Friday, January 23, 2015

Gohmert's Twisted History

Via Tengrain, we have the awful Louie Gohmert giving an even more awful "tribute" to Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“Thank God for Martin Luther King Jr. People in Egypt know about Dr. King. He wanted a peaceful demonstration and they were part of a peaceful demonstration. Unfortunately, radical Islam did not like being removed. They burned churches. They went after Christians. They went after Jews.”

Gohmert, while lauding Dr King for his nonviolence, is also distorting history. There was never a danger that Dr King's supporters would burn churches, go after Christians, and go after Jews, but the conservative Southern Christians that mutated into Gohmert's political base did that very thing- they destroyed churches, they went after Christians, they went after Jews. It's a sick bit of work, invoking Dr King in a condemnation of an Islamic extremist group which is guilty of the same damn things that King's enemies were guilty of.

Back on Monday, I asked rhetorically whether conservatives could just cut the crap and stop trying to co-opt King's legacy, but it seems that the bottom feeders just can't do it... and Gohmert may be the worst bottom feeder of them all.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They'll keep on doing it, too. Because they get away with it.

mikey said...

I'd also note that in Egypt, as a result of the street demonstrations, there was an election and the Islamists WON it. So then, the army wanted a do-over and they just changed the rules at gunpoint.

I'm sure Dr. King would have been all for that too...