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Martin Luther King

Icon’s dream should be every American’s dream

January 21, 2013

In a wonderful bit of circumstance, this year’s Martin Luther King Jr....

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neocurmudgeon74

Jan-23-13 10:52 AM

Milt59, the historical facts are that the 2 parties traded places on race issues. Started w/ FDR, but mainly LBJ gave up the South when he pushed through Civil Rights laws. & Nixon saw that & collected on it.

It's not the only issue on which the 2 parties have traded places.

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neocurmudgeon74

Jan-23-13 10:45 AM

For starters: denver, your characterization of "Conservatives" is much too sweeping. Not all Conservatives had that view.

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stjude

Jan-22-13 6:22 PM

Todays Republican party (tea party) does not look ANYTHING at all like the republican party of 45 years ago.I think if MLK were alive today he would be a Democrat.

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BENLLOYD

Jan-22-13 12:23 PM

I am not a political person. I do not connect Mr. Obama to anything having to do with MLK. What I do know is that it was (and is) a tragic thing for MLK to be assassinated. I've read a few books about Dr. King. I think he was a tremendous force for civil rights and sometimes I wonder how much further along our country could be if he hadn't been killed.

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denver

Jan-22-13 6:41 AM

"coolbeans" I wonder who wrote this, "He was sworn in on January 20, 2013. Sunday. And it isn't wonderful at all."

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denver

Jan-21-13 9:05 PM

What was that song that Rush Limbaugh sang about President Obama, And he's a republican isn't he?

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denver

Jan-21-13 8:37 PM

Ronald Reagan was a registered Democrat when he started his political career. Did you know that? Maybe that's why you all think he was so great?

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Milt59

Jan-21-13 8:08 PM

Rayduck, it was the Southern Democrats that were behind the water hoses and the dogs. Democrats were the hangers, the church burners and the klan members. George Wallace, a Democrat, was the golden boy of the Democrat party. That is why it shocked the Democrats when MLKs family had a press conference to let everyone know Dr. King was a Repulican. The Democrats were in charge of enforcing the jim crow laws and killing, beating and demeaning African Americans for years. They need to look at who they "really" are. The past history of the Democrats speak for itself. The great Democrat Robert C. Byrde was even a member of the Klan. Go figure, you are what you eat.

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denver

Jan-21-13 7:05 PM

Well said "rayduck"!

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rayduck

Jan-21-13 6:59 PM

Milt59 So was Lincoln... but neither of them would have anything to do with today's republican party.

Funny how the deep thinkers on the right bend over backwards trying to co-opt MLK as a republican when the only place they took in the civil rights movement was behind the police dogs and fire hoses.

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denver

Jan-21-13 6:52 PM

The people that stood in the school house doors to keep blacks out were "Conservative" Democrats. The people that made them ride in the back of the bus were "Conservative" Democrats. The people that hanged and blew up and abused African Americans were "Conservative" Democrats. By the way "Milt59" what do you call yourself?

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Milt59

Jan-21-13 6:48 PM

Denver, WAKE UP!

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denver

Jan-21-13 6:44 PM

By the way what is the South now?

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denver

Jan-21-13 6:42 PM

Hey "Milt59" who said anything about republicans? I said Conservatives!

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Milt59

Jan-21-13 6:18 PM

George Wallace was a Democrat and he pretty much told the story of the Domcrat belief system. How could we forget his evil events done to African Americans in his state for years. The Democrats do honor Dr. King. That is not to say that Obama thinks the way the Dems do in the respect of race. But the history of the party he ran for does not represent the equal rights he talks about.

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Milt59

Jan-21-13 6:10 PM

The people that stood in the school house doors to keep blacks out were Democrats. The people that made them ride in the back of the bus were Democrats. The people that hanged and blew up and abused African Americans were Democrats. For God's sake read history. There is a very good reason for Dr. King being a Repulican his whole great life. He stood with the people that stood for equal rights, Republicans.

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Milt59

Jan-21-13 6:05 PM

The reason Dr. King fought so hard is he lived with the jim crow laws of the South. As you know the South was managed by Democrats. The Klan came out of the Democrat Party. The jim crow laws came out of the Southern Democrat Party. He was fighting for the end to these mostly southern practices. The Dems have always lead the way in the fight to keep African Americans at bay. The Repulican Party has always been the leader of equal rights. Abe Lincoln authored the freedom for slaves. He was a Repulican. Dr. King was a Repulican and so were most African Americans in that day. To say the Dems lead the way in equal rights is to not know history. Kool Aid drinkers usually do not look at historical facts. Thats why Librals are able to stay in power, the Librals believe a warped view that they have authored for years. I know better, Thank God. The Dems are good at "using" minorities to buy votes. The pay is mostly given in lies. The Blacks still suffer in the South because of this. W

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denver

Jan-21-13 5:53 PM

And I can't think of any better way to honor "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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denver

Jan-21-13 5:48 PM

Conservatives hated Martin Luther King during his life, and fought against honoring his Birthday for decades. Conservatives have never embraced the notion of equal justice under the law for all Americans. They fought in favor of segregation and discrimination vehemently and violently, and many even applauded Dr. King's death. The only value their own rights and cant stand the fact that our nation is becoming more diverse and equal. And I can't think of any better way to honor Mr. Martin Luther King than by having President Obama's inaugural ceremonies on the same day. To start the second term of the first black President is fantastic timing.

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Tiredofit

Jan-21-13 4:49 PM

It is so true that we forget Dr Kings real message of judging one by the content of character rather than the color of his skin. How far are we from that>>>?????

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MadAsHeck

Jan-21-13 3:21 PM

Rev. King wanted everyone judged by the content of their character, that's the last thing the POTUS and most of his supporters want.

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Milt59

Jan-21-13 2:50 PM

As you know, Dr. King, a great Man, was a life long registered Republican. He would not be pleased with what is going on in DC with the Dems.

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rayduck

Jan-21-13 11:11 AM

Was for me!

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