Democrats from President Obama on down just can’t give up toxic identity politics when trying to get elected, pass legislation, or even when dedicating a memorial to the nations’ preeminent civil rights leader.
But then again, Martin Luther King Jr. never left the Grand Old Party of Lincoln.
Can anyone remember the last public policy proposal by a Democrat that argued the merits of the proposal rather than irrelevant and untrue demonization of their opponents? I suspect it was President John F. Kennedy’s supply side tax rate cuts.
Oppose Democrat-sponsored legislation? You are racist.
Since then, we have been told that Republicans:
- Favoring President Reagan’s similar tax cuts and/or Paul Ryan’s plan to save Medicare, didn’t and don’t care about widows and orphans;
- Supporting Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork, pine for a return to Jim Crow; and
- Against federal funding of abortions want, in the words spoken this week by former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, “women to die on the floor”.
Now comes the Administration of the first African-American chief executive:
First, President Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder perverts justice, and the name of the DOJ he heads, in refusing to enforce the color-blind Civil Rights Act, that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis et al risked life and limb to enact (with a greater percentage of Republican than Democrat votes, I might add), against billy club wielding “New Black Panthers” intimidating white voters outside Philadelphia polling places on Election Day 2010.
Next, the nation’s News Commentator-in-Chief called white Cambridge, Massachusetts cops “stupid” before inviting them to a White House “Beer Summit” after it was learned Gates-gate showed his good Harvard professor friend sought to play the Democratic Party’s favorite “race card” against law enforcement diligent in protecting a black man’s private property.
This week, President Barack Obama got down in a gutter so low that even a Courvoisier Cognac Summit couldn’t cure the offense:
I believe America should be a place where you can always make it if you try; a place where every child, no matter what they look like, where they come from, should have a chance to succeed…So that’s why I put forward the American Jobs Act…But apparently, none of this matters to Republicans in the Senate.
Don’t look now Barack but America is a place where even a brown-skinned man with large ears raised for many years in Indonesia succeeded in organizing ACORN communities, writing two autobiographies before middle age, and getting elected to control nuclear weapons as Master of the Universe aka President of the United States.
But your test for race card-free equanimity is that white senators pass Stimulus Jr. after Stimulus Sr. has left more people of color unemployed and in poverty than at anytime since the Great Depression? Polls of Latino voters show they may be out of touch with the American Latino Heritage group to whom President Obama spoke those toxic words against the Party of Lincoln.
One can only conclude that our President is obsessed with skin color and slandering political opponents with projections of his own racism. The test for liberal Democrats is always “support our specific legislation” or you are a racist, bigot, homophobe that has no heart for the old, poor and disabled.
Now enter the modern left that eschews religion (unless its Rev. Hate KKK America Wright’s political version of same, and then you can park your butt in those pews for twenty years and still be nominated for the presidency) and its version of the Southern Preacher that made the American Dream whole. First decision: hire a Chinese Maoist sculptor. Naturally.
King the Southern Christian preacher with a dream of a character content society nowhere to be found on the Potomac
The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was a Christian minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who’s signature message to the nation was an embrace of the Declaration’s Creator-ordained rights to Life, Liberty and Happiness for all Americans, judged by the “content of their character and not the color of their skin.”
But you wouldn’t know any of that if you search the veritable, un-MLK-like, Greek Temple that now doubles as a memorial to the memory of the only non-President not named Columbus whose birth is an occasion for a National Holiday in the United States of America. For a more accurate portrayal of the preacher that came to the aid of a Rosa Parks too tired to give up her Montgomery, Alabama bus seat to a white man, visit the Martin Luther King Memorial in his hometown of Atlanta, where his family holds the “I have a Dream” speech copyright very close to their collective vest.
He had a dream and gave a speech about it 48 years ago, but all the Red Chinese artist, that designed the new Memorial, dedicated in the Nation’s Capitol today, got from the Dream Speech and managed to memorialize in stone was an out-of-character stern-faced, Mao-looking, arms-crossed King misquoted out-of-context, seeming, in Maya Angelou’s words, to be an “arrogant twit“.
Leave it to narcissistic liberals to use the visage of King to paint a self portrait of their own self-righteousness.
Thanking God for small favors, we are happy that the copyright-owning King Family did allow film of the actual speech (one would think would be deemed in the public domain, but isn’t thanks to some quirks in pre-1975 copyright law and good lawyering) be seen and heard today at the Dedication where attendees and passersby in Washington, D.C. could hear these words in that locale for one day at least:
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
By contrast, in the world as constructed in the minds of the inheritors of the Party of Jefferson and Jackson, if someone has a dollar it is because they stole it from a would-be Democrat voter because that voter is black, female or gay. So why would anyone be surprised that they seek to connect with occupiers of Wall and Peachtree Street to try and remain as occupiers of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Could a Black American Businessman replace an African-American as President of the United States? Let the Leftist occupation of American culture, U.S. Senate and The White House end.
Contrast the above with the message of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain who refers to himself as a “Black American” (while eschewing the Jesse Jackson-promoted “African-American” label) to those Occupying Wall Street and other U.S. cities:
I would want this crowd to hear first, your success is not dependent upon wishing that someone else is not successful. Blaming Wall Street and blaming big banks, and blaming those that have succeeded in America under our free market system is never going to make you happy, and it’s never going to make you rich. Secondly, if you really want to do something to create jobs in this country, why don’t you go and picket the White House. That’s why where we have failed economic policies. That’s where we have policies that have kept unemployment up over 9%. You’re picketing the wrong source. It’s not those that have produced in this country. It’s the failed policies of this administration. If you look in the mirror, you will realize that the only person that you can blame for what you don’t have is the person you’re looking at in the mirror.
That pro-life conservative Southern Christian is the true legacy of the MLK’s Dream. Cain explained why he rejects the African label today on NBC’s Meet the Press:
My roots go back through slavery in this country. Yes, they came from Africa, but the roots of my heritage are in the United States of America, so I consider myself a black American.
Martin Luther King Jr., like Herman Cain, also embraced the Judeo-Christian heritage of this country as he led the movement for its equal application. It is a shame that the rightful building of a monument in his honor got captured by the same multi-culturalists that deem American exceptionalism, unexceptional.
Make appointment for Election Day, 2012, to end the occupation of the levers of American power by such as those. At least Herman Cain makes arguments for his 9-9-9 Plan that leave the hearts and motives of voters unsullied.