Sharpton's Group And Black Lives Matter Team Up For Pro-Farrakhan Protest. Several black activist groups are
holding a protest on Monday in defense of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite and racist revealed
to have close ties to prominent Democratic politicians and activists. Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panther Party
and the National Action Network are among the groups spearheading the protest, the organizers said in a press release.
The groups are protesting a House resolution, introduced by Republican Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, that formally condemns
Farrakhan's anti-Semitism. The activists instead want lawmakers to pass a resolution condemning President Donald Trump.
Farrakhan, The Left, and
Anti-Semitism. As documented here many, many times, "playing the race card," as racism is politely called these
days, is part and parcel of the Left in America and always has been. What once was slavery and segregation are now
laughably called "identity politics." And most assuredly, a thorough going part of that racism is anti-Semitism. And
when the spotlight is turned on, in this case on a leader of the so-called "Women's March" and various members of the Congressional
Black Caucus or various other lefty Democrats, there is much hemming and hawing at having been caught in the act. But the
"why" behind all of this latest go-round over left-wing support for Farrakhan — the man who once proclaimed that
"Hitler was a great man" — is simple to understand. This streak of racism is part of the larger racial agenda
that the Left has been preaching for decades. To wit: divide by race. Win elections. And if, in
this case, it means hanging with one of the most vicious anti-Semites of the day? So be it.
How Identity Politics
Is Made to Destroy Us. In January, when negotiations over the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients broke down, House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed the impasse on the alleged racism of President Trump and his senior advisers.
"Last night the president put forth a plan," Pelosi told the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "Let me just say what I said last
night, that plan is a campaign to make America white again." This was not only an obvious lie, but a spectacularly brazen
one, since Trump's announced plan would provide a path to citizenship not only for the illegal aliens who had benefited from
President Obama's constitutionally suspect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, all of whom are nonwhite, but for
a million additional illegals, mainly from Latin America, who are also mainly nonwhite.
governor drinks chocolate milk to demonstrate commitment to corporate diversity. Illinois governor Bruce Rauner took a gulp of
chocolate milk to display his commitment to diversity Wednesday [2/21/2018]. "It's really, really good — diversity," he
said in front of an audience at the Thompson Center in Chicago. Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire
included the governor in the demonstration, which was part of a Black History Month celebration. He described a glass of plain milk
as representative of corporate America today.
voter registration effort launched at 'Black Panther' screenings. An activist group has launched a voter
registration effort aimed at black voters at screenings of the "Black Panther" movie nationwide. Members of the
Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, are seeking to motivate black voters and increase
political engagement with the #WakandaTheVote campaign, the website Blavity reported. Wakanda is the fictional African
nation featured in the long-anticipated Marvel film "Black Panther."
Obama faces backlash for racial 'Black Panther' comment that ignores film history. Moviegoers were quick to
correct former first lady Michelle Obama this week after she framed the blockbuster movie "Black Panther" as a racial
milestone. The left-wing magazine Salon was mocked by superhero fans earlier this month for calling "Black Panther" the
"first blockbuster-format release featuring a black hero front and center." Mrs. Obama, however, made the same error on
Monday [2/19/2018] after the Marvel Studios hit tallied the highest-grossing February debut — $201.8 million for its
Parenthood Attacks Trump's Judicial Nominee For Being White. On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood, referring to a
judicial nominee of President Trump, attacked him for being white. The tweet referred to nominee Kyle Duncan, whom
Trump nominated for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. [...] Notably, Duncan represented Hobby Lobby at the U.S. Supreme
Court when the Obama administration targeted the Christian company for being unwilling to cover employees for drugs that
could cause abortions.
Pritzker campaign staffer resigns over candidate's FBI-wiretapped comments. A campaign worker for J.B. Pritzker
resigned on Tuesday [2/6/2018] as fallout continued to hit the front-running Democratic candidate for governor over his comments
denigrating several African-American politicians during an FBI-wiretapped 2008 conversation with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
"I will not stand by a candidate who feels that way about Black folks," staffer Kina Collins wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday
afternoon. "I withdraw my support and endorsement for him as Governor. I apologize to my community for being apart
[sic] of the campaign, but when you know better you do better," Collins wrote. "I promise to do better!"
Lives Matter Goes to the Olympics. The left plays the race card as often as it plays the Nazi or gender card, its
hackneyed alternative to any substantive discussion about issues and policy. It's much like those pull-string dolls:
pull the string of a liberal and hear about race, gender, skin color, or immigration status. And not much else.
Hatred Of Trump Is Going To Bring Them Down. When [President] Trump summarized the successes of his first year in office, he
emphasized how the prosperity of his first twelve months impacted the lives and hopes of ordinary Americans, wage laborers and others whom
the eight years of the Obama presidency had left behind. In doing so he exposed the Democrats in the most dramatic way imaginable.
Under his policies, he boasted, black and Hispanic unemployment are record lows. As he said this and the Republican side of the house
rose to its feet in applause the TV camera panned to the morose members of the Democrats' Black Caucus, sitting on their hands and showing
America that the last thing they care about is their black constituents. What they care about is their hatred for Trump, and about not
disturbing the biggest lie of the political season: that the White House is the headquarters of a "white supremacy" movement intent on
keeping black Americans down and making them suffer.
Waters Makes an FCC Suggestion for Trump. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was one of five Democrats to offer a
response to President Trump's State of the Union address. She didn't actually attend, so to put it another way she
offered a response to a speech she didn't even watch. Still, she has Trump figured out. He's a "despicable
human," he's a "racist," he's "not a role model," and — her latest description — he's not fit for TV.
"Whenever he appears on TV there should be a disclaimer that says 'This may be may not be acceptable for children,'" Waters said
during her pre-taped response for Angela Rye's BET special Wednesday [1/31/2018].
America. We make fun of Nancy Pelosi for good reason because of her nonsensical rants. [...] Nancy does not
like the ethnic makeup of the electorate that elected President Trump. Nancy is saying these are "white voters," not
necessarily white or Caucasian, but "white" in the sense that they reject the Democratic Party/Leftist agenda of open
borders, abortion on demand, sanctuary cities and states, crony capitalism, amnesty for all illegals, high tax rates,
increased regulations on business, and a cradle-to-grave nanny welfare state administered by the Annointed Ruling Class
of Leftist Democrats and RINO Republicans. To oppose this means acting "white" to Nancy.
plays race card: Trump immigration plan to 'make America white again'. A Saltine-white woman from one of
the richest congressional districts in the country played the race card against President Trump during a speech to U.S.
mayors. Addressing the United States Conference of Mayors, Nancy Pelosi promoted illegal immigration, sanctuary cities
and so-called "Dreamers." [Video clip]
Gone Wild: Trump's Dreamer Deal A "Campaign To Make America White Again". I admit to being a bit puzzled
by the leftist outrage over President Trump's proposed DACA deal. I fail to see anything "racist" about providing a
pathway to citizenship for over a million illegal aliens (or in any of the other proposed provisions). House minority
leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), however, seems to imagine that it's some kind of white supremacist plot.
There Any Sharks Left to Jump? Low income people suffer disproportionately from every problem. If every
problem is a "civil rights" problem, then nothing is. Here's an idea: prosperity and economic growth. What a
concept. By the way, I wonder if anyone at the NAACP noted on Monday [1/15/2018] that black unemployment is at a historic low.
Southern Poverty Law Center is a money-grabbing slander machine. Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up in Somalia, where she
suffered female genital mutilation. So now she speaks out against radical Islam. For that, SPLC put her on its
list of dangerous "extremists." Maajid Nawaz was once an Islamic extremist. Then he started criticizing the
radicals. SPLC labels him an "anti-Muslim extremist," too. While launching hateful smears like these, SPLC
invites you to donate to them to "join the fight against hatred and bigotry." SPLC once fought useful fights. They
took on the Ku Klux Klan. But now they go after people on the right with whom they disagree. They call the Family
Research Council a hate group because it says gay men are more likely to sexually abuse children. That's their belief.
There is some evidence that supports it. Do they belong on a "hate map," like the Ku Klux Klan, because they believe that
evidence and worry about it? I often disagree with the council, but calling them a hate group is unfair.
the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn't Obama Impeached? One of Trump's major campaign promises was to build a "wall" to protect our southern
border. Never mind that, in 2006, 26 Democratic senators — including Hillary Clinton, then-Sen. Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer — voted
for hundreds of miles of barriers and fencing. And every Senate Democrat voted for 2013's Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and
Immigration Modernization Act, which again called for hundreds of miles of barriers. But Trump is "racist" and "xenophobic."
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, calls Trump a "bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility," which, says Green, is a "high
misdemeanor" that constitutes an impeachable offense.
Department Touts SPLC, Open Society Foundation in Grant. The SPLC, a legal advocacy and civil rights watchdog,
purports to combat racist organizations and individuals, but has been panned for classifying Muslim moderates as "anti-Muslim
extremists." Maajid Nawaz, a prominent UK Muslim reformer who founded an anti-radicalization organization, is suing the
SPLC for identifying him as an Islamophobe. The SPLC has also refused to designate "antifa" a hate group, while applying
that epithet to politically conservative and religious groups.
Exactly right, but not in the way they intended:
"Racism," Maxine Waters, John Lewis To Skip Trump's SOTU. In the wake of Representative John Lewis (D-GA)
announcing he would not attend President Trump's inauguration, more than 50 Democrats refused to attend. Now three
Democrats, so far, are refusing to attend the president's State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 30th. The first
to announce his intention of skipping the President's first SOTU was Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). His announcement
was made early this month.
Says MLK's Vision Can't Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming. This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King's vision of a society free of racial
injustice can't be achieved without addressing warming. "We see climate change as a civil rights issue," Jacqueline
Patterson, head of the NAACP's environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center
for Environmental Connection. Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of
"environmental justice," since "minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming,"
Patterson told Yale's online radio Climate Connections.
The Editor says...
I never heard MLK say anything about global warming.
ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union address. Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her
name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the
Union address at the end of the month. Wilson, who was elected in 2010 and made headlines last year for fighting with
Trump over his telephone call to the widow of a fallen soldier, cited the president's "recent racist and incendiary remarks
about Haiti and African nations" for reasons why she wouldn't be attending the Jan. 30 speech. "For the first time
since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president's State of the Union address,"
Wilson said in a statement late Sunday [1/14/2018]. "I have no doubts that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity
and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump's address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies."
The Editor says...
Barack H. Obama made "State of the Union" speeches that were "full of innuendo, empty promises and lies," and the Republicans
didn't boycott those event for political gain. As a public service, I have kept excerpts from the reviews of Obama's
SOTU speeches (and many
stop politicizing Martin Luther King Day. It seems that no national holiday is exempt from the media's need for
political controversy. This Monday [1/15/2018], on what should be a day for Americans to put aside politics and come
together to honor the legacy of an extraordinary American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the media has decided instead to
seize upon it as yet another opportunity to further sow the division and partisan polarization already plaguing our
country. The New Yorker magazine decided to use Dr. King to touch on the continuing raw nerve that is NFL's
national anthem protests, with its cover depicting Dr. King kneeling alongside Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett, two
of the instrumental leaders in the controversy.
The 17 Most
Annoying People of 2017. [#10] Congresswoman Maxine Waters has represented the same South LA district since
Reconstruction. She lives in a white neighborhood and has never gone for more than five consecutive minutes without
reminding everyone that she's black. As unintelligent as she is self-righteous, she claimed in 2017 that Vladimir Putin
invaded Korea, referred to Trump and his associates as "scumbags," called the White House "the White Supremacists' House,"
and has repeatedly demanded for Trump's impeachment based on little more than the fact that he has thin lips and almost
invisible eyebrows. It is my sincere belief that Maxine Waters is a racist, and as everyone knows, I disavow racism
not only because it is evil, but because it is unpopular.
Racism of the Left. [Scroll down] But is there really anyone in the Democratic caucus who doesn't know
that Maxine Waters is crazy? Or Sheila Jackson Lee? Or Hank Johnson, the Georgia Democrat who worried that Guam
would tip over if more U.S. armed forces were based there? Or former Florida Democrat Corrine Brown, recently convicted
of corruption and sentenced to prison? Or that John Conyers, cashiered with great reluctance (because he's a "legend"
don't you know), was effectively senile? The patronization of the Congressional Black Caucus by the Democratic
leadership is one of those obvious Washington phenomena that everyone is embarrassed to speak openly about. Members of
the Black Caucus are always prominently included in Democratic press conferences for exactly the reason Ostroy thought Tim
Scott was included at the White House tax rally. It was only natural Ostory thinks that way about Scott, because that's
how liberals secretly think about minorities themselves.
Guest Calls Former Sheriff David Clarke an 'Uncle Tom'. In a Saturday [12/9/2017] appearance on MSNBC's "AM
Joy," SiriusXM satellite radio's Mark Thompson reacted to former Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke saying "John who?"
in response to being asked about Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and calling him "irrelevant." Thompson dismissed
Clarke's comments, calling him "crazy" and "an Uncle Tom."
pays tribute to civil-rights heroes in Mississippi as black leaders boycott his visit. With some black leaders boycotting the
event, President Trump paid tribute Saturday [12/10/2017] to the heroes of the civil rights movement at the dedication of two museums in
Mississippi. Speaking to a small invitation-only group of dignitaries indoors at the new civil-rights museum in Jackson, Mr. Trump
called the facility honoring leaders of the movement "a tribute to our nation at the highest level." "Today we pay solemn tribute to
our heroes of the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future of freedom, equality, justice and peace," Mr. Trump said.
Sharpton to lead prayer service for Rep. Frederica Wilson. Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a prayer service to honor
Rep. Frederica Wilson on Saturday, after her recent faceoff with President Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly.
"In an effort towards healing and unifying our community during these times of pain and conflict, faith leaders will join together at
a prayer service to cover Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) in prayer as she continues to be a voice for the voiceless,"
a statement from Wilson's office read.
Congressional Black Caucus: Purveyors of Black Urban Decline. Every week a prominent Democrat is in the news labeling their opposition
as racist as if it is some sort of sport. Do you support school choice that helps struggling black parents end generational poverty? Racist.
Call out black crime rates that disproportionately claim black victims? Racist. Criticize the welfare state that keeps black people hooked on
government handouts? Racist. Are you a Republican? Automatic racist. And if you're a black conservative like I am, it's even worse.
No substantive conversation can take place in this environment.
Jesse Jackson blasts Texans owner Bob McNair as having a 'plantation mentality'. The leading civil rights
activist Reverend Jesse Jackson has demanded Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is sanctioned for his comments on the anthem
row. [...] He has also called on football players to intensify their protests amid criticism from US President Donald Trump.
clown in a sequined cowboy hat distorts greatest sacrifice. At last America is once again unified. We are, it turns
out, all racists. Because if retired Marine General and current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a Gold Star dad among so
many other distinctions, is a racist, then every last one of us is. This is according to the great titan of objective intellect,
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of South Florida.
Soldiers Died In Niger Because Of Obama. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has come up with a new gimmick for
getting invited on CNN. After exploiting the death of one soldier killed in an attack in Niger, she decided that if
exploiting one soldier made her famous, exploiting the deaths of all the soldiers would make her even more famous.
Wilson has taken to calling the attack, "Mr. Trump's Benghazi." And she's close. American soldiers died in Niger
for the same reasons that Americans died in Benghazi. Both were fallout from the Arab Spring. It wasn't President
Trump who deployed our soldiers to Niger. That was Obama's doing. Congresswoman Wilson complained that they,
"didn't have appropriate weapons where they were" and that "they had trucks that were not armored trucks." She is welcome
to take up those objections with Obama.
John Kelly: 'Stunned' After 'Empty Barrel' Frederica Wilson Politicized President's Phone Call. White House
chief of staff General John Kelly sternly lectured Congressman Frederica Wilson for listening to and politicizing President
Donald Trump's phone call to the grieving widow of a slain soldier. "It stuns me that a member of Congress would have
listened in on the conversation — absolutely stuns me," Kelly said, "And I thought at least that was sacred."
Kelly delivered a stirring speech at the White House press briefing about the sacred duty of people serving in the military
and the president's role in comforting grieving family members and called Wilson a "selfish member of Congress" for
politicizing the phone call.
Plays Race Card in Attack on Trump Chief of Staff. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., the congresswoman who
attacked President Trump after his phone call to a Gold Star widow, is now playing the race card in her public feud with
White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly. Speaking with CNN on Friday morning, Wilson slammed Kelly for calling
her an "empty barrel," saying the characterization is racist. "That's a racist term, too. I'm thinking about that
one. We looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel. And I don't like to be
dragged into something like that," Wilson said Friday on CNN's "New Day."
The Editor says...
Notice that Frederica Wilson had never heard of the term, "empty barrel," but immediately she was sure it was a racial slur.
Wilson Plays the Race Card. Yesterday, Rep. Fredericka Wilson claimed that John Kelly's comments about
President Trump's condolence call to the Gold Star family of Sergeant La David Johnson were an attempt to save his job as
White House chief of staff. Wilson's office then declared that she would have no further comment on this controversy.
Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast: The Great Black Deception. The CBC Prayer Breakfast had
nothing to do with Jesus or spreading His Love. Quite the opposite. It was about spreading hate for police,
strengthening the Trump resistance, and strengthening black's bogus belief that they are victims in America. The
breakfast was also about despicably instilling hate and fear to register new Democrat voters.
money on hate. These are not happy times for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which doesn't have a lot to do
with the South, poverty or the law, and it thrives far from the center of the political spectrum. The center is mostly
a cash machine, and it has raised hundreds of millions of dollars, mostly from well-meaning but gullible liberals —
"progressives" in the current argot — in the name of fighting injustice and hate. Lately it has been called
out as a hate group itself.
Not Letting Media Turn Puerto Rico Into His 'Katrina'. Trump, in the case of Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria,
refuses to let media and politicians like Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., who called the federal response in Puerto Rico
"disgraceful," turn this into Trump's Katrina. After Katrina, President Bush got blamed for the shortcomings and
political infighting between local and state authorities. Recall how rapper Kanye West, during a fundraiser for Katrina
victims, claimed, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Then-senatorial candidate Claire McCaskill even said,
"George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black." As for
Hurricane Maria and Trump's response, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said: "We are dying here. ... And you are
killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy. We will make it with or without you. ... I am done being
polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad [...], because my people's lives are at stake."
Trump, in a series of tweets, fired back: [...]
The crass politics of windy
compassion. Those ill winds blowing out of the Caribbean are blowing somebody good, or at least there's
somebody who thinks they're good. There's always profit in somebody else's misery. Some Democrats in Washington
see opportunities to make hay with Puerto Ricans who would settle for a drink of clean water and something to eat.
Hurricane Maria, now safely out to sea, has so ruined the island that many Puerto Ricans are encouraged to resettle in
Florida, a swing state with the partisan numbers so narrow that only a few Puerto Ricans might swing it permanently to the
left and to the Democrats. [...] Democrats relish the arrival of younger than usual imports. These are not immigrants,
but settlers as American as Texans, Californians or Pennsylvanians, American citizens by a 1917 act of Congress. They
can't vote for president and they have no representation in Congress, but once ashore all they have to do to vote is to
register in their new states.
Clinton peddles fake news about Trump and Puerto Rico. Frustrated by the justifiably high marks President Trump
received for the federal government's response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, portions of the left are attacking Trump for
allegedly not being sufficiently concerned about Hurricane Maria, which pounded Puerto Rico. Hillary Clinton is doing
her part. She slammed the president for his near silence about the situation in Puerto Rico. Ever the snob,
Clinton stated, with no apparent basis, "I'm not sure he knows that Puerto Ricans are American citizens."
Clinton's vicious former spokesman Brian Fallon made explicit what the left is really alleging. He tweeted: "Trump's racist
neglect of Puerto Rico is threatening lives. It's time to start caring about the crisis there." The rush baselessly to
label people "racists" and "deplorables" is one the reasons Hillary Clinton did not become president and, thus, Brian Fallon
did not become White House press secretary. Viewed in this context, I suppose we should be grateful that they are
so quick to play the race card.
Waters Tells Blacks to Play the Race Card. Apparently, the race card is too heavy for only a few to lift, so
the Congressional Black Circus clowns like Waters needs help. In speaking to a congregation of black nationalists and
white Leftist enablers, Waters proved how divisive she and the Left truly are, as she implored attendees to "play the race card".
Al Sharpton says Trump's Colin Kaepernick comments show the President's 'political cowardice'. The Rev. Al
Sharpton said on Saturday that President Trump's crude call for NFL owners to fire protesting players completely misses the
point of why they're taking a knee in the first place. "Why don't you, as President, address what the protest is
about? Why?" Sharpton asked as he addressed a cheering crowd during his weekly rally at his National Action Network
headquarters in Harlem. "The reason you won't is because they're protesting the criminal justice inequities in this
country," a fired up Sharpton said to roaring applause.
St. Louis Erupts, Democrats Own It. The acquittal on Friday [9/15/2017] of a white cop on trial for murder
for fatally shooting a black man in 2011 after a high-speed chase was immediately met with demonstrations and violence
including attacks on police, property, and the media. That was predictable, but what was equally and sadly on display
were incendiary comments by local elected Democrat officials up and down the line that appeared to add more fuel to the
already volatile fire in the streets. [...] None of these politicians — in the midst of a volatile situation with
various agitators having planned and threatened to take action — encouraged people to respect the integrity of the
judicial system that had rendered a verdict in the case.
"Sambogate". Move over,
Muhammad; you're no longer the only sacred icon that can't be drawn as a cartoon. Black people are now on the small and
exclusive list of things that will spark an instantaneous jihad if sketched by an artist. And the ground zero for black
cartoon proscription? Chicago, a city in which blacks are so sacred, they compete with one another on a daily basis
The Editor says...
The article above is about the PC over-reaction
to this cartoon.
Sharpton's daughter Ashley Sharpton arrested after cops say she attacked cab driver. A birthday celebration for
Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter ended in handcuffs early Saturday after she punched a cabbie in Midtown and snatched his
keys, police sources said. Ashley Sharpton was in a yellow taxi just before 1 a.m. with three of her friends near the
intersection of W. 48th St. and Ninth Ave. Each of the passengers gave the driver a different destination.
The cabbie Georges Coly — annoyed and confused — stopped the car and refused to move until Sharpton's group
could figure out where they wanted to go.
Southern Poverty Law Center Has $69 Million Parked Overseas. The Southern Poverty Law Center invests almost 20 percent of
its nearly $320 million endowment fund in offshore equities and other investments. The 2016 annual report of the Alabama-based civil
rights organization reports $69,093,576 of "non-U.S. equity funds" among the assets comprising the total endowment fund of $319,283,961, a
fund the SPLC describes as a "plan for the day when nonprofits like the SPLC can no longer afford to solicit support through the mail
because of rising postage and printing costs." (Given that 2016 contributions topped $45 million, that day has not yet arrived.)
Dem Chair: Rural, Disaffected Voters Are 'White Supremacists'. New Hampshire's Democratic Party chair
referred to rural, disaffected voters as "white supremacists" and "extremists" on Sunday [9/3/2017]. WMUR9 told its
viewers that Look Ahead America, an organization that reaches out to "disaffected, patriotic Americans" may be headed to New
Hampshire next. "New Hampshire's going to be, probably, the state we advance to next," Matt Braynard, the executive
director said. "We've identified maybe 15,000 inactive voters who we would consider disaffected, patriotic
Americans. And potentially 100,000 or more unregistered adults we're going to reach out to."
Fortunately, Jesse Jackson is not the one who decides.
Jackson: Trump 'Would Not Qualify to Get Into Jesus' Kingdom'. President Donald Trump may want to tighten
requirements on who can immigrate to the United States, but Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks he should instead worry about his
own citizenship in heaven. "Trump says you must be able to speak the language of English, [be] qualified, and have a
job skill," Jackson said Monday [8/28/2017]. "Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump's country — he would
not qualify to get into Jesus' kingdom." Jackson made the comment Monday at the "Ministers March for Justice," which was
spearheaded by Rev. Al Sharpton and featured ministers from various traditions united in opposing the Trump administration.
Blacklist: The Left's
latest war on free speech. Blacklists are ugly things. They're how you terrorize and intimidate
people. They're a weapon of hate. And Color of Change, an extremist group, is using blacklists to smear all
conservatives as racists. Color of Change, the organization founded by Van Jones, a 9/11 Truther and former Communist,
has circulated a blacklist to PayPal, Discover, Visa, Master Card and American Express that falsely and libelously groups
together a black Harlem church, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an ex-Muslim organization, Jihad Watch and others as
"white supremacists" alongside actual Neo-Nazis. But Color of Change's definition of "white supremacist" is Republican.
Gubernatorial Candidate Says 'Maine's Whiteness Is Bad News'. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Eves
believes "Maine's whiteness is bad news" according to remarks he delivered during a Maine People's Alliance event this
week. According to Maine First Media and Big League Politics, the former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
delivered the remarks while addressing a group of nearly one hundred activists and grassroots supporters Wednesday evening
[8/30/2017] at the "Resistance Rising" forum event put on by the Maine People's Alliance in Lewiston.
America and the White Supremacist Black Church. The ATLAH World Missionary Church is located in the heart of Harlem right off
Malcolm X Boulevard. Pastor David Manning grew up picking cotton in the segregated South. The African-American church
and its pastor have had plenty of critics over the years, but none have accused them of white supremacy. Until now. Color of
Change has rolled out its version of the Southern Poverty Law Center blacklist. The race-baiting group, co-founded by CNN's Van Jones,
put up a petition demanding that credit card companies stop taking "blood money" by "processing funds for over 100 white supremacist
hate groups." The Color of Change list of "white supremacist hate groups" includes Pastor Manning's black church.
Coming Victory over Identity Politics. Let us first be clear: No one on the political Left can possibly
succeed in easing racial tensions. Their identity politics approach has played itself out beyond the limits of
absurdity. That is what the reassignment of the Asian-American sports announcer, Robert Lee, really demonstrates.
This farcical episode, made ESPN a mockery, even to some on the Left.
DNC: America's Most Notorious Hate Group. In December 2015, President Obama lauded [Black Lives Matter] for
shining "sunlight" on the problem of racist policing in America, and on a subsequent occasion he likened BLM to the abolition
and suffrage movements, which he said were also "contentious and messy" but ultimately noble. And on July 13,
2016 — a mere six days after a BLM supporter in Dallas had shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven
others — Obama hosted three BLM leaders at a lengthy White House meeting along with the legendary racist
anti-Semite, Al Sharpton. By then, Sharpton was well-established as "Obama's go-to man on race." Indeed, Obama had
addressed Sharpton's National Action Network on multiple occasions, lauding the organization for its "commitment to fight
injustice and inequality," and for doing work that was "so important to change America." He had also characterized Sharpton
as "a voice for the voiceless and ... dispossessed," and had praised Sharpton's "dedication to the righteous cause of
perfecting our union." From January 2009 through December 2014, Al Sharpton — the most visible racist anti-Semite
of the past generation — visited the Obama White House on 72 separate occasions, including 5 one-on-one meetings
with the president and 20 meetings with staff members or senior advisers. And the DNC had no problem with
any of this.
Jackson: Electoral college must be abolished. The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday [8/20/2017] gave a
strong endorsement to the movement for removing monuments to leaders of the Confederacy and called for the electoral college
to be abolished. Speaking at the Islamic Center of Southern California, Jackson blamed the electoral college system,
giving disproportionate influence to less populated states, for the 2000 and 2016 loss of Democratic presidential candidates
Al Gore and Hillary Clinton despite their winning the popular vote.
we're toppling offensive symbols, what about the Democratic Party? Al Sharpton just may be right about the need
to remove offensive statues from the American public way. I'd been somewhat torn on the idea of erasing history by
tearing down statues, even Civil War Confederate statues, since destroying public imagery and iconography isn't the kind of
thing Americans do. Actually, it's the kind of thing that ISIS does. But Sharpton, the noted race hustler, helped
me see things in a different way.
Dividing the White.
A rally in Virginia on Saturday intended to "Unite the Right" ended in chaos and bloodshed. The way events unfolded
suggests that the main battle plan for the powers that be in America has nothing to do with illusions such as "left" and
"right" — nah, instead, their primary goal appears to be Dividing the White. [...] The rally's planners had
jumped through every possible legal hoop to ensure that the rally would commence without a hitch. Once they were
issued a permit, it was revoked by the coffee-bean-colored Wes Bellamy, Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville. Wes never
seems to miss an opportunity to remind you of his blackness. Among the groups he has joined (and even led) include
100 Black Men of Central Virginia, Young Black Professional Network of Charlottesville, and Charlottesville/Albemarle
Alliance of Black School Educators. In case you missed it, Wes Bellamy wants you to know he's black.
No, Civil Rights
did not give Republicans the South. The Civil Rights Act passed because 27 of the 33 Republican senators
supported it — a higher percentage than Democrats did. (The difference is minuscule.) All 22 Democratic
senators from the South (as defined by the 11 Confederate states) opposed it — as did enough bigots like Bobby Byrd to
filibuster the bill as they had for decades. Johnson needed 67 votes to stop the filibuster. Republicans
delivered far more than the 23 votes he needed from then [sic]. Their reward was to be portrayed as racists.
The liberal fantasy is that in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Democrats selflessly sacrificed all those white votes
in the Deep South. The reality is, Democrats kept the South and thanks to the Coting Rights Act of 1965, forced states to
create black majority districts. That racial gerrymandering — upheld by the courts — led to the
Congressional Black Caucus.
Sharpton Criticizes Ivanka Trump with Worst Grammar You've Ever Seen! The Reverend Al Sharpton is attacking Ivanka Trump.
Even worse, he's supposed to be a gifted speaker. I don't see any indication of that, myself, but Democrats are falling over themselves
to christen terrible speakers on the left as being shining orators.
Jackson back at Amazon stockholders' meeting, crusading for workforce diversity. The Rev. Jesse Jackson
was in Seattle this week pressing Amazon.com to make its workforce and leadership look more like the population of the
country. It's 2017, and much has changed since Jackson marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.
But some old problems remain unresolved, and access to good jobs is among them. Jackson, who's 75 now, can still get
into rooms that others can't and bring attention to issues that need to be addressed. That allows him to continue to
play a prominent role in advancing progressive causes.
The Most Asinine Claim
About the AHCA. If one takes seriously the wild characterizations of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that
have appeared in the media since last week, the Republicans have transformed the House of Representatives from a branch of
the national legislature into a veritable abattoir. The GOP is not merely guilty of "consigning thousands of people
with serious illnesses to death," as one erstwhile news outlet put it, "the Republicans are taking health services away from
disabled children, women who give birth, and survivors of rape and sexual assault." And what has motivated the GOP to wreak
such carnage? Why, racism, of course.
What Ever Happened
to the Civil Rights Movement? If you're a Democrat, and your program is wealth redistribution — with a big cut
for yourself as a ruling middleman — it turns out that racism is a much better rationale than inequality for robbing selected
Peter to pay collective Paul.
The Greatest Threat to America Isn't
Islam — It's the Left. The left has found the great weakness of conservatives: their conscience and decency. When
someone accuses them of being racist or some other form of evil, their reflex is to apologize and appease. The more conservatives placate and
soothe, the louder the left screams racism — because it works. The cultural decay of our civilization will continue until conservatives choose
to stand up and say "enough."
Sharpton still too busy to pay his taxes. MSNBC host and perpetual race agitator Al Sharpton certainly gets
around quite a bit. Any time there's any sort of Black Lives Matter protest or urban unrest with a race relations
twist, Sharpton seems to appear within hours as if by magic. So busy is the man's schedule that he apparently still
can't find time to sit down with an accountant and clear up more than a half million dollars in unpaid taxes which the IRS
has been pestering him about for some time now.
Wasteful EPA Program that Gave Leftist Groups Millions "Racist". Over the years, heaps of taxpayer dollars have filled the coffers
of leftwing groups — including some dedicated to helping illegal immigrants — that teach black, Latino and indigenous folks how to recycle, reduce
carbon emissions through "weatherization" and participate in "green jobs." The cash flowed freely through the EPA's special environmental
justice office, which the Trump administration plans to get rid of as part of a broader budget cut for the famously bloated agency. This
is great news for American taxpayers who were forced to fund this nonsense.
Helping Illegal Immigrants Took $291 Million From Taxpayers. Taxpayers funded eight nonprofits that serve,
protect or advocate for illegal immigrants with more than $291 million between 2012 to 2016, according to an analysis of
federal spending data and tax documents by the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. The eight groups —
including at least one that endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 — provide a variety of
support to illegal aliens, ranging from legal and social services to political advocacy. Ninety-four percent of the public
funds — or, nearly $274 million — came from the federal government, according to data obtained from
USAspending.gov and 990 tax forms.
Black Caucus Foundation Received Over $500K in Taxpayer-Funded Gov't Grants. The Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation was awarded more than $500,000 in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2010, records show. Seven of its
leaders additionally paid themselves six-figure salaries, according to the group's most recent tax filings. The CBC
Foundation, a nonprofit that is separate from the Congressional Black Caucus, carries a mission of advancing "the global
black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public."
SPLC 2: The
Search for More Money. It was a bad week for the Southern Poverty Law Center, America's self-appointed
witch-sniffers-in-chief. For decades, the SPLC, despite its comic history of money-grubbing and out-of-control
vilification, has been treated by the mainstream media as the unquestionable authority about who the Bad Guys are.
Finally, however, doubts have been allowed to surface about an organization that is in reality America's richest hate
group (with financial assets of $302,800,000).
Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Joke, And This Proves It. The Southern Poverty Law Center, as Daily Wire's
Aaron Bandler wrote in [a recent] article, is "a leftist hack advocacy group which picks and chooses what standards to apply
to its labels, consistently turning a blind eye to leftist and pro-Democrat groups and individuals while targeting, often
unfairly, their enemies on the right." Over the past few days, SPLC continued to protect hard-left and Islamist radicals
in the name of the "progressive" cause by joining the chorus of left-wing organizations and leftist commentators in rushing
to the support of Linda Sarsour.
Weaver Has a Dream, Representative John Lewis Has a Nightmare. Mason Weaver, a former Black Panther, takes
issue with legendary civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis calling Trump an illegitimate president. In an
interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Weaver skewers the hypocrisy of Lewis, and calls out Democrats as the party of the
Klan. Mr. Weaver has a dream, and it doesn't look anything like the nightmare created by John Lewis and company.
skipped Bush inaugural too, said he was not president. It's a free country, and the nineteen (and counting)
members of Congress who are planning to boycott President-elect Trump's inauguration are certainly within their rights.
So even is Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who said over the weekend that Trump's election (or his presidency) is "illegitimate."
That doesn't make his comment true or honorable or helpful to the nation's well-being, but he is free to say it.
Sharpton Confronted by Activists in Baltimore. Rev. Al Sharpton got an earful from activists when he
arrived in Baltimore to preach on Sunday [1/15/2017]. A group of men peppered the preacher with questions about his
activism in the black community in a Facebook Live video posted by Duane G. Davis. "They come to exploit tragedies and
collect money," Davis said about Sharpton and other high-profile liberal activists. "How much money is he going to get to
speak here?" One activist repeatedly asked Sharpton what he was doing to help young black men, telling Sharpton that
his past activism wasn't good enough.
John Lewis and the Congressional
Black Caucus make a mockery of the civil rights movement. It's not especially necessary for the president to be
inaugurated to align ideologically with those attending the ceremony; in fact, it says far more about America as a
constitutional republic that those of a different political party would be willing to attend. They're not supporting
the president so much as the system which has served us so well as a country. So when Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia),
the former civil-rights icon — he became a hero to that movement after he was badly beaten during the march across
the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965 — declared he would be joining a boycott of Donald Trump's inauguration
ceremony, it was a disappointing sign that some of our elected officials don't quite grasp the ideals of the nation's founding.
but I do not concede absolute moral authority to John Lewis. The people who want to destroy the Trump
presidency demand that John Lewis, be awarded absolute moral authority (shades of Cindy Sheehan) for his public denial of the
legitimacy of the next commander-in-chief. [...] Already a leader of the left wing (SNCC) of the Civil Rights Movement, Lewis
had the fortune (bad and good) to be savagely beaten on the head by Alabama State Troopers (under the command of Democrat
Governor George Wallace), and today bears the visible scars. This sacrifice in a great and victorious cause, combined
with his position as a man of the left, built the armor of an unassailable hero around Lewis. The American left created
a claque around him, requiring any serious discussion of the man to include a disclaimer as to his heroic status and
infallibility. He became a valuable weapon: a voice that could present outrageous lies.
Spins Lewis vs. Trump. Start with the headline: "Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil
rights legend." Most people only read headlines, and this one gives no clue that it was Lewis, not Trump, who
started the fight by saying on Meet the Press that Trump will be an illegitimate president. And Lewis is identified
as a "civil rights legend," not as a hyper-partisan Democratic politician, which is what he is.
Booker And The Party Of Robert Byrd. The Democratic bench is thin these days and perhaps Cory Booker thought
the crisis a Democratic Party decimated by the policies of Barack Obama would be a terrible thing to waste. In, as
Democrats might say, an unprecedented move, Cory Booker stepped to the plate as the designated character assassin of fellow
Sen. Jeff Sessions. It was a forum of great attention that perhaps Booker thought might launch a 2020 presidential
run like another freshman Senator, Barack Obama, whose 2004 Democratic Convention speech launched his presidential campaign.
Betrayed by Protege, Faces Embarrassingly Low Turnout for Inaugural March. Al Sharpton will be marching on
Washington on Martin Luther King Day, just five days before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. It may be a
lonely walk. Sharpton's "We Shall Not Be Moved" march has piqued the interest of fewer than 1,000 people on Facebook,
as of publication. A rival event, the Women's March on Washington, had already secured 175,000 RSVPs, with an
additional 250,000 people saying they're interested in attending.
says racism in U.S. surfaces in 'violent opposition' to programs to help minorities. In an exit interview on
race relations during his two terms, President Obama said racism is evident to him when Americans suddenly voice opposition
to long-standing federal programs "as soon as African-Americans or Latinos are interested in availing themselves" of the
benefits. "I'm careful not to attribute any particular resistance or slight or opposition to race," Mr. Obama said
in the interview published Tuesday [12/12/2016] in The Atlantic.
Obama Used 'Fake News' to Sell the Iran Nuclear Deal. For those who have forgotten, in 1998, as the Monica
Lewinsky sex scandal reared its ugly head, Reverend Jesse Jackson offered President Bill Clinton his services as a spiritual
advisor. It would turn out the offer represented the height of hypocrisy by the right good-and-married reverend.
It was later learned, Jackson provided his services while quietly living under the cloud of having fathered an illegitimate
child months earlier. Apparently the lure of moving forward into the spotlight proved stronger for Jackson than the
pull of a guilty conscience restraining him. Keeping this Jackson "moment" in mind, Obama exhibited his own hypocritical
chutzpah. While his did not involve a sex scandal, U.S. national security would have fared better if it had.
Jackson: Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton. Speaking at President Gerald Ford's alma mater, The
Rev. Jesse Jackson called for President Obama to issue a blanket pardon to Hillary Clinton before he leaves office, just
like Ford did for Richard Nixon. Stopping short of saying Clinton did anything wrong, Jackson told a large crowd of
University of Michigan students, faculty and administrators gathered at daylong celebration of his career that Obama should
short-circuit President-elect Donald Trump's promised attempt to prosecute Hillary Clinton for use of a private e-mail
server. "It would be a monumental moral mistake to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton," Jackson said.
He said issuing the pardon could help heal the nation, like Ford's pardon of Nixon did.
Jackson calls for Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office — even though he insists she hasn't done anything
wrong. Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has urged Barack Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton to help heal the
country. Mr Jackson made the plea as he joined thousands of students in an anti-racism rally at the University of
Michigan on Wednesday. He told a crowd: 'In this election, voters voted for fear. I think hope will defeat
hate, but it's a battle.'
Sharpton Promises Donald Trump 'a Fight for the Future of This Country'. Rev. Al Sharpton warned
President-Election Donald Trump to "saddle up your horse" because he's planning to spend the eight weeks leading up to
Trump's inauguration fighting any changes that could adversely impact communities of color — starting with a rally
at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on January 14. At a special edition of his Saturday gathering and
radio address at the Harlem headquarters of his National Action Network [11/12/2016], Sharpton announced his plans to march on
the on the monument in Washington, D.C. just two days before the official Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and six days before
Trump's inauguration. He urged people to put pressure on the Senate to maintain the Affordable Care Act and to push back
on every proposed member of the Trump cabinet at every confirmation hearing.
Says All Americans Are Guilty of Implicit Racism. The debate has been more of what we have heard for months
now, however, Hillary did call Americans racists. Hillary said during the debate tonight that it isn't just the police
that are racist... everyone has implicit bias and is racist! Hillary insists we have "systemic racism" in this
country. That will be a great attitude to have if she wants to start a race war.
Talk of 'Implicit Bias' Should Scare Every American. You're guilty and you don't know it. Sure, you think
you're a decent person who treats people fairly, judging them on the content of their character and not the color of the
skin. But let's face it: You're deluded. Especially if you happen to be white, you're biased and you don't
even know it. You're unaware of your own privilege, and of the extent to which your beliefs, speech, and even
mannerisms oppress people of color. It's time to confess. It's time to be re-educated. It's time to rid
yourself of your false consciousness. This is the message of the modern campus radical, of the diversity trainer, and,
increasingly, of the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton.
Hillary's Debate Lies.
Hillary Clinton repeated her incessant lie last night that the criminal justice system is infected with "systemic racism."
Race "determines" how people are "treated in the criminal justice system," she said. Blacks are "more likely [than whites]
to be arrested, charged, convicted and incarcerated" for "doing the same thing." Such a dangerous falsehood, should Clinton
act on it as president, would result not just in misguided policies but in the continued delegitimation of the criminal justice
system. That delegitimation, with its attendant hostility and aggression toward police officers, has already produced the
largest one-year surge in homicides in urban areas in nearly a half-century.
if cops are racist, Hillary says EVERYBODY is racist! Hillary went all in on the "Black Lives Matter"
narrative tonight [9/26/2016] when asked if she thought that police had "implicit bias" against blacks. Her answer was
that pretty much everyone is racist: [Video clip]
"Make America Great Again" Is Racist! The Big Dog was at his partisan worst this afternoon [9/7/2016]. [...] Clinton
claims to be an expert on racism by virtue of having grown up in Arkansas. I suspect there are a lot of Arkansans who would
like to say: get off our team.
The Ugly Truth
Of Leftist "Heroes". [Scroll down] MLK wasn't nationally known until Time put him on the cover of
their magazine. (Thanks, mainstream media!) It's odd that his name is still prefixed with Dr., since he
plagiarized much of his doctoral dissertation. As for the Reverend part, that too seems odd since his personal life
made Bill Clinton seem like a monk. He partied with booze and hookers on the SCLC's dime. Sometimes he'd beat
them — a "moral giant" indeed!
Long, Cozy Love Affairs with Racists. During her first presidential campaign eight years ago, Mrs. Clinton spoke
at an event held by Al Sharpton's National Action Network, where she crowed about the "long and positive relationship" she had enjoyed
with Sharpton and his organization. Noting that "I don't ever remember saying 'no' to them," Clinton vowed "to remain their partner
in civil rights" for as long as there was breath in her body. Sharpton, you may recall, is the vile, foul-mouthed black socialist
who has done more to poison race relations in America than virtually anyone other than Barack Obama. And nothing whatsoever has
changed in Mrs. Clinton's estimation of Sharpton in the years since then.
Sharpton's daughter sues city over ankle injury she hiked with. The Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter admitted
in a damning legal deposition that she danced, pranced and jetted around to romance her beau after supposedly suffering
permanent damage to her ankle when she stumbled in a city pothole. Dominique Sharpton gave the deposition, a transcript
of which was obtained by The Post, in her $5 million lawsuit against the city — and it reveals startling new
details about her escapades following the injury. She admitted that she changed into party clothes and attended a
two-hour gospel concert in honor of her father's 60th birthday just hours after the incident at Broome Street and Broadway
on Oct. 2, 2014.
Sharpton's daughter admits she went to concert hours after 'spraining ankle' on Soho sidewalk in $5m lawsuit deposition —
and has gone dancing in heels and even hiking since then. The Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter admitted she went
to a concert just hours after she tripped and sprained her ankle on a Soho sidewalk — during a deposition for her
$5 million lawsuit against New York City. Dominique Sharpton, 30, had demanded millions in compensation from the city
after claiming she sprained her ankle on uneven sidewalk in 2014, suffering 'permanent pain and mental anguish'.
