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Obama and MLK, a tale of two leaders
Washington Post, by Michael Gerson

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Posted By:toledo, 8/30/2013 8:37:24 AM

A speech at the Lincoln Memorial, on the 50th anniversary of perhaps the greatest American speech since Lincoln breathed his last, is a speechwriter’s nightmare. It is comparable to crafting Memorial Day remarks for delivery at Gettysburg, or coming up with a new angle for a speech at Pointe du Hoc. The historical stage is already fully occupied. It is like lighting a bonfire on the surface of the sun. The Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech was not only an example of skilled rhetoric; it was also a moment of culmination. It was the culmination of a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 8/30/2013 8:42:17 AM     (No. 9498203)

Obama is a leader? Who would follow him willingly?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/30/2013 8:54:35 AM     (No. 9498228)

Headline should be:
Obama and MLK, a tale of one leader and one speech reader.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/30/2013 9:20:32 AM     (No. 9498264)

Posters 1 & 2 nailed it. May just want to close this one down! What more can be said?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 8/30/2013 9:38:27 AM     (No. 9498294)

A tale of a leader and a loser.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/30/2013 9:42:02 AM     (No. 9498299)

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream but Obama is nothing but a political racist hack destroying King´s dream.
Believe me Obama is no leader!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jackson, 8/30/2013 9:51:41 AM     (No. 9498311)

MLK was a preacher, a leader, a martyr. Obama is an affirmative-action, empty-suit talker, ineffectual executive more accustomed to a golf course than a jail cell.
They don´t belong in the same sentence.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/30/2013 9:58:12 AM     (No. 9498316)

Quite frankly, I am disgusted and angry that every time I open a news source, the 12% and their enablers are jamming Negroes in my face!

Obama is all for the Negro. MLK has been appropriated by the 12% as "their own" (sorta like Eric Holder´s "my people") instead of allowing all of us to embrace him as a great American. Everyone is genuflecting toward MLK´s (COPYRIGHTED!) "I have a dream" speech when, in my estimation, his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" was his defining work.

I am no longer going to sit idly by and let the black tail wag this American dog. Every time I´m offended by some action of my erstwhile masters (Obama, Holder, Jarrett, et al.) I´m going to scream. I shall operate in a very politically incorrect mode, as advised by Dr. Ben Carson.

IMPEACH!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: southron, 8/30/2013 10:35:19 AM     (No. 9498372)

The importance of MLK is greatly overrated - his significance is media-created - his enshrinement is part of the 50 years of racial preferences - media will not allow valid criticisms of MLK or Obama

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/30/2013 11:10:33 AM     (No. 9498427)

#8 the truth is that after the death of MLK, his successors, Jesse and Al, buried the true meaning of MLK´s dream and what it meant for the black community. There was no money to be made, or power to gain. Only the doing of good for their community.

You want to blame somebody for a trainwreck, blame the fake reverends.

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