How Rand Paul’s libertarian streak ran afoul of history

Some of you may remember the famous Jesse Helms ad of 1990 in his race against Democrat Harvey Gantt, a black man. It featured a pair of white hands angrily crumpling up a letter, while the announcer explained that the man had just been informed that he didn’t get a job because a less qualified minority did. (The ad was written and produced by Alex Castellanos, now a regular on CNN).

civilrights

Until this week, when I ran across the political flyer to the right from the 1964 campaign, I didn’t fully appreciate the rich political heritage behind the Helms ad, or why it drew such a strong reaction. In ‘64, in the wake of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Johnson, Barry Goldwater and his advisers had decided that their best chance was to play to white Southern resentment by pitting white against black on economic terms. (To be fair, it was an age-old tactic that southern Democrats had been using at the state and local levels for decades to keep themselves in power.)

The text of the flyer is a little blurry, so let me make it clear:

EMPLOYEES
READ THIS:

Did you know that Lyndon Johnson’s Civil Rights Bill can get you fired from your job and give it to a person of another race? No matter what ability you have to do your job … or how much seniority you have on your job … you can lose your job because of Johnson’s Civil Rights Bill. This is your last chance. Vote to put an end to racial favoritism…vote to protect your job…your family…your home.

EMPLOYERS
READ THIS:

This is your last chance to save your freedom to run your own business as you choose!

As I’ve tried to make clear, I believed Senate candidate Rand Paul when he insisted that his (now-retracted) opposition to the Civil Rights Act was based on strict libertarian principles rather than racism. On a purely intellectual level, you can make a valid if unconvincing argument to that effect. But the strong similarity between that position and the clear appeal to racism in the flyer helps explain why the public reacted so strongly to Paul’s argument, however based in principle it might be. Paul was naive to expect any other reaction.

The flyer is also an artifact of a transition point in U.S. politics. In 1960, in a race that was decided by a razor-thin margin nationwide, Democrat John F. Kennedy defeated Republican Richard M. Nixon in Georgia by the overwhelming margin of 62.5 percent to 37.4 percent. Even Kennedy’s Catholicism couldn’t threaten the South’s strong ties to the Democratic Party. (And yes, Catholicism was still an issue back then in the South. My Virginia-born grandmother, I’m told, was not very happy to be introduced to my father’s Catholic bride-to-be.)

Four years later, after LBJ’s signing of the Civil Rights Act and Goldwater’s embrace of the tactics exemplified by the flyer, everything changed and Georgia voted Republican for the first time ever. Again, it wasn’t even close, with Goldwater pulling 54.1 percent to LBJ’s 45.9 percent. The only other states that Goldwater carried that year — in addition to his native Arizona — were South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, none of which had voted Republican since Reconstruction.

365 comments Add your comment

Mick

May 27th, 2010
3:07 pm

One can only hope that in another generation or two, we have moved onto more important matters.

TaxPayer

May 27th, 2010
3:11 pm

What’s in a name.

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:12 pm

“OFF TOPIC #1″

Obama dodging question today on Sestak job offer: ” I can assure the public that nothing improper took place.”

Clinton dodging question on Monica Lewinsky: “I did not have sex with that woman ………..”

What did he know and when did he know it ……………?

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
3:12 pm

Didn’t even count the words, but how many words can you type and actually say nothing?

Or at least, say nothing in support of the title of your piece?

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:15 pm

“OFF TOPIC #2″

“Obama said that every morning when he’s shaving, his daughter comes in and asks, “Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?”

Ah, …………… no comment.

TaxPayer

May 27th, 2010
3:17 pm

Now that we have Scout out of the way.

BMDPD

May 27th, 2010
3:17 pm

Jay, thanks for the history lesson.

jt

May 27th, 2010
3:19 pm

“helps explain why the public reacted so strongly to Paul’s argument, however based in principle it might be.”

I believe it was the statist media pundents and the entrenched establishment(left and right) that reacted so “strongly”. No matter how much Maddow and Mathews and Olberidiot hyped it, the public yawned.

