- Jun 23, 2005
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- Political Leaning
Deegan said:This was the most disgusting display of partisan politics I have ever seen. What gives these politicians the right to turn a funeral in to a Democratic campaign convention? I was just watching the news, and felt I had to speak about this shame on our country today, I am truly sick to my stomach. First, 4 presidents attend this funeral of the wife of Martin Luther King, and Bush is fed to the lions. I want to know why this funeral was so important in the first place, since when have we given so much credence to the wife of a great man, and where will it end. I have not a single recollection of a wife ever receiving such an honor, or if they did, having it turn in to a disgusting political circus?
I just wanted some thoughts on this from others here, at this moment, I can barely even admit I am an American, much less be proud of that fact. This country has gone down the toilet, and it's getting worse by the day.:roll:
If the country is truely going down the toilet, then you have to remember that its your man at the helm.:2razz:
Ok, I did not see the funeral. However, I read a couple of articles about it and what was said by those in attendance. Under most circumstances, it would be pretty tacky. However, Coretta Scott King spoke out against the War in Iraq on several occasions. Coretta Scott King spoke out against many of the Bush Administrations domestic policies / agenda on numerous occasions. Especially the Bush Administrations attempts to destroy Affirmative Action. Martin Luther King was strong anti-War advocate. Martin Luther King was an avowed Socialist. He was a strong supporter of the Great Society. He was also the victim of an Executive Branch using wiretaps against him without Judicial Oversight. The Bush Administration has been at ideological odds with much of what Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King promoted.