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Sharpton to Bill Clinton: 'Shut Up'
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/01/sharpton-to-bil.html ^ | 28 Jan 08 | Political Radar blog

Posted on 01/28/2008 12:19:35 PM PST by seanmerc

ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday weighed in on the raging debate inside the Democratic Party over former President Bill Clinton's advocacy on behalf of his wife's campaign, with two choice words for the former president: "Shut up."

On ABC's "The View," Sharpton said voters are hearing "race charges, race-tinged rhetoric" in the Democratic primary campaign, and called on the former president to cease.

"I think it's time for him to just be quiet," said Sharpton, who was a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004. "I think it's time for him to stop. As one of the most outspoken people in America, there's a time to shut up, and I think that time has come."

Sharpton didn't say which comments in particular bothered him. But many Democrats were particularly upset that the former president made an explicit comparison of Obama's campaign to Jesse Jackson's victories in South Carolina in 1984 and 1988, in an apparent attempt to explain why his wife didn't win the South Carolina primary on Saturday.

For his part, Jackson told The New York Times that he wasn't bothered by the comparison. Still, he told the newspaper that he had spoken to both Obama and President Clinton over the weekend, and told both to "take it to a higher ground."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; blackvote; clinton; clintonistas; clintoon; enoughalready; hildebeast; racism; sharpton; tawanabrawley
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1 posted on 01/28/2008 12:19:35 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

At this point, the Clintons can’t say anything without blacks accusing them of being racist.


2 posted on 01/28/2008 12:21:07 PM PST by hoe_cake
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To: seanmerc

Ol’ Al may want to heed his own words or a certain someone may shut him up permanently.


3 posted on 01/28/2008 12:21:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: what_not2007

Does this mean, Bill isn’t the ‘First Black President’ after all?


4 posted on 01/28/2008 12:22:00 PM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: seanmerc
“Jackson told The New York Times that he wasn’t bothered by the comparison.” Jesse Jackson was just delighted his name was in print!
5 posted on 01/28/2008 12:22:35 PM PST by utahagen
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To: seanmerc

Al will still support the beast after this dies down .


6 posted on 01/28/2008 12:22:40 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: NormsRevenge

7 posted on 01/28/2008 12:22:50 PM PST by seanmerc
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Al, your advise is sixteen long years too late.

XXX-42, keep on talking. When you're in a hole, the only way out is to keep digging.

8 posted on 01/28/2008 12:23:01 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: what_not2007

Clinton, and most Democrats ARE racist.

They believe that people with colored skin are inferior and can’t make it in our country without help from some benevolent whiteys.


9 posted on 01/28/2008 12:23:10 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: what_not2007

Exactly, and to not select Obama as her running mate would be racist. (if she were to win the nomination...)


10 posted on 01/28/2008 12:23:10 PM PST by steveyp
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To: seanmerc

This reminds me of those animal documentaries where different hunters and scavengers approach a fresh kill.
More and more show up and they all start fighting and it gets really tense with thr different standoffs.

The clintons are being told to back down by the very ones that rode them to power.


11 posted on 01/28/2008 12:23:14 PM PST by Larebil (My name is liberal backwards, since they backwards thinking)
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"I think it's time for him to just be quiet," said Sharpton...

As sure as the sun comes up in the morning, as sure as bears s___ in the woods, 'ol Slick ain't never gonna be quiet...

12 posted on 01/28/2008 12:23:48 PM PST by COBOL2Java (May the Lord bless and keep Hillary Clinton - far away from the White House!)
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To: seanmerc

If he stops making racist comments, does that mean he is no longer a racist?


13 posted on 01/28/2008 12:23:51 PM PST by zeebee
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To: seanmerc

Jesse Jackson telling someone to take things to a higher ground. Now that IS rich.


14 posted on 01/28/2008 12:23:52 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: dfwgator
How many times did Sharpton cozy up to Bill Clinton during Clinton’s “reign?”
15 posted on 01/28/2008 12:24:37 PM PST by hoe_cake
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To: seanmerc

does it really matter? bill could use a 6 letter word to describe obama and his wife still will get 90% of the black vote.


16 posted on 01/28/2008 12:24:53 PM PST by philsfan24
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17 posted on 01/28/2008 12:25:03 PM PST by papasmurf (No "Leftovers" for me. I'm votin' for Fred!)
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Hey Al, put your money where your big mouth is. Drag Bubba through the coals like you did Imus.

It would be fun to watch.


18 posted on 01/28/2008 12:25:14 PM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: dfwgator
Does this mean, Bill isn’t the ‘First Black President’ after all?

Toni Morrison, the originator of the "first black president" description of XXX-42, has endorsed Obama for president. I guess even she is ashamed she said that about XXX-42.

19 posted on 01/28/2008 12:25:17 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
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To: steveyp

Very true. LOL. They are damned if they do, and damned if they don’t.


20 posted on 01/28/2008 12:25:35 PM PST by hoe_cake
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