Glenn Beck Rally, Anniverary Of MLK "I Have A Dream Speech"
Glenn Beck, Restoring Honor Rally At Lincoln Memorial: Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Speech
The Glenn Beck "restoring honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is a remarkable display or political hubris or acumen - depending on your perspective.
Glenn Beck is receiving criticism the date of the rally, August 28th, the same day in 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I have a dream speech," a stirring plea for racial equality.
The criticism being that the Restoring Honor Rally is politicizing an important date in the history of the United States.
Glenn Beck says it is not about a politics at all.
This is going to be an iconic event," Beck says. "This is going to be a moment that you'll never be able to paint people as haters, racists, none of it. This is a moment, quite honestly, that I think we reclaim the civil rights movement. It has been so distorted and so turned upside down. It is an abomination."
The rally also is to promote the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides scholarships and services to family members of military members.
Meanwhile, mainstream Republicans are not sure exactly how to respond.
"In general, people coming to Washington, being organized and active is a good thing," said Doug Heye, a spokesman for Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele. "But I gotta be honest with you - I don't know about any Glenn Beck event."
Glenn Beck clearly does not need the Republican mainstream he has his own audience and is hoping to rally a massive crowd to the "restoring honor" rally in Washington on August 29th.
Sarah Palin will be at the Glenn Beck Rally.
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