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Democrats from President Obama on down just can’t give up toxic identity politics when trying to get elected, pass legislation, or even when dedicating a memorial to the nations’ preeminent civil rights leader.

But then again, Martin Luther King Jr. never left the Grand Old Party of Lincoln.

Can anyone remember the last public policy proposal by a Democrat that argued the merits of the proposal rather than irrelevant and untrue demonization of their  opponents? I suspect it was President John F. Kennedy’s supply side tax rate cuts.

Oppose Democrat-sponsored legislation? You are racist.

Since then, we have been told that Republicans:

  • Favoring President Reagan’s similar tax cuts and/or Paul Ryan’s plan to save Medicare, didn’t and don’t care about widows and orphans;
  • Supporting Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork, pine for a return to Jim Crow; and
  • Against federal funding of abortions want, in the words spoken this week by former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, “women to die on the floor”.

Now comes the Administration of the first African-American chief executive:

First, President Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder perverts justice, and the name of the DOJ he heads, in refusing to enforce the color-blind Civil Rights Act, that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis et al risked life and limb to enact (with a greater percentage of Republican than Democrat votes, I might add), against billy club wielding “New Black Panthers” intimidating white voters outside Philadelphia polling places on Election Day 2010.

Next, the nation’s News Commentator-in-Chief called white Cambridge, Massachusetts cops “stupid” before inviting them to a White House “Beer Summit” after it was learned Gates-gate showed his good Harvard professor friend sought to play the Democratic Party’s favorite “race card” against law enforcement diligent in protecting a black man’s private property.

This week, President Barack Obama got down in a gutter so low that even a Courvoisier Cognac Summit couldn’t cure the offense:

I believe America should be a place where you can always make it if you try; a place where every child, no matter what they look like, where they come from, should have a chance to succeed…So that’s why I put forward the American Jobs Act…But apparently, none of this matters to Republicans in the Senate.

Don’t look now Barack but America is a place where even a brown-skinned man with large ears raised for many years in Indonesia succeeded in organizing ACORN communities, writing two autobiographies before middle age, and getting elected to control nuclear weapons as Master of the Universe aka President of the United States.

But your test for race card-free equanimity is that white senators pass Stimulus Jr. after Stimulus Sr. has left more people of color unemployed and in poverty than at anytime since the Great Depression? Polls of Latino voters show they may be out of touch with the American Latino Heritage group to whom President Obama spoke those toxic words against the Party of Lincoln.

One can only conclude that our President is obsessed with skin color and slandering political opponents with projections of his own racism. The test for liberal Democrats is always “support our specific legislation” or you are a racist, bigot, homophobe that has no heart for the old, poor and disabled.

Now enter the modern left that eschews religion (unless its Rev. Hate KKK America Wright’s political version of same, and then you can park your butt in those pews for twenty years and still be nominated for the presidency) and its version of the Southern Preacher that made the American Dream whole. First decision: hire a Chinese Maoist sculptor. Naturally.

King the Southern Christian preacher with a dream of a character content society nowhere to be found on the Potomac

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was a Christian minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who’s signature message to the nation was an embrace of the Declaration’s Creator-ordained rights to Life, Liberty and Happiness for all Americans, judged by the “content of their character and not the color of their skin.”

But you wouldn’t know any of that if you search the veritable, un-MLK-like, Greek Temple that now doubles as a memorial to the memory of the only non-President not named Columbus whose birth is an occasion for  a National Holiday in the United States of America. For a more accurate portrayal of the preacher that came to the aid of a Rosa Parks too tired to give up her Montgomery, Alabama bus seat to a white man, visit the Martin Luther King Memorial in his hometown of Atlanta, where his family holds the “I have a Dream” speech copyright very close to their collective vest.

He had a dream and gave a speech about  it 48 years ago, but all the Red Chinese artist, that designed the new Memorial, dedicated in the Nation’s Capitol today, got from the Dream Speech and managed to memorialize in stone was an out-of-character stern-faced, Mao-looking, arms-crossed King misquoted out-of-context, seeming, in Maya Angelou’s words, to be an “arrogant twit“.

