Obama Says MLK Would Be On His Side, Black Conservatives Not So Sure

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The Rev. Martin Luther King

President Barack Obama recently used the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to tout his own wildly unpopular healthcare overhaul.

During a radio interview on Tuesday, the President said that King would be a proponent of the Affordable Care Act.

“Oh, he would like that,” Obama told radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes in an interview from the White House. “Well, because I think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege; it’s something that in a country as wealthy as ours, everybody should have access to.”

According to the White House, the President has also spent time this week talking with black faith leaders about ways they can help implement Obamacare by encouraging congregants to sign up for government healthcare plans.

Meanwhile, a handful of black conservatives throughout the Nation have decried the liberal hijacking of King’s memory.

Mia Love, the black Republican mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, told The Hill, “I believe Dr. King would be saddened by the way that some of these leaders are telling Americans that they are victims and their only hope for a better future is a government handout. It does nothing but keep black Americans dependent.”

And failed GOP Presidential contender Hermain Cain told the publication King “would say congratulations on the progress that you have made as a nation and that black people have made in the last 50 years.”

“But he would also say shame on you as a nation for where you have lost ground,” Cain continued.

“We have lost ground, especially black people, on the number of people graduating from high school. We have lost ground, black people, on babies born out of wedlock. We have lost ground, a bit, on racial tension: I don’t think it is as bad as the 50s and 60s but the flames have been fanned by some of the things in the media,” he said.

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  • HueyDude

    I believe both are completely right. So many times, I’ve heard people say that MLK would have done this, or that. So many times, I’ve heardJjackson and Sharpton refer to MLK when supporting whatever ideao or incident, and every time the sheeple follow right along, when they themselves have never read or heard some of the things MLK wrote or said. MLK wanted equality, equal footing, and he did it through nonviolence. He did not want more racial tension nor did he want handouts, such as Obamacare, or even affirmative action, which goes against everything he stood for. People need to read his “I Have a Dream” speech in its entirety to really understand what he wanted and was striving for. And if the liberals see him as such a champion of liberalism, why was Charlton Heston right there with him when he gave his speech? “You cannot drive out hate with hate. Only love can do that.” –MLK

    • Nadzieja Batki

      You quoted a cliché of MLK which keeps repeating itself throughout the years but it does not translate into shoe leather. What the bloody he– does the cliché even mean, just a empty slogan to throw around and manipulate people.

  • Clark

    I am pretty sure that Obama is correct about MLK. From everything I can find about him, he was a communist, and totally immoral. He was a front for others who wanted a revolt that would move the country toward communism. Obama is a socialist, and a racist agitator.

  • Motov

    I think MLK rolls over and over in his grave every time Jesse Jackson and his party of thugs make the news. Whatever happened to the part of “I had a Dream ” speech Where he said people won’t be judging by their skin color,but rather from the content of their character. Which simply means are they walking this talk about being “color blind”? or are they keeping racism alive by jumping into only white crime against the blacks. Even though most crimes against blacks are committed by blacks.

  • scott miller

    In dave sims letters about his work he talks about MLK and the civil rights movement and the hijacking of that movement, even while MLK was alive.

    Obama has a distinct lack of character i think MLK would find wanting however. Same for the rev. sharpton, mr. jackson and all the ilk that purposely race bate at the expense of the truth or common sense.

  • red neck

    obama would use Lucifer to drive his obama-care ( wait he already does )..
    “content of character” = empty in obamas case…..

  • Nadzieja Batki

    The Black Conservative Pastors need to reread that part of history as to who hijacked and controlled the civil rights movement and it wasn’t MLK. Unless MLK knew and went along which is very possible.

  • FreedomFighter

    MLK would spit on Obama, MLK judged a man by the content of his character.
    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • Albert Maslar

    Obama is dead wrong that MLK would be on his side. The same mistake is made when politicians and winning athletes loudly proclaim that God is on their side. NO NO NO NO NO. God is not on our side but we must be on God’s side…Big difference.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      O and his handlers would not be saying that MLK would be on O’s side if they didn’t know it for sure. To create the racial chaos, O and his handlers believe that the blacks now are stupider than they were in MLK’s time so the time to strike is when the iron is hot and they believe the iron is very hot.

      • Albert Maslar

        MLK PRECEDED Obama who was NEVER involved in the MLK Civil Rights movement. The question should be, “Is Obama on the side of MLK ?” Methinks not.

