Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson is an adjunct faculty member, economist, and fellow for economic and social policy with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College who contributed this article to Forbes:

"President Obama has emulated Lenin in striving to increase state control over such 'commanding heights' of our economy as energy, health care, finance and education, with smaller forays into food and transportation.

"Besides mimicking some of Lenin’s policy strategies, Obama also has adopted Karl Marx’s strategies for gradually socializing an economy. While there is no comparison between Barack Obama’s statism and the genocidal, gulag-riddled regime of the Soviet Communists, Obama’s economic program is taken directly, if not deliberately, from the Marxist-Leninist playbook, and on that basis one may say that Obama tends toward Marxist-Leninist economics.

"If one reviews Marx’s 10-point platform for how to socialize a country’s economy in stages ('The Communist Manifesto,' chapter two), one finds that Team Obama and his congressional progressive allies have taken actions to further the goals laid out in all 10 of the planks in the Marx platform."

(The 10 goals are listed in the article.)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2...

I'm more concerned about my fellow Americans who elected him twice.
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Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Major mass-murder chimp-out in Florida today!!
It just keeps getting worse and worse for the American negro (and on the MLK 50th, to boot).....
Bufallo Bills running back C.J. Spiller’s Step-Grandfather, Hubert Allen Jr., Kills Two, Self in Mass Shooting
by NESN Staff on Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 4:38PM
A Gainesville, Fla., mass shooting left three dead and two injured Saturday morning.
Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead told WCJB-TV in Gainesville that Hubert Allen Jr., Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller‘s step-grandfather, shot David Griffis at Pritchett Trucking, Allen’s former place of work. Griffis is in critical condition, according to the TV station’s website.
Allen then went to company owner Marvin Pritchett‘s farm and shot and killed Pritchett and farmhand Rolando Gonzalez. Allen also shot Lewis Mabrey, Jr., who is in critical condition.
Allen then went to his house, where he shot and killed himself.
I guess chimping out means " doing some crazy cracka shit " because, y'all own the murder suicide thing! The killing the kids &, blame it on a blackman thing! The slowly poisoning your spouse with ethylene glycol ( anti freeze ) thing! Just look at the majority of mass murderer, serial killers, assassin's. It's the culture!
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LoisLane59 wrote:
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Valerie Jarrett, Obama's top advisor - father-in-law member of Communist Party USA and connected to Frank Marshall Davis, Marxist.
Barack Obama, Sr.- wrote "Problems With Our Socialism" advocating 100% taxation of the rich, communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land.
David Axelrod - Obama campaign advisor whose mother wrote for PM Magazine which promoted the Communist Party line.
Van Jones - avowed Communist and appointed Obama advisor.
Anita Dunn - Obama's White House Communications Director praised Communist Mao's philosophy.
Frank Marshall Davis - Obama's Marxist mentor who shares Obama's features.
Mark Lloyd - Obama policy maker who praised Venezuelan Communist dictator Hugo Chavez’s “incredible…democratic revolution.”
Harold Koh - Obama's State Department’s legal advisor who is a member of the “trans-nationalism” school of legal thought and believes all distinctions between American Constitutional law and international law should vanish.
Democratic Socialists of America - Endorsed Senator Barack Obama.
There's also Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist; Tony Rezko, Syrian immigrant imprisoned on convictions of 16 fraud and attempted bribery counts; and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's spiritual anti-American Black Liberation Theologian mentor.
Sounds too bizarre even to me to be true. Unfortunately, it is.
Bush Is a Book Lover

A glimpse of what the president has been reading.

By
KARL ROVE

....We recommended volumes to each other (for example, he encouraged me to read a Mao biography....

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1230255957066...

commie in the White House!!!!

but i don't find that bizarre at all.

