NBC’s Gregory: Do Obama Critics Have Same ‘Resentment and Fear’ as Racists 50 Years Ago?

At the top of Sunday’s NBC Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory interviewed Democratic Congressman John Lewis about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech and seized the opportunity to bash President Obama’s political opponents: “…in your view, a lot of people can’t get comfortable with the idea of an African American president…Do you see some of the same trappings of resentment and fear in our modern-day politics?” Gregory further teed up Lewis to bash conservatives: “And you even said during your speech yesterday [at the MLK speech anniversary], ‘There are forces, there are people who want to take us back.’ What specifically are you talking about?” Lewis ranted: “Well, I hear people over and over again saying, ‘We want to take our country back.’ Take it back where? Where are we going?…when I was growing up, I saw those signs that said, “White Men,” “Colored Men”…Those signs are gone.”

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