Rand’s latest step to what our insipid ruling class calls “maturing” is to play the race card against those of us who think you ought to show photo identification to vote. Because nothing says “racist” like demanding people to show the same documentation to vote that is also required to buy Sudafed. How come when minorities have to show photo I.D. to get a library card the public library isn’t racist? Unfortunately, there’s no time for commons sense while Rand is pandering like this:
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky broke Friday with fellow Republicans who have pushed for stricter voting laws as a way to crack down on fraud at the polls, saying that the focus on such measures alienates and insults African-Americans and hurts the party.
“Everybody’s gone completely crazy on this voter ID thing,” Mr. Paul said in an interview. “I think it’s wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it’s offending people.”
There you go, folks. We can’t uphold the rule of law because its “offending people.” Viva la Revolution! Come on, shouldn’t the “surrender caucus” have a libertarian wing for its “big tent” as well?