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  •  Is there the remotest possibility (0+ / 0-)

    that Congress will take up a bill ammending Title II of the civil rights act?

    if not then what is the point of the question.

    •  Knowing a candidates position on civil rights (0+ / 0-)

      in general is an on-going and active issue in America today.

      Knowing a candidates position on the stupidty of another candidate in another state is a gotcha question.

      REBOOTNY.org - Time to reboot the New York State Senate

      by Andrew C White on Thu May 27, 2010 at 01:21:18 PM PDT

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      •  there are civil right issues that are on-going (0+ / 0-)

        gay rights being the foremost i imagine.

        The 1964 Civil Rights act is about as likely to be a legislative issue as the fugitive slave act.

        So why ask about settled law when there is un-settled law that will come before her.

        •  It is not unreasonable to ask (0+ / 0-)

          a candidates position on established law in an effort to know their beliefs and positions on current and upcoming issues. That part is not unreasonable. But obviously this was a gotcha question in that it was an attempt to see whether she would flub the answer is the same manner as her party comrade Rand Paul in Kentucky did.

          REBOOTNY.org - Time to reboot the New York State Senate

          by Andrew C White on Thu May 27, 2010 at 01:40:23 PM PDT

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          •  A truthful answer to this question (1+ / 0-)
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            was given to Rachel Maddow by Rand Paul, and it's a basic question that goes to the heart of the difference between the two parties.  Republicans, conservatives, libertarians have always and still do believe that private property rights should trump any rights granted to the commons.  This basic belief's running smack into the morality of the Civil Rights Act exposes the outer limits of Paul's philosophy and calls for his defending that belief out to its ultimate conclusion and consequences.

            Since Paul has set himself up as representing the Tea Party ("I have a message from the Tea Party...."), it's certainly fair to ask other candidates who align themselves with the Tea Party whether they agree with Paul's philosophy.

            I want to know whether a candidate shares the Tea Party philosophy as espoused by Paul or immediately repudiates it, and I would especially want to know if I were that candidate's constituent.  There's nothing "gotcha" about that.

            "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

            by SueDe on Thu May 27, 2010 at 09:40:50 PM PDT

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            •  i think its Paul's philosophy (0+ / 0-)

              I want to know whether a candidate shares the Tea Party philosophy as espoused by Paul

              I don't think the Tea Party movement can be claimed to have a philosophy on civil rights yet. That does not seem to be their focus.

    •  Well, the public has a right to know.... (2+ / 0-)
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      if she is a total dumbass.

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