Rand Paul compares Tea Party activists to Abolitionists

By Roxanne Cooper
Thursday, February 3, 2011 0:52 EDT
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In his first speech on the Senate Floor, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) compared the work of Abolitionists in the 19th century to the Tea Party movement and their goal of controlling Washington’s spending.

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
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