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People already today for Tea Party backed candidates several Super Tuesday races -- Rand Paul's primary when a few weeks ago sparked -- -- parties nationwide.
That is the start of the -- today but his bid for the Tennessee Kentucky -- is speed bump.
As controversy broke over civil rights comments -- ball breaking a silence of meanest person out since that buys -- Do -- -- civil rights comments hurt you.
Well you know so far the major newspaper in my state is written about oh I'd say about a 100000.
Words attacking me.
About one or two of those words have been true and about 998000.
Have been false and they won't even let me respond in an -- So I think it's been really concerted effort by people who want to damage the Tea Party.
People who want to make the Tea Party something it's not people who want to characterize me as someone who I'm not.
You not take great pride in presenting myself as someone who is thoughtful someone who is respectful.
And I see more of -- intolerance on the left in the sense that they won't discuss the ideas in the same way.
Other than to call me names and call me hateful things they really doesn't further the discussion of any of these problems in our country.
You know there wasn't an outpouring of support.
Or sympathy or just.
Playing we got your back from Republican leaders have -- of those comments -- and I'm wondering.
What your relationship is with Mitch McConnell minority leader course in the Kentucky senator who has we're told advise you to sort of stay low.
On -- is that true and -- worried about the support he's -- -- -- -- no both senator McConnell and senator Bunning are signing up for a fund raiser forming in the next couple of weeks.
All four US congressman -- signed on to help us.
So now we're not at all worried about that.
I think the interesting -- -- -- -- tell you did sustain a low.
Not really I think we've had discussions about various strategy and things but he understands we won this basically on our own and that will continue to work hard to try to win this race.
But the interesting thing about whether or not we got Republican support.
Many of them were worried about comments of the New York Times that weren't even true the New York Times blatantly.
Got it wrong when they read the transcript of this show that I was on.
And even the show I was on which is on a left wing network.
Finally corrected in New -- -- -- -- -- -- light that everybody in the world was heaping on and you see a news cycle spins out of control.
Everybody wants a punching bag and I was it there for a week.
But the interesting thing about it is is most of things does being accused weren't things I said nor positions that I've ever take it.
All right so let me clarify once and throw or just not that it's open to -- -- and all -- -- -- -- But if you work in congress in 1964 in the Civil Rights Act came up.
You would vote support or against.
I would vote for the civil rights.
For the Civil Rights Act.
I think that there was an overriding.
Problem in the south and this is what I've said all along and what really gets to me is that.
You know an 1840.
We integrated public transportation in Boston.
It took a 120 years to integrate the south and I think that's an awful thing that it took us that long have said that repeatedly.
The thing is is that gets lost on people I think this Civil Rights Act was necessary to write a great wrong.
And yet I'm vilified for even you having any kind of audacity.
To it least discuss any of it.
And I think that's really it gets away from having any kind of real this.
You know it can have real discussion on television because you the most common.
Answer that I've been told to give now but I'm on national TV is.
Don't answer the question keep repeating some other answer you wanna give me an answer all right so -- do everything that is now -- Internet and the -- do you think the government.
Since -- -- today has the authority to tell a private enterprise be -- a restaurant or store bar whatever.
To not exclude.
On the basis.
I think -- I would -- I think the government has -- I think the government has the right to it to the 1964.
Civil Rights -- and it's been settled for.
What 46 years now 45 years.
Yeah I think absolutely the federal government has that right and no one's questioning it.
But the interesting thing that's lost them a lot of people on this is a given 400 speeches -- never had any question did.
Bring up or even think anybody in the whole country would be in favor of repealing the Civil Rights Act.
And yet I was accused of that for 24 hours on a major network.
And then I was accused of that in the New York Times.
Who miss read the transcript because I never said I was in favor of that.
And so this kind of piling on though you know was a concerted effort by people -- damaged the Tea Party so why why it has -- analyzing our.
I understand that -- but why in the face of that did you shake up your staff.
Get -- your campaign manager -- why -- I want sick of your staff.
Repeat that -- time why did you shake up your staff that get rid of your.
Campaign manager -- -- well you know that's it's kind of like I don't seem to be -- -- control anything that happens in the news cycle anymore we didn't shake up our staff.
Our staff still operates exactly as it has for a year.
We changed some titles we didn't add any new people we didn't fire any new.
And knowing what -- the voters want anyone -- actually got up.
No the only person -- change got a promotion.
From campaign manager campaign chairman and so it was kind of unfair to him -- he's worked for a year we win by 24 points.
And my local network reported that he was hired.
So I mean -- need to be more careful with the news was that they report and they need to check on it but.
We didn't have a shake up all we did -- elevate some people on redefine some roles we kept all the same people.
That helped us 224 point -- I'm very quickly Ben Bernanke -- up for women you become a senator.
Would you reappoint him.
Not unless he gets a new philosophy.
Tom and I think that's unlikely.
I think that up earning your way out of a recession or government spending your way out of a recession.
Adding to the debt bailing out the banks.
All the things Bernanke -- -- wrong and he didn't predict that housing prices come -- seen nothing to reward him for since he's.
Really misdiagnosed most of the problems.
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