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No place for partisan speech

This past Tuesday was Coretta Scott King’s funeral and also seemed to be a Democratic rally with anti-Bush remarks from the likes of Jimmy Carter, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson.

This was supposed to be about Martin Luther King’s wife but instead it was about disliking Bush.

It was a disappointment to me and many others that these people are using the funeral for there own political agenda. There was massive publicity of the funeral and I guess Democrats couldn’t help but use the publicity to advance their own agenda.

It’s very sad that such a great woman of the civil rights movement had her funeral tainted with cheap shots and political platforms. Former President Jimmy Carter and others were so shallow as bashed President Bush who sat next to Carter.

Carter talked about the wiretaps that Bush is doing and tried to say it was just like when Martin Luther King got wiretapped from Kennedy. Carter forgot to realize was that Kennedy was also a Democrat.

Carter also said “We only have to recall the color of the faces of those in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi who are most devastated by Katrina to know that there are not yet equal opportunities for all Americans.”

I’m sick of people like Carter trying to make Bush look like a racist because of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. This is nothing but a slander attack, which Democrats seem to do best.

Carter shouldn’t be talking since he’s a failed peanut farmer and considered one of the worst presidents of the twentieth century.

I wasn’t the only one upset about what Carter said, the New York Post even voiced out against Carter that he was trying to “score cheap political points.”

The Post also said “Jimmy Carter may or may not have been the worst president of the 20th century. But his disgraceful performance yesterday at Coretta Scott King’s funeral marks him as the most shameless.”

Michael Reagan, son of the late Ronald Reagan and political radio show personality, said “Dr. Martin Luther King talked about content of character, yet some of those who spoke at the funeral; displayed no character at all.”

Rush Limbaugh also spoke out against what Carter and the liberals were saying at the funeral on an interview with Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Channel.

Limbaugh said, “I think Coretta Scott King and MLK Jr., if there is to be any anger from above looking down at that event, it would be from them. For a former president, no less, to take these cheap partisan shots, makes the Democrats look like the angry people that they really are … mean-spirited, discourteous and wrong.”

Rev. Joseph Lowery interrupted his tribute to King to say “We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew and we knew that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war, billions more, but no more for the poor.”

This yet another cheap shot on Bush and he even stop talking about King half way through just to slam Bush. This man is a disgrace to also include King to his political propaganda.

Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson both hammered Bush with the War in Iraq and with the hurricane relief; take it from the two who lost presidential elections.

Democrats are becoming a joke now with there ridiculous name calling and swear campaigns. Having people disrupt King’s funeral for political reasons it just proves that people like Carter are nothing but a disgrace to what they did at a great person’s funeral.

Send comments to Alan at [email protected].

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