Skip to comments.Thousands line up for a Marion Barry turkey
Posted on 11/20/2012 9:13:02 PM PST by dennisw
Barry has noted that the turkey giveaway is being co-sponsored by Chartered Health Plan, Walmart, William C. Smith, Chapman Development, Intralot, United Health Care, Fort Myer Construction and Union Temple Baptist Church.
the donors, including a $5,000 donation from Walmart, do extensive business with the D.C. Council and government. But Barry said the turkey donations were routed through a nonprofit, making him only a figurehead not required to report the gifts to the Office of Campaign Finance.
Barry arrived at Union Temple Church shortly after the first turkeys were handed out at 10 a.m. When he stepped out of his Jaguar, the crowd of people waiting in line began chanting, We love you, We voted for you, Barry, Barry.
Relishing the attention, Barry told reporters that the line underscored the need in Ward 8.
The problem we have is extreme poverty in Ward 8, said Barry, referring to a poverty rate of about 35 percent. At least 15 to 20,000 families would like to have a turkey, and need food and need support, so this is my small way of helping out with 2,000 turkeys.
When asked to clarify his remark about liberal white residents, Barry said he was referring to the media.
What (expletive) me off is the media focuses on who gave the money for the turkeys, but these are from people who are of good will and care about this community, Barry said. We are going to continue to uplift this community, continue to transform Ward 8.
Barry, meanwhile, is thinking ahead to next years turkey giveaway. Barry said he would most likely broaden it, perhaps by securing money from District taxpayers.
It is tragic, in America, and in Washington, you have people in line for turkeys, Barry told reporters. There is a war on poor people.
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The Looter Elite.
The Looter Elite.
Proverty leval people get SNAP. They can buy their own turkey.
Jaguar that Marion Barry owns is notorious. He gets it into parking and traffic incidents. Also appears in google images
Think about that, now...a 35% poverty rate in DC’s Ward 8.
Why, oh why, are these numbskulls voting for Mr. Obama?
Now there’s a “War on Poor People?”
How about “The War on Poverty” from 1965?
These people have rocks in their heads. Just full of rocks.
You are gonna love this....to get a free turkey, you have show a photo ID!
Hah! Works for turkeys.
A photo ID to prove you live in the 8th Ward otherwise.... NO TURKEY FOR YOU!!
Because you are unable to vote for Marion Barry and you are useless to him