Al Sharpton Openly Shills For Obama
I have always said that Barack Obama is no different from Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. He’s merely slicker. So given his twenty year association with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, I’m not surprised to read that Obama is using Sharpton to shore up support with African Americans. So much for being a post-racial President.
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 been to the White House five times since Mr. Obama took office, most recently this month as part of a small group meeting with economics advisor Lawrence Summers. Mr. Sharpton’s radio program, which airs in 27 markets, has become a friendly platform for administration officials to address black listeners, allowing Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, for example, to take credit for a recent $1.25 billion settlement with black farmers who had sued the government for discrimination.
Now there are signs that Mr. Sharpton will play a role in this fall’s midterm elections. Democratic National Committee Chairman Timothy Kaine conferred with Mr. Sharpton this month on sending him to black churches and neighborhoods in politically important states to register and mobilize black voters.
However, this article doesn’t go into detail about Sharpton’s heinous race pimping. Here’s some info on Sharpton’s role in the Tawana Brawley hoax, the Crown Heights riots, and Freddy’s Fashion Mart. Discover the Networks has more.