The Republican Party’s Great White Hope, the guy who said he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act, is being sent on an outreach mission to African Americans, and no, you can’t make this stuff up.
In Detroit today, promoting his latest ridiculous scam (“economic freedom zones”), Sen. Paul took his message of outreach to the black community by speaking to a room full of white folks: Largely White Audience Turns Out to Hear Rand Paul Speak at African-American Outreach Event.
Paul then went to a larger grassroots event at the Grace Bible Chapel, where there were protesters from the civil rights group National Action Network outside. The online invitation said the event was intended to “celebrate the opening of our African-American Engagement Office in Detroit.”
Tracking footage from the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century, however, shows an overwhelmingly white audience ended up turning out:
Detroit is approximately 83 percent African-American.
Paul also spoke Friday at the Detroit Economic Club, where he proposed a plan to revitalize U.S. cities through the creation of “economic freedom zones,” which would cut federal taxes in communities that have an unemployment rate of 12 percent or higher.