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Is Glenn Beck Playing Race Card While Being Coy?

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Is Glenn Beck trying to play the race card for the benefit of his followers while being coy?

Is it mere coincidence that Beck selected the Lincoln Memorial, the venue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. chose for his 1963 "I have a dream" speech? The date of August 28 also happens to fall on the forty-seventh anniversary of that historic speech.

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Are these both coincidences, as Beck insists, or an insidious way to play to the more radical elements of the right wing fringes? Anticipating possible trouble, Beck has requested that no signs be brought to his rally.

We recall what happened at the huge Tea Party tax protest rally in Washington. Congressman John Lewis, a former aide to Martin Luther King, remarked that the reception he and another African American congressman received while seeking to enter the Capitol Building was reminiscent of the South in the sixties, when racists sought to snuff out civil rights efforts by Dr. King.

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When a congressman was spat on, and this was the clear impression of those watching the tape, Tea Party supporters claimed that it was just a case of an excited tax protester accidentally unleashing some spittle.

As for signs, there were plenty of them. A number of them showed Barack Obama next to Adolf Hitler. Others portrayed Obama as a simian caricature. In other instances what resembled the monkey rally sticks displayed by fans at Los Angeles Angels games.

Were the monkey references coincidental? Were they nothing more than innocent expressions by Tea Party enthusiasts who just happened to love monkeys and, ironically, wanted to display that affection at what was billed as a tax protest rally?

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Go back to 1980 for an example of another alleged coincidence. Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan selected as the venue for launching his fall campaign against President Jimmy Carter not one of the nation's major cities of a state with a large electoral

vote total.

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