In Honor of MLK Day, Palin's Advice to Obama: "Stop Playing the Race Card"

| by Lina Batarags

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Sarah Palin posted a Facebook comment in which she recommended that President Obama “stop placing the race card.”

Although the post would be questionable (at the very least) on any day, it seems particularly inappropriate on a day meant to honor the civil rights leader’s legacy.

In the Facebook post, the Republican and Former Alaska Governor also quoted part of King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech.

King’s quote was followed up by one of her own: “Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.”

The issue of the “race card” is one Obama has previously addressed. “There are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president,” he has said.

Conversely, as in an interview last year, he has also acknowledged that there are “some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president.”

Both of these comments were made in instances before Palin’s Facebook suggestion.

Sources: Huffington Post, USA Today

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