I initially decided to simply ignore the ongoing contretemps over the Coretta King funeral. It isn't exactly news that Democrats hijack any and all occasions to blather their political attack rhetoric. What prompted me to rethink completely ignoring the matter was commentary from my wife when she saw a news report about the funeral. Paraphrasing, her comment was, "What is wrong with these Democrats? Why can't they just go to a funeral, say some nice things about the dead person, and behave with a little dignity? Why do they always have to attack?"
We've tossed those sorts of questions around here at Flares Into Darkness and on other sites we frequent. I don't know if there is an answer or multiple answers or if it is just some inherent characteristic of "liberals" that they cannot get through a day, regardless of the venue they find themselves in, without letting everyone know how angry they are. No sense of decorum.
Other than the rhetorical questions and the fact that people are noticing, however, there isn't a whole lot that is particularly interesting about the matter. Capt Ed (Captains Quarters) does take a look at one of the interesting facets of this - the matter of reaching out by President Bush.
The short article is worth reading but to summarize, the point he makes is that the claim that Bush hasn't "reached out" to blacks and, in particular, to black leadership (the NAACP) is demonstrably false. What has happened, and yesterdays funeral is yet another example, is that NAACP leadership has responded to Bush's outreach with bad behavior and virulent rhetoric. None of us, not even a President (or perhaps especially not a President) is likely to continue to reach out to "leadership" that demonstrates nothing beyond the desire to vent their anger. (The Islamic world seems to miss this point as much as the Democrats do.)
There really is little point trying to talk to people who want nothing more than an opportunity to scream.
From today's Lectionary
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