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Civil Rights WTF?!

WATCH A Fox News Host SHRED David Clarke For Disrespecting John Lewis

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff and wannabe Trump administration member David Clarke appeared on Fox & Friends Saturday morning to discuss President Trump’s pending address at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum later in the day and was asked what he thought about Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) refusing to attend. To that, Clarke gave a snide reply:

“John who?”

Co-host Eboni Williams was having none of it, telling Clarke:

“John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting rights and a variety of other things.”

Clarke said he knew who John Lewis was, but then proceeded to label him one of the “most irrelevant members of Congress.”


Again, Williams called Clarke out:

“Sheriff let me say this to you. For you to say that nobody cares about John Lewis is inaccurate because I assure you that there are many people across this country that absolutely do care about him.

“As for your commentary on his political record as a congressman, I’m actually not even addressing that part because this museum opening is about the civil rights of American citizens, so when it comes to his record on that, Sheriff Clarke, I think that it’s pretty undisputed.”

When Clarke tried to assert that most people under 35 have no idea who Lewis is and that LBJ only got the Civil Rights Act passed with the votes of Republicans, Williams again shut him down:

“I appreciate that history lesson but as somebody that holds a degree on the subject I really don’t need you to update me on who was required for Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act.”

David Clarke is a bully and an idiot. It’s no wonder he and Donald Trump are such big fans of one another.

Watch Eboni Williams take David Clarke to school:

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Civil Rights Discrimination

Trump Attacks Civil Rights Icon John Lewis, Proving His Own Rampant Racism

Yesterday, Georgia Congressman John Lewis gave an interview to Chuck Todd as part of Sunday’s episode of Meet the Press. And in that interview Lewis said due to the increasing evidence of massive interference by Russia in the 2016 election, he doesn’t consider Trump to be a “legitimate” president:

“I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president. 

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”

Congressman Lewis also said he doesn’t plan to be present at the inauguration of Trump on January 20:

“I don’t plan to attend the inauguration. It will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in Congress. You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right.”

There was no need for Trump to respond. He could have pretended to be above the fray and gone about his business, but of course that’s impossible for a childish and petulant weasel like Donald Trump. He decided instead to attack a civil rights icon who has dedicated his life to assuring that all Americans are treated with dignity and respect:

Within minutes, others on social media began firing back at Trump:

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Allow me to explain something to our Russian-controlled President-defect: John Lewis is an American hero who has fought for equality his entire life. You, Mr. Trump, on the other hand, refused to rent to African-Americans until the Justice Department threatened to file suit against you and you finally relented. In other words, he’s a great man, and you are a disgusting worm who hates everyone.

Game, set, and match John Lewis.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Civil Rights Gun Nuts Politics

Moronic NRA Radio Host ‘Explains’ The Civil Rights Movement To John Lewis (Video)

Some people, my paternal grandfather always said, are so stupid they don’t even realize how truly ignorant they are.

Take, as the perfect example of this axiom, NRA News radio host Cam Edwards. Edwards got on his little podunk radio show today (funded in large part by the innocent blood shed by the plethora of weapons of mass death in this country) and decided he’d had quite enough of the sit-in staged by Democratic members of the House of Representatives yesterday. In particular, Edwards was especially ticked off by the actions of Congressman John Lewis, one of the pioneers of the civil rights movement.

Edwards began his incredibly ignorant and offensive comments with this:

“I don’t know what to call it, a sit-in, again, generally speaking we saw the sit-ins in the civil rights movement that were advocating for individuals being able to enjoy the same rights that other Americans enjoyed, right? That’s what the protests were, that’s what — we’re sitting at this lunch counter and we’re not leaving until we get served. Not we’re sitting at this lunch counter and we’re not leaving until you remove this item from the menu.”

But this clueless blob of intestinal gas was far from finished, and he also added:

“We’re going to sit right here and we’re not leaving until you recognize us as human beings, as Americans who have the same rights that that guy has over there and that she has over there. That’s what the sit-ins were about in the civil rights movement. This, on the other hand, this isn’t Congress demanding more rights for Americans, this isn’t Congress demanding rights for themselves, this is Congress demanding power. These are House Democrats demanding the authority and the power to ignore the Fifth Amendment when they see fit, to view the Bill of Rights as an impediment to lawmakers, to treat it as such and to try to degrade. Kind of like what they say with ISIS right?”

Ah, so now a sit-in in protest of the lack of action by the Congress on sensible gun control is the equivalent of ISIS and repealing the Fifth Amendment? Really?

What is most obscene about Cam Edwards’ mindless bloviating is that he feels in any manner qualified to lecture John Lewis on civil rights. For that alone, Edwards should hang his head in shame and go back to doing the only thing he’s good at: Worshiping his guns and shilling for those who manufacture weapons of mass death.

If you think you can stomach it, here’s Cam Edwards earlier today:

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

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Timeless Wisdom From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Had he not been prematurely taken from us by an assassin’s bullet, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 86 this year.

Even though he is gone, Dr. King’s words of wisdom, peace, and love live on. Here are some of my personal favorites:

1. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.”

2. “There are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true, that they are worth dying for. And I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”

3. “When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

4. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

5. “We are not wrong, we are not wrong in what we are doing. If we are wrong, the Supreme Court of this nation is wrong. If we are wrong, the Constitution of the United States is wrong. And if we are wrong, God Almighty is wrong. If we are wrong, Jesus of Nazareth was merely a utopian dreamer that never came down to Earth. If we are wrong, justice is a lie, love has no meaning. And we are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

6. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

7. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

8. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

9. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

10. “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

11. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

12. “The time is always right to do the right thing.”

 

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org