Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Left needs "mourning lessons"

One would think that when the late Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) died in a plane crash during the height of the 2002 elections, the left would have learned its lesson from turning Wellstone's memorial into a Democratic pep rally.

Wellstone had a large contingency of Republican Senators in attendance to pay their final respects to a colleague and a man whom they respected, despite their political disagreements. Many of these GOP Senators left during the pep rally "memorial" when they were subjected to leftist campaign rhetoric and booing from those tasteless leftists in attendance. Wellstone's replacement, the popular Walter "One State" Mondale, was defeated by Republican Norm Coleman, no doubt in large part due to the backlash from offended Minnestoans who were aghast at the desecration of Wellstone's memory.

During the Rosa Parks memorial, Chuck "Identity Thief" Schumer used the opportunity to blast then-nominee (and current SCOTUS Justice) Samuel Alito.

Now, we have the corpse of Coretta Scott King to be used as the left's latest prop in their neverending fits of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome). From Drudge:
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!

The outspoken Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, ripped into President Bush during his short speech, ostensibly about the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.

"She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," Lowery said.

The mostly black crowd applauded, then rose to its feet and cheered in a two-minute-long standing ovation.

A closed-circuit television in the mega-church outside Atlanta showed the president smiling uncomfortably.

"But Coretta knew, and we know," Lowery continued, "That there are weapons of misdirection right down here," he said, nodding his head toward the row of presidents past and present. "For war, billions more, but no more for the poor!" The crowd again cheered wildly.

Former President Jimmy Carter later swung at Bush as well, not once but twice. As he talked about the Kings, he said: "It was difficult for them then personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretaps." The crowd cheered as Bush, under fire for a secret wiretapping program he ordered after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, again smiled weakly. (Said wiretaps came about as a result of orders from the Democrat Attorney General, the late RFK. I see Jimmah Peanut failed to mention that. - Ed.)

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.
I don't even know if I want to beat the Carter horse any deader than it already is. All I'm going to say is that (a) the left has never been known for its tact or taste; (b) they don't learn lessons very well; and (c) there's a freakin' time and a place for bashing the president, and a memorial to a woman whom the whole nation respects is neither the time nor the place.

And these idiots think they have a shot at winning elections? Dream on, you leftards...dream on.