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Bill Clinton: MLK Didn't 'Live and Die' for Whining About Political Gridlock

Bill Clinton: MLK Didn't 'Live and Die' for Whining About Political Gridlock

Speaking on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton slammed the heirs of the civil rights movement for complaining about political gridlock in Washington, D.C.

“Martin Luther King did not live and die to hear his heirs whine about political gridlock,” Clinton said. 

His comments may well have been directed at the country’s first black president, who has repeatedly complained, whined, and lamented about Washington’s political gridlock.

“At a time when our businesses are gaining a little more traction, the last thing we should do is allow Washington politics to get in the way,” Obama said in his weekly address on March 9. “You deserve better than the same political gridlock and refusal to compromise that has too often passed for serious debate over the last few years.” 

Obama has constantly spoken about “political gridlock” in interviews and in speeches, complaining about Republicans in Congress. Just last week, Obama blamed conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for causing Washington’s political gridlock.

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