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May 31, 2010 2:48 AM

Commentary: Rand Paul's calculated Civil Rights faux pas

Rand Paul is not as politically unsophisticated as the media, tea party organizers and Republican strategists would like you to believe. In the hours after his victory in a Republican senate primary, Paul did not let it slip accidentally during an NPR interview that he opposed aspects of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. And it certainly was no fluke that later in the day on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show he repeated his "libertarian" philosophies supporting a business owner's right to discriminate racially.

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