Rand Paul: Negro Whisperer
(This Week in Blackness) – I’ve spoken about Rand Paul’s attempt to rally Negroes for the republican cause quite a few times at this point–but he won’t stop. I just ran across more words that Mr. Paul has spoken while trying to explain the criticisms that he received after speaking at Howard.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made his Republican pitch to African Americans on Friday at Simmons College of Kentucky, telling the largely black crowd that the GOP “is not hostile to civil rights.” Speaking just two days after his speech at historically black Howard University in Washington was criticized by some as condescending, Paul said it was important for Republicans to reach out to African-American voters.
“I also do it because I’m a politician,” he said. “I’m self-interested, I want to get more votes, and we’re not doing very well with the African-American
That’s a bit of an understatement.
…Paul, a Kentuckian who is considering a presidential bid in 2016…
…requested the meeting at Simmons, according to Ralph Fitzpatrick, senior executive vice president of the Louisville college at 1018 S. Seventh St.
But his audience of about 50 students, professors and other attendees rarely clapped for Paul when he made policy statements on issues that included schools, economics, jobs and race.
One man, who was not a student at the school, cursed at Paul before being escorted out of the room. But otherwise, those who attended were polite.
Paul acknowledged criticism for the speech he gave at Howard University Wednesday, saying, “I think some think a white person is not allowed to talk about black history … which I think is unfair.”
That’s what happened! A White man spoke of Black history and that’s simply not allowed. When have White men ever been allowed to talk about Black history? Criticism didn’t come up because Paul was being arrogant and condescending–it’s because he’s White. See? First Rand had to explain to us that the founding members of the NAACP were Republicans and how racist the Democrats were and now he’s explaining to me that White men can’t talk about Black history.
Rand Paul: Negro Whisperer.