What the pundits missed about my Mom’s Iowa speech

What the pundits missed about my Mom’s Iowa speech

It’s amazing — but not surprising — at how many people are making fun of my mom about a comment in her speech in Iowa recently:

“‘The Man,’ can only ride ya when your back is bent.”

People went nuts over this, saying it didn’t make sense.

I wonder how many of them know that analogy came from Martin Luther King Jr?  I’d say none of them.  Or at least, no one is pointing it out.  (UPDATE: Dave Weigel figured it out – thank you!) This is what MLK Jr. said (emphasis added):

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The pundits either don’t know or don’t care that her comment was alluding to this famous quote.

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