Sharpton Rewrites Crown Heights History, With Jews as Rioters. Al Sharpton has been a minor player in the Black
Lives Matter chaos, but returned to his divisive habits last weekend with an op-ed in the New York Daily News on the
25th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots, casting Jews as the aggressors. In his re-telling, the young black boy who
died tragically in a traffic accident involving the Lubavitcher Rebbe's motorcade, Gavin Cato, was a precursor to Michael
Brown, the black teen who attacked a police officer and was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
Is What Happens When Sharpton, Holder Get Served Race War Lawsuit. Black Lives Matter advocates have been
served with a lawsuit accusing them of inciting a race war, but defendant Al Sharpton says he has tried to preach a message
of peace between blacks, whites and police officers. "There is substantial public record of me denouncing violence, a
race war, and even supporting police," Sharpton told the Daily Caller Wednesday. "I have even been giving money to
police killed by violence." He was referring to the 2015 shooting death of Harlem police officer Rudolph Holder. A
year earlier, two New York City officers were gunned down as they sat in their patrol car eating lunch by an assailant who
said on Instagram he was seeking revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police.
The Black Lives Matter Candidate. Hillary Clinton's appalling address to black activists yesterday [7/18/2016]
suggests that she may be an even more fanatical supporter of the dangerous, violent Black Lives Matter movement than Barack
Obama. Clinton is clearly now the Black Lives Matter candidate. Spewing lies and half-truths, she has become
increasingly radical on the issue of race relations in recent months. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator,
first lady, and now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, speaks warmly of those black criminals who kill police,
claiming that there are root causes that somehow at least partly justify those murderers.
Barack Hussein Obama
Officially Sued. A former prosecutor is suing not only Obama but Al Sharpton, Farrakhan and Holder as well. He says, they are
the ones responsible for inciting a race war, and they are the ones that should be held accountable for Dallas. It gets better. [...]
The War On Cops. There
is a ton of blame, more than enough to go around to the wide range of people and institutions that have contributed to these
disasters. In addition to the murderers who have killed people they don't even know, there are those who created the
atmosphere of blind hatred in which such killers flourish. Chief among those who generate this poisonous atmosphere are
career race hustlers like Al Sharpton and racist institutions like the "Black Lives Matter" movement. All such
demagogues need is a situation where there has been a confrontation where someone was white and someone else was black.
The facts don't matter to them. The same is true of the more upscale, genteel and sophisticated race panderers,
including the President of the United States.
chief: 'Ensure every demonstrator is a vote'. Black Lives Matter activists need to "need to ensure that every
demonstrator is a vote" in the fall elections in order to win policy changes pertaining to police misconduct and
officer-involved shootings, according to the head of the NAACP. "To bring about the kind of change that we need, we
need to ensure that every demonstrator is a vote and that we to show up en masse and in the millions at the polls in
November," NAACP president Cornell William Brooks said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday morning [7/10/2016].
Irony: Jesse Jackson accuses others of race-based political agitation.
Jackson says Trump helped 'seed' the clouds of recent violence, notes change in rhetoric. Civil rights activist
Jesse Jackson on Sunday said Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump helped "seed these clouds" that led to the violence
seen across the country last week. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Mr. Jackson said the "deep divide" between
whites and blacks in America is only getting worse because of Mr. Trump's rhetoric, though he applauded the subdued tone
the billionaire real estate mogul took in the aftermath of last week's shootings. "When you do the birther movement
with the president, which is a dog whistle for a kind of anti-black [attack], the anti-Mexican, the deportation of 15 million
people, of families, disruption, anti-Muslim, that kind of rhetoric has helped to seed these clouds," Mr. Jackson said.
"I hope Mr. Trump will maintain the level of rhetoric" he used in his statement last Friday.
The Road to Dallas. [Micah] Johnson's
horrific attack on police is the most recent evidence of one of the worst divisions in our society, that between law enforcement
people and the civilians they are sworn to protect. That division has been created and is exacerbated daily by President
Obama and the rest of the pure-as-ivory-soap ideological liberals he has led for eight years. Obama has pushed American
blacks along the road to Dallas. The path he charted began in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2009, a Cambridge officer
saw a black man apparently trying to break into a house. After an argument with the man, who reportedly refused to step
outside to speak to him, the officer arrested Henry Louis Gates. Gates was a Harvard professor and one of Obama's personal
friends. Before he knew the facts, Obama said the Cambridge police "acted stupidly" and "...that there's a long history in
this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately." At each instance since,
Obama has continued to widen the racial divide between black Americans and police.
plays the race card on Dallas police massacre. Hillary Clinton has crafted her response to the slaughter of
Dallas policemen to exploit racial resentment and shore up her support among African-Americans. She needs Obama-levels
of turnout and to grab about 92% of the votes in order to win. She has had trouble whipping up enthusiasm among all
demographic slices of the electorate, and she apparently sees black anger at whites as just the thing to motivate voters to turn
out, and to quiz their friends, families, and neighbors as to whether they have voted on Election Day.
Clinton: White people have to listen to 'legitimate cries' from blacks. Likely Democratic presidential
nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday [7/8/2016] said white people have to start listening to "legitimate cries" coming from the black
community, pointing out that she has said repeatedly on the campaign trail there needs to be more "love and kindness." "I will
call for white people like myself to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children
go somewhere, who have to have the talk about how to really protect themselves when they're the ones who should be expecting
protection from encounters with the police," Mrs. Clinton said in an interview on CNN.
false racism claims are putting cops' lives in danger. Hours before the murders of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, President
Obama was again spouting false claims about racism by the police. He sees racism whenever there is any disparity in outcomes, no matter
what the cause. Obama and others inflame passions, but take no responsibility, and instead use events to push for more gun control.
Yet, shouting racism can endanger the lives of police officers. The Dallas police chief tells us one of the shooters "wanted to kill
white people, especially white officers." After the Trayvon Martin case, there were numerous cases around the country of blacks attacking
whites and invoking Martin's name. Let's not forget that NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were executed by a black man who was angry
about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Obama and his administration spoke out repeatedly on the Martin and Brown cases.
They repeatedly claimed racism was involved, but in fact there's no evidence of that in either case. Obama is also wrong, as he was on
Thursday [7/7/2016], to infer racism from higher arrest rates or prison-sentence lengths. "African Americans are arrested at twice the
rate of whites," he said. What he failed to note is that blacks commit murder at almost six times the rate whites do.
Smear Site In America. The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center relentlessly promotes the Big Lie, wildly
popular in the media, that conservative Americans are racists and the real threat to the nation rather than Islamic
terrorists. The group claims the principal enemies of the American people are presumptive Republican presidential
nominee Donald Trump, conservatives like David Horowitz, and the Tea Party movement. The SPLC is a shamelessly
hypocritical leftist attack machine funded by radical speculator George Soros and a rogue's gallery of rich people and
established philanthropies that want to fundamentally transform America. The fabulously wealthy 501(c)(3) nonprofit has
an astounding one third of a billion dollars ($338 million) in assets, as well as investments in Bermuda and the Cayman
Islands, two offshore tax havens the Left loves to attack (but only when non-leftists stash cash there).
coterie of anti-Semites. [Scroll down] Other than Louis Farrakhan at the Nation of Islam, Professor Cornel West of Princeton might
be the signal anti-Semitic role model in black America. West brings academic gravitas to the role. On the one hand, West
plays the home boy race card with effect, at the same time vilifying Jews for "occupation and annihilation." West's
favorite media stooge is Tavis Smiley of PBS. Professor West and Smiley are often seen as an Islamophilia tag team, apologizing
for Muslims on the public dime. Anti-Semitism is now a prominent feature of black American culture nationwide. Professor
West and Smiley count Louis Farrakhan, NOI high priest, unapologetic misogynist, and Jew hater, as a touchstone in skin game circles.
Dems Try to Break Black Hearts and Only Trump Can Fix It. This election cycle is dominated by Democrat
race-baiting as usual. Trump's massively popular nationalist platform to stop illegal immigration and suspend Muslim
immigration is labeled racist. What is new are perfidious Republican leaders and pundits rushing to join Democrats in
their false accusation against Trump. Democrats have called every Presidential candidate for decades racist. They
have to. Telling blacks that Republicans wish them ill keeps Democrats in power. They don't care about the damage
they are doing to the country and to black lives. Blacks are cannon fodder in the Democrat war for power. There
is something profoundly depressing and pathetic that until Trump, our Republican leaders have been willing to write off the
black vote and accept the Democrat poison that our party is made up of racist white people.
Obama Pledges $100M of U.S. Tax Dollars to Educate Girls — in Morocco. FLOTUS must be unaware of all
the black kids in DC and Chicago that could really use $100M for their failing public schools, since her daughters attend the
super-fancy Sidwell Friends private school, where tuition is $34,268 a year. But that includes hot lunch! Truly, a bargain.
Real Racists. We've all heard the venomous tirades of grievance mongers like Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson,
Mfume, and Bond. And we've all heard the stern lectures of buffoonish, self-congratulating white progressives who
dutifully remind us of the racism that allegedly sits at the very heart of our national character. But we've heard
precious little about the quiet dignity of Oseola McCarty and others like her.
Lives Matter Activist Hijacks Orlando Shooting Vigil, Complains About White Attendees. A Black Lives Matter
activist hijacked the Orlando vigil held on Monday [6/13/2016], using the microphone opportunity to lambast the white
attendees who were mourning the terrorist attack that took place last Sunday in Florida. [...] The activist, who would better
be described as a protester, then went on to complain about racial tensions in America and belittle the audience that was
grieving for the loss of nearly 50 lives.
Turns Ali Service Into Political Pep Rally, Denounces 'Racist Police,' Says '1 Percent' Must 'Share Their Wealth'. Rabbi
Michael Lerner turned a mourning service for Muhammad Ali into a pep rally for left-wing causes on Friday [6/10/2016] in Louisville.
"How do we honor Muhammad Ali?" Lerner asked an audience of 15,000. "The way to honor Muhammad Ali is to be Muhammad Ali today."
He said this calls on of us to "tell the one percent who own 80 percent of the wealth of this country that it's time to share their
wealth," "close our military bases around the world," and "imprison those who authorize torture," among other demands. Lerner said
that "it's time to create a guaranteed income," "help create a Palestinian state," and rid society of "racist police" and "racist judges."
Sharpton still too busy to pay his taxes. MSNBC host and perpetual race agitator Al Sharpton certainly gets
around quite a bit. Any time there's any sort of Black Lives Matter protest or urban unrest with a race relations
twist, Sharpton seems to appear within hours as if by magic. So busy is the man's schedule that he apparently still
can't find time to sit down with an accountant and clear up more than a half million dollars in unpaid taxes which
the IRS has been pestering him about for some time now.
Sharpton, Joy-Ann Reid Remain Huge New York Tax Delinquents. MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid has yet
to pay off her still open nearly $5,000 tax warrant that attracted a good bit of attention last year. Ditto for the
nearly $600,000 for two tax warrants that New York lists for MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton.
and Bernie's Friend: Al Sharpton Called for Murder of 'Crackers' and 'Pigs'. [Scroll down] To put this in
perspective, even the repugnant Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke never has gone so far as to encourage the murder of black
people. [...] Sharpton, in contrast to Duke, has been involved in at least two incidents of fatal racist and anti-Semitic
violence: the Crown Heights riots and the arson of Freddy's Fashion Mart. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are
therefore promoting, legitimizing, and mainstreaming a worse hate-monger than David Duke.
Want a President to Teach Liberals a Lesson. The eternal frustration of every conservative is the way the public square is
skewed in favor of liberals. "Right-wing extremism" is said to be a problem, but left-wing street riots are nothing but "peaceful
protest." We are to understand that anything less than a flat-out denunciation of loser David Duke and the pathetic remnants of
the Ku Klux Klan is disqualifying while the accomplished racist agitator, Reverend Al Sharpton, gets White House invitations and
fawning profiles in Vanity Fair.
Sharpton Predicts Unrest In The Streets Once Obama Leaves Office. An in depth profile on civil rights activist
Al Sharpton contained a concerning prediction for America once Obama leaves office — the streets will be filled
with even more tension and unrest. According to Vanity Fair, Sharpton's "great fear" is that "everything it took so
much sweat and blood and sacrifice to achieve will be taken away", most notably the loss of the White House. "I worry that
the despair and emotions on the ground escalate. 'Cause not only do we feel we're not getting justice, we're not feeling
we're being assuaged by someone that we feel is at least sensitive to those needs. And I don't know that America is
ready or has adequately prepared to deal with that," Sharpton said.
A Movement Led by Sheep.
[L]eaders on the right generally lack courage, and this deficiency undercuts enthusiasm. Few are inclined to follow a spineless
functionary into battle. Alexander the Great explained it perfectly: an army of sheep led by a lion is more to be feared than
an army of lions led by a sheep. I cannot think of a single conservative leader or organization that could be, even slightly,
characterized as lion-like "courageous." Energizing the troops has come to mean enticing big donors to open their wallets. [...]
Al Sharpton and company know that the right almost universally has no stomach for being picketed by chanting rent-a-mob demonstrators
carrying homemade signs. Think about it: prestigious think-tanks with multi-million-dollar budgets, staffed by dozens of
Ph.D.s, totally intimidated by a bunch of semi-literates.
Hillary Clinton's War on Whites.
Hillary Clinton is sweeping the Democratic primaries across the South by capturing nearly all the black votes — a staggering
86 percent in South Carolina. She's doing it with poisonous lies designed to stoke racial resentment. Clinton routinely
tells blacks they are the victims of "systemic racism" and scolds whites for not demonstrating more "humility." She falsely claims
that discrimination is causing higher poverty rates and incarceration rates in the black community. There isn't a shred of evidence
to back up her claims. Even so, she gets a pass from the media.
'White Folks' At Brink of Destroying U.S.. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) says, "we got white folks" that are "on
the brink of destroying" this country. Which is amazing at a time when "we have a president that looks like the slaves that
they brought over here." Speaking at the Rainbow Push Wall Street Economic Summit in New York earlier this month, Rangel said,
"It's really amazing, that at this point in time when we have a president that looks like the slaves that they brought over here,
when we had a black mayor, when we have a black attorney general, where state legislators all over are beginning to become of color,
we got white folks now that are prepared on the brink of destroying the whole d*** country, including the Supreme Court."
There's only one good reason to vote for Trump, and this is it.
Says He May Flee US If Trump Becomes President. If Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, Rev. Al
Sharpton may be booking a one-way ticket out of the country. That, at least, is what he told attendees at a Center for
American Progress Action event on Thursday [2/25/2016]. "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I'm open to support anyone [else],
while I'm also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins, only because he'd probably have me deported anyway," Sharpton said.
Sharpton might 'get out of here' if Trump wins. Rev. Al Sharpton told attendees at a Center for American Progress Action
Fund event Thursday [2/25/2016] he would flee the country if Donald Trump won the election, in order to avoid being deported by Trump.
Sharpton, a Democrat, had positive feedback for many of the Republican presidential candidates until he got to Trump. "If Donald
Trump is the nominee, I'm open to support anyone [else], while I'm also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins, only because
he'd probably have me deported anyway," Sharpton told attendees, who responded in laughter.
Real Legacy: Ten Ticking Time Bombs. [#9] A needless crime wave. The murder rate is going up again in a number of
American cities, in the wake of the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore — racially charged tragedies that Mr. Obama has tried to exploit
for partisan gain. Thousands of criminals are poised to hit the streets again, thanks to his end-of-term efforts to reduce the
national prison population. Criminal aliens continue to enter the country under his porous-borders policies.
System Worked, So Why The Protests In Chicago? The truth is the awful death is demeaned by another outbreak of
the nation's protest industry, one that unfortunately doesn't move itself overseas. The telling tip-off is the presence of
Jesse Jackson. Or Al Sharpton. And protest leaders' choice of target, in this case a nationally familiar tourist area
that — Oh, look! — is handy to all the local TV newsrooms. And it piggybacks on a traditionally slow
news day's fascination with holiday shoppers. A perfect public-relations storm for protesters.
Al Sharpton gives himself
a 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama. It pays to have friends in high places. Al Sharpton gave himself a
71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations —
as the controversial cleric's association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. [...]
Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN's annual convention, bringing along five of his Cabinet members. The Harlem-based nonprofit
collected $2 million more in 2014 than the year before, according to the latest financial records available.
and Sheep: Part II. [Scroll down] Another of the magic feats of political rhetoric in our time is to
blame "a legacy of slavery" for problems in the black community today. The repulsiveness of slavery immediately seizes our
attention, just as effectively as the attractiveness of a magician's scantily clad female assistant or the distraction of a flash
of light or a loud noise on stage. Here again, rhetoric distracts attention from questions about logic or evidence. The
"legacy of slavery" argument is not just a convenient excuse for bad behavior, it allows politicians to escape responsibility for
the consequences of the government policies they imposed.
the #BlackLivesMatter Cult. [Scroll down] Many of these people are what Karl Marx might have called an
American version of the Lumpenproletariat. They are so hopelessly inept at life that they need to explain away their
failures. Their list of scapegoats is long. They blame imaginary systemic racial discrimination, markets, white people,
police, corporations, Republicans, insufficiently generous welfare programs, and whatever else trickles down day to day from their
intellectual betters in the academy. They need something to believe in. They need something to explain why their lives
[stink]. They hate America, and they want to burn it down. These are Obama's people. They're the Rev. Jeremiah
Wright's people. They're Minister Louis Farrakhan's people.
America Was Founded on 'Racist Principles'. Monday [9/14/2015] at at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA,
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said America was founded on "racist principles," but as the
election of the first African-American President Barack Obama shows we have come a long way.
White Guilt-White Privilege Shakedown. Posturing is the foundation of politically correct shakedowns
by, for example, Al Sharpton. "For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in
donations and consulting fees to Sharpton's National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend's
supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence." Posturing without substance is similarly
the foundation of the white guilt and white privilege shakedown scam.
Race Baiter: 'All Lives Matter' [is]
A 'Violent Statement'. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday [8/18/2015], A #BlackLivesMatter activist condemned
the phrase "All Lives Matter" as a "violent statement" that undercuts black lives. Activist Julius Jones, one of the protesters who
interrupted the Bernie Sanders rally, first promised that such actions would continue, saying that they'll do "whatever it takes to get
black lives matter on the national agenda."
Rubio: The Newest Member of Black Lives Matter. Every politician has a go-to guy for black issues: A black
person to keep it real with the latest information from the streets about riots, rampage and rap. Senator Corey Booker's
guy is named T-Bone. Booker met T-Bone — a drug dealer — when Booker moved into The Ghetto of Newark
during his second year of Yale Law School. Booker started telling stories about T-Bone during his unsuccessful race for
mayor of Newark in 2002. [...] One problem: T-Bone was a dream. A fairy tale. A lie.
calls for black churches to lobby on Iran deal. Rev. Al Sharpton will push America's black churches to lobby in favor
of the Iran nuclear deal, a new report says. Sharpton is launching his push backing President Obama's pact with Tehran this weekend,
according to The Huffington Post. "I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have
their parishioners call their senators and congressmen to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan," he said Friday.
Tell Black Lives Matter to Shut Up and Go Away! Born in 1856, Booker T. Washington was an amazing black educator,
orator, author, and adviser to U.S. presidents. Isn't it interesting that black men and women in America way back then were
achieving extraordinary success? Meanwhile, liberals and Democrats claim America is such a hellhole of racism that blacks need
cradle-to-grave welfare, affirmative action, lowered standards and numerous other special concessions to survive. Why am I
seemingly the only black person on the planet highly offended by the Left's bigotry of lowered expectations? Actually, I know
other blacks who share my frustration with blacks who think liberals and Democrats are their friends. Booker T.
Washington so succinctly and perfectly described black race profiteers, I am convinced he personally knew Al Sharpton.
From Watts To Ferguson — 'All Violence' Was 'Sparked By Police Violence'. Wednesday [8/12/2015] on the "Tom
Joyner Morning Show," MSNBC's "Politics Nation" host Al Sharpton said all the riots and violence of the last 50 years,
from Watts to Ferguson, have been "sparked by police violence," and then driven by unemployment and poverty.
Clinton Says All Cops and Judges are Racists Against Black Men. Hillary Clinton went on the Al Sharpton radio show on
Sunday [8/9/2015] and said that all cops are racist toward black men. During the conversation, she said, "I believe we need to
end the era of mass incarceration. If you compare arrest records in, you know, in charging of crimes, in convicting of crimes,
in sentencing for crimes, you compare African-America men to white men, it is as unfortunately clear as it could be that there is a bias
in favor of white men" who are arrested and charged. She goes on to praise Obama's task force on policing "roadmap for reforms."
Doesn't Seem to Matter to #BlackLivesMatter Conspiracy Theorists. What happened to Sandra Bland? That
question has animated national news coverage and social-media outrage since July 13, when 28-year-old Illinois native
Sandra Bland, arrested outside Prairie View, Texas, was found dead in her cell at the Waller County Jail. Local
authorities reported that Bland committed suicide; her family insists otherwise. [...] Despite the autopsy, [Deray]
McKesson, self-appointed head of the Black Lives Matter movement's traveling infantry, along with thousands of his
social-media acolytes, maintains that Bland was murdered[.]
Grand jury decides against indictments in Sandra
Bland case. A grand jury has decided not to indict anyone in the case of Sandra Bland, whose death in police custody raised questions
of excessive force and the role of race. The grand jury met for more than eight hours Monday [12/21/2015]. "After reviewing all the
evidence in the death of Sandra Bland, a Waller grand jury did not return an indictment in the death of Bland, nor were any indictments returned
against any employee of the Waller County Jail," said Darrell Jordan, a special prosecutor handling the case.
Lives Matter Founder Rants at Netroots: 'Burn Everything Down!'. The nascent Black Lives Matter movement
cannot claim that these statements were made by a few fringe members: the entire rant was orchestrated by Black
Lives Matter Founder Patrisee Cullors, who can be seen in the video enthusiastically pumping her fist and shouting along
with every incendiary statement. Nor is Black Lives Matter a fringe group; they have been embraced and given fealty
by the highest levels of the Democratic power structure.
Emerged Video Reveals The Real Agenda Of Radical 'Black Lives Matter'. [Martin]
O'Malley, the former Maryland governor, tried to appease members of the noisy and insistent
disruptors. But when he dared to tell the crowd that "all lives matter," he was caught in such a
liberal bind that he quickly backed away from that statement and publicly apologized for his supposed
insensitivity to the Blacks Lives Matter message. [...] As Breitbart notes of the profanity-laced
disruption of the event: "The shouted manifesto lays bare the theory behind the burning, looting,
and rioting that have transpired in recent months in Baltimore and Ferguson, and it also lays out the
group's agenda on current news events like immigration reform, transgender activism, and the fables
about the death of convicted criminal Sandra Bland that the group is spreading through the media."
Begin Catching On To The Paid Activist DeRay McKesson. DeRay McKesson is one-half of
the most hate-filled, lying and manipulatively destructive force in the U.S. It was/is DeRay
McKesson and Shaun King who promoted all the lies from Ferguson, to Baltimore, to McKinney Texas and
Charleston South Carolina. And more recently the suicide of Sandra Bland.
McKesson: Leader, Activist, and Unrepentant Conspiracy-Monger. Few activists in the
Black Lives Matter movement have received the sort of glowing accolades from the left as DeRay
McKesson. The Huffington Post has declared him "among the most widely recognized and respected
young black civil rights activists." Fortune declared him among the "World's Greatest
Leaders," The Los Angeles Times hailed him as one of the "new civil rights leaders," and
New York Magazine gave him a fawning profile. Even Hillary Clinton invited him to her
campaign (re-re-)launch. At the same time, few activists have provoked the ire of the right wing
to the extent DeRay has. His announcement that he would visit Charleston after the racist murder
of nine people spawned thousands of tweets with the hashtag #GoHomeDeray. National Review's
Ian Tuttle nicely summed up the gist of conservative opposition with a piece calling him "The Next
Generation of Race-Baiters" modeled after Al Sharpton.
What Obama Has Taught Us.
[Scroll down] Little need be said about racial relations. They have changed too. Here the Obama
legacy is twofold: The president has editorialized on the nation's racial fault-lines, both trivial and
fundamental — from the Professor Gates psychodrama to Trayvon Martin and Ferguson — and
usually gotten it quite wrong. No other president would take the case of a Harvard professor being arrested
for trying to break into a locked house (in fact, it was his own house, and he was quickly released) and turn it
into a national metaphor for racist, stereotyping police. Nor would any other president use his sense of racial
solidarity with the victim of a shooting to editorialize about an ongoing capital trial, or traffic in mythologies like
the "hands up, don't shoot" Ferguson fiasco, or claim that one deranged racist killer is proof that white America
is still racist in its DNA. After nearly seven years, we know the Obama racial paradigm: Quite wealthy and
privileged elites will lecture the members of the struggling middle class on their inherent "white privilege," while
the crises in the black community — high urban crime, escalating black-on-black murdering, epidemics of
illegitimacy, drug use, and family disintegration — remain taboo subjects, given the need for record minority
turnout and block voting at the polls. No president since Woodrow Wilson has so set back racial relations.
is not racist. It's interesting how those on the left, in this case [President] Obama and [Professor
Susannah] Heschel, make broad, general statements about how far we have to go on race issues but don't give
specifics about what's left to fix. What do white churches have to do with the Charleston killer?
They've offered support and unity. Is that something they should hang their heads over? The answer
is no. And despite what Obama says, racism is not passed along in DNA through the generations.
If that were the case, America wouldn't be the tolerant, multi-racial country it is today.
Mayor Announces Review of Confederate Statues. A new commission in Baltimore will soon
review Baltimore's Confederate statues as a nationwide debate continues following the recent
shooting that killed nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina. Baltimore Mayor
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Tuesday the special commission will make recommendations for
each of the Confederate-era monuments and other historical assets. Their suggestions might
include, preservation, new signage, relocation or removal.
Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre. An honest appraisal of race
relations today would conclude that the Charleston massacre belongs to the outermost, lunatic fringe
of American society. The country's revulsion at the carnage was immediate and universal, resulting
in a justified movement to banish the Confederate flag, embraced by Roof as a white-supremacist
symbol, from official sites. Roof was not expressing the will of anyone beyond his own narcissistic,
twisted self. White-supremacist killings are not a common aspect of black life today; their very
rarity is what made this atrocity so newsworthy.
Jesse Jackson's 15 minutes of fame finally over? [Scroll down] Down the aisle
into the frame confidently strides a tall, familiar figure, seen only from the rear. It's the Rev.
Jesse Jackson, clearly consigned to a back seat for this service. Jackson has spent decades in
the public eye, not by accident. For better or worse, he has successfully insinuated himself into
more photo-ops than anyone can count. He even had his own presidential campaign at two points.
Al Sharpton may be the only other contemporary celebrity of that sort capable of inserting himself into
photos to close on Jackson's publicity record. On Friday [6/26/2015] Jackson was clearly seeking
face-time with POTUS before Obama and his sizable entourage left. But just as Jackson nears his
target from the rear, Secret Service agents cut him off [...]
Hysteria. [Scroll down] Take the Confederate-flag debate. What started out just
days ago as a reasonable move by the state of South Carolina, in the aftermath of the Charleston
mass shootings, to remove the Confederate battle flag from public display on state property, within
hours had descended into something like the mob's frenzy over Mytilene. We have now gone well beyond
removing state sanction from a flag that represented an apartheid society. Indeed, Americans of the
new electronic mob are witch-hunting the past with a vengeance, as private, profit-driven companies
seek to trump one another's piety by banning the merchandising of Confederate insignia.
War on Confederate Flag Another Reason to Throw Them All Out. Nine people [were]
savagely killed in church during prayer group. Citizens of South Carolina weep. Vengeance is
demanded. An entire nation mourns. Political antennas, meanwhile, twitch to life with all the
bright lights and television cameras so near. Politicians sense opportunity. A bipartisan throng
of tragedy whores takes the stage to address the wicked travesty. They are going to DO something about
this evil crime! They are going to demand — that a flag be taken down? Nine good people
dead at the hands of a psychotic imbecile and the bipartisan response of politicians in South Carolina is to
remove a flag flying 100 miles away from the scene of the crime.
Prejudice "Still Infects Our Society". Delivering the eulogy [6/26/2015] at times in
the cadence of a black preacher, Obama went further than I've ever heard him casting problems in
this country in racial terms. His commentary, while no doubt heartfelt, will regrettably focus the
country more on its divisions and less on the solutions to the problems facing blacks, which today
have little to do with prejudice and much to do with culture. While Obama may well be correct
that what ills the black community stems for the legacy of racism, severe prejudice is no longer
widespread, and the problems for minorities and the divisions within society can only be stoked
further by providing a false narrative that says others are now holding African Americans back.
The Progressive Timeline. Race is
the most obvious big social issue which has been totally controlled by Progressives. Since the
1950's, the Left has had a free hand in trying to[ ]make the races get along. They even control
the definition of "getting along." Despite this, the last few years has been a non-stop campaign to
"fix" race, as well as a cynical effort to cause a race war. After the church shooting, every
member of the Cult was out in the streets claiming nothing has changed since the last time a white
guy killed a bunch of black people, which was fifty years ago. Normal people would look at the
near total absence of white on black crime in the South, relative to the bad old days, as an amazing
development. To the Left, this has not happened and it is still 1955.
Last Thing the Left Wants is Racial Healing. While the media was all abuzz over Obama
using the "n" word, I was outraged over him accusing my country of being a nation filled with
racists. Folks, our president actually said racism is in our DNA and is passed on from generation to
generation. Dude, you're a black man whom white folks — because blacks are only 12%
of the population — made leader of the free world two times. Stop it with the
"blacks are victims" nonsense. Millennial blacks have never or rarely experience bona-fide
racism. So why are Obama and his fellow Leftists hell-bent on instilling racial paranoia and
resentment against whites in millennial blacks? The answer is simple: this is how Democrats
keep their monopoly of the black vote. Instill in blacks that America is eternally racist and
voting for Democrats is the only way to keep the haters which are the majority at bay.
pastor in Charleston shooting. President Barack Obama delivered a touching eulogy, a
rousing political speech and a thoughtful meditation on race in America when he traveled to Charleston,
South Carolina on Friday to speak at the funeral of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was gunned down last
week by a racist terrorist during Bible study. But the President's speech will be remembered for a
moment at the end when the he launched into a solo of "Amazing Grace," that at first stunned the mourners
and then brought them to their feet as they joined him in song.
frenzy of cultural cleansing. The only good reason I can think of to remove the
Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds would be to remove it from its role
as a convenient scapegoat for those who will accept it only as a symbol for their narrow,
sanctimonious and politically correct views. According to a recent NBC online survey, the nation
is split down the middle on the issue. You would not know that if you'd been watching the relentless
vilification and vituperation directed at that historic battle flag of long ago. But after the
act of unspeakable evil in Charleston, decisions on historical issues are suddenly being made in a
climate of anger, grief and political opportunism.
Aside, Reverend Al: The Next Generation of Race-Baiters Has Arrived. Hours after last
week's shooting in Charleston, S.C., Al Sharpton announced plans to travel to the Charleston
peninsula. "The Rev" never showed. But DeRay did. Meet DeRay McKesson: Bowdoin '07, a former
Minneapolis-area school administrator — and now the public face of "Black Lives Matter."
Imagine Al Sharpton, circa the Crown Heights riot, with access to Twitter. That's DeRay.
Shooting Brings out the Worst in Liberals. A large majority of American states have
never known slavery or racially discriminatory laws. The exceptions are the Deep South states, back
when they were dominated by the race-obsessed Democratic Party. Some things never change. [...] A
mass shooting occurs every couple of years, representing an infinitesimal percentage of homicides, and
each time, like clockwork, Democratic politicians try to make political hay. Barack Obama has
already done this more than once.
to give eulogy at funeral of Charleston pastor murdered during South Carolina church shooting.
President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at the funeral of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor,
the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney, on Friday [6/26/2015], the White House has confirmed. The news was first
reported by The Post and Courier this afternoon and was quickly confirmed by the White House. Vice President
Joe Biden will also attend the Charleston, South Carolina, funeral service.
shooting brings out the worst in race-mongering radical profs. Anthea Butler, a
professor at the University of Pennsylvania, takes to the pages of the Washington Post to advance
the proposition that "racial hatred and white supremacy... continue to pervade our society." She
relies mainly on media coverage of the Charleston massacre and other instances of racial violence.
In doing so, she commits a series of howlers. For example, Butler argues that "Michael Brown
stole cigars... and many... somehow used [this] to justify [his death." Who argued this?
Brown's death was justified because he rushed at a police officer he previously had attacked. The
Obama-Holder Justice Department so found. Does Butler deem it "pervaded by racial hatred and
spins horrific murder into a fight over a flag. It took less than two days for the
press to take a story about a white South Carolina man who shot and killed nine black churchgoers,
and turn it into a story about the Confederate battle flag flying outside South Carolina's state
house. For media, the flag as a supposedly influential symbol of racial oppression and hate
represented an issue that required immediate attention and hours of coverage. By Friday, the press'
focus on the flag was intense. "S.C. Confederate flag back in the spotlight after massacre," CNN
noted, tracking the public furor over the state's choice to display the Civil War leftover.
Hits Back At SC Dem Rep Blaming Fox News For SC Shooting. On his Thursday [6/18/2015] "The O'Reilly Factor" program, host
Bill O'Reilly took on South Carolina state Rep. Todd Rutherford (D-Columbia), who also serves as his House's minority leader, for his
comments earlier in the day broadcasted on CNN blaming the Fox News Channel for Wednesday's deadly shooting at the Emanuel AME Church
in Charleston, SC.
Quotes of the day 6/19/15.
President Obama believes the Confederate flag "belongs in a museum," the White House said Friday [6/19/2015] amid calls
for it to be taken down, following a mass shooting in South Carolina. "The president has said before he believes
the Confederate flag belongs in a museum, and that is still his position," spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters aboard
Air Force One.
L.A.'s Long Hot Summer of Racial Violence
Is Brewing. [Scroll down] In an appearance she should regret (but probably does
not), Commission Vice President Paula Madison appeared on the local NBC affiliate Sunday morning
[6/14/2015] and attempted to explain the commission's ruling to host Conan Nolan. "First of all,"
she said, "we have to establish that the law is a living, breathing institution. If you go back a
hundred years, slavery was legal. If you go back to the beginning of the 20th Century, women were
not allowed to vote. It's a very different world today." Whenever someone leads off with
nonsense about the law being a "living, breathing institution," then follows it up with references
slavery and to pre-19th-Amendment America, it's generally safe to discount anything she might say
thereafter. The fact that Madison seems to believe the Civil War ended fifty years later than it
did does not inspire confidence. And while we may allow that Madison was making a rhetorical point
and not a historical one, even as rhetoric the point is incoherent.
critical that officials caught in sting keep state pensions. By pleading guilty to
violating the state's conflict-of-interest law, the four defendants are now disgraced. The two
state legislators in office at the time of their plea had to resign immediately, as required by the
state constitution. But former Traffic Court President Judge Thomasine Tynes and the former
lawmakers — Michelle Brownlee, Harold James, and Ronald Waters — did not get hit
with prison time or have to forfeit their annual government pensions, estimated at $54,000 to $85,000.
America's Professional Agitators. It's increasingly difficult to tell the difference
between Teach for America — whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police
protests in Baltimore, Ferguson, and now McKinney, Texas — and left-wing activist groups
such as Organizing for Action (President Obama's partisan community organizing army). Guess what,
taxpayers? You're paying for it! Wendy Kopp founded Teach for America in 1989 after writing
her Princeton University thesis on the need for a "national teaching corps" of elite college grads who
would serve students on short-term stints in low-income neighborhoods. The do-gooder group has
exploded into a massive, nonprofit business.
to Sharpton: 'You're Nothing But a Pimp!' When civil rights activist and MSNBC host
Al Sharpton called on black preachers from Hartford, Connecticut, to each donate $100 to his
scandal-ridden organization Saturday, he didn't get quite the reaction he anticipated. [...] After
Sharpton's National Action Network spent several minutes asking for money, Pastor Marcus Mosiah
Jarvis of Christ the Cornerstone Praise and Western Tabernacle voiced his disapproval of Sharpton's
use of the rally to raise money for himself.
is wrong with Democrats? Why do Democrats embrace Al Sharpton, an anti-white anti-Semite,
liar, con man hustler who extorts millions from corporations and who is a habitual tax cheat? He
has received a lot of attention lately, not because of his carnivalesque talk show on MSNBC that few
watch, but because Barack Obama has appointed and anointed him as his point man on race. The riots
in Ferguson and Baltimore and the tragic death of Eric Garner are fuel for Al Sharpton (he may not need
much food in the wake of his bariatric surgery but he needs riots and mayhem — and when they
aren't there, he creates them). But he has been welcomed by Democrats for many years.
One More Sketchy Sharpton-Family Nonprofit. Al Sharpton's daughter Dominique has
recently grabbed headlines for her $5 million lawsuit against the City of New York over a sprained
ankle — but the shakedown may not stop there. New records reviewed by National Review
show Sharpton's daughter and her boyfriend, Marcus Bright, together run a shadowy nonprofit that shares
corporate donors, board members, and office space with Al Sharpton's National Action Network, and they
won't answer any questions about it.
church leaders lead revolt against de Blasio's re-election. There's a revolt brewing in Mayor Bill de
Blasio's political base. Black church leaders are so furious at some of de Blasio's policies that they're
actively looking for a candidate to run against him in 2017 — and leading their list is popular Brooklyn
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. Pastors told The [New York] Post on Thursday [5/28/2015] they're steamed over de Blasio's
handling of the NYPD, for not providing enough city contracts to minority-run businesses and for tilting
affordable-housing policies toward developers.
Progressives Stifle Dissent. During the Obama tenure, the charge of "racist" has been
unavoidable to any who were critical of the president. Whether it was criticism of Obamacare, lack
of transparency, fiscal profligacy, inscrutable foreign policy, class-envy fomentation, and anti-capitalist
policies, it didn't matter. Regardless of the logic, data, facts, or strength of argument, if you
opposed the administration policies and initiatives, you were a racist. At least according to the
sycophants, who were either oblivious to logic, data, or facts, and had an empty logical quiver from which
to fire back with anything except blanks.
leaders encourage riots even as they condemn them. It's an iron rule of economics: If
you want less of something, tax it. If you want more of something, subsidize it. This iron rule
captures a deep truth not just about money but about human nature — and we are seeing it play out
in horrifying and dispiriting images of Baltimore under siege from within. Of late, America has been
offering a moral subsidy of sorts to rioting and looting.
When elites lie without much consequence,
the public follows their examples. Community agitator and frequent White House visitor
Al Sharpton has lied repeatedly about his income taxes and the reasons why he cannot produce accurate
tax records, in the manner that he habitually lied about the Tawana Brawley case, the Duke Lacrosse
caper, and the Ferguson "hands up, don't shoot" meme. The public assumes both that Sharpton is
an inveterate liar and that to dwell on the fact is either a waste of time or can incur charges of
illiberality or worse. Most are more interested in his more mysterious, almost daily-changing
appearance than the untruth that he hourly espouses.
Progressivism is authoritarian nationalism. In his call for the nationalisation of
police forces, Al Sharpton perfectly encapsulates the mainstream left — frequently dead
on target in the diagnosis, yet prescribing a remedy that would only exacerbate the infection. The
problems Sharpton identifies, persistent police abuse, unaccountability, and distance between the police
and the policed, are the results of a forced monopoly system, one in which arbitrary power is concentrated
in the hands of a small group of law enforcement and court officials.
and the Missing Papas. The rage of Baltimore's ghetto boys against cops is not due to
an epidemic of police killing black men. That's a big lie of the left wing. It is mainly
caused by brainwashing black youth to hate the only effective discipline they have had in their lives.
Subjecting ghetto youth to any discipline is a threat to the idea that they cannot be responsible citizens.
Law enforcement in the ghetto is a threat to the creed of victimization, which wealthy, privileged black
leaders use to subjugate and control people.
Civilizations Collapse — Is U.S. Next? Al Sharpton is again prominently in
the news, blaming various groups for the Baltimore unrest. But Sharpton currently owes the U.S.
government more than $3 million in back taxes, according to reports. His excuses have ranged from
insufficient funds to pay them to sloppy record-keeping and mysterious fires. Sharpton, a frequent
White House guest, apparently assumes that his community-organizing provides him political exemption from
federal tax law. He seems to be right, at least as long as the current administration is in power.
fuming after Sharpton's 'invitation-only' meeting. Protesters in Baltimore criticized
the Rev. Al Sharpton and other national civil rights leaders Thursday [4/30/2015] for turning them away
from a meeting about the community. "I wanted to give my voice," Shamar Gordon, 17, said after
being blocked from the summit at the New Shiloh Baptist Church.
The Editor says...
Black churches are often used to spread victim-centric leftist politics, yet they never face complaints about
the separation of church and state.
Baltimore Violence, Hillary Clinton Calls for End to 'Era of Mass Incarceration'.
During her first major policy speech as a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton called for
widespread reform of the criminal justice system in the United States, urging the "end of an era of
mass incarceration" and for increasing the use of body cameras by law enforcement agents nationwide.
Observations About Hillary's Speech on Criminal Justice Reform. I have read Hillary
Clinton's speech on criminal justice reform and have three observations I would like to make.
First, Hillary gave the speech at Columbia University under the auspices of the David Dinkins Leadership
and Policy Forum. Hillary said that Dinkins "leadership helped lay the foundation for the dramatic drop
in crime in the years that followed." Those would be the years that Rudy Giuliani was mayor.
Let me put this way. Would Hillary have walked through Times Square while Dinkins was mayor?
Baltimore unrest, Hillary Clinton calls for police body cameras and an end to mass incarceration.
Amid continuing unrest in Baltimore over the death of a young black man in police custody, Hillary Clinton on
Wednesday [4/29/2015] called for widespread use of police body cameras and an end to mass incarceration during
her first major policy speech since launching her presidential campaign.
The Editor says...
There is no mass incarceration. Every defendant gets his own trial. Incarceration will
stop when crime stops, unless there is some monetary incentive to keep the prisons full. The
judges and court reporters can find jobs elsewhere.
Likely Felon Hillary Clinton: Let's Open Up All
the Prisons. [Scroll down] WaPo black-and-gay-issues writer Jonathan Capeheart
got a round of approbation for admitting that everything he thought he knew about the Brown shooting
was a lie, and then, a couple of weeks later, listed Brown anyway in the List of the Fallen Black
Innocents. Hillary Clinton is claiming that our jailed are filled with the indiscriminately-imprisoned —
that "masses" of people are just winding up in jail. It is one thing to call for criminal justice
reform. It is another thing entirely to demagogue the issue from a hard leftwing viewpoint and claim
that "masses" of prisoners — most of them — are essentially politically prisoners.
limits of Obama's Baltimore soul-searching. Just hours after a powder keg of racial
tension in Baltimore exploded into violence, looting and destruction, President Obama once again
urged America to do some soul-searching and commit to helping impoverished black communities gripped
with unemployment, drug addiction and educational inequality. It was the similar soul-searching
message the president sent nearly three years ago in 2012 amid a national firestorm over the slaying
of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida. But if
America has done any deep thinking over the issue, there have been few tangible results and president's
policing task forces have done little to heal the nation's open racial wounds.
Thrilling Episode of Blacks Behaving Badly. The media is reporting that some black
leaders are calling for peace. Well, I am sorry, but that is too little too late. How do you expect
black youths to react to the Left's orchestrated campaign to convince them that white Republicans and
conservatives are racist and out to get them, that white cops murder them at will, that the rich got
rich stealing from them, and that business owners are selfish and evil? These lies have been sold
to black youths by the highest black voices in the country — Obama, Oprah, Sharpton, Holder,
Jackson, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, and assorted other race exploiting scumbags.
Looking Elsewhere. If Republicans were responsible for the systemic, intergenerational
failure of urban America, liberals would have an easy explanation: racism. That would be
unfair to say of Republicans, and it's unfair to hurl the charge at Democrats, too (Though a certain
kind of liberal condescension is a kind of racism, I suppose.). But since they are incapable or
unwilling to discuss the obvious explanations — corruption, cronyism, incompetence etc —
liberals must offer an even broader indictment of "the system." When you start with a premise that
excludes the obvious facts, you can end up saying some impressively stupid things.
riots: Who will protect rights, lives and property of city's residents? For
generations the residents of inner-city Baltimore have grown dependent on the government. The
government of that once great city and of the State of Maryland have kept large numbers of folks in
Baltimore in near poverty by offering dependence in return for votes — not personal or
economic freedom, not even safety; just dependence. That lamentable state of affairs has been
looking for a tipping point; and in the unexplained death of Freddie Gray it found one.
on Riots: 'Millions of Americans Feel Powerless' with System 'Rigged Against Them'.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the floor of the upper chamber today to declare
that "no American should ever feel powerless," but an unfair system has driven people to riot in
Baltimore. Reid called the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed while
in the custody of Baltimore police, "the latest in a series of disturbing and unnecessary deaths
of young men of color at the hands of police and vigilantes."
