WASHINGTON (AP) – Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House on Monday, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation’s capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black president. “Tomorrow we will come together as one people on the same Mall where Dr. King’s dream echoes still,” said the president-elect, invoking the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday in his honor.
Of course, David Espo fails to realize the irony of calling Obama “black” and referencing Dr. King’s dream in back-to-back sentences. Mr. Espo, here’s a refresher on Dr. King’s dream:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
And in case you haven’t already seen this video of Dr. King, the very first word Dr. King uses to describe the qualities that he thinks makes one qualified to be President is: integrity.
What is the integrity, what is the content of character, of a man with over 150 documented lies?
What is the integrity, what is the content of character, of a man who promised to be “open, transparent, and accountable“, but won’t release his original birth certificate?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 will be an historic day.
Will our nation’s first “African-American-Indonesian” President be inaugurated?
Or will the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court have to swear in the Vice-President because the President-elect has failed to qualify?
Either way, it will be an historic day.