Politicians never know when to shut up! That Democratic Connecticut senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, for example, is attacking the New York times for outting him on his non-combat military service. Dope Slap!
Then there is Rand Paul, the GOP candidate for the senate in Kentucky who, one day after his massive victory in the GOP primary, became emtangled in his own words- that he is in favor of repealing the Civil Rights Law. Double Dope Slap!
Paul, in an interview with Rachael Maddow, said that he agrees with most parts of the Civil Rights Act, except for one (Title II), that made it a crime for private businesses to discriminate against customers on the basis of race. Paul explained that had he been in office during debate of bill, he would have tried to change the legislation.
All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.
Foolishly, Rand attempted to ‘defend’ this stupid statement by comparing a black man to a gun. Maddow asked him, “How about desegregating lunch counters?” Paul replied, “ Well what it gets into then is if you decide that restaurants are publicly owned and not privately owned, then do you say that you should have the right to bring your gun into a restaurant even though the owner of the restaurant says ‘well no, we don’t want to have guns in here’ the bar says ‘we don’t want to have guns in here because people might drink and start fighting and shoot each-other.’ Does the owner of the restaurant own his restaurant? Or does the government own his restaurant? These are important philosophical debates but not a very practical discussion…”
A gun. A black man.
Are all Tea Party members as stupid as this guy? Or is it that their racial hatred numbs their cerebellum?