I don’t think the public cares about a 40 year old non- issue and I believe the public was happy with Dr. Rands comments. At least the good folks in Kentucky are. And Dr. Rand was correct in everything he said.

Rand/ Judge Napolitano 2012

Scout's Dishonor

May 27th, 2010
3:19 pm

Scout when will you come clean and admit your lie?

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
3:23 pm

the announcer explained that the man had just been informed that he didn’t get a job because a less qualified black man did.

Jay, nitpicky point, but I’m almost certain the ad used the term “a minority”, not specifically “a black man.”

I realize the implication was pretty blatantly racial, but even Helms wouldn’t be quite that overt. Not in 1990.

Jay

May 27th, 2010
3:25 pm

Well jt, if Paul was right, why has he reversed his position and become “wrong?”

Particularly if, as you claim, nobody cared the issue anyway?

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:26 pm

Taxpayer:

I’iiiiimmmmm baaaack !

Jay:

I don’t know about the “firing” part but I did spend a good portion of my career playing the “quota” game with not only minorities of all types but women as well. I saw many “better qualified” candidates go don’t the tubes so as to be able to have a “representative sample”.

I have never understood why that same rule is not applied to let’s say professional football or basketball ??

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
3:27 pm

“helps explain why the public reacted so strongly to Paul’s argument”

Yet even the most recent Daily Kooks polling shows Rand with the same +3% difference even AFTER his comments of last week.

So who, exactly, is reacting so strongly to his remarks? Maybe it is just the East Coast liberal press?

Jay

May 27th, 2010
3:28 pm

sfd, I’ve checked, you’re right, and i’ll fix it. Thanks.

josef nix

May 27th, 2010
3:28 pm

Jay

Two points:

Until this week, when I ran across the political flyer to the right from the 1964 campaign,… (To be fair, it was an age-old tactic that southern Democrats had been using at the state and local levels for decades to keep themselves in power.)

Then be fair and pull up some of them to make this point…there are plenty to be found…

“Even Kennedy’s Catholicism couldn’t threaten the South’s strong ties to the Democratic Party. (And yes, Catholicism was still an issue back then in the South. My Virginia-born grandmother, I’m told, was not very happy to be introduced to my father’s Catholic bride-to-be.)”

Pull up the election returns for 1928…

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:30 pm

Scout’s Dishonor :

You need to keep up better.

I retracted the post I made last night regarding the website that provided the “hand shaking” information. That retraction will remain on the books unless I am able to find evidence that will hold up. My statements about the “tepid response” from the crowd stands.

P.S. I am also researching as to whether the graduation at West Point was opened to the public for the first time in 100 years. That would be interesting “if” true.

Now, do you have a question or something?

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
3:32 pm

so as to that blast from the past, in particular…

This is your last chance. Vote to put an end to racial favoritism…

Boy howdy, I sure am glad conservatives have set aside such blatantly apocalyptic and irresponsible rhetoric in these modern times.

Jay

May 27th, 2010
3:35 pm

Dave R, citing a Daily Kos poll… will wonders never cease.

All I know Dave is that Paul reversed his position, went into hiding and fired his campaign manager. Not the behavior of a man who thinks all is going well.

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
3:36 pm

Yeah, stands, just like the Democrat ad a couple of years ago in St Louis that said “If you vote for the Republican, your churches will be burned”.

Both sides are heavy on the rhetoric. Some people can actually see and admit that. Others can’t.

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
3:37 pm

Dang! I always thought of Goldwater as kind of reasonable. Didn’t know this about him. And yeah, sfd, is glad to know that conservatives have toned down the propaganda.

BTW, I liked that Lehrer interview – scribbled you some notes downstairs.

Opus

May 27th, 2010
3:38 pm

Scout,

Thanks for confirming that your a liar.

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
3:39 pm

And he was wrong to reverse his position (he should have explained it better), he shouldn’t have backed out of Meet the Press, and he should have fired his campaign manager because he allowed Paul to get into situations he was not ready to handle.

Still wondering who, exactly, has reacted so strongly to Paul’s comments . . .

TaxPayer

May 27th, 2010
3:39 pm

Scout,

How’s your birther research progressing these days. You must be one busy person.

