Racial demagogues weigh in: Who’s right, Obama or Wright?

posted at 12:32 pm on April 30, 2008 by Allahpundit

Two quick takes from the New York Observer, the first from a guy whose rallies inspire shouts of “kill the police” and the second from a guy who’s been known to shout that sort of thing himself. Barron, the more marginal and thus less cautious of the two, naturally agrees with Wright and tosses in an MLK comparison for good measure. Sharpton’s more equivocal but happily fulfills Limbaugh’s prediction yesterday that the spin from Obama shills will be to celebrate his “courage” in doing something that he was not only too gutless to do when he had the chance in Philadelphia but which he now absolutely, positively had to do to stay viable.

He’s curious as to why Giuliani and Romney were never asked about their issues with their respective churches. Here’s the video of Rudy being quizzed on it at last June’s CNN debate, but fair point vis-a-vis Mitt. Did he face any questions about his faith during the campaign? Why, offhand, I’m not even sure what his faith is.


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Guess Sharpton’s done looking for his impounded Jag!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on April 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Keep Racism Strong

- Brought to you by those who have a vested interest in keeping hate alive yet say they want civil rights.

… for the select few

Kini on April 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Divide and conquer.
Rove, you magnificent bastard.

RobCon on April 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Sharpton’s just different, not and deficient.

fogw on April 30, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Maybe now these clowns will get off my tv. Why do O’Reilly and Hannity even give them a microphone?

Maybe now Don Imus can have a race special, which would include the songs that the team he insulted had on their iPods. I am betting that they were far worse than what he said to insult them.

CrimsonFisted on April 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

The word “reverend” has been made synonymous with the word “pimp” thanks to the Black church in America.

Pimp Sharpton, Pimp Jackson and Pimp Write (I’m sure I left out several dozen more).

Hening on April 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Barron would get beat in the street anywhere else but his Council seat. No one other than his Jim Jones whoops takes this guy seriously.

TC@LeatherPenguin on April 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Rev. Al is fence-straddling. He definitely needs to have one foot on each side. Sounds a lot like a Barry speech……he said absolutely nothing meaningful yet was able to attack Republicans.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

I think Mitt is one of those Jooooooooooooos!

That explains his wealth.

/D’uh

omnipotent on April 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

We always need to know what Sharpton has to say about things. Now let’s check with Jesse Jackson and Lamont Hill.

petefrt on April 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

“… but fair point vis-a-vis Mitt. Did he face any questions about his faith during the campaign? Why, offhand, I’m not even sure what his faith is.”

Not THE Mormon Church but his particular parish church. We don’t know why he joined that particular one. Maybe he chose it because it had a “Free Women” sign out front. (Feel free to read that either way :-)

Love ya Mitt. Mitt for VP.

Dusty on April 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM

Maybe now these clowns will get off my tv. Why do O’Reilly and Hannity even give them a microphone?

CrimsonFisted on April 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Amen! No pun intended.

baldilocks on April 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM

For self declared black leaders like Sharpton, Jackson and Wright, they have got to fan the flames of racism at every opportunity, otherwise they might be out of a job. And keeping the job and the money coming in and the power is what is really important. They don’t care how much violence and bloodshed is caused by their lies.

Maxx on April 30, 2008 at 12:58 PM

“What Barack Obama did was a profile in courage reality.”

MB4 on April 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM

…and when nobody was looking, Hillary slipped comfortably into the leather chair in the Oval Office…

Et tu Brute on April 30, 2008 at 1:06 PM

“It’s not Wright’s hatred that put him in the headlines–it’s racism!” –Sharptongue

jgapinoy on April 30, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Rush just had a woman call in and ask him about Mitt’s church. Seminar caller? Let’s see how often this meme is repeated in the next few days.

Buy Danish on April 30, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Rush just had a woman call in and ask him about Mitt’s church. Seminar caller? Let’s see how often this meme is repeated in the next few days.

Buy Danish on April 30, 2008 at 1:08 PM

I heard that. Then I come here and noticed the Romney talking point.

Hmm.

Last I checked Romney was no longer a candidate.

When he gave his speech explaining his faith, was that a profile in courgae?

JammieWearingFool on April 30, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Last I checked Romney was no longer a candidate.

When he gave his speech explaining his faith, was that a profile in courgae?

JammieWearingFool on April 30, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Only if he had come from the FLDS Ranch!

kirkill on April 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Dividing up the hate pie evenly can be difficult. Problem is, they don’t want it even. Each wants it all.

a capella on April 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Last I checked Romney was no longer a candidate.

JammieWearingFool on April 30, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Yeah, but he could be the V.P. and this is an attempt to derail that by implying, beyond all reason, that Mitt is a racist. When Dems are in trouble they always change the subject and play the what about you? game.

By the way, did you hear the fantabulous interview with Kay Bailey Hutchison about halting ethanol mandates and drilling in ANWR?

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! In fact, I’m just pepped up enough I think I’ll place few phone calls to my representatives today.

Buy Danish on April 30, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Hey Baron, i’m sure you’re right about MLK scathing America in speeches. It doesn’t suprise me but 40 years have passed and in reality, the difference between then and now is the difference between night and day.
Rev. Al, it’s A-S-K, not ax. What’s the problem?
Both of you are on the endangered species list, clue in Jackson will you?

