Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mission Impossible: Rand Paul to 'Engage' African Americans

by Sunnyjane

Here I come to save the day -- Mighty Rand is on the way!
(Image courtesy of DonkeyHotey via The Daily Kos)

Save Detroit and Bond With Minorities

Rand Paul's going to Detroit to -- I kid you not -- unveil his new legislative proposal to remove bankrupt Detroit and other economically blighted areas from poverty and the shackles of big government.  Uh huh, that's right: Another Republican who never held elected office before being swept into the U.S. Senate by old white people with safety-pinned tea bags on their XXL-sized clothing  in 2010, is going to set Detroit free!  (What the hell does Rand Paul know about this subject, anyhow?)

But never mind all that.  Sen. Paul's real mission is to unshackle African Americans from the Democratic Party.  That he might be an odd choice may have occurred to you, dear readers.  This is, after all, the same guy who believes that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 went a little too far in ensuring that minorities had unfettered access to the same rights that the cream-colored citizens of this country have always enjoyed.  Notably, the senator from Kentucky doesn't think that the federal government should tell businesses that it is against the law to discriminate against anyone who wishes to engage in legal commerce inside their establishments. 

Paul's comment so enraged Kentucky's Republican State Senate -- as well as Democrats, of course -- that the members immediately adopted a resolution declaring any form of discrimination to be inconsistent with American values.  The only African American senator said that Paul's "extreme belief" has made Kentucky "a laughingstock."

 The Ignorance of the Arrogant

OK, forget all that, folks.  This is my Etch-A-Sketch moment.
Picture this:  The Republican Tea Party is sending a Kentucky know-nothing/do-nothing quasi politician into a city that voted 98% to reelect President Obama last year.  His assignment: to convince Detroit's African American citizens that they will be much better off voting for the GOP in the future.

Yes, dear turkey eaters, the party that has voted to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act forty-seven times, has cut the SNAP program, wants to take a woman's right to choose what is right for her and her family away from her -- while depriving her of all contraception methods, of course -- refused to pass the President's jobs bill (and has not proposed one of their own), and made it harder for minorities to vote, expects to attract the African American vote!

Even Michigan Republicans hate the idea of an African American Engagement Office.  One saidIt sounds like we're 'separate, but equal' office in's absurd, offensive and pathetic. 

The Michigan Democratic Party was, of course, equally harsh, saying that the GOP has repeatedly proven they are so far out of touch, they can’t even see it. 

It will be interesting to see how Senator Paul's visit to Detroit turns out.  Stay tuned!

End Note

No comments:

Post a Comment