Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Coretta Scott King's Funeral and Bush's black eye

I listened to Chris Matthews tonight and he had Kate O'Beirne on his show. She was berating the Democrats and declared their speeches at Coretta Scott King’s funeral to be nothing more than "cheap political stunts."

-Jimmy Carter took a jab at Bush's domestic eavesdropping program. "It was difficult for them personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated, and they became the targets of secret government wiretapping and other surveillance," Carter said.

-Former President Bill Clinton, loved by civil rights leaders, offered a teasing hint of the possible presidential candidacy of his wife. "I'm honored to be here with my president and my former presidents and ...," he trailed off, motioning in his wife's direction to loud and sustained applause.

Lowery, who was the former head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which Martin Luther King helped, found in 1957, gave a playful reading of a poem in eulogy of Scott King and made an obvious reference to the Iraq war launched by Bush.

My favorite quote:
We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew and we knew that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more, but no more for the poor," Lowery said.

So the Republicans were whining because they were able to jab them in the eye and saying it was a cheap political stunt. They compared it to Paul Wellstone's funeral.

Perhaps they are upset because:

1. They didn't get to prescreen the attendees to the funeral so Bush would not be exposed to opposing views.

2. They are mad because they couldn't control the message and manipulate the media

3. They wanted to steal yet another Democratic value and dress it up as their own. Instead the Democrats beat them over the head with it

They mock the Democrats and say they don’t stand for anything. When they do, it's a "cheap political stunt."

1 comment:

Animal_Rollins_D-Menace said...

I really think Chris Matthews is the worst of the worst. Idiot conservatives consider him to be part of the liberal media, yet he gives venue to the likes of Kate O'Beirne whose National Review is no friend of Black people.