OK, so I went from neutral on Grayson/Paul a few months ago, pointing out that he answered less than ideally to a question about abortion. I eventually chalked that up to his brand of literal, libertarian federalism, and articles by Mr. Erickson and others made me feel better about the whole prospect of this man winning the Republican primary. So I ended up rooting for Paul.
But now, I am hearing noises on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Anything less than unequivocal support for this is troublesome. I know he backpedaled, and I’m sure he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body, and I understand where he is coming from. He basically agrees with the 1883 Supreme Court ruling that overturned the 1964 Act’s progenitor, the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
Worse, he just canceled at the 11th hour a confirmed MTP appearance. This is really bad. David Gregory is as liberal as they come, but if you have the courage of your convictions and believe in the conservative cause, you can walk into any lion’s den and come out smelling like a rose no matter how liberal the questions may be tainted. It’s bad enough to pass on an opportunity to state your case for why Kentucky should elect you as their next senator in a respected venue with a national audience. It’s worse to flake out like a prima donna and cancel at the 11th hour. He did this because he does not want us to know where he stands on fundamentally important matters regarding the national government’s role in regulating our lives. And he does not want us to know why. And he does not feel that his rationale can withstand the scrutiny of a few pointed questions.
So I know I’m supposed to rally around the flag and support the Republican and all that. However, we may have a problem brewing in Kentucky.