The Editor says...
Who was killed by a vigilante? Is he talking about Trayvon Martin, who was killed in a completely
avoidable fight? That was a one-off event that was settled years ago. How long will we
have to hear about it?
promises justice for Freddie Gray in fiery comments at funeral. "I've often said that
our children are the living messages we send to the future we will never see, but now, our children
are sending us to a future they will never see," Cummings said during an emotional and fiery speech
at Freddie Gray's funeral. "There is something wrong with that picture," he said with a slight
tremor in his voice.
The Editor says...
The "fiery speech[es]" at the Gray funeral were a large part of the Baltimore problem, in my opinion.
Normal people don't take too kindly to a political rally taking over a funeral. Normal people expect a
certain level of decorum and reverence at such an event. I've only been to a few funerals, but I've never
seen one (except on television) that erupted into widespread screeching and cackling, followed by angry shouting
and indignant chants, as the members of the congregation are incited to think more highly of themselves than
the finger-pointing: Media didn't fan the flames of Baltimore riots. The mayor of
Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, insulted our intelligence by blaming the media for reporting
her inexplicable remarks on how to deal with the kind of rioters who devastated her city. The
City Council president, Bernard Young, ludicrously complained about being "heartbroken and disturbed by the
way the media is focusing on the negativity of this city" — this as Baltimore was burning.
media analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence. An analysis of
social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests
in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings
exclusively with Fox News. The firm, which asked to remain anonymous because of its government
work, found between 20 and 50 social media accounts in Baltimore that were also tied to the peak
period of violence in Ferguson. While further analysis is being conducted on the data, it suggests
the presence of "professional protesters" or anarchists taking advantage of Freddie Gray's death to
incite more violence.
Loretta Lynch Race Game. Saturday's [4/18/2015] Washington Post front page
carries on its recent tradition of fanning racialist flames without substantial regard to fact or
context. The header reads: "Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney
general" and the first graph notes that "African American and other civil rights leaders" are
infuriated that Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general has been held up because
of — you guessed it — racism. Responding to the president's dog whistle,
National Action network and multimillionaire tax scofflaw Al Sharpton says he's going on a three-day
hunger strike to force consideration of her nomination. Be our guest, Al.
Sharpton Pay His Taxes Fast'. Now YOU can help force Al Sharpton to pay his back taxes[.] Attorney
General Eric Holder announced last fall that after six years of serving the whims of President Obama rather than as the
representative of the American public and rule of law, he would step down. He promised to stay in office until a
successor could be found and was hopeful that by February he would be in the private sector. Mr. Obama, after
reportedly consulting with Al Sharpton, nominated Loretta Lynch for the position in November.
Past Time to Acknowledge Black Privilege. Al Sharpton demanded and obtained the
dismissal of radio show personality Don Imus for Imus' reference to black women as "nappy headed
hos". While Imus' remark was inexcusable under today's standards of behavior, no black women were
killed or injured as a result of his words. Seven employees of Freddy's Fashion Mart in Harlem were
not so lucky when Al Sharpton and his National Action Network came to town.
Sharpton Calls for Federal Police Laws After South Carolina Killing. Rev. Al Sharpton
called for national policing legislation akin to the Civil Rights Act this morning at the kickoff
his National Action Network's annual convention, just after the arrest of a white South Carolina
police officer for murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man. "There must be national policy
and national law on policing," Mr. Sharpton said. "We can't go from state to state, we've got to
have national law to protect people against these continued questions."
The Editor says...
Sounds to me like the state laws are working well enough. And even if they aren't, the 10th Amendment
covers this issue, so if you don't like the laws in your state, you can move to a different one. Or leave the country.
to lead advocacy campaign in advance of 2016 election. Civil rights groups led by the
Rev. Al Sharpton plan to announce an ambitious advocacy agenda Wednesday aimed at flexing their
political muscle in advance of the 2016 presidential campaign. Their top priority, Sharpton said
in an interview, will be pressing the Republican-controlled Senate to confirm attorney general
nominee Loretta Lynch, whose nomination process progressed and then stalled after President Obama
put her name forward more than 140 days ago.
First-Class, Five-Star Rev. When he speaks at public colleges and universities, Al Sharpton flies
first-class, stays in upscale hotels, travels to events in a chauffeured vehicle, and often brings a bodyguard
or aide with him. He makes these demands on taxpayer-funded institutions, despite owing as much as
$4.5 million in unpaid taxes and penalties. "In terms of travel, Rev. Sharpton travels first class
on flights and will require a large black SUV for transportation and, if the trip requires lodging, he will
require a suite in a four/five star hotel," wrote Sharpton's assistant, Abyssinia Tirfe, in an
August 14, 2014, e-mail to Michigan State University (MSU) obtained by National Review.
Calls on NASCAR to End Funding to Al Sharpton. A government watchdog group is calling
on NASCAR to cut ties with the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network in response to the cable
news host's comments about police in the wake of the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and
the questionable financial activities at his nonprofit groups.
You're Reading This, You're Racist. There is nothing too petty for progressives to
racialize. [...] Sweden's birdwatchers have already gotten in trouble for racially insensitive names
like the Hottentot bird. Meanwhile diversity promoters in American birdwatching claim that
minorities won't join because they're afraid of being attacked by militias and the KKK. National
Park Service Deputy Director Mickey Fearn had claimed that black people don't want to visit national
parks because of slavery and lynchings. He also suggested that national parks should check their
white privilege because, "Preserving wild places is a white concept, going back to Rome."
Fires Twice Destroyed Key Sharpton Records. As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York
City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial
records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements. The first
fire began in the early hours of April 10, 1997, in a hair-and-nail salon one floor below Sharpton's
campaign headquarters at 70 West 125th Street. From the start, investigators deemed the fire
"suspicious" because of "a heavy volume of fire on arrival" and because many of the doors remained
unlocked after hours, according to the New York Fire Department's fire-and-incident report.
the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began. Near the end of 2007, Obama confidante Valerie
Jarrett met with Al Sharpton in New York City and began to cement a relationship that would
eventually make the inflammatory activist the president's "go-to man" on race, according to multiple
sources. The backdrop to the incipient Obama-Sharpton alliance was the then-senator's 2008
presidential campaign, which still hadn't locked away the black vote, and the political cross-currents
created by two other controversial reverends, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright. That tentative
relationship has now grown into a full-blown partnership that has vastly increased the once-shunned
Sharpton's influence and prestige and elevated him into a key White House ally at a time of
heightened tension over policing and race.
say Obama has helped race relations, as 2 presidents (not 1) mark Selma. As two presidents gathered to mark the
50th anniversary of a major civil rights turning point, a new poll reveals that only 15% of Americans say the country's race
relations have improved under Barack Obama, who promised just that. Another 39% of adult Americans say the nation's
abiding racial divide has worsened under the first black chief executive, according to the CNN/ORC Poll. That includes
45% of whites and 26% of blacks. Even among Democrats, only 20% say race relations have improved under Obama.
heads to White House for civil rights leaders powwow. Another day, another Al Sharpton
visit to the White House. Sharpton met with President Obama, along with a group of some 20 other
civil rights and faith leaders, Thursday [2/26/2015] for what was described as an update on administration
priorities. He was joined by the heads of the NAACP, the National Urban League and other groups.
Is The Damaging Al Sharpton Footage The Media Is Ignoring. New video footage released
by conservative activists' James O'Keefe's organization Project Veritas shows the daughter of Eric
Garner, the man who died after being put in a choke-hold by Staten Island police officers, saying
that Rev. Al Sharpton is "about the money." Erica Garner, who has become a passionate champion
for social change following the death of her father, accused Sharpton and his National Action Network
(NAN) of "attacking" her for not giving them credit; and trying to capitalize on her father's death.
Fires Back At NY Post Report Questioning Motives In Eric Garner Case. The Rev. Al
Sharpton is firing back at a report questioning his motives for his involvement in the Eric Garner
case. The New York Post, citing a video released by conservative activist James O'Keefe of the
investigative internet site Project Veritas, claims that Eric Garner's daughter was secretly
recorded saying Sharpton is only interested in money.
Sharpton and Comcast hit with $20 billion lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. A
lawsuit targeting Comcast and Sharpton last week, filed by the National Association of African-American
Owned Media, alleges that both parties engaged in systematic discrimination against black-owned media outlets.
Garner's daughter on Al Sharpton: 'He's all about the money'. Al Sharpton is all about
the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape.
Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a secretly recorded
conversation by controversial conservative activist James O'Keefe's group, Project Veritas.
Al Sharpton Hit With $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit. Even though the FCC
hasn't yet ruled on the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, one group has already
filed a lawsuit claiming at least $20 billion in damages from the way the two giants allegedly
discriminate against black-owned media. The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from
the National Association of African-American Owned Media, which also filed a similar suit against
AT&T and DirecTV in December.
Do The Politicians Who Claimed Bombing Targeted Colorado NAACP Branch Say Now? None of
the politicians who asserted that last month's bombing in Colorado Springs was targeted at the
city's NAACP branch are now willing to admit that they were wrong. The Daily Caller reached out
to Maryland U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis, and Texas U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee
upon Friday's [2/20/2015] news that the man who set off a small bomb at the building which housed
Colorado Springs' NAACP branch on Jan. 6 — 44-year-old Thaddeus Murphy —
actually targeted his former accountant, not the NAACP.
It's an all-black team, therefore they can do no wrong.
Jackson threatens lawsuit in Little League World Series scandal. Rev. Jesse Jackson,
the polarizing civil rights activist, is calling for Little League International to return the U.S.
championship to the 12-year-olds from Jackie Robinson West, mere hours after Little League stripped
the team of its title. [...] Jackson — the latest adult trying to make this story about
him — expressed his dismay at the decision, telling the Chicago Sun Times that it drove
him to tears.
Little League whistle-blower getting death threats. The man who blew the whistle on
the Jackie Robinson West Little League team claims he's been receiving death threats for spoiling
the youngsters' glory. The team from Chicago's South Side was stripped of its US Little League
Championship on Wednesday [2/11/2015] for using suburban players from outside its geographic boundaries.
Chris Janes — the vice president of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association and coach of
a team that lost 43-2 to Jackie Robinson in four innings — had emailed Little League
International in October to alert officials that he and others thought the all-star squad had been
"manipulating, bending and blatantly breaking the rules for the sole purpose of winning at all costs."
Outrage. The most disgraceful use of this strategy has been the deliberate stoking of
black rage against whites. Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown became martyrs not perpetrators. Al
Sharpton was anointed healer-in-chief and Obama's point man on race (the arsonist becomes the fire department
chief — such are the perversions Barack Obama has inflicted on America). Barack Obama has
fanned the flames by comments such as "racism is deeply rooted in American society" and his Attorney General
Eric Holder has race-baited throughout his tenure, routinely claiming civil rights violations at the height of
the strife triggered by the deaths of Martin and Brown — and routinely being frustrated by the
facts. Joe Biden told a black audience that "Republicans are "going to put y'all back in chains." [...] And
so it has been throughout Obama's presidency. He has never missed an opportunity to manufacture outrage.
Post's Al Sharpton profile leaves out much of the Rev.'s past. A lengthy new Washington Post
profile on the Rev. Al Sharpton looks at the MSNBC host's standing as a civil rights leader and but treads
very lightly around some of the less flattering details of Sharpton's past. [...] The piece only briefly
touches on Sharpton's multimillion-dollar tax troubles, his lead role in the Tawana Brawley hoax in the 1980s,
and his statements during 1995 demonstrations at Freddie's Fashion Mart in Harlem — omitting entirely
that the Freddie's agitation ended when a protestor murdered seven people in the store and burned it down.
Sharpton touts message from Obama: 'To Rev. Sharpton. A fellow warrior for justice!'
The Rev. Al Sharpton couldn't attend Nelson Mandela's funeral in 2013, so President Obama instead
brought him a piece of memorabilia to hang in his office — a copy of the program with a
personally inscribed message."
[Have Been] Jailed for Owing Less Taxes Than Al Sharpton. Serial tax avoidance appears
to be a hallmark of Al Sharpton's operations. But there's a warning here: Others have gone to prison
for lesser amounts. [...] According to a New York Times' review of government records last fall, the
MSNBC host and civil rights activist personally faces federal tax liens for more than $3 million in
back taxes owed, and state tax liens of $777,657. So in total, Sharpton reportedly owes more than
$3.7 million in back taxes.
So far, every for-profit enterprise started by Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has
been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes, a review of public records in
New York and Delaware reveals. Records show that Sharpton's beleaguered for-profit entities often
overlap and intertwine, some sharing ties with the reverend's nonprofit organization, National Action
Network. Their financial records are copious, confusing, and sometimes outright bizarre, and together,
they depict persistent financial woes for Sharpton, who also personally owes New York State nearly $596,000,
according to active tax warrants.
Sharpton's 'Diversity Task Force' is Missing Something... Can You Guess What It Is?
The all black task force that's called the 'Diversity Task Force'... that's hysterical! Not that we
really care about or are concerned with this supposed task force but doesn't it really ruin your
credibility as a fighter for diversity if you are NOT diverse within your own task force?
Right Reverend Racial Extortionists. That Al Sharpton is a race-baiting fraud is self-evident:
long before championing the myth of Gentle Giant Michael Brown in Ferguson for personal financial and political gain,
he championed the myth of racial hate crime False Witness Tawana Brawley. When it comes to Reverend Al Sharpton,
The Truth goes into the same slush fund as his millions of dollars of unpaid taxes. But Al Sharpton didn't
invent Racial Racket Ball: that honor belongs to Jesse Jackson.
Al Sharpton owes over $900,000 from 2004 presidential campaign. An explosive new
report about "deadbeat politicos" revealed Friday [1/30/2015] that civil rights activist and MSNBC
celebrity the Rev. Al Sharpton owes the federal government tens of thousands of dollars in fines and
$880,000 in debt from his ill-fated 2004 presidential campaign. And that's on top of the
$4.5 million Sharpton owes in back taxes. In a report that revealed long-term unpaid debts by
notable presidential candidates including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain, the Center
for Public Integrity also found that most political debtors aren't really on the hook to pay their bills
because of the way the campaign finance system works.
Liberals Are Saying These 6 Terms Are The "New N-Words".
Race-hustlers are forever trying to convince Americans that racism is everywhere, despite all evidence to the contrary.
But now it has gone from the divisive to the ridiculous. In a piece published in the Atlanta Blackstar, the
so-called "Black BuzzFeed," the article states that there are six words that no white person should ever use because they
are "synonymous" with the "N" word.
probably a 'racist' and here are six more reasons why. It never fails to amuse me when people who make their living
peddling racial indignation work hard to associate negative characteristics with black people, blissfully unaware of how racist they
are. [...] A favorite tactic is to claim that "code words" or else "dog whistles" are being used when negative words are
used — that these bad things are rally all about blacks. The Blackstar prefers to "code word" method. Here
are six alleged code words that only, in their fevered imagination, apply to black people.
black America. "Black lives matter" has become the slogan of anti-police protests
across the nation, but the target of the protests is so misplaced that the motives of the so-called
civil rights leaders behind the movement must be questioned. Do they really care about black lives?
Or are they cynically exploiting isolated incidents, such as the death of Michael Brown, to inflame the black
population and advance their own political interests?
Race Grievance Industry's Theory of Exploitivity. Have you noticed the unchanged
pattern of outrage that manifests from the black community whenever a black life is taken by a white
person? Have you also noticed that the usual culture-vultures (mainstream media, reverends, college
professors, politicians, et al.) arrive without hesitation to gluttonously feast during these incidents?
Undoubtedly, you've noticed this trend — unless you're a liberal. One must understand that these
"call to action" reactions are not spontaneous; they're calculated maneuvers promoted by an ever-present Race
Grievance Industry. The charter for this race-hustling industry mandates that no white-on-black drama is wasted.
secretary uses MLK Day speech to shill Obamacare at Al Sharpton event. Health and
Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell promoted Obamacare "in the spirit of Dr. King" on
Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, during a breakfast hosted by Al Sharpton. "African-Americans
have the lowest life expectancy of any other race in this country," Ms. Burwell said in a speech to
the National Action Network, The Hill reported.
HHS secretary: Al Sharpton 'has spent
his life fighting for what's right'. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia
Burwell on Monday morning praised Al Sharpton in a breakfast speech before his National Action
Network. [...] After quoting Martin Luther King Jr., Burwell added, "Reverend Sharpton has spent his
life fighting for what's right, no matter how challenging. I want to thank you for your courage,
tenacity and persistence." What exactly does Burwell have in mind as far as "fighting for what's
right"? Does she think Sharpton was fighting for what's right when he defamed a district attorney
by falsely claiming the official had participated in the gang rape of a black teenager? [...] Or maybe
Burwell was thinking of the time when Sharpton helped add fuel to an anti-Semitic riot that resulted
in the murder of a young Jewish rabbinical scholar?
Al Sharpton Calls
Me a Racist! Maybe it's actually a badge of honor — after all Sharpton
himself makes Bull Connor seem like Martin Luther King — but the Rev Al has called me a
racist because I am one of those (white!) Academy members who did not vote for Selma
as an Oscar nominee. I cannot tell a lie. He's right. Not only that, I did not
vote for the movie for screenplay either, the only other category for which I can nominate, since
I am in the writers branch.
the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began. Near the end of 2007, Obama confidante Valerie
Jarrett met with Al Sharpton in New York City and began to cement a relationship that would
eventually make the inflammatory activist the president's "go-to man" on race, according to multiple
sources. The backdrop to the incipient Obama-Sharpton alliance was the then-senator's 2008
presidential campaign, which still hadn't locked away the black vote, and the political
cross-currents created by two other controversial reverends, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright.
That tentative relationship has now grown into a full-blown partnership that has vastly increased
the once-shunned Sharpton's influence and prestige and elevated him into a key White House ally
at a time of heightened tension over policing and race.
Sharpton's Magical Mystery Tour. We recently found an amazing video The New York Times
made about Al Sharpton, the unrepentant racial hoax-exploiter. Sharpton has never suffered from
ruining reputations and causing strife over teenager Tawana Brawley's made-up stories of rape and
racist mistreatment at the hands of white cops in the late 1980s. [Video clip] The video ends
with left-wing journalist Wayne Barrett exclaiming "One would think if he sold you such a terrible bill of
goods, on such a giant story that dominated news cycles for such a long period of time and proved to be a
total hoax, that you might not show up at his next press conference with your camera crew. He has
managed to transcend it magically." That "magic" is the liberal media's absolute shamelessness about
Sharpton's cynical exploitation of (and lying about) race. He's not only benefited from gooey
liberal media coverage.
The NY Post Shouldn't Attack Me — They Give Me Money!. Al Sharpton says the
New York Post should not have accused him of shaking down businesses because he also shakes down the
paper's corporate owner. "SHAKE DOWN AL" screamed the Post's Sunday front page. "How Rev gets
paid not to cry 'racism!'" The story ripped Sharpton for going easy on companies who donate to his
National Action Network. But in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Sharpton's central
defense was that News Corp — the company that owns the New York Post — also
fills his coffers.
for fun and profit. Thanks to the Civil Rights struggle of the last century, Americans
now possess a healthy revulsion for racists and racism. This is the way America ought to be — a
place where those who disdain or devalue others based on their ancestry are shamed and shunned. But an
unfortunate by-product of this positive development is been that a few entrepreneurial charlatans have managed
to monetize this revulsion and build from it something that resembles an extortion racket.
Sharpton is being paid thousands of dollars to not cry 'racism' at large corporations, it is
claimed. Reverend Al Sharpton is being paid thousands of dollars to not cry 'racism'
at large corporations that are in the spotlight, it has been claimed. For more than 10 years,
firms have reportedly handed over enormous donations and consulting fees to the activist preacher's
National Action Network (NAN)[.] In return for their cash, they have received Sharpton's supposed
influence in the black community — or more often, his silence on the matter, it is reported.
of black people, part II. Hardly anyone blinks an eye at the Rev. Al Sharpton's racist
statements, such as: "White folks was in the caves while we [blacks] was building empires. ... We
built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was. ... We taught philosophy and
astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek [homosexuals] ever got around to it."
Sharpton again: "So [if] some cracker come and tell you 'Well, my mother and father blood go back to
the Mayflower,' you better hold your pocket. That ain't nothing to be proud of. That means
their forefathers was crooks." Sharpton also offered, "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them
to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house."
2014 Man of
the Year: Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton is the funniest man on MSNBC, and by default the
funniest man in cable news. On a network populated with no small share of buffoons, Sharpton's
ultra-pro-Obama boosterism and alarmingly frequent mispronunciation of names, places, and objects
has made PoliticsNation a must-watch for anyone who needs a good, hearty laugh. Sharpton wears
many hats: He is a civil rights activist by day and newsman who covers his own activism by night.
cops laid to rest, Sharpton plans to restart protests. Now that two slain cops have
been buried, the Rev. Al Sharpton plans to resume kicking dirt on the NYPD. The head of the
Staten Island chapter of Sharpton's National Action Network said anti-cop protesters would return to
the borough's state courthouse on Tuesday. Cynthia Davis said NAN suspended its twice-weekly
demonstrations out of respect to slain cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and their families.
Brawley and Al Sharpton. The police knew from the start that there were holes in
Brawley's story. For example, a rape kit failed to reveal evidence of rape. She showed no
hypothermia or other signs of having been outside and exposed to the elements and freezing temperatures
for the amount of time she had claimed. The racial slurs were written upside-down on her body,
suggesting that she may have written them herself. After Al Sharpton and several lawyers started
to take charge of the publicity on the case, that's when her charges got a great deal more specific and
became a national scandal: [...]
Theater. The events in Ferguson, Missouri are the latest example of sick political
theater, carefully orchestrated to shape public policy. [...] Eric Holder knows every detail of the
eyewitness testimony and he knows the physical evidence. He knows, but he doesn't care. He has a
role to play in this sick, political drama and the facts will not change his role in any way. He and
the ever-present, ever-despicable, race-baiters like Sharpton and Jackson throw Molotov cocktails of
racial division into the crowds.
the Media, the Climate of Hate is Always on the Right. I must say that for some
decades now, the media have proven to be terrible weather forecasters, always finding the climate of
hate on the right, and never seeing it on the left of the political map. [...] There is no doubt in
my mind that the intemperate remarks and conduct of the president, attorney general, pogramist,
tax-evader, and White House advisor Al Sharpton, and Mayor de Blasio have created the kind of toxic
stew that has now put the lives of police throughout the country at risk. And if they are
at risk, so are we, for they stand between us and barbarism.
in protest: The anti-Israel, cop-bash link. What, you ask, does anti-Israel activism
have to do with the reaction to the Ferguson and New York City decisions? Well, to understand
that, you first need to understand the pathology behind the anti-Israel movement —
particularly the Boycott Divest and Sanctions crowd. This movement has a problem: Despite
decades of anti-Israel propaganda, particularly on campuses, Israel remains more popular than ever
in the US as a whole[.] But there are pockets of American society where anti-Israel rhetoric,
which frequently borders on or crosses into anti-Semitism, has a receptive audience. One
such place is among radical racial-grievance activists.
President, Al Sharpton, and the Corruption of Modern Liberalism. Al Sharpton is a
person who lives for the purpose of stoking racial hatreds. He was convicted of defaming a New York
prosecutor, Steven A. Pagones, in the notorious Tawana Brawley affair, in which Brawley falsely
accused Pagones of raping her. During the 1991 Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn, Sharpton fueled
black rage after a Hasidic Jewish driver accidentally killed a seven-year-old black child with his
car. (A young talmudic scholar, Yankel Rosenbaum, was stabbed to death by a mob shouting "Kill the
Jew.") Sharpton has made numerous anti-Semitic comments. He's characterized black people who
disagreed with him as "yellow niggers" and called white people "crackers." He constantly casts the
police as racists when there's no evidence to support the charge. And on top of that he's a tax
cheat, having been convicted of tax evasion and, according to the New York Times, with more than
$4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.
Leaders Fueling Flames of Racism in America. President Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Bill
de Blasio, and the Rev. Al Sharpton are fueling the flames of racism in America just as the Ku Klux
Klan did 100 years ago. Sounds inflammatory? It is. What's worse, it's
true. The reason? They are considered the establishment. They are out in broad
daylight perpetrating a racist agenda and, instead of wearing a white sheet to protect their
identity, they are shrouded in the cloak of government.
says "no" to holding off protests until after police officers' funerals. I was
somewhat encouraged this week when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a pause in the
protests and quiet on the streets until after the funerals of the two slain NYPD officers. [...] It
was a responsible decision on the Mayor's part and I commend him for it. Of course, Al Sharpton
was having none of this namby pamby nonsense.
Clarke: If You See Al Sharpton Coming, Run. "Phony" is how Milwaukee County Sheriff
David Clarke described Sharpton's comments tonight [12/22/2014] on "The Kelly File." "Al
Sharpton's a cartoon. I don't know why the media continues to put a camera and a microphone
in front of his face," Clarke said. "He doesn't believe a word of what he said today —
neither does anybody else."
Sharpton [is] very worried that execution of police officers will derail his movement.
Sharpton's go-to analogy is to work the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner into a comment about
the grieving families of the two slain police officers. This is not simply offensive, but
outrageous. Those officers were on the job, out on the streets, trying to keep the citizens of that
community safe when they were gunned down in a most cowardly ambush. To attempt to put them on the
same level as people who instigated a confrontation with other police officers — no matter the
circumstances — is nothing but hate speech.
Police Die, Racism Narrative Unravels. After four months of non-stop condemnations of
the police and the justice system for both racism and deliberately targeting African Americans for
violence, it is time for the race hucksters and their political enablers such as President Obama,
Attorney General Eric Holder, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to stop the campaign of
incitement against the police.
will Al Sharpton go? On Saturday afternoon, two New York Police Department officers,
Wenjin Liu and Raphael Ramos, made the ultimate sacrifice. They were assassinated by man who was a
member of the Black Guerilla Family gang and who quoted jihadists on his social media accounts. He
said he was going to get revenge for the killing of criminals Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Meanwhile, on cable there is a network many real Americans refer to as the Karl Marx channel. They
call themselves MSNBC. Granted there are more members of the flat earth society than there are
viewers of the Karl Marx channel.
Money or Media Attention for Grieving White Mothers' Sons. Eric Garner's, Trayvon
Martin's, Tamir Rice's, and Michael Brown's mothers appeared on Anderson Cooper last Friday night
[12/12/2014] bemoaning the fate of their four sons. All four said if their kids were white, they
would still be alive. Give me a break. Whites get killed by cops, too, and there are no trips to
Geneva or Great Britain or theatrics on Good Morning America. Young white male lives extinguished
by the police don't seem to matter when it comes to online fundraising, foundations, and race-baiting
lawyers with connections to the White House.
Sharpton Leads March in DC as NYC Protesters Chant: 'What Do We Want? Dead Cops!' Joining the families of
blacks killed by police, thousands marched toward the capitol and down New York streets on Saturday [12/13/2014] to
protest what they called an epidemic of abuse at the hands of police. But even though it was his event, many
attendees didn't want to hear from organizer Al Sharpton.
Obama's racism czar:
Sharpton at the White House. This, the tail end of 2014, is Al Sharpton's moment.
Despite the firebrand minister's shrinking physical stature, his presence on the national stage has
never loomed larger. From Ferguson to Cleveland to Staten Island, black men dying at the hands of
police have catapulted America's racial obsession to new heights — carrying Sharpton along with it.
Visited the Obama White House 61 Times. President Obama's embrace of Al Sharpton, as
National Review points out, has helped legitimize Sharpton as the preeminent black leader. Sharpton
and his idiotic rantings, his message of victimization instead of self-help, and his fomenting of
racial divisions, now takes the place of Martin Luther King Jr., thanks to Obama.
time to stop the lying! Thinking about the ease with which so many supposedly
educated Americans were manipulated into blood-curdling fury by the grand-jury decisions in the
Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases made me realize that most of the problems in our country are
caused by people who lie brazenly in order to pit one segment of society against another.
Left's War Against Justice and Peace. The mobs who have occupied our streets are not
protesting injustice. They are a lynch mob demanding their due. They want officers of the law
handcuffed and hung, and criminals (aka "political prisoners") set free. They want honest juries
disbanded, and racist judgments the rule. Understand that our president and his chief civil rights
officer, who are encouraging the "protests," are racists, as is the Democratic Party which exerts monopoly
control over every major inner city in America. Why else would Obama and Holder look to Al Sharpton,
who is certainly the nation's most prominent racist, as their chief adviser on race relations? Al
Sharpton is author of the fundamental transformation of the civil rights movement into a racial lynch mob,
which took place decades ago.
All the Rev's enablers.
Americans will today witness a bizarre spectacle: a march on Washington led by a rabble-rousing, riot-inciting,
flame-throwing serial defamer. And tax cheat. In the wake of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown
deaths, the Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a protest in the capital — à la
Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 march — to call attention to what he and his minions claim
is a plague of police brutality. Yet as President Obama himself says, "we can't equate what is
happening now to what was happening 50 years ago." And Rev. Sharpton is no Rev. King.
Yes, some bad cops use excessive force. But if this is the nationwide scourge it's made out to be,
why is the rally against it led by a man with such a sordid record?
Speech At Sharpton Rally Calls For Return Of 'Black Jesus'. The event was billed as one of solidarity,
thousands of people unified in their demand for "justice for all" and an end to alleged police brutality against "unarmed
black men." Led by MSNBC host Al Sharpton, the march was organized and promoted by his National Action Network.
The final speaker, Reverend Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple in Maryland, gave a speech and closing prayer laden with
political anger and racial overtones.
Raceaholics. Raceaholics like President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, New York
mayor Bill de Blasio, overexposed circus barker Al Sharpton, Georgetown University professor Michael
Eric Dyson, their allies, and their media enablers cannot stop talking about race. They refract
almost every issue through that prism. According to them, we shall not overcome our long history of
racial injustice — or at least no time soon. If you believed these people, you would think
"whites only" and "colored" water fountains were just one roll-call vote away in the GOP House of Representatives.
Who Feared Guam Might 'Capsize' Recites Police Brutality Poem on House Floor. Rep.
Hank Johnson of Georgia is no stranger to making strange, off-the-wall comments. He demanded that
Rep. Joe Wilson be censured for calling out "You lie" to Obama during his health care speech before
Congress in 2009, saying, "We will have people with white hoods running through the countryside
again," unless Wilson was severely punished.
Albert to the Rev. Al: All the enablers. [Scroll down] Look at the Rev. Al
Sharpton. Only a few years ago, Sharpton was as discredited as discredited can be. Unlike
[Bill] Cosby, he hasn't been accused of rape. But in the Tawana Brawley scam, he did the next
worst thing: He falsely accused two innocent men of having raped her — and he's never
really apologized. It's not his only outrage. [...] More recently, we've learned Sharpton is a
tax cheat, too, living a first-class lifestyle while he and his organization stiff the IRS for millions
in back taxes. Yet the Rev. Al has his own television show on MSNBC, the mayor of New York treats
him as though he's co-commissioner of the police force and, even after he attacked the grand jury in
Ferguson, he was invited to the White House and given a place of honor.
New Statistics On Blacks Shot By Police Are Going To Make Race Hustlers VERY Angry.
Ferguson supporters around the nation continue to rail against police, claiming there's massive
injustice going on in the way blacks are treated by law enforcement. According to some pretty
revealing statistics, that's not entirely accurate.
The Search For Racism.
The self-appointed champions of "civil rights" render the term racism increasingly meaningless.
Where juries see self-defense, they see homicidal racial animus. They turn aggressors into victims
and demand that society accord the victims the status of heroes, deserving of memorials in public
schools, a suggestion that the White House recently touted for Michael Brown. A desire for
power, not justice, is driving their protests.
The Prez and the Rev.
The Rev. Al has been careful to say he condemns violence. But he also stokes the flames.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder wasn't too far off the mark when he said this weekend that Sharpton "is an
inciter of mobs, and he demands mob justice." And there should be no welcome for such a man at any
Democrat: Look, nobody's going to prosecute you for illegally voting, so.... This stuff isn't subtle,
and it's almost certainly aimed at boosting turnout among a very specific segment of the electorate. And
sadly, this tripe is not even remotely close to the worst racially-tinged fear-mongering of the cycle.
Black Caucus Brings 'Hands Up! Don't Shoot' To the House Floor. Speaking on the House
floor, members of the Congressional Black Caucus used the "Hands up! Don't Shoot" gesture popular with
Ferguson protesters reacting to the shooting of Michael Brown. "Hands up, don't shoot," said Rep.
Hakeem Jeffries. "It's a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence."
The Editor says...
I'd be fed up with police violence, too, if you could show me an example of it. But the violence in
Ferguson wasn't started by the police. As far as I know, the police weren't looting and burning
businesses and setting cars afire.
Black Caucus Takes the Floor to Talk About Ferguson and Race in America. Late Monday
night [12/1/2014], after the House took its final votes, members of the Congressional Black Caucus
took the floor to speak for about one hour about race in the wake of a grand jury's decision last
week not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown in
Ferguson, Mo. "Hands up, don't shoot," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York began.
last stand of the old line civil rights establishment: Ferguson as Selma. We are still
feeling the effects of Selma today. And now, the old-line civil rights establishment is attempting
to channel Selma into Ferguson. We have the marches, the demonstrations[,] the attempt to cast the
police as the villains, oppressing the black citizens. We're told, against all the facts[,] that
the cops shoot innocent, and defenseless young black men. They're stopped (and frisked) by the
police, just as 50 years ago a young black man would get stopped, and beaten, for walking in the
wrong part of town, or drinking from the wrong fountain, or sitting in the front of the bus. The
black leadership in this country wants to "go back to the future" and tell us that nothing has changed.
America is still rotten, still evil, still oppressing its poor. It is the sole rational for their
existence, to perpetuate the big lie.
Rights Leader Slams Sharpton Meeting With 'Unserious' Obama: 'He's About Dividing Them With Lies'.
Civil Rights Leader Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson joined Neil Cavuto on Your World to discuss Monday's
[12/1/2014] White House meeting regarding the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. [...] "He is a race hustler who
does not care about uniting the races," Peterson said of Sharpton, who prominently attended the president's
meeting. "Michael Brown is dead because of Michael Brown. Michael Brown is dead because he had
failed parents who did not raise him in the right way," Peterson added.
exploits Ferguson to undermine race relations and rule of law. I wish there were a way
to address the Ferguson controversy without generating further controversy. But that's not an easy
task. I have believed for some time that the Obama administration has fanned the flames of racial
tension in this country rather than attempt to extinguish them, despite its claims to the contrary.
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, in my view, have been the main culprits, which is
exceedingly unfortunate, considering the opportunity their historic roles present for making great
strides toward racial harmony. The question is: Do these gentlemen truly want to promote
House Says: "It's not about race", Then Meets With Nation's Most Notorious Race-Baiting Antagonists.
Where does all of this racial antagonism lead? A scene at a Florida school between a large, intimidating
black student and a seemingly unprovoking white student drew references to Ferguson this week as the student
asks "where's Mike Brown" now: [Video clip]
to Release New Federal Guidelines on Racial Profiling. [Eric] Holder is in Atlanta
today to discuss issues of race and policing raised by recent events in Ferguson. There are still
two federal investigations going on into Ferguson; one into the Michael Brown shooting, and one into
the local police force. Holder said today at Ebenezer Baptist Church that he will be putting out
new guidelines meant to "limit racial profiling by federal law enforcement."
The Editor says...
Why go to Atlanta to have a discussion about problems in St. Louis? How is public policy being formulated in a Baptist
Church without any protest from the "separation of church and state" people?
Agitators Post Demands Proposed to Obama During White House Meetings. Ferguson
activists meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House today posted a list of demands they
proposed to the president, which include: [...]
Advising Obama Insults Police — And Blacks. Obama should have praised the
grand jury's conclusion, coming after a thorough examination of all the evidence, and affirmed the
integrity of America's criminal justice system. But like the violent, looting protesters in
Ferguson, Mo., our president is uninterested in the truth. No wonder a demagogue who personifies
politicized lies like Al Sharpton is welcomed into the White House — not by any means for
the first time — to advise Obama. Too many have forgotten who Sharpton is.
House race charade: Irrelevant talk post-Ferguson. The White House response to Ferguson wouldn't
be complete without a meeting with Al Sharpton, the infamous agitator who has become President Barack Obama's
"go-to man on race," in the words of a Politico headline from last August. So Sharpton was inevitably
one of the civil-rights leaders at a White House meeting Monday [12/1/2014].
in Ruins. [Scroll down] The natural outcome of the reactionary approach to race
relations — identity politics, the salad bowl in lieu of the melting pot, the effusions
of trillions of dollars over the last half-century into Great Society dependencies — is
Ferguson. We are left with the movement's slogan, "Hands up; don't shoot!" which now joins a growing
historical corpus of racial mythography — "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," and "If I
had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."
5-day firing notice too long for Congress, too short for lawyers. The Department of
Veterans Affairs and Congress are battling over whether the VA is firing employees fast enough as
part of a major management overhaul, but legal analysts say even the five-day notice the
administration has settled on is too short and employees who have been fired could sue to get their
jobs back — with taxpayers on the hook for back pay. Veterans Affairs officials said
they came up with the five-day notice based on the advice of their attorneys, though members of
Congress said even that was too long because it gives targeted employees a chance to retire and
collect lifetime benefits.
Don't Take Away My Oppression!. As one egregious incident of racial oppression after
another turns out to be imaginary — the Duke lacrosse players didn't rape Crystal Magnum,
George Zimmerman didn't murder Trayvon Martin, Darren Wilson didn't murder Michael Brown —
the purveyors of the racism narrative are getting desperate. [...] America is the least racist
multi-cultural society since the Roman empire. There's really never been anywhere on earth
where so many different peoples live together so well. The trouble that besets us is not white
against black, and it's not black against white either. It's the left against liberty.
of Ferguson Illuminate Age of Obama. When history remembers the Obama administration,
the flames of Ferguson will light up our memories. It wasn't just an AutoZone and Jade Nails burning
up in the fires of Ferguson, it was also the "Hope" of 2008 going up in smoke. Instead of hope,
the age of Obama has been characterized by racial division and discord. Obama and Holder commanded
the police to behave themselves. The police behaved, and look what happened. [...] Just like calling
for calm while stoking the protests, prolonging the promise of a federal indictment against Officer Wilson
keeps the folks energized on the side of the administration.
60 Minutes Report on America's Infrastructure Was a Complete and Utter Scam. [Scroll down] Here
is the reality of our infrastructure crisis:
• Gas taxes and tolls were
supposed to pay for highway maintenance. Now general tax revenues are also being funneled to union
contractors and no bid contracts which make every infrastructure project 30% or more over priced.
• At least 25% of federal gas tax funds are diverted to non-highway
uses including maintaining sidewalks, funding bike paths, and creating scenic trails. Congress
allocates highway money to truck parking facilities, safety incentives to prevent operation of motor
vehicles by intoxicated persons, grants for anti-racial profiling programs, magnetic levitation
trains, and dozens of other non-road activities.
• There are dozens of PA
Dept of Transportation executives sitting in prison today. It is the most corrupt agency in
PA and probably in all the other states.
Explaining Away Obama.
If Barack Obama counted up all the times virulent racists blocked his ambitions, and stymied his
efforts due to his race, and then collated them against how many times — at Occidental,
Columbia, and Harvard; and in Chicago, Springfield and Washington — his performance was
not strictly evaluated on its merits or lack of, I think the verdict would not be so favorable.
Obama was nominated, elected, and reelected not despite the work of racists, but in part because he
and his associates so brilliantly played the race card.
Williams: 'Insulting to Black People' That White House Elevates Sharpton. Fox's Eric
Bolling went after Al Sharpton today for his tax issues that have somehow not stopped his White
House invitations. Juan Williams agreed and went so far as to say it's "insulting to black people"
for the White House to be elevating Sharpton like that. Williams suspected that the Obama White
House just doesn't like Jesse Jackson and since Sharpton is the only big alternative, the White
House just "anointed him as their official black leader," which people find insulting.
Silence of the Schumer.
[Scroll down] Now we have a story in The New York Times about an individual deeply involved
in politics who has a 501(c)4 that, as the Times puts it, appears to rank "among the most delinquent
nonprofit organizations in the nation." The individual: the Rev. Al Sharpton. His
organization: the National Action Network, which has failed to pay payroll taxes over the years.
has nothing to say about Al Sharpton's $5 million back-tax problems. How do the
executives at NBC feel about willfully paying and providing a TV platform to a man who reportedly
owes the government more than $4.5 million in back taxes? They're not saying. When the
Washington Examiner asked an NBC spokeswoman for comment on a recent report that Rev. Al
Sharpton owes $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens against him, the response was "no
comment." The report, published Tuesday [11/18/2014] by the New York Times, stopped just
short of calling Sharpton a tax cheat.
He rose to national prominence in the 1980s when he falsely accused white law enforcement officials
of raping a teenage African-American girl. After that, he moved on to incite anti-Semitic violence
in Brooklyn and Harlem. This was his preparation for a later bid for the Democratic nomination for
president. And now he is, as Politico described him, "Obama's go-to man on race." That's quite
Disputes NY Times Report About His Taxes, Clashes with Reporter. Reverend Al Sharpton held a press conference today
[11/19/2014] strongly denying a New York Times report that he owes over four million dollars in state and federal taxes.
Sharpton said the report was misleading and untrue, and according to Politico, politically motivated. Sharpton connected
this report to people not liking President Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as "they certainly don't like that I'm still
here, and I ain't going nowhere."
If On Cue — Race Agitating "Reverend" Jamal Bryant. Here's a link to some
background info on Pastor Jamal Bryant. Bryant is a high-profile, politically connected pastor with
a congregation that counts more than 10,000 members and a business acumen that has resulted in book
deals, inspirational text messages and plans for a clothing line. Pastor Bryant has sired five
children from three different women, one child came to light as the result of a lawsuit for failing
to provide child support. He acknowledged this one, a daughter, for the first time from the pulpit
only after the court battle over child support payments surfaced. [...] Pastor Bryant is well known for his
flashy lifestyle, which includes a Bentley and a multimillion-dollar Canton waterfront property; [...]
Sharpton's pull remains intact. Nobody's ever called politics a moral business, but a
respect for appearances is generally required. That's why pols run from controversial people and
return contributions the minute a donor gets in a jam. They fear guilt by association. Yet few,
if any, shun Sharpton, whose notoriety hasn't kept him from the power trough. Presidents, senators,
governors, mayors — they all come to kiss the ring. So I press him on the baggage: The
disgraceful Tawana Brawley episode, that stint as an FBI informer now being so colorfully examined —
why isn't he politically toxic?
Al Sharpton's March Madness.
Sharpton, left to his own antics, is a public nuisance. It is a free country and he is entitled to
his prejudices and polarizing activism. Sometimes he happens to be right and his megaphone occasionally
brings attention to deserving cases that otherwise get none. America is big enough and strong enough to
have space for people like him. On the other hand, his personal conduct is often reprehensible, with his
behavior in the Brawley hoax Exhibit A. And it's not as if he's cleaned up his act.
Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes. Al Sharpton, who came to prominence as an
imposing figure in a track suit, shouting indignantly at the powerful, stood quietly on a stage last
month at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit, as
men in power lined up to exclaim their admiration for him. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M.
Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon. President Obama sent an aide to read a message commending
Mr. Sharpton's "dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union." Major corporations
sponsored the lavish affair.
Al Sharpton's Finances
Under Scrutiny. Al Sharpton's finances are gaining scrutiny as his influences rises,
the New York Times writes in a profile of Sharpton published Tuesday [11/18/2014].
Sharpton's visibility has slowly increased since he first gained prominence as a civil rights
leader. His relationships with politicians such as New York Mayor Bill deBlasio, New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo, and President Barack Obama have helped Sharpton gain traction on the national scene.
Sharpton's money problems. Rev. Al Sharpton, the MSNBC host and occasional White House
liaison, has "regularly sidestepped" taxes, rent and other bills, according to a new New York Times
investigation. Sharpton has more than $4.5 million in tax liens against him and his businesses,
the investigation found. His non-profit organization National Action Network owes some $1.1 million
in overdue payroll taxes. He has repeatedly not paid hotels, travel agencies and landlords. He has
even relied on friends and his non-profit to pay for his daughter's education, and been sued twice by his
landlord for a cumulative $98,000.
And we all know how "non-violent" black mobs can be.
