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Al Sharpton: Jan Brewer Incident Is More Race-Related Disrespect For President Obama
Mediate ^ | 01/28/2012 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 01/28/2012 8:12:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind

On Thursday night’s Politics Nation, host Al Sharpton called out Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer‘s disrespectful conduct toward President Obama during their tarmac tussle, connecting it to a pattern of such contemptuous behavior by Republican leaders. Sirius XM radio host Joe Madison gave it a name, saying that there are people “who cannot stand the fact that this is an african-american who is now one of the most powerful individuals on the planet.”

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Rev. Al opened the segment by calling Gov. Brewer’s finger-pointing “unacceptable” and “disrespectful,” noting “but she’s not apologizing.”

He played video of Brewer recounting the incident to reporters, calling the President “thin-skinned,” and saying she “felt a little bit threatened.”

To his credit, Rev. Sharpton is one of the few commentators to key in on the racial subtext of Brewer’s remarks. “Thin skinned? You felt threatened?” he said. “What does that even mean, you felt threatened? By the President of the United States? This is yet another example of disrespect and delegitimatizing this president.”

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Rev. Al then played a fairly comprehensive rundown of clips that featured prominent Republicans behaving disrespectfully toward the President, including Rep. Joe Wilson‘s infamous “You lie!” moment. Speaking of lying, Sharpton also noted Gov. Brewer’s dueling descriptions of her 2010 meeting with the President, which was the genesis of the tarmac dispute.

“So Governor Brewer,” Rev. Sharpton said, “when were you telling the truth? When you just walked out of the meeting and told the press in front of the White House, with a smile on your face, how it was cordial and how the tone was very good, positive, or when you wrote a book saying it was condescending, and he was lecturing you?”

He also characterized Brewer’s handing of a letter to the President as political grandstanding. That letter centers around what sounds like an invitation for the President to be lectured by Brewer, to learn at her knee, if you will. “I’d love an opportunity to share with you how we’ve been able to turn Arizona around with hard choices that turned out to be the right ones,” it reads.

Joe Madison weighed in by pointing out that even a small child knows it is disrespectful to point in someone’s face, and related some suggestions he got from his radio audience, including bending back her finger, to having the Secret Service jack Brewer up. “I give the President of the United States credit for doing what?” Madison said. “Walking away.”

Madison also told Rev. Al to add to his dis list Newt Gingrich’s (and others) tendency to refer to the President simply as “Obama,” and Republicans’ demands to see the President’s grades. “Excuse me,” Madison said, “what 50-year-old-plus man has to provide his grades? What, getting elected as the president of the Harvard Review is not enough?”

He continued, “This is nothing more, and I’ll just say it straight up. There are some people, not all, in this country who cannot stand the fact that this is an African-American who is now one of the most powerful individuals on the planet. And there are those who cannot consciously and subconsciously handle it.”

“You know you’re not going to get a debate from me,” Rev. Al replied. “They brought race in. They put a race deck on the table. If you pull a card, it’s a race card because they set the deck.”

What you have to ask yourself is not whether Republican leaders have been disrespectful to this president, but whether they have done so in ways that white presidents have not had to deal with. The same holds true for liberal critics of the President, are they treating him as they would a white Democratic president?

This doesn’t have to mean that all of these folks hate black people. People like Gov. Brewer and Speaker Gingrich ought to ask themselves if they have succumbed to something more insidious, this tendency in white media culture (or as I call it, “media culture”) to promote, at best, informality with (and among) black people, the effect of which is to lower the inhibition to behave bluntly.

Here’s the clip, from MSNBC:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO CLIP



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brewer; janbrewer; obama; sharpton
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1 posted on 01/28/2012 8:12:53 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Sharpton is a huge racist so everything looks like racism to him.
2 posted on 01/28/2012 8:15:11 PM PST by badpacifist ( Newt /Santorum)
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To: SeekAndFind
F U A S
3 posted on 01/28/2012 8:16:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Al Sharpton is a blight on civilization.


4 posted on 01/28/2012 8:17:37 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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5 posted on 01/28/2012 8:18:15 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

This race card crap is beginning to wear really thin.
Sharpton needs to reconcile himself to the fact that Obama just pisses off a large chunk of the population for reasons other than the color of his skin.


6 posted on 01/28/2012 8:18:57 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: badpacifist

The charge of racism works because of the stupidity of the Obama voter. Put them in a wilderness and watch them slowly succumb to nature’s harsh reality. They need Obama’s big government to survive.


7 posted on 01/28/2012 8:19:37 PM PST by Loud Mime (When conceit and anger are part of your religion, it's a political movement, not a religion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Mother of All Race Pimps speaks! “Resist we much!” Shut up Al. Your racist psychobabble is getting tired and old.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 8:19:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“To his credit, Rev. Sharpton is one of the few commentators to key in on the racial subtext of Brewer’s remarks.”

