SARAH PALIN SCHOOLS RAND PAUL
Oh, Rand, Rand, Rand. You don't get it, do you? You're trying to win over voters who just want to be told that some people are always right (us! the real Americans!) and some people are always wrong (East Coast liberals! the lamestream media!) And now you're under fire? Rule #1: Never apologize or seem defensive. Rule #2: Everything is liberals' fault, even things you do of your own free will.
This is how it's done, Rand:
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Sunday of conducting a "prejudiced" interview with Rand Paul, in which the Tea Party candidate infamously aired skepticism about the reach of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Speaking to "Fox News Sunday," the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee said that Paul was being subjected to the same biased media coverage that marked her run for office, before offering her Tea Party-backed candidate a bit of advice.
"One thing we can learn in this lesson that I have learned and Rand Paul is learning now is don't assume that you can engage in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or a media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get into the interview in regards to what your answer may be," Palin said. "You know, they are looking for the gotcha moment. And that evidently appears to be what they did with Rand Paul, and I'm thankful he clarified his answer about his support for the Civil Rights Act." ...
It's simple. If we say it or do it, it's evil. If you say it or do it, it makes the Founders shed tears of pride in Heaven. Your side has a monopoly on truth. We're Antichrists.
I can't believe you don't get that yet.
(Via Steve Benen.)