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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:15 AM

Boehner: MLK ‘Showed How Much Good A Single Life Could Do In A Short Period’

Source: TPM



DAVID TAINTOR 8:39 AM EST, MONDAY JANUARY 21, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

“Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. showed how much good a single life could do in a short period. Indeed, time itself was one of the many barriers he and his followers confronted. Dr. King said that time, if not seized upon as a fleeting gift, becomes ‘an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation.’ He taught that overcoming such inertia and comfort requires ‘the persistent work of dedicated individuals who are willing to be co-workers with God.’ So it is appropriate that on the day we celebrate Dr. King, we gather from all walks at our Capitol, which welcomes visitors with the words ‘In God We Trust.’ No American proclaimed this truth more boldly, and lived it more deeply, than Martin Luther King Jr. Because he tapped into the capacity of love and the dignity of the human spirit, the path of opportunity and tranquility is wider, and we have the chance to widen it even further. Let us all take a moment today to bow our heads and pray for the courage to heed Dr. King’s teachings and make the most of this moment God has given us.”

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Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/boehner-mlk-showed-how-much-good-single-life



Direct link to the Statement, on the Speaker's web site:
http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/embracing-martin-luther-king-jr-s-call-serve

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Reply Boehner: MLK ‘Showed How Much Good A Single Life Could Do In A Short Period’ (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Cirque du So-What Jan 2013 #1
Botany Jan 2013 #2
Enrique Jan 2013 #12
Flashmann Jan 2013 #3
Enrique Jan 2013 #10
Myrina Jan 2013 #11
Flashmann Jan 2013 #15
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #19
pangaia Jan 2013 #4
madrchsod Jan 2013 #5
kirby Jan 2013 #16
madrchsod Jan 2013 #17
olegramps Jan 2013 #6
BobbyBoring Jan 2013 #22
randome Jan 2013 #7
valerief Jan 2013 #8
2on2u Jan 2013 #27
valerief Jan 2013 #29
2on2u Jan 2013 #30
AllyCat Jan 2013 #9
Deep13 Jan 2013 #13
bucolic_frolic Jan 2013 #14
marble falls Jan 2013 #18
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #20
olegramps Jan 2013 #21
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #23
cbrer Jan 2013 #24
Tom Ripley Jan 2013 #25
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #26
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #28

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:20 AM

1. As opposed to

his own waste-of-orange-skin existence spread out over a too-high number of years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:23 AM

2. "Let us all take a moment today to bow our heads and pray for the courage to heed Dr. King’s ....

.... teachings and make the most of this moment God has given us.”

Well, John how about you tell the republican party to quit working so hard from
keeping minorities from voting and negating millions of Americans vote for
their Congressional Representative by gerrymandering.


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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:47 AM

12. Boehner's home state being one of the worst

good point.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:27 AM

3. A beautiful and sensible sentiment

Now I'm curious who authored it,and put boners names to it,probably without boners consent......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:31 AM

10. a young person on his staff

someone just out of college who has had recent practice bullshitting an essay question.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:36 AM

11. Probably an undercover Liberal intern ...

Who slid it into the pile for his signature then released it

I'd do something like that in a heartbeat just to give Boner and his compadres a complex.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:02 PM

15. It really is strikingly hilarious to me

That a staff member would,in any serious fashion,pen words,wholly out of character for boner and not consider that those words,purely by attribution to boner,are immediately rendered hollow and meaningless......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:08 PM

19. He probably figured Boehner

Would be comletely fucking hammered when he released the statement.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:10 AM

4. Naughty, naughty, Mr orange..

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1- You didn't write that.
2- YOU, sir, show how much evil a single life can do over a long period. Indeed, YOU and your ilk are one of the many barriers he and his followers confronted.
3- Sit down and shut your mouth.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:26 AM

5. whether or not he wrote this is a mute point.

the right wing will pillar him on a stake and the left will dismiss him as a phony.



right now he`s the most hated man in american politics

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:27 PM

16. moot point n/t

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Response to kirby (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:44 PM

17. thanks...english/spelling was`t my best subject in school

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:30 AM

6. In sharp contrast, Boner's life shows how much damage one person can do the nation.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:20 PM

22. LOL!

Perfect!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:39 AM

7. "And by the way, Dr. King would CERTAINLY have approved of our voter suppression efforts!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:48 AM

8. And Tangerine Man shows us how much evil a single life can do in a short period. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:33 AM

27. I always think of him as "Agent Orange". n't

 

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:38 AM

29. good one!

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Response to valerief (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:45 PM

30. Well think about it, your exposure to him may only be temporary but the bad effects will

 

probably last a lifetime.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:14 AM

9. Time was the barrier?

Actually, Mr. Speaker, I think a maniac with a gun was the barrier.

The rest of it seems to make sense and I'm wondering where you came up with it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:50 AM

13. A Boehner shows how much suck a single man can have. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:59 AM

14. Johnnie's going to be a Choir Boy/Boy Scout now?

Watch out.

I think this is simply the beginning of making rainbow noises to
expand the GOP older white male NRA Bible Thumping southern
microcosm.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:48 PM

18. as opposed to John Boehner who demonstrates how much bad a person can do in a short life.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:15 PM

20. Don't worry Boehner, you asshat...

I judge you by the content of your character, not the color of your gin-tear streaked orange face.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:36 PM

21. The disgusting creep makes me sick. Nothing but a Repukian obstructionist bastard.

The ONLY hope for our nation is to give the president the greatest gift in his fight for the working class. A DEMOCRATIC majority in both the houses. Make 2014 the year of the destruction of the has degenerate Republican Party.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:22 PM

23. not bad, for a Republican

now if only his voting record would reflect the sentiment

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:57 PM

24. Ladies & Gentlemen, here he is...

 

Mr. class act.


What an ass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:27 AM

25. MLK is the right-wing's favorite kind of African American. A dead one.

It makes it much easier to attempt to co-opt them and their work.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:45 AM

26. I guess we're seeing that repuke party activism in attempting to attract the black vote.

John, may I remind you, there is absolutely nothing more repulsive than, well... to put it gently, you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:20 AM

28. If he meant it he would have been crying. kidding. Oh snap. I just realized, he threw a little

shade on the President there. I thought at first he had his staffer find something Dr. King had written that he could quote and mean it. I thought it was fair and appropriate, and quite frankly a good effort on his part. Now i'm looking at "our Capitol which welcomes visitors with the words "In God We Trust", maybe a little dig concerning the President's desire to honor the separation of church and state? Hmmm....

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