John Lewis Calls for 'Massive, Non-Violent Protests' Nationwide if Wilson Isn't Indicted. Civil rights icon and Congressman John
Lewis (D-GA) believes that Ferguson is a "turning point" for the modern civil rights movement, and that the nation will see massive protests
if a grand jury does not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. While appearing on Roland Martin's radio
show, Rep. Lewis was asked whether the numerous stories of African-American men being shot by police — Brown's death chief among
them — was "the modern-day Selma", referring to the 1963 march that saw hundreds of protestors beaten and arrested for demanding
African-American voting rights.
This the End Game for Liberal Racism? Obviously, the most racist thing in America
today is the Racist Reverends, Sharpton, Jackson and Wright and their race hustling, shamefully
backed up by Holder and Obama. This naked appeal to race descended to a new low in the Obama
administration with the nationalization of the Trayvon and Ferguson killings. That's real racism.
Rep. Clyburn Compares GOP Opposition to Amnesty to Pro-Slavery Segregationism. Facing
emboldened Republican opposition to President Obama's unilateral amnesty, a top Democratic leader is
invoking race to help explain his colleagues' resistance to executive action. South Carolina
congressman and assistant Democratic leader Jim Clyburn reacted on Friday [11/14/2014] to House speaker John
Boehner's promise to fight "tooth and nail" against any White House push for illegal-immigrant amnesty.
the Don't Shoot Coalition in Ferguson. The publicized list of the 45 DSC group names
breaks down into these categorizes: (1) Labor Unions; (2) African-American Organizations; (3) Other
Ethnic Groups; (4) Faith-based Organizations; (5) Anti-War Activists; (6) Defined Causes; (7) All-purpose
Progressive Activists; (8) Unidentified; and (9) Outlier. [...] Despite diverse agendas, the list, generally, has one
thing in common: Some grievance against an authority — police, corporations, or otherwise — that
they feel has abused their rights, or the rights of others. The protest movement that emerged after the death of Michael
Brown now offers each a platform to air their particular grievance before a wider audience.
to CNN: Southern GOP Still Believes in Slavery, Wins Through Racism. Rep. Charlie
Rangel (D-NY) is doubling down on his belief that southern Republicans still believe in slavery and
think the Confederates won the Civil War, implying that the Democrats' major senatorial losses came
as a result of racism. Rangel made the initial comments last week at a rally for incumbent New
York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Democratic Embrace of Al Sharpton. The Rev. Al Sharpton once epitomized New York's bad
old days of the 1980s, when the then-corpulent, gold-medallion-bedecked tub thumper inflamed racial
hatred and courted violence. Today, against all expectations and at least 100 pounds lighter, he has
been rehabilitated into the Democratic Party's civil-rights leader of choice. Has Mr. Sharpton changed or
simply outlasted his critics? President Obama's embrace of Mr. Sharpton has been particularly intense this year.
Al Sharpton: The Democratic Party's New 'Civil Rights' Leader. The real bug in the
ointment, however, is our leading rabble rouser, Reverend Al Sharpton. In this past weekend's Wall
Street Journal, Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has a devastating takedown exposing
the real facts about the good reverend. (Subscription required — but I strongly urge
readers to pay for the article. It's that important.) Titled "The Democratic Embrace of Al
Sharpton," the article traces how the man who was kept at arm's length during Obama's 2008 campaign,
isolated as unrepresentative of the black community's views, has now become the single would-be
"civil-rights leader." Sharpton is now the person to whom all Democrats, centrist and liberal alike,
kowtow and from whom they seek to gain support and endorsement. Once he "inflamed racial hatred and
courted violence," Mac Donald writes. Now, "he has been rehabilitated into the Democratic Party's
civil-rights leader of choice."
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released his annual Wastebook this past week. It contains a laundry list of
doozies. The U.S. government's gold-plating operations included $190,000 to study compost digested
by worms, $297 million for the purchase of an unused mega blimp, and $1 million on a Virginia bus
stop where only 15 people can huddle under a half-baked roof. These questionable (read: absurd)
expenditures only represent the tip of the iceberg.
down the homestretch. From the White House to the Georgia Democratic Party, to the
gutter from which Al Sharpton spins his hateful rhetoric, the Democrats' race-baiting machine is in
full gear in a furious effort to drive blacks to the polls. Because her husband's unpopularity
makes his presence politically toxic for liberal candidates, first lady Michelle Obama is traveling
the country stumping for Democrats. In what is a new low for a first lady, her get-out-the-vote
speeches are laced with race-baiting terms.
truth about young black men and police shootings. On Friday [10/17/2014], it was reported forensics
showed Brown's blood was on both the inside of police officer Darren Wilson's car as well as Wilson's gun.
The gun had also been fired twice within the car. This evidence hardly squares with early witness
accounts that Brown was shot with his hands in the air while he was surrendering. With forensic evidence
finally coming in, Officer Wilson's shooting Brown is looking as if it were justifiable self-defense. But
that hasn't stopped people from making it a racial issue.
There They Go Again — Liberals Play the Race Card. From MSNBC to the
Georgia Senate election to a memo from an ex-Obama pollster, the age-old race card has reared its
ugly head again. The difference this time? An increasing number of Americans, some of them
prominent, are calling out the perpetrators.
Democrats Go Back to Their Racist Roots. The Democratic Party is trying to use the
shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri to stimulate black
turnout. There is zero reason to believe that the Brown incident had anything to do with race.
Is there any evidence that Wilson, if attacked by a 6' 4", 292 pound white man, would not have shot
him? No. Wilson may or may not have overreacted; we may never know for sure. But connecting
the incident to race is sheer political opportunism by the Democrats.
Jackson, Dallas lawmaker blame racism for Ebola patient's death. Dallas County
Commissioner John Wiley Price and the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. have made similar arguments this week
that Thomas Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died because his
race and lack of "privilege" kept him from receiving the care he needed.
to spend $9 million to find lawyers for unaccompanied minors in nine cities, including
Dallas. The Obama Administration announced Tuesday that it will pick up the bill for
immigration attorneys who will be assigned to unaccompanied children from Central America and
elsewhere who are stopped at the U.s. [sic] border. Dallas and Houston are two of a handful of
cities where the money will be spent, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services said in a phone call to The [Dallas Morning] News Tuesday [9/30/2014]. The program
starts today and will be funded with $9 million over the next two years. In all, the
funds are estimated to be enough to pay for lawyers for more than 2,600 children.
Sharpton Empowered. As Eric Holder prepares to leave as attorney general, there is a
fierce debate over his six-year tenure. Many conservative senators who voted to confirm him in 2009
now regret it. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, now zings
Holder's "lack of respect for Congress, the American taxpayer, and the laws on the books." Even some
of his supporters agree he's been confrontational and polarizing.
says Michael Brown's death in Ferguson 'stains the heart of black children'. President Obama said the shooting
death of a black teen by a white police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri, exposed the racial divide in the American
justice system that "stains the heart of black children."
Sharpton Keynoting Dinner For Group Linked to Hamas. MSNBC host Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker at the Council
on American-Islamic Relations's (CAIR) 20th anniversary banquet on Saturday. Sharpton, who is President Obama's "go-to man on
race," and who claims to be helping the White House pick outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's successor, will be a guest of honor of
the group, which was listed as a co-conspirator in a criminal case against an Islamic charity that raised millions for Hamas. Back
in January 2009, shortly after the President's first inauguration, the FBI severed ties with CAIR "in the wake of a 15-year... investigation
that culminated with the conviction in December  of Hamas fundraisers at a trial where CAIR itself was listed as an unindicted
co-conspirator," according to a report at the time by Fox News's Joseph Abrams.
Let Me Get This Straight. We learned just
yesterday that the Obama Democrats, who were supposed to be about eliminating racial feeling in the USA, were whipping it up as
fast as they could to get out the black vote in November. In some way that only geniuses like Al Sharpton and John Lewis
could fathom, the shooting death of a large man who attacked a policeman in his patrol car was caused (you see) by the Republicans.
Yes. In some secret way, the Republicans killed Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, totally innocent lambs.
of Interest: Al Sharpton. [Scroll down] Sharpton is "rewarded with invitations
to White House Super Bowl parties, where he laughs it up with the president," is a "special host to
the president" and "provides the president with protection from his critics in the African-American
community," reports the Times. And, according to Politico, he vacationed at Valerie Jarrett's
condo in Martha's Vineyard, close to where the President was staying with his family.
No Such Thing as 'Black America'. In light of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown,
I've been troubled by the notion that a monolithic entity called "Black America" or "the black
community" still exists in the 21st century — if it ever existed at all. Moreover, I
think that it is simply dangerous for the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to be allowed to
act as if they speak for all black Americans. They don't, but the media and our first black
president perpetuate this insidious myth.
Al Sharpton: Obama's New Jeremiah Wright. Even the New York Times reports the
18-year-old Brown "was no angel," noting the 6-4, 300-pound Brown not only robbed a liquor store but
once assaulted a neighbor. He also was accused of stealing at his high school, and was bounced from
one school to the next. The paper confirms he did drugs and hung out with gang-bangers. And the
college he reportedly was supposed to attend was in fact a trade school that can't confirm he ever
enrolled there. It appears Brown was a victim not of racism but of a pervasive gang culture in the
black community. But pointing that out doesn't advance the grievance agenda of Sharpton and Obama.
So they focus on racism.
Jackson and the Renewed Fight to Racialize America. What message are Reverend Jackson
and Reverend Al Sharpton, filmmaker Spike Lee, and others sending? They are sending the message
that progressives — who have built an entire political movement based on racism and class
warfare — are not only ferociously determined to never, ever let go of the racist side of
this equation. They are determined to remake America into a racial state, a modern version of the
apartheid-era South Africa. A place where whatever happens is judged by the race of those involved.
Why isn't Al Sharpton in federal prison? Al Sharpton has a ton of debt, but part of
that debt is millions of dollars he owes to the IRS.
Sharpton: Obama's Racial Pyromaniac. Politico's Glenn Thrush reports in this week's edition of the
magazine that Al Sharpton has become President Barack Obama's "go-to man on race" in Ferguson and elsewhere. [...] Yet
he leaves out a few crucial details that are important to the Sharpton story. For one, Thrush makes no
mention of Sharpton's role in the Trayvon Martin fiasco. [...] There is a reason Thrush leaves out Martin: it
interferes with his attempt to portray Sharpton as a moderating influence, someone to whom the president and his
arch-henchman Valerie Jarrett could turn to "talk down" the violent demonstrators, someone who represented "hardheaded
pragmatism" rather than extremism. In reality, Sharpton's role is to stoke divisions, acting as Obama's agent,
as well as his eyes and ears on the ground.
Al Sharpton is using Obama, Ferguson and MSNBC to boost his influence. Al Sharpton is
again working both sides of the street, and it's paying off for him. As he's inserted himself
into the tense situation in Ferguson, he's had an assist from none other than the president of the
United States. And he continues to bask in the spotlight at MSNBC, where he uses his nightly cable
show to advance the causes he fights for as a civil rights activist. But these two roles are
increasingly coming into conflict. It happened last year with the killing of Trayvon Martin, and
it's happening again with the death of Michael Brown.
protesters confront Jesse Jackson: 'When you going to stop selling us out?' A group
of protesters in Ferguson, Mo., confronted civil rights activist Jesse Jackson in a McDonald's
parking lot, saying they believed he was in the town for his own gain and not to support protesters.
"When you going to stop selling us out Jesse?" a protester shouts at Mr. Jackson in a video captured of the
incident and first posted by conservative news site Western Journalism on Friday [8/22/2014].
Jackson Confronted by Ferguson Protesters: 'We Don't Want You Here'. A web video
surfaced Friday [8/22/2014] of civil rights activist Jesse Jackson being confronted by Ferguson, MO,
protesters unhappy with Jackson's presence in the city. The video was posted by the conservative
website Western Journalism. "Are you marching today with us, or are you just going to sit in the
car?" one of the men confronting Jackson says in the video. Jackson seems to remain silent in the
video, which is recorded in a McDonald's parking lot.
The equivalent of a chest-thumping male dominance ritual:
on Eclipsing Jesse Jackson in Ferguson: 'Deal With It'. Rev. Al Sharpton sees himself as having surpassed Jesse
Jackson as the face of modern civil rights battles and he's not afraid to say so. "I think he's (Jackson) now realized
that he's older now," Sharpton says in a new Politico profile. "And he realizes that I've come into my own and
he's got to deal with it."
Sharpton Suggests He's The Frederick Douglass Of Our Time. Civil rights activist and
MSNBC host Al Sharpton compared his relationship with President Barack Obama to the relationship
between President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist and famed orator Frederick Douglass. On NBC's
"Meet The Press" on Sunday, Chris Jansing asked Sharpton about a recent article in Politico Magazine
labeling him a "surrogate" for Obama's White House regarding race relations. "First of all, I'm
not a surrogate," he contended. "I have access to the White House in every era going back to Lincoln
with Frederick Douglass. Presidents talk to those that were leading at that time."
collection of race hustlers. Circumstances surrounding the events of the shooting
death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 continue to unfold and dominate national
headlines. A family, community and country have been captivated by the events that evolve daily.
The events in Ferguson are tragic on many levels. A young man lost his life, a police officer's
future hangs in the balance, and the aftermath of the shooting includes nightly protests and the
looting of property, on display for the world to see. Another misfortune was the swiftness of how
this unfortunate situation was hijacked and exploited by outsiders seeking to advance their personal
agendas. Black activists were among the first agitators to arrive in Ferguson.
Al Sharpton: Mr. Respectable.
[Scroll down] No, Sharpton didn't simply show up at "a rally," he was the host of radio show
in New York where for weeks he personally stoked racial animosity over what amounted to a dispute
regarding rent. On that show, Sharpton allowed an array of shameless racists and anti-Semites to
exacerbate the situation with their own ugly violent language. The venomous protests, fueled in part
by his show and presence, soon began to resemble a mob. And Roland Smith Jr. — the
deranged murderer — didn't simply burn down Freddie's. He went in with a gun and asked
all the black patrons to leave and then killed everyone else.
Blasts Sharpton: a 'Charlatan' Who 'Only Cares About His Own Self-Aggrandizement'. On
Wednesday evening [8/20/2014], Bill O'Reilly returned from vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel
(FNC) program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown
on August 9. In just over an eight-minute-long "Talking Points" segment, O'Reilly addressed multiple
aspects of the story, but specifically slammed MSNBC host and activist Al Sharpton as "this charlatan" who
"has the nerve to insult the American police community" while only caring "about his own self-aggrandizement."
Up. [Al Sharpton] spent years on the outside dreaming of a place in the pantheon of
the civil rights leaders he revered as a teenage street preacher in Brooklyn, and it's an irony lost
on no one that his rise to White House adviser has come thanks to Barack Obama, whose restrained
personal style couldn't be any more different from Sharpton's.
Rewriting the Rev.
Al Sharpton's history. From the Tawana Brawley case to the Crown Heights riots to
Ferguson, Mo., Sharpton's usual role is to pour gasoline on the fire. Sharpton asserted that he
doesn't believe in a "rush to judgment" when cops are accused of police brutality. Yet his
agitation, both here in the city and in Ferguson, even before the facts have become clear in either
case, puts that to the lie.
Is Holder in Ferguson When 36 Blacks [were] Shot in Chicago Last Weekend? If Sasha and
Malia Obama, the president's young daughters, had another sister, she might look like 16-year-old
Shaquise Buckner. Chicago police say Shaquise, who was the same age as Malia, appeared to have been
the unintended target of a gang-related drive-by shooting early Saturday morning [8/16/2014]. Yet Attorney
General Eric Holder went to Ferguson, not Chicago. Thirty-six people are shot in Chicago in a single
weekend, seven of them fatally, yet the FBI sends 40 agents to Missouri to investigate the shooting
death of one young black male.
Holder shows he isn't interested in real justice. Eric Holder candidly acknowledged
his objective in the Michael Brown case when he stated, "my commitment... is, long after this
tragic story no longer receives this level of attention, the Justice Department will continue to
stand with Ferguson." One might have hoped that the Justice Department's commitment in this instance
would be to justice, rather than to standing with any particular group or geographic location.
Racism Forever. On
Wednesday [8/20/2014], the nation's top law enforcement officer — who doubles as the
leading impediment to law enforcement, whenever he sees a law he doesn't like — flew to
St. Louis for another exercise in the selective dispensation of justice. [...] History also simmers
beneath the surface of Holder's rhetoric — a history of self-pity and grievance against
his own country ("a nation of cowards," as he famously put it in his first speech after taking
office). He is always accusing his critics and political opponents of racism and bigotry.
It's a habit he can't break.
The Media and
the Mob. On the eve of a grand jury being convened to go through the facts and decide
whether there should be a prosecution of the policeman in this case, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri
has gone on television to say that there should be a "vigorous prosecution." There was a time
when elected officials avoided commenting on pending legal processes, so as not to bias those
processes. But Governor Nixon apparently has no fear of poisoning the jury pool.
Holder: Michael Brown Death Cause for 'Robust Action' to Increase Police Diversity. Attorney General Eric Holder
vowed to use Michael Brown's death and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to push for more police diversity and even combat
unintentional "disparate treatment under the law" of minorities.
Neither Just Nor Peaceful.
"No justice, no peace," scream protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Implicit in this menacing chant is
that the rioting on display there for over a week has been justified. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson,
among other hucksters, disclaim the violence, even as they stoke it with reckless rhetoric. They
aren't interested in peace but power. Were they truly opposed to the violence, they wouldn't coin
chants that condone it. "We're not looters. We're liberators," says Sharpton. Liberating
society from what? The rule of law? His view of justice is that the law be permanently suspended
for the racially aggrieved. A police department can only satisfy his measure of racial progress by going
soft on politically favored criminals. Sharpton is a "liberator" who enables looters.
Sharpton to Headline Annual CAIR Banquet. MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton has been
scheduled to keynote the 20th annual Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraising banquet,
scheduled for September 27th in the Washington, D.C., area. [...] Sharpton's critics have described
him as a "race-hustler," while his supporters have profiled him as a civil rights leader. Rev.
Sharpton is President Barack Obama's "go-to black leader," according to a 60 Minutes report.
GOP: Michael Brown Voting Registration Booths 'Disgusting'. Republicans are
criticizing efforts by liberal organizers to set up voter registration booths at the site where
Missouri teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a local police officer. Reports of the
voter registration tables have been reported via liberal activists on social media. "In front of
the makeshift memorial where Mike Brown was killed, they've set up a voter registration table,"
tweeted Jessica Lee, a Human rights attorney at the Center For Constitutional Rights wrote on Twitter.
Who Lost the Cities? The
Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: "A spark has exploded," he said,
referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. "When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been
some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago,
in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It's symptomatic of a national crisis of urban abandonment and repression, seen in Chicago."
A question for the Reverend Jackson: Who has been running the show in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, and in Los Angeles
for a great long while now? The answer is: People who see the world in much the same way as does the Reverend Jackson,
who take the same view of government, who support the same policies, and who suffer from the same biases.
Jackson Pivots from Ferguson Riots to Bigger Government. As you might expect, it
didn't take long for political opportunists and race-baiters to rally to Ferguson, Missouri looking
to leverage unrest over a teen killed by police into a platform for advocating their policy agenda.
Writing at USA Today, Jesse Jackson would have been well-served to stop after calling upon protestors to
refrain from further violence. Alas, he just couldn't help himself: [...]
share: Al Sharpton and his organizations owe $4.7 million in unpaid taxes. Sharpton
[...] insists the actual sum he owes is "significantly less" than public records indicate, and that
the debts are "being paid down." The MSNBC host is, naturally, an ardent advocate for raising
taxes on "the rich."
The New Regressives.
When Eric Holder announces an endless affirmative action and leaves it at that, I want a
classically liberal defense along the lines of something like the following: "We believe that
preferences must be accorded to those of particular ethnic and racial backgrounds to compensate for
past discrimination, whose legacy still makes it difficult even in the present age for particular
groups to be treated equitably. And more importantly, we in the government have the ability to
ascertain which groups are deserving of such preferences and which not, and also know how to
determine which individuals meet precise criteria that earn them official minority status."
Instead, we get something tantamount to "either support something nebulous called affirmative
action or you're a racist."
Administration Seeks Race-Based Government In Hawaii. President Barack Obama's administration has
quietly suggested it is willing to create a two-tier race-based legal system in Hawaii, where one set of taxes,
spending and law enforcement will govern one race, and the second set of laws will govern every other race.
The diversity proposal is portrayed as an effort to create a separate in-state government for people who are "native
Hawaiians." If Obama succeeds, "what's to prevent creating similar [self-governing racial] groups out of say,
Cajuns, or Orthodox Jews or Amish?" said Gail Heriot, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
"If you can do that with groups that are already part of the mainstream, you can balkanize the country," said Heriot,
who is a law professor at the University of San Diego.
Looks to Bypass Congress and Promote Racial Spoils in Hawaii. When we pledge
allegiance to the flag, we also pledge allegiance to the Republic for which it stands —
"one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." The modern American left
has put each of these qualities up for grabs. For example, implementing "social justice" would make
it logically impossible to provide justice for all of us as individuals. The left is also
unfavorably disposed to the idea of one indivisible nation. The Akaka Bill was a good example.
As Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow explained, this legislation, which the House passed in 2010, would
have enabled the nation's approximately 400,000 ethnic Hawaiians to organize themselves into one
vast Indian tribe. [...] Existing Indian tribes have a degree of sovereignty. But this was an
attempt to establish and empower a tribe where none existed, and to do so along racial lines.
Naturally, as Heriot and Kirsanow explained, the attempt was really about funneling billions of
dollars to ethnic Hawaiians, a Democratic constituency.
The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools.
[...] John A. Powell, a University of California, Berkeley law professor, told his audience, "And right now,
I'm going to suggest to you that race is driving almost everything that's happening in the country." He
explained the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans by saying, "They took money away from protecting the
levees because the levees were protecting black people."
Crow alive and well in Eric Holder's Justice Department. Jim Crow is now making a
huge comeback, thanks to the identity politics so common among liberals, especially on college
campuses. As PJ Media columnist and former U.S. Department of Justice civil rights attorney
J. Christian Adams notes, a federal court recently struck down a law in the Commonwealth of Northern
Mariana Islands that allowed only people of "Northern Mariana descent" to vote on constitutional
referendums. In Guam, the new Jim Crow appears in a law that allows voter registration only by
those with ancestors living there prior to 1950, thus effectively limiting the ballot to
individuals descended from the Chamorro people.
Education Left Squeezes White
Suburbia. Eighty percent of fourth and eighth grade black inner city students are unable to read or add at grade
level. Who's to blame? According to the education left, white suburbia. When responsible, taxpaying mothers
dared to criticize Common Core State Standards, Education Secretary Arne Duncan derisively commented that "white suburban
moms" were upset because they would soon find out their children were not "brilliant." The ludicrous interjection
of race by the top education official turned out to be not so ludicrous after all. This meme of white privileged
students versus black disadvantaged students has become the talking point.
Senator claims Republicans don't like Obamacare because the president is black.
Tempers flared Wednesday during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing as a soon-to-retire Democratic
senator said opposition to the Affordable Care Act stems from members of the GOP thinking President
Barack Obama is 'the wrong color.' West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller let that slip near the end
of a hearing he was chairing about whether insurance companies should be forced to spend most of
Americans' premiums on health care, instead of on overhead and management.
Senator: Many People Oppose Obamacare Because They're Racist. If you are part of the large contingent of the
American population that opposes Obamacare, one Democratic senator says it's probably because you're a racist.
Dem Senator Says
People Who Don't Like ObamaCare Are Racist Or Something. Really, senator? Maybe — just
maybe — millions of Americans don't like the fact that their healthcare policies have been cancelled after
they were promised they could keep them, their premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed or they've been forced to
change doctors and/or hospitals.
Obama tells students 'by some measures our schools are as segregated' as they were back
then. Segregation by force of law is no longer legally acceptable in America, but de
facto segregation still plagues our schools and neighborhoods, First Lady Michelle Obama told a
group of graduating students Friday night [5/16/2014]. The First Lady was expected to use the speech to
celebrate about diversity in America. Instead, she took racism head on, telling the Topeka, Kansas,
seniors, 'by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his
Who Sends Her Kids to Elite Private Schools Whines About Segregation in Schools. Is
it just me or is this obnoxious witch just a tad hypocritical?
Obama warns of resurgent school segregation. In her prepared remarks, the first lady
praised the legacy of that decision, Brown v. Board of Education, noting the diversity of the crowd
before her. But she also warned that the specter of school segregation is returning as people of
different races cluster in separate communities, urging the graduates to continue striving for
inclusion and mutual understanding.
The Editor says...
People of different races congregate together (for example, on Sunday morning) because they choose to, not
because the government tells them to. Voluntary segregation is also known as "freedom of association," and
only leftist troublemakers like Mr. and Mrs. Obama think it is something to be eliminated.
Not Racist to Hate Government. Even after the "success" of Obamacare, the president
somehow has managed to chalk up his lowest approval ratings ever, and things don't look so good for
the Donkey Party in the fall's midterm elections, either. Salon's Joan Walsh is quick to cry
racism in the face of arguments or developments she doesn't like, as are MSNBC hosts Chris
Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, and Ed Schultz. Jimmy Carter, who himself stooped to race-baiting
during his 1970 campaign for governor of Georgia, has chalked up "an overwhelming portion"
of negativity toward Barack Obama to the fact that "he is a black man."
Tests 2014 Version Of Trayvon Martin. President Barack Obama is testing a much-needed
replacement for Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose media-magnified death helped spike African-American
turnout in the 2012 election. The new campaign-trail martyr is Clayton Lockett, an African-American
who kidnapped four people, including a 18 year-old woman whom he raped and then killed after she watched
her grave being dug for 20 minutes. Obama has the same motive as he did 2012 —
boosting turnout of his most important bloc. One means is the long-standing and widespread
opposition among African-Americans to the death-penalty and to tough policing.
everywhere, Obama and Democrats agree. Racism is everywhere these days. Nevada rancher
Cliven Bundy is a racist. L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist. Redskins owner Dan Snyder
is a racist. "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson is a racist. And of course, every member of the tea
party is clearly racist. What [...] is going on? It's the media. Taking their marching orders
from the White House and top Democrats, the media is playing up racism, looking to have an impact on not only
the 2014 mid-term congressional elections, but the legacy of President Obama.
Living in The 'Era of EAR'. Everybody's a
racist and that's the way it will stay as long as President Barack Obama's in office. So long as everybody's a racist,
there will be no need for the administration to ever do the right thing. [...] Qualifying as a racist has never been so easy.
You don't have to sign up for membership as you do down at the local lending library, you just have to be against NSA
spying, IRS intimidation; be pro-Constitution, pro-America or stubbornly anti-ObamaCare. If you stand for liberty and
freedom, individual rights or anything else that made America what it was until January, 2009, you are an out and out racist.
appeals court calls out raging hypocrisy of race-baiting Obama administration bureaucrats. The
April 9 ruling in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp. has
received little fanfare. It should probably receive more, though, if only because the EEOC lost so good
and hard. In the case, the unanimous three-judge panel ruled to exclude the findings of government contractor
General Information Services and the testimony of a dubious statistical analyst, thus affirming a lower court's
"meticulously reasoned" summary judgment decision and likely ending the EEOC's complaint against Kaplan.
Dem Offers $100K for Proof of White Families Adopting Black Kids; Families Show Up. Earlier this month,
Alvin Holmes, who has represented the Montgomery-area 78th District for 39 years, bet a substantial purse on his
claim that Alabama whites were incapable of tolerating black children. [...] Holmes has a long history of offensive
racial comments. He has accused Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina of voting only as "white folks"
tell him to vote and called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom."
Black Does Not Think Bundy is Racist. Pick a card, any card. Racist. Sexist.
Homophobic. We all knew it was only a matter of time before Democrats/liberals played one or more
of their Big Three Cards to silence, intimidate, and crush opposition to their latest power-grab/tyrannical
attack on our freedom. With a majority of Americans taking rancher Cliven Bundy's side against Obama's
BLM thugs, Democrat Harry Reid concluded that it was time to play the old tried-and-true race card.
Cliven Bundy a "Racist"? Where's the PROOF? When the Left wants to distract America
from the central point of a burning issue, they find (or manufacture) a "gotcha" moment and yell "RACISM!"
So it is no surprise that embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose struggle against the federal
government's overreach has won widespread sympathy, has ended up as the latest victim of "race card"
politics. [...] Many of these erstwhile supporters have been caught off-guard and frightened into
denouncing Bundy as a "racist" and his remarks as "vicious" and "reprehensible." But it might be
helpful to take a calm look at what he actually said and see if it really should be engendering so much
angst and furor amongst the political and chattering classes. In the video [in this article], from
which the New York Times selected its excerpts to stir up the racism charge, Cliven Bundy makes
some statements that are sympathetic to Blacks and Mexicans.
Racism is the
new Black. U.S. Attorney General Holder was clearly inferring racism especially given
the room at the National Action Network which included one of America's top race baiters, Al
Sharpton. Democrats are pushing a racism narrative in a cynical, divisive election year political
ploy. They want to paint Republicans as someone to run away from. In the last week we see
a pattern of top Democrats playing the race card expertly as they always do.
Sharpton Is Still Lying. Why would the government-hating "civil rights" leader cooperate with the feds?
Sharpton told Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," that he did so to root out "mob influence" in the record
business. To this, the suppliant Joe Scarborough actually praised Sharpton, calling him "a great example." Here's
the problem. The "great example" apparently cooperated to avoid going to prison for dealing drugs.
shouldn't embrace race-rousing Sharpton. It was disappointing the other day to see
President Barack Obama embracing the vulgar race hustler Al Sharpton. President Obama once
eloquently confronted race in a memorable speech in Philadelphia in 2008. That speech was remarkable
and honest and, to borrow a favorite word of the political left that still fawns over him, it was
nuanced. But there was nothing particularly remarkable about Obama standing next to the preening
Sharpton, speaking in New York to his National Action Network. Except that Obama expertly used a
message of victimization to begin energizing black voters, who provide the electoral foundation for
the Democratic Party.
Al Sharpton's Easter message: Politically 'crucified' Obama has risen again. With
Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection
of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama's political career.
Fraud is a Venerable Tradition. Barack Obama accuses Republicans of threatening the
right to vote. Standing alongside Al Sharpton — the FBI snitch who aided Tawana Brawley's
hoax and probably sparked an anti-Semitic riot, Obama spoke before Sharpton's National Action Network.
Obama allegedly said, "[t]he right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the
Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago." He also declared that, "[a]cross the
country, Republicans have led efforts to pass laws making it harder, not easier, to vote."
What are those rascally Republicans doing? Efforts to require photo IDs in order to vote are probably
uppermost in Obama's mind. He might also have been thinking about moves to limit the times polls
are open, cut back on early voting, especially on weekends, curtail the mailing of absentee ballots,
and require proof of citizenship in order to vote. These and other changes to American voting
practices are anathema to Democrats, who claim they are efforts to suppress voting by minorities and
chair Steve Israel: 'Significant extent' of Republicans are racist. Some Republican
lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to
the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.
"Not all of them, no, of course not," New York Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee, told CNN's Candy Crowley when she asked if he believed that
Republican congressmen are racist. "But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have
elements that are animated by racism, and that's unfortunate."
chair: 'Significant extent' of Republicans are racist. Some Republican lawmakers are
racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman
leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives. "Not all of them,
no, of course not," New York Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign
Committee, told CNN's Candy Crowley when she asked if he believed that Republican congressmen are
racist. "But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated
by racism, and that's unfortunate."
The New Liberal
Racism. Last week we witnessed repeated efforts by Democrats to polarize the country
along racial lines. Eric Holder, speaking at Al Sharpton's conference, implied that he and the
President are being treated harshly because they are black. Then Nancy Pelosi claimed that
Republicans are refusing to support an immigration bill because they don't like Hispanics. [...] The
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair, Rep. Steve Israel, was asked on CNN whether his
Republican colleagues are racist. He answered, "Not all of them, no... But to a significant extent
the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism, and that's unfortunate."
This is more than election year politics. It is worse than a crass attempt to manipulate black
voters with fear of Republicans.
The Beat Goes On:
Opposing Obama Is Racist. It is stunning that reporters cannot see the absurdity and racism against white
voters in their assumption that Tea Party membership (pushback against Obama's agenda) equals racism. For the
first time in U.S. history, are Americans required to submit to their president's agenda or suffer the mainstream
media and Democratic party branding an R on their forehead for racist? Does our president's skin
color repeal our right to disagree with government?
Democrat Center Folds.
Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving every possible favored bloc to the
polls and coffers — union members, single women, blacks, Jews, green energy advocates, and wealthy
environmentalists. What is ignored is that a shred of opposition can take advantage of the far left sweep
of the party to exploit serious differences between these voting blocs. The Black vote is top on their list.
To that end, Attorney General Holder and the president have been playing the race card so much you can tell from
the worn back of the card where it is in the deck.
Holder and the Race Card: The issue the media can't resist. When Eric Holder became attorney general
in 2009, he declared that when it comes to discussing race, we have become "a nation of cowards." Now
there's plenty of discussion of race, some of it swirling around Holder himself. In recent days, conservative
critics have accused Holder of playing the race card to deflect criticism — while his liberal allies
believe some of that criticism is racially motivated. It reflects a classic cultural divide in this country
and in the media establishment.
Racist, Discriminating Democratic Party. Attorney General Eric Holder [...] claimed at
a forum on civil rights that the past five years in Washington have been marked by "unprecedented,
unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity." "If you don't believe that ... you look at the way the
attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee." The reality is
that Holder was treated appropriately — as he is inept and this administration is constantly lying
to the public. Americans indeed should know no color when inept people govern; they should be
challenged and condemned. It is unfair to assert "racism" when caught lying and cheating as a way to
Former ACORN CEO at Sharpton Convention: Amnesty Opponents, Voter ID Supporters Want
USA Apartheid. Bertha Lewis, the former CEO of ACORN, claimed at Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention
on Wednesday that opponents of amnesty and supporters of voter identification laws want to institute in America something similar
to South Africa's apartheid. President Barack Obama will address the convention on Friday and discuss voting rights issues
and voter ID laws. Speaking on a panel about immigration reform, Bertha Lewis, who is now the president and founder
of The Black Institute, noted that America will soon "have a new majority, and that majority will be darker — black,
and brown, and Asian."
decries 'bogus' voter fraud complaints. President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud "bogus"
and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday
at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton. Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter
identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make "it harder, not easier to vote."
And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred. "So let's be clear, the
real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud," Obama said.
Obama at Sharpton Event: Voter ID Supporters Are 'the Real Frauds'.
Obama, who hails from a city known for the Daley Machine and its "vote early and vote often" slogan, ripped Republicans for
trying to preserve the integrity of the ballot by reducing voter fraud and requiring voter IDs. He made the accusation
that there is a "well-organized effort" to undo gains the Civil Rights Movement has made in the last 50 years, and he
said voting rights are "under particular assault." "Voters who want to vote should be able to vote," Obama said.
Obama [is] accusing Republicans of trying to restrict the right to vote. President Obama stood Friday
[4/11/2014] with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting,
in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton's past as an FBI informant. "The right to vote is
threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago," Obama
told the annual convention of Sharpton's National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama's appearance represented a
presidential seal of approval of Sharpton's role as a civil rights activist, [...]
Lies about Voter Fraud and DOJ Investigations Before Paranoid Audience. A tragic phenomenon has affected
President Obama since he became President. The more radical his audience, the more outrageous his lies.
At his appearance before Al Sharpton's National Action Network, Obama called voter fraud claims "bogus" and said his
Justice Department has "taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009." This is a bald faced lie.
One need merely click [a] link at the Justice Department's own website to see it is a lie. The truth is that
39 cases have been brought, not 100, and only 13 relate to protecting minority voting rights —
usually foreign language ballot issues.
Obama to Headline Al Sharpton's
NAN Conference. President Obama is lending his political support to fellow community organizer Al Sharpton by
headlining the MSNBC host's National Action Network (NAN) conference this week in New York. Obama's choice to headline
the conference underscores the close ties of the two leaders and provides an increased sense of political legitimacy to
the controversial leader and his much-maligned organization.
Jesse Jackson to take on tech's
lack of diversity. The Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a delegation to the Hewlett-Packard annual shareholders
meeting on Wednesday [3/19/2014] to bring attention to Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring,
board appointments and startup funding.
Harris-Perry brags about her sixth sense for knowing when stuff is racist. At a recent forum at the University of Michigan,
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry explained to her audience that white people will never understand why things are racist, because they lack an innate
"racial trigger," that instantly tells them when to be outraged. Harris-Perry, on the other hand, has a very finely-tuned racial trigger.
Of Us Are Frustrated' Obama Hasn't Brought Up Race Card More Often. Civil rights leader Al Sharpton responded to President Barack Obama's
recent comments on the racial effect to his approval numbers by stating that he believes the president doesn't bring up "the race card" enough.
Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this week, Sharpton said Obama has encouraged civil rights and other African-American leaders to abstain from using
race issues against his opponents. Sharpton said "in every meeting" with civil rights leaders throughout the five years of his presidency,
Obama has asked that his race be left out of criticism against his opposition.
Shameless and partisan hijacking of MLK's
Dream. [Scroll down] Take the holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. It has deteriorated into just another
day of partisan jousts, his storied legacy reduced to a stamp of approval to be usurped for any and all causes of the moment. The
pilferers pretend to pay their respects, but in truth aim to puff themselves up by declaring that he would support whatever they do.
Theirs is the audacity of audacity.
Stop Giving Obama
Radicals the Benefit of the Doubt. The radicalism of the administration is on open and continuous display for anyone to see.
Attorney General Holder and President Obama routinely meet with the race hustler Al Shaprton. Holder has spoken at Sharpton's National
Action Network convention. Sharpton has been invited to the White House for behind-closed-doors policy debates with top Justice Department
officials. Don't forget, Sharpton's past would disqualify him from even obtaining a security clearance. [...] Sharpton is not embraced
by the Obama administration in spite of his radical past. He is being embraced because of it.
MSNBC's Al Sharpton mentions
'race,' 'racist' 215 times on TV in 2013. Is MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton obsessed with race?
Barneys, Macy's among
stored given deadline by Sharpton, others. The Rev. Al Sharpton has retail bigwigs shaking in their fine leather boots after
giving them a drop-dead date of Monday to appoint a special task force on racial profiling. Or else. The ultimatum came after
an intense, three-hour meeting Friday [11/22/2013] involving Sharpton, other community advocates and top retail executives, including
Barneys CEO Mark Lee and Macy's vice president Bill Hawthorne.
Calls U.S. 'Land of the Free and Home of the Genocide' in Hateful Tirade. Jesse Jackson went on an angry tirade at Furman University in
South Carolina on Wednesday night [10/30/2013], inveighing against America and conservatives as perpetrators of evil and hate. Invited to speak
at "Keeping Hope Alive: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement," an official university event where he was hailed as a champion
for social justice and a "global peacemaker," Jackson spent over an hour riling up the crowd with his remarks.
Rep. John Lewis compares opposition to
Obamacare to racism. Referencing the numerous Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare over the last several years, Lewis said: "Just
reminds me of another period in our history. Not so long ago during the 50s, many Southern senators signed a Southern Manifesto after the Supreme
Court decision of 1954. And those senators — along with many Southern governors — subscribed to the doctrine of interposition
and notification and some even massive resistance." [...] Ironically, while Lewis used the Southern Manifesto — which was in opposition to
integration — to attack Republicans, 97 of the 99 politicians who signed it in 1956 were Democrats.
The Bad Fruits of Race Hustling.
Some people try to explain how Asians and Asian Americans are able to succeed so well in education and in the economy by some special characteristics
that they have. But their success may also be due to what they do not have — namely "leaders" who tell them that the deck is so
stacked against them that they cannot rise, at least not without depending on these "leaders." Such leaders are like the people who said that
the laws of aerodynamics showed that the bumblebee cannot fly. Those who have believed these "leaders" have in fact stayed grounded, unlike
Black Skin Privilege.
[Scroll down] Nor have bigoted advocacies and anti-Semitic slurs cut short the career of America's other celebrated race hustler. On the contrary,
Jesse Jackson's inflammatory rhetoric and racially motivated campaigns have endeared him to Democratic presidents and made him a millionaire
many times over. Despite his success as a black man in America, he lectures Americans on how white racism is "the rot of our national
character." That defamatory charge is the source of his impressive income. By threatening major corporations with racial boycotts
that he alone can prevent, Jackson has been able to extort lucrative ransoms not only for the organizations he runs but for himself and his
immediate family. In one celebrated case, he called off his threatened boycott of Anheuser-Busch after the company agreed to sell his
sons one of its beer distributorships at a specially reduced price, making them millionaires in the bargain.
The NOPD is stuck with its $10-million-a-year babysitter.
It's not so easy to invite the feds out.
[Scroll down] The feds should have stuck to what was their job — prosecuting past wrongdoing, including allegations of egregious
brutality and killings after Katrina — and let the new mayor run a new police department. Instead, the feds wrote their
reports — and New Orleans's already sky-high murder rate kept rising. In 2010, when Landrieu took office mid-year, the
number of murders was 175. In 2011, it was 199 — and in 2012, 193.
ACORN's former chief calls for more
immigration to boost black power. ACORN's former CEO Bertha Lewis urged Africans-Americans to support increased immigration as a strategy to
gain political power. "We got some Latino cousins, we got some Asian cousins, we got some Native-American cousins, we got all kind of cousins," said
Lewis, who spoke Thursday [9/19/2013] at the annual political conference of the Congressional Black Caucus. "Cousins need to get together because if
we're going to be [part of the non-white] majority, it makes sense for black people in this country to get down with immigration reform," said Lewis, whose
ACORN group was formally disbanded in 2010 after a series of scandals.
Does Aaron Alexis Represent A New Breed of
Killer? Although many hoped that the election of Barack Obama would ameliorate black discontent, those paying attention were less optimistic.
In his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama reveled in his own grievances, all of them either false or trivial. Friendly Obama biographer
David Remnick conceded that many of those slights were "novelistic contrivances," but if Obama "darkens the canvas" or "heightens whatever opportunity arises"
to score a racial point, he did so, according to Remnick, "obviously" because he was going "after an emotional truth."
5 Americans Who Were
Murdered For Being White in America. Liberals work hard to sow discord between black and white Americans, encourage divisiveness and
discord at every turn, and regularly attribute run-of-the-mill political disagreements to racism. People like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton,
Toure, Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Eric Dyson, Tavis Smiley, and Ben Jealous make a living convincing black Americans that whites hate them and
it's time they were called out on all of the lives they destroy in the process.
Black Leadership and Racial Murder.
The recent explosion of black-on-white vicious and hateful killings — the murder of thirteen-month-old Antonio Santiago, the shooting of nurse
David Santucci in Memphis, the murder of Australian student Chris Lane, the beating death of elderly veteran Delbert Belton — have served to
put an end to one of the great myths of the civil rights movement: that black leadership would lead the country out of racism into an epoch of
Is Now Rev. Al Sharpton's Personal Fiefdom. It was just another day at the office when Sharpton held a rabble-rousing rally for Trayvon Martin
in the afternoon and then covered it on his show hours later. But Saturday's rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial celebrating the 50th anniversary
of Martin Luther King's March on Washington was the most dramatic conflict of interest yet. Sharpton organized the rally (with Martin Luther King III),
and MSNBC aired huge chunks of it live, including all 20 minutes of Sharpton's screaming keynote speech.
Governor: Lives of 'People of Color' Valued Less Than Whites. On Wednesday [8/28/2013], Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, a
Democrat who will likely run for president in 2016, said the lives of "people of color" are valued less than those of whites in America.
Douthat Can't Say It, But I Can. You liberals
were the guys that said never again would the U.S. countenance racist thugs like Lester Maddox and George Wallace. Today, in 2013, it is liberals
that not merely condone but actually encourage the racist Reverends who go out every morning to remind African Americans that Jim Crow is just around
Drinking From the Cup of Bitterness and Hatred.
It was only last month that singer Harry Belafonte blamed the Tea Party for increasing racial tensions in the United States without citing any examples
to back up his claims. During an interview with MSNBC this past May, former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said the IRS was justified in investigating
the Tea Party because he believes it to be "overtly racist." Oprah Winfrey and the Rev. Al Sharpton were not at the March on Washington, but are
considered by the liberal media to be at the vanguard of today's civil rights movement.
King's Son: Trayvon [was] Murdered Because He Was Black. On Saturday, Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights icon, used a rally
that honored the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Doctor's "I Have a Dream" to politicize and inject race into the tragic death of Trayvon Martin,
asserting he was killed because of the color of his skin.
Sharpton Wave Off Comparisons Between Okla. Shooting and Trayvon. Prominent civil-rights leaders and reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton
pushed back against comparisons between Trayvon Martin's death and that of Australian college baseball player Christopher Lane on MSNBC yesterday.
