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Martin Luther King was NOT a Republican. Have Republicans Been Telling A Lie ?

Che Guevara - Hero 2012/06/19 16:33:27
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Martin Luther King was NOT a Republican. Have Republicans Been Telling A Lie ?

University of Cambridge historian David Garrow stated in a Salon profile of Alveda King regarding Martin Luther King: "King was not only not a Republican, he was well to the left of the Democratic Party of the 1960s [....] It’s also well-documented that Dr. King was a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood."Also, after the Republicans nominatedBarry Goldwater (who voted against the Civil Rights Act) and Strom Thurmond became a Republican, Dr. King actively campaigned against Goldwater.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alveda_King


Our state partners have spotted a popular Republican talking point: the claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a member of the GOP.

We heard it in Texas, then Tennessee and nowRhode Island.

To check it out, we checked with King biographers, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Garrow, and found that King avoided partisan identification. "It's simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican," Garrow told PolitiFact Texas.

We rated the claim False.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/feb/01/n...

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  • HL 2012/06/19 16:44:36
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    HL
    +19
    In fact, in "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.," which was published after King's death from his written material and records, King called the 1964 Republican national convention that nominated Goldwater a "frenzied wedding ... of the KKK and the radical right."

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  • Cat 1017 Philo® ... 2012/06/19 18:21:31
    Cat 1017
    +6
    Hahahaha...I knew you guys would continue the lie...and if he were...ther is NO WAY he would be affiliated with the GOP of today....NEVER...and He never was a repug....LOL...
  • Philo® ... Cat 1017 2012/06/19 18:28:41
  • Cat 1017 Philo® ... 2012/06/19 18:31:07
    Cat 1017
    +9
    Zombie?....Who?...your little ad is more applicable to the GOP....Like anyone that will consider a man that doesn't stand firm on anything are ZOMBIES!!!!
  • Lady Wh... Cat 1017 2012/06/19 19:51:42
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    agreed
  • Philo® ... Cat 1017 2012/06/19 21:30:59
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    OK, click the link. Then STFU, Dr. King WAS a Republican at time when the Democrats and the KKK where synonyms.
    http://images.nbra.info/docs/...
  • Cat 1017 Philo® ... 2012/06/19 23:17:50 (edited)
    Cat 1017
    +3
    His father was...But REALLY what difference would it make...He was a liberal.Everything he was for the current GOP is against....and that is a curse in the repub party....Todays Repubs were NOTHING like those of the past, if it were so...But what difference would it make?....We are talking about here and now....And that BS is talking points for the GOP, why, I haven't figured that out yet....
  • Che Gue... Philo® ... 2012/06/20 00:45:35
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +4
    There are approximately 6 members of the National Black Republicans Association. Repeating a lie will never make it the truth.

    No, Martin Luther King was not a Republican
    By Bill Adair
    Published on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

    "Our state partners have spotted a popular Republican talking point: the claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a member of the GOP.

    We heard it in Texas, then Tennessee and now Rhode Island.

    To check it out, we checked with King biographers, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Garrow, and found that King avoided partisan identification. "It's simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican," Garrow told PolitiFact Texas."

    We rated the claim False.
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
  • Che Gue... Philo® ... 2012/06/19 19:10:06 (edited)
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +7
    You can't do anything without evoking President Obama. Did you read the subject of this question or are you too high on hate, lies, and prejudice ?
  • FeelHoo... Che Gue... 2012/06/19 19:35:37
    FeelHood H. Obama~BN28
    +2
    That "too high" thing...
  • Philo® ... FeelHoo... 2012/06/19 21:31:16
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    OK, click the link. Then STFU, Dr. King WAS a Republican at time when the Democrats and the KKK where synonyms.
    http://images.nbra.info/docs/...
  • Che Gue... Philo® ... 2012/06/20 00:46:21
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +4
    Parroting the same IGNORANT talking points ?

    There are approximately 6 members of the National Black Republicans Association. Repeating a lie will never make it the truth.

    No, Martin Luther King was not a Republican
    By Bill Adair
    Published on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

    "Our state partners have spotted a popular Republican talking point: the claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a member of the GOP.

    We heard it in Texas, then Tennessee and now Rhode Island.

    To check it out, we checked with King biographers, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Garrow, and found that King avoided partisan identification. "It's simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican," Garrow told PolitiFact Texas."

