Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK Would Not Be Amused

Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, went to Atlanta yesterday to make a "political speech in support of her boss (Barack Obama) and congressional Democrats". She did this on the day before the holiday honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and she made this campaign speech from the pulpit of Martin Luther King's own church — the Ebenezer Baptist Church. In that speech,

"Teachers, and firefighters, and policemen, whose jobs are now in jeopardy because congress, well let me be specific, because the Republicans in congress ..."

Before she could finish her sentence, people in the congregation were laughing, and applauding.

This should produce some comment, particularly since "it would have thrown the left into meltdown mode if done by a Republican", especially since "a voter registration drive was held at the church after the service." Democrats have loudly objected to Republicans even appearing at a church, much less openly politicking and campaigning.

Beyond that, Ms Jarrett and her boss and fellow travelers should be reminded of a few things, such as:

  • Martin Luther King was a Republican, just like Abraham Lincoln.
  • The majority of Republicans voted for civil rights legislation in the 1960, while the majority of Democrats voted against it.
  • It was the Republicans who fought for anti-lynching laws, which were opposed and blocked by the Democrats.
  • The Ku Klux Klan was was a wing of the Democratic Party. KKK members and leaders served in Congress, all as Democrats.
Ms Jarrett's Obama campaign speech looks like political deception at its finest.

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