In a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, several members of Congress held hands while singing “We Shall Overcome”. During this ceremony, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
While such a moment should be a non event, looking at the faces of the members of Congress is hilarious, painful, and sad to watch all at the same time. You have Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) all holding hands with the collective expressions that they’d much rather be elsewhere.
It’s a sad state of affairs when ideology and political hatred clouds something that should be as welcome a celebration as this. We need to get rid of politicians and cultivate statesmen to take their place. This is getting pathetic, especially considering that two of them are standing there and their mouths aren’t even moving. If you don’t want to do something like that, then quit running for office and let someone who gives a damn about America take your place.