“In the days following the riots in Baltimore, presidential candidate Rand Paul decided to reveal what he thought was the reason behind the city’s looting and arson — absent fathers.
Paul made his statements during an interview on Tuesday with conservative radio host Laura Ingram. Labeling the tense moments seen throughout the nation as “thuggery and thievery,” Paul listed a few reasons for the outrage, blaming low-income woes and absent fathers.
“There are so many things we can talk about: the breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the lack of a moral code in our society,” he said. “This isn’t just a racial thing.”
The riots followed the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday. The 25-year-old died at the hands of six police officers who arrested him on April 12. A week after falling into a coma, Gray passed away from a severed spinal cord. Further autopsy results revealed his vertebrae was crushed in three places. Just last Friday, Baltimore Police admitted fault for not getting Gray medical help in a timely manner.
Critics slammed Paul for his comments and pointed out that his own son has had multiple run-ins with the law. Just last week, the 22-year-old was arrested for a DUI in Kentucky.” [Source]
Now that was funny.
I think you need to stock up on some Windex® there senator. You have a lot of glass in that house of yours that might just need some cleaning.
And here is another funny guy:
“Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama had inflamed racial tensions” during his time in office.
“Speaking to members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the media, Cruz pointedly attacked the president for repeated missed opportunities to lead on race issues since he came into office.
“He’s made decisions that I think have inflamed racial tensions — that have divided us rather than bring us together,” the Texas senator said. “We need leadership that brings us together rather than trying to divide us.”
Cruz, who became visibly emotional talking about Baltimore during the hour and a half discussion of an array of issues facing the country, called for prayers for the victims of the violence and a fair investigation to find out what happened to Freddie Gray. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died while in police custody and thrust Baltimore into turmoil.
He cited Vice President Joe Biden’s warning to an African-American audience that Republicans would “put you back in chains” during the 2012 campaign as proof of the kind of “incendiary and hateful rhetoric” that splits people apart.
Cruz could offer no specific examples on what he could do as President to address the tensions among minority communities when he was pressed.” [Source]
Of course he couldn’t. But at least he got a few laughs.
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