President Bush supporting global communist domination

http://www.wnd.com/2005/01/28360/
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LoisLane59 wrote:
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Valerie Jarrett, Obama's top advisor - father-in-law member of Communist Party USA and connected to Frank Marshall Davis, Marxist.
Barack Obama, Sr.- wrote "Problems With Our Socialism" advocating 100% taxation of the rich, communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land.
David Axelrod - Obama campaign advisor whose mother wrote for PM Magazine which promoted the Communist Party line.
Van Jones - avowed Communist and appointed Obama advisor.
Anita Dunn - Obama's White House Communications Director praised Communist Mao's philosophy.
Frank Marshall Davis - Obama's Marxist mentor who shares Obama's features.
Mark Lloyd - Obama policy maker who praised Venezuelan Communist dictator Hugo Chavez’s “incredible…democratic revolution.”
Harold Koh - Obama's State Department’s legal advisor who is a member of the “trans-nationalism” school of legal thought and believes all distinctions between American Constitutional law and international law should vanish.
Democratic Socialists of America - Endorsed Senator Barack Obama.
There's also Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist; Tony Rezko, Syrian immigrant imprisoned on convictions of 16 fraud and attempted bribery counts; and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's spiritual anti-American Black Liberation Theologian mentor.
Sounds too bizarre even to me to be true. Unfortunately, it is.
What's bizarre is, you're a Reagan worshipper &, you believe in your republican little heart that, if you add ist or, ism to a word, that makes it a threat to humankind. It's bizarre because he doesn't dine with the snobs? Only in your eyes!
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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57599979/...
Martin Luther King - Republican
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
__________
WHY HAS MOST OF THE BLACK RACE LET DOWN DR.KING?

The Democratic Party

As author Michael Scheuer stated, the Democratic Party is the
party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.The Republicans started the NAACP in 1909 on Abraham
Lincoln’s 100
th
birthday to counter the racist practices of the
Democrats.
The first black American to head the NAACP
was Republican James Weldon Johnson
who wrote the lyrics
to “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, the inspirational song that is
considered to be the Black Nation
al Anthem.
Photo:
James Weldon Johnson
Few blacks know that Republicans also started the Historically Black Colleges and
Universities Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However,
Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act
while he was a senator, as did Democrat
Senator Al Gore, Sr. And after he became president,
Kennedy was opposed to the 1
963
March on Washington by Dr. King
that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who was a
black Republican.
President Kennedy, through his brother Attorney General Robert
Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Co
mmunist in
order to undermine Dr. King. Democrats have been running black communities for the past 50 years, and the socialist
policies of the Democrats have turned black communities into economic and social
wastelands. Democrats have the audacity to blame Republicans for the crisis in black
nei
ghborhoods created by the Democrats.
Democratic Party operatives trashed black Democrat Juan Williams, calling him a “Happy
Negro” for daring to expose the failed socialist policies of the Democrats in his book
“Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead
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End Movemen
ts, and Culture of Failure That Are
Undermining Black America”.
Without remorse, Democrats deliberately keep blacks in poverty because Democrats have
built their political power base on the backs of poor blacks, just as Democrats built their economic powe
r base on the
backs of poor blacks during the days of slavery. The centuries
-
old election year strategy of the Democrats is to keep
blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Every election cycle, Democrats preach hatred against Republicans and
incite bl
acks to cast a protest vote against Republicans, not for Democrats
M
LK would be a Republican today
Today, while professing to revere Dr. King, Democrats are still trying
to tarnish his image and diminish his civil rights achievements by
claiming that, if Dr. King were alive today, he would embrace the
secularist, socialist policies of the Democratic Par
ty.
In reality, Dr. King was a Christian who held deeply religious beliefs
and was guided by his faith and his Republican Party principles in his
struggle to gain equality for blacks.
He did not embrace the type of socialist, secularist agenda that is pr
omoted by the Democrat Party today, which
includes fostering dependency on welfare that breaks up families, approving partial
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birth abortion and banning God
from the public square. An understanding of who the real Dr. King was can be gained from a glimpse
of Dr. King as
a young man who participated in an oratorical contest when he was 14 years old. The title of his speech was “The
Negro and the Constitution” which had the following sentences:“We cannot have an enlightened democracy with
one great group li
ving in ignorance...We cannot be truly Christian people so long as we flout the central teachings of
Jesus: brotherly love and the Golden Rule....
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BACK STABBERS DEM wrote:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-25 0_162-57599979/march-on-washin gtons-50th-anniversary-commemo ration-draws-tens-of-thousands /
Martin Luther King - Republican
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
....In reality, Dr. King was a Christian who held deeply religious belief and was guided by his faith and his Republican Party principles....
MLK: Another indication that progress is being made was found in the recent presidential election in the United States. The American people revealed great maturity by overwhelmingly rejecting a presidential candidate who had become identified with extremism, racism, and retrogression. The voters of our nation rendered a telling blow to the radical right. They defeated those elements in our society which seek to pit white against Negro and lead the nation down a dangerous Fascist path.

