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Obama Holds Martin Luther King as Personal Hero

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Martin Luther King, obama, politics, race, racial equality, usa, news, americans )

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He will speak today to honor the March on Washington. In tribute, Obama keeps a bust of King in the Oval Office and a framed copy of the program from that historic day when 250,000 people gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 5:15 am
I am not surprised to read this Martin Luther King was known worldwide and was a great man

Cathe romano (52)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:42 am
Thanks Cal. My parents supported MLKJ. Noted & Shared.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:50 am

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:55 am
So he should. I hold him as one of my personal heroes too.

lee e (114)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:02 am
Thanks Cal, although I think that while it is remarkable that 50 years later we have an African-American President, MLK would be sorely disappointed that we have so much farther to go in our race relations and even more sadly, that the pacifist and socialist that Martin Luther King Jr. claimed himself to be, here we are on the threshold of bombing Syria when we haven't allowed the UN inspectors to finish their investigation, and while the country has a broader gap between the rich and poor/middle class - we will spend on bombs and missiles while we take the food out of the mouths of the poor and disabled and elderly, while we defund education in our cities, and mistreat our women. MLK spoke of all these issues and while I certainly have hopes of Obama stepping up to the plate delivering grand oratory, his actions are more important than his rhetoric will ever be, and I think Martin Luther King Jr. would be disheartened at some of the actions this President has failed to take.

Mari 's (1356)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 9:15 am
Martin Luther Is Al Hero!! I will be planting him a Tree today

Nancy L (141)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 11:09 am
MLK would be denouncing this president. He would be so ashamed of the division Obama has caused in this country. Obama is NOTHING like MLK. MLK was a great man...Obama is a disgrace.

Malgorzata Z (200)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 11:17 am

Malgorzata Z (200)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 11:17 am

Joanne D (38)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:35 pm
Obama has caused NO division in this country. He has to some degree revealed the division that was already there. He is far from perfect, but when I criticize him, I do so for what he is, and not for what he is not. I do NOT believe in shooting the messenger.

Nancy L (141)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:59 pm
So do I Joannne. He HAS caused more division. He could have brought us closer together but he has failed miserably.

Diane K (134)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:17 pm
MLK Jr was a great man. I celebrate him. Thanks for posting.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:59 pm
Not surprising, thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday August 30, 2013, 6:08 pm
Dr. King was anti-war. He would not have supported this President's drone assassination policy, the drone war and the wanton slaughter it has caused, or what appears to be the President's impending illegal attack on Syria. Dr. King also would not have supported the President's corporatist policies that favor harsh austerity cuts to survival assistance in order to protect the profits of the wealthy elites.

Deborah W (6)
Friday September 20, 2013, 7:33 am
POLAR OPPOSITE ... Obama is the nightmare version of Martin's dream.
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