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Time for Jackson, Sharpton to Step Down
AOL Sports ^ | April 12, 2007 | Jason Whitlock

Posted on 04/13/2007 8:38:10 AM PDT by MrCFdovnh

I’m calling for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the president and vice president of Black America, to step down.Their leadership is stale. Their ideas are outdated. And they don’t give a damn about us.

We need to take a cue from White America and re-elect our leadership every four years. White folks realize that power corrupts. That’s why they placed term limits on the presidency. They know if you leave a man in power too long he quits looking out for the interest of his constituency and starts looking out for his own best interest.

We’ve turned Jesse and Al into Supreme Court justices. They get to speak for us for a lifetime.

Why?

If judged by the results they’ve produced the last 20 years, you’d have to regard their administration as a total failure. Seriously, compared to Martin and Malcolm and the freedoms and progress their leadership produced, Jesse and Al are an embarrassment.

Their job the last two decades was to show black people how to take advantage of the opportunities Martin and Malcolm won.

Have we at the level we should have? No.

Rather than inspire us to seize hard-earned opportunities, Jesse and Al have specialized in blackmailing white folks for profit and attention. They were at it again last week, helping to turn radio shock jock Don Imus’ stupidity into a world-wide crisis that reached its crescendo Tuesday afternoon when Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer led a massive pity party/recruiting rally.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; imus; jessejackson; whitlock
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1 posted on 04/13/2007 8:38:12 AM PDT by MrCFdovnh
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To: MrCFdovnh

Sharpton and Jackson only have a platform because CBS et al gives it to them. Why should Les Moonves, President of CBS News, agree to meet with a muckraker like Al Sharpton? Moonves caved and after initially agreeing on a 2 week suspension, instead told Imus to bend over. They changed the rules on Imus without giving him fair notice. More PC run amok. The MSM is still scared to death of 60’s black radicals. A lot of good Imus’ apology did as far as keeping his job was concerned. He (unnecessarily) groveled and got fired anyway. File that one away for future reference.


2 posted on 04/13/2007 8:42:15 AM PDT by Birdstrike
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To: MrCFdovnh

It would be hard to ‘step down’ from the basement...

These two are like athletes foot fungus.


3 posted on 04/13/2007 8:43:32 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: Birdstrike

Even Fox. Sharpton especially turns up on Hannity, O’Reilly, and other shows—regularly. Quit giving this race-baiter a platform, Fox!


5 posted on 04/13/2007 8:47:28 AM PDT by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: MrCFdovnh

Wow, right on the money.


6 posted on 04/13/2007 8:47:39 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: MrCFdovnh
I’m calling for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the president and vice president of Black America, to step down.

I nominate Jason Whitlock to take their place.

7 posted on 04/13/2007 8:49:11 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: MrCFdovnh
I only read the excerpt posted. There's a good chance I might well agree with much if not all of what this guy says BUT I'm having trouble getting past this statement:

We need to take a cue from White America and re-elect our leadership every four years.

I always thought that was something ALL Americans did. Apparently not everyone thinks as I do. Sad really...

8 posted on 04/13/2007 8:49:28 AM PDT by ProfoundMan (Money is the mother's milk of politics but righteous indignation is the drug of choice.)
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To: MrCFdovnh

“We have more important issues to deal with than Imus. If we are unwilling to clean up the filth and disrespect we heap on each other, nothing will change with our condition. You can fire every Don Imus in the country, and our incarceration rate, fatherless-child rate, illiteracy rate and murder rate will still continue to skyrocket.

A man who doesn’t respect himself wastes his breath demanding that others respect him.

We don’t respect ourselves right now. If we did, we wouldn’t call each other the N-word. If we did, we wouldn’t let people with prison values define who we are in music and videos. If we did, we wouldn’t call black women bitches and hos and abandon them when they have our babies.”

WOW is all I can say. Maybe, just maybe, this kind of talk will change something.


9 posted on 04/13/2007 8:51:06 AM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: MrCFdovnh

Whitlock, as usual is right on the money. He is the Mark Steyn of sportwriters.


