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Rand Paul: Phony


Last Friday Rand Paul told the New York Times that he thought voter ID laws were “offensive,” but by Monday a spokesman for Rand said he doesn’t actually oppose voter ID laws.

Rand now tells Sean Hannity that there’s “nothing wrong” with voter ID laws.

“There’s nothing wrong with it … I don’t really object to having some rules with how we vote,” Paul said on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s radio show. [...]

Paul told Hannity that he thought the reaction to his New York Times interview was “overblown.” The country’s drug policies have a restrictive effect on the minority vote, he said, while the GOP’s voter ID efforts may not.

Rand Paul is a fake, a phony, and a fraud.

The truth is voter ID laws and drug policies have an effect on minority voting rights, however Rand Paul has clearly demonstrated that he isn’t prepared to actually do anything about it.

Rand wants to have it both ways. He wants it to appear as though his libertarian principles enable him to aide minorities in ways that both Republicans and Democrats cannot but he also doesn’t want to offend the lunatic base of the Republican party. He needs them to win. And he plans to accomplish this by waving a shiny object like the War on Drugs while doing nothing substantive to end it or to rectify other areas of concern.

Rand Paul’s rhetoric, voting record, and social record are wildly inconsistent. If he was the least bit concerned about the plight of minorities, he wouldn’t have questioned the legitimacy of the Civil Rights Act or hired the Southern Avenger.

(ht Shawn Sukumar)