Congressman John Lewis of the great state of Georgia is often referred to as a civil rights icon because he marched in Selma and got the hell beat out of him by a bunch of racist cops. He is often referred to as a hero though I fail to see what exactly qualifies him for that description.
Lewis fought oh so long ago for civil rights and now he is a member of Congress and belongs to the very party that opposed civil rights. He is a Democrat, the very party that had grown all kinds of racist things from the KKK to Jim Crow and yet Lewis is part of the club.
He says he is for civil rights but he is part of the political party that has kept black people down and under the oppressive thumb of government despite the gains achieved because of Selma.
Lewis is now indicating that he will not attend the inauguration of Donald Trump because Lewis does not view him as a legitimate president. You see, Lewis’ choice, Hillary Clinton, did not win. Then there were allegation that the Russians hacked the electronic systems involved in the election. The Russians did not affect the outcome, if they even did the hacking (our intelligence agencies could do it and make the breadcrumbs lead to Russia) but that matters not to Lewis. He views Trump as illegitimate. Lewis had earlier claimed that he would not attend the inauguration and it would be the first he missed in 30 years.
Only problem is Lewis sat out the inauguration of G W Bush in 2001 because Lewis did not view Bush as, wait for it, legitimate.
A number of Democrats are joining Lewis because they are upset that Trump responded to Lewis and his allegation that Trump is not legitimate. They are all upset Trump would dare defend himself from an attack. I guess they would rather have him sit there and get beat up by a government thug. Funny how Lewis didn’t like it when it when he was attacked by government thugs…
Lewis is well past the age where he should be walking around malls with his pants hiked up to his nipples. He is living in the past as evidenced by his testimony at the confirmation hearing for Senator Sessions to be the Attorney General. Listening to Lewis describe the past and how he felt Sessions would affect the nation had me wondering if Lewis was aware that we are living in 2017 and a black man (a half black one anyway) is finishing up eight years as president.
I wondered if perhaps that beating his head took in Selma had affected his brain.
No matter what it is time for Lewis, at 76, to hang it up and gracefully head to pasture.
He needs to do it now before he completely ruins the inflated image the left has of him.
Never surrender, never submit.