Jackson, for example, agreed that some people are making a "false equivalency" between Lane and Martin.
Hillary Builds 2016 Campaign on Racial Politics.
Hillary Clinton has worked her way back in the news by making racially-charged remarks to the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco.
There is, she claimed, an ongoing "assault on voting rights." But the only "assault" going on is a liberal assault on the truth about efforts to protect
the integrity of our election process.
Hillary's race card. Madam Secretary hasn't missed a beat.
She knows that the calling card of Democrats in the Barack Obama era is a polarizing politics that seeks to fire up minority voters by stirring fears of fire
hoses and police dogs. Its basic vocabulary is imputations of racism; its evidentiary standard is low and dishonest; and its ethic is whatever
works — so long as its stirs fear, anger, and resentment. Get ready for Hope and Change 2.0. The latest target is the state of
North Carolina, which is accused of soiling itself with a new voter ID law, among other changes in its election laws.
Harry Reid Plays Race Card To
Excuse Obama's Failures. Patriotism may or may not be the last refuge of a scoundrel, but race is the Democrats' constant refuge from Barack
Charlie's crackers. The hoopla began
with a Rangel slam against the Tea Party: "It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police," the
Harlem congressman told Politico. "They didn't care about how they looked." In other words, the Tea Partiers are the heirs of Bull Connor and
Harry Reid Engages in Racial Demagoguery Against
GOP — Again. Why do Democrats insist on demonstrating they have nothing to contribute to the political discourse in this country?
The latest example comes from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid when told an interviewer with NPR that he "hopes" GOP opposition to President Obama is
based on substance, not his skin color. For his part, South Carolina GOP Congressman Tim Scott (who is black) called upon Reid to apologize for
his comments. Reid should be able to do better than that. But we know full well that he can't.
Black senator blasts Harry Reid
for suggesting Republicans are racist. The only black lawmaker in the U.S. Senate blasted Senate majority leader Harry Reid on Friday for
comments suggesting Republican opposition to President Barack Obama is the result of racism. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican, called
on the Nevada Democrat to apologize after saying during a radio interview on Friday that he hopes Republican opposition to Obama is "based on substance
and not the fact that he's African-American."
The Media's Double Standard. The
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was once a laudable civil rights organization that sued racists and violent extremists. Now it regularly
demonizes anyone who runs afoul of its knee-jerk liberal politics, and despite this it is still regularly cited by the media as a "nonpartisan"
watchdog. Some of the SPLC's newly targeted "hate groups," such as pickup artists, are merely kooky or distasteful. Others singled
out by the SPLC, including Catholics who go to Latin mass or Christian organizations similar to the Family Research Council, are well within the
controversy reveals chink in the armor of language police. I tend to make light of the language police when it comes
to the Saturday Night Card Game, but it's actually a very serious subject. The incessant attempt to turn race-neutral phrases
into racial testing grounds is part of a larger political war in which race agitators seek to turn everything into a discussion of
race all the time in every sphere of life.
What should be next to Trayvon
Martin's hoodie in the Smithsonian? I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? [...] One exhibit should be a copy of Tawana
Brawley's first paycheck with hundreds of dollars garnisheed from it, to pay off a lawsuit for having defamed prosecutor Steven Pagones. After delivering
10 checks to him for $3,764.61, she still owes him 430 grand, according to Michael Gartland writing in the New York Post.
Pay-up time for Brawley: '87
rape-hoaxer finally shells out for slander. Twenty-five years after accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley
is finally paying for her lies. Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven
Pagones — the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious
hoax. A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Brawley's wages as a nurse there.
She still owes Pagones $431,000 in damages. And she remains defiantly unapologetic.
C'mon Black America, We Can Do So Much Better!
Forty-year-old Tawana Brawley was recently celebrated, treated as a rock star at a New Jersey fundraiser. [...] Have the event organizers completely lost
their minds? Are their brains so infected with the putrid pus of racial hatred that they have lost all sense of a moral compass?
Rangel: Tea Party activists are 'white
crackers'. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Friday likened House Republicans to "terrorists" and Tea Party activists to "white crackers" and
segregationists. In a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Beast, Rangel blamed the GOP for damaging American competitiveness. "What is happening
is sabotage. Terrorists couldn't do a better job than the Republicans are doing," he said. Rangel, 83, also compared fighting the Tea Party to
fighting Southern segregationists.
Congressman: Tea Party 'Same Group' Of 'White Crackers' Who Opposed Civil Rights. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested on Friday
morning [8/2/2013] that the tea party movement is comprised [sic] of the same types of people who fought against the civil rights movement during
the 1960s. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Rangel said of the movement: "It is the same group we faced in the South with those white
crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn't care about how they looked.
It's Always Selma Again. Florida is the New
Selma, and not for the first time. On a visit to Tallahassee Tuesday [7/30/2013], Jesse Jackson "used the phrase 'Selma of our time' — a
reference to civil rights marches in Alabama that helped prompt change in the 1960s," the Miami Herald reports. By way of explanation, the paper
quotes an earlier, ungrammatical comment the septuagenarian would-be provocateur made last month on CNN, where he "talked about an economic boycott to
'isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole stand your ground laws.'"
The Three Amigos of Racial Discord. On Monday [7/29/2013],
MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton and other "civil rights" leaders met with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. They
were purportedly discussing voting rights, but, in reality, they were discussing how to perpetuate voter fraud.
Michelle Malkin eviscerates Al Sharpton.
On Sean Hannity's Wednesday night [7/31/2013] television program, conservative commentator Michelle Malkin took up the Fox News host's side in his
weeks-long feud with MSNBC's Al Sharpton.
Sharpton: 'Some People Exploiting Differences Between Us for Their Own Advantage'. Reverend Al Sharpton, known for
racially divisive rhetoric as an activist, political candidate, and talk show host, accused conservatives Rush Limbaugh, Sean
Hannity and Bill O'Reilly — who he termed "the unholy triumvirate of right-wing reaction" — of "exploiting
differences between us for their own advantage" following the George Zimmerman verdict.
others of what you do."
- Karl Marx
This is an original compilation, Copyright 2015 by Andrew K. Dart
And the Oscar Goes to... Sybrina
Fulton and Tracy Martin! Through their nakedly deceptive public speaking tours, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, parents of
Trayvon Martin, are all but ensuring that a high percentage of American black males will continue to end up in the cradle-to-prison
pipeline. By glorifying their son's lifestyle, they push young wayward blacks away from the truth and into further trouble.
In Detroit, racial rhetoric concealed
corruption. Living in the Detroit metro area most of the last decade, I have experienced many of the events leading to its
bankruptcy. Take, for example, the 2008 State of the City address by then-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. With Detroit facing a
perilous fiscal future and him facing ethics complaints, Kirkpatrick highlighted race. He sparked controversy by using the "n-word"
while referencing an insult he received from some random person. Kirkpatrick vowed to stand strong against this attack, and asked
citizens to stand by him against a "lynch mob mentality." He essentially used that slur to leverage racial tension, inciting and
dividing the mostly-black city against mostly-white suburbs.
How Obama Poisoned Race
Relations in America. The Trayvon Martin case is one of the most visible examples of the Obama administration's
deliberate poisoning of race relations; all in coordination with the NAACP, the racial grievance industry and the corrupt leftist
media. We now know that the administration had direct involvement in fanning the flames of racial discord that brought the
case to the national stage.
Leading From Behind Al Sharpton.
Black leaders demanded Obama come out of hiding and stand in solidarity with the aggrieved and outraged. Belatedly and meekly, Obama
complied. "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," said Obama. But which Trayvon? The one walking home with
Skittles and tea? Or the one who sucker-punched Zimmerman, decked him, piled on, pummeled him martial arts style, hammered his head on
the sidewalk, ignored his screams for help and got shot by the guy he was assaulting?
Rhetoric, race and
reality in America. [Scroll down] What is so insidious about this message of victimhood and division is its dishonesty.
Despite the tragic death of Martin under circumstances that no one will ever know the true nature of, there is no "big business" of killing blacks
in America. There is no wave of bigotry directed at blacks. [...] These leaders know, even if many of their adherents might not, that the
biggest threat to the lives of young blacks is other young blacks, not white bigots.
Black caucus member:
Blacks worth less than whites in America. A member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) said Monday night that the Trayvon
Martin trial is the latest evidence that America does not value the lives of blacks and whites equally.
The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment.
Today's black leadership pretty much lives off the fumes of moral authority that linger from its glory days in the 1950s and '60s.
The Zimmerman verdict lets us see this and feel a little embarrassed for them. Consider the pathos of a leadership that once
transformed the nation now lusting for the conviction of the contrite and mortified George Zimmerman, as if a stint in prison for him
would somehow assure more peace and security for black teenagers everywhere. This, despite the fact that nearly one black teenager
a day is shot dead on the South Side of Chicago — to name only one city — by another black teenager.
Race-Bait and Switch. When Obama's Secretary of
Health and Human Services strode to the podium at last week's NAACP conference, it was expected that she would engage in a certain amount of
pandering to the grievance mongers who have long since taken control of that once-great organization. Such tawdry displays are, after
all, a standard feature of the Democrat repertoire. It isn't clear, however, that anyone anticipated the depth of sheer demagoguery to
which she would descend in that speech.
Proof: Media Fall For Hoax Racism At Pro-Zimmerman Rally. Sunday's "Justice-For-Trayvon" march held by the New Black Panther
Party was attended by a woman holding a sign reading: "Racist and Proud." Several media outlets incorrectly identified the woman
as a "George Zimmerman supporter," and the story took off, providing the left with supposed evidence of racism among those who believe
Zimmerman was not guilty. However, an interview with Breitbart News at the Houston rally itself proved that she was an anti-Zimmerman
demonstrator attempting to use sarcasm to prove her point.
It's 'Al' to the chief. Is Al
Sharpton president of the United States? Or just attorney general? I ask because it's not clear where the rabble-rousing rev's
agenda ends and White House policy begins. These days, they are one and the same. [...] Obama's headline-grabbing statement that "Trayvon
Martin could have been me" and his attempt to justify black anger were straight out of Sharpton's playbook.
Trayvon Rallies Feature the Usual
Suspects. My sense is that the "Justice for Trayvon" rallies that were held in various cities today didn't amount to much.
One basic question is, did they even have much to do with Trayvon Martin? [...] This is exactly the same stupidity we have seen over and over
from the left. Boycott oranges! Why? They grow in Florida! Boycott Coca-Cola! Why? Because they buy oranges!
[...] Looking on the bright side, I doubt that a single orange, can of Coke, pair of shoes or box of Dixie cups will be forgone because of
for Trayvon' Protests Draw Small Crowds; Nation Moves On. Nationwide rallies against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the
shooting death of Trayvon Martin drew small crowds, a sign that Americans had largely accepted the verdict and that race relations are not
nearly as frayed as Al Sharpton's National Action Network had sought to indicate. The flagship rally in New York only drew a crowd of
"hundreds," while a rally in Newport News, Virginia struggled to draw two dozen.
Administration's Race-Baiting Campaign. The first thing to remember is that, with the Obama administration, there are no
coincidences. The attorney general of the United States is engaged in a shocking extrajudicial publicity campaign. Eric Holder is
prosecuting George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion because he knows he wouldn't have a prayer of convicting him in a court of law.
Obama goes full race-baiter. I'd like to hear from
some representatives of the Hispanic community. How do they feel about President Obama driving a wedge deeper and deeper between blacks and
Hispanics? Is he just arrogant enough to think that the Democrats can count on their votes in 2016, no matter what? Is he right?
Why is it okay to make a Hispanic guy an Enemy of the State for defending his own life against an attacker?
I am not Trayvon Martin. Not just because if confronted by a
local Latino homeowner, I'm not likely to pick up a fight with him and beat him until he shoots me. I am also not Trayvon Martin because
if I were shot and killed by any person, regardless of race, color or creed, you would never hear Obama talking about it because I look nothing
like his son. Lacking the Black Privilege that turns a death into an opportunity for race baiting, I would just be another statistic.
Obama remarks ahead of Trayvon protests. The Rev. Al Sharpton Friday called President Obama's surprise remarks on the Trayvon Martin
murder and its impact on American blacks "significant and much needed," saying they helped prepare the ground for protests Mr. Sharpton is helping to
organize around the country this weekend. "I think he has set a tone for both direct action and needed dialogue," Mr. Sharpton said in a
statement after the president's very personal remarks about how he reacted to the acquittal of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in
the Florida trial last week.
Al Sharpton, Posh Populist.
Named by Business Insider as one of the "11 exclusive clubs Wall Streeters are dying to get into," the Grand Havana Room is where
power brokers and celebrities hobnob with captains of industry in one of the last places where it's still legal to smoke in the Big Apple. [...] The
one question I have is: Who's paying for Al Sharpton's membership? "The Rev" is an omnipresent member of the club. After
his MSNBC show, he'll swing by for dinner and cigars amid the other Masters of the Universe.
'Stand Your Ground' Against the Left.
This administration has a disturbing propensity for manipulating tragedy and doing all in its power to jab sharp objects into open wounds.
To Holder and the president, the isolated events involving Trayvon Martin, which have not been publicly replicated anywhere else in America on any
regular or reported basis, serve as yet another excuse to launch sweeping radical attacks on the rights of all Americans. They loathe the
ability of citizens to protect themselves against the left's predators, whether social or political.
Verdict Not The Big Race Event Media Claim. Only about a quarter of the public closely followed the Zimmerman trial, yet the
media treat it as the event of the century. They, like their professional agitator cohorts, thrive on racial animosity.
The 4 Most Unhinged Responses to the
Zimmerman Verdict. The recent George Zimmerman acquittal drew predictable responses from the race-obsessed left: death threats
directed at Zimmerman, his family and the jurors; protests with signs provided by and promoting Communist organizations; violence and vandalism; and of
course community organizing by race hustlers Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson. But it also brought forth a few particularly irrational reactions.
Here's another reason to get rid of
Jackson Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate Trayvon Martin Shooting. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and
president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations' human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting
of Trayvon Martin. Various parts of the U.N. human rights system have in the past weighed in on the Feb. 2012 shooting of
the 17-year-old, criticizing Florida's "stand your ground" law and, in one case, calling for "reparation for the victims."
America, Forever Racist? How did
this story merit consideration as national news? Why was the death of Trayvon Martin a thousand times more newsworthy than any other
person shot on an American street? Answer: because Al Sharpton and other race-hustlers wanted it that way.
Al Sharpton finds new love in a
decades-younger Westchester stylist. Al Sharpton has a new, decades-younger, attractive main squeeze. The civil rights
activist and MSNBC star, 58, is dating 35-year-old Aisha McShaw, a Westchester "personal stylist" who has been seen on Sharpton's arm at
several recent black-tie affairs, including the White House Correspondents Dinner in April and President Obama's holiday party in December.
Honor Trayvon by Ending the Black Genocide.
Barack Obama isn't one to hide his disrespect for federalism or conceal his contempt for the legal system or the U.S. Constitution. The statement
Obama made reveals that his motivation was to once again gain personal political expediency from someone else's heartbreak. Think about it: the
president sheds tears over murdered children, but it's always attached to advancing a specific political agenda. That's precisely why, in some
circles, as America's most radical pro-abortion advocate, Barack Obama has zero credibility when discussing lives lost to gun violence.
PC sentiment is the real
injustice. Do you remember when O.J. Simpson was let go after killing two people? If you questioned that verdict, or the
racial makeup of the jury — you were a racist.
Now a jury lets off a "white Hispanic," and if you're not out on the street
complaining about it — you're a racist.
Now Obama and Holder are stuck.
African-American leaders such as Roslyn M. Brock, Chair of the NAACP, have begun to urge the prosecution of Zimmerman under the [federal hate crime]
statute. But Obama and Holder are caught on the horns of a dilemma. If they prosecute Zimmerman, the trial will make crystal clear that he
is a racially tolerant man while Trayvon Martin was a bigot. This is not a good outcome for their racialist politics.
NBC's Sharpton Plans
Protests In 100 Cities. During MSNBC's 11 am hour, above a chyron that read, "More Marches, Protests Planned in Coming
Days, Weeks," MSNBC anchor Al Sharpton said that he and his National Action Network are "mobilizing" protests in 100 cities.
Sharpton made clear that the protests were meant to pressure the Justice Department into taking legal action against George Zimmerman.
Attorney Crump Denies Connection To Astroturf 'Dream Defenders'. Trayvon Martin's family's attorneys, Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks
appear to have connections to an Astroturf activist group that led protests, marches and other civil disobedience that forced the removal of Sanford,
Florida's police chief, the arrest of George Zimmerman and even led chants calling for nationwide protests after the "not guilty" verdict was announced
in criminal case.
Zimmerman's lawyers: He
might seek "compensation" from the prosecution. The feds are pretending that they might prosecute Zimmerman for violating Martin's
civil rights, but they won't. They probably can't win and the combination of racial tensions and perceptions of double jeopardy (which is what
a federal prosecution would smell like, even though it's technically not DJ) makes the whole thing too politically risky for O.
Ann Coulter slams
media 'Mississippi Burning' narrative after Zimmerman verdict. "[I] tweeted out 'hallelujah,' because this was a media-led mob, and an
innocent man almost went to prison for 30 years because of, well, Al Sharpton stirring up hatred and creating a narrative for which there was
never any evidence and after this long trial there is still never any evidence," Coulter said. "What George Zimmerman said happened —
the evidence only supported that. There is certainly no evidence that he stalked someone, that he tracked them down and picked him out either
because he was black or because he was wearing a hoodie."
The Spectacle of Al Sharpton. MSNBC's reaction to the
Zimmerman verdict was an editorial vomit. The network chose Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry to be among its commentators. Both
predictably injected race into the discussion. It's the only card in either one's deck. Al Sharpton's presence as a commentator is
particularly galling. Sharpton operates as part shakedown artist, part con man, and part Hizballah-lite through his National Action Network.
He was no bystander in the Martin case. He was among the first to turn the tragedy into a phony referendum on race relations.
Why Sharpton is Actually Delighted by Zimmerman's
Acquittal. The reason I believe this to be so is because an acquittal puts Sharpton in his element. An acquittal
gives Sharpton an opportunity to be the center of the media spotlight to tell the world that America is still a racist country.
The Zimmerman Verdict is Still a
Win for the Race-Baiting Left. Yes locking up Zimmerman would have been a nice prize, but Zimmerman, the beleaguered White-Hispanic
Obama supporter, was just the means, not the end. The end was to make the case that the justice system is racist and needs more control and
supervision by Fed.gov. And that mission has been accomplished. Zimmerman's acquittal, if anything, aids it.
Why is Joshua Chellew less important than
Trayvon Martin? [Scroll down] Courtesy of Top Conservative News, which notes: ["]If the races had been reversed, this
would be the biggest news story in the United States. It would have knocked the Zimmerman trial out of the news.["] Yep. Or, if
Chellew had been able to defend himself against one or all of them, he'd be the new George Zimmerman. We'd be seeing baby pictures of his
attackers. Al Sharpton would be marching.
Zimmerman Trial is this Year's Duke Lacrosse
Case. It's becoming painfully obvious why no charges were brought against Zimmerman in this case — until Al Sharpton got
Role of the Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests. Judicial Watch announced today [7/10/2013] that it has obtained
documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community
Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against
Trayvongate: Newest Obama Scandal is 17 Months Old.
Welcome to Trayvongate, where the President of the United States used both the bully pulpit, the Department of Justice and sly media manipulation
to gin up charges of racism in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting.
of Justice reportedly organized pro-Trayvon Martin protests. According to documents released earlier today by the anti-corruption,
conservative organization Judicial Watch, a little-known division of the Justice Department sent agents to the central Florida port city of Sanford
in order to deal with community relations after Trayon Martin's fatal shooting last year. "Records obtained by Judicial Watch in response to
local, state and federal public records requests show that the so-called peacekeepers are part of a large and growing division within DOJ called the
Community Relations Service (CRS)," the group reported.
Docs: Justice Department facilitated anti-Zimmerman
protests. A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for
anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents. The Community
Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012,
according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Released Documents Detail the Department of Justice's Role in Organizing Trayvon Martin protests. Judicial Watch announced today that
it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of
Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the
Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL, to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman.
Sharpton Stir Anti-Zimmerman Anger. The Obama administration spent thousands of federal dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton pressure
the state of Florida to railroad George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. The Justice Department not only met with Martin's parents
and the notorious racial arsonist Sharpton, as we reported earlier this week. It even helped them organize rallies against Zimmerman, who trial
evidence shows shot Martin in self-defense.
President Obama vs. George Zimmerman:
America Loses. As the Zimmerman prosecution falls apart, the country faces the threat of race riots. A case that lacked any
evidence of malicious murder was wrongfully brought to court under political pressure. And our president, who instigated this mess, is
floating above it all, having moved on to other things. Will Obama speak out to avert the racial violence he set in motion? Unless
he sees some political advantage, the answer is no.
Zimmerman's Pointless Trial.
George Zimmerman will be found not guilty if his attorney connects the dots in his closing argument and the jury is fair.
Then the professional race-baiters can go to work spreading disharmony. The trial concerns whether Hispanic (Peruvian)
Zimmerman was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin, whom we are constantly reminded happens to be Black.
Lawmaker: Hire more whites to run government.
Robb Pitts, a county commissioner in Atlanta, Ga., says the county needs to hire more whites. [...] Pitts, a black, said, "I would encourage the county
manager to find ways to inform all ethnicities when new positions arise and make a concerted effort to diversify our employee base." That was in a
recent email to constituents, and Fulton County Personnel Board Chairman Paul Zucca says still today the workforce "needs more diversity."
The Editor says...
Why not hire the best available workers, instead of the ones that will produce just the right mix of colors?
Obama calls racism on criminal
background checks. Not wanting to employ a criminal makes you a racist. At least that is what the Obama administration
has determined to be law with a regulation made without congressional approval. Businesses are fighting the charge that not wanting
ex-cons on the payroll is illegal discrimination. On June 11, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed federal
lawsuits against BMW and Dollar General store alleging that their use of criminal background checks violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race.
An Uncontrollable Ego. Perhaps the most damaging Leftist
assault ever was reverse discrimination to make up for white racial sins going back to the slave trade that ended in 1865; that racialist revenge narrative
still drives reverse discrimination, forty years after the start of "affirmative" action. It will never end, as long as there is a penny to be made
on racial blackmail.
Liberals inject race into everything:
Racist or reality? Seattle congressman wants
FBI terrorists ads pulled. In the global war on terror, information is everything. A single tip from the public can save countless
lives. A terrorist could be right in front of your own face. That's why the FBI rolled out a new ad campaign on billboards and buses.
It shows the faces of 16 of the world's most wanted terrorists. Some, however, say they're being depicted in a less that flattering light.
"You look at the pictures, they're all one color of folks," said Congressman Jim McDermott of Seattle. McDermott has asked the FBI to pull the
ads, calling them "racist" because there are no white people.
Martin Attorney Question Zimmerman Jury Selection: Can Mostly-White Panel Give 'Equal Justice?' Following jury selection in the George
Zimmerman murder trial, which features almost all white jurors for a racially-charged case, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asked Benjamin Crump, the attorney
of Trayvon Martin's family, whether the trial would be fair.
The Editor says...
Black "community leaders" have been trying to achieve "equality" for at least 75 years, but now they appear to say that a black man can't
be given a fair trial without a black jury. This appears to be a claim of black supremacy, because a mostly-white jury isn't good enough.
Lewis Points Finger At 'Rich White People'
For School Problems. A day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had some
harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district's problems on racism. WBBM Newsradio's Nancy
Harty reports, at a luncheon on education reform, Lewis told members of the City Club that Chicago is the most segregated city in America.
Pigford: The Unexamined
Obama Administration Scandal. The Obama administration has again been protected from a troubling scandal by the mainstream
media (MSM) using the tactic of omission to simply ignore the scandal, its reality, and the negative blowback attendant to a disturbing
story. As sunlight began to illuminate the scandal's inconvenient and troubling facts, charges of racism were used to temporarily
silence those sounding the alarm. Seemingly, the alarm-ringers' only crime was having the temerity to respond with a politically
incorrect point of view to abuses.
Sharpton's Long Bill of Goods, From Tawana Brawley to Primetime. The Tawana Brawley case that captivated New York
in the late eighties is a shocking reminder of the toxic mix racial exploitation and personal ambition can produce. The New
York Times and Retroreport.org have just released a new 15-minute documentary on the despicable hoax, which should be required
viewing for the NBC News executives who are heavily invested in rehabilitating a key culprit of this loathsome episode: the Rev.
Time for MSNBC to Fire Al Sharpton!
Do you remember Tawana Brawley? If not, you must go and watch the video co-produced by RetroReport and the New York Times.
Brawley Documentary Reminds Us of Sharpton's Past. It's good to be reminded every now and then how truly awful Al Shaprton
is. As the New York Times has moved into the digital age, it is releasing a good deal of well-produced video content, and
its fifteen minute documentary on the Tawana Brawley rape case and Al Sharpton is no exception. The video report is also notable
for not sparing Sharpton as it lays out the facts of the story.
Louisiana legislator claimed Obamacare opposition is motivated by race. Karen Carter
Peterson, who also chairs the Louisiana Democratic Party, claimed Monday that opposition to Obamacare is 'about the race of this African-American
president.' 'It's not about how many federal dollars we can receive. It's not about that,' she told her fellow lawmakers.
'You ready? It's about race. No, nobody wants to talk about that. It's about the race of this African-American president.'
The Editor says...
The Democratic Party platform is discussed on another page. The primary goal of this
particular Democrat, Ms. Peterson, seems to be the acquisition of federal dollars, as if federal dollars can be obtained at no cost.
The veneer of racism and perpetual victimhood doesn't help, either.
Don't be afraid
to call evil by its name. There is always someone, somewhere looking for a reason to be offended. Jesse Jackson has fashioned
a lucrative career out of being perpetually peeved. It works if you know how to play the game. And one of the reasons it works is that
too many people who ought to know better allow themselves to be characterized as racists, xenophobes, homophobes, anti-Semites; it's a long list.
Now we know what kind of country this guy would like to live in.
Julian Bond backs IRS tea party
targeting. Civil rights icon Julian Bond defended the IRS for targeting tea party groups, on Tuesday, labeling them "the
Taliban wing of American politics." "I think it's entirely legitimate to look at the tea party," Bond said on MSNBC.
"Here are [sic] a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who've tried as best they can to harm President
Obama in every way they can."
Running Obama DOJ. [Scroll down] In fact, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney specifically said during a
media briefing early this week that thoughts and prayers go out to the slain teen's family, but "obviously we're not going to wade
into a local law enforcement matter." That was a day before Sharpton directed the feds to take over.
The Crucifixion of
Jason Richwine. How low will supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill go to get their way? This low:
They've shamelessly branded an accomplished Ivy League-trained quantitative analyst a "racist" and will stop at nothing to destroy his
career as they pave their legislative path to another massive illegal alien benefits bonanza.
Liberal Group Cited in Terrorism Case.
To read the Sentencing Memorandum is not only to understand just how close the nation's capital came to mass murder in the name of left-wing
politics. It opens the entire can of worms that has become the Southern Poverty Law Center itself.
Jesse Jackson: Neighborhood Watchman,
Racial Profiler. [Scroll down] In this rare honest moment in a routinely dishonest career, Jackson declared black-on-black crime
to be "the premier issue of the civil rights movement today." It may have been, and may still be, but protesting black crime did not nearly pay
nearly as well as shaking down white Wall Street. In the twenty years that followed, roughly 150,000 American blacks were killed by other blacks,
and Jackson elevated none of their deaths to the level of "cause."
Doing the Chicago Shakedown, Starring the
Jacksons. It's the Jacksons and Sharptons (black elites) who've gone into league with white liberals to let inner-city America decay and
wallow in crime (violent and non); who ripped apart poor black families for the sake of aggrandizing government, starting back in the 1960s; who, having
shredded poor black families, pushed out-of-wedlock births among blacks to appalling heights; who've trashed urban public education (but protect teachers'
unions), leaving poor black kids functionally illiterate and skill-less, making drug crime the best route to incomes (short-lived though those incomes may be);
who, consequently, have populated U.S. prisons and jails with young black men; who turn blind eyes or excuse black teen flash mobs today, in Chicago and
elsewhere; and who blame every ill suffered by the black underclass on white America, writ large (or nonblack America, given the growth in the Hispanic
and Asian populations).
Why Do We Still Have "Black History Month"? Black History Month
diametrically opposes the thrust of Dr. King's dream — but it helps to drag us into the sort of internal division that our current rulers love to
Conyers Reintroduces Reparations Effort.
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) introduced two reparations resolutions on the first day of the 113th Congress.
Murder by Numbers. Listening to the latest
media chatter, one could get the impression that murder in the US is historically bad and getting worse. As the Reverend Al Sharpton put it,
"The time for their talk is over. Now's the time for action, and real change on gun control." Actually, now would seem to be a very bad
time for such action. The reason is simple: the murder rate is historically low and is already trending downward.
Brilliant: Jesse Jackson Asks Jail
Inmates to Help End Gun Violence. How can it be nobody's ever thought of this before? Let's have hardcore criminals patrol the
streets from inside prison walls. Sheer genius. And people call Wayne LaPierre the crazy one.
Harry Belafonte Suggests that
Barack Obama Jail Political Detractors. 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.
Addicted to Race. The country's first black president was
elected four years ago by a fairly large margin. This year, a black woman and a Hispanic were the first choices of many Republican voters for
vice president, and children of Hispanic and Indian immigrants are rising Republican stars. Pockets of bias remain, but this country has
reached the stage at which no success is beyond the reach of any American for reasons other than personal failings. But as racism fades,
concern over it seems to grow stronger than ever, at least with a clique on the left that longs to hold on to the issue, and works without
stopping to keep race alive.
Tucker Carlson on 2007 Obama race speech: 'This
isn't a dog whistle — this is a dog siren'. [Scroll down] "This is not the way Obama talks — at least it's not
the way he's talked in the dozens, the scores of speeches I've watched him give, or public appearances I've seen him make. This is a put-on.
This is phony. That's issue one. The second issue is he is telling a predominantly black audience something very clear: The federal
government doesn't like you because you are black." He said that Obama's use of racial overtones to describe the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
had negative implications on several levels.
surfaces of Obama in 2007 suggesting racism slowed aid to post-Katrina New Orleans. It's the Obama speech on race you probably
haven't heard. In June 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama told a mostly black audience of ministers that the country's leaders "don't care
about" New Orleans residents, suggesting the city was neglected in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina because of institutional racism,
according to an unedited video uncovered by The Daily Caller.
In heated '07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says
feds 'don't care' about New Orleans. In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells
an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.
"The people down in New Orleans they don't care about as much!" Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in
Virginia. [...] The effect is closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.
Media Freakout: Left, Right Spar over 2007 Obama
Video. News aggregator Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report set political social media circles on fire with the announcement of a video
purporting to show troubling racial statements from President Barack Obama. [...] Since then, the popular news website has leaked further details.
The tape is in the possession of the Daily Caller, features the then-Senator giving a warm adulation to controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, and
features divisive statements about inner cities vs. suburbs and the needs of the poor.
on Obama's urban accent. "Obama is such a fraud," Coulter said. "He grew up in a 'Beverly Hills, 90210' existence, but he's
just desperate to have this angry, black persona. It's rather like reading about you know, Hitler's musings on his Germanic identity.
You know, he graduated from this fancy, fancy school in Hawaii, voted recently the greenest school in America. And yet, when he wants to, he just
turns it on and suddenly we've got Malcolm X speaking to us."
Barack Obama Is An Anti-White Racist.
It actually shouldn't be a secret that Barack Obama is not overly fond of white people. The first clue was that he spent 20 years
in Jeremiah Wright's anti-American, anti-white, anti-Semitic church. You don't go to a church for twenty years unless you're in general accordance
with the pastor. Furthermore, Barack Obama has made a number of racist comments over the years. [...] Barack Obama says racist things about white
people, his Department of Justice discriminates against white Americans, and he lies to black audiences to convince them that white people hate them.
A white man voting for a man like that is like a black man voting for David Duke. Why in the world would you vote for someone who
doesn't like you because of your skin color?
Obama's race speech echoed Wright's ravings.
In the months before Barack Obama made his now-famous statement that the U.S. government cares less about majority-black New Orleans than other
American cities, his longtime spiritual advisor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, made similar claims in public. The Daily Caller has obtained weekly
bulletins from Chicago's Trinity United Church of Church of Christ in which Wright condemns the federal government's Katrina policy as racist.
Until now, those remarks have never been reprinted.
So Obama Is a Lying,
Race-Baiting Demagogue: Does Anyone Care? Over the last four years we have seen a petty, vindictive, frequently dishonest, and often
shameless politician in the White House. The video shows that Obama will lie, race-bait and adopt a fake accent for votes. Really?
All of that, on top of being a lousy president? So, no: in political terms, I think the video is a non-event. But what, you might
ask, about Obama's alleged likability? Surely people who watch the video will no longer consider him likable.
Obama's Other Race Speech. In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller,
then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged
Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.
Our Feckless First Leader. Despite hopes
that Barack Obama's election as president of the United States would mark the beginning of a post-racial era in America, no hope was ever so completely
doomed from the outset. Anyone who looks beyond Obama's soothing words about race to his record, from his joining self-segregated black students in
college to his appointing Al Sharpton as a White House adviser, can see the contrast between rhetoric and reality.
The Obama Campaign's Racial Slander
Strategy. Barack Hussein Obama has always run his political campaigns to exploit racial, economic, religious, and political
divisions. After nearly four years of Obama, the nation is furiously divided, and the political scene is positively treacherous.
Everyone expects this campaign to be the ugliest and dirtiest in our nation's history. It is certainly shaping up that way.
The most poisonous aspect of this race is the Democratic Party political tactic of racial slander.
The Phrase "Holding Down the Fort" Is Now Racist. It's almost as if they are
deliberately aiming for self-parody, to rub it in our faces that we are ruled by contemptible clowns.
Matthews: The word 'Chicago' is now racist, too. In what is seemingly the natural progression of things these
days with [Chris] Matthews, the subject of the 'otherization' of the President was being discussed. Because, if you
weren't aware already, Barack Obama is black, and any time a Republican chooses to discuss the failure that is his administration,
the media will be there to quickly remind you that they only feel that way because of his skin color. But tonight's episode
of race-baiting with Chris Matthews was a bit odd in that the panelists somehow came to the conclusion that reminding people of the
President's roots in Chicago politics is racist. In fact, simply saying Chicago is racist.
Race, the Race, and Racism.
When asked on the campaign trail what qualified him to be president, Obama himself pointed to two things: his
experience as a community organizer and the fact that he was running a winning campaign. In other words, he should
be president because he's smart enough to win the presidency. Good old-fashioned circular logic. One
ebullient Democratic spokesman told the press soon after the election that his party had indeed chosen the right candidate
(Obama instead of Clinton) because "race trumps sex."
Are Paying For A "Chief Diversity Officer" To Tell Americans How To Not Offend Him. We have a Chief Diversity
Officer at the U.S. Department of State??! Seriously?! What blithering buffoon decided we needed to waste money on
this foolishness? Are their other less-than-chief's running around under his tutelage, finding ways to be offended and
tattle back to Robinson?
Who Racializes Welfare Reform?
The Romney campaign criticizes the Obama administration for gutting welfare reform, and the Democratic chorus sings the familiar
refrain: "Racist!" Leading the choir is tingly countertenor Chris Matthews of MSNBC: "When you start talking about
work requirements," he thundered at Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, "you know what game you're playing, and
everybody knows what game you're playing: It's a race card." This judgment was immediately confirmed by Thomas Edsall of
the New York Times and Timothy Noah of The New Republic, among others. There is racial politics at work here, and,
as usual, it is a Democratic initiative.
Racists of the Mainstream Media.
Racism is stalking the Republican Convention in Tampa. But it's not from the Republicans. It's from the mainstream media.
First it was MSNBC treating convention speakers Artur Davis, Mia Love, and Ted Cruz like nonpersons. And now it's Yahoo! Washington
Bureau Chief David Chalian getting caught on an ABC webcast saying Mitt Romney would be "happy to have a party when black people drown."
Furthers Liberal Media's 'Racist' Narrative at RNC: 'Republican Party is White, Aging, & Dying Off'. The liberal media
can't seem to help themselves. While counter-arguments are occasionally acknowledged, most journalists of the progressive
persuasion are not interested in fair and balanced coverage of politics. Facts and figures are seemingly subjective in the
whole scheme of things. Severely limited studies and polls seem to provide them with all the information they need. Oh,
and almost everything is racist. [...] It doesn't seem to matter that the speaker lineup in Tampa has included the likes of Artur
Davis, Marco Rubio, Mia Love, Condoleezza Rice, Susana Martinez, Luis Fortuno, Ted Cruz and Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (née Randhawa).
Herman Cain's rise during primary season bears no significance either.
frontiers in hypersensitvity: State Department officer says 'holding down the fort' is racist. John M. Robinson,
the Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State, wants America's diplomats to know that common phrases and idioms
like "holding down the fort" are, in fact, deeply racist. Robinson, who also serves as director of the Department's Office
of Civil Rights, used his "Diversity Notes" feature in the July/August issue of the official "State Magazine" to examine the
hateful roots of everyday sayings.
Race-baiting to the bottom. To most
normal people, Rick Santorum's "hands" speech at the Republican National Convention was a metaphor gone wild. To Salon
columnist Joan Walsh, however, it was a proclamation of racial hatred.
MSNBC's newest race code-word.
Clearly, the pundits at MSNBC are being driven mad by the success of the GOP convention, particularly Paul Ryan's barn-burner Wednesday
night [8/29/2012]. When desperate that the message of limited govenrment and opportunity is connecting with the American public,
they resort to the last, worn-out, obsolete weapon in their arsenal: the race card. Last night, they really stretched, and
offered a novel theory, that the city of Chicago is actually a code word for black.
The race canard. Silly season is when nothing is going
on in the presidential campaign and the debate focuses on trivialities. Racist season is when the presidential campaign begins
in earnest and President Barack Obama looks vulnerable. Then, liberal commentators pull out all the stops to deem practically
any criticism of the president racist. Chris Matthews of MSNBC led the charge this week with an on-set rant against Republican
National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
MSNBC: References To Golf, Chicago Are
Racist. In the old days we used to have a term for people who obsessed over race. We used to call them 'racists.'
Crusade To Define Republican Attacks On Obama As Racist Descends Into Parody. In the recent past, some of President Barack
Obama's most ardent supporters have claimed that much opposition to the President's candidacy for reelection is linked in some
subtle — even unconscious — way to racial antipathy. The post-racial nation of 2008 has suddenly become
just as, if not more, racial than it was in the mid-1960s. The crusade to convince the nation that Obama's opponent's motives
are either base or disingenuous has had no firmer allies than the panel guests (and occasional host) on MSNBC.
Obama's defenders cry wolf on racism. New York
Magazine's Jonathan Chait wrote in late July that anger over President Obama's disparagement of small-business owners ("You didn't build that") really came
from the fact that it was delivered in "black dialect." Earlier this month, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka accused the members of his own union who did
not back Obama in 2008 of doing so out of "pure racism." Last week, Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd in Danville, Va., that the Republican ticket
wanted to "put y'all back in chains." The disturbing theme is unmistakable. It is quickly becoming standard for Obama's defenders to brand all
criticism of or opposition to the nation's first black president as somehow motivated by racial animus.
Million Dollar Racial Incitement
Against Law Abiding Poll Watchers. To get a sense of the racial incitement Democrats will be willing to use in November's election, read this
article written by a couple of college kids and published in the Tucson Sentinel. Despite the fact nobody reads the e-only-Tucson Sentinel,
this irresponsible report by A.J. Vicens and Natasha Khan demonstrate the depths the left is willing to plumb to stoke up racial resentment during the
election. Vincens and Khan's operation isn't a real journalism program. They are part of News21 — an operation designed to attack
conservatives and Republicans in the upcoming election — to accuse them of ill will and conspiratorial efforts against minorities.
'White' on the Brain. The election of the biracial
Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a new era of racial harmony. Instead, that dream is becoming a tribally polarized nightmare — by design,
and intended to assist in the reelection of Barack Obama.
America Is A Nation Divided Under Barack Obama.
President Obama says he doesn't think "anybody who's been watching the campaign would say that in any way we have tried to divide the country." Does he really
expect anyone to believe that?
The Salami Slice Presidency. What is most remarkable is Obama's obstinate refusal to
acknowledge the tensions he has aggravated. "I don't think you or anybody who's been watching the campaign would say that in any way we have tried to divide
the country," he defensively told Entertainment Tonight Wednesday evening [8/15/2012]. "We've always tried to bring the country together."
This was Obama doing his best impression of Captain Renault in Casablanca, a man just shocked, shocked to find division and anger and hatred in the country
he has governed for three and a half years. Not 24 hours before the Entertainment Tonight spot, his vice president had told a largely black
Democratic audience in southern Virginia that the Romney-Ryan ticket would "put y'all back in chains." These are the men who are trying "to bring the
Al's Laugh Line: My Work Against Voter ID Laws Is 'Non-Partisan'. Al Sharpton, uttering one of the more absurd
laugh lines of this political season, actually claimed on his MSNBC show this evening that his campaign in Florida against
voter ID laws is "non-partisan." Debbie Wasserman-Schultz apparently hadn't gotten the memo about pretending
Sharpton was non-partisan. The Chair of the DNC, also a Dem Florida congresswoman, after delivering a super-partisan
diatribe on the issue, giddily thanked Sharpton for his work — before the Reverend hastened to remind viewers
that his campaign was "non-partisan."
Concepts Liberals Talk About Incessantly But Don't Understand. [#2] Racism: Liberals start with the presumption
that only white people who don't belong to the Democratic Party can be racist. So, for example, even if Jeremiah Wright can make it
clear that he hates white people because of their skin color or if liberals take an explicitly racist political position, like suggesting
that black people are too stupid and incompetent to get identification to vote, they can't be racist. White Republicans, on the other
hand, are generally assumed to be racist by default, no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary.
8 Ways Blacks Perpetuate Racism
and the Only Way to Thwart It. All things considered, blacks and the civil rights culture surrounding them are the most open and
prolific purveyors of racism in America. This is an ironic travesty which spits upon the graves of history's abolitionists and offends
all who are committed to a dream of equality under the law and goodwill among men. Surely, such a claim is provocative. Unfortunately,
it is also demonstrable.
Sharpton could use a visit to Chicago. Well, Sharpton
isn't as guilty of it as others — and yes, think Michael Eric Dyson and Tavis Smiley here — but there have been times when he has lamented the
numbers of black men in prisons and jails. There is absolutely nothing wrong with black men being in either jail or prison if that happens to be where they
belong. For all we know, the Chicago miscreants who have been running around gunning down 7- and 10-year-old girls should have been in prison already for some
crime or crimes committed before those despicable acts.
Al Sharpton Wins
'Humanitarian' Award, Immediately Drags 'Yo Momma' Into the Election. Sharpton is referring to voter ID laws that several states
have passed in recent years. About 70 percent of Americans across all ethnic backgrounds support such laws, and studies have shown that
minority voting rates increase following the passage of voter ID laws.
Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice.
When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked
out. Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race? It's about Holder's refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested
by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the "Fast and Furious" operation.
The Dictator in the Black Iron Man Suit.
Al Sharpton and a majority of the so-called black civil rights coalition define blackness as having an urban experience, solely dependent on government
for survival, always voting Democrat, and being incapable of finding one's way to acquire a photo ID. Sharpton and company consider self
sufficient-blacks traitors to their race, trying to act white. All of my life, I have fought to free myself and fellow blacks from the left's
efforts to force blacks to live in their "black box."
A Political Glossary. [Scroll
down] Former big-time TV journalist Sam Donaldson and current fledgling CNN host Don Lemon have already proclaimed racism to be
the reason for criticisms of Obama, and we can expect more and more other talking heads to say the same thing as the election campaign
goes on. The word "racism" is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything — and demanding evidence makes
you a "racist."
Obama Backers Use Race
as Alibi for Ebbing Support. [Scroll down] So, you see, if you don't like Obamacare, it's not because it threatens to
take away your health insurance, or to deny coverage for some treatments. It's because you don't like black people. This sort
of thing seems to be getting more frequent, or at least more open.
Time for the
Administration To Stop Exploiting Race. One advantage of defeating Barack Obama in November, apart from saving the country
from financial ruin and the rest, is that conservatives will presumably be able to criticize liberal policies again without automatically
being accused of racism. [...] Imputing such false charges of racism, either out of profound ignorance or in a cynical effort to chill
critically important political debate, is terribly destructive to our social fabric. But it goes on — unabated.