N-GA

May 27th, 2010
3:41 pm

Scout – Were you at the West Point graduation ceremony? If not, you are relying on the media to accurately report the event. In the case of Fox, they chose to edit out the applause of cadets to President Obama’s speech.

Nothing like having a foreign national (Rupert Murdoch) influence American politics

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:41 pm

Jay:

I also remember an occasion where we managers in the office (black and white with a black boss) determined that one of our employees (a black female) should not be retained at the end of her one year probationary period. She was a very nice lady but everyone was petrified to ride in a vehicle with her driving. That was just one issue. The boss called headquarters to inform them and was told, “don’t even go down that road.”

She was retained, received a hardship transfer to another office, and was soon killed in her government car when she pulled out in front of another vehicle.

Jay

May 27th, 2010
3:42 pm

Paul, for one, has responded strongly to Paul’s comments.

Fled from ‘em like a scalded dog.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
3:42 pm

And he was wrong to reverse his position (he should have explained it better)

Well it was hard to, what with that mean ol’ Rachel Maddow holding a gun to his head and all.

AmVet

May 27th, 2010
3:44 pm

Lets be clear here. The black guy looks like a normal, happy American. The white guy looks like your garden variety, ever-enraged, knuckle-dragging Republican. Always getting in fights at work (and at the bar later) and molesting the women.

I’d fire his ass too. (And back then I didn’t have to worry too much about the neanderthal coming back with a .30 – 30…

“…cause I got the right, to love a man who’s stupid, ugly, and white.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7HqqrvMQjg

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:44 pm

Opus : Ah, a personal attack. Expected.

Taxpayer : Oh, I don’t have to do anything. I believe he is a U.S. citizen. I just want to know for sure where he was born. BTW: the newest thing is his social security number which “apparently” starts with the 3 digits indicating it was issued in Connecticut. Others are working on that one also.

We’ll see …………….. and don’t forget “Obamagate” !

AmVet

May 27th, 2010
3:47 pm

Mark my words. The Corporalgate scandal is gonna cost the GOP that seat in Pennsylvania…

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:47 pm

N-GA:

Yes, I was relying on something I read which in all probablility was inaccurate. Don’t know about the applause thing you mentioned except that some “who were there” said it was tepid. What’s more interesting to me is “was” it opened to the public ??

BTW: I have the West Point version of the entire graduation ceremony that I am reviewing this weekend.

Normal

May 27th, 2010
3:48 pm

It’s hard to clap loudly with white gloves on…

Wahoo

May 27th, 2010
3:48 pm

The white guy looks like your garden variety, ever-enraged, knuckle-dragging Republican. Always getting in fights at work (and at the bar later) and molesting the women.

Not that Amvet would stereotype or anything. Sheesh.

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:49 pm

AmVet :

Don’t you read the news? Obama said today at the press conference that they would have a statement soon about the whole thing !

Meanwhile ………. they are huddling with their attorneys ……… wanna bet ?

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
3:49 pm

“ever-enraged, knuckle-dragging Republican. Always getting in fights at work (and at the bar later) and molesting the women.”

Oh sh*t. AmVet — your wit amazes me.

Opus

May 27th, 2010
3:50 pm

Scout get back on the meds and maybe you’ll stop “tilting at windmills”

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:50 pm

Normal:

I was referring to all of the thousands in the stands …………..

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
3:51 pm

“Thanks for confirming that your (sic) a liar.”

You know, Opus (and many of the rest of you libs out here on this blog), you really should know the meaning of the word “lie” before you go and accuse someone of doing so. It is an aspect of this whole environment of attack that I have been bothered with.

Everyone knows that I am not and never have been a fan of GWB, especially his spending habits and his invasion of Iraq. My issue has always been with this whole “Bush lied” thing.

A lie is something you say that is false WHEN YOU KNOW IT IS FALSE WHEN YOU SAY IT. Key point capitalized.

You know, some people in this world can make a mistake in judgment, or believe something that someone tells them even if the data is false.

IT DOESN’T MAKE IT A LIE!

Scout has said he now doesn’t believe the information he was given to be true, and is trying to find an independent source for corroboration of his belief. It doesn’t make him a liar.

