On the eve of conservative commentator Glenn Beck's rally at the Lincoln Memorial, a blogger's assertion that parts of the nation's capital should be avoided touched off accusations of racism and a sharp response by angry city leaders."Distort"?!? Al Sharpton is a man who lied about a black woman being raped by a pack of white men, incited a riot in Harlem that led to the death of 8 people, a former drug mule, a tax cheat and renowned race-baiter. The white liberal power structure in the Democrat party have done an excellent job in protecting Al Sharpton from his shady past, but there is nothing about Al Sharpton that the great Dr. King would ever be associated with.
Thousands of conservative, tea party supporters were expected at the demonstration Saturday that Beck has called a "Restoring Honor" rally to show support of the country's military at the site where Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech 47 years ago to the day.
The location and timing prompted civil rights leaders to cry foul.
"They have a right to rally. But what they don't have the right do is distort what Dr. King's dream was about," the Rev. Al Sharpton declared Friday. He called the tea party assembly an anti-government action and has organized a counter rally also near the site of King's historic speech.