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Another Republican Pulls the MLK Card

19 Aug

Don’t you just love it when the folks who were standing on the Pettis Bridge with pipes, chains, and sticks to beat the Civil Rights protesters (including MLK!), try and misquote or appropriate “What would MLK say”? To racist purpose.

Here, Republican candidate afterthought Mike Huckabee tries the appropriation game…

Mike Huckabee: MLK would be ‘appalled’ by Black Lives Matter movement

Appearing on Meet The Press, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee refused to condemn the state of South Carolina for flying the Confederate flag, instead saying the state can’t possibly be racist because they elected an ‘Indian’ governor.

Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee believes Martin Luther King, Jr. would be “appalled” by the Black Lives Matter movement — telling CNN that racism is “more of a sin problem than a skin problem.”

During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday evening, the former Arkansas governor touted the “all lives matter” mantra and said he was troubled that the movement focuses on one ethnicity. Huckabee added that the late civil rights leader would feel the same.

“When I hear people scream, ‘black lives matter,’ I think, of course they do. … But all lives matter. It’s not that any life matters more than another,” Huckabee said. “That’s the whole message that Dr. King tried to present, and I think he’d be appalled by the notion that we’re elevating some lives above others.”

Huckabee’s remarks come as the Black Lives Matters movement ramps up its presence on the campaign trail — pushing candidates to more aggressively take on the issues of police violence and institutional racism.

That Meet the Press.

 

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3 responses to “Another Republican Pulls the MLK Card

  1. Ask Cara

    August 19, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Huckabee is a lunatic. That is all.

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    • btx3

      August 19, 2015 at 5:22 PM

      Yeah … But Huck is a smart lunatic.

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      • Ask Cara

        August 19, 2015 at 5:26 PM

        I beg to differ.

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