The Pardu

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Rand Paul ...Ebola And "GOP Wants To Help African-Americans!"



You know Rand Paul has issues with credibility (plagiarism, misinformation, shiftiness). I know Paul is not supportive of individual rights despite his claim to some sphere of Libertarianism. On camera, Paul  told Rachel Maddow he would have worked to modify the 1965 Civil Rights legislation as it related to open access for all people. In response to questions from Maddow, Paul clearly fell to a rambling mess of gobbledygook surrounding a themes of he would not be in favor of forcing private business owners to serve people they did not wish to serve with race as the differentiating factor.

Paul evasive (Maddow Interview Part 1...7:23 minute mark; Part 2 ...6:00 minute mark)

In July of this year, Paul responded to a follow-up question about his remarks to Maddow. Paul denied his remarks as certainly and matter of fact as his Republican red tie. Watch the first 1:24, minutes of this clip.

Before we briefly probe Paul's serial plagiarizing text and speech components (without any form of attribution), let's make a quick stop with Paul at a Kentucky university speech to a group of medical studentsI will not devote moderate amounts of bandwidth nor web page space to an entire Paul speech of 39 plus minutes including questions. I have linked to the a speech segment in which Paul clearly tells of his affinity for and utility of misinformation. 

  1. Google   Misinformation
       ˌmisinfərˈmāSH(ə)n/
    noun
    1. false or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive.


Paul and his take on mischievous misinformation with the unarguable purpose of deceit for personal gain. 

It is critical to note, Paul spoke to a group of young aspiring medical students outside the realm of politics. Credible people would probably not offer an inner core of deceit tot he young and influence-able, especially those who study for medical certification with a resultant Hippocratic Oath that direct relates to Medical ethics. An Oath with a foundation in honesty and impeccable veracity. Paul doesn't possess either trait.

Paul's pathological inclination to deceive and misrepresent has served him well in arenas where people offer fertile ground for sowing his deceitful seeds. Hence MSNBC's Chris Matthews seeming allure for Paul, despite all evidence of Paul's Chameleon-ism. The opposite manifest when Paul took his deceit to Howard University and sprinkled the audience with patronizing and condescending drivel about how the GOP was more historically beneficial for black people than the Democratic party. His remarks were insulting to the learned audience; he flopped. 

The Rand Paul Road show with GPS navigation settings on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue continues with exaggerated deceit, lies and comedic statements. 

Paul's use of the Ebola virus to join other in his party on yet another pre-election fear campaign is typical and without surprise. A writer for The Fifth Column along with a sub-headline quote from The Daily Beast illustrates Paul's penchant for use of sensational topics for political gain, while practicing 'real' GOP politics in the course of his Senate seat.
Excerpt 

Rand Paul, Republican Senator from Kentucky, recently told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that Ebola “could get beyond our control” and speculated: “Can you imagine if a whole ship full of our soldiers catch Ebola?”  
Saying “it’s a real mistake to underplay the danger of a worldwide pandemic,” Paul, doing his level best to overplay the danger, told Glenn Beck: “I think I said this the last time I was on your show a couple weeks ago, I said that I’m concerned that political correctness has caused us to underplay the threat of Ebola.” Er, um, because the people dying of Ebola in West Africa are black? I’m confused… Anyway, I thought the reason not to let panic spread was because, you know, panic is bad and we should have a rational and informed public rather than an irrationally fearful one.
Why do I sometimes think of Sarah Palin when I hear Paul's ramble incoherent oratory? Ebola as an item of fear for political gain? Speaking of Palin, I hope no one from Wasilla contests the 1600 Pennsylvania address posted above.


How about this one from the inimitable Paul. First, he agrees to go on camera with the safe zone Wolf Blitzer and the ever obvious Right leaning CNN. The GOP pseudo-candidate claims the GOP wants to help African-Americans. You will notice he separates himself from the GOP ("they") and shrouds his sophism in truism. The GOP not only hasn't "gotten into the African-American community" the party has enacted innumerable measures that are so obviously anti African-American Paul's remarks are an insult.
“I think in the Republican Party, the biggest mistake we’ve made in the last several decades is we haven’t gone into the African American community, into the NAACP and say you know what, we are concerned about what’s going on in your cities and we have plans,” he continued. “They may be different than the Democrats, but we do have plans and we do want to help.”
 For sake of clarity: "......say you know what, we are concerned about what’s going on in your cities and we have plans,” he continued. “They may be different than the Democrats, but we do have plans and we do want to help.”


Seriously Rand Paul, seriously? Even if there was one elected official in the GOP who might be inclined to "go there" think of the reaction from the 92% white party. A party m many with overt racists, bigots in the millions, and an equal number of the intolerant ? Does Paul seriously believe Fox News would support such? How about the reaction from Limbaugh, Beck and Ingraham. Paul's (over-the-top) insults the majority of progressives. Do you believe uber wealthy oligarchs like the Kochs, Adelson and other would allow any member of the GOP to enact Paul's lie?

If the NAACP officials in the St. Louis area find any redeeming qualities in the chameleon Paul, the organization should re-think its potential effectiveness. Paul's only reason for journeying to Ferguson Missouri was to camera-hound for people who might be inclined to buy into his B/S. Did Paul visit the community days and weeks after Mike Brown was summarily executed by the white cop? Has Paul asked for any investigation into the shooting?

    

He is conspicuous in this list!

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