Another day, another phony analogy to use to bash the good people of Arizona.
The latest comes from the cable network that claims to "Lean Forward", MSNBC.
This morning on the Morning Schmuck show, guest nit wit Donny Douchebag decided to flat out lie about Arizona not celebrating Martin Luther King day.
Er, one problem with that out and out lie.
Arizona does celebrate MLK day and has done so since 1992.
As Ed Morrisey over at Hot Air points out, Arizona got on board sooner than New Hampshire, Utah and South Carolina.
Now the governor in the early 1980s, Evan Meacham, was opposed to the holiday for clearly provocative reasons. It did not help that Mr. Meacham was a member of the John Birch Society and actively believed in the consperitorial view of history that JBS has over the the years.
But then President Reagan also opposed the holiday before eventually signing legislation in 1983. Mr. Reagan believed that it was too costly to institute another federal holiday. Not because of the crazed thinking of Mr. Meacham that the Rev. King was a Communist.
But hey, Mr. Douchbag and his guest, Al Sharpton, a man that should be in jail, kept going with the lie and suggested that Arizona had seceded from the United States. Here is what passes as intellectual dialogue over at MSNBC:
DONNY DEUTSCH: Reverend, I just want to, it's Donny. Hey buddy, I want to ask you a question. We're in the year 2011. We’re coming off the horrific, horrific event in Tucson. Yet as we celebrate Dr. King's day, there's still this very strange state, Arizona, that does not recognize it. I mean, maybe is there a time for a shift here? Should they secede from the nation? I, with all that’s going on, it's just almost bizarre at this point.
SHARPTON: Well, I think on today they have seceded. I mean, this is a federal holiday. This is something that the country can celebrate the progress we've made.
Really, are you two just that stupid? Did you just engage in that insipid dialogue for any reason other than bash Arizona?
Look, I know that the Massacre In Tucson is like a big orgasm to the left. They are milking it for all that it is worth.
At the end of the day, it is a classic Blue state/Red state battle being drawn.
Something like Tucson would never, ever happen in, oh say Manhattan. West Los Angeles. Georgetown. San Francisco. Berkley. You get the idea. In the so-called enlightened areas of the United States, the parts with the strict gun control laws, what happened in Tucson just would never, ever happen.
And those yokels, they hate the Rev. King. They don't want to celebrate the birthday as a holiday. Too bad that the people of Arizona voted to celebrate the holiday in 1990. But hey, in the lefty libertard mind, facts can not or should not get in the way of a narrative. And the narrative is that Arizonans are stupid, knuckle-dragging, gun-totting fanatics. And we will just keep mocking them until they come around to enlightened thinking.
I used to be amazed at the depths that the left would take to make a point, but the Massacre In Tucson shows that amazement is no longer a luxury. It is ADS-Arizona Derangement Syndrome. And it must be defeated.
And we must call people like Donny Douchebag and Al Sharpton to account for it. Same with Tom Brokow who said that he would not go to a bar in Arizona because he would fear for his safety.
At the end of the day, all this does is make regular Americans less inclined to believe that the right and left can ever work together on anything. And it also shows the depths the lefty libertard left will take to make fellow Americans look bad.