Skip to comments.Holder appearance a sign of Sharpton's growing clout?
Posted on 04/17/2012 12:46:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to speak at an annual convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton's group, in which Trayvon Martin was a key issue, has been widely panned as a political ploy.
But maybe, just maybe, it's also evidence that the tamer version of the civil rights leader that we've seen in recent years -- the syndicated radio host, the MSNBC personality, the White House adviser -- is enjoying broader legitimacy these days.
"It certainly is a sign of Sharpton's very close relationship with the White House," said Boyce Watkins, a political analyst and Syracuse University economist who often weighs in on race relations. "But to think there isn't a political calculation involved would be a bit naïve."
Sharpton said Holder's appearance is merely a sign of the "growing respect" his National Action Network has earned since 1999 after Sharpton rallied in support of Amadou Diallo, the Guinean immigrant who was killed when New York police fired 41 shots at the unarmed 23-year-old.
He further pointed out that Holder is hardly the first high-profile speaker to appear at his group's rallies, which have hosted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Coretta Scott King and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others.
Holder opened his Wednesday speech with high praise for Sharpton, thanking him for being a partner and friend and for his "tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill."(continued)
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No. It's a sign of Obama's tacit support for Holder's explicit racism.
One criminal supporting another.
I don’t really have a problem with this except for how it looks “on paper”. I don’t think it’s a plus for the regime. I think most reasonable people find Sharpton a disgusting race pimp and the association, IMHO, generates a negative emotion.
March 17, 2010.
“Obama’s New Partner: Al Sharpton”
“Search 18 U.S.C. § 2101 : US Code - Section 2101: Riots”
Sharpton = 0bama
He says nothing not approved by 0bama.
If Sharpton is gaining clout it is because “they” are giving it to him and “they” want what he will do with it to happen.
Maybe Holder is trying to help Sharpton raise money to pay the IRS. Remember this?
MSNBC Star Host Al Sharpton Owes IRS $2.6 Million
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 9:59 AM
What has Sharpton ever done about black on black crime?
These people have no idea that most Americans find Sharpton to be a complete tool. They act like he actually speaks for something useful other than lining his pockets and dividing us with lies!
But resist, we much we must and we will much about that be committed.
“These people have no idea that most Americans find Sharpton to be a complete tool.”
Holder has his tools, as did Heinrich Himmler.
Ernst Rohm became a disposable tool, and Reinhard Heydrich filled in for a time.
I have no doubt the Obama admin wants a race war. Help to foment it any way possible.
all cut from the same cloth and have the same goal.