The right is trying to repeat the damage they were able to do by manufacturing outrage over what they described as “politicization” of Paul Wellstone’s funeral by those mean Democrats. They seem to have a coordinated effort going on, saying mostly the same things, many referring directly to the Wellstone funeral. (Update – John at AMERICABlog has the right response: “Get ready for the white men of the Republican party to lecture black leaders about not knowing their place.”)
The right-wing chorus is gearing up. Rush Limbaugh, We Have a Wellstone Moment.
Are we going to let them get away with it this time? More examples:
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! … Former President Jimmy Carter later swung at Bush as well, not once but twice. … 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.
Note – Obviously they have some research showing that their target groups are responding favorably to characterizations of Democrats as “haters.” This from Drudge comes during a coordinated chorus of right-wingers accusing various Democrats of “hate” and “anger.” Republican Party Chair Ken Mehlman accused Hillary Clinton of this just the other day. I really doubt this from Drudge is some kind of mistake or misquote.
Right Wing News: Don’t Try To Score Political Points At A Funeral,
Some of these Dems can’t even set aside their politics long enough to properly honor the dead. What a lack of class.
Stop the ACLU, Coretta Scott King Funeral Turns Into Bush Bash,
Leave it to the liberals to use the funeral of a Civil Rights leader to preach their Bush hatred. It isn’t even shocking how low they will go now. Absolutely shameful how the race baiters have no respect for the dead, and used this as a political platform.
The Democrats just can’t restrain themselves. Absolutely ungodly. … Jimmy Carter and Joseph Lowery gone wild with Bush-bashing sermons at Coretta Scott King’s funeral.
Today’s “funeral” service seemed like it the Paul Wellstone “funeral”, or as Instapundit called it, a campaign rally.
Cold Fury, Yet another embarrassment,
Yeah, I know, I know. No, they really don’t seem to have any shame at all, do they?
I’m not sure what I was watching today… a funeral for Coretta Scott King, or a Bush-bashing festival. I’m reminded of Paul Wellstone’s funeral… disgraceful.
GOP Bloggers, Another Corpse, Another Rally,
What is it about Democrats that they can’t show up at a funeral without turning it into a political convention? First it was Paul Wellstone and now Coretta Scott King.
Lots and lots more manufactured outrage out there. Here it comes!!
Update – Again, Democrats Prove Nothing is Sacred or Out of Bounds
What Is It With Democrats And Funerals?
Less Than Zero Class: Using Funeral of Coretta Scott King to Rip Political Adversaries
No Class – Kings Low,
God save us from the parasites such as Jessie Jackson (who danced on King’s grave), as well as the Clintons who will do anything and say anything to get and maintain power. Even arrange for the murder of a gabby Cabinet member and then go to his funeral to laugh about it.