10 posted on 04/13/2007 8:51:07 AM PDT by jazzo
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To: MrCFdovnh

I heard this guy on both Lou Dobbs last night and MSNBC this morning. Smart, articulate and insightful...he makes more sense than any of the talking heads I’ve heard the the last two days.


11 posted on 04/13/2007 8:51:40 AM PDT by WesternMA
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To: MrCFdovnh

It is indeed time. All these 2 do is stir up more conflict & accomplish nothing.


12 posted on 04/13/2007 8:52:21 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I’ve done here today doesn’t force you to have a negative opinion of me….)
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To: MrCFdovnh
Step down?

Hell, they’re onto something good (Lord only knows what that actually izzzzzzzz). If I were a nappy headed hoe chaser with no skill, talent or clue... I’d be doing the same thing. Everyones gotta earn a buck somehow, right?

13 posted on 04/13/2007 8:54:37 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: MrCFdovnh
Finally, someone who see’s Jackson and Sharpton (and the entire democrat party) for what they are, keeping them down and labeled as permanent ‘victims’ for their own personal and political gain and relevance.
14 posted on 04/13/2007 8:55:11 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: MrCFdovnh

Sharpton, Jackson and the ilk make a living off fostering RACISM. They are SCUM.


15 posted on 04/13/2007 8:56:22 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: JackRyanCIA
"I remember way back in the 60’s, Jessie Jackson said that when he worked in a restaurant as a young man, that he would spit in the white mans soup."

I never heard that before. That's disgusting. Considering the racial hatred Jackson and Sharpton have done such a good job fanning the flames of, it might be a good idea to look who's preparing your food.

16 posted on 04/13/2007 9:02:03 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: MrCFdovnh
It’s time for Jesse and Al to step down. They’ve had 25 years to lead us. Other than their accountants, I’d be hard pressed to find someone who has benefited from their administration.

Just classic!!!!

17 posted on 04/13/2007 9:03:19 AM PDT by bfree (liberalism is the enemy of freedom!!!)
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To: MrCFdovnh

Jason Whitlock is incorrect on one point, though. We don’t have “white leaders”. There are no white leaders. Nor is there a need for them. The “black leaders” have actually been chosen by white liberals.


18 posted on 04/13/2007 9:03:59 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: MrCFdovnh
"There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs....There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

—Booker T. Washington

19 posted on 04/13/2007 9:05:09 AM PDT by Virulas
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To: MrCFdovnh
While the media, the Sharptons and Jacksons, and scores of others are moaning and groaning about Imus calling somebody a nasty name, I do not recall any of them outraged at what the subhumans Reginald and Jonathan Carr did to their victims. One barely survived the orgy of slaughter and surely deserved support. Maybe I missed it, but I do not recall Sharpton or Jackson leading protests in that case.
20 posted on 04/13/2007 9:05:24 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: MrCFdovnh
You da man Jason!!


21 posted on 04/13/2007 9:06:07 AM PDT by meg88
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To: MrCFdovnh

Read the whole article. That one left a mark!


22 posted on 04/13/2007 9:06:45 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Wave Britainnia...Britannia waives the rules!")
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To: ProfoundMan

I think he was pointing out that white men designed our political system.


23 posted on 04/13/2007 9:07:45 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Wave Britainnia...Britannia waives the rules!")
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To: MrCFdovnh

Jackson gets away with calling NYC hymietown. Sharpton is even worse:

1)In 1989, a young woman jogger in Central Park was viciously raped and beaten by a gang of youths. Sharpton led a mob outside the court which claimed, without a shred of evidence, that “the boyfriend did it,” and screamed that the victim was a “whore.”

2)At a rally in Harlem, Sharpton denounced a Jewish small business owner as a “white interloper,” and then stood by approvingly while one his associates incited the crowd to violence. Later, a listener killed seven people in the store. Sharpton then lied and claimed he had never been at the rally.

3)Sharpton helped incite a murderous anti-Jewish pogrom in Brooklyn when he gave a speech at a funeral of a black child who had been accidentally killed by a Jewish driver. Sharpton announced, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.” He also organized a boycott of small grocery stores owned by Korean immigrants. He called New York City’s first black mayor, David Dinkins, “that n-—— whore turning tricks in City Hall.”

