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:


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.