(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, DC) White House sources have confirmed that Pres. Barack Obama will deliver an “I Have A Drone” speech Wednesday to commemorate the the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington.
The news has already sent shock waves through both the African-American and civil rights communities.
They are incensed that Obama, the first black president, has presided over the gutting of the Voter Rights Act, massive domestic surveillance, the use of drones on U.S. soil, record deportations, widespread human trafficking, the attack on women’s rights, the acquittal of vigilante killer George Zimmerman and an upcoming tsunami of voter disenfranchisement laws.
The President was also blasted by outspoken national civil rights leader Emiliano Zapata Shabazz-Jones, who called him a “Tom Turkey of avuncular proportions” due to his administration’s poor civil rights record.
“Allow me to triangulate my position,” said Shabazz-Jones. “I’ve been to the mountaintop, and there weren’t any damn drones on it!”
Controversy surrounding the “I Have A Drone” speech follows a leak suspected to originate from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus alleging that Obama was asking for help with words that rhyme with “stand your ground,” “ICE detention facilities,” “abortion restrictions” and “dy-no-mite!”
The source of the leak is unlikely to be discovered because of the size of the Congressional Black Caucus, which is much larger than the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Addressing the allegation, the Congressional Black Caucus issued a statement saying, “We take our leaks very seriously.”
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