District of Corruption
“I’m not a fan of secession,” Paul said. “I think the things he said about John Wilkes Booth are absolutely stupid. I think Lincoln was one of our greatest presidents. Do I think Lincoln was wrong is taking away the freedom of the press and the right of habeas corpus? Yeah.”
… “People are calling him a white supremacist,” Paul told me in his Senate office. “If I thought he was a white supremacist, he would be fired immediately. If I thought he would treat anybody on the color of their skin different than others, I’d fire him immediately.
“All I can say is, we have a zero tolerance policy for anybody who displays discriminatory behavior or belief in discriminating against people based on the color of their skin, their religion, their sexual orientation, anything like that,” Paul told me. “We won’t tolerate any of that, and I’ve seen no evidence of that.”
Note: Matt Parrott was clearly on to something in his article on Crank Cuckoldry.
Instead of influencing Rand Paul, Jack Hunter allowed Paul’s libertarian cause to cuckold his own cause, and he has now repudiated his former beliefs. Rand Paul hasn’t accomplished anything in the U.S. Senate either. The “welfare-warfare state” is stronger than it was before Rand Paul was elected and the civil liberties that libertarians claim to care so much have only been further eroded.
In 2016, Rand Paul will run for president as someone who thinks Lincoln “was one of our greatest presidents,” who is “not a fan of secession,” as someone who supports amnesty for illegal aliens, who has “zero tolerance policy” for “white supremacists,” and who believes that any attack on Israel is an attack on the United States.
The only difference between Rand Paul and Newt Gingrich is that Gingrich was never taken seriously on the Dissident Right. I would rather vote for an honest neocon who is transparently owned by Sheldon Adelson than a dissembling, flip flopping libertarian like Rand Paul who keeps “evolving” all over the place.