Railing against what he repeatedly called “thuggery and thievery” in the streets of Baltimore, Paul told Ingraham that talking about “root causes” was not appropriate in the middle of a riot.
“The police have to do what they have to do, and I am very sympathetic to the plight of the police in this,” he said.
As for root causes, Paul listed some ideas of his own.
“There are so many things we can talk about,” the senator said, “the breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the lack of a moral code in our society.”
He added that “this isn’t just a racial thing.”
The MSM has spent a lot of time convincing itself that Senator Aqua Buddha is a different kind of Republican, dedicated to wooing minority voters. Then an event like the West Baltimore uprising comes around and Paul falls back on backlash era dog whistling and tired cliches. So much for fresh thinking, so much for outreach to black voters.