I know. Not exactly a surprise, huh?
Valerie Jarrett and the current Pastor of MLK’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta should be very proud that their sermons brought to mind a black leader who has influenced many. Unfortunately, that leader wasn’t Martin Luther King.
We haven’t seen political propaganda this obnoxious, spoken from the pulpit, since Jeremiah Wright. It’s feeling like 2008 all over again.
The CBS Atlanta reporter said, at times, it sounded like a political rally. Disgusting:
On the Sunday before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett visited Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to give a political speech, in support of her boss (Barack Obama) and congressional Democrats:
“Teachers, and firefighters, and policemen, whose jobs are now in jeopardy because Congress–well let me be specific–because the Republicans in Congress,” Jarrett told the crowd. According to the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, at this point, “Before she could finish her sentence, people in the congregation were laughing, and applauding.”
Video via Weasel Zippers:
Whenever you hear a racialist Democrat yapping about “the Southern strategy” your hair should stand on end. Republicans like Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, who spent their entire political careers fighting Democrats to end racial discrimination were spitefully accused of having a “Southern Strategy” because Democrats were witnessing their political domination in the South, end. The reason the South flipped to Republican was not because Republicans with proud civil rights records were reaching out to racists. It was a reaction to how the Democrat endorsed 60’s hippy, drippy, (occupyish) “worst generation” was polluting everything it touched.
In an interview with Human Events’ Jason Mattera, Ann Coulter talked about this and more from the Civil Rights chapter of her outstanding book, Demonic, (which you really need to read, if you haven’t already.)
Ann Coulter in Demonic tackling the popular myth that Democrats are the party of civil rights. It’s the exact opposite, she states, noting, “It was Republicans who overwhelmingly introduced, promoted and passed every civil rights act from the end of the Civil War right up to and including the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”
But as the fable goes, conservative hero Barry Goldwater opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act in order to appeal to racists in the South, and for that reason, the GOP started to lose the black vote. The reality is that Goldwater didn’t have a racist bone in his body. As Ann Coulter tells HUMAN EVENTS in our sit-down interview, Goldwater founded the NAACP chapter in Arizona, integrated the Arizona National Guard and ended racial segregation in his family-owned department stores. In other words, Goldwater was a vociferous foe of race discrimination, and actively fought to abolish all the Jim Crow laws that Democrat politicians adopted.
So what gave rise to the “Southern Strategy” tale and how did it gain momentum? Take it away, Ms. Coulter:
Not to be outdone, Eric Holder also used MLK Day as a pretense to blast Republicans.
(Politico) — Attorney General Eric Holder used Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on the anniversary of the civil rights leader’s birthday Monday to emphasize the Obama administration’s dedication to protecting the American people from discriminatory voting practices.
“Despite our nation’s record of progress, and long tradition of extending voting rights – today, a growing number of citizens are worried about the same disparities, divisions, and problems that Dr. King fought throughout his life to address and overcome,” Holder said at an MLK Day event in Columbia, S.C.
Holder’s remarks in the Palmetto State come just weeks after the Justice Department blocked the state’s new voter ID law from taking effect, citing an unfair burden on minority voters.
What kind of mental gymnastics does it take to turn a simple ID requirement into “a discriminatory voting practice”? Why isn’t the TSA racist for requiring a photo ID to get on a plane?
It seems racist to me to think that minorities are somehow not mentally competent enough to procure picture IDs, (even when provided free by the state!) in order to vote.
Of course, in Holder’s case, it’s not the “soft racism of low expectations” – it’s a blatant attempt to circumvent legitimate new laws in order to facilitate voter fraud.
What it obviously isn’t – is a “civil rights” issue. If being made to show an ID in order to vote is a violation of our rights, than we are all victims. But I don’t have a problem showing ID to vote, nor do I have problem showing ID to get on a plane.
Now would be a good time to promote a new movie that seeks to correct decades of dishonest liberal spin on civil rights.
Pastor C.L. Bryant was once a “black radical, and member of the NAACP. Now, he’s a “Runaway Slave”.
Blog Critics reviewed his new movie, which debuted in theaters, Friday:
He points out that the Black community has 40 percent of its population on welfare, 72 percent of its children born out of wedlock and a 48 percent abortion rate, and asks “Is this what the black community has to show for its 95% support of the Democratic Party?”
But, filling in the blanks and shattering myths is what this film is all about.
He also fills in some of the history of the civil rights movement and the Democratic and Republican Parties that is not generally known. Even as a college history major, I didn’t realize that it was Republican President Eisenhower who desegregated the American military and introduced the first civil rights act since reconstruction – The Civil Rights Act of 1957.
But, filling in the blanks and shattering myths is what this film is all about. According to Bryant, who had a front row seat to the civil rights movement in the South, “There is a 50-year-old lie that has caused an entire people to become harlots to the political idea that government knows what is best.”
Bryant is not alone in supporting this belief. The film’s theme reveals itself as Bryant travels the country interviewing people from every economic and social background. Dr. Alveda King, Economist Thomas Sowell, Florida Congressman Allen West, Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, commentator and activist Star Parker and talk show host David Webb are a few of the people Bryant encounters on his trek along the new Underground Railroad.
Find out where the film is playing at the Runaway Slave website.
Human Events: Why Martin Luther King Was Republican