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  •  Then they don't really (2+ / 0-)
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    find it abhorrent.

    "In America racism is a misdemeanor. Noticing racism is a felony" -- Max Minton

    by teachme2night on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:58:27 AM PST

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    •  There are a lot of social liberals in the Paul (2+ / 0-)
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      camp (makes sense, since he markets himself as a social libertarian, notwithstanding his actual record). But they buy into his apocalyptic economic theories and think he's the only one who can "save" America. So, in their eyes, putting up with a history of racism is an ok price to pay for the economic salvation of America. Their argument usually boils down to "he's not perfect, but he's the only one saying these VERY IMPORTANT THINGS".

      For the record, part of the tragedy of all this is that they're selling out some of their core values for a mirage of savior, combating a threat that doesn't really exist.

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