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Colbert I. King Has No Respect for Civil Rights Pioneers

In Racism, Tea Party on March 27, 2010 at 3:41 pm

The angry faces at Tea Party rallies are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956 as Autherine Lucy, the school’s first black student, bravely tried to walk to class.

So begins Colbert I. King’s op-ed piece in the Washington Post. King continues to gather all the indignities suffered by civil rights pioneers, men and women who put their very lives on the line for their cause, into a giant spit-ball and hurls it at those protesting health care reform. The trouble with King’s association is that there is no real link. It is disappointing that King would abuse the righteous cause of the civil rights movement to serve his own petty political ends.

But… ad hominem attacks like King’s can be fun. Let’s play with them a little:

The angry faces at Tea Party rallies are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street outside of Coca-Cola’s corporate headquarters in 1985 as Bob Woodruff, the company’s CEO, bravely tried to walk to his office after announcing “New Coke”.

Or, how about:

The angry faces at the Copenhagen Climate Summit protests are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956 as Autherine Lucy, the school’s first black student, bravely tried to walk to class.

Racially motivated Climate Change protesters

This one might work:

The angry faces at anti-free speech rallies in Canada are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956 as Autherine Lucy, the school’s first black student, bravely tried to walk to class.

Students protest free speech in Canada

Oops! I guess that one doesn’t fit. But, maybe King’s analogy doesn’t fit so well, either:

Racist Tea Party protesters

Dan Riehl sums up King’s baseless playing of the race-card, which American Spectator calls “disgraceful“:

It is truly sad to see an allegedly free man squander so much of his life and thinking invested in so much racism, hate and non-existent victimization.

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  1. Question: Who is Colbert King and why is he a douchetard?

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