Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Incredible Vote in Kentucky State Senate

This is absolutely hilarious, as far as I am concerned. The Kentucky State Senate has passed a resolution condemning Rand Paul. From McClatchey (via Daily Kos:)

"Kentucky Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, and other Senate Republicans joined in a sharply worded rebuke Friday aimed at Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul.

Senate Resolution 31, filed by Sen. Gerald Neal, D-Louisville, and co-sponsored by all but one of his Republican and Democratic colleagues, expressed the Senate’s support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and criticized as “outside the mainstream of American values” those who oppose any part of the law.

“Suggestions have appeared recently that we retreat from the core values of the protection of equal rights of the citizens of the United States,” says Senate Resolution 31.

Only an “extreme minority of persons in the United States” would support such a move, it says.

The Senate adopted the resolution, which did not name Paul, on a voice vote. Only one senator, Gary Tapp, R-Shelbyville, did not sign onto the resolution, but he did not attend last week’s special legislative session."

So, by an essentially unanimous vote, the Kentucky State Senate has strongly attacked Paul. I wonder if such a thing has ever happened to a major party Senate candidate. I have certainly never heard of anything like this ever occurring, let alone in a hard right state like Kentucky.

Two questions remain: Will the mainstream press regard this as worth noticing, or will they just ignore it because it is a humiliation for a Republican candidate? And, will it make any difference to the voters of Kentucky, who were willing to send the patently deranged Jim Bunning to occupy the seat that Paul wants for himself?

Boy, what a candidate this guy is proving to be. It won't be long before he is going around calling people "macaca."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

rebel flag all the WAY!!!!!!!