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Marion Barry Arrives At Democratic Convention, Slams Republicans
BuzzFeed ^ | September 3, 2012 | John Stanton

Posted on 09/03/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Charlotte, NC – Former DC Mayor Marion Barry hit the Democratic convention Monday and, as per usual, the divisive and wildly popular figure immediately drew onlookers and media interviews.

Barry was barely 10 feet into the Charlotte convention center before convention goers and reporters started queuing up to talk to him.

Although extremely controversial thanks to numerous arrests for crack possession, Barry remains very popular in Washington and many parts of the black community nationally.

Sporting a bright red t-shirt that read “I’m a Democrat and I support DC Statehood,” the 76 year old Barry was clearly in his element.

“Are you still mayor?” one woman asked.

“He’ll always be mayor. He’s Mayor for Life,” her friend responded as she posed for a picture with the Teflon politician.

That’s what I’m talkin’ about,” she said, proudly showing off her photo.

In a brief interview with BuzzFeed, Barry urged President Barack Obama to stick to the themes of hope that helped propel him to the White House in 2008, even as he acknowledged the country’s economic problems have gotten worse.

"Obama should stick to “the same themes to some extent that he did in ‘08. The problems have gotten worse, not better, in terms of jobs. He’s got a great vision when it comes to jobs. He’s already done healthcare, which was revolutionary and he’s done some other things to get people back to work,” Barry said.

The always outspoken Barry also took a direct shot at Republicans, who he argued have turned their backs on black Americans.

“The Republicans offer no hope, no direction that’s particularly helpful to us, particularly African Americans,” Barry said.

The current DC City Councilman also dismissed speculation that enthusiasm for Obama has waned in the black community. Barry said that despite concerns that the administration hasn’t addressed their problems as much as they’d hoped in 2008, they will still turn out in November for the nation’s first black president

“We have some doubts about whether he’s done enough. But we’re going to come out in large numbers. We have no choice — the choices are stay home or vote for Romney. And we’re not taking any of those choices so we’re going to be coming out … enthusiastic for President Obama,” Barry said.


TOPICS: North Carolina; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: cocaine; demagogicparty; democrats; districtofcolumbia; gotv; libertarians; marionbarry; medicalmarijuana; northcarolina; obama; romney
Hear that?
1 posted on 09/03/2012 11:17:31 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Bitch set him up.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Marion “Dirty Asian Shops” Berry


3 posted on 09/03/2012 11:20:15 AM PDT by middlegeorgian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unreal. Marion-freakin’Berry. OMG


4 posted on 09/03/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Wasn’t he a contestant on “what’s my line?”

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 11:21:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When did he get out of prison?


6 posted on 09/03/2012 11:24:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Didn’t they re-name the show “Where’s My Line?” for that episode?


7 posted on 09/03/2012 11:26:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Although extremely controversial thanks to numerous arrests for crack possession,

Come on now, the bitch set him up


8 posted on 09/03/2012 11:26:05 AM PDT by Figment
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In his youth Barry was an effective champion for the civil rights movement, then he was caught smoking crack in 1990. But he survived to become mayor again and survived again to become a council member. An HBO documentary about his life was aptly titled, The Nine Lives of Marion Barry.

We asked Barry if he remembered when he decided to become a Democrat.

He looked at me as if I was crazy.

“Sure I remember,” he said. “It’s when I registered to vote, back in Memphis, Tennessee a long time ago. I really got involved with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee when we supported the Freedom Democratic Party in Mississippi and went to the convention in ‘64 to try to unseat the all-white Democratic party.”

I pressed him a little more. If both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party were all-White, why decide to pick up and fight for a change in one and not the other?

“I didn’t know anything about all that,” he said. “I was just like most people. I voted Democratic ... because we had Democratic senators, Democratic everything. It’s as simple as that.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/09/03/160500959/why-im-a-democrat-marion-barry-washingtons-mayor-for-life


9 posted on 09/03/2012 11:27:14 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But we’re going to come out in large numbers.

Multiple times


10 posted on 09/03/2012 11:28:47 AM PDT by Figment
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he bring his own Choom Wagon?


11 posted on 09/03/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Didn’t they re-name the show “Where’s My Line?” for that episode?


12 posted on 09/03/2012 11:30:22 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he and Hussein will be doing some blow together this week.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 11:34:02 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: SunkenCiv
Wasn’t he a contestant on “what’s my line?”

LOL!!!

14 posted on 09/03/2012 11:35:37 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How did Debra Shultz talk him into showing up?


15 posted on 09/03/2012 11:38:05 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The problems have gotten worse, not better, in terms of jobs. He’s got a great vision when it comes to jobs. He’s already done healthcare, which was revolutionary and he’s done some other things to get people back to work,” Barry said.

And we're supposed to think Clint sounded like a "senile old guy"? Uh-huh. Keep talkin', Marion!

16 posted on 09/03/2012 11:38:51 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Marion Barry Arrives At Democratic Convention, Scores a hooker and some crack, then Slams Republicans

There Fixed it.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 11:39:20 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“wildly popular” ?