Leave it to narcissistic liberals to use the visage of King to paint a self portrait of their own self-righteousness.

Thanking God for small favors, we are happy that the copyright-owning King Family did allow film of the actual speech (one would think would be deemed in the public domain, but isn’t thanks to some quirks in pre-1975 copyright law and good lawyering) be seen and heard today at the Dedication where attendees and passersby in Washington, D.C. could hear these words in that locale for one day at least:

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

By contrast, in the world as constructed in the minds of the inheritors of the Party of Jefferson and Jackson, if someone has a dollar it is because they stole it from a would-be Democrat voter because that voter is black, female or gay. So why would anyone be surprised that they seek to connect with occupiers of Wall and Peachtree Street to try and remain as occupiers of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Could a Black American Businessman replace an African-American as President of the United States? Let the Leftist occupation of American culture, U.S. Senate and The White House end.

Contrast the above with the message of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain who refers to himself as a “Black American”  (while eschewing the Jesse Jackson-promoted “African-American” label) to those Occupying Wall Street and other U.S. cities:

I would want this crowd to hear first, your success is not dependent upon wishing that someone else is not successful. Blaming Wall Street and blaming big banks, and blaming those that have succeeded in America under our free market system is never going to make you happy, and it’s never going to make you rich. Secondly, if you really want to do something to create jobs in this country, why don’t you go and picket the White House. That’s why where we have failed economic policies. That’s where we have policies that have kept unemployment up over 9%. You’re picketing the wrong source. It’s not those that have produced in this country. It’s the failed policies of this administration. If you look in the mirror, you will realize that the only person that you can blame for what you don’t have is the person you’re looking at in the mirror.

That pro-life conservative Southern Christian is the true legacy of the MLK’s Dream. Cain explained why he rejects the African label today on NBC’s Meet the Press:

My roots go back through slavery in this country. Yes, they came from Africa, but the roots of my heritage are in the United States of America, so I consider myself a black American.

Martin Luther King Jr., like Herman Cain, also embraced the Judeo-Christian heritage of this country as he led the movement for its equal application. It is a shame that the rightful building of a monument in his honor got captured by the same multi-culturalists that deem American exceptionalism, unexceptional.

Make appointment for Election Day, 2012, to end the occupation of the levers of American power by such as those. At least Herman Cain makes arguments for his 9-9-9 Plan that leave the hearts and motives of voters unsullied.

Mike DeVine

Editor – Hillbilly Politics

Co-Founder and Editor – Political Daily

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16 Responses to Liberal Democrats occupying America betray MLK legacy

  • Bruce says:


    I had opinions on a lot more that you said but here is my view of a few choice statements,

    ” Can anyone remember the last public policy proposal by a Democrat that argued the merits of the proposal rather than irrelevant and untrue demonization of their opponents?”

    Can anyone remember when a political party announced from day one their goal was to make this president fail. Not noting that a failure for this president is a failure for the country. In fact in the words of Rush Limbaugh “I hope he fails”. A sentiment carried through by the republican party by simply refusing to work with the president. Even when Clinton was president while there was definitely party differences and tension there was more of an atmosphere by the republican congress to work with the president and they got things done.

    “First, President Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder perverts justice, and the name of the DOJ he heads, in refusing to enforce the color-blind Civil Rights Act”

    Come on Mike let’s talk about being color blind. If you were you would see this for what it is. A couple of thugs that should have been taken care of by local authorities (states). Only because of new technology and 24 hour media coverage did this become an issue for the Justice department to look into. This was no conspiracy to keep people from voting. Just a couple of thugs who called themselves Black panthers. I can go in my attic and dig out my black beret and black leather jacket and throw on a pair of shades and call myself a black panther too, I grew up a mere 20 miles from Oakland/Berkley home of the Black Panthers and talked with many of them almost daily at my father’s store. If the Black Panthers from the 60’s were out there then you might have a case, the guys you speak of were just a couple of thugs nothing more. Nothing the justice department should spend our hard earned tax dollars investigating.

    “First decision: hire a Chinese Maoist sculptor. Naturally.”