        • Nadzieja Batki

          It does not preclude that O and his handlers would not use MLK as a symbol for the beginning of open race warMy comment stands and you reversing it does not change what O and his handlers are planning to use against the races.

          • Albert Maslar

            Sorry, I do not understand what you are saying.

    • Vis Fac

      God is on our side when we embrace him. All we have has been provided by God. Those who shun God so will God shun. Has anyone wondered why things around the world are falling apart and literally going to hell in a hand basket?

      Look no further than the words spoken by Barack Hussein Obama ” For whatever we once were we are no longer a Christian nation”.
      This speaks volumes Look at Islam recognize Sharia Law and how it has spread like cancer destroying all it comes in contact with.

      I can hear you hypocrites now saying Christianity is no better. Well TRUE Christianity is. Not the pseudo Christianity of organized religion but what is taught in the Bible

      MLK would be appalled by ODUMBO’s using of his name MLK was a visionary ahead of his time those who wanted to continue to be racist use his name and beliefs to further their own agenda Kink might have been liberal but his liberalism is closer the conservatism than liberals are today.

      ODUMBO is a SHAM a CHARLATAN a PHONY an IDIOT a CLOWN
      and a RACIST!!!

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

      A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • Quester55

        Preach it Brother!
        I was at another Location(BLAZE) And the seem to Track the news better than anyone else. Their Current Events are second to none.

        Had a Disagreement with an ” Atheist, Who Misquoted Scripture better than his Master, Obama. He was saying how the Scripture says, The Timid will inherit the Earth. (WRONG) It States; The MEEK shall inherit the Earth!Those people never admit that GOD Exist Yet they seem to stumble while quoiting the Bible? I wonder why?

        • Vis Fac

          Because of their Heresy, Profanation, and Sacrilege Take your pick.

          America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what
          to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

          A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

  • Nadzieja Batki

    FB poster Susan Patterson are you volunteering yourself for God’s judgment? But YOU have no authority to volunteer any or all of this nation, so think before repeat that shopworn phrase that does not mean anything and is used by stupids to allow themselves to be predated by human predators because supposedly God permits it.

    • Elevenarrows

      Batki,
      I think you misunderstood Ms. Patterson. She was merely stating what many Christians believe based on God’s Word and I, for one, agree with her. I don’t think she was “volunteering” for judgment. She was stating God’s judgment will follow evil choices because He is holy and vengeance is His. It may not come today, but it, most definitely, will come. Scripture states all of this and those of us who know what the ultimate end will be do not live in fear for ourselves, but for those, like you, who are blind to truth.

  • JimH

    If Obamacare is so wonderful, why does Obama have to be working so hard into tricking us into believing it is?
    He even tries to say that a respected person, who is no longer with us, would be for it, with no way of knowing if it would be true.(the truth is highly over rated )
    I just see desperation, when he says stuff like that,

    • Don 2

      MLK has been hijacked by the left to further whatever agenda they see fit. After all, how could MLK disagree with anything they say?. However, Dr. Alveda King, MLK’s niece, is a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Obamacare, so apparently MLK’s family doesn’t agree with Odumbo..

      • Quester55

        Most of My Brothers & Sisters are smart enough to have voted Republican, this last election, for all the good it did, after Obama’s version of the 50’s K.K.K. raided the voting halls & made everyone afraid not to vote for Obama. Those of us that voted Republican, went outside afterwards to flat tires & the cops did nothing!

        • Don 2

          Quester 55,
          That’s interesting, but how did they know who someone voted for? Care to shed some light?

  • Quester55

    It’s Easy for this Dishonorable SWINE to make such Statements of a DEAD Person, When He Knows that He’ll not get any Sass from the corps!
    M.L.King had his Faults, He Wasn’t perfect, however He was A SAINT when compared to Obama!
    Heck, my dead dog is better than Obama ever was! & Twice as smart!!

  • Michael Nappi

    If Obama could ever escape the sound of his cronies kissing his behind or the thunderous voice of his ego and somehow climb down from the thrown he has built at our expense and join us here in reality, then he would hear Dr. King turning over in his grave and declaring that Obama has turned his dream into a nightmare.
    I too have a dream, that enough people will judge Obama by the content of his character and by his actions against America and humanity and lock him up for treason, murder, conspiracy, fraud, abuse of power, inciting a riot and identity theft