So Was Lincoln

MLK in GOP.  WTF?
Neither would be today.

(Image from The Daily Voice)

5 Responses to “So Was Lincoln”

  1. Private Tom Says:

    Only Republicans would try to politicise a national hero’s name like that. I don’t know about Dr. King, but Coretta Scott King was a Democrat.

  2. Sarah Says:

    But wasn’t that back in the day when the Republicans were all about civil rights (I mean their own party basically came about because of it)

  3. Lindsay Says:

    The values of the current Republican party and that of the party 40 years ago are quite different. Some of these guys today make Goldwater look like a rational human being.

  4. Parrotlover77 Says:

    The google tells me that although MLK Sr. was a registered Republican, MLK Jr.’s political affiliation does not seem well known. Some claim he was a Republican, others a Democrat, others admit they have no idea. The King family’s official position is that he wasn’t a Republican, but they are also silent on him being a Democrat. They made that statement in response to the above billboards, in fact.

    In a statement released through the King Center, Martin Luther King III said, “It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican. It is even more outrageous to suggest that he would support the Republican Party of today, which has spent so much time and effort trying to suppress African American votes in Florida and many other states.”

  5. S. Says:

    I totally agree.neither would be today.