4) In 1994, Sharpton explained black cultural superiority: “White folks were in caves while we were building empires. . . . We taught philosophy, astrology, and mathematics before Socrates and those Greek homos.”

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/opinion_columnists/article/0,2777,DRMN_23972_4494836,00.html


24 posted on 04/13/2007 9:08:08 AM PDT by Peach (Not banned yet.)
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To: popdonnelly
The “black leaders” have actually been chosen by white liberals.

Bingo. Sharpton & Jackson serve as conduits to assuage white (liberal) guilt. Black confessors for White Guilt.

25 posted on 04/13/2007 9:09:14 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: MrCFdovnh
It is time to expose Sharpton for the racist and anti-Semite he is, and I think Don Imus is going to be his tar baby while I play Brer Fox. Sharpton will be begging me to throw him in the briar patch by the time I am done with him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flxTSt-rajI Al Sharpton talks about Don Imus, then wakes up Caucasian. "Al Sharpton (represented by a pig) talks about Don Imus, "Jewish diamond merchants," "white interlopers," and "Greek homos," goes to bed, and wakes up to discover that he has become a Caucasian. How will the "Impresario of Hatred," as he was called in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, ever make it as a white person after spending a lifetime selling hatred of whites, Koreans, and Jews? Don't worry, Al Sharpton is very resourceful and he wastes no time in finding a perfect home for his unique talents"

Google on "Sharpton" and "Greek homos"--wait until the gay community finds out about that one. Ann Coulter got in trouble for simply mentioning the word "faggot." I wonder how people will react after it gets around that Sharpton, NOT joking as Coulter was, called gay people "homos."


26 posted on 04/13/2007 9:10:33 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: MrCFdovnh

Great read. Right on the nose.


27 posted on 04/13/2007 9:11:02 AM PDT by USMCWife6869 (Godspeed Sand Sharks.)
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To: MrCFdovnh

Step down from what? They don’t have “jobs”. They are shake down artists and con men.


28 posted on 04/13/2007 9:15:29 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: hophead
A man who doesn’t respect himself wastes his breath demanding that others respect him.

This is an admirable observation and is the true heart of the matter. It would truly help if the voices of reason and optimism from the black community could be heard. Bill Cosby, Jesse Peterson, Niger Ennis among others.

29 posted on 04/13/2007 9:18:57 AM PDT by IamConservative (Any man who agrees with you on everything, will lie to anyone.)
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To: IamConservative

“Bill Cosby, Jesse Peterson, Niger Ennis among others.”

To the left, these guys are just Uncle Toms and worse.
Ahhh, the left, the party if tolerance.


30 posted on 04/13/2007 9:31:34 AM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: Peach
4) In 1994, Sharpton explained black cultural superiority: “White folks were in caves while we were building empires. . . . We taught philosophy, astrology, and mathematics before Socrates and those Greek homos.”

So if a "leftwinger" is burdened by guilt and self-hatred and a "rightwinger" is a proud chauvinist, on which "wing" does the good Reverend really sit?

I'm reminded of the Nazi claim that "ve are zee Aryans! Ve infented cifilization!"

31 posted on 04/13/2007 9:31:46 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ("Biqrovay 'eqqadesh, ve`al-penei khol-ha`am 'ekkaved.")
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To: Tallguy
Sharpton & Jackson serve as conduits to assuage white (liberal) guilt.

Which is really strange when you consider that liberals aren't supposed to believe in sin or guilt in the first place.

32 posted on 04/13/2007 9:33:27 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ("Biqrovay 'eqqadesh, ve`al-penei khol-ha`am 'ekkaved.")
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To: nmh
Sharpton, Jackson and the ilk make a living off fostering RACISM. They are SCUM.

They are just doing what the MSM is allowing them to do. The MSM are the ones who are enabling them.

33 posted on 04/13/2007 9:33:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Peach
"4) In 1994, Sharpton explained black cultural superiority: “White folks were in caves while we were building empires. . . . We taught philosophy, astrology, and mathematics before Socrates and those Greek homos.”