Same with Bush. Unless you people have found some memo out there that shows the intelligence from multiple sources was either falsified and he knew it, or that he had no evidence and he simply made up a story to invade Iraq, then all he did was make a mistake. A whopper of a mistake to be sure, but a mistake nevertheless.

So can we all just can the talk about lying when we really have no basis in fact for this?

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:51 pm

scrappy

May 27th, 2010
3:51 pm

Scout –
“The Area Number, the first three digits, is assigned by the geographical region. Prior to 1973, cards were issued in local Social Security offices around the country and the Area Number represented the office code in which the card was issued. This did not necessarily have to be in the area where the applicant lived, since a person could apply for their card in any Social Security office. Since 1973, when SSA began assigning SSNs and issuing cards centrally from Baltimore, the area number assigned has been based on the ZIP code in the mailing address provided on the application for the original Social Security card. The applicant’s mailing address does not have to be the same as their place of residence. Thus, the Area Number does not necessarily represent the State of residence of the applicant, neither prior to 1973, nor since.”

moonbat betty

May 27th, 2010
3:52 pm

oh, I’m so ashamed to have white skin :cry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGVy_XDCd9c

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
3:53 pm

Yeah, stands, just like the Democrat ad a couple of years ago in St Louis that said “If you vote for the Republican, your churches will be burned”.

Well that’s weird. Normally when you enter a phrase like that in Teh Google you get a least a few returns. But I get nothing.

You sure that’s what the ad said? (and you wanna provide some context for this one? Was it the Presidential election? some local council race? what?)

Obviously you’ve a point; boneheaded appeals know no ideological boundary. It’s the “before it’s too late” business, though, that I found rather familiar.

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:53 pm

Dave R. :

Thank your sir but as you know liberals don’t believe in “tolerance” ……… the very word they preach.

They can’t debate me very well so they resort to their normal attacks and vitriolic namecalling.

It just goes with the territory.

AmVet

May 27th, 2010
3:54 pm

Wahoo, Nice name. Were you named after the town in Nebraska or the elongated fish?

No matter, you’re obviously a deep thinker who sees through sarcasm…

The Republican-lites and Tea Floggers got one helluva road in front of them. For me the most interesting part will be to watch how the Official Neo-Con Party reacts if they ever do start gaining some traction…

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:55 pm

Scrappy:

I hear you. The truth (whatever it is) will eventually come out. Google it if you want to find out more.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 27th, 2010
3:56 pm

Well, they were right then and they’re right now. If you’re White you’re a blight. Everybody wants to hire one of Those People to keep the feds off of their back.

I was reminded of this yesterday. Atlanta is looking for a police chief. So they whittled the long list down to three. One was local and had his picture printed. Black. Then I had to go Goggle the other two. No. 2–Black. No. 3–Black.

How about that? The city looked for the best police chief in the country. And they’re all Black!

I can’t hardly imagine what would of happened if a White City looked nationwide for a police chief and the three best canadates was all White. Why, there’d be a federal lynch mob forming!

So that’s why most of us Rednecks vote Republican. We know who will take us back to the old times. And it ain’t a librul Democrat.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Jay

May 27th, 2010
3:56 pm

sfd, I believe the reference was to a misbegotten radio ad in a Fulton County race. The church burning thing is hyperbole, but general thrust of the ad is accurately reflected in the post.

jt

May 27th, 2010
3:56 pm

Well jt, if Paul was right, why has he reversed his position and become “wrong?”

Particularly if, as you claim, nobody cared the issue anyway?

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Jay where do you see where Rand Paul reversed his decision?

josef nix

May 27th, 2010
3:57 pm

moonbat betty

“oh, I’m so ashamed to have white skin ”

It’s okay. It’s after Easter and before Labour Day… :-)

Scout

May 27th, 2010
3:57 pm

Serious Question:

How many of you out there in managment had to play the “quota” game with hirings and promotions?

Normal

May 27th, 2010
3:59 pm

Checkin’ out. I hope y’all have a great weekend and Memorial Day. I’ll be visiting Dad at the Marietta Cementary off of 41 and Windy Hill.

