Democrats won’t turn funerals into political rallies, and Republicans won’t bitch about them. I am not sure what planet people are from when they think it is appropriate to attack someone who is attending a service to honor someone. Even the NY Times picked up on this, so this is not some right wing spin machine thing:
But others did not confine their remarks to Mrs. King, nor did they temper them just because Mr. Bush was seated just a few feet behind. The Rev. Joseph Lowery, who spoke at times in rhyme, said, “We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there.”
Former President Jimmy Carter, in an apparent allusion to the current President Bush’s eavesdropping program, mentioned the difficulties that Mrs. King and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., endured as they became the target of secret government wiretapping.
Would it be appropriate, were you attending a ceremony, for the minister to stand up, point at you, and tell everyone in attendance that the deceased hated the way you run your restaurant? And the funny thing is that I didn’t see the funeral, but only saw the Lowery and Carter lowlights on cable news. Why were these showing? Because Republicans control the media? Or because some things are just objectively wrong? Like, say, political trash talk at the pulpit of a funeral.
I know which way I am leaning.
And John Aravosis earns extra slime points for trying to claim this is all about Republican ‘white men telling black leaders their place.’