Liberals, as any conservative will tell you, are the real racists, so it’s no surprise that right-leaning news outlets would use the holiday honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. to remind everyone of that fact.
‘The Twitchy Team is the most explicit, asking “Who are the racists again?” The answer, of course, is “the ones who trade in identity politics and who focus solely on color, not character.” And if anyone had forgotten that things should be the other way around, neurologist and tea party favorite Dr. Ben Carson was there to remind everyone.
The Daily Caller takes pains to remind its readers that, unlike liberals, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Christian: “As we observe the birthday of Dr. King, it would do us well to also remember Rev. King.”
Kevin Jackson at The American Thinker agrees, right down to the italics, asking “why is Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr, now referred to as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?” The answer, he claims, is simply that “[t]he Left wants no remnants of the Christian revolution that changed this country.”
Also, because Monday is a day that ends in “y,” the answer is “Obama”: “Referring to King as ‘Dr. King’ implies that the Civil Rights movement was led by an academic, that academia brought us ‘change we can believe in.’”
Today should be a celebration of conservative values, Jackson concludes, because “[i]t was a black Republican Christian who changed America.”
Which makes perfect sense, because as Walter Hudson at Pajamas Media argues, King’s legacy is firmly in the hands of conservatives: “Who among those laying claim to King’s legacy sound like him today? Who among the organized Left advocates for objective freedom and true justice? Who rejects hatred and fosters the healing of racial divides? Al Sharpton? Jesse Jackson? Van Jones? Barack Obama? Who?”
None of them, that’s who. Conservatives have taken to heart MLK’s message about judging people by the content of their character, which is why almost every single conservative site has chosen to celebrate the national holiday in his honor by having a panic attack about an angry black man on their TV sets.