18 posted on 09/03/2012 11:39:20 AM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jamming with 'Bama


19 posted on 09/03/2012 11:44:45 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You give this idiot enough drugs, he would become a right winger.

i would welcome the criminal to speak at the dnc convention. stand up for the narcissist in chief!

bring as many weirdo’s freaks and tramps that demand that I pay for your condoms and birth control pills.

that will win the election.

God Amighty! I know HE KNOWS that this muslim is not a Christian.

when he gets booted out I hope that his unpresidential library is built in kenya.

Blessings, bobo


20 posted on 09/03/2012 11:45:15 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Barry also took a direct shot at Republicans, who he argued have turned their backs on black Americans.”

They have a black president, unemployment in Chicago is superhigh, and they say the REPUBLICANS have turned their back on black Americans?


21 posted on 09/03/2012 11:45:49 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SunkenCiv
Wasn’t he a contestant on “what’s my line?”

Close.

It was on "Where's my line?".

22 posted on 09/03/2012 11:45:53 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SunkenCiv

OK, 2DV, you beat me.

But I ain’t dead yet.


The show was called “A TRIBUTE TO ROCK”


23 posted on 09/03/2012 11:48:01 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: kcvl
I pressed him a little more. If both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party were all-White, why decide to pick up and fight for a change in one and not the other?

“I didn’t know anything about all that,” he said. “I was just like most people. I voted Democratic ... because we had Democratic senators, Democratic everything. It’s as simple as that.

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"A man's got to know his limitations."


24 posted on 09/03/2012 11:54:25 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Crackhead endorsements always give the candidate a little bump. Or rock. Wait, what?

Drug jokes... too easy?


25 posted on 09/03/2012 11:57:54 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Beowulf9

Hey,Barry,pick a number from one to a hundred. Now,your
entered in the weekend Chicago body count contest.Good Luck!


26 posted on 09/03/2012 11:58:20 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how much coke and how many ho’s he brought.


27 posted on 09/03/2012 12:02:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is he there to sell crack cocaine?...Just wonderin’


28 posted on 09/03/2012 12:09:44 PM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: NoobRep

More like giving each other blow jobs!


29 posted on 09/03/2012 12:17:48 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: UCANSEE2; 2ndDivisionVet

What kind of *crack* is that?

Come to think of it, he was on “Let’s Make A Deal”.


30 posted on 09/03/2012 12:17:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kcvl

Marion Barry dos not have 9 lives.

He is black in a black city. Blacks do not care about dope smoking getting head jobs in prison, corruption, or anything else as long as it is a black man doing it and other blacks getting a cut of it.Marion was smart enough to see that all of his cronies got a cut. A piece of the piue.

Obama is doing the same thing, He has filled his administration with blacks Homosexuals corrupt politicians all getting a slice of the pie.

Obama would be just as bulletproof as Marion Barry if the proportion of blacks in America were the same as the proportion of blacks in Washington DC. Unfortunately for Obama there aren’t enough of them so he has to go to the Hispanics and the Homo’s. Obama is close this year when he shouldnt even be in the running , thanks to those who close their eyes to corruption in order to get their share of it.


31 posted on 09/03/2012 12:40:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Marion Barry Arrives At Democratic Convention, Slams Republicans”

Just doing what he must to remain in good standing with his democRAT massas on the plantation....and to keep on getting his share of the “free $h!t”.


32 posted on 09/03/2012 2:40:08 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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“The Republicans offer no hope, no direction that’s particularly helpful to us, particularly African Americans,” Barry said.

I wouldn't exactly call that stinging criticism of the GOP. It certainly won't be one of the more memorable lines from the 'Rat convention. If that's the worst thing Barry can say about the GOP, he probably isn't too enthusiastic about the Dems in the upcoming election.

33 posted on 09/03/2012 3:28:50 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Mind addled from too much crack.


34 posted on 09/03/2012 3:39:17 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Crackhead.


35 posted on 09/03/2012 4:13:53 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cheers, Marion, you thieving druggie.


36 posted on 09/03/2012 6:27:45 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: justiceseeker93

Psst. Marion Barry is a crack head.


37 posted on 09/04/2012 12:09:02 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Barry, get off the crack, intelligent people who are willing contributors to society do not look to government to help them.

We simply want government to be like an umpire to make sure everyone follows the rules otherwise stay the hell out of the way.

I wish just for a moment you government teat suckers were forced to explain the differences between N/S Korea, E/W Berlin, E/W Germany and how you can possibly believe a group of people who cannot balance the government checkbook can be trusted to be central planners like in the aforementioned countries. YOU CANNOT because central planning ALWAYS fails.

I’d love, just once, for an alleged journalist to show a night time picture of N/S Korea, or the Berlin wall forcing people to stay and ask one of these commie democrats, why do you believe in central planning? They would look like deer in the headlights.


38 posted on 09/04/2012 8:22:54 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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