Walker says Sikhs showed love in response to hate
August 10th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
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Walker says Sikhs showed love in response to hate

OAK CREEK, Wisconsin (CNN) - The Sikh community lived the words of slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this week by responding with love to an attack that killed six Sikhs, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a memorial service Friday.

Wearing an orange head covering in keeping with Sikh tradition, Walker quoted King's assertion that only love can overcome hate, and said he witnessed that truth in the aftermath of Sunday's attack at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb.

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  1. Has Mittens "RETROACTIVELY RETIRED" as the GOVERNOR of MA back to before he signed ROMNEYCARE???

    Someone should tell the chump it is supposed to be a turban, not a do-rag.

    Groups of "colored" people are NOT interchangeable!.

    August 10, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    Sikhs from India where Mahatma Gandhi(peace) born and symbol of love Taj Mahal located

    August 10, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    OMG!!! This walker is quoting Martin Luther King, Jr? Is he kidding??? He knows these are Sikhs not blacks, right?
    What a freaking' hypocrite. He wants to cut salaries and pensions for the first responders who put their lives in danger when the gunman starts firing at a temple and he has the cojones to continue to pretend he cares???
    Wisconsin better wake up next election and throw this moron out in the street to live in a tent!!!

    August 10, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. cali girl

    It is very noble of Walker to give his respect to the people of the Sikh community during a very bad tragedy.

    August 10, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    now that I've gotten myself up from the floor (after falling off my chair laughing)....WHAT IS THIS GUY THINKING??? The GOP just keeps digging itself deeper and deeper into it

    August 10, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. kayla

    love is something you repugs don't show the president of the united states. imagine, the sikhs talk love about the killing and the repugs talk hate about the president, incomprehensible.

    August 10, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  7. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of OBAMA FAILURE

    Someone should tell the chump it is supposed to be a turban, not a do-rag.
    Groups of "colored" people are NOT interchangeable!.
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    So you honestly think that Walker just did that all without the assistance and direction of a Sikh??? If so then you are dumber than your posts let on and I didn't think that was possible.

    August 10, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  8. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of OBAMA FAILURE

    Marie MD - OMG!!! This walker is quoting Martin Luther King, Jr? Is he kidding???
    He knows these are Sikhs not blacks, right?
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    Is there something that says MLK's words are only to be quoted back to black people? Do you have any idea how stupid your post is?

    August 10, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  9. Donkey Party

    Well, it's the right-wing that's responsible for fomenting all the hate. Is Walker starting an apology tour for the right-wing?

    August 10, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  10. Marie MD

    @Obama, your blogs are wen more stupid.
    I meant that henis a first class hypocrite. I he knows these are not blacks Nd I fuess he does too.
    Don't wrote MLKJr when a tragedy like this occurs because he is just there for show. He could care less and, I will repeat, the officers who responded and he lauding nos Re the same ones he wants to cuts in force, salary andnpension money.

    August 10, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. Beach

    Donkey Party

    Well, it's the right-wing that's responsible for fomenting all the hate. Is Walker starting an apology tour for the right-wing?
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    We only hear hate from left wingnuts like you....You make me sick

    August 10, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  12. Has Mittens "RETROACTIVELY RETIRED" as the GOVERNOR of MA back to before he signed ROMNEYCARE???

    "So you honestly think that Walker just did that all without the assistance and direction of a Sikh?"

    Actually, he is a member of the GOP so yes, he walked in some assistant to an assistant, told him it was respectful to cover his head, he grabbed an orange napkin, did the DO-RAG, gave his speech, and left without taking any questions!

    As you and the other Fox trolls like to say about the President, he was only there for the "photo op", it isn't like he really cares. Just more GOP bots manufacturing the "common touch".

    August 10, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  13. drake mallard

    is that John "Bradshaw" Layfield form WWE?

    To John "Bradshaw" Layfield Practicing egotism and selfishness, they try to impress others by showing off. They perform all sorts of rituals, but they gain no acceptance.”

    August 10, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  14. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of OBAMA FAILURE

    Marie MD

    @Obama, your blogs are wen more stupid.
    I meant that henis a first class hypocrite. I he knows these are not blacks Nd I fuess he does too.
    Don't wrote MLKJr when a tragedy like this occurs because he is just there for show. He could care less and, I will repeat, the officers who responded and he lauding nos Re the same ones he wants to cuts in force, salary andnpension money.
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    I can respond to this after you translate it and correct the hundreds of misspellings and the gibberish.

    And Walker did NOT cut salaries and/or pensions. Please stop spewing these lies. Cuts in force would be necessary anyplace if the state or town doesn't have the money and can't afford to pay them. Government employees are not immune to cutbacks, just like the private sector.

    August 10, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |