One of the more recent Republican talking points is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. This is, of course, complete nonsense and, even if he had been historically a Republican, the idea that he would support today's wingnut-filled, chock full o' racists, Republican party is ridiculous for anyone who knows anything about what he stood for.
Fortunately for Republicans, they know nothing about what he stood for.
Portland, OR January 13, 2014: Multnomah Country Republicans recognize the incredible time of year we are in. In successive months to start the year, we celebrate the legacy of two great Republicans who demonstrated leadership and courage that all of us still lean on today: Martin Luther King, Jr and Abraham Lincoln. In celebrating these two men, and the denial of the rights they fought so hard against, the Multnomah County Republican Party announces that we have started our third raffle for an AR-15 rifle (or handgun of the winner’s choice). The drawing will be held at our Lincoln Day Dinner on February 15th, 2014. Tickets are once again $10 apiece, or 12 for $100, and there is a hard cap of 500 tickets in the raffle.
They're raffling off a rifle in honor of a man who was shot to death. Brilliant.