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Jon Stewart “Yesterday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul fell asleep on the Washington Metro’s green line and ended up at historically black Howard University, where he decided to speak.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) April 10, 2013 “Some people have asked me, are you nervous about speaking at Howard?…Some have said I’m either brave or crazy to be here today.”
Stewart “But, that’s what heroes do.  They don’t think about the odds when they plunge head first into a symposium with high achieving students at a prestigious university.  But, go ahead.  You had them at you’re crazy.”
Paul “How did the party that elected the first black US Senator, the party that elected the first 20 African-American Congressmen, how did that party become a party that looses 95% of the black vote?”
Stewart “I’ll take that one.  See, because for the last 50 years, the Republican party has embraced a craven political calculation known as the southern strategy which stated that, quote (From New York Times May 17, 1970) ‘From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 percent to 20 percent of the Negro vote.  And they don’t need any more than that.’ ‘The Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.’ because ‘The more Negros who register as Democrats in the south, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans.  That’s where the votes are.’ unquote.”
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