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KING FUNERAL TURNS POLITICAL: BUSH BASHED BY FORMER PRESIDENT, REVEREND
The Drudge Report ^ | FEB 7, 2006 | Drudge

Posted on 02/07/2006 12:57:12 PM PST by blogblogginaway

Today's memorial service for civil rights activist Coretta Scott King -- billed as a "celebration" of her life -- turned suddenly political as one former president took a swipe at the current president, who was also lashed by an outspoken black pastor!

The outspoken Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, ripped into 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." The crowd cheered as Bush, under fire for a secret wiretapping program he ordered after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, again smiled weakly.

Later, Carter said Hurricane Katrina showed that all are not yet equal in America. Some black leaders have blamed Bush for the poor federal response, and rapper Kayne West said that Bush "hates" black people.

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Pigs! That's about all I can think to say at the moment
1 posted on 02/07/2006 12:57:14 PM PST by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway

It's "The Wellstone Memorial - The Sequel"


2 posted on 02/07/2006 12:58:15 PM PST by kromike
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To: blogblogginaway
I'm having visions of the Wellstone memorial rally. How flipping tacky can you be?
3 posted on 02/07/2006 12:59:25 PM PST by Lizavetta
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That POS Carter didn't shake hands with Bush.


4 posted on 02/07/2006 12:59:43 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: blogblogginaway

The DNC used Mrs. King as a prop. They should be ashamed of themselves, but they have no shame.


5 posted on 02/07/2006 1:00:07 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: kromike

The democrats have no manners, no class, and no ideas.


6 posted on 02/07/2006 1:00:12 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: blogblogginaway

how absolutely disgusting

EOM


7 posted on 02/07/2006 1:00:17 PM PST by jsh3180
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To: kromike

No surprise. It would have been news if they hadn't bashed GWB. He probably shouldn't have bothered to go. Again though it shows the strong character he has to be able to take this unfair trashing and just brush it off.


8 posted on 02/07/2006 1:00:31 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: blogblogginaway

Wellstone Part Deux.

Fortunately for us, it will backfire on the Dims.


9 posted on 02/07/2006 1:00:38 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: blogblogginaway

DemocRATS have their heads in their bodingus.


10 posted on 02/07/2006 1:00:43 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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Democrats:
All of their rallies become funerals.
All of their funerals become rallies.
11 posted on 02/07/2006 1:01:05 PM PST by PackerBronco
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Geeeezzzzzzz what cheese! Talk about a no class bunch a fools!


12 posted on 02/07/2006 1:01:41 PM PST by crghill
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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." The crowd cheered as Bush, under fire for a secret wiretapping program he ordered after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, again smiled weakly.

Could this man be any more vile? I don't suppose he pointed out that the wiretapping of MLK took place under the Democratic Admin of John Kennedy? Words fail me now to describe how much I detest Jimmy Carter and how ashamed I am that such a man served as president, and that he ever set foot on the campus of my alma mater, Georgia Tech!

13 posted on 02/07/2006 1:01:42 PM PST by Rummyfan
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Politicizing funerals again. Typical.


14 posted on 02/07/2006 1:01:46 PM PST by neodad (Rock Chock Seahawks - I guess it's time to change my tagline.)
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To: blogblogginaway

How about, "No class"?


15 posted on 02/07/2006 1:01:48 PM PST by Rocko (Liberals -- they have a compassion you always hear about, but never witness.)
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That POS Carter didn't shake hands with Bush.

And I'm sure Bush is better off without having to touch that POS.

Gads, but lefty dems are a shameless lot.

16 posted on 02/07/2006 1:01:53 PM PST by r9etb
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Let's be honest here. Did anyone even expect an inkling of class or common decency among that collected crowd? I sure didn't, and neither should have President Bush.
17 posted on 02/07/2006 1:02:20 PM PST by appleharvey
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These liberals never learn. To use such a solemn moment and to politicize it to another person attending the funeral is akin to punching someone at a showing because of the way they run their business.

America wont like this one iota just because the lack of class being shown even if they dont agree with Bush.


18 posted on 02/07/2006 1:02:38 PM PST by smith288 (The older I get, the dumber I become as im wise enough to acknowledge how much more there is to know)
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To: blogblogginaway

And they wonder why Bush doesn't attend so-called "civil rights" events. To put it bluntly, people like Lowery are lying trash.


19 posted on 02/07/2006 1:02:47 PM PST by popdonnelly
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Democrats:
All of their rallies become funerals.
All of their funerals become rallies.

thats pretty good.


20 posted on 02/07/2006 1:02:48 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when")
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