More `code words’—here `body language,’ I suppose.
The governor doesn’t dislike black people. She just hates frauds—as most Americans do—like liar Obama and we can only suppose race-baiters like Sharpton, as well as MSM political bias and cant, as demonstrated above.


9 posted on 01/28/2012 8:26:51 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: SeekAndFind

Sheesh! Death, Taxes, Sharpton whining about race, it’s inevitable.


10 posted on 01/28/2012 8:27:31 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Farmer Dean
"This race card crap is beginning to wear really thin."

If by "wear really thin" you mean more effective than ever, you're right. Wouldn't be so if whites weren't afraid to speak their minds.


11 posted on 01/28/2012 8:28:03 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: badpacifist
Just Al mouthing off.

I saw him in the Democrat debates 8 years ago ~ he was by far the smartest one on the stage.

Still, he has problems dealing with character. He choses his friends poorly and ends up holding the poop end of the stick ~ and doesn't even realize it!

12 posted on 01/28/2012 8:30:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Big Daddy Al is just a washed-up race baiter. Who cares what the worthless piece of garbage says or thinks!

More and more, Obama reminds me of Adam Clayton Powell!


13 posted on 01/28/2012 8:31:17 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: SeekAndFind

FU you lying, ghetto, pimp!


14 posted on 01/28/2012 8:31:17 PM PST by Artcore
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To: SeekAndFind
Sirius XM radio host Joe Madison gave it a name, saying that there are people “who cannot stand the fact that this is an african-american who is now one of the most powerful individuals on the planet.”

No, Joe, it has nothing to do with the President's race, it has to do with the fact that he is INCOMPETENT.

15 posted on 01/28/2012 8:37:44 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SeekAndFind

If I were to comment on this post, Jim Rob and the whole Admin Moderator crew would be on a plane out of LAX within 30 minutes, flying my way to personally tell me I was banned for life from the FR. Every other word of my comments about Rev Al would start with an “F” or “MF”, with a few “CS’s” thrown in.


16 posted on 01/28/2012 8:37:56 PM PST by jmax
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To: SeekAndFind

Surely it never entered Sharpton’s thick skull that Brewer views Obama as a very abusive bastard (personally, and of his vested power)?


17 posted on 01/28/2012 8:40:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: jmax

surely this is not flower, meadow flower, and cute slobberer?


18 posted on 01/28/2012 8:41:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, that’s sexist!


19 posted on 01/28/2012 8:45:04 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: SeekAndFind

Al Sharpton. Well, if you pile $hi+ that high you can’t expect it not to raise a stink.


20 posted on 01/28/2012 8:46:35 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: SeekAndFind

What is “racist” about Brewer telling Barry to pull her finger? Adults do that to kids all of the time.


21 posted on 01/28/2012 8:46:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: jmax

There is a curse, an Arabic curse, that you need to know. It’s a great one, issued man to man: “May your tes..... be doorknockers on the gates of Hell.”

THIS is a curse.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 8:46:55 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Photobucket Al the RACIST
23 posted on 01/28/2012 8:47:57 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: SeekAndFind

I have nothing but contempt for the sewer trout in the White House!


24 posted on 01/28/2012 8:52:18 PM PST by dalereed
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To: SeekAndFind

Disrespect?

You earn Respect. Obama has accumulated ZERO. Hence his name.

FUBO!

FUAS!


25 posted on 01/28/2012 8:55:59 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: badpacifist

He only said that because he hates women.


26 posted on 01/28/2012 8:57:55 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: SeekAndFind

27 posted on 01/28/2012 8:58:00 PM PST by McBuff
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To: SeekAndFind

who knew ‘progressive scum bag’ was a race

color me racist in that case


28 posted on 01/28/2012 9:01:45 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind
obama got his ass handed to him on a silver platter by Jan Brewer, and now sharpton deals from the bottom of the deck and pulls out the race card...it's always played when they are losing the argument.

alsbio
29 posted on 01/28/2012 9:04:16 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s right, Obama and Sharpton hate Whitey.

Pray for America


30 posted on 01/28/2012 9:07:20 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the sun rises in the East it’s a racial matter to Sharpton. He’s a racist through and through. Hates white people with a passion. What an insane country we live in where this ghetto scum has a platform on a television network. Someone should smear some Tawana Brawley and Crown Heights all over him.


31 posted on 01/28/2012 9:12:18 PM PST by MarcCicero (No more milquetoast RINO nominees.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gotta get me one of those Race Card jpgs.