    What difference does this make I thought we were being colorblind here. Maybe you should look a little deeper, maybe he was best qualified, maybe he offered the best price, maybe he offered the best schedule. Yes there are some Blacks that have taken issue with how it was done, some thought it should only be a Black sculpture and yes Maya Angelou had issues with the inscription, she is a poet what do you expect, but that only speaks to the diversity within the Black community and we don’t all think alike and don’t always agree with how things turn out. But did you note the turnout of Blacks to the memorial dedication ceremony. Just as in all families everyone may have their opinion on the choice of the wedding dress, some will like it and some won’t, but everyone still shows up in support.

    My roots go back through slavery in this country. Yes, they came from Africa, but the roots of my heritage are in the United States of America, so I consider myself a black American.
    I find it interesting that Mr. Cain is using the same tactic that has been used by many in the republican party by implying Obama is less or not as American as the rest of us. The birthers have been proven wrong, but there is still this undercurrent that Obama is not as American as we are, he is not one of us. While Mr. Cain is decedent of slaves Mr. Obama is more representative of a good number 1st generation slaves born in the United States, born of one white parent and one African parent. For as we all know less than nine months after the first slave ship landed on US soil there were African/White born slaves. He is also more representative of the new and growing generation of multicultural children born in the US and who also had the opportunity to spent part of their childhood in other countries. This Black/African American distinction is probably more a generational/family difference than anything else. You will note from reading my comments I prefer the term Black and that is the term I use with my family. But a lot of the younger generation prefer African American, just as MLK was more comfortable with the term Negro, listen to most of his speeches. It just shows a diversity in opinion among the Black community it has nothing to do with how American you are.

    Have you ever wondered why the Israelites were made to wander for 40 years in the desert. Joshuah 5:6 says “For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed,”. I think this speaks to the US and its inability to get to the colorblind society(land of milk and honey). There are still a lot of the old soldiers who are alive and remember.

    Black In America Baby……..The revolution has been televised

  • Mike gamecock DeVine says:

    Bruce, Rush wanted Obama to fail to get his agenda passed so that Americans wouldn’t suffer the consequences. Obama did not fail. He got all his reform legislation and union dues paying local, state and federal workers stimulated; all of which killed the private sector thus causing most of us to suffer the worst prolonged economic depression since the 30s.

  • Mike gamecock DeVine says:

    Well, if that had been a former Chinese Maoist that had a clue what the most important lines in the Dream Speech was, then it wouldn’t have mattered. But the fact is that native born liberals hired him because they didn’t want to emphasize King’s love of American ideals, his Christian faith and getting away from skin color rewards and punishments. Liberals do not favor judging people of character content. They prefer to rule us like experts doling out what wealth some poor bloke scrapped up and “sharing” it with the rest.

  • Bruce says:


    “But the fact is that native born liberals hired him because they didn’t want to emphasize King’s love of American ideals, his Christian faith and getting away from skin color rewards and punishments.”

    You know that I have a lot of respect for you. You know that don’t you. But I think you are digging a little deep on this one. You are a lawyer, I know you should have been able to wordsmith a little better statement than this. You have no facts to backup this one, this sounds like an emotional statement. You know don’t win cases on emotion. But don’t worry I still respect you, I’ll just chalk this one up to an over zealous reaction.

  • Mike gamecock DeVine says:

    Liberal Democrats are up front and proud that they continue to favor race-based laws 33 years after MLK’s death and longer since the Dream Speech and passage of the Civil and Voting Rights Acts. Is it “emotional” to accurately discern what liberals and Dems still favor that is anathema to King’s color-blind message? And is it the Democrats that are the champions of religious free speech? Yes, one of us is not thinking but I don’t know if you are emotional, tried or in a mood to defend the indefensible Left.

  • Mike gamecock DeVine says:

    Bruce, I do feel better about the Maoist sculptor because the news just broke that China is hiring a confederate hero sculptor to go thru Deng’s papers and do his memorial for Tianamen Square…smile…get it.

  • Greg Thrasher says:

    This is some some worthless race based driven propaganda from a white hillbillie who proud of his white privledge and arrogance…Mike and his family never gave a fuck about MLK when he was alive like most white southern’s they made the possibility of jim crow a living hell for Black americans living in an aparthied south.