Shock: Sharpton Blames Holder
Contempt Charge On Racism. How easy it must be to live your life as Al Sharpton does. Only the race-baiting NBC News star
can look at the tragic events of the Fast and Furious scandal that ended with the death of a border patrol agent and see Attorney General Eric
Holder as the real victim.
America's Ten Leading Purveyors of Hate.
[Al] Sharpton has been completely redefined from radical race-baiter into mainstream newscaster. He still hasn't made that transition, as
evidenced by his involvement in the Trayvon Martin situation, in which he jet-setted down to Florida to threaten the town of Sanford. [...] When
he isn't inciting riots against Jews in New York City or smearing honest men with rape allegations, Sharpton is running his godawful MSNBC show,
where he puts out leftist talking points laced with race-baiting.
Mirror, Please! Al
Sharpton Accuses GOP of a 'Long History of Fear and Smear'. On Thursday night's [5/17/2012] "Politics Nation," Rev. Al Sharpton began
by accusing someone else of having a "long history of fear and smear." Put "Sharpton and Tawana Brawley" in Nexis. Sharpton never brings up
her (and his) phony story.
Insists Black Ministers Amend Their Religion to Vote for Obama After They Prayed Over Bill Clinton. Via the Radio Equalizer blog:
On his radio show Tuesday [5/15/2012], MSNBC personality Rev. Al Sharpton mocked black ministers who have decided not to vote for Obama because
he's ready to legalize gay marriage in a second term.
Tawana Brawley served with court order
to pay man she accused of rape in 1987. Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years
ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case
against her. "For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie," said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones,
who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The [New York] Post.
Ugly Truths About Prejudice. A number of commentators have pointed out
the enormous focus that civil rights leaders have put on the death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of a white man, while essentially ignoring the vastly
more common situation of black on black murder. On an average day in 2010, there were eighteen blacks murdered in the U.S., and sixteen of
those black victims were murdered by other blacks — and yet those crimes seem to be of no real interest to the mainstream media or the race
hustlers like Al Sharpton.
'Now that's justice for Trayvon'.
"Justice" for Trayvon Martin is meaningless if those who purport to seek it incite injustices against others. The whole rabble of race
baiters, racialists, and race hustlers who are hanging around Sanford, FL looking to grab face time on TV and pump up their street cred with
the black community by speaking wildly about "injustice," should think twice about the words they utter that so inflame the situation.
Hate Group Associations Disqualify Obama.
Barack Obama has appeared frequently with Al Sharpton, who is infamous for his roles in the Tawana Brawley scandal, the Crown Heights riots
in which a Jew was murdered by an epithet-screaming mob, and the arson of Freddy's Fashion Mart. In this last case, a deranged individual
acted on racist ("cracker" and "white interloper") and anti-Semitic ("bloodsucking Jew" and "don't give the Jew a dime") hate speech from
the National Action Network under Sharpton's supervision, and indeed from Sharpton himself; Sharpton was the one who used the phrase "white
interloper." It is particularly telling that Obama appeared at the National Action Network itself to pose arm in arm with Mr. Sharpton.
To Explain Obama's WV Humiliation, Dems Accuse
Their Own of Racism. Everywhere there was a primary last night, Democrats had a very bad night, especially in West Virginia
where a prison inmate won over 40% of the vote against Barack Obama. Naturally, because Democrats simply refuse to face the reality of
this failed administration, the cry of racism was heard even before the polls closed. Only this time the Democrats' charge of racism
was directed at fellow Democrats.
Where are the "separation of church and state" people now?
power: NAACP seeks 1 million new teen voters. If the NAACP, black colleges and African-American churches get their way,
there will be an additional 1 million black 18-year-olds flooding the nation's voting stations to presumably vote for President
Obama in the fall. The civil rights group on Wednesday [5/9/2012] announced a 50-state initiative with the 7.5 million member
National Baptist Convention, historically-black Clark-Atlanta University and radio personality Tom Joyner to register voters who
turn 18 by Election Day.
New NLPC Special Report Exposes the Real Al
Sharpton. NLPC today [5/14/2009] released a special report titled Mainstreaming Demagoguery: Al Sharpton's
Rise to Respectability. It is a thorough examination of the character, career and impact of the controversial Reverend
by Dr. Carl Horowitz of the NLPC staff.
Sharpton Annual Conference Again
Heavily Corporate-Funded. The 14th annual conference of his New York-based nonprofit National Action Network (NAN) last month
in Washington, D.C. during April 11-14 was no exception. Once more, corporations and to a lesser extent unions paid most of the
tab for a well-choreographed event that featured dozens of speakers and panelists eager to affirm the aggressive black identity politics of
their host. The plenary address by Attorney General Eric Holder, followed by a panel on legal issues, amounted to a group manifesto
for the arrest of George Zimmerman for the highly-publicized killing — evidence points toward self-defense — of a
black Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, to the delight of virtually all attendees, was arrested that day on a state
second-degree murder charge.
Sharpton Sows Seeds of Next L.A. Riot. Al Sharpton was in Los Angeles
on Thursday [4/26/2012], attending a church rally marking the two-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. Why Los Angeles should be chosen as the
venue for such an event may at first seem a mystery, but whatever one may think of him, Sharpton can be counted among the true masters at manipulating the
media. And here in Los Angeles this week, much of the media has been consumed with observing the 20th anniversary of what is often referred to as the
Rodney King riots. The not-so-subtle message Sharpton was here to convey is this: Listen to me, do as I say, or face the consequences.
Sharpton Stands by Brawley, Denies Crown Heights Riot
Incitement. The Crown Heights riots occurred after young black New Yorker Gavin Cato was hit by a car driven by an Orthodox Jew. Sharpton
spoke at the funeral. Here's what he said...
More Money, More Problems. MSNBC's
Al Sharpton is reeling in debt and back taxes. The liberal provocateur owes nearly $1 million to
creditors and the federal government as a result of his failed bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential
nomination. His campaign's unpaid bills exceed $888,000, according to federal filings. It is
unclear why Sharpton has not paid his creditors. He does not lack for income.
Five Myths of the 'Racist'
Criminal Justice System. Calling America's criminal justice system "racist" is not confined
to "civil rights leaders" like the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Then-Sen. Barack Obama,
during the 2008 presidential campaign, said it, too. [...] Let's examine five major assumptions behind
Obama To Run Campaign On Race, Ethnicity, Class And Gender. [Scroll down] Krauthammer then accused Obama of running
"the most divisive campaign"on race, ethnicity, class and on gender. "It's going to be the dirtiest campaign
you've ever seen," he said tonight [4/17/2012].
Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit 'Irresponsible And Unethical'. Harvard University law
professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBC's Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of
the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz
called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman's arrest "not only thin, it's irresponsible." He went on to criticize
the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Corey as being politically
The Trayvon Martin Case
and the Growing Racial Divide. The problem with the race establishment is not its acrimony per se, but (a) that
the acrimony is frozen in amber around 1960, with no acknowledgment of some 50 years of federal action and three new generations
of Americans, and (b) the inordinate time invested in blaming "them" rather than spent on introspection on how to achieve parity with
a majority culture in the manner of other minorities' successes. Or at least that is how I perceive the growing anger at the
Sharpton/Jackson/Black Caucus nexus.
Rev. Al Sharpton: The Race Hustler as
Kingmaker. Imagine if David Duke were now a Republican Party kingmaker, and Mitt Romney and other presumptive
candidates had to go to his organization's events, seek his endorsement, and stand by his side — just as he was
presiding over rallies seeking mainstream support for George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin's shooter. Yes, everyone knew
Duke was once a Ku Klux Klan leader and had only slightly cleaned up his racist act, but now he came on as a non-partisan
fighter for justice on behalf of aggrieved white males, and when he spoke, wore pinstripe suits, especially when presiding
over his own TV talk show. If that scenario existed, every news anchor and reporter, and every single Democrat and
liberal, would blast the Republicans non-stop.
Charge against Zimmerman reeks of
unprofessionalism. Over the last several weeks, the shooting of Trayvon Martin has been front and center in the mainstream
media and on talk shows, both conservative and liberal. The focus of the coverage has been on the supposed racial divide —
fueled in part by the involvement of the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, the New Black Panthers and other "experts" like former
heavyweight champion and convicted felon Mike Tyson. [...] Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the media frenzy over the incident has been
If I Were Black. [Al] Sharpton's record is quite clear.
Sharpton's philosophy rests on the premise that American capitalism, racism, and imperialism are intertwined and "[are] a threat to the vital rights
of the Black people." To this end Sharpton helped incite anti-Jewish riots in Crown Heights, New York in 1991 when a Hasidic Jewish driver
accidentally ran over and killed a seven-year-old black boy. Sharpton delivered the following inflammatory speech. [...] As a consequence, the
riled-up crowd went out and murdered innocent rabbinical student Yankel Rosenbaum. The blacks of Crown Heights rioted for three days and three
nights. Not once did Sharpton ever call upon the rioters to stop their anti-Semitic-inspired violence.
Media Malpractice. Any hope that the media might fairly and
responsibly cover the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin was effectively doomed the moment Al Sharpton descended on Sanford, Florida, and
started holding rallies with the victim's family.
Black Activist to Trayvon's
Parents: 'Get Off the Stage' and Let Us Politicize His Death. A well-known, mainstream media-vetted college professor named Dr. Boyce
Watkins states that it's time for Trayvon Martin's parents to "step to the side," out of an apparent fear that "being honest" could negatively affect
the race-baiting political agenda that Obama allies like Al Sharpton have carefully crafted.
Corrupt Attorney General in US History Tells Al Sharpton Group: "This Is Our Moment". Wednesday [4/11/2012],
U.S. Attorney General Eric "My People" Holder spoke before activists with the National Action Network, an organization
founded by Al Sharpton, urging them to help the President promote his agenda.
Holder is a Disgrace. Amazingly,
[Eric] Holder "thanked CNN's Rev. Sharpton 'for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for
the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must
fulfill.'" Presumably he wasn't talking about voiceless people like the late Anthony Graziosi, killed in Crown Heights after
Sharpton's rabble rousing. Presumably he wasn't talking about the voiceless seven people who died at Freddie's Fashion Mart.
Presumably he wasn't talking about Steven Pagones, fraudulently accused by Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton.
Holder Praises Left-Wing Activist Al Sharpton. Attorney General Eric Holder praised left-wing activist
Rev. Al Sharpton at the opening of the National Action Network (NAN) convention on Wednesday [4/11/2012], and also
stressed that the Justice Department is conducting a thorough investigation of the fatal Trayvon Martin shooting
that "will examine the facts and the law." Sharpton, president of NAN and host of MSNBC's Politics Nation,
has led several rallies demanding the arrest of George Zimmerman, who reportedly shot Martin on Feb. 26. On
Mar. 30 in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting occurred, Sharpton pledged that his group would "move to the
next level if Zimmerman isn't arrested."
Puts Up Posters of Herself Marching with MSNBC's Al Sharpton. The close relationship between MSNBC host Al Sharpton and the Obama
administration knows no bounds of propriety. The Washington Free Beacon reported "signs posted in at least 20 Department Of Labor elevators
depict Secretary Hilda Solis carrying a bullhorn and rallying alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton... Next to the pictures is a quote from Solis
that reads in part: 'We all march in our own way.'" A few people over in the picture is the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Now imagine
if a Bush cabinet secretary put up posters of himself marching arm in arm with a Fox News personality. Would that have been skipped over
by the rest of the national media?
the Outrage Over Black Family Breakdown? When something happens to a black person and it garners national news
attention, the mainstream media trots out "the voices of black America." This is offensive not only because the leftist
mainstream media has appointed race baiters like NAACP, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Eric Michael Dyson as our spokespeople
but also because it assumes blacks are like children who need others think for them. White people don't have white
spokespeople speaking on their behalf and would never allow the mainstream media to dismiss their ability to think as
Race Theory: Of the Racists, By the Racists, and For the Racists. The success of radical leftists in taking over
administrative control of various institutions — the media, higher education and public worker unions — was
partly based upon their tactic of accusing their opponents of being racist. The truth is, it worked very well for a long time,
and often still does. Human nature is to give in to avoid being called racist; it's just not worth it for ordinary people doing
everyday jobs — they didn't sign up for that kind of harassment. The left knows it, and exploits it.
Sharpton Explains How He
Manipulates Media On Race Cases. Recently uncovered video from over twenty years ago has Al Sharpton,
in his own words, bragging about his ability to manipulate the media to draw attention to his race-hustling agenda.
And he's playing out his blueprint to a T in Florida today [3/31/2012].
'New' Black Panthers
same as the old — only worse. With Louis Farakhan threatening "retaliation" for the killing of Trayvon
Martin, you might have wondered if African American leaders could make the situation any worse. They did.
NAACP leader accuses Sharpton and Jackson of 'exploiting' Trayvon Martin. Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of "exploiting" the Trayvon Martin tragedy to "racially divide this country." "His family should be
outraged at the fact that they're using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions," Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday
[3/26/2012] interview with The Daily Caller.
African-American Lynch Mob. Is anybody else out
there as sick and tired as I am of lynch mob racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (vide: Tawana Brawley, the Duke Lacrosse kids)
who don the mantel of the "civil rights" movement to indict non-blacks in advance of the facts, and incite racial rage against them?
Yet that is exactly what they — and scores of black leaders — are doing to an Hispanic individual named George
Zimmerman. Along with a cast of thousands, they are holding him guilty of racism before the fact, justifying a hatred, as
inflammatory as the hatred once spewed by southern crackers against blacks.
MSNBC'S Al Sharpton
Sinkhole. NBC news used to be the channel for sober, boring Huntley-Brinkley journalism. It was liberal, to
be sure but serious. NBC's news wasn't always objective, but it had a reputation for professionalism. Think Tim Russert.
But in today's era, Brian Williams going on saucer-eyed burger runs with President Obama is a refreshing improvement over MSNBC's
lineup, chock-full of vicious, uncivil, shamelessly partisan left-wing hacks.
What if Trayvon Had Been
White, and the Shooter Black? The truth of the matter is that "civil rights" cases are often little more than reverse
lynch mobs. In the Old South of the past, white mobs would drag black suspects out of jail and lynch them in the streets if
they felt the wheels of justice were turning too slowly. Today, black mobs, often led by the likes of Jesse Jackson and
Al Sharpton, lead street protests or riots, and the Federal government comes after white suspects with the "rope" of "civil rights"
charges. And just like the old Southern sheriffs with ties to the Klan who turned a blind eye to the illegal actions of
whites, the Department of Justice often refuses to act on "civil rights" violations when the perpetrators are black and the victims
Al Sharpton: Keeping Black Voters
Angry. You can imagine the justifiable extreme anger and outrage of black America in 1987. Six white men,
including police officers and a New York prosecutor, allegedly kidnapped, raped, and smeared feces over the body of a fifteen-year-old
black girl. Tawana Brawley was found unconscious and unresponsive, lying in a garbage bag, her clothes torn and burned.
In the emergency room, racial slurs and epithets were discovered written on Brawley's torso with charcoal. Al Sharpton, eager
to launch his national career, ran to the microphones and cameras as Tawana Brawley's adviser. The problem was, it was all
Sharpton Is More Evidence That [MSNBC is] a 'Platform' for 'Hate Mongers'. Dear Mr. Griffin, Last week, in my
open letter to you I called for Ed Schultz's termination. I also called for you to resign as President of MSNBC because you
hired Ed Schultz. Today, I have yet another reason you should step down — one which some might argue is even
more compelling than Schultz. His name is Al Sharpton.
Where's Sharpton's Apology for Accusing a
White Man of Raping a Black Teen? "Meet the Press" host David Gregory asked his panel "where civility has
gone in our public discourse." Incredibly, one panelist urged people to be more "mature" and not "poison the
atmosphere." I say "incredibly" because this panelist was none other than the race-hustling, anti-Semitic "civil
rights activist" and MSNBC talk show host, Al Sharpton.
Explosive Audio of
NBC's Al Sharpton. If offensive slurs are a problem for the left, why does Al Sharpton have a
primetime slot on MSNBC?
Sheila Jackson Lee's Accusations of "Racism". During the 2010 election, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson
Lee (D-TX) was madder than a hornet that True the Vote was poll monitoring in Houston. True the Vote was
inside polling locations documenting election irregularities. In response, Jackson Lee accused tea party
groups like True the Vote of "intimidating and harassing" minorities by monitoring the elections. As we get
closer to November, let's remember the Congresswoman who cried wolf, so the next time we better understand the
motivations of those who accuse law abiding citizens of racism.
Gregory Lectures on Civility: 'Racism' Toward Obama 'Brings Out a Level of Hatred'. In a panel
discussion on Sunday's [3/11/2011] NBC Meet the Press that included left-wing bomb-thrower Al Sharpton,
host David Gregory worried: "Where has civility gone in politics?" He declared the source of incivility:
"I talked to John Lewis, the civil rights leader, recently, who said he does think there's something particular,
if it's racism or something else, about Obama that brings out a level of hatred."
Asking U.N. Human Rights Council to Condemn American Voter ID Laws. Riled by state-level voting law changes
that it alleges are designed to suppress "the political participation of people of color, the poor, the elderly, and the
young," the NAACP is turning to the U.N. Human Rights Council for support.
reenacts Selma march to protest voter ID. MSNBC's Al Sharpton is repeating the celebrated civil rights march from
Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., but instead of protesting Jim Crow segregation and police brutality, he's opposing voter ID
laws, right-to-work laws, and the Alabama illegal immigration bill. Sharpton isn't fighting the new civil rights issue of
our time, he's just engaging in left-wing activism.
Cronyism? Sit-In Leader Nominated as Judge by Pres. Obama. The leader of the occupation in the
video — Robert L. Wilkins of the Harvard Black Law Students Association — was nominated
by President Obama on May 20, 2010 to be considered for judge of the U.S. District Court, District of
Columbia. He is now a sitting judge in that position. ... Not mentioned in the [White House] press
release: that Wilkins once led an illegal occupation of a law school building to demand the school hire
based on skin color, a protest primarily focused on supporting the actions of radical bigot Derrick Bell.
for Obama' Revived; Media Double Standard Obvious. It wouldn't take more than a nanosecond for the establishment
press and TV talking heads to rip into any white political candidate — Democrat or Republican — who carved
out a web site devoted to "Whites for Candidate X." About a week ago, President Obama, with his powers of incumbency in
tow, has decided to revive something he created back in 2007: "African-Americans for Obama." And, as seen in the Obama
video which appears at the site and in what appears to be a new twist, the Obama campaign is driving a Mack through the alleged
wall of separation between church and state by finding so-called "congregation captains" to maximize African-American support on
Tactics: Just Lie, No One Will Check! I have to say, at this point I am convinced that no one on
the left really hates racism. In fact, they love it as it is their most important tool with which to control
gullible voters. Cry racism and their mind-numbed acolytes dutifully echo the charge whether it is true or
not — and it's usually not.
over school closings: Jackson says 'apartheid' exists in system. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and members of the
Chicago Teachers Union called on the board to table a vote and put off any closings and turnarounds until it addresses funding
inequalities between poor and affluent schools. ... As he waited in line this morning [2/22/2012] to attend the meeting, Jackson
said inequities in Chicago's public school system amount to educational "apartheid," echoing sentiments expressed in a
Chicago Teachers Union report last week.
Black History Month: Slap a Leftist!. [Scroll down] This leftist witchcraft transformed the
once-great gains of the Civil Rights movement into a virtually inescapable structure of government hand-outs and
dependency, establishing the Democratic Party as masters of a new plantation with black front men like Jesse
Jackson and Al Sharpton playing the role of go-betweens and overseers.
Want Voter ID 'Because There Is a Brother in the White House'. Polls show that about 80% of Americans
support photo voter identification laws. A majority of whites, blacks, Hispanics, Democrats, and Republicans
support voter ID. Why do so many people want voter ID laws? According to Richmond, Virginia,
Mayor Dwight Jones, "because there is a brother in the White House." Here's a secret. I've been following
the voter ID debate for seven years. In fact, I've even been involved in some legislative plotting in
various states to pass voter ID. And I can say with one hand on a Bible, and one hand in the air, that
I've never once heard any voter ID proponent suggest that a "brother in the White House" has anything to
do with it. This is pure, simple, racialist nonsense from the mayor of Richmond.
History Month: The Left's Favorite Time of the Year. Alas, another Black History Month... or as
the left likes to view it, their annual "Opportunity To Exploit Race Month." It is the month in which
liberals attempt to convince us that race relations in America have progressed very little since the days of
police unleashing dogs on civil rights activists. Rather than presenting a balanced, honest look at
black history, leftist schoolteachers and the media say America is still racist and whites should feel
The Last Refuge of the
Race Hustlers — "Color Blind Racism". When you see this wholesale redefinition of racism,
what you are really seeing are the race hustlers of the left manning the ramparts in a last, desperate defense.
I am sure that a portion of the left is so conditioned at this point to view the world through a racial lens that
the die hards will buy it. But for everyone else, the race card is becoming ever less effective. The
device is obvious, as is the motivation.
Sharpton and Sheila Jackson Lee Translate Racial Code. This whole "Differ with Barack Obama and
You're a Racist" thing is getting old. Take for example Texas Democrat congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
Sheila has already made it known that disagreeing with the first black president instantly makes you a racist.
Besides being at odds with Barack, more recently Jackson Lee has also declared racist any mention —
by a white candidate, that is — of blue-collar work or, for that matter, any-color food stamps.
Thankfully, food stamps no longer come in a multicolored booklet that Sheila can scrutinize for racial undertones.
Even so, according to the congresswoman, Newt Gingrich daring to mention the words "food stamps" was inappropriate
code whose intent was merely to "generate and signify race."
Intellectual Inferiority of Liberalism: Today the "liberal" faith requires an extraordinary act
of ignorance, purposeful forgetting, and constant spinning. To be a faithful "liberal" today you have
to ... ignore the bloody history of black nationalism in America, where Obama's hero Malcolm X was
assassinated by the followers of Elijah Muhammed. You have to ignore the racial blackmail that has
controlled American politics since the rise of the post-MLK "civil rights" movement, when all the heroic
actions of a few civil rights campaigners like Martin Luther King, Jr., was taken over by dangerous racial
demagogues like Rev. Al, the Rev. Wright and the radical left.
What Is More Racist?
Michelle Obama has received intense criticism for the flagrant way in which she spends taxpayer money and
the tone-deafness she demonstrates. Two-thousand dollar dresses, wearing sneakers that cost the equivalent
of three months mortgage payments while at a homeless shelter, insisting on million-dollar Hawaiian vacations
while your husband simultaneously lectures Americans about scaling back, yes, the comparison to [Marie] Antoinette
is apropos. Those who call it racist demonstrate the failings of public education.
Holder's cowardice is showing. In February of 2009, Eric Holder used the occasion of his confirmation
as U.S. attorney general to berate the American people for their reticence on matters of race and equality.
"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been
and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," he famously lectured. In the years
since, he has emerged as the living embodiment of his words. I don't mean by this that he has initiated a
dialog on race. Rather, he has demonstrated the most abject form of cowardice, hiding behind and exploiting
his position as the nation's chief law enforcement officer to pervert the rule of law to benefit "his people."
Obama steal the 2012 election? [Eric] Holder is a shameless demagogue. He has become the
Democratic Party's new Al Sharpton: Everything is seen through the lens of race. He has refused to
prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party, who in the 2008 election stood at a polling booth wielding
clubs in a blatant attempt at voter intimidation. Career Justice Department lawyers admitted that Mr.
Holder's policy is not to go after black perpetrators whose victims are white. He insists that Republican
criticism leveled at him over Operation Fast and Furious is because of his race...
Holder Blocks South Carolina Voter ID For Racial Reasons. Eric Holder has been on a racialist
bender the last few weeks. Last week, he said his skin color is responsible for the fury of criticism
over his Justice Department allowing thousands of guns to flood Mexico. Friday [12/23/2011], he blocked South
Carolina from implementing a voter ID law under the Voting Rights Act saying it was racially discriminatory.
and Holder Should Put the Race Card back in the Deck. President Obama led us to believe that he
would be a post-racial president who would bring the races together, but it's gotten to where you can't criticize
this most leftist administration in American history without someone accusing you of racism. The most
recent example involves criticism of Attorney General Eric Holder over Fast and Furious...
Holder's race card is the 'last card in the deck'. Florida Republican Rep. Allen West told The
Daily Caller on Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder's use of the race card as a way to attack those who
are criticizing him is "reprehensible." "I think this is absolutely the last card in the deck, and that
shows how weak their ground is," West said in a phone interview.
Dept. blames critics for noticing Holder's race-card play. Under fire for leveling a racially charged
attack at his critics, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has neither backed down nor revise his remarks, appearing instead
to restate them. In a front page New York Times story on Sunday [12/18/2011], Holder alleged that some of his
critics — a group he referred to as the "more extreme segment" — are motivated by racism.
about Eric Holder.
Reporter: 'Deep Racism' at the Heart of Food Stamp Reform. With a record 46 million Americans
now receiving food stamps and rampant abuse resulting in what the Wall Street Journal calls a "food stamp
crime wave," Nation reporter Lizzie Ratner believes that "deep racism" is "at the heart of conservative
food stamp critiques".
the race card before Election Day. Is it racist to require people to show a photo ID when
they vote? You need a photo ID for nearly any meaningful transaction, such as cashing checks, including
government checks. If this simple requirement "suppresses" the vote, maybe we need to ask why it's such a
great idea to push for universal suffrage for every adult who is merely breathing. Of course, even this latter
requirement would suppress the vote in Chicago and New Orleans, where dead people get to vote all the
time — and do so cheerfully.
about Voter-ID laws.
Line Must Newt Gingrich Cross for Conservatives to Disown Him? [Scroll down] This individual
has led many rallies against police officers, including one at which cries of "kill the police" were heard.
This individual has never apologized or admitted his wrongdoings in even a single one of his countless despicable
acts. Having been proven guilty in court meant the jury was wrong, and he never bothered paying back his
buddies who've paid his remuneration to the innocent party. For those of you who haven't yet figured out
who this disgraceful individual must be, I will no longer keep you in suspense. This is none other than the
rabble-rouser Al Sharpton, whose participation and incitatements at instances such as the Tawana Brawley hoax,
the Crown Heights riot, the Central Park "wilding" case, and the Freddie's Fashion Mart fire have led to the
destruction of many lives and are too numerous to enumerate.
Careless Use Of The Race Card In The U.S. While numerous obstacles hamper more widespread black
affluence, one pernicious undercurrent appears particularly destructive: manufactured racism. A lucrative
racial extortion racket longs to expose lingering prejudice behind every errant look or parsed word.
"Leaders" like Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton exaggerate racism en route to amassing fortunes.
But peddling ideas that America is grossly bigoted or that black failures are primarily other's fault spreads
despair and undermines responsibility. The race mongers sow self-destructive rage only to reap a
People Favoring Voter IDs Want to 'Revoke the Voting Rights Act'. MSNBC's Al Sharpton lead a jobs
rally in Washington, D.C., Saturday, and not surprisingly, he used the event to once again divide the nation
along racial lines. As he has disgracefully done on his PoliticsNation program on numerous occasions in
recent weeks, Sharpton accused those favoring proper identification at the polls as wanting to "revoke the
Voting Rights Act".
'Occupy' Movement Ideally About 'How We Distribute The Wealth In This Country'. Thanks, Reverend
Al. Really. Sure, we know that the left is all about the redistribution of wealth rather than its
generation. Still, it's instructive to hear a leading lefty say it in such stark terms.
Black Poverty. Since
the 1960s the federal government has poured hundreds of billions of dollars into alleviating black poverty.
Yet, black politicians talk as if blacks are tottering on the economic edge and could easily slip into Third World
levels of misery: starvation, deadly illness, families reduced to living in homeless shelters and relying on
soup kitchens. Are black leaders crying wolf?
Atlanta HQ admits handing out possibly bogus stimulus check forms. So far, no one has proven
it's a scam, but they haven't proven it's for real either. This week more than 700 senior citizens
filled out a rather skimpy form promising a $500 check from the American Opportunities Stimulus
Program. ... But on Thursday, Fulton County government put out a warning that it might be an identity
Beating the Racism Card.
For too long, too many blacks have wallowed in their own private sumps of self-pity, collapsing into whimpers
every time somebody mentions blackmail, blackouts, or black markets. It's a pathetic epilogue to the
heroism and grandeur of the civil rights movement. It's past time this adolescent posturing was put
aside. ... The black grievance-hunters are no better than the Dixiecrats of old, using the same methods to
keep Americans on edge, in fear, and overcome with anxiety. Using racism for political gain is a cheap
and coarse tactic no matter who is involved. It needs to be ended.
Sharpton Wisconsin Milk Story Sours. Public employee unions and their apologists will tell any
tale to elicit sympathy for their cause. A good example is the Rev. Al Sharpton, who now remarkably
hosts a nightly show on MSNBC. He recently used a portion of his program to claim that state education
cuts forced one Wisconsin school district to eliminate milk from morning snacks for elementary students. ... As
it turned out, Sharpton should have checked his sources.
Look it up! Life Magazine, November 29th, 1969, Page 68
Spitting in Whitey's Food. Jackson talks about himself at these
meetings. Once he told of his days as a waiter at the Jack Tar Hotel in his home town of Greenville, S.C. Just before leaving the
kitchen he would spit into the food of white patrons he hated and then smilingly serve it to them. He did this, he said, "because it gave
me psychological gratification." It was something everybody in the audience understood.
Man fired from Jesse Jackson organization for being gay. A man filed a lawsuit Friday [9/16/2011]
claiming he was fired from the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition because he is gay. Tommy R.
Bennett claims Jackson fired him unjustly and the civil rights leader forced him to perform "uncomfortable"
tasks, including escorting various women to hotel rooms to meet Jackson for sex, according to a suit filed
in Cook County Circuit Court.
Black Media Critic Speaks Out Against the Hiring of Sharpton. On
yesterday morning's [8/7/2011] "Reliable Sources" with Howard Kurtz on CNN, media critic Eric Deggans of the
St. Petersburg Times spoke out about the grave reservations expressed after the imminent hiring
of activist and failed presidential candidate Al Sharpton as a prime time news anchor for NBC News' cable
Isn't the Southern Poverty Law Center the
Real Hate Group? Who deserves the title of "hate group," Focus on the Family or the Southern
Poverty Law Center? Who has been guilty of demonizing others and spreading hurtful, inaccurate
information? Whose actions and words have been hateful? The record speaks for itself.
'Jumping the Shark'? I almost feel sorry for the humorless, clueless commissars at the Southern
Poverty Law Center. Since warnings about the Klan are no longer bringing in the direct-mail contributions,
they teamed up with La Raza et al after the defeat of the 2007 amnesty push to make immigration
restrictionists their new cash cow. When that fizzled, they hitched a ride on the gay-marriage gravy train
and labeled as "hate groups" those who support traditional marriage, like the Family Research Council and our
own Maggie Gallagher's National Organization for Marriage.
Sharpton Earns Riches with Radio Mediocrity. Al Sharpton makes $700,000 per year to host his
daily talk show that has been on for six years and yet still has only cleared 28 markets in the
country. ... In short, Al Sharpton makes $700,000 per year to host his daily talk radio show even though
it is neither popular, widely distributed, influential or relevant. Al Sharpton makes $700,000 per
year to host his daily talk radio show because Al Sharpton has brought something else to his employer that
is far more important than ratings.
It Strikes Me As Odd.
Why do Americans suffer gladly race-hustlers like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton? I understand the
overpowering yearning to expiate racial guilt tirelessly fanned by the MSM. But there should be a
limit to even extreme masochism.
Affirmative-Action Win. Eight months after Al Sharpton signed a pivotal agreement that
helped Comcast and NBC secure Federal Communications Commission approval for their $30 billion merger,
MSNBC appears poised to reward him with a prime-time news show.
New Low: Hiring Al Sharpton as On-Air Host. When CNN hired Elliot Spitzer many complained
hiring the disgraced former governor was a new low in cable news. Allow me to submit to you that with
the hiring of "Reverend" Al Sharpton to be their 6pm host, MSNBC has smashed through CNN's record and
established a record for finding a new host in the sewer of society that may never be topped. While
CNN and others have hired people disgraced by political or sexual scandals, in hiring Sharpton MSNBC has
contracted with a "Reverend" who bears false witness and a racial arsonist who is responsible for the
deaths of at least eight innocent people.
Claims Herman Cain's Too Racially Obsessed. There are few things in the political world that
are stranger than Al Sharpton charging that someone else is too obsessed about race. But that was
Al Sharpton's take on Herman Cain on his radio show on Friday [7/8/2011].
Civil rights for the Age of Obama.
KUSI reporter Tom Jordan met up with civil rights hustler Al Sharpton in San Diego talking about the city's
pension reform initiative. Sharpton had a nine-minute chat with Jordan that, according to KUSI, "became a
bit heated." KUSI has edited the conversation down to five minutes of comedy gold.
Jackson blasts voter ID legislation at
conference. Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. on Saturday [6/18/2011] called on
the Justice Department to reverse recent Republican-led legislative efforts that require voters to present
photo identification at polls. Twenty-seven states now require photo identification from voters and
33 have considered adding or strengthening voter identification requirements this year, according to the
National Conference of State Legislatures.
about Voter ID laws.
Democrats Out for Racist and Anti-Semitic Connections. [Scroll down] In 1995, the National Action
Network, while acting under Sharpton's leadership and supervision, paraded around a Jewish-owned store while shouting
racial and anti-Semitic epithets such as "Don't give the Jew a dime," "greedy Jew bastards," "make the cracker suffer,"
and "white interloper." The latter was from Sharpton himself, and it obviously set the example for his followers.
A deranged individual then acted on this hate speech by setting Freddy's Fashion Mart on fire to kill seven employees.
PUSH Minister Prays for God to "Wither" Union Foes. I've never found the words "collective
bargaining" or "pension" in the Bible. And no offense, but I think God is a little bigger than
worrying about material things given by the state. But that apparently didn't register with
Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, head of the Detroit chapter of the Rainbow PUSH coalition. In his prayer
before the latest union protest on the Capitol steps, he prayed for God to "wither" the hands of anyone that
would sign bills reforming pensions or collective bargaining. I have to admit I don't think I've ever
heard a prayer — especially in such a public setting — seeking physical harm to opponents.
Isn't Obama 'Racist' for Ignoring Black Africa? Suppose President John McCain, as with
President Barack Obama, justified military force in Libya to avert "a humanitarian crisis." But
then gave no thought of using the military to stop the human slaughter in places like the Ivory Coast,
Zimbabwe and the Congo. How long would it take before the Congressional Black Caucus and the Rev.
Jesse Jackson call him "racist"?
Obama and Al Sharpton: A depressing duo. Barack Obama's got a hex on him — he keeps
palling around with race men. His 2008 presidential race almost got derailed because of friendship with
the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and now, as he starts his bid for reelection, he's embracing America's biggest
race huckster south of Louis Farrakhan, the Rev. Al Sharpton.
The Story of O.
I think it's fair to say that all those who voted for Obama — despite his association with Reverend
Wright — because they believed he offered a post-racial future should be getting the message that he
thinks that he can't count on your naiveté much longer and needs Sharpton and Jackson and every other
race hustler to round up every vote in the progressive hellholes of America to win another term.
Jesse Jackson: Stop
Playin' Us Bro, Insulting Our Intelligence. Jackson's latest despicable attempt to "play" the
American people happened during a Fox News interview in Wisconsin. His comments regarding Gov. Walker,
the Republicans and the protesters were filled with absurd clichés and lies. Whenever Jackson
opens his mouth, regardless of the facts or the situation, Jackson paints images of poor people suffering,
children suffering and people being disenfranchised. It's the 1950s civil rights struggle all over
again. Frustratingly, Jackson's same old song will work. His liberal media buddies will ignore
the facts and distribute Jackson's fraudulent deceptive remarks unchallenged.
we trust the Southern Poverty and Law Center? Morris Dees and Joseph J. Levin Jr created
the Southern Poverty and Law Center (SPLC) in 1971. It was intended to be a civil rights law center,
and SPLC focused initially on the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups. As time went on, it
began to include other civil rights topics, and has become a go-to group for journalists writing about "hate
groups." And over time, its information and slant on issues has become more and more misleading, and
often outright false.
Inflammatory Al Sharpton Gets Yet Another Pass From the New York Times. The New York
Times's weekly "Sunday Routine" feature is billed as "Prominent New Yorkers recount their weekend
rituals." This Sunday it featured Al Sharpton being interviewed by David Halbfinger. Halbfinger's
introduction gave no hint of why Sharpton is considered by non-Times readers as a controversial figure.
Running on the Race Track.
Obama says that the Tea Party movement is inspired by race, by a sense that minorities are getting all these
goodies from Washington. They are motivated, the President thinks, by "a subterranean agenda."
This is such a piece of hackery and flackery, of puffery and guffery, of foolery and fakery. Politics
at its rankest masquerading as analysis at its frankest. There is so much dirty laundry being aired
here that I simply had to make a list. Every trick in the old, old playbook is on display.
Left's Assault on Democracy in Wisconsin. Leftist radicals don't believe in democracy in the
way the term is used in America. ... The union goons and paid protesters wreaking havoc in Madison, Wisconsin
believe in the radical left-wing un-American conception of democracy. They're being cheered on by the
Rev. Jesse Jackson who dropped by to outrageously compare the ongoing disruptions to the 1965 civil rights
march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. "This is a Martin Luther King moment, this is a Gandhi moment,"
he said without chuckling.
'All of you are white. Go to hell!' Most of you won't know the name John Wiley Price, but he's
obviously a man well qualified to hold a position at the Eric Holder Justice Department. What has Price,
a Dallas County Commissioner, done to distinguish himself? He told a group of five citizens, "All of
you are white. Go to hell!"
Wiley Price Tells Citizens To "Go To Hell". [Scroll down] Turner continued speaking,
ignoring Price's ongoing interruptions. At that point, Jenkins adjourned the meeting. As Price
stood to leave, he looked at Turner and the five other citizens who addressed the court. Price said to
them, "All of you are white. Go to hell!" Price repeated "go to hell" three more times. An
unknown member of the audience said, "You should be ashamed!" "I'm not ashamed!" Price answered.
"I'm not ashamed! Go to hell!"
tax tab for Rev. Al. The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has vowed to clean up his fiscal house, has a
new tax lien to pay. Sharpton owes $359,973 to the IRS for 2009 personal income tax, according to
documents on file with the city.
Al: Tax thee, not me. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered one of his patented pulpit stemwinders
Sunday, demanding that Gov. Cuomo extend the so-called "millionaire's tax." What a hoot, the Rev.
That is, for a fellow who's serially allergic to paying his own taxes, Sharpton sure has a lot to say about
other people's responsibilities to Caesar.
MSNBC Star Host Al Sharpton Owes
IRS $2.6 Million. MSNBC star Al Sharpton owes the IRS $2.6 million... But he did finally pay the Peabody Hotel in
Memphis the $106,981 that he owed for a 2008 conference.
"Anti-hate" Group Goes to Bed with Reds. John Rossomando of The Daily Caller has broken a story
about how the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a source of information for the major media on such matters
as the Arizona shooting rampage, is now placing its articles in a communist newspaper through a left-wing
"news service." The paper is the People's World, the official on-line publication of the Communist
Party USA (CPUSA).
At Least One Black American
Dreads Black History Month. Throughout American history, white folks, and mostly Christians (there's
that dirty C-word which the left despises) suffered, sacrificed, and died to help set blacks free and move them
forward. And yet, Sharpton and company use Black History Month to promote the image that every black
achievement was made "in spite of" white America.
Sharpton Continues Politically Motivated Campaign to Censor Rush Limbaugh. Al Sharpton appeared
on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Monday night [1/31/2011] to once again demand that the federal government censor
Rush Limbaugh. As he always does, Sharpton couched his clear political agenda in the language of racial
righteousness. He cited Rush Limbaugh's satirical mocking of Chinese president Hu Jintao as evidence of
"why we must have standards" for radio and television broadcasters.
The Southern Poverty Law Center's
Unintelligence Report. According to the SPLC's 990 Form for 2008, the SPLC's Chief Trial Counsel Morris
Dees made a generous $348,420 that year. SPLC President and CEO Richard Cohen was right behind him at $344,490.
General Counsel Joseph Levin made $189,166. Legal director Rhonda Brownstein brought in $179,806; CFO Teenie
Hutchinson, $155,414. Potok pulled in $143,099. Former Chief Operating Officer Jeff Blancett made
$159,301 — that's right, the former COO. Who is funding this subversive and dangerous organization?
FEC Rules Against DNC/Jesse Jackson. The Federal Election Commission
announced [May 26, 2005] that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Democratic National Committee have been found guilty of violating federal election law.
Organizations Slam Law Center for Labeling Them 'Hate' Groups. Conservative groups and
lawmakers are firing back at the Southern Poverty Law Center for releasing a new report labeling some
mainstream conservative organizations as "hate groups" for their opposition to gay marriage. In its
latest report, the center added 18 "anti-gay groups" to its list of active hate organizations, including
Concerned Women for America, the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the National
Organization for Marriage.
The Wolves Who Cry Boy.
The Reverends Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jim Wallis, Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger insist racism
is alive and well in America. And they are right. All they need do is look in their respective
mirrors to see some of its most active proponents.
Out Race Exploiter Al Sharpton. [Al] Sharpton appeared on MSNBC with a panel of white
liberals discussing gun control. Speaking about gun violence in the black community, Sharpton
said, "There are no gun manufacturing plants in the black community." Wow, talk about passing
the buck. So according to Sharpton, black youths shooting each other, as always, is whitey's
fault. Evil gun manufacturers infiltrated the black community. Poor powerless simple
minded blacks, seduced by the shiny things, purchase their guns and use them on each other.
Incredibly, sycophant white liberal members of the MSNBC panel nodded in agreement with Sharpton.
Separated Themselves from America. For some reason, a majority of blacks don't choose to
participate in the American dream of unity and the founding principles. They are on a conflicting
mission, one that does not fit into the American dream. Their mission is the Obama message of social
justice, the Sharpton message, the Congressional Black Caucus message, the reparations message, the
affirmative action message, or whatever it is they are hearing from the Marxist left. Race has become a
worse divider of America than it was, under the victim mentality indoctrinated into the black population.
That is why disagreement with the Marxist black political agenda earns you a racist tag. It doesn't
have to be this way.
For FCC Action Against Rush Limbaugh. With Democrats holding a majority on the FCC's board, lefties
are salivating over a post-election opportunity to quietly impose a crackdown on free speech in talk radio.
There's little risk in approving a rule change during the holidays when few are paying attention and it can no longer
be raised as a campaign issue. Brazenly suggesting that Rush Limbaugh personally be targeted, the Reverend
Al Sharpton is most certainly on board with this idea. Listen as he pretends to support free speech, but
quickly imposes his own limits on what Limbaugh should be allowed to say.
Sharpton: Racist, Sexist Rush Limbaugh Should Be Canned by FCC. Brian Maloney at the Radio Equalizer
blog reported that the Rev. Al Sharpton used his radio show to accuse someone else of having a radio show with a
Do Blacks Still Buy The Government Plantation Lie? Blacks still by and large see government dependence as the
remedy rather than the disease, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. They still choose to listen to left wing
black political leadership and media who have careers in keeping it all going. Consider that it was welfare state
government policies that caused this economic collapse to begin with. And that it was community activist groups
claiming to represent the interests of minorities who lobbied for these policies.
If I have learned one thing from life, it is that race is the engine that drives the political Left. When
all else fails, that segment of America goes to the default position of using race to achieve its objectives.
In the courtrooms, on college campuses, and, most especially, in our politics, race is a central theme.
Where it does not naturally rise to the surface, there are those who will manufacture and amplify it.
the bigotry card: the aces have become jokers. Democrats who play the bigotry card do so
to appeal to minority voters, especially African Americans and Hispanics, and to preempt debate. They
are assisted by the left-leaning media, which incorporates suggestions of right-wing bigotry into their
Sharpton Hypocrisy. During his long career the Reverend has incited two anti-Semitic pogroms:
the Crown Heights riot and the firebombing of the Jewish-owned Freddy'a Fashion Mart in Harlem. Each of the
Sharpton-incited pogroms resulted in deaths, but now for some unknown reason Reverend Al believes he is the
caretaker of religious tolerance in the country, as well as the protector of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr's
legacy of peaceful protest.
secretary urged his employees to attend Sharpton's rally. President Obama's top education official
urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative
event on the Mall. "ED staff are invited to join Secretary Arne Duncan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and
other leaders on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the 'Reclaim the Dream' rally and march," began an internal
e-mail sent to more than 4,000 employees of the Department of Education on Wednesday [8/25/2010].
