ALL BLACKS ARE NOT VICTIMS BEGGING FOR MORE CRIME IN THEIR COMMUNITY, SOME ARE CONSERVATIVES WHO CAN SEE THAT THE DEMOCRAT PLAN FOR GUN CONTROL IS GOING TO IMPACT THEIR COMMUNITY DISPROPORTIONATELY MORE THAN DIANE FEINSTEIN’S NEIGHBORHOOD
Not every soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan were fighting the enemy, some were fighting unconquerable demons.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: STACKING A STRAW POLL WITH STUDENT VOTERS? -- Rand Paul wins The Washington Times-CPAC 2013 Straw Poll

Déjà vu – another staged straw poll using Paul-Bot students?

Rand Paul won the 2013 Washington Times-CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, and Sen. Marco Rubio was a close second, easily outdistancing the rest of the field and signaling the rise of a new generation of conservative leaders who will take the Republican Party into the 2016 election.

Mr. Paul won 25 percent of the vote, and Mr. Rubio collected 23 percent. Former Sen. Rick Santorum was third with just 8 percent, New Jersey  Gov. Chris Christie — who was not invited to speak at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference — was next with 7 percent, and Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the GOP’s vice presidential nominee last year, was fifth with 6 percent. Paul’s victory puts him in the footsteps of his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, who won in 2010 and 2011. <Source: Rand Paul wins The Washington Times-CPAC 2013 Straw Poll - Washington Times>

Unsavory connections?

Rand Paul will fare no better than his father – because speaking “conservative” does not fly without money, a ground game and the party’s full endorsement. But then again, you make a lot of money being a professional candidate in a Presidential election. Matching funds, donations, and the sales of campaign trivia tschokes.

Since CPAC was interrupted by White Supremacists, it might be useful to watch Rand Paul’s contributions to see if he mirrors his father’s position on donations from White Supremacists and other undesirables --  he took their money while loudly proclaiming that he disagreed with their positions and would spend the money for a good cause. Transparently two-faced and suspect.

CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel: It Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks

A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as good for African-Americans.

The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, asked whether Republicans could endorse races remaining separate but equal. After the presenter, K. Carl Smith of Frederick Douglass Republicans, answered by referencing a letter by Frederick Douglass forgiving his former master, the audience member said “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” Several people in the audience cheered and applauded Terry’s outburst.

After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, “why can’t we just have segregation?” noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association. <Source>

Paul the Elder … 

Ron Paul Disavows White Supremacists, But Takes Their Money

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul has disavowed white supremacists and their views, but a review of federal campaign filings shows he accepts their money. Paul's 2012 campaign has received more than $6,000 from people who have identified themselves as white separatists or supremacists, or who are listed on anti-hate group sites such as the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Two prominent donors are leaders in what may be the most ambitious white nationalist political movement in the U.S., American Third Position. One is William Johnson, the group's chairman. Another is Virginia Abernethy, a former Vanderbilt professor who is listed as a director of the party. Abernethy has given Paul at least $2,451 for this election. Johnson has donated at least $3.349.

Paul, under fire for the racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic passages in the newsletter he used to produce, disavowed the content of the publication in December.

He further told The New York Times that he "wouldn't be happy with" with racists and anti-Semites doing his volunteer work, even as many were. He explained the apparent contradiction to the newspaper, saying, "If they want to endorse me, they're endorsing what I do or say -- it has nothing to do with endorsing what they say." The Paul campaign declined to comment on why he is accepting donations from people the candidate says he disagrees with. The contributions represent an ongoing Paul tie to right-wing extremism -- one that could be severed simply by sending back the checks.

Most presidential campaigns reject what they regard as money from tainted sources. Paul has not done that, even though Abernethy and Johnson are well known for their views and Paul has encountered Johnson before. If Paul doesn't want to make a complete break with white nationalists, neither do white separatists worry that he has publicly shunned them, with Abernethy cutting a fresh check as recently last month, according to the latest federal election filings. <Source>

Bottom line …

Like his father Ron Paul, Rand Paul has the ability to speak “conservative” and attract a cadre of devoted followers. To allow Rand Paul to assume a prominent place in the GOP pantheon is to invite another major loss. It should also be remembered that Ron Paul refused to endorse the Republican candidate for President, thus convincing many to stay at home rather than push forward to victory. It is my personal opinion that the price Paul wanted for his endorsement was excessive and unreasonable.

In an interview with the New York Times, Ron Paul detailed his conversations with Republican National Convention organizers, who he says offered him a speaking slot under conditions he couldn't meet.

According to Paul, convention planners offered the Texas congressman the chance to speak under two conditions: that he gave a speech pre-approved by Romney's campaign, and that he give a "full-fledged" endorsement of Mitt Romney.

“It wouldn’t be my speech," Paul said. "That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president." <Source>

-- steve


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