The left doesn’t rest. Anyone who believes that the federal government has no business getting involved in anything not spelled out in the Constitution will be branded a racist. In the case of Rand Paul it didn’t take long at all.
Politico: Paul has suggested in the past — and been attacked for suggesting — that the federal government has no place regulating private business decisions, even on issues like race and accomodations for the disabled, and was pressed on the question — three times — on NPR just now:
“What I’ve always said is, I’m opposed to institutional racism, and I would have — if I was alive at the time, I think — had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, ad I see no place in our soc [sic] for institutional racism,” he said in response to a first question about the act.
“You woul [sic] have marched with Martin Luther King but voted with Barry Goldwater?” asked an interviewer.
“I think it’s confusing in a lot of cases in what’s actually in the Civil Rights Case (sic),” Paul replied. “A lot of things that were actually in the bill I’m actually in favor of I’m in favor of — everything with regards to ending institutional racism. So I think there’s a lot to be desired in the Civil Rights — and indeed the truth is, I haven’t read all through it, because it was passed 40 years ago and hadn’t been a real pressing issue on the campaign on whether I’m going to vote for the Civil Rights Act.”
Why don’t these reporters ask Democrats about their record on the Civil Rights Act? Oh, sorry, that would be too uncomfortable.
Hot Air has the applicable clips.
Here’s video of Paul’s interview with Bill O’Reilly. Nothing he says is objectionable and he clarifies his positions. He makes sense. (Via Left Coast Rebel)
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