Martin Luther King in GOP political ads

(WTVM News) Was Martin Luther King a Republican? Did the Democrats start the Ku Klux Klan? The answer to both is yes, if you believe a new ad that’s being put on the radio by members of the G-O-P in Maryland. The National Black Republican Association ad features one woman telling another: “Doctor King was a real man. You know he was a Republican.” A researcher with the King Center in Atlanta says King never endorsed candidates from either party. The ad goes on to say Democrats helped pass and enforce Jim Crow laws that kept blacks and whites in the South separate.

Mystech: How very… insightful. Audio of the ad inside for your consideration.

Maryland is the scene of a sharp political battle for the state’s open U-S Senate seat. It pits Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, a black Republican against his Democratic opponent, Representative Ben Cardin. Steele has said the ad is “insulting to Marylanders” and has asked the G-O-P group to stop running it.

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5 Responses

  1. Mal Carne says:

    Six words for ya –

    Robert Byrd, Senator, Democrat, KKK Member.

  2. Joie says:

    Actually, Democrats did start the KKK. It’s historically documented and has come up in a number of different history classes I’ve had in several different states. Keep in mind that the first Democrat president, Andrew Jackson, was a racist bastard.

  3. Robert Knowles says:

    Prescott Bush… Nazi supporter.

  4. Mystech says:

    I see bigots in both parties but I STRONGLY resent the Republican Party exuming the body of Martin Luther King, Jr and shoving a campaign poster in his hands. Just another example of
    political campaigning through fear and hatred. Aren’t we a little tired of voting with boogey man as our proxy?

  5. Mystech says:

    Oh, and because Mal Carne enjoys examples, here are few to warm your toes around the figurative and literaly fires… David Duke, openly Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and Louisianna Republican. When Republican Governor Perry of Texas decided to make a bile-filled campaign against same-sex unions, the KKK flocked to his banner with demonstration and donations. Care for a dollop of the venom Republican Charlie Norwood has for Hispanics? Warren Harding, the Republican president who by accounts was sworn into the KKK in the White House itself.

    We can also talk about the RECENT Republican led initiatives to do away with the Voting Rights Act and revive Jim Crow in Georgia via Voter ID Laws.

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