March on Washington: What Critics Will Say

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


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)

The president is set to deliver remarks at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at an Aug. 28 “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony. You know what that means. This is just like when he talked about race in America for the first time, and when he — God forbid — discussed race in the context of reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict. Certain commentators will let you know that the leader of the free world is obviously racist.

7. Martin Luther King Jr.