Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By Newmexican
  • 3 Post By 6 Million Dollar Man

Thread: POLITICIZE A FUNERAL? LAST TIME, IT DIDN’T TURN OUT WELL

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    35,723

    POLITICIZE A FUNERAL? LAST TIME, IT DIDN’T TURN OUT WELL

    SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

    BY JOHN HINDERAKER


    POLITICIZE A FUNERAL? LAST TIME, IT DIDN’T TURN OUT WELL


    As Paul noted last night, Democrats (and some Republicans) turned John McCain’s funeral into an orgy of Trump-bashing. Evidently they though it made political sense. It reminds me of another politicized funeral, 16 years ago.

    In the fall of 2002, Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone was running for re-election against Norm Coleman. Tim Pawlenty was running his first race for Governor. And, of course, it was the first midterm election of George W. Bush’s presidency. In the last days of the campaign, Wellstone’s campaign airplane crashed in northern Minnesota, killing Wellstone and a number of others. Former Vice-President Walter Mondale was hurriedly recruited to replace Wellstone on the ticket.

    And leading Democrats from around the country assembled in the Twin Cities for Wellstone’s funeral. The funeral was broadcast live to the nation. To the shock of most who watched, the Democrats turned Wellstone’s funeral into a partisan hate-fest. Reaction was overwhelmingly negative.

    Coleman went on to defeat Mondale handily. Pawlenty won his first term. And nationally, Republicans gained seats in both the House and the Senate. Revulsion against the Democrats’ politicized funeral was widely credited as a factor in Republicans’ success.

    Scott and I started Power Line at the end of May of that year, and Paul joined us later in the Summer. It was Minnesota’s central role in the 2002 elections that gave this site its initial influx of readers from around the country.

    Will the politicizing of McCain’s funeral by anti-Trumpers have a similar boomerang effect? Probably not to the same degree; standards have declined considerably since 2002. But it won’t help the anti-Trumpers’ cause, just as similar anti-Trump speeches at Aretha Franklin’s funeral won’t be helpful.

    What can we conclude if there is a funeral for Person A, and the “eulogies” are mostly about Person B? For one thing, Person B is obviously a heck of a lot more important than Person A. John McCain was heroic in some ways, notoriously small-minded in others. It is perhaps a fitting coda to his career that his funeral was mostly about someone else.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/09/politicize-a-funeral-last-time-it-didnt-turn-out-well.php?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=sw&utm_cam paign=sw

    Beezer likes this.
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Senior Member 6 Million Dollar Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    1,738
    I thought the fact that some people used McCain's funeral for political purposes, namely to bash Trump, was absolutely disgraceful.
    stoptheinvaders, Beezer and jtdc like this.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-29-2015, 12:35 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-17-2013, 02:06 AM
  3. A Trillion Euros Didn’t Buy Much Time
    By AirborneSapper7 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-18-2012, 01:01 AM
  4. It's Time To Turn Things Around (Artist Unknown)
    By AirborneSapper7 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-23-2009, 01:54 AM
  5. NumbersUSA TIME TO TURN UP THE HEAT ON CONGRESS
    By LegalUSCitizen in forum News & Releases from Other Groups
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-10-2006, 09:38 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •