First of all, I must apologize to all. I am a Georgian and I am so sorry that my state brought the world Jimmy Carter. I am ashamed to even be associated with such a disgusting POS that uses a funeral as a soapbox. To refuse to shake President Bush's hand was an insult and an embarrassment. I guess Carter is still miffed that he wasn't invited to the Pope's funeral.
Everyone has the right to speak out but a funeral is not a political arena. There are still people that believe in decorum and respect for a sitting President. I realize that Jimmy got his behind tore up by Republican Ronald Reagan and then had to watch Iran thumb their nose at him by releasing the hostages after Carter was officially out of office. That is bound to make someone bitter but lack of class is not defensible.
It's one thing to kiss the butts of Hamas and Chavez. Jimmy has the right to be an idiot and support our enemies (does he think he can win another Nobel Peace Prize). It's a whole different ballgame to attack the President of the United States at a funeral. Oh yeah stupid - it was a freakin' democrat that wiretapped MLK. Actually it was "Splash" Kennedy's brother, Robert.
It does not matter how many houses you build for the poor. That does not make up for being a complete and total classless human being. You certainly belong in the Democratic Party because you sir, are a JackAss.
While we're on the subject, the raving moonbat blogs are just beside themselves that any Republicans showed their "white" faces at Mrs. King's funeral. Here's a sample from Digby:
"I personally find it absolutely outrageous, OUTRAGEOUS! that Republicans are attacking Coretta Scott King and her family this way. Why, she is an American icon! How dare they! Do they really think that African Americans don't know how to behave at a funeral for one of their own? How very white of them.
Update: Oh and I think they need to apologize to the Reverend Lowry. He is a man of the cloth and a friend of the deceased. Are they saying that leaders of the African American church are less worthy of respect than the white churches they are so proud of representing? It sure sounds like it. Republicans, it seems, only respect the church when its leaders "behave" the way they deem appropriate."
I am really not sure what funeral Digby was watching but did you see any White Republicans bashing anyone from the podium? And yes, making a funeral into a political rally is inappropriate.
And the illustrious John Aravosis - he can't understand why Republicans are at an African-American's funeral when there are no black Republicans in Congress...
"I say this because you know it's only a matter of hours before the Republican Swift Boating of Rev. Lowery and Coretta's funeral begins. How dare a black man not know his place at a funeral, they'll say. As if the Republican party and its surrogates have any right whatsoever to speak on behalf of Mrs. King, to tell black America what they can and cannot do to honor one of their most revered leaders.A party that doesn't have a single African-American member of Congress has no right lecturing black people about knowing their place."
Forget Madame Secretary Rice. Forget Colin Powell. Forget JC Watts - former Republican Rep from OK. Is the racial makeup of a party the ticket to funeral attendance? What about Bill? He had no blacks in his cabinet- except Ron Brown who was killed in an airplane crash. How about the PNut Head? Did he have any blacks in his cabinet? I really can't recall since I have blocked all memory of his failed presidency out of my mind. That truly smacks of racism.
This anger has nothing to do with a black man "not knowing his place". It has everything to do with an American not knowing the difference between a funeral and a political rally. Shame on Carter, Lowery and all those that offered up a standing ovation to the hate filled messages today. Once again ladies and gentlemen, here is your Democratic Party.