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MSNBC's Sharpton: GOP 'Will Stop at Nothing to Tear Down the Poor'
NewsBusters.org ^ | June 20, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth

Posted on 06/20/2013 4:48:56 PM PDT by Kaslin

On Wednesday's PoliticsNation show, MSNBC host Al Sharpton charged that Republicans are waging a "full-scale war against the poor" because of GOP efforts to reform the food stamp program, and went on to assert that "This party will stop at nothing to tear down the poor. Just as they have time and time again."

With the words "The Hunger Shames" in the background, the MSNBC host began the show:

Tonight's lead, the "hunger shames." The GOP has been called scary, narrow-minded, out of touch. And yet again today they lived up to their reputation. Fresh off of voting to roll back women's rights, today Republicans went after benefits for the poor. The House GOP wants to cut $20 billion from the food stamp program. Money that goes to hungry kids, disabled adults, struggling seniors. Why all the massive cuts? Well, just ask Congressman Sessions.

Then came three clips Texas Republicans Rep. Pete Sessions talking about wanting to remove convicted felons from the food stamp rolls and reserving the program for more deserving people, although the MSNBC host did not seem to get the point. Sharpton responded:

Pedophiles, murders, and rapists? The cuts the GOP want would kick 200,000 kids off the school lunch program. Kids -- not pedophiles, not murderers, not rapists -- kids. They're targeting a program where the vast majority of households includes children, seniors, or disabled people. That's who the GOP is targeting.

The MSNBC host added:

This isn't about fraud. It's a full-scale war against the poor. Just look at the amendments they're offering. They're telling needy mothers they need to get drug tested. They're pushing new work requirements to qualify for food stamps. And while the GOP can`t even talk about gun registry, they want one for people on food aid. This party will stop at nothing to tear down the poor. Just as they have time and time again.

Below is a transcript of relevant portions of the Wednesday, June 19, PoliticsNation on MSNBC:

AL SHARPTON: Tonight's lead, the "hunger shames." The GOP has been called scary, narrow-minded, out of touch. And yet again today they lived up to their reputation. Fresh off of voting to roll back women's rights, today Republicans went after benefits for the poor. The House GOP wants to cut $20 billion from the food stamp program. Money that goes to hungry kids, disabled adults, struggling seniors. Why all the massive cuts? Well, just ask Congressman Sessions.

REP. PETE SESSIONS (R-TX) CLIP #1: What we're trying to accomplish is to end eligibility of food stamps that compete against those families, those needy families that we talked about for rapists, pedophiles, and murders. Whether rapists-

SESSION CLIP #2: -pedophiles or murders will be eligible-

SESSIONS CLIP #3: -but it's pedophiles, murders, rapists. Those who should have enough money.

SHARPTON: Pedophiles, murders, and rapists? The cuts the GOP want would kick 200,000 kids off the school lunch program. Kids -- not pedophiles, not murderers, not rapists -- kids. They're targeting a program where the vast majority of households includes children, seniors, or disabled people. That's who the GOP is targeting.

This isn't about fraud. It's a full-scale war against the poor. Just look at the amendments they're offering. They're telling needy mothers they need to get drug tested. They're pushing new work requirements to qualify for food stamps. And while the GOP can`t even talk about gun registry, they want one for people on food aid. This party will stop at nothing to tear down the poor. Just as they have time and time again.

REP. MICHELE BACHMANN (R-MN): Self-reliance means if anyone will not work, neither should he eat.

NEWT GINGRICH, FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER, CLIP #1: Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working. And have nobody around them who works.

GINGRICH CLIP #2: They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash unless it's illegal.

REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI): Teach a man how to fish, he can feed himself for a life. Don't simply feed fish.

SHARPTON: Wouldn't it be nice if for once the GOP talked that way about banks and oil companies instead of those struggling to get by?

Joining me now is Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Democrat from Illinois. She just is steps away from where the House is voting. She participated in the SNAP food stamp challenge with other Democrats where they lived on just $31.50 a week. Also with me, Karen Finney, host of MSNBC's Disrupt. ... Congresswoman, does the GOP always target the poor when cuts need to be made?



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; demagogue; leftwinglunatic; msnbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; recklessblowhard; resistwemuch; tawanabradley
Al Sharpton's Skeleton Closet
1 posted on 06/20/2013 4:48:56 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Pow, right in the kisser. Just once. Well, maybe a few dozen times..


2 posted on 06/20/2013 4:51:01 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Kaslin
That this a-hole gets any kind of forum just blows my mind. And don't forget: The Treason party also promoted him for POTUS, but then again look at the other wackos they promoted as well..


3 posted on 06/20/2013 4:53:03 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Kaslin
MSNBC's Sharpton: GOP 'Will Stop at Nothing to Tear Down the Poor'

And, I care what this race-baiter says because . . . . . . . . . . . . ??

Actually, this is another hymn from the Dem Prayer Book! There's nothing new here, other than Fat Al needs some publicity.

4 posted on 06/20/2013 4:53:20 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Kaslin

I’m not in the mindset of listening to phonies talk, much less reading transcripts of what they say. My guess is, he’s still a phony.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 4:53:45 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

OMG can you imagine if one of these dip-wads beat GWB in 04’?....


6 posted on 06/20/2013 4:56:18 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Kaslin

Yes, we would like to tear the poor asunder and rebuild them as free men and women.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 4:56:26 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Kaslin

My cable company doesn’t carry MSNBC. I wish they did so I could watch that idiot spew his nonsense.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 4:57:57 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Kaslin

Kill them with opportunity.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 4:58:22 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Kaslin

General Electric pays this racist bomb throwing maggot to be on the air.

