Criticize John Lewis? Seriously? On eve of MLK Day?

573px-barack_obama_hugs_john_lewis_2015Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga), icon and hero of the Civil Rights Movement, dared to avow that he won’t attend Trump’s inauguration because Trump wasn’t elected legitimately. Lewis told MSNBC yesterday,

I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.

Referring to the now generally accepted fact that Russia, under Putin’s direction, interfered with the American election by floating fake news and releasing information that would harm Hillary Clinton and boost Trump, Lewis said he thinks “the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”

Trump was silent for several hours, seemingly demonstrating that he was beginning to learn to contain himself in the face of critical or unflattering remarks, keeping his little hands off Twitter and remaining silent. In our dreams! Early this morning he tweeted,

Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to……

mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!

 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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5 responses to “Criticize John Lewis? Seriously? On eve of MLK Day?

  1. Ben

    i’m protesting this orange rubbish bin by a policy of omission over the next four years–ie will not be feeding its massive ego thru direct reference on my blog.

    • Does this mean you’ll not write at all about him or write, but not mention his name?

      • Ben

        I’m going to write about him a lot. But like your photo with Obama and Lewis (and my previous photo of ‘the presidents club’), I hope to promulgate this intangible sense that he doesn’t exist, or matter–rather than promote his influence on the American narrative I’ll promote the narratives and influences that exist despite him, or that exist in opposition to him.

      • Good. Because we need your voice.

  2. It is really painful to have someone who lacks self-discipline lead our nation. It is just sad.

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