    We rated the claim False.
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
  • FeelHoo... Philo® ... 2012/06/20 08:49:16
    FeelHood H. Obama~BN28
    +2
    Whether King was Republican or not is immaterial.

    What's important to remember is that Dr. King was a Liberal and a Progressive.

    Besides, the Civil Rights act pushed Conservative Dems to the GOP and Liberal Republicans to the Democrat Party.

    King was politically neutral with the exception of voting for JFK, a Democrat.

    Now, STFU.
  • Philo® ... Che Gue... 2012/06/19 21:30:50
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    OK, click the link. Then STFU, Dr. King WAS a Republican at time when the Democrats and the KKK where synonyms.
    http://images.nbra.info/docs/...
  • Che Gue... Philo® ... 2012/06/20 00:47:19
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +3
    Any questions ?

    There are approximately 6 members of the National Black Republicans Association. Repeating a lie will never make it the truth.

    No, Martin Luther King was not a Republican
    By Bill Adair
    Published on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

    "Our state partners have spotted a popular Republican talking point: the claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a member of the GOP.

    We heard it in Texas, then Tennessee and now Rhode Island.

    To check it out, we checked with King biographers, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Garrow, and found that King avoided partisan identification. "It's simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican," Garrow told PolitiFact Texas."

    We rated the claim False.
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
  • shotgun... Cat 1017 2012/06/19 23:57:33
    shotgun the 3rd
    He damn sure was no dildocrat...
  • Cat 1017 shotgun... 2012/06/20 02:48:09 (edited)
    Cat 1017
    +3
    I have a question, what is the relevance of what party he was affiliated ?...I'm curious...It really doesn't matter....From comments made in his autobiography he had no soul ties to either party....Just the causes for the people, the downtrodden, equal rights for all, fair pay, the elimination of social and economic injustices....That is the VERY OPPOSITE of EVERYTHING the current Repubs are now for....They called the man a communist and a socialist then and he would be categorized as a Rhino or worse today....Everything he stood for is in opposition of the GOPs platform...So again, I ask what is the relevance of his party...Today he would be an Independent....OK...
  • Che Gue... Philo® ... 2012/06/19 19:08:29
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +7
    We no which one YOU are. Someone that will lie in the face of facts and reality is very sad.
  • Philo® ... Che Gue... 2012/06/19 21:30:40
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    OK, click the link. Then STFU, Dr. King WAS a Republican at time when the Democrats and the KKK where synonyms.
    http://images.nbra.info/docs/...
  • Che Gue... Philo® ... 2012/06/20 00:48:34
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +3
    I can Spam to.

    There are approximately 6 members of the National Black Republicans Association. Repeating a lie will never make it the truth.

    No, Martin Luther King was not a Republican
    By Bill Adair
    Published on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

    "Our state partners have spotted a popular Republican talking point: the claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a member of the GOP.

    We heard it in Texas, then Tennessee and now Rhode Island.

    To check it out, we checked with King biographers, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Garrow, and found that King avoided partisan identification. "It's simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican," Garrow told PolitiFact Texas."

    We rated the claim False.
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
  • Christy Philo® ... 2012/06/19 19:29:55
  • Philo® ... Christy 2012/06/19 21:30:35
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    OK, click the link. Then STFU, Dr. King WAS a Republican at time when the Democrats and the KKK where synonyms.
    http://images.nbra.info/docs/...
  • Che Gue... Philo® ... 2012/06/20 00:48:55
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +3
    Keep on spamming. lol

    There are approximately 6 members of the National Black Republicans Association. Repeating a lie will never make it the truth.

    No, Martin Luther King was not a Republican
    By Bill Adair
    Published on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

    "Our state partners have spotted a popular Republican talking point: the claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a member of the GOP.

    We heard it in Texas, then Tennessee and now Rhode Island.

    To check it out, we checked with King biographers, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Garrow, and found that King avoided partisan identification. "It's simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican," Garrow told PolitiFact Texas."

    We rated the claim False.
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
  • Kevin Philo® ... 2012/06/19 20:44:55
  • Philo® ... Kevin 2012/06/19 21:30:20
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    OK, click the link. Then STFU, Dr. King WAS a Republican at time when the Democrats and the KKK where synonyms.
    http://images.nbra.info/docs/...
  • Kevin Philo® ... 2012/06/19 22:08:01
  • Che Gue... Philo® ... 2012/06/20 00:49:45
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +3
    Anyone can spam.

