Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Funeral Politics End Dream
I'm always amazed by those on the left who never seem to learn from their past blunders.
Who could forget how the funeral of Minnesota's late democrat senator Paul Wellstone was turned into a political circus by democrat's and the liberal media, which helped the party lose his senate seat to republicans. Apparently, democrat's have.
Clinton at the time was laughing and cracking jokes while the camera's were rolling, sending a clear message of behavior unbecoming a president, and his political party that followed his lead.
Though it was billed as a memorial service, many irate viewers and Republican leaders said the gathering for U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and five others degenerated at times into a blatant political rally.
"What a complete, total, absolute sham," said Vin Weber, a former U.S. representative from Minnesota. "The DFL clearly intends to exploit Wellstone's memory totally, completely and shamelessly for political gain. To them, Wellstone's death, apparently, was just another campaign event."
It was during Kahn's speech that Gov. Jesse Ventura and First Lady Terry Ventura got up shaking their heads and walked out. Lott also walked out during the service.
The speech provoked scores of calls to GOP headquarters and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Norm Coleman's campaign, said Bill Walsh, the state party's deputy executive director.
"They overplayed their hand, and our phones are ringing off the hook," he said. Many callers were offering to contribute money, Walsh said. The cost to democrat's was severe then as Mondale lost by a wide margin to Coleman.
Now the same thing has been repeated at the latest funeral of Coretta Scott King, where the pulpit was abused to make derogatory remarks about the war on terror right in front of president Bush and the first lady who were paying their respects along with past presidents Clinton, Bush Sr. and Carter. And here is what President Bush said in his remarks.
It was disgusting to bring this up during a funeral that only served to create further division by those on the left as they sink to futher depths of desperation.
The Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, derided President Bush during his short speech, ostensibly about the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.
"She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," Lowery said.
The mostly black crowd applauded, then rose to its feet and cheered in a two-minute-long standing ovation.
A closed-circuit television in the mega-church outside Atlanta showed the president smiling uncomfortably.
"But Coretta knew, and we know," Lowery continued, "That there are weapons of misdirection right down here," he said, nodding his head toward the row of presidents past and present. "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!" The crowd again cheered wildly.
Former President Jimmy Carter later swung at Bush as well, not once but twice. As he talked about the Kings, he said: "It was difficult for them then personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretaps."
What Mr. Carter failed to mention was that is was democrats John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert who approved of the wiretapping back then! No outcry was heard from anyone on the left!
It is amazing to witness such division could be spoken at the funeral of someone who tried bring people together.
The memories of these two civil rights leaders have suddenly, albeit not shockingly, been made a mockery of by the democrats, just as Cindy Sheehan has made a mockery of her son's sacrifice to the nation he loved, especially by joining the communist dictator in Venezuala.
I for one am disgusted and ashamed to see democrat's acting in such a dreadful manner, as they still claim to be for America.
Clearly the opposite is closer to the truth.
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