Tea-bagger Rand Paul (on a Fox News broadcast) recently equated the
sorry state of affairs for the water-carriers of Tea Party ideas (with
the majority-based government, including its elected Chief Executive,
not adopting the Tea Party's agenda) in today's politics with the
despicable subjugation of Africans and internment of Japanese-ancestry
Americans at the hands of the "majority" in America's past. In essence
Mr. Paul whined that advocates of Tea Party ideas are invisibly interned
or enslaved by the "majority" of today's elected officialdom and,
therefore,as equally wronged as the visibly enslaved and interned
Americans in history were by the "majority" in those historic times. In
commentary following the article I read regarding Mr. Paul's lament, I
found this reasoned and politely delivered answer to Mr. Paul's skewed
perception of "wrongs" currently endured by Tea Party afficionados and
their ideas -- even within just the hallowed confines of the Republican
Somehow I missed the chapter in American History where we had a White
Supremacy election, and we all voted to imprison Japanese people.
You are a white male Republican. Dinosaur, yes. Endangered, yes. But
you are not in the minority because of the color of your skin or your
race. You are in the minority because of your beliefs; beliefs that the
American people are rejecting more and more fervently with every
Unlike race, you can change your beliefs. You can choose to embrace
policies that the majority of Americans want to see enacted. And up to
now, I know nothing of Republican internment camps or GOP lynchings.
Your rights are not being violated; your party keeps losing elections
because it is becoming more and more out of touch with the American
Please continue, Mr. Senator, please continue....
It would have been interesting to see how Chris Christie would have done
in 2016. Romney was a moderate, maybe the only sane Rep. candidate in
2012, but he had things voters ddidnt' like about him, plus he was
challenging an incumbent.
Had the GWBridge never happened, Christie's aggressiveness might not
have been an issue, but whether he knew in advance or not, the incident
will probably keep him from winning the nomination.
In practice, I think that leaves the Reps with the wacko candidates.
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