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Obama Compares Himself to Martin Luther King

At least it wasn’t Jesus.

At a small, exclusive New York City fundraiser Thursday night featuring the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Obama compared himself and his agenda to that of Martin Luther King Jr.

And now that King has his own memorial on the Mall I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times.  There was a decade that followed the great successes of Birmingham and Selma in which he was just struggling, fighting the good fight, and scorned, and many folks angry.  But what he understood, what kept him going, was that the arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.  But it doesn’t bend on its own.  It bends because all of us are putting our hand on the arc and we are bending it in that direction.  And it takes time.  And it’s hard work.  And there are frustrations.

Mr. Obama, I knew Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King was a friend of mine . . .

H/T to Granny Jan who videoblogs at Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty and to Upstate Political Report.

704 thoughts on “Obama Compares Himself to Martin Luther King”

  1. The HEEEE-UGE difference between Obama and King is that King had a spine — King remained TRUE to the people — TRUE to his word — and TRUE to the ideals he was fighting for.

    Obama — Bold-faced LIAR that he is…. has once and forever, permanently and indelibly, burned into our minds — NEVER believe a politician. He has sold us out. He has paved the way for the Bankers and plutocracy, the Shadow elite to finish the RAPE of the American people. The utter and complete annihilation of remaining civil rights / constitution.

    Oh and that “SUPER CONGRESS”.. being made to “Save” the Economy?…. gives them free will to RAM through ANY legislation they deem necessary to finalize the transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich and strip us of our last shred of liberties….

    Thanks Obama.

  2. O’BUMMER HAS NOTHING IN COMMON WITH MLK! MLK WAS A REPUBLICAN AND NOT A COMMUNIST SOCIALIST, TRYING TO TURN OUR COUNTRY IN THE WRONG DIRECTION! I WISH MLK WAS HERE TODAY, HE WOULD START THE MOVEMENT AGAINST OBAMA!

  3. This guy is joke. That is what we get when the media does not vet a candidate. Comparing himself to MLK, when he can not win he turns to race, what what a joke.

  4. Indeed!
    “I have a nightmare. I became the prez and there is no on the job training. I screwed up so bad, now MLK turns in his grave. Yes we NO can.”

    1. “I have a nightmare that one day the sons of former slaves will sit at the table of victimhood, screaming at the sons of former democrat slaver owners, under the big tent of the democrat, progressive, slave party. Cause there ain’t no party like a democrat slave party. Git yo victim on and git paid. That’s why we vote for ’em! To git back wages for picking democrat cotton!”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ojd13kZlCA

  5. …And don’t forget, Obama started his political career in MLK’s livingroom…Oh, sorry, that would be Bill Ayers livingroom.

  6. Obama’s progressive eugenicists, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT7Y0TOBuG4 Robert Reich, Ezekiel Emmanuel MD and Science Czar John Holdren, following their progressive, racist, icon Margaret Sanger ( http://www.toomanyaborted.com/?page_id=592 ) have a plan for the genetically challenged: http://www.ukapologetics.net/10/sanger.htm. It’s called aborting human weeds through negative eugenics. Or, to be politically correct, the Planned Parenthood of only the genetically worthy. All progressives like Obama and Hillary Clinton love Margaret Sanger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W-iP_oejJ8.

    Eugenics is the basis of the Green and Climate Change movements; too many unfit humans populate mother earth. So, progressives must protect mother earth’s Reproductive Rights and lead the mass abortion or the limitation of access to heatlcare of the genetically unworthy human.

    To achieve this noble end progressives must control national healthcare. Obama policy advisor, Ezekiel Emmanuel MD, a communitarian ( http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/item_PU6S0iok2FbS368B7d7mAM ) created the Complete Lives System, in his peer-reviewed medical journal article: Principles for Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions, which is useful for regulating the reproductive rights of mother earth: http://www.econopundit.com/ezekiel_emmauel.pdf

    Obama National Science Czar John Holdren in his 1977 book Ecoscience ( http://www.as.wvu.edu/biology/bio463/EHLRICH1.PDF ) observed, “Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise…Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control. Indeed, this would pose some very difficult political, legal, and social questions, to say nothing of the technical problems…If some individuals contribute to general social deterioration by overproducing children, and if the need is compelling, they can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility…: http://zombietime.com/john_holdren/

    Progressive, kool-aid drinking zombies, conditioned to hate with a passion individual freedom, don’t seem to know what your dictators are all about. We do, they are America’s homegrown versions of Chairman Mao, Stalin, Hitler, PolPot, etc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfJtu3pwm_k

  7. Let’s see: Lincoln, Reagan, now MLK. Sounds to me as if Mr. O has an extreme identity crisis. He is so self-absorbed that he is clueless what anyone other than himself may be experiencing. He can be assured that at the rate he is leading this nation, there will be no future President who will want to identify with BHO. He will be upheld alongside Carter as an example of “good intentions” but worthless as a leader.

  8. This race-baiting hate mongering radical progressive communist couldn’t put a patch on m.l.k’s rear end.King was about pesceful change,b.o. is about radical marxist takeover.King must be rolling over in his grave shouting”N_____ PLEASE

  9. This is an insult to Martin Luther King, an American citizen. Obama will be remembered as a follower of Saul Alinsky, Lenin and Hitler, all major progressives.

  10. Did MLK take vacations too? I hear he’s a time traveler and has trouble with time and dates. But vacation are right up his area of speciality, waste.

  11. Obama thinks he’s another Martin Luther King? Ha…ha ha…ha ha ha….ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. King may have been registered as a Republican, BUT…
      King was managed by Stanley Levison, who wrote King’s speeches, did his taxes, and funneled USSR funds to the Communist Party USA. Investigation of Levison led the FBI to King. An FBI liberal follower of King investigated. There investigations concluded he was an embezzler, a hypocrite, a moral degenerate, and a worthless charlatan, who described himself as a Marxist.

      King used SCLC funds to pay for liquor, and numerous prostitutes, both Black and White, who were brought to his hotel rooms, often two at a time, for drunken sex parties which sometimes lasted for several days, including the day he died. These types of activities were the norm for King’s speaking and organizing tours.

  12. MLK was not a social justice advocate he believed in individual redemption not collective redemption.
    Personal responsibility was his creed.
    Progressives are so desperate to reelect our socialist-in-chief they will lie and distort MLK for their own use.
    Progressivism = Totalitarianism
    The “ONE” is DONE
    The “O” has got to GO

    http://www.theomustgo.blogspot.com
    boycott SONY

  13. well, mr obama…according to jessie, even he wanted to cut off your nuts. don’t think he wanted that for king. you are a narcissistic opportunistic blabber of the highest order. you have principals at the speed of thought, only problem is, they disappear just as fast.

  14. A friend said: “Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) So I guess Obama was born in 1961. So sometime between the age of 0 and 7 years old the two were friends??? HMMMM. And was this in Hawaii????

  15. Continually comparing yourself to great men wont make you one.
    This is still more proof that he is an ideologue and an activist wholly unfit for the office. He’s not supposed to do what’s right or follow his moral compass – particularly when he’s doing it against the will of a majority of Americans. His job is to uphold the law and Constitution, not pick and choose which portions he agrees with.

    Impeach this empty suited clown, then focus all your attention on the unprofessional, ethically challenged media and their deceit and misinformation!

  16. Mr. Obama you are no Martin Luther King. You are not even walking in his shadow. I believe Obama would say he was Marie Antoinette’s brother-in-law if it would get him votes and explain or at least justify his abysmal failure as a leader. One can only hope that he keeps the comparisons coming. With each new absurdity, tens of thousands of Americans are waking up to the awful mistake it was to put an inexperienced nobody in the White House. In the coming election cycle, Obama will be running on his record and not his promises. We all pretty much know how that is going to turn out -thankfully.

  17. IF I were a conservative Supreme Court Justice, I’d be quadrupling my security detail and going into hiding. Barak has promised that the appeals court decision would not stand………

  18. The only thing Barry has in common with MLK is being black. This guy Barry is in his own world, he thinks that if he says it ,all will believe. I hope most of America has had their fill of Barry Obozo and we show him the door in the very near future,

  19. MLK wanted a world where people were judged by the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin.

    Obama, through his racist actions, and support of affirmative action, racial quotas and setasides, has proven that he wants to judge blacks based on the color of their skin, and NOT the content of their character.

    What hasn’t Barak Hussein lied about?

  20. BO is really getting bizarre in his comparison to many “genuine” Americans like Lincoln, Reagan and now Martin Luther King, Jr. This moron is really delusional, next, maybe, he’ll be like Einstein, St. Paul, God
    or what have you.

  21. Dr. King was about trying to bring people together. Pres. Obama is not a unifier, he is a divider. He should be ashamed of comparing himself to such a brave and compassionate person.

  22. Jimmy Carter is more like it. Obama shouldn’t cast his shadow in reflecting himself to someone as honorable as MLK. He was a devout Christian, Obama is not. MLK fought for civil rights for all people, Obama insists on leveraging entitlements which are leveraged specifically for minorities on the backs of the rest of the nation and the rich. MLK loved the prosperity of this country, Obama wants the rest of the world to prosper by destabilizing the prosperity of this nation. MLK was proud of being a devout Christian while it is still very uncertain that Obama truly even believes in the Christian faith and seems to condone support for the Muslim faith instead. Ultimately, they are both polar opposites and he really shouldn’t compare himself to someone as honorable as MLK – especially with his ties to Marxist and Keynesian ideologies.

  23. 1) “Obama compared himself and his agenda to that of Martin Luther King Jr.”
    WHAT? MLK was a peaceful activist and against war – marched on WashDC to stop Vietnam. and end poverty bring those “war billions” home for people. MLK was criticized by militant blacks including Stoky Carmichael [who blacks that I knew feared] & Nation of Islam.
    2) “Mr. Obama, I knew Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King was a friend of mine . . .”
    Obama knew MLK – NOT possible. Altho MLK was in CHI in 1966 [Obama was 5 yrs old and just moving to Indonesia w/his mother and step-father] but also MLK died 4/4/1968 [when Obama was in 2nd or 3rd grade in Indonesia Muslim School].
    Obama born 8/4/61 moved age 5-6 [first grade] to Indonesia returned 1972 age 10 [approx 7th grade] 4 YEARS AFTER MLK DIED.

