Skip to comments.Marion Barry Arrives At Democratic Convention, Slams Republicans
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 Im a Democrat and I support DC Statehood, the 76 year old Barry was clearly in his element.
Are you still mayor? one woman asked.
Hell always be mayor. Hes Mayor for Life, her friend responded as she posed for a picture with the Teflon politician.
Thats what Im 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 countrys 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. Hes got a great vision when it comes to jobs. Hes already done healthcare, which was revolutionary and hes 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 thats 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 hasnt addressed their problems as much as theyd hoped in 2008, they will still turn out in November for the nations first black president
We have some doubts about whether hes done enough. But were going to come out in large numbers. We have no choice the choices are stay home or vote for Romney. And were not taking any of those choices so were going to be coming out
enthusiastic for President Obama, Barry said.
The Bitch set him up.
Marion “Dirty Asian Shops” Berry
Unreal. Marion-freakin’Berry. OMG
Wasn’t he a contestant on “what’s my line?”
When did he get out of prison?
Didn’t they re-name the show “Where’s My Line?” for that episode?
Although extremely controversial thanks to numerous arrests for crack possession,
Come on now, the bitch set him up
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.
But were going to come out in large numbers.
Did he bring his own Choom Wagon?
Maybe he and Hussein will be doing some blow together this week.
And we're supposed to think Clint sounded like a "senile old guy"? Uh-huh. Keep talkin', Marion!
Marion Barry Arrives At Democratic Convention, Scores a hooker and some crack, then Slams Republicans
There Fixed it.
“wildly popular” ?
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.
“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?
It was on "Where's my line?".
OK, 2DV, you beat me.
But I ain’t dead yet.
I didnt know anything about all that, he said. I was just like most people. I voted Democratic ... because we had Democratic senators, Democratic everything. Its as simple as that.
"A man's got to know his limitations."
Crackhead endorsements always give the candidate a little bump. Or rock. Wait, what?
Drug jokes... too easy?
Hey,Barry,pick a number from one to a hundred. Now,your
entered in the weekend Chicago body count contest.Good Luck!
I wonder how much coke and how many ho’s he brought.
Is he there to sell crack cocaine?...Just wonderin’
More like giving each other blow jobs!
What kind of *crack* is that?
Come to think of it, he was on “Let’s Make A Deal”.
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.
“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”.
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.
Mind addled from too much crack.
Cheers, Marion, you thieving druggie.
Psst. Marion Barry is a crack head.
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.