Kathleen Parker with the understatement of the day on The Chris Matthews Show:
Matthews: Republicans think Obama is a loser in 2010. Are they right?
Parker: It’s proven already that even though he’s popular, he’s unable to translate that into electoral votes. We’ve seen that with New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and so inviting him to come into Kentucky they may well expect him to once again waste more of his capital but you know, Paul has confused things a bit.
This issue that we’re going to talk about later makes things a little bit messy for Paul and all the Republicans who want to make Obama look bad because there’s going to be a sympathy factor kicking in I think when you start challenging whether the Civil Rights Act was a good thing, and suddenly we have the first African American President on the ground. Who wants to get involved in that conversation?
Yeah Kathleen, looking like you'd like to repeal the Civil Rights Act is just a "little bit messy" for Repubicans and the only reason anyone might have a problem with that is because we have a black President now, so who wants to address racial issues if we're not being PC. I've got news for you dear. There were a whole lot of people who would take issue with that Paul said before the first African American President got elected. And the party you and your Villager friends have been making excuses for forever have been playing the race card since the days of Lee Atwater.
You can pretend your party suddenly doesn't want to play the race card since we have a black President, but you and your ilk have been happy to play off of prejudices that are "a little bit messy" for way too long. Sadly for the Republicans and you and your Villager friends, Rand Paul just took your dog whistles and played them over a blow horn when it comes to race baiting.
I look forward to the Republican leadership trying to respond to Paul and the Villagers like Parker's continued twists in the wind.