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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 Their ideas are outdated.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 Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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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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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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