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Harry Belafonte Suggests that Barack Obama Jail Political Detractors
American Thinker ^ | 12/14/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis

Posted on 12/14/2012 8:17:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The "King of Calypso," Hugo Chávez enthusiast, and "Banana Boat" crooner, octogenarian Harry Belafonte is so thrilled with the reelection of Barack Obama that he's taken to cable "news" network MSNBC to share his views on how President Obama should deal with political nemeses.

In addition to singing, acting and songwriting, throughout his career Harry "Viva la revolucion" Belafonte has also promoted himself as a civil rights advocate and humanitarian. In addition to issuing indictments like: "Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet," Mr. Belafonte also heartily endorses the ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's socialist revolution.

Once, when addressing the Venezuelan people, Harry Belafonte told his audience that George W. Bush was the "greatest terrorist" in the world. Another time, sounding more like he was describing the current president, Mr. Belafonte made the following statement about the former president: "I think [G.W.] Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people."

Leaving aside Belafonte's hatred for Bush and his fondness for dictator-style governing, it's still kind of alarming to hear that ole' Harry suggested President Obama incarcerate American citizens who speak out against him.

The topic came up when Belafonte appeared as a guest on Al Sharpton's Politics Nation. Belafonte was on a panel with global human rights/social justice activist Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Senator Robert Kennedy and former wife of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. During the interview, Harry, who passionately and stridently exercised his first amendment rights throughout the eight years former President G.W. Bush was in office, shared some stunning Hugo Chávez-style advice for Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: harrybelafonte; latetothedance; obama; oldnews; repression; search

1 posted on 12/14/2012 8:17:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Belafonte is a well-known Stalinist, so that’s not a surprise.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 8:21:36 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry provides more proof that certain people particularly third world types don’t fit in and belong in this country. The fact that Harry was allowed entry here shows the deep flaws in our immigration system.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:05 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: SeekAndFind
Belafonte speaking to Sharpton about imprisoning whitey for keeping them down.

One is a millionaire one-hit wonder singer. And the other is a millionaire tax-evading extortionist.

Stop the world, I wanna get off.
4 posted on 12/14/2012 8:25:33 AM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: ScottfromNJ

RE: The fact that Harry was allowed entry here shows the deep flaws in our immigration system.

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Harry entered the US the good old fashioned American way -— through his mother, at the Lying-in Hospital in Harlem, New York.

There are immigrants from other countries who understand and love our constitution better than this US born “American”.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 8:25:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry, your 15 minutes of fame expired years ago. No one, other than your fellow Obama worshippers, really cares what you think.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 8:30:25 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

Daylight come and I want Belafonte to go away.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 8:31:29 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is MOST worthwhile to read (it’s long) as it addresses exactly the kind of thing that Belafonte is proposing.

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/what-i-saw-at-the-coup/


8 posted on 12/14/2012 8:31:54 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, Lincoln did it, and the Left is busy proclaiming Obama as the new Lincoln, so it makes as much sense to me as anything else these days.
9 posted on 12/14/2012 8:32:19 AM PST by Clarence
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To: SeekAndFind

And the democrats that are “condemning such extreme rhetoric” are?


10 posted on 12/14/2012 8:33:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

And I suggest that Harry Belafonte go back to whatever third world hell hole he came from.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 8:34:50 AM PST by jersey117
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To: jersey117

RE: And I suggest that Harry Belafonte go back to whatever third world hell hole he came from.

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Well, he was born in Harlem, NY, and spent his youth in Washington Heights, NY.

By “third world” hell hole, are you referring to these places?


12 posted on 12/14/2012 8:40:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I have a better idea!

Let's lock ole Harry up where he can get proper treatment for his Alzheimers!

13 posted on 12/14/2012 8:42:47 AM PST by moondoggie
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To: SeekAndFind

go ahead and try to throw me in prison cuz i disagree with your commie politics.

i will not go down without a fight.

funny the left wing idiots actually want a war against people that have brains, common sense and guns.

in more intelligent times, whatever this old fart would have said would not have been placed on the air and would have been censored by a responsible media to shield this idiot against his own words.

of course, the left wing will acknowledge him as a prophet.

bobo

bobo


15 posted on 12/14/2012 8:47:02 AM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Well, he was born in Harlem, NY, and spent his youth in Washington Heights, NY. By “third world” hell hole, are you referring to these places? "

Harlem, I think, qualifies

16 posted on 12/14/2012 8:50:28 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Harry suggested President Obama incarcerate American citizens who speak out against him.”

What a genius mentality!


17 posted on 12/14/2012 8:54:11 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

Belafonte wants to lock up democrats?,who knew.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 8:58:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: ScottfromNJ

You’re right - Harry Belafonte belongs in some 3rd world hellhole where he’s one of the top dogs.

What a typical lowlife totalitarian.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 9:04:26 AM PST by GOPJ (Detroit should be renamed 'Michael Mooresville'...)
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To: SeekAndFind

F U H B
you’re getting senile old man, stfu


20 posted on 12/14/2012 9:15:08 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SeekAndFind

Er, Mr Belafonte. I don’t recall giving you permission to speak.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 9:25:51 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SeekAndFind
And it will be OK because they (read "we") deserved it.
22 posted on 12/14/2012 9:29:52 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: SeekAndFind

Nazi Harry!


23 posted on 12/14/2012 9:51:57 AM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Tolkien

He’s living proof that the Indians f****d the buffalo.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 10:02:07 AM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: SeekAndFind

Deport him back to the slums of Kingston. Oh, wait! Kingston is one giant slum.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 10:24:07 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK...who let Uncle Harry out of the basement.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 10:30:50 AM PST by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: SeekAndFind

Harry needs to go back to tallying bananas.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 10:37:20 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: GOPJ

That must be why he has verb making frequent trips to Cuba for the past thirty years.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 10:56:35 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

He’s not senile - he is a Stalinist who has been saying these things for decades.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 10:58:31 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: SeekAndFind
Who is Harry Belafonte that what he says is published as if it were news?

Yeah OK. Day-O was a hit back when Eisenhower was president.

30 posted on 12/15/2012 6:07:27 PM PST by Salman
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