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A little over 20 years ago, a Democrat named Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash. Thousands attended a memorial service four days later. Instead of talking about the dead (there were others on that plane), a little-known political hack named Rick Kahn, the treasurer for Wellstone’s campaign, got up and made a political speech. With grieving families, Democrats, Republicans, and an Independent Governor in attendance, Kahn told the thousands in attendance and a TV audience to vote for the dead Paul Wellstone for Senator. He said:
“He needs you now, I am begging you please, let the people of this state hear your voice on his behalf to keep his legacy alive and help us win this election for Paul Wellstone.” He repeated the final line – “win this election for Paul Wellstone”
It was politics at its worst. Jesse Ventura, the Governor at the time, got up and walked out. Most people in attendance found it revolting. The Wellstone memorial seemed to be a new starting point for a fresh take on slimy politicking. Using the dead as a cudgel is shameful.
Eighteen years later, a career criminal name George Floyd died and the country exploded; in fact, it burned for months. Kamala Harris infamously funded rioters who were arrested during the Floyd riots aka “mostly peaceful” protests. She also co-sponsored the “George Floyd Justice in Policing” Act. Senator Tim Scott proposed amendments to that bill, but Chuck Schumer wouldn’t allow them. The bill failed. Democrats would use that defeat as a cudgel. A political weapon to claim that people would die because a bill didn’t pass in the Senate.
On January 7th of this year, a Black man named Tyre Nichols was beaten into a coma and later died. His death ticked off plenty of the talking points needed to claim that Black men die at the hands of racist cops, but the narrative went down in flames when it was revealed that the cops who beat Nichols to his eventual death were all Black. No matter – leftist media found a way to make it about race anyway. Five Black men beating a Black man to death was still white supremacy and white racism.
At the funeral for Nichols, race hustler Al Sharpton offered his unending and tortured explanation that all violence by police is, in the end, a product of racism. White racism and white supremacy. It holds no logical thread, but Al Sharpton has never been known for thoughtful discourse or logic. He said:
How do you have the same department and keep crime down on one side of town without beating folk to death, but you can’t do it on the other side of town unless you feel that you can get away with it there?
I can’t speak for everybody in Memphis, I can’t speak for everybody gathering, but for me, I believe if that man had been White, you wouldn’t have beat him like that night.
Harris stepped up to the pulpit and, in her insipid nasally tone, brought more politics to a funeral. She talked about the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” and reminded everyone that she was a co-sponsor. Then she said:
“We will not be denied. It is not negotiable.”
In late January, Sharpton added more disgusting race-baiting, when he said at a rally that “cops want violence” and added:
Did you think because you was Black, we wouldn’t say nothing? Did you think you would hide behind your Blackness? I want to say it loud and clear that we will fight Black cops, White cops, any color cops that commit crimes against us.
Race-baiting hacks like Harris and Sharpton using a funeral to push more baseless racial hatred and basement politics is shameful. Not to be outdone, Alvin Crump, the lawyer who always seems to show up when a Black man dies, said:
>You don’t see videos about our white brothers and sisters who are unarmed having this type of excessive force levied against them….
That’s patently false, but when a white guy is killed by cops the country doesn’t burn down because the dead man isn’t the right color. He doesn’t fit the narrative. Alvin Crump does show up at his funeral.
This is a reminder that the guy convicted of murder for the death of George Floyd was never charged with a race-related crime. But that never stopped Joe Biden from lying about it. On the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death, Biden called it “a murder in the full light of day,” going on to insist “it ripped the blinders off” about “systemic racism.”
Using dead bodies to push politics and race is disgusting but democrats have turned it into an art form. Shame on them.
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