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All racism all the time


Libertarian hero Rand Paul folks:

Well, [Omar] came here and we fed her, we clothed her, she got welfare, she got [schooling], she got healthcare, and then, lo and behold, she has the honor of actually winning a seat in Congress, and she says we’re a terrible country? I think that’s about as ungrateful as you can get… And so—I’m willing to contribute to buy her a ticket to go visit Somalia… and I think she can look and maybe learn a little bit about the disaster that is Somalia—that has no capitalism, has no God-given rights guaranteed in a constitution, and has about seven different tribes that have been fighting each other for the last 40 years.

Omar’s response was to re-tweet Tom Arnold’s eminently reasonably observation that Rand Paul is the kind of vile person who inspires his own neighbor to kick the shit out of him from time to time.

This of course immediately set off a round of mewling about how Scary Young Black Woman was threatening political violence against Rand Paul. But Paul didn’t get beat up because of his vile political views, but rather because he’s a vile person.

Wait I’ll come in again.

Adam Serwer:

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