Rand Paul’s awkward presentation at Howard University was dissected ad nauseam on Thursday. Given how meaningless the speech was in the grand scheme of things and how far away everyone is from the 2016 Presidential elections, the coverage was total overkill.
Nevertheless, on Thursday night’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart used Paul’s appearance at Howard to speak to a larger point: why are Republicans confused about their standing with black voters? Whenever they are presented with the fact that black voters side with Democrats in major national elections, the vast majority of the GOP’s base seems befuddled as to why this is the case. They point how great their party was historically when it came to offering and promoting freedom, and seem to blank out on the fact that for the last 60 years they haven’t been doing that.
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Stewart drove that point home like only he can last night. Enjoy: