No Republicans on podium at King commemoration

August 31, 2013 

Perhaps the greatest lesson to be taken away from the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is a very simple one. There was not a single Republican on the podium.

I'm sure there will be all kinds of excuses from the right, but it is both astonishing and shameful that not one Republican politician or pundit could find it in his or her heart to commemorate this singular event in American history.

Is this part of the RNC's strategy to win back minorities? Will Republicans never learn?

Ed Siemaszko

Perico Island

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