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/...

try again. i love taking the easy shots.
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fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Looking for more chimps in Chicago...
By Peter Nickeas
Tribune reporter
11:16 a.m. CDT, August 24, 2013
A Chicago police officer was hit in the head with a baseball bat while trying to break up a fight in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities.
The officer is in serious condition at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Sources have said that the officer's vital signs have improved since he was first hospitalized.
He was hit about 12:40 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Winchester Avenue. According to police sources, the officer was hit on purpose while trying to break up the fight possibly involving "dozens" of people and police are looking for "multiple" people in connection with the incident.
The officer was an Englewood District beat officer who had joined the department in 2009, sources said.
Dozens of feral blacks and multiple chimps are being sought.
Have you poor folks in chit-town ever tried rolling a banana across the street?
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NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>I guess chimping out means " doing some crazy cracka shit " because, y'all own the murder suicide thing! The killing the kids &, blame it on a blackman thing! The slowly poisoning your spouse with ethylene glycol ( anti freeze ) thing! Just look at the majority of mass murderer, serial killers, assassin's. It's the culture!
I know you are an extremely retarded, gang-banging chimp, so I want to prove I'm willing to work with you to help you improve your simian self.

History lesson #1:

6 Myth-Crushing Murderers

The following black men are among the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.

By: Lynette Holloway | Posted: July 16, 2010 at 1:13 AM

http://www.theroot.com/views/6-stereotype-def...

News of the horrific alleged crimes of "Grim Sleeper" Lonnie Franklin Jr. undercuts the persistent myth that there are no black serial killers. Below are snapshots of six of the nation's most prolific serial killers of African descent.

Jake Bird (1901-1949) a transient, might have been one of the most prolific serial killers in the nation, although the case failed to capture the attention of the national press, according to HistoryLink.org . Bird was caught in Tacoma on October 30, 1947, after breaking in the home of Bertha Kludt and her daughter Beverly June Kludt and hacking them to death with an ax. He confessed to the killings, reportedly saying it was a burglary gone awry. On Nov. 26, 1947, following a three-day trial, he was convicted of first-degree murder. While on death row, he confessed to committing or being involved in 44 murders during his travels across the country. He was hanged at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla on July 15, 1949.

Anthony Sowell, 50, was arrested in 2009 after a woman complained she had been raped at his Cleveland home. Soon after the police went to his house to question him, they discovered 11 bodies buried in his backyard. The unemployed former U.S. Marine, who neighbors say sold scrap metal, reportedly lured his victims -- all of them black -- to his home with promises of alcohol and drugs, the police said. He then strangled and left their bodies in the house or buried them in the backyard, reports say.

Andre Crawford, 47, a Navy veteran who was accused of raping and killing women during the 1990s, was found guilty in 2009 of committing a series of rapes on Chicago's South Side. Crawford, who was dubbed the Englewood-area serial killer, was accused of stabbing, strangling and bludgeoning 11 drug addicts and prostitutes, and brutally assaulting a 12th victim who escaped after pretending to be dead. He reportedly killed the victims, smoked crack cocaine and returned to have sex with their corpses in the same abandoned buildings where some of their decayed bodies were found months later.

Lorenzo Gilyard reportedly murdered more women than Jack the Ripper during his time as s serial killer -- about 13 -- and no one paid attention. He began strangling prostitutes in his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., in 1977 at the age of 26, according to TruTV. He retired in 1993 at the age of 42, reports say. The only reason he was caught was that DNA evidence fell into the "lap of the city's homicide detectives.'' Three years later, he was convicted and sentenced to life prison without the possibility of parole.

