Monday, November 11, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER CONDEMNS KANSAS CITY 'SAVE THE PASEO' PROTESTERS: EVEN THE KLAN NEVER MARCHED INTO A CHURCH!!!
Congressman Cleaver shared a national Sunday talk show revelation targeting Kansas City petitioners and protesters which escalates the contentious discussion regarding the fate of The Paseo to its greatest intensity so far.
To wit . . .
CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER UNFAVORABLY COMPARED SAVE THE PASEO PROTESTERS TO THE KLAN IN A SHOCKING INTERVIEW WITH REV. AL SHARPTON ON MSNBC!!!
We've transcribed the highlight of the conversation:
Rev. Al Sharpton: "We're dealing with such racial polarization nationally. I don't think it was even imagined by most that a city would vote to remove the name of Martin Luther King on a street that was voted on and put there and now all of a sudden removed. And at one point I believe the people who wanted his name removed actually came into a Black church where you were present and had a silent protest about this."
Congressman Cleaver: "Well, it was awful Reverend. And as you and I both know as clergymen . . . In the Black experience. That doesn't happen. Even the Klan never marched into a church . . . Where SCLC was holding a rally and probably with the National Action Network. It just doesn't happen. I was there at the church when that happened and stood up and just said, 'Hey, I know some of you probably don't understand church and so forth. But you don't do this in a church."
Take a look at the exchange from the cable news network . . .
MSNBC: Voters in Kansas City, Missouri overwhelmingly approved removing Martin Luther King’s name from one for the city’s most historic boulevards.
First and foremost, let's not forget that our blog community put this topic of alleged church sacrilege on blast before ANY OTHER media outlet.
TKC Takeaways as we politely ignore Rev. Sharpton struggling with pronunciation of this famous Kansas City street . . .
The Congressman decimates the Save The Paseo movement and protesters who don't have access to national talk shows in order to respond. We warned about the push back from this vote and the political ramifications that are now JUST GETTING STARTED. A member of Congress denouncing 'Save The Paseo' petitioners and comparing them to the Klan is an unparalleled power move that takes the group out of the political mainstream, destroys their ability or organize in the future and basically sends them back to their quiet lives of middle-class desperation.
Congressman Cleaver also mentions ballot confusion and challenges the legitimacy of votes that might have affirmed the MLK BLVD name IF the language of the election question was clearer.
Finally, the longtime Kansas City elected official seems to believe that it's possible for the council to once again affirm the MLK Blvd name by a vote at City Hall rather than a ballot question. He cites precedent wherein street naming was NEVER subject to a citywide election until now.
Accordingly, the highest ranking elected official in Kansas City has thrown down the gauntlet to supporters of the Save The Paseo movement who have been chest-thumping on morning local morning talk shows but now confront nationwide rebuke and the threat of Democratic Party resources focused on defending MLK Blvd over The Paseo yet again.
Developing . . .