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    conservatives, rather disgustingly, have been falling all over themselves to invoke Rosa Park's name whenever they can, usually when they are feigning some false outrage. This falls pretty much in line with their modus operandi, co-opt a symbol or message, or person from the left, or some other movement or event that is usually viewed anathema to what they actually stand for, and twist it around for their own purposes, hoping that everyone will conveniently forget what the original symbol, saying, or person stood for. The image of the President sitting on that bus inconveniently reminds them of what Rosa Park's really stood for, and the ultimate result of her actions all of those years ago. It also removes the possibility of them using her name for their cause, at least for a while.

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