Think about it.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 5:05:08 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Kaslin

Doesn’t Sharpton feed off the poor, ripping them off in the name of racism?


11 posted on 06/20/2013 5:06:58 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Rush used to call them the 9 dwarfs, remember that?


12 posted on 06/20/2013 5:11:37 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: schm0e

Unfortunately, thanks to those who sat home in their ivory towers and allowed obama to get elected, there isn’t much opportunity out there. And, as long as that persists, you better believe that people are going to vote to keep their food stamps coming in. This is a catch 22 - and one reason why romney lost - people were hurting thanks to obama, but didn’t want to chance or wait for jobs to come back and also didn’t want to starve.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 5:12:44 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Marcella

Are you serious? Wow.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 5:13:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

It is far more superior to steal from the middle class and make them poor. The Fed is his god.

Pray for America to Wake Up


15 posted on 06/20/2013 5:14:49 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: SpaceBar

I have been boycotting GE for 6-7 years now. I refuse to buy anything from GE


16 posted on 06/20/2013 5:15:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: bray

and pray that is not to late


17 posted on 06/20/2013 5:17:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Al Sharpton is a true Uncle Tom — a black man who tells black people that freedom is too dangerous, and that they can only be safe as slaves.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 5:18:08 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Kaslin

Apparently the rats will stop at nothing to keep the poor poor and dependent.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 5:21:15 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Kaslin

AL SHARPTON'S NET WORTH -- $5,000,000

Average individual net worth in the US -- $100,000

20 posted on 06/20/2013 5:21:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Kaslin

Resist we much.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 5:22:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Notice how this PIMP’S getting RICH and his people are still scraping the bottom of the barrel.


22 posted on 06/20/2013 5:29:12 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Kaslin
MSNBC's Sharpton: GOP 'Will Stop at Nothing to Tear Down the Poor'

Criky! You do not tear down the poor!

It makes the meat tough.

/Unfeeling conservative monster

Dang, I almost sounded like a liberal abortionist or a MSNBC show host there for a moment.

23 posted on 06/20/2013 5:34:45 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: spawn44

Of course. Booker T. Washington warned of charlatans like Rev. Al back in the late 19th century.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 5:35:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SueRae
Like Jackie Gleason used to say “One of these Days, One of these Days. POW! Straight to the Moon!”
25 posted on 06/20/2013 5:47:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SpaceBar

GE. Selling Wind turbines to the greenies and fast start combustion turbines for times when the wind doesn’t blow.

Both sides of the fence. The Chicago Way!


26 posted on 06/20/2013 5:50:11 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Kaslin
Uyghur, PLEASE!
27 posted on 06/20/2013 5:54:11 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Of course. Booker T. Washington warned of charlatans like Rev. Al back in the late 19th century.

"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well." - Booker T. Washington

28 posted on 06/20/2013 5:56:25 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Kaslin
MSNBC has hired a fake "Reverend" to promote lies, division, and an agenda of hate. Sharpton has long sold his soul.

"Cursed are the warmongers for they will be called children of Satan."

29 posted on 06/20/2013 5:58:07 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Kaslin

Better to mire the poor down in misguided pseudo kindness?


30 posted on 06/20/2013 6:00:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Kaslin
MSNBC's Sharpton: GOP 'Will Stop at Nothing to Tear Down the Poor'

The entire progressive income tax is upside down. They need to tax the crap out of the low income, non-working parasites, and no tax at all on high-income working stiffs.

The more you earn, the less you pay.

There should be no taxes on business.

31 posted on 06/20/2013 6:05:34 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Kaslin

He’s a Racists pure and simple!!!!


32 posted on 06/20/2013 6:12:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Kaslin

“Are you serious? Wow.”

Yes, I want to see/hear him. I want to know what the enemy is thinking/planning. I only get bits from other people about him and I’d like to see/hear it myself.

I don’t get to see/hear Chris Matthews, either, so all I get is second hand.

If you had an enemy and had a chance to see/hear his plans, wouldn’t you want to know what those are? The more information I get, the better off I am to know what is coming down the pike toward me.


33 posted on 06/20/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: realcleanguy

Someone tell sharpy that his rich white democrate friends tolerate him.


34 posted on 06/20/2013 6:33:26 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Kaslin

Good grief. The problem with the food stamp crowd is gross obesity. They could live off stored fat for months.


35 posted on 06/20/2013 6:54:00 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SpaceBar

What sort of ratings does this joker get?


36 posted on 06/20/2013 7:29:27 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Kaslin
The rhetoric from the left is delusional. That they have an audience for their blather indicts half the nation as idiots.

The US has become Wonderland, with millions joining Alice down the rabbit hole.

vaudine

37 posted on 06/20/2013 7:52:01 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Kaslin
Rent a Reverend and Crown Heights Hero Al Sharpton opens his pie hole again.
Why this race huckster is given a forum and taken seriously is beyond me.
I guess MessNBC needed their token black amongst all those guilty white liberals who spew on that network.
38 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:20 PM PDT by YankeeReb (Freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, when one prevails the other dies.)
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To: Kaslin
Amazing - the Dims "fire up the ovens" and blame the Repubs of committing genocide...As long as there are low-info and lazy votersleeches, they will win points with the lies.
39 posted on 06/21/2013 3:47:05 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: ronnie raygun

Funny how in reality, Sharpton is saying to all those candidates he was standing on the stage with in 2008 that they were scum of the earth and he wanted them dead. And he really wanted to be president. Amazing. A guy who wants 70% of the US population wiped out wants to be president


40 posted on 06/21/2013 6:35:13 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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