At least one black conservative is unimpressed by the spectacle of all the conservatives rushing to condemn Rand Paul for his initial take on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Larry Elder writes:
Rand's critics also unintentionally expose the condescending way "compassionate conservatives" deem that blacks -- still standing after slavery and Jim Crow -- are in need of protection by rare "noble" whites from the bigot-infested world through which blacks are obviously incapable of navigating. Why else throw overboard the just and basic principle that private actors, short of engaging in force or fraud, should behave as they wish?
A lot of people probably are tired of this issue by now, but if you aren't, Mr. Elder's whole column is worth a read.