Anger Is About Racism — 'Fear of a White Minority'. Are you sick and tired of being
called a racist because you don't agree with Barack Obama's policies? If you are, you shouldn't read any
further, for Cynthia Tucker this weekend claimed the voter anger that threatens the Democrat majorities in the
House and the Senate is all a function of racism.
Charlie and Maxine: Race Peddlers.
To listen to Representatives Charlie Rangel of Harlem and Maxine Waters of Watts, one would think that Jim Crow laws
had returned and were in force in every state in the Union. If we oppose them, we are racists. If we
oppose President Obama's Socialist agenda, we're racists. If we want the Bush tax cuts to remain in place
so that our economy doesn't fall into the deep, like California in the midst of a 10.5 earthquake — we're
Rangel Causes Stir In Courtroom, Gets Reprimanded By Judge. Congressman Charles Rangel caused a stir in
court Friday [3/4/2011] while trying to lend his support for bail of Afrika Owes. Owes, 17, had been a student
at the prestigious Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Prosecutors say she was also a member of a drug gang that
terrorized 137th Street in Harlem.
Race War A'Comin'?
[Louis] Farrakhan is more hateful than other race agitators, hustlers, and shakedown artists like Jesse
Jackson or Al Sharpton. He is in concert with the Congressional Black Caucus, who slavishly support
communist regimes like Cuba and anti-American projects, who are angry at Whitey, but claim to be the conscience
of the Congress. I couldn't help but think, What would be the public outcry if there were all-white
cruises with David Duke, or the formation of a Congressional White Caucus? But blacks can't be racist
in the new order of things, can they?
Poverty Law Center is less diverse than the tea parties. One the most repulsive of the
hypocritical organizations on the left is the Southern Poverty Law Center, which constantly gins up
findings of what it calls "hate", and which has been critical of the tea party movement, including this
report titled "Rage on the Right." The SPLC is always fundraising to fight "hate," and so must keep
on manufacturing "hate" in order to alarm its donors.
Free Pass for Politically Correct Banks. As usual, our race-obsessed media has decided that
the larger story to be derived from the recent slew of ethics charges against Democrats is that the members
of Congress who have featured most prominently in the scandals, Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.) and Maxine Waters
(D., Calif.), were unfairly targeted because they are black. No one has produced any evidence to back
up this accusation, nor have those making it stepped up to defend Rangel or Waters. Instead, they've
insinuated that the ethical violations of white members are being ignored.
Obama Plays the Race Card . The
Obama Administration is playing the race card to win the November election and keep control of Congress.
The President who promised to "bring us together" acts now to fan the flames of racial division. As every
poll shows increasing disaffection among Obama 2008 voters, a desperate White House falls back on
Alinsky 101 — mobilize your supporters with a campaign of racial and class division
and demonize, divide, and demoralize the opposition.
New Racial Mess. A number of Americans want to know why — nearly a
half-century after the Civil Rights Act, affirmative action, and Great Society programs —
some national lobbying organizations still identify themselves by archaic tribal terms such as "colored
people" or "La Raza" ("the race") when it would be taboo for other groups to adopt such
Whitewashes Al Sharpton. A well-known "civil rights activist" made the cover of Newsweek, the
left-wing "news" magazine reportedly sold for its debt and $1. Based on this cover story, the buyer
LeBron James Was Treated Like a 'Runaway Slave' . Is NBA star LeBron James a victim of
racism? The Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks so. When James decided to leave his hometown team to
play elsewhere, the owner of his former team accused James, among other things, of "cowardly betrayal."
He felt jilted, and his team suddenly lost perhaps half its market value. Maybe before commenting the
owner should have taken a cold shower. Jackson, however, sees RACISM: "(The owner's) feelings of
betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave." "Runaway
slave"? The owner, Jackson implies, would have reacted differently — had James been white.
Living in the Past. [Scroll
down] If the nation's most prestigious civil rights organization and the nation's best-known civil rights
advocate have time for such [nonsense], things must be just swell in black America. In the old days,
civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King were busy with stuff like voting rights and integrating America's
schools and securing the rights of black Americans to eat at lunch counters and stay at decent hotels, just
like white folks. You know, important stuff! Now they're busy comparing a guy who makes hundreds
of millions of dollars a "slave" and smearing a movement because of a few bigots in the crowd. By that
standard, the NAACP should condemn itself.
turns on the diversity shakedown. In the Wall Street Journal Democrat Senator James Webb
attacks both the basis for "diversity" racial preferences and its negative impact, indicating it's time
to end these programs. He's proven himself a political opportunist. Talking a conservative
game to his constituents but voting lockstep with his party's far left agenda. So, it is clear
that he sees himself in some political trouble and recognizes this issue resonates with many voters
in his state.
Backpedaling at full speed:
Revs. Sharpton, Jackson
downplay tea party issue. The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton sought Wednesday [7/14/2010]
to steer attention away from an NAACP resolution condemning racism within the tea party movement, saying
focus should remain on jobs and an upcoming march in Washington.
To the followers of the Reverend, the Imam, and the Minister: ... [Louis] Farrakhan has long been associated
with anti-Semitic canards, and for most Americans, Farrakhan epitomizes racism of the basest type. Yet
in 2007, Barack Obama's former minister, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. of Chicago's Trinity United
Church of Christ, bestowed the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said "truly
epitomized greatness" — thus, a man who consistently denigrates the Holocaust is seen fit by
Obama's mentor to receive an award. Do you agree with him or not?
plays latest race card against tea party. Summertime, and the race cards are easy. The
Rev. Jesse Jackson has accused the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers of racism, for treating multigazillionaire
basketball star LeBron James as a "runaway slave." This is the same James who will become his own billion-dollar
marketing franchise in South Beach. If only slavery were so sweet. ... Jackson spent decades crying racism,
even when there wasn't any, and sometimes leveraged the race card for his benefit. That boycott against a
beer company that ended with a beer distributorship for his sons sure was a beauty, wasn't it? It's taken
years, but Americans have finally tuned Jackson out.
Hostility. This, as compared to the nation I saw in the 1950s, is not a racist country.
The time has come to stop being intimidated by racial rhetoric and guilt for the past. The generations
upon whose shoulders the guilt rests have since passed into the mists of history. Those alive today,
black and white, are the ones who made the enormous advances in civil rights possible. It is a matter
of immense pride and accomplishment. Do not allow others to take it away from you.
Blackmail: Maxine Waters Hammers NBC Over Minority Hiring. There's something absurdly
satisfying about watching leftists attack other leftists using leftist tactics. NBC is just now
discovering that their ObamaVision push last year coupled with their obtuse propaganda arm over at NBC News
and MSNBC made them the perfect target for a racial demagogue like Rep. Maxine Waters. NBC bending over
when it comes to all things PC and Obama probably had them under the mistaken impression that their
appeasement would satisfy Leftist Bullies like Waters, when all it really does is invite more bullying.
Oil Crisis: Questions for Spike Lee and Kanye West. I wonder when Spike Lee is going to
make a film about the oil spill like the one he did about Katrina, with the underlying theme being that New
Orleans was abandoned by the essentially racist federal government led by President Bush. I also wonder
when we'll hear from Kanye West, who raged on national television that "George Bush doesn't care about black
The Real Reason the Left
Loves Illegals. The history of the left in this country is a history of division. Whatever
conflict was current — labor vs. management, class vs. class, race vs. race — there you'd
find the left, stirring things up in order to derive as much political benefit as possible. A workable
democratic system demands a willingness to seek consensus and engage in compromise. The left prefers
Balkanization and permanent conflict.
Bill Maher's 'Black' President.
[Scroll down] It is the liberal media machine which ignores intellectual blacks like Thomas Sowell
or Walter Williams and elevates racial hucksters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to the level of "community
spokesmen." It is our leftist-dominated entertainment complex which continues to glorify black low-lifes
and gang-bangers in music and on film. It is the liberal academics who continue to insist that America
is a fundamentally racist nation, and that "reparation" must be made to peole who never experienced slavery
by people who never engaged in it.
Arizona/America. Obama and the liberal mainstream media apparently couldn't care less about
the national racial tension and violence fueled by their irresponsible distortion of the Arizona law.
This is the Al Sharpton and Tawana Brawley Hoax all over again. Only this time, it is the President
of the United States spreading lies and fueling the flames of racial hatred.
Lewis Arrested at Immigration Protest. It's only a trespassing charge, but there is something
really gratifying about seeing the corrupt, race-baiting Bertha Lewis being led away in handcuffs.
Sharpton's Race Card Mocks Civil Rights.
The joker in the deck came to Arizona last week to play the race card. The Rev. Al Sharpton, looking
sporting in an orange Steve Nash #13 Los Sons jersey, led a small crowd of marchers to the Capitol building in
Phoenix, upset that the majority of Arizonans support the state's illegal immigration enforcement law.
New Flavor, Same Race Hustler. Even
as the Rev. Al Sharpton is being touted as the Obama Administration's latest — and increasingly
connected — ally on race relations, some are wondering if his presence on the scene of the Arizona
immigration debate is hurting more than helping as heated battle lines over the state's tough new law are drawn...
march vs. SB 1070. Invoking the image of the civil-rights movement of a half-century ago, the
Rev. Al Sharpton promised Wednesday to re-create it in Arizona if a new immigration law takes effect, filling
the jails here with protesters engaged in civil disobedience.
Is Obama fomenting
a race war? President Obama is inciting racial division. He rightly fears that the
Democrats will suffer huge losses in November's midterm congressional elections. Republicans are within
reach of retaking control of the House of Representatives. Even the Senate may be in play. His
party's grip on power is threatened — and with it, Mr. Obama's radical socialist agenda. Fear
breeds desperation. Hence, Mr. Obama is resorting to the worst kind of demagoguery: playing the
race card. In a video to Democrats, the president embraced identity politics; black, Hispanic and female
voters are to be courted at the expense of white middle-class America.
President Obama has been denouncing Republicans who purportedly "exploited for political purposes" the issue of
illegal immigration. He also has denigrated Arizona's new illegal-alien law for threatening "to undermine
basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans." All this overheated rhetoric exposes Mr. Obama as
the one who is cynically manipulating racial tensions for political purposes.
The Arizona Uproar.
Last Friday [4/23/2010], Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB1070, making it a crime to be in the state
illegally and requiring cops, where "reasonable suspicion" exists, to determine a person's legal status.
Rev. Al Sharpton is promising to come to Arizona to march, the New York Times says that the state has gone
"off the deep end," and the Nazi references are flying.
Joe Arpaio and Al Sharpton's immigration road
show. The national debate over immigration is being framed by a deeply personal and long-running
argument between two of its most polarizing figures: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Reverend
Race and the Tea
Parties. Opponents of the popular expression of conservative opposition to big government —
the tea-party movement — regularly note that tea partiers are overwhelmingly white. This is
intended to disqualify the tea parties from serious moral consideration. But there are two other facts
that are far more troubling: The first is the observation itself. The fact that the Left believes
that the preponderance of whites among tea partiers invalidates the tea-party movement tells us much more
about the Left than it does about the tea partiers.
Obama's racial appeal.
President Obama is transforming from being the "post-racial" to the most racial president. ... The historic
first black president of the United States should be more cautious than to explicitly call for race-based
support. Such a frank appeal seeking to exploit ethnic and gender divisions reinforces the suspicion
that Mr. Obama and his party do not represent the whole country.
The left-wing propaganda machine:
Too many blacks have become pawns of leftist politics; pawns in a game that will only enslave them. They
are a captive audience to the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Franken, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton and others who
exploit blacks for their own personal and monetary gain.
Black Caucus to meet, plot its strategy for Supreme Court nod. The Congressional Black Caucus plans to
meet this week to plot its strategy for the upcoming Supreme Court nomination. Caucus chairwoman Rep. Barbara
Lee (D-Calif.) has urged President Barack Obama to consider a minority or woman candidate to replace the retiring
Justice John Paul Stevens. In a statement earlier this month, Lee said it was "essential that President Obama
consider gender and ethnic diversity on the high court in an increasingly diverse America."
The Editor says...
If a white male Congressman had made corresponding demands, based on gender and race, he would be
called a bigot. Tell me why that label should not be applied to Rep. Barbara Lee.
Harm. If I have learned one thing from life, it is that race is the engine that drives the political
Left. When all else fails, that segment of America goes to the default position of using race to achieve
its objectives. In the courtrooms, on college campuses, and, most especially, in our politics, race is a
central theme. Where it does not naturally rise to the surface, there are those who will manufacture and
Who is Really Motivated
by Race? The election of a black person to the office of the American presidency has all but revoked
"the Race Card" as a credible tactical device for leftists to employ in overcoming impediments to their agenda.
And the election of this black person, a Black racialist who has spent nearly his entire life harboring what
may aptly be called an animus toward whites, has given "the Tea Partiers" and their supporters a perhaps
unprecedented opportunity to respond to the unfair charges of "racism" to which they have been subjected by Obama
and his polemicists in the media with an invitation, an invitation to a dialogue that is long overdue: a
genuinely honest, open discussion of race and "racism."
compare Arizona immigration law to Nazi Germany and Jim Crow. New York activists, including the Rev.
Al Sharpton, compared Arizona's new immigration law to apartheid, Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South — and
vowed to shut it down with mass protests. "We will bring Freedom Walkers to Arizona just like Freedom Riders
went to the deep south 50 years ago," Sharpton said yesterday [4/25/2010].
time to play the race card. [Scroll down] Barack Obama wants to join the sordid ranks of the race
hustlers, like the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, if not necessarily the race baiters. Maybe there's only
a small distinction between hustling and baiting, but once the toxic stuff is let loose, it doesn't matter what you
Leftist Race Baiting in
Virginia. The Left's unconscionable and shameful race baiting continues, and for rankly
partisan political purposes. First there was the attempt to depict the Tea Party movement as racist.
The lack of absolutely any evidence whatsoever to support this noxious charge didn't deter the rabid Left,
Michael Steele's House of
Race Cards. If the chairman of the Democratic National Committee had suggested that Republicans
were being unfairly critical of their national chairman because he is black, Republican Party officials would
swiftly demand an apology. Some surely would call for his resignation. But when their own chairman
suggests precisely that, he is met with silence.
Plans to File Complaint Against Anti-Obama Doctor. An outspoken U.S. congressman is planning
to file a complaint against the central Florida urologist who posted a sign on his office door warning
supporters of President Obama to find a different doctor.
Cooper Takes On Alan Grayson Over Doctor's Anti-Obama Sign. It was by no means surprising to
see Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) come down harshly on the Florida doctor who posted a sign in his office telling
Obama supporters to seek care elsewhere. What was somewhat shocking was seeing CNN's Anderson Cooper
take on Grayson Friday evening [4/2/2010] when the Congressman accused Dr. Jack Cassell of being racist.
Doctor shooing away Obama backers will deny treatment to blacks. A doctor who posted a
sign at his practice asking Obama supporters to seek care "elsewhere" will end up denying service to
many African Americans, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said Friday [4/2/2010].
Cassell: Hero. Jack Cassell is too much for some people. He's the Florida doctor
who told his patients to go elsewhere for treatment if they voted for Obama. The message posted on his
office door: "If you voted for Obama, seek urological care elsewhere. Changes to your health
begin right now, not in four years." It didn't take long for Cassell's Congressman, Rep. Alan
Grayson, a Democrat, to say that he smelled racism.
of Tea Partiers Backfires. To recap, [Keith] Olbermann, a white liberal, claimed that the
Tea Party movement was racist against black people. This racism accounts for Obama's failures and
declining popularity, he suggested. As proof, he cited racism that he said lurked in the souls of
every white person, including his own. Racism is everywhere, Olbermann said, apparently seriously.
Black Dem Race
Exploiters Trash Tea Party. So, I am on the Tea Party Express bus traveling to our next rally
in Omaha, NE when the faces of black Democrats Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangel appear on TV on the Fox News
Channel. Both were saying racism was at the core of the Tea Party protesters' disagreement with
Obama. ... These two race exploiters are calling the Tea Party protesters racist. Meanwhile,
I am a black performer/activist traveling on my third national Tea Party Express tour.
Will Al Sharpton Collect the $10,000 Breitbart Racial Invective Video Prize? There is
$10,000 just waiting to be picked up by Al Sharpton. That is the prize money that Andrew Breitbart has
offered to anyone who can reveal a video of Tea Party protestors in Washington, D.C. on March 20 who
supposedly screamed the N-word at Congressman John Lewis.
Charles Rangel likens conservative foes of health care reform to racist foes of civil rights.
Scandal-plagued Rep. Charles Rangel, long a target of the right, fired back Wednesday at conservative
opponents of health care — likening them to racist foes of civil rights. Noting that he had
been "cursed at and spat at" in the South in the '60s — as some Democratic congressmen say they
were last week by anti-health care activists — Rangel said the similarities to Tea Party backers
It's Time For the Black Caucus Race Hustlers to Apologize.
On Saturday March 20th the leftist media reported what they described as a horrible story from their
sources at the conservative-hating Huffington Post. ... At least one report said that it was "a chorus" of
racist hatred. Another report said the Congressional members heard the n-word at least 15 times.
Reporters from ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News, (including Bill O'Reilly), MSNBC, and so on, repeated this horrible
story. Unfortunately, it was a fake. The media had no evidence... Nothing. As the story was
a complete fabrication. It was totally made up.
Tea Partiers as racist reflects decades-old liberal strategy. A prominent black Republican
said attempts to label Tea Partiers as racists reflects a decades-long strategy by liberals to play the
race card to discredit opponents. "It is a strategy that has been used for the last 50 years by
the left to create an image that they can exploit and that they can use to marginalize a movement they
dislike," said Kenneth Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state and candidate for RNC chairman.
What is the
Center for Responsible Lending? [Scroll down] Redlining is a scarlet letter banks are desperate
to avoid having pinned on them so they go out of their way to appease the various anti-capitalist shakedown groups
including but not limited to National Council of La Raza, ACORN, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America
(NACA), Greenlining Institute, National Action Network (Al Sharpton), and Rainbow/PUSH Coalition (Jesse Jackson).
At the same time as the Center scolds banks that supposedly don't lend enough money in poor communities, it also
excoriates lenders it considers to be involved in so-called predatory lending.
Partner: Al Sharpton. With his wavy bouffant and medallion necklaces, the Rev.
Al Sharpton famously confronted government officials on behalf of black Americans. Now he has found a
new role: telling black leaders to quiet their criticisms and give the government a chance.
Now he tells us.
American Public Overwhelmingly Voted for Socialism When They Elected President Obama'. Some
of the American people probably thought they were voting for hope and change when they voted for President
Barack Obama on Nov. 4, 2008. But according to Rev. Al Sharpton, they were voting for socialism.
a real 'Black Agenda'. [Scroll down] The question I've been asking since this brouhaha
became public is just who gets to determine what the black agenda is anyway? I'd bet good money that
[Tavis] Smiley and [Al] Sharpton think they each are. But if you ask 10 different black Americans what a
so-called "black agenda" should consist of, you might get 10 different answers.
ACORN wannabe group in financial trouble. The Rev. Al Sharpton's community organizing group is in
desperate financial straits, new research suggests. The left-wing National Action Network Inc., headquartered
in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, owes at least $1,556,059 in federal taxes and $108,489 in New York
taxes, according to the Nexis tax liens database.
It's the Culture, Stupid.
[Scroll down] With blacks overrepresented among single parent families — by 1993, 57 percent of
black children were growing up in a single-parent household, as compared to 21 percent of white
children — white homeownership rates inevitably outstripped those for black homeownership. In the
early 1990s, that gap was at least 25 percentage points, typically around 70 percent for whites
and in the low 40s for blacks. The Clintons and their allies, however, refused to acknowledge family
breakdown as a problem, let alone as an explanation for the disparity in homeownership rates. Their
preferred explanation for just about everything unpleasant was the inevitable "racism."
Dare to Ignore Race.
Do-gooders have been striving for decades to combat racism through legislation and other policies that outlaw
discrimination based upon race. These policies have spawned an industry within and outside of government that
has institutionalized the identification, study, and analysis of race. This industry feeds upon the existence
of racism to justify even more discussion, funding, and study of racism. It's a self-empowering merry-go-round.
The lucrative business of
racism. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who give themselves
the ludicrous title of Reverend, have the unmitigated gall to proclaim that [Rush] Limbaugh is a polarizing figure in
the country. This from a couple of race hustlers who have been living large for several decades with no visible
means of support except for the "donations" they received from corporations they've threatened with not so subtle
methods of extortion.
The Fraud of Progressive
Nobility: Forty years of Great Society-inspired welfarism have brought a 70 percent illegitimate
birthrate among Blacks — a 218 percent explosion since the LBJ years. The non-Hispanic white
illegitimacy rate hovers below 12 percent. Amid a finger-pointing blame fest, "minority advocates"
still supply the crutches on which minorities lean. For instance, affirmative action strengthens the
haplessness in "protected classes" that motivated liberals to "protect" those classes in the first place.
Jesse Jackson Sr. Denies His Own Involvement Shaking Down the Banks.
At a speech at Claremont McKenna to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in mid-January, the subject of Jesse Jackson
Sr.'s new ire was the "banksters" — Wall Street fat cats, who are causing all of our problems.
Naturally, Jackson ignored his own role in housing crisis.
As Spokesperson for Black
America, Al Sharpton...You're fired! Who died and made Sharpton and Jackson the official spokespersons
for black America? The fact that the media consults these guys to speak for black America is racist.
Are we a tribe? Are they our chiefs?
vocabulary, &c.. In the old days, Reid would have run to Jackson for absolution, as white politicians
were always doing. Seeing Jackson, or calling him, was the equivalent of going to black Americans at large.
No longer, which is gratifying. Did Reid seek out Jackson, for his absolution? Not that I noticed.
He did, however, seek out Al Sharpton — which must have really stuck in Jackson's craw, and
What Is 'Social Justice' Anyway?
From Sharpton to Wright, social justice has come to mean redressing the wrongs of the past in the form of government
benefits or reparations. The expression has a hint of retribution as in "you owe us." In actuality, the
words haven't any real meaning. There are always those who grieve, and as long as the government attempts to
satisfy those with a gripe, the plaintive cry for social justice will have irresistible appeal.
Jackson: 'You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man'. The Rev.
Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night criticized Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) for voting against the Democrats'
signature healthcare bill. "We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill," Jackson said at a
reception Wednesday night [11/18/2009]. "You can't vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man."
Obama links civil rights and health care.
President Barack Obama used a dinner-time address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to make an impassioned
plea for health care reform, placing it in the tradition of the civil rights struggle.
the Table: Health Care and the Race Card. Democrats — frustrated by the public's
resistance to their grand scheme to federalize health care and desperate to discredit legitimate opposition by
changing the terms of the debate — are pounding the table, invoking allegations of racism as the
motivation for the opposition. The notion that a subversive racist element is behind the growing
disapproval of President Obama's domestic policy agenda is absurd.
student in danger for disagreeing with Obama. A high percentage of Americans believed race
relations would improve with the election of America's first black president. Today, that percentage
has dropped dramatically. Could it be because the Obama administration, at every turn, has shamelessly
exploited race to further its agenda? The message of the liberal media/Obama administration tag team
comes across loud and clear. If you disagree with Obama, we will brand you a racist and we will hurt you.
Joe Wilson's War. The
reaction to the congressman's outburst shows what happens when you judge this president by the content of his
character. In a post-racial presidency, charges of racism are the new last refuge of scoundrels.
Color Me Racist. If
you oppose government-run healthcare, you are racist. Welcome to Obama-world. It's now official. I'm
a racist. No less than a former president of the United States has declared that if I oppose the takeover
of 17% of our economy under the guise of health care reform, I hate black people.
of a Slur. Are Obama's critics really racists? It is a serious charge. If true, it means
the hope of a color-blind society is essentially over after a half-century of civil-rights progress. If false,
it means that we have institutionalized vicious smears as legitimate political tactics — and, in the
process, discredited the entire dialogue that surrounds racial prejudice. How do we determine the
accuracy of the "racism" charges?
Criticism Is Racism.
Sadly, it's not enough to expect that people who level the racism charge at least try to back it up. The
claim is no longer about facts, but about silencing or discrediting critics. The evidence suggests that
the right should expect this slanderous strategy to continue as long as Obama is in office.
Democrats see race factor for Barack Obama
foes. Eight months into Barack Obama's presidency, as criticism of his administration seems to
reach new levels of volume and intensity each week, the whispers among some of his allies are growing louder:
That those who loathe the nation's first African-American president, and especially those who would deny his
citizenship, are driven at least in part by racism.
about Obama the victim.
Jimmy Carter, the
Jew-hater who cried racist. America's worst ex-president Jimmy Carter made a ridiculous charge
on Tuesday that Joe Wilson's outburst was "based on racism" and, more broadly, that "an overwhelming portion
of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black
man." It's ironic that a man who has such hate in his heart would call other people racists.
cries of racism are both wrong and destructive. Failed President and presumptuous fool that he
is, Jimmy Carter has looked into the heart of America and discovered racism among those who most strenuously
oppose the nation's first black occupant of the White House. Carter's diagnosis of prejudice in the
anti-Obama fevers was both an insult to the public and a damaging blow to rational debate over the hugely
contentious agenda that the President is seeking to advance.
about Jimmy Carter.
How To Find Millions of
Racists: How do you create millions of white racists? I have a theory. I say you can
do it by accusing a few million white folks who are not racists and just continue to accuse them of being
racists on a daily basis. Keep doing it day after day and week after week, and pretty soon you might
just have what you want.
Policy, not race,
drives Obama foes. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said in an interview that rising opposition
to President Obama's free-spending policies has nothing to do with race... "All through my political
career, when the Democrats are losing the argument, they try to make the issue race. The issue's left
and right, it's not black and white," the Republican governor said in an interview with editors and reporters
Thursday [9/17/2009] at The Washington Times. "This administration and this Congress have attempted the
biggest lurch to the left of any administration in American history."
Box Full of Race Bait. Of all the poisonous, ugly and intellectually vapid controversies ginned
up in my lifetime, the current breakout of St. Vitus' Dance over the "racist" opposition to Barack Obama may
be the most egregious. Al Sharpton tells CNN's Larry King that decent and racially sensitive Americans
shouldn't let a small minority make health care into a "racial issue."
Liberal Hate Speech. Have you
ever wondered why Barrack Obama never brings up Martin Luther King's speech where Doctor King speaks of racial
equality? The reason is that that speech calls for all races to treat each other with respect.
Doctor King would have refused to pass any program such as Affirmative Action because he would have considered
that program racist based on its discrimination for skin color. Dr. King had no interest in
punishing the innocent for the crimes of the guilty and he would be outraged over the actions of hucksters
such as Jesse Jacksone, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright and Van Jones.
some explaining to do... Obama is not scary, just disappointing. … His candidacy kindled
hope that he might bring down the curtain on the long-running and intensely boring melodrama "Forever
Selma," starring Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. It was hoped Obama would be impatient with the
ritualized choreography of synthetic indignation that degrades racial discourse.
Why Stupid Is as
Stupid Does. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow-Push Coalition, and the rest of the industry of outrage that make
a living off of spreading such a victimhood mentality in their communities have been doing it for years. To be
very honest its one of the reasons newly immigrated blacks from Africa or the Caribbean have a very hard time fitting
in to such communities. As immigrants they see the opportunities in front of them as blessings and they cannot
comprehend why some domestic, multi-generational black Americans won't seize them. Victimhood is a state of
mind first and foremost. Overcoming the barriers that keeps one down is exceedingly liberating. But on
Chicago's south side, fellow African Americans make large sums of money convincing some that they must remain
angry, suspicious, and sadly — victims.
A Teachable Moment Indeed.
Obama helped teach us some things all right, but he ain't gonna be happy with what we have learned. ... Perhaps most
importantly, we have gotten a clearer picture of what the American race industry is all about. The
deconstruction of the reputation of their most visible representative, Henry Louis Gates, nears completion.
in Al Sharpton World. Only Al Sharpton could consider a $285,000 Federal Election Commission
fine — one of the heftiest such penalties ever — a "vindication." That's because
the FEC originally sought to hit him for a cool half-million for financial sleight-of-hand arising from
his 2004 presidential campaign.
Picture of Barack Obama: Anti-Americanism
has been standard fare in American politics
since the 1960s, including among several African-American civil-rights leaders, but has been rhetorically
bludgeoned to silence by its most artful practitioners, such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
along comes the real deal, a raving, dyed-in-the-wool, hate-speech spewing anti-American in the form of
Reverend Jeremiah Wright, whose diatribes no doubt took many Americans by surprise.
Al Sharpton wants FCC to investigate News Corporation. Critics are still turning up the heat on the New York
Post, directing their venom now at the embattled newspaper's parent company. The Rev. Al Sharpton and several city
councilmembers — riled up over purportedly racist cartoon — are asking the Federal Communications
Commission to yank a waiver allowing News Corp. to run two newspapers and two TV stations in the city.
Al Sharpton: Michael Jackson made Barack Obama
president. Speaking at Michael Jackson's memorial service Tuesday, the Rev. Al Sharpton gave the entertainer
credit for creating an environment in which Barack Obama could be elected president. "It was Michael Jackson that
brought blacks and whites and Asians and Latinos together. It was Michael Jackson that made us sing 'we are the
world,'" said Sharpton.
Deification of Jackson as
creepy as he was. Rev. Al Sharpton complained about "a disrespectful double standard" in news coverage of
[Michael] Jackson's death and entertainers like Elvis and Frank Sinatra. "You have had other entertainers that have
had issues in their life," Sharpton said the other day, before presiding over Tuesday's memorial variety show. "You
[reporters] did not degrade and denigrate them. Michael was no freak, he was a genius." ... The thing is, Frank and
Elvis and other superstars like James Brown didn't sleep with little boys.
Sharpton Show: Did Sarah Palin do something to Michael Jackson? Yesterday, NewsReal Blog was obliged to
revisit Al Sharpton's history of disturbing, not to mention felonious, activities — none of which has
prevented him from becoming and remaining one of the most famous men in American public life. Most recently,
of course, he wasted no time insinuating himself into the coverage surrounding Michael Jackson's death; as reported
here, Sharpton used his eulogy of Jackson to deliver another of his screeds against "racist" white America which
was dutifully broadcast, without criticism, by the major television networks to an audience of millions.
Reasons I'm Already Tired of the Obama Era: [#13] Despite the fact that America just
conclusively proved it's not a racist nation by electing the first black President, race hustling bottom
feeders like Al Sharpton and Julian Bond are making ridiculous charges of racism over an obviously non-racial
cartoon. I thought the implicit promise of the Left was that electing Obama would put the race hustlers
out of business?
not accepted: Sharpton not satisfied. The Rev. Al Sharpton was still not satisfied
Tuesday [2/24/2009] after New York Post owner Rupert Murdoch issued an unprecedented personal apology
over a controversial cartoon that was branded racist.
John Lewis's Race Grenade:
Georgia Democrat John Lewis was a brave civil-rights leader, but that doesn't give him moral license to fan
racial tensions today. Yet that's precisely what he did on Saturday by suggesting that John McCain and
Sarah Palin were inciting violence a la segregationist George Wallace. By raising questions about Barack
Obama's relationship with terror-bomber William Ayers, the Republicans are "sowing the seeds of hatred and
division," Mr. Lewis said.
Obama's Gospel of Envy:
"In April 2004, Barack Obama told a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times that he had three spiritual mentors or
counselors: Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks and Father Michael Pfleger," writes Christopher Hitchens, adding
that "the national civil rights pulpit is largely occupied by second-rate shakedown artists who hope to
franchise 'race talk' into a fat living for themselves."
Mainstreaming Demagoguery: Al Sharpton's Rise to
Respectability, Part 1. Since the mid 1980s Reverend Al Sharpton, known to friends and allies as "the Rev,"
has been a fixture in American public life. His calling is "justice." Unfortunately, he defines the term in
ways that defy common sense and moral integrity. As a preacher, politician and media manipulator, he stokes the fury
of black audiences prone to viewing reality through a lens of black victimhood at the hands of white victimizers.
Through his Harlem-based nonprofit organization, National Action Network (NAN), Sharpton relentlessly plays offense against
any person or organization he believes has perpetrated, or turned a blind eye from, injustices against blacks.
Mainstreaming Demagoguery: Al Sharpton's Rise to
Respectability, Part 2. It may well be that Sharpton positively radiates charm. But that doesn't exempt
him from public scrutiny. As the late Left-leaning New York journalist, Jack Newfield, cautioned several years earlier,
Sharpton is "dangerous because he is so likable." Al Sharpton's image as a dynamic and noble visionary inevitably runs
up against his track record. Well meaning institutional supporters want to believe the best about him. But
self-delusion has come at a high price. The laudatory speeches and dollars are bad for the benefactors —
and even worse for our country. It is way overdue for the celebration, and the subsidies, to end.
Could Obama's rise signal the
end of black victimology? Victimology, in the view of black writer John McWhorter,
is the theory that (1) African-Americans are continuing victims of racism and discrimination,
and (2) their progress consequently depends chiefly on acts of repentant benevolence by whites — in
the extreme case, reparations for slavery. Jesse Jackson is the best-known victimologist, but far
from the only one. They all must experience acute ambivalence as they view Senator Obama.
Jackson Sued Over
No-Show. Want to book Jesse Jackson for a speech? Make sure you have $75,000 and a
private jet available. That's what the reverend charged for a late-2007 speech in Trinidad, but
then never showed for the appearance, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in Chicago.
eloquent tears. Was Rev. Jesse Jackson crying tears of joy at President-elect Barack Obama's victory
celebration in Grant Park? Or was the civil rights leader weeping in regret that he might now be out of a
job? Caught by television cameras, Jackson's tears spoke volumes. It is important to remember that
Jackson helped to pave the way for Obama. But, like some other old-school leaders, Jackson has been slow
to recognize when to step out of the way.
Congressmen Declare Racism In Palin's Rhetoric. As the McCain campaign ratchets up the
intensity of its attacks on Barack Obama, some black elected officials are calling the tactics
desperate, unseemly and racist.
Why Jesse Jackson Hates
Obama: If I have often criticized Mr. Jackson, I have also, reservedly, admired him. He is a late
20th century outcropping of a profoundly American archetype: the self-invented man who comes from nothing and,
out of sheer force of personality, imposes himself on the American consciousness. If he never reached the
greatness to which he aspired, he nevertheless did honor to the enduring American tradition of bold and unapologetic
Re: Jesse Jackson.
It's barely news that Jesse Jackson shares political convictions with Mahmoud Ahamdinejad. It was almost
25 years ago that Jackson called New York City "hymietown," and said he's "sick and tired of hearing
about the Holocaust," that "Zionism is a kind of poisonous weed that is choking Judaism," and there are "very
few Jewish reporters that have the capacity to be objective about Arab affairs."
Jackson eclipsed in
the age of Obama. The rise of Barack Obama and a surge of young leaders in the civil rights movement
are raising questions about how big a somebody Jackson really is these days. It is a perplexing transition
not just for Jackson but for the civil rights movement too. For both, the challenge will be to remain central
to politics in this country even as Obama's nomination for president next week prompts many Americans to believe
the major goals of the civil rights movement have been achieved. Jackson will have none of such talk.
Financial Affirmative Action:
After [the Community Reinvestment Act] came into effect, Saul Alinsky-inspired "community organizer" groups such as
Greenlining, ACORN, and National Council of La Raza got into the shakedown business. They preach the hateful
class-warfare rhetoric of their fellow community organizers Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Michael
Pfleger. They rage against capitalism and demand crushing taxes and aggressive wealth redistribution programs.
They demand more government spending on social programs, a higher minimum wage, and gun control.
Liberal Meltdown. The Jacksons
and Sharptons of the world who have spent their lives preaching racism are also in melt down stage. With
the nomination of Obama, racism is in the process of becoming a hard sell, even the silent 'institutional
racism' that has been in vogue these last few years. How will the race hustlers raise funds without genuine
Blitz Puts Heat On Al. The probe into the Rev. Al Sharpton's finances intensified this week, with
the IRS sending out a flurry of subpoenas to his most generous corporate donors, The Post has learned. Anheuser-Busch,
the brewer of Budweiser and Michelob, confirmed yesterday that it received a federal subpoena in connection to
its charitable giving to Sharpton's National Action Network.
Rev. Al Under
the Radar. The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network has 36 chapters across the country but
has mostly failed to register in states that require nonprofits to file public records, The Post has learned.
Only two chapters, those in Washington state and Nevada, have registered with the appropriate agency.
Accuses Rep. Alcee Hastings of Threatening His Life. Congressman Hastings is not known for
being a particularly well-balanced individual. As a federal judge he was impeached and removed from
office for bribery and perjury by Congress, and was most recently in the news for saying of Sarah Palin,
"Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks."
and Jackson: Biggest Losers in Iowa, New Hampshire, and.... On the night of the Iowa Caucus,
George F. Will, syndicated columnist, appeared on CNN, stating that Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson were
the biggest losers in Iowa. Will and others were remarking that the Obama campaign signals the end of
purely race-based politics. I was shocked by the boldness of the statement. Will seemed to believe
that the days of black candidates only receiving votes from other blacks is over.
Barks, but Does He Still Have Bite? [Scroll down] If anything, Mr. Obama seems likely
to gain political dividends from Mr. Jackson's vulgar criticism of him for, as Mr. Jackson put it, "talking
down to black people" in speeches about the responsibilities of absent black fathers.
End of the
Reverend. For whatever reason, Jackson went "nuts" on Obama — perhaps because he believes
that Obama is talking down to black people, because he's jealous that he's yesterday and Obama is today
and maybe (let's hope not) tomorrow. Jackson showed a nasty streak to add to the irresponsible,
divisive, hyperbolic nature we've known about for years.
How much player-hate can
fester in one man's heart? Apparently, quite a lot if you're the Windy City's World-Class Windbag. Jesse
Jackson has spent his entire life in love with the microphone. He knows them intimately. He's such an aficionado
of the mike that Detroit's beloved late mayor, Coleman Young, dismissed one of Jackson's failed vanity bids for the
presidency by noting that "all he's ever run is his mouth."
Manipulating the Media for
Obama. Thanks to Matt Drudge, Jesse Jackson's disparaging comments about Barack Obama have
become national news. Who benefits? Obama. It makes Obama look like a moderate, compared
to the disgraced, discredited and venomous Jackson. But this doesn't mean, by any stretch of the
imagination, that Jackson, a failed black presidential candidate, will cease to be a national black
"leader" and spokesman. Remember this is a "Reverend" who has survived the embarrassment of
fathering a child out of wedlock.
Freddie, Fannie Funded Jesse Jackson's Pet
Projects. Mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have come under fire for making contributions to
programs headed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson at a time when their own survival is at stake. Peter Flaherty, founder
and president of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), told Cybercast News Service that the gifts
to Jackson were "clearly inappropriate" and "extremely controversial."
The civil rights
shakedown: myth or reality? Al Sharpton is making headlines again, but it's not for one of his
crusades. Instead, Mr. Sharpton, his National Action Network (NAN) and several major corporations that have
donated to NAN have been subpoenaed in recent months by federal investigators. While Mr. Sharpton's attorneys
reported Tuesday [7/29/2008] that the criminal probe over millions of dollars supposedly owed in taxes by Mr.
Sharpton and NAN has been dropped in lieu of civil action by the IRS, federal authorities remain tight-lipped
over the status of any investigations.
Lawsuit Eyed by Sharpton Over Florida. Rev. Sharpton is
traveling to Florida today [3/10/2008] to compile lists of residents who skipped the January contest because they thought
their votes would not count. He plans to have those residents sign affidavits saying they would be disenfranchised by
the seating of the Florida delegation, in the event the Democratic Party allowed that to happen.
detour. Cycles of outrage and apology distract blacks from confronting many big, chronic
of the struggle. While not every vestige of racial discrimination has been eliminated,
it is nowhere near the barrier it was yesteryear, but you'd think discrimination is everywhere
listening to some of today's black politicians and civil rights leaders.
Sues ACORN and Rendell Appointee. The ACORN allegation of "voter suppression" comes in the
wake of a controversial remark by Pennsylvania Democrat Congressman John Murtha of Johnstown in Western
Pennsylvania in which Murtha painted his own constituents as racist, telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
in an interview that "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area." Murtha later
Democrats playing the guilt card
again. As polls showed the presidential contest tightening up early last week, worried
Democrats began flogging the Americans-are-racists theme more openly than ever. John Murtha, the
white Johnstown congressman, made the accusation local, while Deval Patrick, the Democratic, African-American
governor of Massachusetts, used a campaign stop in Pittsburgh to make it international.
Texas County Official Sees Race in Term 'Black
Hole'. What do "black hole," "angel food cake," and "devil's food cake" have in common? They're all
racist terms, says a Dallas County, Texas, official.
Conyers. At this point, Conyers' shameless second-guessing — not to mention his insinuation that
the shooting speaks to broader problems within the NYPD — says a lot more about his own agenda than anything
about the state of policing in New York City.
Records show Sharpton owes nearly $1.5M.
Since the late 1990s, his civil rights group has grown from a small outfit, with a few hundred thousand dollars in annual revenue,
to an organization that now routinely takes in $1 million to $2 million per year, thanks partly to corporate support.
Donors have included beer giant Anheuser-Busch, which gave more than $100,000 last year, and Forest City Ratner, a real
estate development company that courted black leaders for support of a plan to build an NBA arena in Brooklyn.
The Editor says...
Sounds like a shakedown to me: The implication is that the arena construction site will be picketed
unless somebody gives a lot of money to Al Sharpton. More information about public money being spent
on sports stadiums and arenas can be found
on this page.
Sharpton campaign owes US nearly $500,000. Federal auditors have concluded the
Rev. Al Sharpton's 2004 campaign owes the government nearly $500,000 for illegal donations and
other financial improprieties. Sharpton has been feuding with the Federal Election Commission
for years over his accounting in his failed run for president, for which he received $100,000 in
so-called government matching funds that authorities later concluded he did not deserve because
he hadn't followed campaign laws.
Al Soaks Up Boycott Bucks. Almost 50 companies — including PepsiCo, General Motors,
Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase — and some labor unions
sponsored Sharpton's National Action Network annual conference in April. Terrified of negative publicity,
fearful of a consumer boycott or eager to make nice with the civil-rights activist, CEOs write checks, critics
say, to NAN and Sharpton — who brandishes the buying power of African-American consumers. In
some cases, they hire him as a consultant.
Facing Federal Probes, Sharpton Hires Ex-Prosecutor.
Reverend Al Sharpton is fighting back against government probes of his charity's finances, which he has claimed are politically-motivated,
by hiring a former U.S. Attorney to represent him and his National Action Network. The civil-rights activist told
ABC News that he felt compelled to hire Zachary Carter, the former Brooklyn U.S. Attorney, three months ago because the
veteran prosecutor is best equipped to understand the workings of his old office.
drop criminal probe of Rev. Al Sharpton's finances. Federal prosecutors have dropped their criminal probe
of fiscal irregularities and tax fraud by the Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network. Lawyers for the
civil rights activist said that means Sharpton's tax tangle won't result in an indictment or jail time, or even an
appearance before a grand jury, though he's agreed to pay millions in back taxes. It also means the feds aren't
pursuing allegations the civil rights leader extorted contributions from corporations in exchange for not protesting
awakening. It's not every day that the Rev. Al Sharpton admits to having gone overboard in
accusing governmental authorities of bad faith, but it's also not every day that New York's most visible
crusader fesses up to having shorted the IRS more than $1 million.
Kwanzaa. On December 24, 1971, the New York Times ran one of the first of many articles
on a new holiday designed to foster unity among African Americans. The holiday, called Kwanzaa, was
applauded by a certain sixteen-year-old minister who explained that the feast would perform the valuable
service of "de-whitizing" Christmas. The minister was a nobody at the time but he would later go on to
become perhaps the premier race-baiter of the twentieth century. His name was Al Sharpton and he would
later spawn the Tawana Brawley hoax and then incite anti-Jewish tensions in a 1995 incident that ended with
the arson deaths of seven people.
Can We Overcome Jesse Jackson?
The Decatur, Illinois, school fracas, dominated by Jesse Jackson, shows clearly the nature of black leadership.
These elites understand well that the only power they possess comes through their influence within and over the black
masses. To guarantee their success as brokers for their own elite class, for whom they extract sundry affirmative
action perks, they must appear to maintain a firm attachment to the "downtrodden underclass."
Crime: The Dirty Little Secret. In response to a white-on-black killing in Brooklyn a few
years ago, an infuriated Al Sharpton instantly took to the airwaves and proclaimed that such attacks constituted
"a national epidemic." At the 1996 Million Man March, an impassioned Jesse Jackson thundered to his huge
black audience, "We're despised. ... We're attacked for sport."
