Skip to comments.Obama's New Partner: Al Sharpton
Posted on 03/16/2010 9:45:58 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTONWith his wavy bouffant and medallion necklaces, the Rev. Al Sharpton famously confronted government officials on behalf of black Americans. Now he has found a new role: telling black leaders to quiet their criticisms and give the government a chance.
President Barack Obama has turned to Mr. Sharpton in recent weeks to answer increasingly public criticism in the black community over his economic policy. Some black leaders are charging that the nation's first African-American president has failed to help black communities hit hard by the downturn, leaving party strategists worried that black Democrats will become dispirited and skip November's congressional elections.
Mr. Sharpton has emerged as an important part of the White House response. On his national radio program, he is directly rebutting the president's critics, arguing that Mr. Obama is right to craft policies aimed at lifting all Americans rather than specifically targeting blacks. One recent on-air fight with Tavis Smiley, a prominent talk show host and Obama critic, grew so heated that it has created a small sensation among black leaders.
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I didn’t know Rev. Al was gay. Wow! This is weird.
The Black community not happy. Trouble in Paradise.
great news... You know its going bad when you start wheeling out sharpton. Now lets watch as Carter, mondale, and Bill clinton get put up on the box. heheheh
The black community (the ones I know anyway) don't have Rolex's like Reverend Al.
By the way, exactly what has Rev. Al done for black Americans lately (other than fraternize with Obama and his inner circle)?
I wonder if Sharpton wants to cut Obama’s nuts out like Jesse did?!
Sharpton would ironically be one of the less outrageous people that the Bummer has engaged to carry out his multifarious agendas. Sharpton is actually making sense, insofar as sense can be had in the Bummer administration. Bummer doesn’t need boiling pots in Afroville and Sharpton is calming this down.
Calming down unrest seems to be a pretty important thing. Also, we rednecks don’t cotton to angry blacks in our face day in day out. Now if only Sarah Palin can also herd this cat.
Most black people I know don’t take Old Al seriously and many of them are Democrats — not good for Obummer.
And the bartender says, "Hey! Get the hell outta here!"
Obama to Al, “Can I call you Rochester?”
“By the way, exactly what has Rev. Al done for black Americans lately (other than fraternize with Obama and his inner circle)?”
Being a race pimp is hard work, please don’t diss him for that. Apparently, he is successful at what he does.
For more than 25 years, Al “The Graft Zeppelin” Sharpton has been NY’s premiere race racketeer, and inciter of violence. The only difference between then and now are the better clothes and some weight loss. The demented Clown prince of the so called inner city..
Movin' on up.