Wednesday, February 08, 2006

King, Khomeini Funerals Different Only In Degree

Sadly, former President Jimmy Carter has become an extremist. How else to describe his shrill and desperate politicking at a funeral? The years of frustration following his failed Presidency apparently have taken their toll.

From Cybercast New Service:
( - President Bush rearranged his schedule to attend the funeral of Coretta Scott King on Tuesday, only to hear liberal Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, take political potshots at him.

Stoking anger about the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, former President Carter said, "The struggle for equal rights is not over. We only have to recall the color of the faces of those in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, those who were most devastated by Katrina, to know that there are not yet equal opportunities for all Americans."

The crowd roared its approval.

And in a reference to President Bush's much-criticized NSA surveillance program, Carter brought up the "secret government wiretapping" of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. many years ago.
Carter didn't mention that Dr. King's surveillance was begun at the instigation of Democratic icon and then Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

Carter was followed by The Rev. Joseph Lowery, all but foaming at the mouth, who built on Carter's shameful display:
"She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there, but Coretta knew, and we know, that there are weapons of misdirection right down here.

"For war, billions more -- but no more for the poor!" Lowery added.
Reverend Lowery, in order for largesse to continue to pour forth from the public treasuries, the country must continue to exist. That means we have to pay for the public defense.

Of course, it's almost pointless to argue with folks like Lowery or Carter, gripped in the pseudo-religious frenzy that so often characterizes Liberal orthodoxy these days.

At least these creatures maintained enough decorum not to jostle the casket and spill the body out on the ground. That, at least, separates these American extremists from the Islamists in Iran.