Republicans just refuse to get their shit together. They can’t even agree on a candidate let alone a doctrine. A whole gaggle of them just filed a lawsuit against their own party for helping Romney become the front-runner.
Over 120 delegates to the Republican National Convention have joined a lawsuit against the GOP arguing they have been illegally coerced into choosing Mitt Romney for the party’s presidential nominee and demanding they be “unbound” to vote for another candidate instead.
The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California by mostly supporters of Ron Paul, demands the delegates be freed to “vote their conscience” for presidential nominee at the party’s August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being “bound” to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures.
Courthouse News Service reports at least another 40 additional national convention delegates have asked to join the lawsuit.
“We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.”
As a companion piece to yesterday’s 18 Newt Gingrich Quotes, I came across this piece from The Little Red Umbrella. I implore every Ron Paul supporter to actually look at his platform before you go blindly throwing support behind that gremlin just because he’s not as full of hatespeech as the other Republican candidates.
First of all, before I say anything about this sorry excuse for a field of Republican candidates, let’s get clear on something: the Iowa Caucus don’t mean shit. It’s just a non-binding poll (not much unlike other straw polls) from a state that really doesn’t represent America (where are all your brown people, Iowa?) and doesn’t even matter that much in the grand scheme of things when you realize how few delegates they have anyway. And it’s not even a great predictor of who will get the nomination. Mike Huckabee won it last time. And what’s he up to these days? Not being the President, that’s for damn sure.
crusadermaximus asked: If Ron Paul is a racist: Why would he oppose drug laws because they target minorities? Why would he oppose the death penalty because minorities receive it more than whites? Why would he criticize the criminal justice system for unfairly targeting minorities? Why would he oppose racial profiling at airports? Why would he reject collectivism, which necessarily implies that he rejects "white rights"? Why would he propose pardoning all minorities convicted of drug crimes? He's not racist.
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Why would he oppose drug laws because they target minorities? That’s not *why* he opposes drug laws, it just happens to be a selling point that makes him more popular with the colored vote. Ron Paul opposes drug laws because the War on Drugs is costly and ineffective. I appreciate that he’s the only politician who points this out, but that has nothing to do with race.
Why would he oppose the death penalty because minorities receive it more than whites? Again, that’s not *why* he opposes the death penalty. It’s just another convenience. Paul is personally against capital punishment because he believes no one should be put to death for a crime, but politically, he’s just against federal regulation of the death penalty and it should be left up to states, along with education and marriage.
Why would he criticize the criminal justice system for unfairly targeting minorities? Why would he oppose racial profiling at airports? Because it’s a clear fact that various politicians of all parties have pointed out at some point. Pointing out an injustice does not shine a light either way on someone’s personal views on race. During Separate But Equal, more than a few southern whites pointed out that black schools were inferior to white schools and they should be brought up to standard. But that doesn’t mean they supported integration, having black children sitting next to theirs in school.
Why would he reject collectivism, which necessarily implies that he rejects “white rights”? Saying that each person should be judged based on their individual merits, not on the collective view of their background, is not inherently non-racist. It doesn’t mean he views minorities negatively or positively. It just means that each person should be seen as an individual.
Why would he propose pardoning all minorities convicted of drug crimes? He doesn’t. He proposes pardoning all non-violent drug offenders. Regardless of race.
Here’s the thing. Two people, when confronted with the same information, can draw different conclusions based on their own life experiences. To me, I see a politician who trots out minority support when convenient. I see a man who made money for decades supporting and recommending a newsletter (which may or not have been authored by him, you can believe either way on that) with some pretty despicable comments about minorities. Not until 2001 did he finally say “oh…maybe that wasn’t the best idea.” You could say he had a change of heart. I would say that he was being put on a larger stage and being held up to more criticism and needed to distance himself from budding controversy. But for the record, while he hasn’t admitted to writing them, he has said he must take responsibility for it because his name is all over it.
And I don’t know any pro-racial-equality candidates who would ever in their right mind accept campaign donations from the Grand Wizard of the KKK. It’s not as if he doesn’t know where the money is coming from. He can say whatever he wants on the campaign trail, but actions speak louder than words. And he’s got some shady actions.
Anonymous asked: So you are going to say Paul is racist because of a dumbass supporter or because he is from Texas? Oh no, he's friends with a racist. I guess it'd be bad if someone was friends with a terrorist. Oh wait, the current President is. Guess that makes the President a terrorist.
So this is Jules Manson, a prominent Ron Paul supporter and failed politician, calling for the assassination of the President and his “monkey children” on Paul’s Facebook page. I’m not saying Ron Paul is a racist…but:
Paul is buddy-buddy with Don Black, former KKK Grand Wizard.
Paul accepts fundraising money from Black’s organization, Stormfront, a white supremacist group.
Ron Paul on America’s War on Drugs (via TowleRoad)
Really the only time I ever agree wholeheartedly with any Republican on anything is when Ron Paul talks common damned sense about drugs. Our silly little war on drugs has done nothing but make drugs more exciting to potential users by making them illegal, put lots of brown men in jail for inordinately long prison sentences, and drain money from the federal government. And it’s not like it stops people from doing drugs.
Hand to god it is easier to go to the East Village and find someone with weed than to find someone with an extra cigarette. I can’t count how many friends I have who would never smoke a cigarette but spark some some mary-j like it ain’t no thang.
Alcohol really does kill way more people and we see all the time what other nasty side effects it has. You find me somebody high as kite on marijuana who turns into a violent person destroying property or an aggressive bar fighter or a rapist. That’s all booze. Weed people are just trynna eat snacks and have profound conversations.