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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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To: seanmerc
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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To: seanmerc
"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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To: seanmerc

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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To: seanmerc

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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To: Larebil

We should goad Jesse Jackson into telling Bill to shut up. On the other hand, maybe we should encourage Bill to blather from the rooftops.


21 posted on 01/28/2008 12:25:39 PM PST by listenhillary (A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.)
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To: seanmerc

The Clintons are repulsive, even more so if Sharpton now is more credible.


22 posted on 01/28/2008 12:26:38 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: what_not2007; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Re: At this point, the Clintons can’t say anything without blacks accusing them of being racist.

Gadzooks! Just like they do... to us Conservative Republicans!

How do ya like them apples... Billary?

23 posted on 01/28/2008 12:27:36 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Bender, is that you? Hugs, Danny Boy.


24 posted on 01/28/2008 12:28:51 PM PST by hoe_cake
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To: seanmerc
For his part, Jackson told The New York Times that he wasn't bothered by the comparison.

How about a trip down memory lane, to a time where Bill Clinton received "private spiritual counseling" by Jackson, after Lewinsky's blue dress came out of the closet.

This was at the very moment when Jackson was using Rainbow Coalition money as hush money, to keep his bastard child out of the news.

I wonder how much cash Bill paid Jesse for that piece of kabuki theater?
25 posted on 01/28/2008 12:31:43 PM PST by horse_doc (Visualize a world where a tactical nuke went off at Max Yasgur's farm in 1969.)
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To: seanmerc

Clinton and Sharpton should BOTH SHUT UP.


26 posted on 01/28/2008 12:32:36 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: steveyp

Maybe we could talk her into getting Michael Steele or JC Watts????


27 posted on 01/28/2008 12:33:34 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: seanmerc

Oh my. Is the love fest over?


28 posted on 01/28/2008 12:35:51 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: what_not2007
It be me... for sure, for sure!
30 posted on 01/28/2008 12:37:03 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: seanmerc
Sharpy to be attorney general.
31 posted on 01/28/2008 12:37:21 PM PST by boomop1
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To: seanmerc
"Sharpton to Bill Clinton: 'Shut Up'"

Oh, oh. I guess Bill will be moving his office out of Harlem now.

32 posted on 01/28/2008 12:39:14 PM PST by mass55th
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To: seanmerc
SHUT UP BUBBA! NO, YOU SHUT UP AL!

lolcats and funny pictures
moar funny pictures

33 posted on 01/28/2008 12:39:30 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: seanmerc
Don't listen to Sharpie, Bubba. Keep talking. We're mesmerized.

Keep talking and talking.

It'll help Hillary.

No, really...It will.

34 posted on 01/28/2008 12:40:51 PM PST by Allegra (A chicken in every pot and a pair of new socks every day.)
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To: seanmerc

It’s fun to see the race-mongers attacking democrats.


35 posted on 01/28/2008 12:42:52 PM PST by TheThinker
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To: seanmerc
From the movie, "NIGHTSHIFT"...

Bill: You tellin' me to shut up?

Chuck: I'm telling you to shut up! I will tell your recorder so that you don't forget!

[Chuck picks up tape recorder and turns it on]

Chuck: Hello, this is Chuck (AL) to remind Bill to SHUT UP...SHUT UP...SHUT UP!

36 posted on 01/28/2008 12:44:07 PM PST by NordP (Such tough choices ahead, I'm now a "middle of the road" voter--somewhere between RUSH & Savage ;-))
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To: seanmerc

When Hillary successfully knocks Obama out of the race, by whatever tactic she uses, Obama should declare as a third-party. HA HA HA the wailing and gnashing would be priceless !!!


37 posted on 01/28/2008 12:44:45 PM PST by AbeKrieger (There is a special place in Hell for Lyndon Johnson.)
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To: seanmerc
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."

ROTFLMAO!!!!

38 posted on 01/28/2008 12:45:31 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: seanmerc
Al didn't happen to be reading Time Magazine when he made that statement about race-baiting, did he? After all, how much trouble could ol' Mr. Megaphone have with a story entitled Obama's Rout Rejiggers The Race???

I can't understand why they printed that. I can believe that the MSM buried it.

39 posted on 01/28/2008 12:45:35 PM PST by NonValueAdded (What Would Hobson Choose?)
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To: seanmerc

“told both to “take it to a higher ground.”

The only *higher ground* Clinton understands is when you’re on your knees.


40 posted on 01/28/2008 12:56:20 PM PST by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
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To: seanmerc

Ha Ha!!!! For once, I’ll side with Sharpton.


41 posted on 01/28/2008 1:03:35 PM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: al_c

Someone had to tell him!


42 posted on 01/28/2008 1:08:38 PM PST by SMARTY (Public opinion has the power of the lie/creating it is the work of radical politicians in a democra)
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To: seanmerc
"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."

"And in other news, Hugo Chavez tells Ahmadinejad to 'lighten up'. Film at 11."

43 posted on 01/28/2008 1:08:53 PM PST by opus86
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To: seanmerc

Even more I wish Rev. Al Sharpton would shut up. What a fake!


44 posted on 01/28/2008 1:10:30 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: seanmerc

Al Sharpton vs. Bill Clinton THROWDOWN!

Here’s a little message for them both:

SHADDAP YOU FACE!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs.


45 posted on 01/28/2008 1:35:28 PM PST by 444Flyer (In memory HMC J.S. 3 years Vietnam- Silver Star/Purple Heart Bravo Zulu John! Lord's rest friend.)
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To: seanmerc

It could be that the Clintons have crossed the Rubicon and the Democrats have really had enough of them. Bill really has been race baiting, its even too much for the likes of Kennedy and Sharpton. When Rangel turns on ‘em, its all over.


46 posted on 01/28/2008 1:55:17 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: seanmerc

Damn!

“Blood” is thicker than power and corruption?

Is it just a coincidence that 80% of blacks have dumped Clinton and moved to Obama?

Looks like a clear case of racism to me!
But that’s the word that mustn’t be charged against a black....


47 posted on 01/28/2008 2:07:52 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: seanmerc

Let’s see if I get this straight:

Rev. Al tells Clinton to “shut up.”

Rev. Jackson tells Clinton to “take it to a higher ground”

Oh, the irony.


48 posted on 01/28/2008 2:10:11 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: what_not2007

I can’t help loving the way that their identity and victimisation politics are biting them in the azz harder than Jaws on Captain Quint. LOL.


49 posted on 01/28/2008 2:21:37 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: indylindy
Hey, it's OK when it's their racist.
50 posted on 01/28/2008 2:23:19 PM PST by mrsmel
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