Now that's funny. I'd enjoy sitting back and watching Sharpton fight with an Imam over their (completely rediculous) claims of who invented mathematics, astrology and philosophy.

Maybe the Imam would wake Sharpton up as to who, according to Allah, is superior to who, and whom is to always be enslaved by whom until the last day. (Blacks aren't allowed in Islam's heavenly brothel)

34 posted on 04/13/2007 9:34:08 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Winged Hussar
I wonder how people will react after it gets around that Sharpton, NOT joking as Coulter was, called gay people "homos."

This has been well-known for years. No one has said anything and no one will say anything.

35 posted on 04/13/2007 9:35:55 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ("Biqrovay 'eqqadesh, ve`al-penei khol-ha`am 'ekkaved.")
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To: hophead
“Bill Cosby, Jesse Peterson, Niger Ennis among others.”

Ahhh yes. I remember Niger

Where was Jesse and Al then?

36 posted on 04/13/2007 9:36:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: nmh
The real issue is hinted at here: the rise of the 21th century Klu Klux Klan
lead by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson helped by a race-baiting cracker named Nifong.

It is not surprising that Nifong was a Democrat running for office.


37 posted on 04/13/2007 9:41:10 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Virulas

Amazing!! You could not have said it any better!!!


38 posted on 04/13/2007 9:42:57 AM PDT by zavvone
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To: MrCFdovnh

did sharptin ever apologize the the policeman and his family when we found out Brawley LIED about what happened to her? Did I miss the apology? If he DIDN’T APOLOGIZE...if I were the policeman now...I would go before the cameraas and insist that sharptin issue his aplogy right now.


39 posted on 04/13/2007 9:46:46 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Peach

Good link. Thanks.


40 posted on 04/13/2007 9:48:44 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: MrCFdovnh

Thank you MrCFdovnh.. and THANK YOU Jason Whitlock!


41 posted on 04/13/2007 9:50:37 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Virulas

Amazing. A hundred years ago and the hustlers are still with us. They will always be, I suppose.


42 posted on 04/13/2007 9:58:28 AM PDT by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: XeniaSt
“It is not surprising that Nifong was a Democrat running for office. “

But of course!

If they fire IMUS, shouldn’t they at least take away his law license? How much more obvious does it have to get with this cretin?

43 posted on 04/13/2007 9:58:49 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh
I donated money to lift "willi"s law ticket.

I would donate to lift Nifong's ticket


44 posted on 04/13/2007 10:02:58 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: MrCFdovnh

bttt


45 posted on 04/13/2007 10:05:08 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Dennis Miller said it best “Liberals always feel your pain. Unless of course, they caused it.”)
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To: Birdstrike
Same with Michael Richards......Apologize 800 times and they say nope don't accept......Write a check....I’ll take it but still don't accept !!
46 posted on 04/13/2007 10:12:38 AM PDT by ustanker (Secure the border!)
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To: MrCFdovnh

Great article!


47 posted on 04/13/2007 10:19:56 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: MrCFdovnh

Excellent points...good article.

I have never been a racist, not that I know of, except for the contempt I hold for those that are racist against me.

I will likely never understand the way that many Blacks look at things in today’s world, but how could I ? I’m a white guy and my ancestors did in fact own slaves. However, some of my ancestors also died fighting to free the slaves.

Yep...the Blacks defiantly need to dump Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They may win a fight here and there, but they sure make you folks look bad and every time they open their mouths, they take race relations back another decade.


48 posted on 04/13/2007 10:21:52 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: ProfoundMan

Perhaps the author meant that white men set up our system that elects a President every four years with term limitations. That is the way I took it, anyway.


49 posted on 04/13/2007 10:25:34 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: Sue Perkick
"All these 2 do is stir up more conflict & accomplish nothing."

I have long believed that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton keep things stirred-up and conflicted, not to bring justice to blacks, but to keep themselves relevant. If they spent a bunch of time guiding the black (ghetto) culture into mainstream America, they would not have anything with which to shake-down whitey. Jackson and Sharpton need to be revealed as the race dividers that they are, and this young man's article go a long way in that direction.

50 posted on 04/13/2007 10:31:49 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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