The Courier Journal reported yesterday that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled Rand Paul an extremist. And speaking of the SPLC, Rand Paul was a guest last week on the American Family Association’s radio show (which the SPLC correctly labeled a hate group last year), co-interviewed by Tom McClusky of the Family Research Council (also labeled a hate group by the SPLC last year).
The entire interview is here. Want some highlights? Here are your highlights:
Here’s the transcript of Rand Paul talking about how he has no idea what Planned Parenthood is. This is some of the most ignorant stuff I’ve ever heard on PP, as Senator Paul is absolutely baffled why Harry Reid allows the female members of his family get their health care from a place that does abortions, which means it’s probably full of poor people and filthy with baby blood, or something:
“Even worse was when we tried to get rid of money for Planned Parenthood. He got on national television and he said (effeminate voice) “oh my, my wife and daughter and granddaughter won’t be able to get health care”. And I was like, Harry, you’re sending your wife to a place that gives abortions for her health care?! And it’s like, the taxpayers subsidize some of the best health care in the country for Congress, and I’m wondering why he’s going to Planned Parenthood.”
He’s a Senator. From Kentucky.
Paul goes on to talk about how he’s advocating for a “new approach that is devastating to (Planned Parenthood)”. But since Rand Paul really isn’t good at accomplishing anything in the Senate, I think we can breathe easy. He also talks about how his great hope is that the economy doesn’t turn around so that Republicans can win back the White House and Senate in 2012, which is the kind of candid honesty that we haven’t seen from Rand Paul since early 2010.
And it’s always pleasant when your Senator speaks to a hate group and gets this kind of feedback from the hate group’s representative:
“We live in critical times, and we need men like Senator Paul, who is standing up and telling the truth.”
Remember, this is what the truth is to the AFA:
With friends like these…