However, Dan McLaughlin defended it as merely a rhetorical device:
It's a freaking rhetorical device, people. https://t.co/UfovYMliH9— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 9, 2016
And then he used this example:
C'mon. Repeating phrases to build a theme is a common device in the very best of political rhetoric pic.twitter.com/VKd9c4ujDB— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 9, 2016
And at that point Twitter went a little crazy.
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Jamelle Bouie is really upset:
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Martin Luther King is treated as literally sacred. You can make all kinds of blasphemous jokes about Jesus, the Virgin Mary, you can malign Thomas Jefferson or George Washington, but if you say anything that reflects on MLK, people will go nuts.
As for the "I Have a Dream" speech, large parts of it were plagiarized from a speech delivered by black Republican clergyman Archibald Cary in 1952, at the GOP convention that nominated Nixon and Eisenhower.
That would make Twitter go even crazier.