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  • The New George Wallace: Barack Obama: Ex-president uses John Lewis funeral to play the race card.

    07/31/2020 9:55:37 AM PDT · by karpov · 25 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 31, 2020 | Jeffrey Lord
    “And I say … segregation today … segregation tomorrow … segregation forever.” Fifty-seven years ago, the newly sworn-in Democrat governor of Alabama, George Wallace, delivered those words in his inaugural address. In other words: George Wallace, who was a product of a political party that built its political power by supporting every imaginable policy that divided Americans by race, was at it again. Using the momentary pulpit that was a governor’s inaugural to play the race card — again. Yesterday there was a new George Wallace. He appeared in an Atlanta church to eulogize the late Democratic Congressman John Lewis,...
  • Obama Uses John Lewis Funeral to Call for ‘Eliminating the Filibuster’

    07/30/2020 2:00:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 121 replies ^ | 7/30/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Former President Barack Obama used his eulogy at the funeral of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to call for an end to the Senate filibuster to pass Democrats’ new legislation on voting reform. Obama said that Republicans had imitated Jim Crow-era restrictions on voting rights, which Lewis marched against, by passing state voter ID laws and other measures that conservatives argue prevent voter fraud. “And if all this takes is ending the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that’s what we should do.” Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, Obama likened...