Skip to comments.Inauguration of First Black President, Federal Holiday Honoring King Come to Rare Intersection
Posted on 01/20/2013 7:06:21 PM PST by lbryce
President Barack Obama plans to use a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he takes his oath of office on the holiday honoring the slain icon, marking what some say is an inextricable tie between the nations first black president and the civil rights movement.
Its only the second time Inauguration Day has coincided with the King holiday. Some say its only fitting the celebrations are intertwined.
Its almost like fate and history coming together, said U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who worked alongside King in the fight for civil rights during the 1950s and 60s and plans to attend the inauguration. If it hadnt been for Martin Luther King Jr., there would be no Barack Obama as president.
Some King commemorations have been shuffled around to accommodate the inauguration, though others are going on as planned.
Kings youngest daughter, Bernice King, plans to attend the observance of her fathers memory at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he preached, and said she doesnt fear the inauguration will overshadow the celebration.
I think it enhances the observance, actually, because it heightens peoples awareness about the King holiday, she said. I also think it gives some sort of validation to the significant work that my father made to this country, to this world, in fact.
The only other time a presidential inauguration has fallen on the King holiday was in 1997 at the start of President Bill Clintons second term. Clinton invoked Kings memory in his inaugural address, and events were planned throughout the inauguration weekend to commemorate King.
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Yes, these are two of a kind, black, communist, demagogues, who took, still take as much as they can manage, give nothing back in return. They are from a parallel universe where their history is merely "fake" history.
Of course, you would expect these two to meet like this at the intersection of history that is merely kitsch right smack dab in the middle of the 'Twilight Zone'.
The mere fact that the fake president plans to use a Bible, a Bible! in his inauguration ceremony is all you need to know. The entire ceremony, 'celebration' is just a huge slap in the face for the American way.
The press wants to make this as some fortuitous historical happenstance.
“The mere fact that the fake president plans to use a Bible, a Bible! “
And a republican’s bible to boot!
I still ask why is Obama black? He had a white mamma did he not? And yes I know the answer, being white gets him no special attention or gimmies, he would just be another mediocre lawyer/politician.
This guy is America’s last black president as well.
And I celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death on April 4 each year. It’s my birthday ... yes, really.
Wow, I am SO moved! Tears in my eyes. NOT.
Obama is a mulatto.
Black days for the Republic.
Like, OMG, two guys with brown skin are being celebrated at the same time? Gee, let’s make sure everyone, like, knows about it and stuff. Maybe the WaPo can team up with those guys at the AP and they can, you know, slap together an article... or something.
That fact that it was a black day for the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots makes it even more creepier.
You mean the first muslim president isn’t using the Koran?
And those were probably the good things about him. His elevation to sainthood is disgusting considering the reality of Martin Luther King, Junior. I think its apt that Obama inauguration converges with the celebration of another fraud.
They just showed a picture of it or what may have been a bible. For all we know, it was the Koran.
I am told today that a lefty clergyman said that this intersection is the work of God (I feel sick)
They have even turned an Inauguration into a racist holiday.
The United States of America is in a terrible way, and not only financial, Obama has turned up the race war ten fold since his first Inauguration, and it will only get worse.
B. Hussein Obama IS the Anti-Christ for America.
The minds and emotions of Obamas voting enablers have been frozen into oblivious support for whatever Obama wants to do.
Nicoleae Carpathia in the fiction book Left Behind is what Obama is in real life.
Those who see, and those who hear are ignored or otherwise marginalized by the Obama enablers.
As America struggles to awake from its White Guilt first Election (2008), the dawning reality of its first Bolshevik Communist Election (2012) has yet to reach the fear level of action that is the hallmark of American response to mortal danger, for example the Pearl Harbor response in 1941.
To put it in an historical context, the 2008 Election of B. Hussein Obama was analogous to the Japanese Fleet leaving Tokyo Bay for Pearl Harbor.
The Passage and Court approval of Obamacare was equivalent to the bombing of The Arizona on 12-7-41.
We are finished as a Republic as long as we continue to hire RINOs to be doormats for Communist Obamas enablers.
The blame goes not to the Communists, as they are just doing what Communists do best.
The blame goes to the lack of loyal supporters of our Republic who are in the US Congress.
The end of our Republic will not end well if the current RINO leadership domination of Republicans in the US House and Senate continues - - - .
Symbolism over substance. Symbolism over substance. Nothing more.
I couldn’t care less. I certainly won’t be watching any of it. As far as I’m concerned I won’t have a president for another four years.