To every Veteran out there, I salute you and ask you to offer a toast to fallen comarades. While Liberal or Conservative, I think we can agree to ask our Higher Power to watch over our young men and women who are in harms way, and to bring them safely home…

BMDPD

May 27th, 2010
3:59 pm

Oooh, new nickname Uncle Tombama? He did come from a white family with educated parents!

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
4:02 pm

Stands: “In 1998, the Missouri Democratic Party ran pre-election ads on black radio stations warning, “When you don’t vote, you let another church explode… another cross to burn… [and] you let Republicans continue to cut school lunches and Head Start.”

From this site: http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21NVMartinVoters705.html

Admittedly, a conservative site, but I have heard the radio ad replayed on Hannity every so often. It was real. Sorry I didn’t get the quote exactly right the first time.

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
4:04 pm

A Lesson of the Gulf Oil Spill: We Are All Connected

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bishop-katharine-jefferts-schori/lessons-from-the-gulf-oil_b_591160.html

Sniff. The head of my religious cult….Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori – she’s alright. She really is.

AmVet

May 27th, 2010
4:05 pm

Bosch, just look at him! NOT the right guy to cut off in traffic.

Normal, right back at ya.

josef nix

May 27th, 2010
4:06 pm

Jay

May 27th, 2010
4:08 pm

Matilda

May 27th, 2010
4:11 pm

Normal @ 3:59,

Amen.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
4:12 pm

“When you don’t vote, you let another church explode… another cross to burn… [and] you let Republicans continue to cut school lunches and Head Start.”

Well, as mortifying as it may be to consider, churches have been blown up, crosses have been burnt, and Republicans have cut programs, so while this may not be the most subtle or even responsible GOTV appeal ever,it’s hardly what you’d originally made it out to be.

And it doesn’t surprise me at all Sean Hannity would replay it to get his listeners all inflamed.

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
4:13 pm

from Jay’s source:

“Paul told Ingraham that it was a “poor political decision” to go on Maddow’s show and declared that he supported both the ban on public discrimination and the ban on private discrimination.”

Ya think? :roll:

Scout

May 27th, 2010
4:14 pm

“But as long as the media are so fascinated with the question of why anyone would want to “discuss” certain aspects of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, maybe they should ask Al Gore why his father was one of the leading opponents of the bill.

“Or they could ask Bill Clinton, whose mentor, Sen. William Fulbright, actively supported segregation and also voted against the bill. Or they could talk to the only current member of the Senate to vote against it, Democrat Bob Byrd.

“As with the 1957 and 1960 civil rights acts, it was Republicans who passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act by huge majorities. A distinctly smaller majority of Democrats voted for it.

“In the Senate, for example, 82 percent of Republicans voted for the act, compared with only 66 percent of Democrats. In the House, 80 percent of Republicans supported the law, compared with only 63 percent of Democrats.”

Ann Coulter

Does anyone want to dispute this figures? I only know what I read sometimes. Don’t want to upset Jay or anyone ……………… or be called a “liar”.

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
4:15 pm

stands, please.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
4:18 pm

stands, please

Is that like “negro, please?” kinda like it.

I only know what I read sometimes.

And then Rachel Maddow holds a gun to your head and forces you to copy/paste what some TeaTard posted in a comments page over at Hotair.

she’s such a meanie! and she’s everywhere!

jt

May 27th, 2010
4:23 pm

Thanks Jay, I have been looking too.

Rand Paul NEVER said that he did not support the CRA. He never said it.

I will donate 72 dollars to the DNC if you can show where he did say it.

Del

May 27th, 2010
4:23 pm

So now the loony left is terrified by Rand Paul entering politics. They fear him just like they do Sarah Palin because who knows he might ignite conservatives and libertarians, take over Congress and kick the village idiot out of office. Poor left wing loons…don’t worry though you can always go to the DailyKos or some other nut roots blog and drink more Kool Aid then y’all can come back here, commiserate with one and other throw rants at the few conservatives who post here, pretending that you’re winning a war. Only in your pathetic little minds.

