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. #MLKDay
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!
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
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 ....
Its a little bit off topic , but I think both Labor Day and New Years Day are mandatory holidays.
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 .
The seeded article really isnt about people choosing to ignore MLK day.
You are right , but it is a factor to consider .
since i dont conform i will simply , leave the discussion to its own devices .
If King had not said "content of their character" in his famous speech, the right would still be calling him a communist.