    Who is writing these LIES? and is NYC Fundraiser believing these LIES?
    AND MLK would not associate himself with the likes of Black Panthers [responsible for the burning of homes of Osage Avenue in Philadelphia] or the DOJ that defends them.
    For Obama to compare himself to MLK is slandering MLK’s image.
    Obama has no conscience for the lies he spews – much like a pathological lier, personality disorder or narcissistic personal trait that has no remorse for non-stop lies portraying self for someone he is not, no matter who it harms.

  24. Our leader has lost his ever-self-loving-mind. BHO and MLK are as much alike as an elephant and a jet plane. BHO taints the memory of MLK in such a disrespectful way.

    BHO is working in reverse of MLK. BHO had the folks at hello. Now the folks won’t even take his call. He has turned the citizens against him. His base is on the run. MLK had the folks against him and as he worked he turned those who disrespected him into those who had great respect for him.

    Mr. President, I don’t think you need to be thinking about writing a speech and putting in on your teleprompter for the opening of a memorial in your honor. That doesn’t happen for a one-term president. We are counting the days down so that we can watch you move out of the White House and back to Chicago.

  25. Obama hasn’t compared himself to Eisenhower yet tho – Eisenhower who gave America warning in his Farewell Address concerning “military industrial complex”…… you can google his Farewell Address.

  26. President Obama has dragged the Democratic Party to a point where it has been hijacked by Socialism. In fact, the Democrat Party is now best known as simply the Socialist Party. No wonder you’re hearing discussions in public these days of Hillary Clinton. Watch for a mass exodus of blue-dog Democrats jumping ship either before or right after next year’s election.

  27. OBAMA IS NO MARTIN LUTHAR KING..

    HE MUST OF MEANT IDI AMIN.. WHAT A LOSER!!

    HOW MANY TIMES DID OBAMA USE THE WORD “I” IN THAT SPEECH?? OBAMA CAN’T YOU JUST SHUT UP FOR A DAY!!!!

    YOU JUST LOVE LISTENING TO YOURSELF!!! NO ONE DOES ANYMORE…VOTE THIS BITCH OUT…THEN GO ON ALL THE VACTIONS YOU WANT ON SOMEONES ELSES DIME…

    OH YEA,DEMOCRATS IN MAUI..I WANT AN INVESTIGATION!!! YOU THIEVES….

  28. The good Rev. Dr. King was a Republican, and an honorable man. 0bama is a socialist and the least honorable man I can think of, other than George Soros.

    0bama and Dr. King are both male. Other than that I see no similarities.

  29. You can’t get much more different than Martin Luther King and Barack Hussein Osama. King was a black man. Barack is a mulatto. King was an American. Barack was raised in Indonesia, and immigrated to America. King had good parents. Barack’s abandoned him while he was a child, just like Mohammed. King’s ancestors experienced slavery in America in a bygone era. Barack’s ancestors experienced slavery very recently in Kenya; and a lot of tribal warfare. King was a Republican. Barack is a communist. King was honest. Barack is constantly misrepresenting everything he can that will benefit himself. King lived a modest life. Barack lives like King Faruk since he was elected President. King was a great speaker. Barack is a great teleprompter reader.

    We could go on, and on, and on.

    1. You missed some points
      Both Obama and King are Marxists and plagiarists.

      Obama was born of second generation Marxists, mentored, tutored and befriended Marxists all his life. His books were written by others. King was managed by Communists and plagiarized all his writings, but they gave him a doctorate anyway because it was PC.

  30. Everytime obama gets in trouble or anytime a black leader gets in trouble out comes Dr. King. Please people just let the good doctor rest in peice and accept your actions and failings as your own because of who you are.

  31. Cut off his leg and count the rings, b/c Obamster can’t even remember when (or where) he was born.
    Libtards will have plenty of time to reflect AFTER 2012.
    The end is near Obamsters.

    1. Obama wins easily in 2012. How? : 1. Keep the bonehead Ryan’s “budget plan” on the front page, 2. Have Pelosi continue screaming she and the DEMS won’t let the GOP gut Social Security and Medicare. 3. Keep O on the golf course while the MSM describes O as a Saint and the GOP as Satanists. A SLAM DUNK, the Party of Stupid again grabs defeat from the jaws of victory.

  32. We know that Obama is a mendacious Marxist megalomaniac.

    But day by day, it becomes more apparent that he has some industrial-strength psychological problems that need immediate and then long-term care.

    First it was Lincoln to whom he compared himself. Now MLK Jr. Give him enough time and he will compare himself to Christ Jesus.

    But I bet he lacks the stones to compare himself to Allah.

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