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
4:24 pm

Well then, stands, back up your claim.

How many churches have been burned by Republicans since 1998.

How many crosses have been burned by Republicans since 1998.

It is just the same fear-mongering you claim Republicans use with big government or national security. Doesn’t make it right unless you have facts to back up the fear-mongering.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
4:24 pm

Not that I’m exactly echoing AmVet’s… um… immoderate comments @ 3.44 about the FIRED white guy in the flier…

But OMG, really, I’m having flashbacks… get FIRED guy to look just a little less peeved and he’s a dead ringer for the guy on the Schlitz Beer sign that hung outside a seedy joint on the main street of the little Flyover Country town of my youth, a sign that said, in essence, “Hey, dumb redneck! Gotta few bucks in your pocket? you look like this guy? Come get drunk here!”

Honky Talkin'

May 27th, 2010
4:24 pm

To SCOUT: get off your sister…you’re crushing her cigarettes!

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
4:25 pm

Del,

“So now the loony left is terrified by Rand Paul entering politics. ”

The only thing that scares me are clowns. Just thought I’d let you know.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
4:25 pm

Well then, stands, back up your claim.

How many churches have been burned by Republicans since 1998.

How many crosses have been burned by Republicans since 1998.

see, that’s what happens when Those People get to vote!

Scout

May 27th, 2010
4:25 pm

stands for decibels :

Is there something you would like to debate? How about my earlier question on the subject of this thread. Have you ever been a manager? Have you ever had to play the “quota” game in hiring or promtions? Maybe you were on the receiving end and got beaten out by a lesser qualified candidate ?

Scout

May 27th, 2010
4:26 pm

Honky Talkin’”

LOL ! What a great line.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
4:27 pm

The only thing that scares me are clowns.

And this Rand Paul guy?

All I really know about him of late is that his Senate seat was heretofore written off as Safe GOP.

I’m assuming now, perhaps not so much.

Wahoo

May 27th, 2010
4:27 pm

Wahoo, Nice name. Were you named after the town in Nebraska or the elongated fish?

Amvet – indirectly the latter.

Your employment of sarcasm is clear as mud when juxtaposed with the vitriol on this blog, and your own use of terms like Tea-floggers. Food for thought.

jt

May 27th, 2010
4:28 pm

72 dollars to the Democrat/lawyer candidate of your choice JBook.

uhoh

May 27th, 2010
4:28 pm

If you’re trying to tar Paul with the “racist” brush by dredging up this trip-you’ve failed miserably.
Nice try though.
J

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
4:29 pm

Bosch, clowns are your friends.

Your very special friends . . . under your bed and in your closet kind of friends. :)

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
4:29 pm

sfd,

Ya’ know? The guy kind of looks like a clown…..[shudder] — so maybe Del is right, maybe I am scared of Rand Paul entering politics, but not because of him being all politician like – but because he kind of looks like a clown.

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
4:30 pm

Dave R.,

“Bosch, clowns are your friends.”

No, they are not – they are evil creatures of the underworld sent above to create fear and havoc amongst good humans. And they are creepy as hell.

Dusty

May 27th, 2010
4:30 pm

Attaboy, Bookman, stir the old racial hatred pot. Good for politics. Good for points on blogs. Good for Democrats (as long as it is a Republican sayng the wrong thing.)

You had to go back to Goldwater and dig up something. Couldn’t find anything on Regan Or Bush? Don’t remember outstanding black people in Bush’s Republican cabinet? Condaleeza Rice ring a bell? Yes, those evil white racist Republican presidents who would never consider anyone that wasn’t white!. Pure folderol!

You are loking for a race card and Rand Paul gave you one. You insult everybody with political racial propaganda long practiced by both parties. White politicians get insulted all the time and overcome it. Black politicians do too and they overcome it. Journalists do not want that to happen. No fun!!

Why don’t you get RedNeck to write your column? He’s even better at this hatred thing. He’s even funny on rare occasions. RedNeck the Riveting Reviler coming up at the AJC!!

josef nix

May 27th, 2010
4:31 pm

Well, I hope the Bruin is happy…he’s got the name callers out en force…congrats, my man, you’ve earned your keep today.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
4:33 pm

Have you ever been a manager? Have you ever had to play the “quota” game in hiring or promtions? Maybe you were on the receiving end and got beaten out by a lesser qualified candidate ?