    There are approximately 6 members of the National Black Republicans Association. Repeating a lie will never make it the truth.

    No, Martin Luther King was not a Republican
    By Bill Adair
    Published on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

    "Our state partners have spotted a popular Republican talking point: the claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a member of the GOP.

    We heard it in Texas, then Tennessee and now Rhode Island.

    To check it out, we checked with King biographers, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Garrow, and found that King avoided partisan identification. "It's simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican," Garrow told PolitiFact Texas."

    We rated the claim False.
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
  • reaper Philo® ... 2012/06/19 22:17:09
    reaper
    +3
    the niece of king is a Republican... notice how it's just her and the rest of the family isn't?
  • Bastion 2012/06/19 17:48:43 (edited)
    NO, Republicans are just IGNORANT
    Bastion
    +8
    AND he wasn't assassinated because of his civil rights work - he was killed because he was about to begin a major effort to oppose the Viet Nam war . . . just like JFK.

    http://www.history.com/this-d...
  • Tennyson James 2012/06/19 17:38:37
    All of the Above
    Tennyson James
    +5
    Corrupt Republicans lie; then lazy Republicans who can't be bothered to think for themselves believe the lies. Many Republicans seem to prefer to remain ignorant of all facts and proceed solely on opinion.
  • Christy 2012/06/19 17:29:18
    YES, Republicans LIED
    Christy
    +8
    I've seen that little lie on here before and debunked it. Of course, to some people, a lone family members words are more accurate than MLK's own words. Willful ignorance at its finest.
  • Manwé 2012/06/19 17:27:25
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    Manwé
    +9
    They sure like to state that he was one. What they don't say or don't understand was that MLK was liberal, very Liberal - supporting civil rights and social justice.
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/06/19 17:27:07
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    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +5
    King was even investigated by the FBI for his ties with communists. He was no conservative.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/pa...
  • Caitlin... Warren ... 2012/06/19 21:25:33
    Caitlin ~American Patriot~
    +2
    true...i'm conservative and I knew that he was not...
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/06/19 17:23:29 (edited)
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    lurx: the soda jerk
    +8
    Martin Luther King on the candidacy of Barry Goldwater ~

    explain melancholy turn events martin luther king candidacy barry goldwater

    "On social and economic issues, Mr. Goldwater represented an unrealistic conservatism that was totally out of touch with the realities of the twentieth century. The issue of poverty compelled the attention of all citizens of our country. Senator Goldwater had neither the concern nor the comprehension necessary to grapple with this problem of poverty in the fashion that the historical moment dictated. On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represented a philosophy that was morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulated a philosophy which gave aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand. In the light of these facts and because of my love for America, I had no alternative but to urge every Negro and white person of goodwill to vote against Mr. Goldwater and to withdraw support from any Republican candidate that did not publicly disassociate himself from Senator Goldwater and his philosophy."
  • RogerCo... lurx: t... 2012/06/19 18:16:55
    RogerCoppock
    +7
    Realize that today's Republicans are to the right of Goldwater.
  • Cat 1017 lurx: t... 2012/06/19 18:24:19
    Cat 1017
    +5
    Goldwater sounds like todays repubs..
  • Brother Bo 2012/06/19 17:20:13
    NO, Republicans are just IGNORANT
    Brother Bo
    +5
    Yep. We Republicans are just so ignorant that we believe the National Black Republicans Association

    http://www.nbra.info/MLKWasAR...

    He was a Republican fighting against Democrat oppression. Current Democrats believe that they own the black vote and don't want young ignorant blacks to know the truth.

    nbra
  • Che Gue... Brother Bo 2012/06/19 19:12:49
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +6
    Yes, repeating a lie will never make it true no matter how many times repeat it.
  • Xerxes Brother Bo 2012/06/19 20:30:10
    Xerxes
    +2
    Er buddy, you do realize you are quoting the national black REPUBLICAN association?! Its already established that republicans lie and distort the truth. Doesn't matter if they are black or white, they cant be trusted to tell the truth. So to try and use a link from the NBRA as some kind of evidence is laughable!
  • Kevin Brother Bo 2012/06/19 20:47:12

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