Do I need to go on??(because I can if need be).....:-)
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waxywaxturd wrote:
Good Evening again to all my topix friends!!!
As you all can see I've been here most of the day maniacally judging your posts and chit-chatting back and forth to myself using many of my favorite sockpuppets!! A "labor of love" though tiring!! I had to change my depends six times today but it was worth every diaper as it was challenging and exciting!!
I and most of my sockpuppets will be on board all night making idiotic and mentally deranged comments, the sole purpose being to harass and feebly attempt to insult the legitimate posters who use this forum. I will also be judging your posts all evening too!!!! I plan to be here for the entire night with my sockpuppets so get ready for an all out judgit blowout shitshow!!!! Please JOIN in!! I will give you a head start if needed.
I enjoy spending the day here giving out judgits to anyone who doesn't agree with me and I like to think I have full control of this thread!!! I consider it "mine"!!!!!!
PLEASE join me!
Warm and sincerest hugs!!! "Waxman"
PS, another one of my wonderful sockpuppets has come forth. He calls himself "Anthony Weiner".
Please my dear friends, show him some Topix Love!!
Not telling my doctors about this one either!
As many of my topix friends are aware I have an endless supply of fake ip addresses and topix id's which I use every day of my life that I spend on topix. It helps to pass the time here living on the psych ward in Ct. where I am permanently confined. It keeps me busy and I feel I am doing something worthwhile with all my spare time.
My psychiatrists' think it is good therapy and basically harmless. My entire life is spent in a fantasy world and I don't think it shows much compassion when you attempt to humiliate me on this particular delusion.
Please my friends, play along with me. I use fake "ip address's" as I have access to hundreds. You, here on topix, are my only friends, please don't ruin this for me. It's all I've got left.
Hugs, Waxman!!!!!!!!!!
On with the judgit competition!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, "hi" phag. I think I like you better as "dem" or "no surprize".....

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Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
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He's successful b/c he stole Morton Downey Jr's format and applied to politics. And moron, affirmative action may get you in but intelligence and hard work keeps you there. Apparently the stuttering junkie was neither.
Of course only total imbecile would compare the POTUS to a glorified radio DJ
You can't become a concert pianist if you just keep banging on the black keys, idiot.

Your last juvenile post talked about the 1st Cow and here you are complaining about my comparisons between Rush and the Magic negro!

You some filler between your ears, pig.

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LoisLane59 wrote:
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Valerie Jarrett, Obama's top advisor - father-in-law member of Communist Party USA and connected to Frank Marshall Davis, Marxist.
Barack Obama, Sr.- wrote "Problems With Our Socialism" advocating 100% taxation of the rich, communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land.
David Axelrod - Obama campaign advisor whose mother wrote for PM Magazine which promoted the Communist Party line.
Van Jones - avowed Communist and appointed Obama advisor.
Anita Dunn - Obama's White House Communications Director praised Communist Mao's philosophy.
Frank Marshall Davis - Obama's Marxist mentor who shares Obama's features.
Mark Lloyd - Obama policy maker who praised Venezuelan Communist dictator Hugo Chavez’s “incredible…democratic revolution.”
Harold Koh - Obama's State Department’s legal advisor who is a member of the “trans-nationalism” school of legal thought and believes all distinctions between American Constitutional law and international law should vanish.
Democratic Socialists of America - Endorsed Senator Barack Obama.
There's also Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist; Tony Rezko, Syrian immigrant imprisoned on convictions of 16 fraud and attempted bribery counts; and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's spiritual anti-American Black Liberation Theologian mentor.
Sounds too bizarre even to me to be true. Unfortunately, it is.
Source :-)
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President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden Practice Racial Politics
Democrat Vice President Joe Biden, while he was a US senator, boasted that his home
state of Delaware was a slave state. President Barack Obama, while he was an Illinois
senator, provided funding for slum projects in Chicago that kept blacks trapped in rat
and
roach infested housing, as reported in a Boston Globe article.
As a US senator, Obama voted against the minimum wage bill and wrote a letter of support for former
Klansman Senator Robert Byrd that helped that racist win reelection. After he became
president, Obama cut
funding for historical black colleges and universities (HBCU’s). He ended school choice scholarships in the
District of Columbia and sent poor black children back into the failing DC public school system. Obama’s out
of control spending killed private
sector jobs and created nearly twenty percent black unemployment. In his
book “Dreams from My Father”, Obama described what he and other Democrats do to poor blacks as
“plantation politics”.

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Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Funny. The proofs in the pudding...
.... or in your case, the lack thereof!
I can tell you don't like the truth being told either and it is funny and the proof is in your case in your post just like the one i am replying to.
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About The NBRA

Our vision is that black Americans will become power players in the political arena so that they can seize control over their own destiny and move into our ownership society through small business and home ownership.

MISSION: The mission of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) is to be a resource for the black community on Republican ideals and promote the traditional values of the black community which are the core values of the Republican Party: strong families, faith in God, personal responsibility, quality education, and equal opportunities for all.

