Let's Note The Traditional Hypocrisy Of GOP On MLK Day They don't mean a word they say.


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Let's Note The Traditional Hypocrisy Of GOP On MLK Day They don't mean a word they say.

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Let's Note The Traditional Hypocrisy Of GOP On MLK Day

Susie Madrak 4-5 minutes   1/17/2022

This is Martin Luther King day, and it's always a day of mixed messages, consisting mostly of talk without significant progress, a tsunami of hypocrisy from Republicans, and a deliberate misreading by racists of his radical message of equality.

Like this from the Ohio GOP, who is fighting like hell to make sure Black voters aren't represented:



Ohio Senate GOP


Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. May his important messages of equality, peace, character and freedom live forever. #MLKDayMLKDay_2022.png


Or Scott frigging Walker, who pulls the favorite MLK quote of racists:

Now more than ever.   #MLKDay   #MLKDay2022   #mlk   pic.twitter.com/nWoBweAIyV

— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker)   January 17, 2022


Actions, of course, speak louder than empty words:

From the halls of Ebenezer Baptist Church to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial,   #MLK   spent his life spreading what he called "the gospel of freedom." He never gave up and never preached hate.

His words and example inspire us today as we celebrate a great American on   #MLKDay .

— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader)   January 17, 2022


As we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, we are reminded of the enormous impact he left on our nation. His vision to create a better tomorrow continues to teach and inspire us.   #MLKDay — Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn)   January 17, 2022

Let's remember not ONE REPUBLICAN voted to support the voting rights bill. Not one.

And then we have the reminders of who MLK really was:

Happy "Day of the year when everyone praises MLK while ignoring what he stood for by passing draconian racist legislation which harms communities of color".

If MLK was alive today, both (D) & (R) would be calling him "Commie!" "Socialist!" "Russian spy!"   #MLKDay2022   #MLKDay   pic.twitter.com/VHFf8Kbh81

— ♿🕊️ 💉 Vaccines Are Healthcare (@LeftwardSwing)   January 17, 2022

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” - #mlk — tacocat (@assqueenofsb)   January 17, 2022

The obstacles remain, but his legacy still inspires. Happy birthday, Dr. King!


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Professor Principal
1  seeder  JohnRussell    last year

If King had not said "content of their character" in his famous speech, the right would still be calling him a communist. 

Greg Jones
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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1    last year

Many Republicans voted for the Voting Rights Act. Many Democrats voted against it.

Or are you referring to the Dems current attempt to impose Federal control of elections

Mark in Wyoming
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2  Mark in Wyoming     last year

Unless its one of the "big 5" national holidays ( Memorial day , 4th of July , veterans day , Thanksgiving , Christmas ) , its pretty much left to the individual what and how they will observe any holiday .

 notice how many involve a 3 day weekend or longer ....

Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2    last year

Its a little bit off topic , but I think both Labor Day and New Years Day are mandatory holidays. 

Mark in Wyoming
Professor Silent
2.1.1  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    last year

Those are my individual "big 5" John , it just illustrates the point that people can and will observe which holidays they want , that are important to them .

It doesn't have to have anything to do with hypocrisy ,  It simply can be and usually is a matter of choice .

Professor Principal
2.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @2.1.1    last year

The seeded article really isnt about people choosing to ignore MLK day. 

Mark in Wyoming
Professor Silent
2.1.3  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.2    last year

You are right , but it is a factor to consider .

 since i dont conform i will simply , leave the discussion to its own devices .

Professor Principal
3  seeder  JohnRussell    last year
I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to the manifold tweets and messages today from white Trump-voting Republicans praising equality and justice for all, touting civil rights and love of democracy, and telling us what Martin Luther King REALLY meant.

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