    Modern social conservatives, in my experience, do not hate black people en masse. To the contrary, there are two kinds of blacks they love. The first is those, like Rice, who are mainly mute on the subject of race, seldom so impolite as to say or do anything that might remind people they are black. The second is those who will engage on race, but only to lecture other blacks for their failures as conservatives conceive them. And that, friends and neighbors, is Herman Cain all over.

    When white southerns like Mike invoke the words of MLK most Black people know something is amiss and fraud and pretense is in the air..

  • Mike gamecock DeVine says:

    Not sure what I have done to deserve such fictitious slander from you except to have dared to be born white. BTW, Hillbilly is spelled with a “y”. Hope things get better for you. Try Jesus Christ.

  • Bruce says:


    You need to slow down here. Mike and I have our differences and we go after each other most of the time, but Mike is not the “white hillbillie” you make him out to be, although he is a bit arrogant. I am Black, I am a democrat and I come here to debate with Mike on a regular basis. We talk about race and we poke at each other, but we keep it on a respectful level.

    While I don’t agree with Mike on a lot of things, I have a lot of respect for what he says. The Bible says “thou preparest a table before mine enemy”. No I don’t consider Mike my enemy but he does sit on the other side of the table with me on a lot of issues. And how am I to really know if what I think is right, or if I need to change, if I don’t understand or know about what is on the other side of what I believe. Why do you think David was able to walk into Sauls camp and take his sword. Because he knew him.

    So I invite you to take the time to get to know Mike. Don’t make quick judgements from just reading breifly one post on a blog. I think you will find him a good person and a true american who sees things from a viewpoint that is different than yours. That is what makes this country great.

    Black In America Baby….The revolution has been televised

  • Mike gamecock DeVine says:

    Thanks Bruce, you made my day, and yes, God is imposing humility on me via this recession to tackle the DeVine arrogance problem. I hereby give custody of Greg to you and all my friends at Facebook’s Frederick Douglass Society and Republicans for Black Empowerment will appreciate any witness that could get through to him, even as he stalked me over to my Hillbilly Politics home!

  • Bruce says:


    No thanks necessary. I am only telling the truth. But don’t take this like I am going soft on you or anything like that. You are still a republican and in the words of Mr Obama a “typical white person”. I am only here to try and set you straight.

    Black in America Baby…….The revolution has been televised

  • Mike gamecock DeVine says:

    Nope, when I hired you, I made sure you would never go soft on me! But “typical”? This rooster pecks with two fingers!

  • Greg Thrasher says:


    You don’t have any credibility with me and plus what does your relationship with a person on a web site have to do with me and my opinons of people..Get Loss

  • Greg Thrasher says:

    Not sure what I have done to deserve such fictitious slander from you except to have dared to be born Black..

    Ditto you proud and arrogant privledged,lol,lol

  • Bruce says:


    Who died and made you king. I wasn’t looking for credibility and really don’t care about the fact I don’t seem to have any with you. You aren’t paying my mortgage, buying my food or putting clothes on my back. I was merely speaking the truth. And what is your issue with being born Black. I was born Black also but I don’t carry the anger that you seem to have, you sound like you have issues with being Black. Be Black be proud but don’t be angry embrace your blackness. Because you make yourself sound like you envy Mike for being born white or at least you are mad at him for it. From what I read all you have done is rant at him but you don’t seem to have an opinion on the issues.

    This is a forum to give your opinions about issues and you seem to have a personal vendetta that you are trying to carry out on a person. If you don’t agree with Mike then tell him so and give intelligent reasons for your opinion. You can disagree and not be angry. You can debate issues and not rant and cuss.

    You know the saying “don’t hate the player hate the game”.

    Black in America Baby………..The revolution has been televised


    Watch your spelling man, you want to make yourself look intelligent

  • Greg Thrasher says:


    Get Loss..I am not interested in your cum ba ya interpetation of a redneck…BTW I give less than a fuck about my spelling in a chat forum…I don’t have anger but PASSION..Stop being my arbiter of anything..Just do you and stop trying to do me…

October 2011


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