March on Washington: What Critics Will Say

Here are seven predictions about how conservatives will react to issues sparked by the anniversary.

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Immigration protest near the Capitol in Washington, D.C, Aug.1, 2013 (Jim Watson/Getty Images)

Organizers of the NAN march say they want immigration reform -- specifically, amnesty for the many illegal immigrants who are here and the opportunity for them to achieve the American dream. Sounds reasonable, right? But opponents have a list of reasons as long as the one that kept blacks from realizing that goal back in 1963. Then there's that whole thing about how all immigrants are marijuana smugglers with "calves the size of cantaloupes." If it's bad now, can you imagine how much worse it will sound in another 50 years?

4. LGBT Equality

Wanda Lawson and Lauryne Braithwaite after their July 1, 2013, wedding, West Hollywood, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Modern civil rights activists celebrate the fact that 13 states now allow gays to marry and that the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. However, they still want to remedy employment discrimination and other challenges that block the ability of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to achieve full rights. Conservative groups will push back that it's right (and maybe even dictated by God) that discrimination against gay Americans is preserved in just about every area of life.

5. The Rev. Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton and other voting-rights supporters at White House after meeting with president, July 29, 2013 (Mandel Ngan/Getty)

Sharpton involved with a march that has anything to do with race (even though not one of NAN's goals has to do explicitly with African Americans)? You can bet your life that you will hear accusations of "race baiter" before he even gets to the Lincoln Memorial.

6. President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 15, 2013 (Getty Images)