GOAL: The goal of the NBRA is to return black Americans to their Republican Party roots by enlightening them about how Republicans fought for their freedom and civil rights, and are now fighting for their educational and economic advancement.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the NBRA are to conduct a nationwide grassroots educational campaign in black communities; champion school choice opportunity scholarships to give black parents educational options and access to a quality education for their children; and provide training and resources for grassroots activists and candidates for elected office.

http://www.nbra.info/index.cfm... ;
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Controversial Ad Links MLK, GOP

Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R), who is running for the U.S. Senate, denounced the King ad, and Donald E. Scoggins, president of Republicans for Black Empowerment and a former member of the association, said it was a terrible idea.

Black Republicans railed against the radio ads, with the sharpest criticism coming from former members of the black Republican association.

"The vast majority of black Republicans I know would not have approved of the ad," Scoggins said.

In the ad, a black woman says, "Dr. King was a real man," and a second one responds, "You know he was a Republican."

"Dr. King, a Republican?"

The women go on to say that Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan, lumping together those in the South with others in the North who reached out to African Americans with New Deal programs and by desegregating the armed forces.

The backlash was so fierce that Rice stopped answering telephone calls. "We anticipated some controversy, but my goodness, we struck a nerve," she said in an interview from Sarasota, Fla.

"I absolutely do not regret the ads," said Rice, 62, a native of Atlanta, King's hometown. He "absolutely was a Republican," she insisted. "We were all Republicans in those days. The Democrats were training fire hoses on us, siccing dogs on us."

It is true that Southern Democrats, many of whom called themselves "Dixiecrats," blocked the social and political progress of black Southerners for decades. Among them was Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), a former local leader in the Ku Klux Klan. Byrd has said he regrets his affiliation.

In 1960, King was arrested for trespassing during a sit-in and held in Georgia's Reidsville prison. Fearing for his son's life, Martin Luther King Sr. appealed to presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to secure his release.

When King was freed, his father vowed to deliver 10 million votes to the Democrat, even though Kennedy was only a reluctant supporter of civil rights. That began four decades of black people voting for liberals.

The younger King voted for Kennedy, and for Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson four years later. In that election, King publicly denounced the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater.

Today, the vast majority of black voters are Democrats, including former ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young and former presidential hopeful Jesse L. Jackson, two former King aides.

That is why the ad was "a joke," said Christopher Arps, a former spokesman for Rice and the association. "Anyone with any sense knows that most black people were Republican at one time. But it's a far stretch to think that in the '60s Martin Luther King was a Republican."

Arps and Scoggins resigned from the association board last year when they disagreed with Rice on a separate issue. She wanted to support President Bush when he came under fire for his administration's slow response to Hurricane Katrina.

"In terms of what we're trying to do, encourage more blacks to look at the Republican Party, I didn't think we could do that in an in-your-face-type way," Scoggins said. "There were bodies floating in the street."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Cwazee!
Another poster said that he was 60 when the Presidents mother was 20 and gave birth. Yer outta yer minduh. Stupid birfer nutjob.
YOu should be ashamed of yourself.
Brack's Momma wasn't the poster gurl for morality when she met Brack's daddy, whomever he might be??
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'Martin Luther King was a Republican': The billboard that encourages African-Americans to switch parties

However, in 2008, Dr King’s son Martin Luther King III said:'It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican.

'It is even more outrageous to suggest he would support the Republican Party of today, which has spent so much time and effort trying to suppress African-American votes in Florida and many other states.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22246...
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Another Republican claims that Martin Luther King Jr. was part of the GOP

....Another academic authority on King was not as generous in his assessment of the motivation for suggesting King was a Republican. Michael K. Honey, a professor at the University of Washington-Tacoma and author of "Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign" (2007), said in an email: "Do they now make things up out of whole cloth or do they fabricate based on assumptions with no actual knowledge. In either case, not very good qualifications for office."

Honey, who edited a collection of King’s speeches released last year as "All Labor Has Dignity," said the idea that King was a Republican is "laughable...His interest was in getting both parties to do the right thing on issues. The Democrats certainly disappointed him on the (Vietnam) war, and the Republicans had an orthodox conservatism opposed to most of the changes he wanted to see."

PolitiFact Texas looked into a similar claim in 2011 and interviewed David J. Garrow, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning King biography "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference" (1986). He said in told them: "It is simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican."

Our Ruling:

Weighing the niece’s claim against King’s son’s, Honey’s and Garrow’s, and Goings’ speculation that he might have had to register as a Republican even though he always voted the Democratic ticket, it seems to us that the preponderance of the evidence shows that a claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican is simply False.

http://www.politifact.com/tennessee/statement...

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