Obama Hijacks MLK, Jr. Celebration To Support Occupy Movement

Shameless, simply shameless. After listening to many wonderful speakers (and some who decided to interject their own political messages) discuss Martin Luther King, Jr., (NM)President Obama couldn’t resist interjecting his own far left politics and pandering

(Washington Times) Drawing parallels between civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. and his own leadership challenges, President Obama on Sunday dedicated a memorial to King on the Mall by saying King would have sympathized with activists demanding social justice from Wall Street.

“At this moment, when our politics appear so sharply polarized and faith in our institutions so greatly diminished, we need more than ever to take heed of Dr. King’s teachings,” said Mr. Obama, who praised King’s belief in the “creative tension of nonviolent protests.”

“If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there,” the president said. “Those with power and privilege will often decry any call for change as divisive. They’ll say any challenge to the existing arrangements are unwise and destabilizing. Dr. King understood that peace without justice was no peace at all.”

It’d be interesting if some news organization could interview some of the Occupy folks and see what they think of this pandering by Mr. Obama, and explain to them things like

Despite his rhetorical attacks on Wall Street, a study by the Sunlight Foundation’s Influence Project shows that President Barack Obama has received more money from Wall Street than any other politician over the past 20 years, including former President George W. Bush.

In 2008, Wall Street’s largesse accounted for 20 percent of Obama’s total take, according to Reuters.

Obama just released the names of huge bundlers. Think any of them work for Wall Street companies and banks? Is the Steve Goldman listed the same one who works for Goldman Sachs? In fact, Obama has hauled in $7.2 million from “securities and investment” firms for the 2012 cycle. We could probably go through lots of campaign data, but we all know what it will show: Obama, like most politicians, is bound at the hip to the same people/companies/industries that the Occupy movement hates. Let’s not forget

(graphic from the Exurban League)

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