Yes. No (and I am humoring you by answering this, because it presupposes that a “quota” game exists in the private sector). Never.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
4:35 pm

I might remind one and all that Rand Paul, not Jay Bookman, made this an issue with a boneheaded prime-time TeeVee appearance that he had to walk back.

josef nix

May 27th, 2010
4:36 pm

Dusty
Cheap Shot II, wouldn’t you say?

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
4:36 pm

anyhow, later, kids. Try not to hire an unqualified minority while I’m away.

AmVet

May 27th, 2010
4:38 pm

Wahoo, thanks for the feedback, on my immoderation…

I can see why the libs are petrified of Paul. As was noted earlier they were also scared moose sh_tless of Sister Sarah, and look what she went on to do. (What? Really? Oh yeah.? Nothing?)

Bosch, for you…

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/EPH/8140.jpg

Kamchak

May 27th, 2010
4:38 pm

…and drink more Kool Aid…

I think that “the survival of the fittest,” means to “pick the low hanging fruit,” but only if “you get your foot in the door.” Be sure to “keep your nose to the grindstone,” and don’t “swim with the sharks,” or “try to catch a falling knife.” Adhere to these rules and I guarantee you will “knock the cover off the ball.”

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
4:38 pm

Yeah, stands. Bookman just keeps it on the front burner because there is nothing god to say about Hope & Change this afternoon.

jt

May 27th, 2010
4:40 pm

I’ll make it an even Franklin.

Del

May 27th, 2010
4:41 pm

Bosch,
I hear you but clowns don’t scare me, I just laugh at them. I never personally attack them just laugh at them all collectively. Now pretenders, impostors and those who personally attack anyone who has a different point of view, they scare me unless of course they’re clowns.

moonbat betty

May 27th, 2010
4:41 pm

If you look closely at the flyer, the 2 gentlemen pictured on the flyer are actually obama and cheney.

N-GA

May 27th, 2010
4:42 pm

Scout – The problem with the “old” southern Democrats is that they were, by-and-large, racists. After the Civil Rights Act passed, the South went to the GOP. That is the continuation of your story. SO there you have it…Southern Republicans with a racist heritage……really!

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
4:42 pm

AmVet: “and look what she went on to do. (What? Really? Oh yeah.? Nothing?)”

Only made more money in one year than you’ve probably made in the last 20, and energized more voters than you’ve ever done in your lifetime. Inspired people to become involved in their government. Governed a state and a city, both of which I’m pretty sure you’ve never done.

I’ll take her performance over yours, ‘kay?

AmVet

May 27th, 2010
4:42 pm

Michael Steele and the boys working on taking back congress and the White house…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55fqjw2J1vI

AmVet

May 27th, 2010
4:43 pm

‘kay, Kay.

Dusty

May 27th, 2010
4:44 pm

Josef,

I haven’t been keeping count. There are so many cheap shots. Which one did you have in mind?

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
4:45 pm

AmVet,

That’s sad – that clown is gonna eat that poor girl and pick his teeth with her bones.

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Del,

“and those who personally attack anyone who has a different point of view”

How strange! Because those are the people I collectively laugh at. (and if they happen to be clowns, then, well, that’s a whole other story).

Dave R.

May 27th, 2010
4:47 pm

“I haven’t been keeping count. There are so many cheap shots. Which one did you have in mind?”

Dusty, I’m guessing, but it may have been the comment about Redneck writing a better column than Jay.

Funny!

josef nix

May 27th, 2010
4:47 pm

Dusty

Had my first mess of fried green tomatoes off the vine ‘while ago. Rough day at work trying to convince the brown ones that the black ones weren’t being white ones with this new round of “prove it” going on…Unmentionable felt sympathy and plucked the first ones before they got ripe, just for me. Ain’t love grand?

moonbat betty

May 27th, 2010
4:49 pm

When is the uncf and naacp going to change their name?