Martha Coakley Makes Martin Luther King Day About Her
A warm speech honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s achievements would have been nice, but this morning, at the Boston Martin Luther King Day Breakfast, Martha Coakley decided to make Martin Luther King Day about her. To a crowd of dignitaries, assembled to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Coakley dared to say:
"I'm running for the United States Senate because Dr. King's work is unfinished; his dream is unrealized.
Tomorrow we act on the dream and we make sure that we allow me to continue that work. We remember the dream tomorrow and we will act on the dream tomorrow."
Scott Brown, who was also at the breakfast, said of Martha Coakley's speech:
"I thought it was inappropriate when she started asking for people's votes when they're trying to remember Martin Luther King Jr. I didn't know this was a rally for Martha."
Not only was this an inappropriate place for Martha to make a campaign speech, but comparing her dream to Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream does not even make sense. Is Martha Coakley unaware that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican?
What many do not know is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a registered Republican, and so were his father and grandfather. They associated Republicans as the party of Abraham Lincoln.
Martha Coakley probably is aware, however, that Kennedy did help Dr. King with his Civil Rights legislation, but is she aware that the help was offered only because of a deal that was made?
It wasn’t until 1960, when Dr. King was in Birmingham, AL jail, then Senator John Kennedy called Coretta Scott King and, in essence, made a deal that if the King Family switched parties and supported him for President he would help get Dr. King released and switch his vote to support the Civil Rights legislation. Kennedy had originally not supported the legislation.
Where African Americans were originally part of the Party of Lincoln, whom they credited with the end of slavery and their freedoms, they now became part of the Party of Kennedy who made a deal to get elected president.
Martha Coakley decided to proclaim that she should be the one to take over for Ted Kennedy and finish Dr. King's work, but doesn't she know that Kennedy never cared about Dr. King's dream? He was just like any other Democrat- all he cared about was making a deal to further his own agenda.