January 16, 2004

Jerks (Updated)

Sigh.

ATLANTA - Hundreds of people pushed past Secret Service barricades Thursday to protest President Bush’s visit to the tomb of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been the civil rights leader's 75th birthday.

...

"When I heard Bush was coming here I couldn't believe it. I was outraged and disgusted, and I just think it's a photo op. It's so transparent," said Kathy Nicholas, a flight attendant from Atlanta.

Look.

The left won this argument. Martin Luther King Jr. won this argument.

A white Republican from Texas paid his respects on Dr. King’s birthday. Okay?

It's progress. Got it? Comprende?

It's not that hard.


UPDATE: Perhaps it's a mistake to assume that because something is obvious to me that it's also obvious to most other people. After reading the comments, I can see that some people don't understand my point here.

So. To clarify: It would not be an improvement if only Democrats paid respects to Martin Luther King Jr. I don't want to live in a country where that's how it is, and I'm glad I don't.

UPDATE: If those of you reading the comments section wonder what's up with today's mob, they came from Troll Headquarters.

Troll Headquarters doesn't have a comments section, and I can see why. It does, however, have this self-description:

This blog is for bad thoughts, cruel putdowns, and nasty hit-and-run attacks...
I'd say that's about right.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at January 16, 2004 12:37 AM
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