Presidential hopeful Rand Paul surpassed previous expectations for how low he would sink in his insufferable “outreach” to minorities when he visited Ferguson, Missouri, this week.
We all know that he has been amping up his quixotic attempts to "reach" Black voters recently. It all started with his embarassing appearance at Howard University where he enlightened his audience with the knowledge that Republicans ended slavery and Jim Crow...which they already knew and laughed at. It was the beginning of what I call "Randing."
It's like pandering--but even more pathetic and without any results. Sure, it might get some headpatting from the media congratulating Rand on finally becoming a sackless White man, but has it translated into votes? Nope, and it will never translate into a substantial amount of votes.
Blacks care more about the goodies promised by the state than they do about prison reform and marijuana legalization. They might think those are nice things but they (literally) don't bring home the bacon. Rand's whole ideology is built around reducing the size and capabilities of the State that provides for the sustenance of the Black community. Black communities are dependent on government welfare, government healthcare, government jobs, government housing, and government-enforced diversity to even pass by in American society. Small government threatens that and Blacks--like most people--vote with their pocketbooks. Releasing their worst members back into their neighborhoods will only generate a group-wide "That's nice" as they continue to pull the lever for Democrats.
But this hasn't stopped Rand, and the latest attempt by the Kentucky Senator to plead for Black support shows that the man has gone full retard.
Sen. Rand Paul met with civil rights leaders Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, the city torn apart by racial unrest following the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. During his visit, the Republican Senator, who is seen as a likely presidential candidate, stated his concerns about long prison sentences for nonviolent crimes, the loss of voting rights for felons and military programs to give unused equipment to local police departments...
Friday’s discussion was free-ranging, less a speech than a question and answer session. People at the event said that they remained concerned about the GOP’s opposition to federal funding for job training and education and other social programs. Paul said that he would support increases in federal spending for job training in urban communities that could be paid for with cuts to the costs of incarceration. “I think there would be money for job training if you greatly lessened criminal sentencing,” he said.
“They are also frustrated that things aren’t happening fast enough,” Paul said after the meeting, which was organized by the NAACP.
And he didn't stop there. Guess what Paul thinks is the GOP's greatest mistake:
"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. They may be different than the Democrats, but we do have plans and we do want to help."
Yep, full retard.
In case you're unaware where the term comes from, in the film "Tropic Thunder", one of the main characters made the very unwise decision to take on the role of a mentally retarded farmboy--prompting Robert Downey Jr.'s character (who had undergone surgery to transform himself into a Black man) to state "Never go full retard."
Unfortunatley for Rand, he hasn't had a transracial friend to advise him not to go full retard. Like the kitschy role of a mentally retarded farmboy, Rand's adoption of the role as the Supreme Minority Outreacher isn't working out well. It's inauthentic, unappealing, and the media doesn't buy it.
That's despite Rand doing everything he possibly can to reach minority voters. He's been squishy on amnesty. He's positively referenced Malcolm X…in a non-fellow racial nationalist way. He wrote an essay deploring the racial "disparities" in the American justice system and demanding the demilitarization of police in response to Ferguson. He even recited a Spanish poem penned by a prominent Communist to a majority Latino crowd.
As it has been previously pointed out, GOP minority outreach is usually done not with the intention of actually attracting non-White votes, but to reassure Whites that they aren't reactionary rubes for voting Republican. Rand's outreach seems to be a turning point in that it is literally trying to win over non-White voters at the expense of Whites. Prison reform is not popular among Whites--especially when they learn of its racial "disparities." Militarized Status Quo is enforced to protect White areas from Black criminality and Whites are on the police's side when it comes to Ferguson.
These plans harm White interests and could potentially alienate White voters who side with law and order. All the more reason to believe that Paul has no shot at the White House--and neither does the GOP if they follow his lead.
This is no longer the politician who questioned the Civil Rights Act and called for the elimination of birthright citizenship. This is a Senator gone full retard in pursuit of the mythical population of non-White Republicans. And like all characters driven to hunt unattainable objects, his path will end in tragedy.
Rand isn't "playing the game," he's just retarded.