32 posted on 01/28/2012 9:12:36 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: SuziQ

I knew Joe Madison back in the 1990’s when he was in DC, and relatively moderate. Today, he has reverted back to his radical days from Detroit. A real shame. He had such great potential to be one of the best black radio voices in the country.

Sort of like what happened to Courtland Milloy of the Wash. Post. Once a good, thinking moderate. Now a race-baiter, washed up hack writer.

As for Al Sharpton. He is the biggest con-artists since Jesse Jackson and P.T. Barnum, and more of a criminal than a misguided soul. He makes ambulance-chasers look like honest lawyers.


33 posted on 01/28/2012 9:45:32 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SeekAndFind

Al Sharpton: Masterracedebater.


34 posted on 01/28/2012 9:54:44 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: musicman

OK -
They convinced me.

I’m racist.

What have I lost but a belief that Blacks could function in a civilized society. I was losing the argument anyway - to the Sharptons of the world, and the people who support him.

So - I admit it - I was wrong.

I mean - in all seriousness - why bother?


35 posted on 01/28/2012 10:10:54 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The man child got an ass chewing from Brewer and he didnt like it.


36 posted on 01/28/2012 10:16:25 PM PST by crz
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To: badpacifist

‘Sharpton is a huge racist so everything looks like racism to him.”

Is the skin of black people naturally thinner than that of whites? Which part of Obama did Brewer feel “threatened” by-the black half or the white half?/sarcasm;)


37 posted on 01/28/2012 10:19:03 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: BenLurkin

Sharpie is mad because Obama is referred to as “Obama”, not “President Obama”??? FOR EIGHT YEARS THE PRESS REFERRED TO PRESIDENT BUSH AS “Bush”!!! Where was the outrage THEN? FUAS!!!


38 posted on 01/28/2012 10:22:57 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Anti-Bubba182

That’s Reverand Al, lol.


39 posted on 01/28/2012 10:32:40 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: dalereed

117,686,343 other American would stand in line, subzero weather, 73.4 MPH winds, butt naked and hungry to get a chance to …
Oh well you get my drift. A slime pit awaits you BHO & REV AL!


40 posted on 01/28/2012 10:33:03 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: SeekAndFind

But, of course, THIS was not a race related incident nor an insult.

41 posted on 01/28/2012 10:34:47 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: SeekAndFind
To his credit, Rev. Sharpton is one of the few commentators to key in on the racial subtext of Brewer’s remarks.

Hey, moron Christopher! Your point is irrelevant even if it were true, which it isn't. Sharpie's peeps aren't going to vote GOP, in any case, so WTF cares why?

42 posted on 01/28/2012 10:55:52 PM PST by cynwoody
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I just want to tell this ugly black man...

TO GO PLAY IN HEAVY TRAFFIC.....

WHEN ALL ELSE FAIL FOR THE Africans THEY RESORT TO THEIR FAVORITE PLAY CARD...RACE

THEY ARE ALL PATHETIC.

43 posted on 01/28/2012 10:57:47 PM PST by haircutter
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To: SeekAndFind

When Obama was leaving the state of the union he did the same thing over and over. Someone would say something to him then he would walk off in mid sentence.


44 posted on 01/28/2012 11:29:57 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: mkmensinger

She is such a Lady, From me he would be getting another finger. I’d say: now get your bony ass back on the plane and never, never, never come back!


45 posted on 01/28/2012 11:45:14 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I was once talking to a little old black lady at church that got a real kick out of my questioning the election of Obama as the first black POTUS when I pointed out that he was the least qualified black man to be speaking for the blacks...THEY KNOW IT, but, are stuck on racial payback.
46 posted on 01/29/2012 12:44:05 AM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rev. Al opened the segment by calling Gov. Brewer’s finger-pointing “unacceptable” and “disrespectful,”

And if there's anyone who has the moral authority to lecture people about what constitutes "unacceptable" and "disrespectful" conduct, it is certainly Al Sharpton.

Wait, wut?

47 posted on 01/29/2012 2:26:44 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

Al’s a$$ is unacceptable and disrespectful, let alone the ill wind that emanates from it.


48 posted on 01/29/2012 2:50:09 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: SeekAndFind

Yankel Rosenbaum, Twana Brawley, Freddie’s Fashion Mart.

Al Sharpton-convicted liar.


49 posted on 01/29/2012 2:59:36 AM PST by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressivism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I love the clip about Governor Jan Brewer. She said she felt threatened by the President and the commentators mentioned that the President had his hand on her arm throughout the entire conversation. The subtlety of turning the tables on a black male Democrat is very smart on her part. It helps that she is blond because that was the image they used on Herman Cain to “frighten” people.
50 posted on 01/29/2012 3:20:19 AM PST by this is my country
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