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mlk was a republican. so what?  

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The National Black Republican Association (NBRA) place 50 billboards in Denver proclaiming that Martin Luther King was a Republican. On their website, the NBRA espouses that Barack Obama is not Martin Luther King's Dream states that Obama's acceptance speech is "an apparent attempt to assume for himself the mantle of Dr. Martin Luther King." The NBRA further states that "Dr. King did not embrace the type of secularist agenda promoted by Obama and the Democratic Party of today, which includes fostering dependency on welfare that breaks up families, supporting same-sex marriage and partial-birth abortion, and banning God from the public square. Obama is no MLK!"

I doubt that Martin Luther King, Jr would embrace the type of secularist agenda promoted by John McCain and the Republican Party of today which includes the continuation of an unjust war in Iraq; the continuation of tax breaks for the rich and crumbs for the rest of us; the continuation of broken promises to adequately fund education so that our children might be able to acquire the American Dream; the continuation of inability for American citizens to receive quality and necessary health care because they don't have adequate health insurance; the continuation of policies and procedures which do nothing to protect our environment; the continuation policies and procedures which place Justices on the Supreme Court that will determine the presidency and take away our right to privacy.

Now, I don't know - nor do I even care - if Martin Luther King was a Republican. SO WHAT?But, what I care about and what I know about that the blood, sweat, tears, and life of MLK, and Malcolm, and Medgar, and so many others have brought us to this day. A day when at least one Black Man is not being judged by millions based on the color of his skin but on the content of his character. A Black Man, Barack Obama, who has a clear shot to be President of the United States.

And that, my dear NBRA members - is exactly what MLK Dreamed! And you should be ashamed of yourselves for marring this great and wonderful historic. How dare you!

Speak the Truth!

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old SjP ain't got nothing more to say.

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3 sojourners hollin' back

SjP,

Don't you find it ironic that the Black GOP folks can spend so much time trying to deter votes from Obama, yet their own party did not vett one AA for the position of Veep.

I find that to be rather interesting. And it would seem to me that if the GOP was as pro-us and they claim, their party would of had the balls to nominate a black person first.

This whole MLK was a Republican thing is a moot point in this era of our story. I question if he would of continued to support the GOP given the type of leadership that has not been provided by this party.

I cannot see MLK being pro-war. What color is poverty in America now? The lack of response to Katrina victims and the indifference that has been obvious since the primary began is not a selling ticket for their party.

There is a story circulating in Ohio that one of their top dogs, (Ken Blackwell) may be in trouble with the feddies over misuse of funds in his failed bid for governor. He has been linked to voter misconduct and all kind of foul play in the last national election. It seems to me that they need to clean up the junk in their backyard.

August 29, 2008 at 8:11 PM

@MLD, it always pisses me off when I see Black folks playing right into the hands of folk who could really give one less of a damn about them. If the Republican party was so honored that MLK was "one of them" then you would think they would practice what he preached. And, they would certainly realize that the politics of being an ass or an overgrown rodent had nothing what so ever to do with the tenents of the Civil Right movement or those espoused and practiced by Martin Luther King.

So, MLK was a Republican? Well, Alan Keyes, Clarence Thomas, and Ward Connelly are also Black and Republicans - so what's the point?

I sent the NBRA an email and asked these questions - but of course - No Answer. Typical of Repbulicans - NO ANSWER.

As for Ken Blackwell, how much you want to bet that when his troubles come to light and his a$$ is about to go to jail - he'll be calling for us black nonrepublicans to come to his aid, defense, and support. And when he does, I say lets get a billboard that says: Ken Blackwell is a Republican and He's No MLK either!

August 30, 2008 at 5:22 AM
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A day when at least one Black Man is not being judged by millions based on the color of his skin but on the content of his character. A Black Man, Barack Obama, who has a clear shot to be President of the United States.

you just contradicted yourself you goofy liberal

August 31, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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