Rand Paul "Southern Avenger" aide resigns: "There's significant difference between being politically incorrect & racist."


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Racism is being discussed a lot these days, and since the Zimmerman verdict and President Obama's speech in the White House press briefing room, it's been rearing it's very ugly head more and more overtly and brazenly.

One person who has gotten plenty of media attention is Senator Rand Paul aide Jack Hunter, aka the "Southern Avenger." Why? Because he does minor little things like write articles praising John Wilkes Booth, wears a mask printed with the Confederate flag, and is a proud neo-Confederate, pro-secessionist... who was Rand Paul's media director.

'Nuff said:

(CNN) - An aide to Sen. Rand Paul who had taken heat recently for his past as a pro-Southern secessionist has resigned his position as the senator's new media director. [...]

Hunter, who once used the persona "Southern Avenger" while hosting a radio show, will resume his career as a political pundit, according to the Daily Caller.

"I've long been a conservative, and years ago, a much more politically incorrect (and campy) one," Hunter said in an email to the conservative news outlet. "But there's a significant difference between being politically incorrect and racist. I've also become far more libertarian over the years, a philosophy that encourages a more tolerant worldview, through the lens of which I now look back on some of my older comments with embarrassment."

Yet Rand Paul stood by this lowlife. There's a difference between being politically incorrect and unfit to hold public office.

  • sqeptiq

    Of course Jack Hunter abhors racism! That's why he so admired Lincoln's assassin!

  • Mister_Mean

    Libertarian = far extreme example of the American Taliban

  • Libertarianism is the velvet glove covering the iron fist of racism.

  • I had a debate (I was bored. Don't judge me) about this guy on Facebook one day. They saw nothing wrong with Mr. Avenger. I remained reasonable and polite, trying to see if it's possible to help them understand how this guy, or anyone that affiliates with him, causes extreme division in this country when we need unity. They never 'got it'.