MLK Was a WHAT?

20 08 2008

I once asked my mother why she listened to Rush Limbaugh, knowing full well that she’s a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat. She looked at me and said, “Know your enemy.”

I got an email from Human Events (Newt Gingrich’s ultra-right smear machine newsletter). Yes, I get it daily thanks to my mother’s advice, and I read it until I can’t stomach it anymore. On the non-Ann Coulter days I sometimes get to the end. Today’s email reads:

HELP RAIN ON OBAMA’S PARADE

This is a campaign like no other. With your help, we will put up 50 – that’s right – 50 “Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican” billboards all over the City of Denver, while the Democratic Party is having their national convention there.

What a way to upset the “coronation” of the Democratic Party’s “messianic” presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama. Arrogant is the word for Obama, a far left-winger, who is attempting to assume the mantle of Dr. King by giving his political acceptance speech on the anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” inspirational civil rights speech. History shows that Dr. King was a minister who embraced the traditional values that made our country great. Obama has the most liberal voting record in the US Senate. Obama is no MLK.

Join the fun. Donate now to our Denver billboard campaign and help make history. No amount is too small.

Why am I telling you this? Sometimes we need a little cold water in the face. So, if this appalls you, and you haven’t done anything today to move the debate in the direction you want it to go, do it.

Oh, and remember when McCain, at the Saddleback Civil Forum, said that one of the three wisest people he knows who he would rely on heavily if elected, was Representative John Lewis, an African-American Democrat from Georgia? What was Lewis’ response at being used as McCain’s token black friend?

“Sen. McCain and I are colleagues in the US Congress, not confidantes. He does not consult me. And I do not consult him.”

The wise, wise John Lewis, who marched with King in the 1960s, called the MLK was a Republican ads an “insult to the legacy and the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.” and “an affront to all that he stood for.”

Time to start taking that wise counsel you talked about Senator, and denounce this attempt to distort the spirit of a great American who is no longer here to defend himself from the mud slinging cesspool that the Republican party has become.


Actions

Information

3 responses

20 08 2008
Peter

That’s utter and complete bullshit! How are the greatest radical heroes of all time being claimed by today’s right wing idiots? Just the other day someone commented on my blog indicating that they thought GANDHI WASN’T LIBERAL. First Jesus, then Gandhi, now MLK… When will the perception of our heroes be returned to the area of the ideological spectrum where it belongs?

20 08 2008
akmuckraker

When people pay attention, and stop relying on sound bites and provocative one-liners to tell them how to think. The Right-Wing smear machine has an advantage because they appeal to those who don’t want to figure things out for themselves, because, gee, it’s just too hard.

There was a woman at the Anchorage Baptist Temple at their last candidate forum that said she liked coming to get the list of endorsed candidates because that way she ‘didn’t have to think’.

That’s how they get away with the Orwellian – War is Peace, Obama is an Elitist, MLK was a Republican, 2+2=5 crap. Just say the opposite of reality enough times and people will believe it. ‘1984’ should be a must-read in schools.

The only answer I can come up with is to keep calling them out on stuff like this over and over and over. Every person who talks or blogs about it helps.

7 09 2008
whitehawk

Even if he was….the values of the Republican Party have been hostile and corrupt in all the years I’ve known them and their extremism.




%d bloggers like this: