holds up in real-life scenarios. But what can a man like Rand Paul do except keep fighting the good fight, keep on keeping on to the water’s edge, because Rand Paul has been to the mountaintop, Rand Paul has seen the Promised Land, and he yearns for the day when all little boys and girls, black or white, yellow or red, liberal or conservative or libertarian or communist, will be judged not by the color of their skin or the content of their political ideology, but by whatever’s left. Character? Sure, let’s go with character.
Twitter has taken up the theme at #RandPaulMinority

One of my favorites so far is:

Yo' Rand.  Perhaps you should know that a lot of us hear "libertarian" as "libert-aryan"

Originally posted to Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 06:22 AM PDT.

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