Not only have today’s libertarian heroes Ron and Rand Paul spoken critically of civil rights laws as an intrusion on “property rights,” but the younger Paul – now a Republican senator from Kentucky and a likely presidential candidate in 2016 – has hired a senior staff member, Jack Hunter, who toasts the birthday of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin who murdered President Abraham Lincoln at the end of the Civil War.
Republican Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Rand Paul (R-KY) gets a lot of credit from the media for allegedly reaching out to black voters, but when it comes to Republican voter suppression measures, Rand is still a good ol' boy at heart.
Ted Nugent and Rand Paul aren't joking. They really believe that they're civil rights heroes. It's continuously astonishing to me that these guys are still oblivious to the existence of the internet, which, seemingly to their dismay, contains a complete record of remarks that thoroughly debunk these declarative lies.