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:
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.
Or Scott frigging Walker, who pulls the favorite MLK quote of racists:
Now more than ever. pic.twitter.com/nWoBweAIyV
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) January 17, 2022
Actions, of course, speak louder than empty words:
— 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. — 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!" 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.” - — tacocat (@assqueenofsb) January 17, 2022
The obstacles remain, but his legacy still inspires. Happy birthday, Dr. King!