Asshole of the Day

Senate candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) doesn’t think the Americans with Disabilities Act is business-friendly enough:

Transcript after the jump.

Paul: You know a lot of things on employment ought to be done locally. You know, people finding out right or wrong locally. You know, some of the things, for example we can come up with common sense solutions — like for example if you have a three story building and you have someone apply for a job, you get them a job on the first floor if they’re in a wheelchair as supposed to making the person who owns the business put an elevator in, you know what I mean? So things like that aren’t fair to the business owner.  But I think we should try to accommodate people with disabilities.

Interviewer: [inaudible – question about the Americans with Disabilities Act]

You know, I’ve never looked at the whole thing to see, but I think that I don’t like the idea of telling the business owners that they have to put in all that universalism.  They should just not make an accommodation that was not meant for [inaudible].  So, it’s a very emotional issue for people, you know?  [inaudible]

Interviewer: Do you think Americans, based on the 2nd Amendment, do you think they have a Constitutional right to violently overthrow the government?

Staffer: Stop recording on this.

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