You have to wonder about the Republican Party; they seem to have a total disconnect between what they say and the actions they take. The Michigan Republican Party is starting an African-American outreach in hopes of attracting more African-Americans to the party. So who do they choose for their headliner for their first event aimed at doing that? Rand Paul? Are they nuts or what?
Rand Paul while he may not qualify as a bigot or even a racist he has been an outspoken critic of the Civil Rights and the Voting Rights Acts and has said on more than one occasion that he would not have voted for either one. So how does the Michigan Republican Party expect to attract minorities to their party? The Rand Paul’s of this world aren’t much on attracting minorities to their party.
The Republicans seem to believe that old adage once espoused by my grandfather don’t do as I do, do as I say! It didn’t work much for me and I don’t think it’s going to work for the Republicans either. The way to attract minorities to their party should be by doing things that make minorities attracted to their party. Bringing in Rand Paul to wow them to the precepts of Republicanism doesn’t make much sense.
They should be taking stances that favor minorities and their issues not trying to drive a wedge between them. Listening to what people say about the issues should be a top priority but touting Rand Paul and his alienation type of rhetoric isn’t the way to attract any crowd except those who are on the wrong side of history, those who aren’t interested in being inclusive.