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  •  Yes and that's why (15+ / 0-)

    I took the time to write a rare diary myself on this topic because of the generation of individuals who are becoming so enamored with Paul without knowing the rest of his story.  

    I linked Ta-Nehisi Coates' excellent ed op piece that ties Paul all together and ends with this brilliant point:

    This is not a particular tragedy for black people. The kind of racism which Paul trafficked is neither innovative nor original. Even his denials recall the obfuscations of Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens. But some pity should be reserved for the young and disgruntled, for those who dimly perceive that something is wrong in this country, for those who are earnestly appalled by the madness of our criminal justice policy, for those who have watched a steady erosion of our civil liberties, and have seen their concerns met with an appalling silence on the national stage. That their champion should be, virtually by default, a man of mixed motives and selective courage, is sad.

    "No, I'm being judged against the ideal. Joe Biden has a saying: 'Don't judge me against the Almighty, judge me against the alternative." --President Barack Obama, 12/11/11

    by smoothnmellow on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:05:08 AM PST

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