Larry Elder, black conservative, wrote the following commentary:
"Former President Barack Obama once again pulled out the race card for political gain, consequences be damned.
This time at
the funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, Obama compared President Donald
Trump to not one but two racial segregationists, former Birmingham, Alabama,
Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor and former Alabama Gov. George
Wallace. The inconvenient truth that Connor and Wallace were Democrats is,
apparently, of no relevance to Obama, his fellow Democrats or most of the
Connor, Obama said, 'Bull Connor may be gone, but today we witness, with our
own eyes, police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans.” The
longtime former Bronx Rep. Charles Rangel, whose district included Harlem, also
employed the Republicans-are-like-Bull Connor meme. Rangel, though, used it on
then-President George W. Bush, who also spoke at Lewis’ funeral. In 2005,
Rangel criticized Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina by saying, “George Bush
is our Bull Connor.'
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