Black Interracial Crimes: In the case of interracial murder for 2004, where the
race of victim and perpetrator is known, more than twice as many whites were murdered by a
black than cases of a white murdering a black. The failure of civil rights leaders,
people like Jackson and Sharpton, as well as politicians to vocally condemn black-on-white
crime — and the relative silence of the news media in reporting it — is
not simply a matter of double standards. It's dangerous, for it contributes to a pile of
racial kindling awaiting a racial arsonist to set it ablaze. I can't think of better
recruitment gifts for America's racists, either white or black.
Shuck & Jive: Clinton
Explains Himself to Sharpton. [Scroll down] While the former first lady was defending herself in
California, her husband was explaining himself to the Rev. Al Sharpton. "It's not a fairy tale; he might
win," said Clinton. "I think he's a very impressive man, and he's run a great campaign." Clinton
is under fire for using the words "fairy tale" in connection with Obama.
The Editor says...
Perhaps Al Sharpton should publish a manual of words and phrases that whites
are not to use in conversations with him (or anybody else).
Colgate-Palmolive Asked to Repudiate Sharpton.
Ethics Group Criticizes the Golf Channel
for "Caving In" to Sharpton. Peter Flaherty, President of the National Legal and Policy Center
(NLPC) made the following statement about the suspension of Golf Channel Anchor Kelly Tilghman: "The
Golf Channel has made an unfortunate situation worse by caving in to the likes of Al Sharpton. If there
is a victim it is Tiger Woods. The Golf Channel should have taken its lead from Tiger, and not from a
hate-monger like Sharpton. The suspension of Kelly Tilghman is a mistake and she should be reinstated
'Acting White' Comment is No Political Time
Bomb for Jackson. When is it OK to raise race in politics? Who — if
anyone — is entitled to suggest that an African-American is "acting like he's white"?
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a talk show host and president of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, said
there is a racial element to Jackson's comments. "It is bad for business when [blacks] attack black folks
for being wrong, when they correct black Americans," Peterson said. But he added: "Can you imagine
what would have happened had a white man, or a white Republican, said that Barack Obama is not black
enough? They would want to burn down America."
The Editor says...
There are no repercussions for Jackson's reckless words because he holds a self-appointed office.
The statistics are staggering. In 2001, 66 percent of black children were living in a home absent a
father (more recent figures now put the number closer to 70 percent). That's double what it was in
1960. Compare that to 27 percent of white children living without a father. Aside from
apparent Obama-envy, this was the point missed by the mainstream media in the post-analysis of Jesse Jackson's
"off-camera" quip heard around the world last week. The irony can't be lost on the fact that
Mr. Jackson, who himself has fathered an illegitimate child, wanted to emasculate the senator and
married father of two.
The "Problem Profiteers":
When Washington Post pollsters asked whether minorities should receive preferential treatment to make up
for past discrimination, 77% of blacks leaders said yes, while 77% of the black public said no. In
addition, a majority of the black populace disapproved of forced school busing, while 68% of black leaders
'Jena Six' case sparks
march on DC. No one was charged with a crime for hanging the noose. "They need to
deem these things hate crimes when it's necessary and obvious," said protester Letrice Titus, 32, of
Syracuse, N.Y. Organizers said more than 100 busloads of people turned out for the protest
[which was] organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton
The Editor says...
There is a move underway to make the public display of nooses illegal. Why
not just skip the next several increments and make it illegal to tie a knot in a rope?
must toughen noose law. The Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP,
called Monday [11/19/2007] for tougher federal laws to deal with displays of nooses, following a spate of
incidents around the country in recent months and a noose-hanging incident last week inside a classroom at
Central Michigan University.
Outcry: A New Entry in the Campus Hall of Shame. Does anyone still wonder why college
culture is the laughingstock of the larger community? Our campuses seem to lurch from one politically
correct knee-slapper to the next. Does anyone crack a book at these places anymore?
Tawana Brawley II
The Noose Tightens.
Her name is not Tawana Brawley. It's Madonna Constantine. But you might be forgiven for confusing
the two. After Constantine revealed the supposedly monstrous crime, Columbia erupted in protests.
The administration vowed to find the evildoer. The NYPD got involved. Columbia began acting oddly,
refusing to cooperate with the NYPD. The NYPD produced a subpoena for the films from surveillance
cameras in the hallway. They came up with nothing. Then, suddenly, the NYPD announced it was
closing the investigation.
Eyed. A Manhattan grand jury has subpoenaed the university records of the controversial black
Columbia Teachers College professor who found a noose hanging from her office door -- signaling that the
investigation is broadening to examine possible links between the teacher, her closest friends and the
racially charged incident, The Post has learned.
Professor in Noose Case Is Fired on Plagiarism Charges. The Columbia University professor who
gained widespread attention last fall after a noose was found hanging on her office door was fired on Monday [6/23/2008]
after months of wrangling over charges that she plagiarized the work of two former students and a former
There is a continuing criminal investigation into who placed the noose on the door, but
there have been no charges in the case.
Made Noose Claim Suspended. Teachers College at Columbia University is suspending indefinitely
Madonna Constantine, a professor who claimed she was the victim of a hate crime after an investigation began
into allegations that she committed plagiarism.
Tawana Brawley III
Al Sharpton wants investigation into rape allegations by Megan Williams. The Rev. Al Sharpton
revealed Wednesday [10/21/2009] that he gave a $1,000 Christmas gift to a black West Virginia woman who claimed
she had been gang-raped by a group of white men — and is now recanting her story.
Woman in W.Va. torture case
lied, lawyer says. An attorney for a black woman who claimed torture by a white group in West
Virginia said his client fabricated the story to get back at a boyfriend who had beaten her up.
What's up in Jena, Louisiana?
Lessons from Jena,
Louisiana: Jesse Jackson compared Thursday's rallies in Jena to the protests and marches that
used to take place in cities like Selma, Ala., in the 1960s. Al Sharpton claimed Thursday's peaceful
demonstrations were to highlight racial inequities in the criminal justice system. Jesse and Al, as
they're prone to do, served a kernel of truth stacked on a mountain of lies.
Racism and "The Jena Six". Black racism remains a dynamic phenomenon because African Americans
have been told, ad nauseum, by "civil rights leaders" and by leftist whites in influential organizations like
the ACLU, to look outside of themselves for the roots of every ill that plagues their community; to reflexively
blame white society for their problems rather than to take responsibility for their own lives; and to view
themselves as the oppressed and powerless victims of a white "power structure," a status they are led to
believe renders them somehow incapable of being genuine racists themselves — no matter how much
they may detest the white people they perceive to be their tormenters.
They Don't Want You To Know About The Jena 6 Case: The "Jena 6" have repeatedly been held
up as heroes by much of the race-based community and called "innocent students" by the national media.
Some of these students have reputations in Jena for intimidating and sometimes beating other students.
They have vandalized and destroyed both school property and community property. Some of the Jena 6
have been involved in crimes not only in LaSalle Parish but also in surrounding parishes.
intervention by adults wanting to give them chances due to their athletic potential, most of the Jena 6
have extensive juvenile records. Yet their parents keep insisting that their children have never been in
The Editor says...
Aha! Now the real story comes out: Even though they are perpetual troublemakers,
they are being coddled because they are athletes.
Media myths about the Jena 6:
The outside media made sure everyone knew the basics. There's just one problem: The media got most
of the basics wrong. In fact, I have never before witnessed such a disgrace in professional
journalism. Myths replaced facts, and journalists abdicated their solemn duty to investigate
every claim because they were seduced by a powerfully appealing but false narrative of racial
Jena Six — and Other Scams. According to [Charlotte] Allen and [Craig] Franklin, here
are the facts and chronology you have been denied by the Mainstream Media. There never was a "whites-only"
tree at Jena High. Both races sat under it, though whites congregated there. The nooses, or lariats,
were the work of three young teens, who got the idea from watching "Lonesome Dove" on TV, where rustlers are
Six' teen pleads guilty to battery charge. A black teenager, whose prosecution in the beating of a
white classmate led to one of the largest civil rights protests in years, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor
battery charge that could see him released from a detention center in about eight months.
Teen at center of Jena 6 case
close to plea deal. A black teenager whose prosecution in the beating of a white classmate led
to one of the largest civil rights protests in years is close to a deal that would allow him to plead guilty
to a misdemeanor and avoid a second trial, his attorney said Sunday. Mychal Bell, 17, could enter the
plea as early as Monday, said attorney Carol Powell Lexing. He has been charged with aggravated
second-degree battery and conspiracy.
politics of racial insult: Thanks to his bipartisan enablers in politics and the media,
leading civil rights charlatan Al Sharpton never lacks a stage. Still surfing on the wave of
publicity over the Jena Six case in Louisiana, he led an anti-hate crimes demonstration last Friday
[11/16/2007] outside the Justice Department. He targeted both the Bush administration and Democrats
who he thinks haven't pandered enough to him and his small flock of career shakedown artists.
incident with noose was a hoax. A firefighter who reported finding a knotted rope and a threatening note
with a drawing of a noose in an East Baltimore station house last month had placed the items there himself, city officials
said yesterday. The man was suspended last week for performance-related issues and will likely face additional
punishment, fire officials said.
case of the amazing disappearing hate crime. In early December the case of the "Jena
Six" — the six African-American high school students in Louisiana accused of viciously beating a
white classmate in 2006 — collapsed dramatically with a felony guilty plea by one of the defendants.
As something that was going to trigger "America's next great civil rights movement" (to quote National Public
Radio) and grassroots protests against the "new Jim Crow" and the systematic discrimination against blacks
in the criminal justice system, this was quite a letdown.
of 'Jena 6' arrested in Carrollton. A Hebron High School student said a member of the "Jena Six"
choked him and then pushed his head into a bench, bruising his eye, according to an arrest warrant affidavit
released by Denton County on Thursday [2/7/2008]. Bryant Purvis, 19, was charged with assault and
released from Denton County Jail early Thursday morning after posting $1,000 bond.
teen who hung nooses gets 4 months in prison. a Louisiana teenager who hung nooses off the
back of his truck to intimidate a group of black civil rights demonstrators has been sentenced to four
months in prison. Federal prosecutors say 19-year-old Jeremiah Munsen displayed the nooses when
he drove past people who had attended a massive civil rights march in Jena on Sept. 20.
'Jena Six' cases nearing final plea
deal. Five of six black teens accused of beating a white classmate in a case that led to the
biggest civil rights protest in decades will plead guilty in a deal expected to be finalized this week,
Louisiana court officials involved with the case told The Associated Press Wednesday [6/24/2009].
Jesse Jackson accuses Obama of
'acting white' in presidential race. The US civil rights leader and former presidential candidate
Jesse Jackson set off a racial firestorm yesterday [9/19/2007] after he accused his fellow Democrat and fellow African
American, Barack Obama, of "acting like he's white" in his campaign for the White House.
The Al Sharpton suck-up
continues. Just what we needed to close out the year: Another Al Sharpton suck-up piece by
the MSM. This one's from the Washington Post's Keith Richburg, who can barely manage to mention Sharpton's
latest legal troubles: "Sharpton has thrived this year with his high-decibel microphone-to-megaphone
activism, even in the face of a federal investigation of his 2004 campaign finances." That's it. The
rest of the slobbery piece gives Sharpton premium newspaper space to pat himself on the back.
Relevant? Sharpton Scoffs at the Idea. [Scroll down] Sharpton has "been eclipsed, because
Obama puts guys like Sharpton in the shadow," said Fred Siegel, a historian of New York City at the Cooper
Union college in Manhattan. "Suppose Obama is elected president. He's terrible for Sharpton,
because that takes away Sharpton's job. He's a kind of racial ambulance chaser. It's hard to
engage in that game if there's another powerful African American politician."
Sharpton Becomes 'Legitimate'. In case you haven't
noticed, Al Sharpton has become legitimate. No seriously. … As far as I know, Rev. Sharpton
has not apologized for his irresponsible demagoguery that led to the deaths in Harlem and Crown Heights, nor
has he ever admitted that the Tawana Brawley affair was a hoax, so why is he suddenly being taken
seriously? Well, he got Imus fired.
years later, Tawana Brawley has turned her back on the past. Many people in this rural town
of just 300 know the story of Tawana Brawley, but most have no idea her family lives among them.
Brawley — whose claims of being raped by a "white cop" shocked the city 20 years
ago — has long since turned her back on New York. She changed her name, converted
to Islam, moved south
Brawley case, a lesson about rushing judgement. In November 1987, a 15-year-old black girl named Tawana
Brawley claimed to have been abducted by a group of white men who raped her for a couple of days, smeared dog dung on
her body and scrawled racist epithets on her torso. It was the biggest lie to affect the tone of race relations
in the last 50 years. That happened because, as national compassion was emerging, the Rev. Al Sharpton,
Alton Maddox and Vernon Mason rushed behind Brawley and mounted a furious dog-and-pony show.
This was written in 1997 and is just as relevant today.
Don't Distract Us From the Main
Task of Hustling Whitey. Too many of our current social problems are misunderstood because our
elites are so prone to believe that these problems are caused by wrong "perceptions" or "stereotypes."
has happened over the past century has not been a change in "perceptions," but in realities. Blacks,
whites and Asian Americans are all very different today from what they were in 1897. A hundred years
ago, half of the black population of this country could not read or write.
Selling out black Americans: It's
both libel and lie, but it's repeated again and again by immigration lobbyists. Be they liberals,
libertarians or plain la Raza racists, they all say the same: illegal aliens only take the jobs
Americans refuse to do.
Reparations and Irresponsible Demagogues.
The first thing to understand about the issue of reparations for slavery is that no money is going to be paid. The very
people who are demanding reparations know it is not going to happen. Why then are they demanding something that they
know they are not going to get? Because the demagogues themselves will benefit, even if nobody else does. Stirring
up historic grievances pays off in publicity and votes.
The Lawsuit Gravy Train: Doing It the Black
Way. In the Winter 1997 edition of Issues & Views, writer Shahrazad Ali described the antics of blacks who
either had filed class-action lawsuits or were plotting lawsuits against their white employers for so-called discriminatory
practices. Calling this stratagem "a new job related lottery," she chided such blacks for their "perpetual begging"
and willingness to have whites "buy and sell" them.
Al Sharpton's 'Racism'. When Rev. Sharpton
recently threatened to come to Staten Island to protest District Attorney Daniel Donovan for not labeling an
assault case a "hate crime," it should have been clear to everyone how increasingly desperate the "Reverend" has
become in manufacturing racial incidents instead of exposing the real ones that still plague this nation.
Do We Still Look to Al Sharpton? We need to remember that Sharpton is not the civil rights leader
he claims to be. He lacks credibility. Serious people shouldn't listen to or court this buffoonish
publicity hound. So here's a refresher course in the History of Sharpton.
Kingfish Al Sharpton
and Senator Foghorn Byrd. To any fan of Amos 'n Andy it's obvious who
Al Sharpton really is: He's Kingfish as civil rights leader. The Rev doesn't own anything,
including his expensive suits, his James Brown hairdos, and his throw-away cellphone to the media. But
by some miracle he manages to live very high on the hog.
Just a Leader Tawana-be: Koch. Former Mayor Ed Koch surprised an almost exclusively black
audience yesterday by telling the Rev. Al Sharpton he had spoiled his chance to become "a crossover leader" by
refusing to apologize for "the Tawana Brawley hoax."
Race and the Race. To the civil rights lobby, whose most conspicuous members are the
racial hustlers Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, racism is everywhere — and, man, it's white
America's fault. It wasn't enough that the United States turned itself inside out, and
its cultural arrangements, over half a century's time to ensure the too-long-postponed
accommodation of black Americans in all phases of American life. What would be
enough? That's hard to say.
Sharpton: The Worst Kind of Hypocrite. To me, Al Sharpton is the political world's glorified
version of Anna Nicole Smith. He could only exist in this day and age, when people are famous for simply
being famous. Unlike Anna Nicole, though, who at least promoted TrimSpa, Reverend Al has never promoted
[anything] but himself. If the media are going to insist on giving this guy a platform, he needs to be
held to the same level of "accountability" that he so angrily demanded for [Don] Imus.
Washington march on hate crime issue. Rev. Al Sharpton announced plans Tuesday for a march on the
U.S. Justice Department in Washington on Nov. 16. Sharpton, speaking at Atlanta's Richard B.
Russell federal building, is protesting what he believes is the Justice Department's failure to prosecute a
series of recent hate crimes across the country.
The Editor says...
The strongest argument against hate crimes result
from close examination of the people who are most in favor of them.
Irrelevant Rev. Sharpton: [Al] Sharpton seems to make news every time he opens his mouth. His
presidential run in 2004 landed him far afield of the White House, but it succeeded in perhaps its only real aim:
convincing the national media that in all things black, Sharpton is a one-stop shop. Journalists thus follow
the good reverend's every move as though galaxies hang in the balance. At night, he routinely accrues
even more face time, matching wits with the squawking chickens of cable news.
Louima denies favors for Rev. Sharpton's money. Police brutality victim Abner Louima stood up for
the Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday [10/8/2007], saying money he got from Sharpton's National Action Network came
with no strings attached. "Whatever I got, I was never told that I had to do any favors back or I had to
pay back the National Action Network," Louima told the Daily News.
The Nine Lives of Al
Sharpton: By now everyone knows about the recent idiotic remarks that longtime broadcaster Don Imus made last
week about some black members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team, to whom he referred as "nappy-headed
hos." Imus' words require no comment; their stupidity is clear to all. What is not at all clear, however,
is why Al Sharpton has become Imus' de facto confessor in this case.
for Al Sharpton's aides. Teams of federal agents swooped down on up to 10 close associates of the
Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday [12/12/2007], demanding the flamboyant clergyman's financial records since 2001.
Sharpton's former chief of staff said he was roused at his Harlem home about 6:30 a.m. by two FBI agents who
handed him a subpoena to bring the records to a federal grand jury the day after Christmas.
Angry Sharpton Denounces
Federal Investigation. The Reverend Al Sharpton is once again under federal investigation.
Sharpton staffers were told to appear before a grand jury the day after Christmas and provide investigators
with the reverend's financial records. A fired-up Sharpton came out swinging Thursday [11/13/2007] after
finding out that his non-profit National Action Network — and possibly he himself — is
is on Rev. Al Gal. The woman allegedly behind the breakup of the Rev. Al Sharpton's
23-year marriage was slapped with a subpoena connected to a federal probe into the activist's
finances, The [New York] Post has learned.
Dizzy Biz: For the past four years, the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action
Network has operated with million-dollar deficits — with about half the group's annual
donations going to pay private consultant fees, tax records show.
videotape shows Sharpton cutting a deal. With a hidden FBI camera rolling
inside a New York hotel suite in 2003, an unsuspecting Rev. Al Sharpton, Democratic candidate
for president, spoke candidly. Sharpton offered to help Philadelphia fund-raiser Ronald A. White win a
multimillion-dollar business deal, if White helped him raise $50,000 for politics.
Long will Democrats and the Media continue to enable Sharpton and Jackson? The truth about
Sharpton and Jackson's histories of exploiting racial tensions is well known, yet they continually get
a pass from those in the media.
for the Activists Who Called for Don Imus's Head? In October 2004, Media Matters for America,
the liberal watchdog group run by former American Spectator writer David Brock, announced a campaign
to reimpose the Fairness Doctrine, the government regulation that, before it was repealed in 1987, required
broadcasters to present opposing viewpoints on controversial public issues.
How Hillary's Hit Man Got Imus: Do
you think something is fishy about the Don Imus affair? Why was the boom lowered on him at this time?
The answer may have something to do with his main accuser, the Media Matters group, which is emerging as a front
organization for Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and has extensive ties to the national Democratic
Party. In firing Imus, NBC News and CBS got rid of one of Hillary's major political enemies in the media.
in the Mourning: Speaking of double standards, I give you Al Sharpton, who threatened to march
on WFAN if [Don] Imus was not fired. Al Sharpton — who gave all those shrieking speeches when the
Tawana Brawley case attracted national attention back in 1987. Have we forgotten that Sharpton
and two cohorts used an unbalanced young girl to boost their profiles — at the expense of a man
whose life they virtually ruined for no reason?
Pimp 'n' Ho Culture Gets Real. [Two recent incidents] share the opportunistic involvement of those
two rogue race-baiting reverends, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Both not only came to the aid of the
Rutgers basketball team, but grabbed the microphones before the accused Duke players had their day in
court. … In the Duke case, we will succumb to suffocation, I suspect, if we hold our breath waiting for
Sharpton and Jackson to apologize for feeding the racist frenzy that condemned those three young men whose
lives were nearly ruined by innuendo, lies, an out-of-control prosecutor and a complicit media.
The Race Police or Imus: Which Is Worse?
We have come to judge public events and motivations nowadays by subjective perceptions rather objective
evidence. In Washington or in the media, more and more judgments are made on appearances rather than
realities. Down the drain with "innocent until proven guilty." And these changes in cognitive values
and justice is what men like Sharpton and Jackson count on. Every day, somewhere in America, there is a
perception or misperception (misperceptions mostly, since most perceptions turn out to be incorrect
or incomplete) of injustice done to somebody of color.
The Cowardly Suits at NBC: It has come
as a surprise to many people to learn that racial provocateurs Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who have been in
the forefront of criticizing Don Imus, have their own radio programs. But here's an interesting twist:
Jesse Jackson's radio program is syndicated around the country in over 40 markets by Premier Radio Networks,
which brings Rush Limbaugh to hundreds of radio stations. Premier, which also serves as the authorized
advertising sales representative for the Sharpton radio show, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications,
often criticized by the "progressive" left for being too conservative.
Sharpton Is an Opportunist. What I cannot
understand is why Rev. Sharpton is always the black community's go-to guy to deal with the authorities in times
of crisis. I also can't help but wonder why the only black community leaders who get significant ink in
the mainstream press are the ones who are demagogic self-promoters like Rev. Sharpton and the Reverend Jesse
Jackson. Bona fide civil rights activists like those at the Congress of Racial Equality are generally
ignored by these publications.
Bill O'Reilly Sells Out to Sharpton.
Watchers of "The Factor" may be interested to know that O'Reilly is paying homage to [Al] Sharpton at the
civil rights agitator's upcoming national convention.
of the Race-baiters: The race-baiters are back. This time they're aiming to "shut down Wall
Street" — in a protest Thursday [12/21/2006] of what they say is "an unspoken but racist" NYPD policy that
targets blacks and Hispanics. The event's organizers — groups known as the December 12th Movement and
the Black Men's Movement — point to the police shooting of Sean Bell last month as a prime example. They
depict white officers as the culprits in a "racist" plot. Only one problem: Six of the nine members
of the police task force that shot Sean Bell and his companions last month were black. Six of
nine. Of the five shooters, three were black.
NY police cleared in 50-bullet wedding day shooting.
Three New York City detectives were found not guilty on Friday [4/25/2008] in the shooting death of an unarmed black man
killed in a hail of 50 bullets on his wedding day, prompting angry reactions and a federal review of the case. A New York
state judge cleared two police officers of manslaughter and other charges and a third of reckless endangerment in the death
of Sean Bell, 23. Bell was shot, along with two friends, after a bachelor party at a strip club in November 2006.
Al Sharpton vows to 'close the city down' after cops' acquittal in Bell trial. Men cursed and shouted. Women
wailed and covered their faces. "Oh, no! No!" they yelled, as word spread that three police officers had been cleared
of all charges in the 50-bullet shooting that took Sean Bell's life on his wedding day in 2006. To some, the acquittal
seemed like more proof that blacks can't get a fair shake in the criminal justice system.
The Editor says...
A man who spends his wedding day at a strip club shouldn't make loud demands for justice.
Jesse Jackson Chases After NASCAR:
Jesse Jackson is well-known for playing the race card to intimidate corporations into donating money to his
nonprofits and steering business to his friends. Jackson also uses the same tactics against professional
sports. NASCAR is one of his latest targets.
Jackson Says Britain Should Apologize for Slavery. Charging that ethnic minorities are still
underrepresented in the British government and economy, U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has called on
the country to atone for its role in the slave trade.
The slave trade officially was abolished in the
British Empire in 1807, but Jackson said Britain today rests on the profits generated by the trade, and
the government should apologize for it.
Urged to Stop Financial Support of Jesse Jackson: A conservative group
is urging the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing or NASCAR to end its financial
support of Jesse Jackson's organizations because of his recent anti-war activities.
Jackson Wants Felons Back On U.S. Railroads. A civil rights leader infamous for
playing the race card is demanding that dozens of railroad workers, fired because their criminal
records posed national security concerns, immediately be rehired. … When the Chicago-area
rail workers failed their background checks, the Transportation Security Adminstartion, the
Homeland Security agency in charge of protecting the nation's transportation systems, dismissed
them and the outrage among civil rights leaders ensued because most of the workers are black.
Whenever I start thinking about all the damage that's been done to America by the social engineering Socialists,
I have to remind myself that some of my best friends are left-wingers. … I didn't include Jesse Jackson
and Al Sharpton among the usual suspects because it's probably not fair to even call these two cheap race
hustlers Democrats. In truth, they're nothing but a couple of con men who'd probably be peddling the
Brooklyn Bridge to foreign tourists if this black leader gig hadn't panned out so well.
harmed by myths. We must champion the role models who can demonstrate how to succeed in America
through hard work and education rather than by depending on government. ...[Many] black people, notable for
their accomplishments, are virtually unknown in the media world, while those who claim that black people cannot
succeed in America due to racism — Jesse Jackson, Charles Rangel, Louis Farrakhan and many
others — are household names.
'Ethnic Cleansing' Remarks Causes Stir. A Democrat's allegation that the Bush administration
engaged in a calculated policy of ethnic cleansing after Hurricane Katrina to make Louisiana "whiter" has
sparked outrage. Addressing a group of bloggers at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last week, Rep.
Barney Frank (D-Mass.) renewed his criticism of the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina,
particularly the housing crisis that ensued after the hurricane hit.
the race card, and the welfare state. Maybe someday one of the news anchors will ask one of the
so-called civil rights leaders the following question: Doesn't the demand for race-based preferences,
set-asides, private sector anti-discrimination laws, social welfare programs, and social "safety net" programs
all conspire to say one thing — "You are not responsible"?
blacks need to hear "millions more" excuses? Am I suggesting that blacks in America
today do not have to contend with the burden of racism? Of course I am not. What I do
claim is that the most damaging racism in our community is what it hears from its own leaders. It
is the message that black citizens cannot and should not be treated as free and personally responsible
or reality? If you listened to the rhetoric of black politicians and civil
rights leaders, dating back to the Reagan years, you would have been convinced that surely
by now black Americans would be back on the plantation. According to them, President
Reagan, and later Presidents Bush I and II, would turn back the clock on civil
rights. … We can now recognize this rhetoric as the political equivalent of
Al turns to chicken-ism. Despite the continued progress of blacks, the media and "black leadership's"
obsession with racism and racial insensitivity creates a mindset that seems blind to progress and to
evidence. For example, nearly 50 percent of black Americans, according to a Rand study, consider the
HIV virus man-made. More than 50 percent also believe that a cure exists, but that the government
intentionally withholds it from the poor. About 16 percent say that the government created AIDS to
control the black population, and 15 percent call it a form of genocide against blacks. Nearly
27 percent claim that the government concocted the AIDS virus in a laboratory, and 12 percent believe
the CIA created it, and now spreads it!
Rights Commissioner Says Attitude of Movement Must Change: Peter Kirsanow, the author of
"The Health Care Ghetto," says the rhetoric of today's civil rights leaders frequently is infused with
defeatism, disillusionment, and a lack of optimism.
Don't Walk the Black Man's
Path: Indian elders used to warn against "walking the white man's road." But, since the
late 1960s, I'm afraid it is the "black man's path" that has posed a greater peril for us. By the black
man's path, I mean the familiar strategy of black civil rights leaders, who bait, belittle, provoke and bully
white people, then run for cover, screaming "racist" when their white victims react.
Sharpton Joins With an Animal Rights
Group in Calling for a Boycott of KFC. The Rev. Al Sharpton will not eat at KFC and he doesn't
think you should either. Starting today [2/2/2005], Mr. Sharpton is joining forces with the animal rights
group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to urge a boycott of KFC, which is owned by Yum Brands of
[A question for Mr. Sharpton: Where do ribs come from?]
black voter turnout — who's to blame? Twice as many blacks, according to a recent Pew Research
Center report, now say they have little or no confidence in the voting system, compared to
2004. And 29 percent of blacks believe their vote will not be accurately tallied,
compared to 8 percent of whites. … But who told blacks that devious Republicans
steal their votes? Jesse Jackson, perhaps the most widely quoted "black leader," accused
election officials in 2000 of stealing the black vote.
See also Liberal Democrats and the Minority Voter.
Stop Reparations Now:
You'll recognize many of their names immediately. It's a who's who in the racial shakedown racket:
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Johnnie Cochran, Randall Robinson, Cornel West. These men, and others from the
far left, are preparing for the biggest legal shakedown in history... unless they're stopped.
Who Does the "Reparations for Slavery" Charade Really
Benefit? Being a race hustler is a very lucrative business for people like Jesse Jackson and Al
Sharpton. But such people can extort money and power from white business and political leaders precisely
because it is easier to pay off a relative handful of noise makers than to be bothered fighting them. But
tens of millions of blacks cannot duplicate what a small band of extortionists do.
The subject of reparations for slavery is
Sharpton can dish it out, but he can't take it.
ticks off Sharpton. The Rev. Al Sharpton is accusing the conservative Weekly Standard of "race
baiting" after the magazine caricatured him as a white Senate candidate's white-gloved chauffeur on the cover
of its current issue. The Rupert Murdoch-owned glossy portrays Sharpton wearing a "Driving Miss
Daisy"-style livery suit, holding open a limo door for Connecticut Democratic Senate contender Ned Lamont, an
anti-war candidate the reverend supports.
Falls from Grace. Will inner-city blacks ever throw off the yoke of self-victimization
imposed by "leaders" like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? Perhaps, judging by the brief fame
of race-baiting hispanic demagogue Nativo Lopez, who went muy pronto from media darling to
take Blacks for granted. Take blacks for granted? Democratic candidates, almost
on cue, troop down to black churches around election time, precisely so that no one argues
that the candidate takes blacks for granted.
blue: In the mid-20th century, the civil-rights movement lopped off a majority of the black
vote for Democrats. Since then, black communities have become microcosmic blue states. And if you're
black and a Democrat, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have been your unelected mouthpieces for 30 years.
That is, until Bill Cosby — entertainer, father, black role model — spoke at a 2004 NAACP
symposium on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education
Jimmy Carter please just go away? So, how is it that nobody else ever seems to get called on the
carpet for their lies and exaggerations? How is it, for instance, that every liberal from Ted Kennedy to
Jesse Jackson can get away with pretending that American blacks are still living like slaves, and that four
decades after the Civil Rights Act, the only thing keeping blacks out of the cotton fields are Democrats in
Ohio lunacy: Jesse
Jackson has now joined the "Ohio was stolen" team with a rally in Columbus, while civil-rights and left-wing
groups are filing lawsuits. They all demand a recount! Get ready for Ohio 2004 to take an honored
place in fevered left-wing lore. Speculation about Bush stealing Ohio was fueled by a voting machine in
the small city of Gahanna in Franklin County that mistakenly recorded 3,800 votes for the president. It
was a software error that was caught and corrected as the normal process of certifying the vote was proceeding.
voter suppression? No. Exploitation? Yes. Will we ever
be able to have a presidential election again without Democrats claiming they've been
robbed? All it takes is for some Democrat bigwig or race activist like the Rev. Jesse
Jackson to make an unsubstantiated allegation of black voter suppression.
So Where Were The Black
Leaders?: Within days of the attack Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam
vigorously condemned it but I didn't hear anything from Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. Both men are
ordained ministers and Al Sharpton lives in New York. I would've expected some public words of comfort
to the families of the victims from both of them. Instead in the first days after the attack there
Racial doublespeak on both
sides: Stan Tiner, the executive editor for the Biloxi, Miss., Sun Herald, writes that in
his state, "'Conservative' was long a code word for racism, hatred and bigotry." I take Tiner at
his word. But that doesn't mean everyone who calls himself a conservative is a bigot. But
that is, in fact, exactly what Jesse Jackson and similar activists would have people believe. "In
South Africa," Jesse Jackson once said, "we call it apartheid. In Nazi Germany, we'd call it
fascism. Here in the United States, we call it conservatism."
Jackson says Wall Street was Built On "African Burial Ground": Jesse
Jackson, in a speech on Wednesday [01/15/2003], declared that New York's financial
district was built on an "African burial ground" and achieved prosperity "on the
backs of African people."
Accused of "Selective Outrage" in Inglewood Beating: Prominent African American leaders who called
for the immediate dismissal and indictment of police officers in Inglewood, Calif. accused of beating a black
teenager are "problem profiteers" guilty of "selective outrage," conservative black leaders said.
playing the race card: While the Inglewood story is a slice of the truth
about America, it is being exploited to support a big lie about America. For the real
truth about interracial crime, easily determined from Justice Department statistics,
is that white males or white cops are not the primary problem. The truth is that
African-American males, 16 to 35, are responsible for a vastly disproportionate
share of individual and gang interracial assaults.
The Michael Richards Incident
Here is the latest example: When two black men were insulted by comedian Michael Richards,
it became necessary for Mr. Richards to publicly apologize -- to Sharpton and Jackson!
The Crucifixion of
Kramer: Evidently, it's okay to be pejorative toward whites if you're black. In fact, it's
acceptable for blacks to use scurrilous language toward other blacks, as is often heard in the lyrics of rap
music. Moreover, blacks can use similarly disparaging words toward other ethnic groups and refer to women
in the vilest type of street language imaginable. The question is: do blacks have some special
privileges granted to them by the Constitutional description of freedom of speech?
apology opens the door for others. [No synopsis would do justice to this opinion piece by Larry Elder.]
incident says something about morality, too. As satisfying as it might be for some to watch,
Mr. Richards groveling around on television apologizing isn't going to help much. Nor are any sums
that left wing legal entrepreneur Gloria Allred might extract from him. Nor are apologies to Jesse Jackson
and Al Sharpton (the knee-jerk assumption that these two black ministers speak for 40 million black Americans
I think is equally racist).
Selective Freedom of Speech. What
we have here, it seems to me, is the push for "politically correct" speech coming back to bite the pushers.
Freedom of speech has been eroded over the years as various words and phrases were singled out as being
offensive and banned (not necessarily legally, but practically) from public use. So-called "hate
speech" became a crime.
and limits: The racial slur can be used — but only by the race that it targets.
Thus in one CBS News story on the word after the Richards outburst, everyone who said the N-word was a black
person: the reporter Bill Whitaker, Jesse Jackson, comedian Chris Rock and USC professor Todd Boyd.
White reporters don't use the word.
Economics: For decades, one of the biggest blind spots of most civil rights "leaders"
and "spokesmen" for the black community has been their utter lack of knowledge of economics.
Southern Poverty Law Center: Clumsy Smear Masters. I was slimed by the Southern Poverty
Law Center — a group that dresses its leftist agenda in tolerance clichés. Not that I mind.
Over the years, I've been smeared by the best. The Poverty Law Center is a rank amateur, by comparison.
According to the SPLC, I am a hateful person who bears watching. I'm also "involved with several extremist
groups" which are either "anti-immigrant" or "anti-gay."
Hidden Agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center: As a vocal opponent of uncontrolled immigration,
I am a frequent target of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Their website contains over 60 articles
that attack me. ... That's the SPLC in a nutshell. The Lord of the Rings is racist, but a group called
"The Race" is not. Patriotic Tea Partiers are potential terrorists, but actual terrorists like Bill
Ayers are civil rights organizers.
Juan Williams urges blacks to rely on
themselves. "Enough: The
Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America — and
What We Can Do About It" is Juan Williams' diatribe against black "leaders" of the Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton
model, which is to say the self-serving, race-hustling type. Williams also takes to task reparations
advocates, black criminals and rappers who are responsible for the most viciously stereotypical images of
black people to have ever come down the pike.
betray the King legacy. The race-baiting industry has been dangling on the precipice
of comic irrelevance for some time. Jesse Jackson's embrace of despots — most recently, Hugo
Chavez — has reduced him to bit-player status, and Louis Farrakhan's "whitey blew up the levee"
act after the hurricanes removed all doubt about his seriousness.
Jackson Pushes Media Ownership
Activism. Framing media ownership as a civil rights issue and saying it was time to mobilize
against further media consolidation, Rainbow PUSH founder the Reverend Jesse Jackson told a Washington policy
luncheon audience Monday [9/25/2006] that his group planned to hold meetings across the country to popularize
mass media issues and engage fully in a struggle for the airwaves. Jackson was part of the pushback
against the rules in 2003, but he suggested it was time to turn up the heat. That includes a full-time
staff to monitor telecommunications issues, but more importantly a push for volunteers to "get in some
faces," as Rep. Maxine Waters put it.
Just say "No!" When Jesse Jackson Comes
Calling. Judicial Watch has released a report that details the shakedown tactics that have
been used by Jesse Jackson and his Chicago-based Rainbow PUSH Coalition against some of the biggest companies
in the world. Jackson's current target is oil giant British Petroleum. Using one of his almost
patented malapropisms, Jackson has informed BP that "We don't want charity, we want parity," as he mouthed a
laundry list of what the oil company needs to do in order to get the "Reverend" to go away.
Judicial Watch Announces "Jesse Jackson
Exposed". Jackson had been exposed … as an extortionist who uses his influence as a civil
rights leader to essentially blackmail wealthy corporations with absurd discrimination threats. While
some of those tactics have been published in the past, this special report offers detailed
information — never before released — gathered during the discovery process of Judicial
Watch's lawsuit and the subsequent trial. It also includes incriminating admissions from Jackson made
under oath at trial.
and the race hustlers. Where are they? Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are
the supermen of the civil rights establishment — able to leap tall buildings in a
single bound to get in front of a picket line. When victim politics calls, the demagogic
duo leap into patented action: March. Boycott. Shakedown. Repeat. But
the raging reverends are nowhere to be found as a scandal involving the liberal radio network Air
America and a Bronx, N.Y.-based inner city charity for poor children brews. Why the silence?
The Racism-Industry Lynch
Mob: Who Benefits? During a long string of child and youth murders in
Atlanta, Jesse Jackson declared: "It's open season on black people," the result
of a "cultural conspiracy." Ultimately one person, Wayne Williams, was convicted
for murdering two of the victims and linked to the killing of 29 others. Williams
is black. Yet as this article appears, Showtime is running its movie Who's Killing
Atlanta's Children, barely mentioning Williams but rather implicating, yes, a KKK-led conspiracy.
Liberal Media Offering Spotlight to David Duke?
Chicago area Congressman Gus Savage … a locally renowned race-baiter, charged "racism" when his son was
arrested in Washington for driving an unregistered car without a license — even though the mayor,
the police chief, and the arresting officers were all black. In 1988 he invited to come with him to the
Democratic National Convention a black activist who claimed that Jewish doctors were responsible for injecting
black babies with the AIDS virus. … He called "historically, culturally, and politically accurate" Louis
Farrakhan's statement that "Hitler was a great man" and Judaism is a "gutter religion."
The problem with
pulpit politics: In a move that isn't surprising, Democratic presidential candidate
John Kerry recently appointed the Rev. Jesse Jackson as a senior consultant to his campaign. The
appointment of Mr. Jackson is part of a Democratic strategy in presidential elections that promotes
the belief that all it takes to woo black voters is one person sent to certain areas (especially
black churches) in the days leading up to the elections.
Barry Lynn is Trying to
Scare Churches … Again. Traditionally, the Democratic candidates
speak in many African-American churches during their presidential campaigns. Sunday,
July 18, , Sen. John Edwards spoke in the pulpit of the St. Mark AME
Church in Orlando. As reported in wire stories and on NBC Nightly News, the pastor
of the church strongly endorsed the Kerry-Edwards ticket. As also shown on this
same NBC broadcast, Sen. John Kerry, on April 4,  spoke in a large African-American
church where the pastor introduced him as "the next President of the United
States." Bill Clinton and Al Gore routinely conducted similar church-based
Imagine the ourcry you would see and hear in the news media if
George W. Bush campaigned in an all-white church and had them pass the
collection plate for political contributions. Why is it okay — even
expected — for John Edwards or John Kerry or Jesse Jackson to raise money
in an all-black church?
Plantation: Mrs. Clinton's "offense" … came from a corruption in post-'60s
liberalism and Democratic politics that profoundly insults blacks. Mrs. Clinton came to
Al Sharpton's MLK celebration looking for an easy harvest of black votes. And she knew
the drill — white liberals and Dems whistle for the black vote by pandering to the
black sense of grievance. Once positioned as the white champions of this grievance, they
actually turn black resentment into white liberal power.
All quiet on
Hillary's plantation. With [Al] Sharpton proudly looking on, [Hillary Rodham Clinton] threw
the race card on the table with a big, noisy thwack. "When you look at the way the House of
Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about."
… Had Trent Lott uttered those words last week about Democrats, today he'd be unhappily retired in
Mississippi. But it was Hillary attacking Republicans, so the news coverage was very, very different.
Democrats are tagged as the party without values: To
most Americans, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are race-baiting demagogues. Yet
they are heroes to the Democratic Party. Most Americans do not see their country
as the bigoted and racist nation regularly depicted by both black and white Democratic
History Month" Renamed To Promote Anti-War Agenda: Liberal Democrats in New York City have
renamed Black History Month to reflect the anti-war sentiments expressed by protest groups and political
leaders such as presidential candidate Al Sharpton.
The "D" stands
for demagogue. The freaks come out at night. The demagogues came out on Martin
Luther King Day. Democrat N.Y. Sen. Hillary Clinton, perhaps looking to distract attention
from those pesky Code Pink protesters who've been dogging her over the Iraq war, commemorated the
holiday by pulling a reverse Sister Souljah at race hustler Al Sharpton's pulpit in Harlem. …
When a Democrat politician stumps at a church, you see, it's "minority outreach." When a Republican
politician stumps at a church, it's a theocratic outrage.
What about the Religious Left?: For
years the Reverend Jesse Jackson has asserted that political engagement from the pulpit is an essential part
of the church's moral responsibility. In 1988, Jackson's presidential campaign was financed in part with
cash donations openly collected in black churches.
The Attacks on
Condoleezza Rice: The attacks on Condoleezza Rice by some of the Democrats is something
to behold. It's been nearly half a century since a white person, any white person, dared criticize
a black person. And the criticism here is not polite. It is about as harsh as it gets in the
public arena — repeatedly calling a person in a high level government position a bald-faced
liar goes way beyond a difference of opinion. It is even more unusual not to hear a loud chorus
of black people and black organizations, supported by the national media, coming to her defense. Most
of the time, there is a black organization or black person on every corner poised to scream racism whenever
a white person criticizes a black person. Where is Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, the
Congressional Black Caucus, and others?
cannot vote for John Kerry. [Reason #5:] A vote for John Kerry is a vote for Jesse Jackson,
whom Kerry has named a top adviser; and for Al Sharpton, with whom Kerry campaigns; for Sean Penn and his
Hollywood world; and for the passionately pro-Kerry MTV, the greatest destroyer of young people's minds
and souls in American history.
Otis Moss Subsection
New Obama pastor will continue
Wright's legacy. Otis Moss, the man slated to become the new chief pastor at Barack Obama's
Chicago church, subscribes to the ideology of retiring pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and is expected to
continue Wright's legacy, according to Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party.
Uh-oh, here we go again: Meet
Obama's new pastor. Otis Moss III, lauded this week by Obama as a "wonderful young pastor," also
recently refused to deny claims by Wright that the U.S. government was involved in distributing illegal drugs
to minorities or spreading the AIDS virus to blacks. The 37-year-old Moss, nicknamed the "hip-hop pastor"
by congregants, will become the head of Trinity Christ in June, taking over for Wright, whose controversial
remarks landed Obama in hot water.
Easter Sermon, New Obama Pastor Charges Rev. Wright Victim of 'Lynching'. The criticism
surrounding Wright has not softened the services at Trinity United Church of Christ, where Obama has been a
congregant for 20 years. Instead, Moss defiantly defended their method of worship, referencing rap
lyrics to make his point. "If I was Ice Cube I'd say it a little differently — 'You picked
the wrong folk to mess with,'" Moss said to an enthusiastic congregation, standing up during much of the
sermon, titled "How to Handle a Public Lynching."
Wright's replacement cites lyrics
saying U.S. 'still with the triple K'. Otis Moss, the man slated to become the new chief pastor
at the Trinity United Church of Christ, referenced a rap song during one of his recent sermons that includes
among its lyrics "F--- America" and states the U.S. is "still with triple K" — referring to the white
supremacist Ku Klux Klan. Moss was lauded last week by Sen. Barack Obama as a "wonderful young pastor,"
and an acceptable choice to replace retiring pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright
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