Geronimo on April 30, 2008 at 1:18 PM

“I think he allowed the media to manipulate him into another fight with his pastor”!

This has got to be the best line,I have played it over at least 5 times,its that good,what part of the alternate
universe are these people in!

Now,as the beat goes on,on and on,how in the world did
this become a daily soap opera,forget about the Liberals
on parade,forget about the Liberal nominee process,heck
for that matter send Hillary on a vacation!

Call Hillary up at 3 am. when the soap opera hits re-runs
and give her a date when the nominee process gets back on
track barring any unforseen chicken roosting accidents!Ha ha

canopfor on April 30, 2008 at 1:26 PM

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Buy Danish on April 30,2008 at 1:18PM.

Buy Danish: Kay Bailey Hutchison was on Rush today
for about 10 minutes talking about taking
a pause on ethanol!

Also she has an op-ed written piece on this
today!

canopfor on April 30, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Ironically enough, Romney’s church has been working tirelessly in the black community for some time now. Not that it matters much; Mormons are pretty much the only group in America that are open season for the most vile kinds of ridicule and calumny.

spmat on April 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Also she has an op-ed written piece on this
today!

canopfor on April 30, 2008 at 1:34 PM

Yep, Here’s the article

Buy Danish on April 30, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Keep it up guys! Keep hammering those nails in Barry’s coffin. HA! HA!

RMR on April 30, 2008 at 1:40 PM

What am I wondering is, in the midst of all this Wrong-Way Wright stuff, all this talk of racism and divisiveness, where oh where are the MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN and JESSE JACKSON?

I mean, look at all the free air time these two are missing here.

pilamaye on April 30, 2008 at 1:42 PM

I keep waiting for the NYC police to arrest sharlaton for inciting riots and civil disobedience! WTF!

xler8bmw on April 30, 2008 at 1:46 PM

Yep,here’s the article.

Buy Danish on April 30,2008 at 1:39PM.

Buy Danish: Why thank-you Buy Danish,i’m a clickin
and i’m a be readin it!

A Michelle Obama ALERT!!!!!!

Rush says she’s doing a interview,opposite HillRod
with O’Reilly tonite!!

canopfor on April 30, 2008 at 1:48 PM

That Black Man lovin’ Rev Wright was a hoot…he wants Wright to run for Prez not BHO. Also note the MLK reference, who knew MLK was a BLT/Marxist in his own right.

el Vaquero on April 30, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Classic Sharpton. He tries comparing Rudy to Obama, when there’ve been no controversial remarks coming from his camp, along the lines of AIDS being invented by the USGOVT to kill blacks (no, I refuse to call blacks “African Americans”, unless they have dual citizenship, and you people need to stop, too), the US is a terrorist nation, the Bush Administration engineered the September 11th attack, etc. Yeah, Rudi and Barak. Real comparable. Then, the 2nd idiot, complaining about police “terrorizing” the black community, saying the ‘media manipulated Barak’ into ‘another fight with his pastor’ was just pure manure. Then, claiming that Dr. King was going to go down the path of “God damn America”, and comparing actual critique of American foreign policy to the leftist garbage Obama’s Hyde Park Liberals spew is just purely insulting.

30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.” -King James Bible, Matthew 19:30

Virus-X on April 30, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Translation:

“I am going to kiss Obama’s butt because Wright isn’t running for President”

crosspatch on April 30, 2008 at 2:02 PM

He’s curious as to why Giuliani and Romney were never asked about their issues with their respective churches.

Because they weren’t nearly as controversial?

freevillage on April 30, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Tilt-O-Whirl from Hell.

argos on April 30, 2008 at 2:07 PM

“He’s curious as to why Giuliani and Romney were never asked about their issues with their respective churches.”

Maybe because they’re priest and pastor didn’t spew race and america hatered in their sermons? Hmmm let’s ponder for a moment shall we.

xler8bmw on April 30, 2008 at 2:09 PM

“Stop the police from terrorizing the Black communities”

Wow… These men have lost their f-ing minds. [sarcasm]I am a former cop and I can remember going to meetings (sans the black officers) and trying to come up with new ways to terrorize the black communities. We could never come up with anything they have not already done to themselves. [/sarcasm]

Claypigeon on April 30, 2008 at 2:21 PM

spmat on April 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Great article.

Geronimo on April 30, 2008 at 2:22 PM

“Profile in courage” my backside. What he did was attempt to save his ass. What a dolt.

rplat on April 30, 2008 at 2:22 PM

MB4 on April 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Bingo! Is it courageous to have a panic attack induced by a NC snap poll?

db on April 30, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Sen. Obama’s denunciation was certainly not a profile in courage, more the actions of an animal caught in a trap who gnaws his leg off to try and escape. Had he been willing to do it much sooner it might have been courageous.

Fritz J. on April 30, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Of course Sharpton is in support of Obama, you don’t want to be out of favor when the Messiah comes to power.

I am sure Sharpton figures he can try to outcrazy Wright anyway and gain more support of his base, so need to suck up to him.

Grafted on April 30, 2008 at 2:28 PM

…for the select few…
Kini on April 30,2008 at 12:41PM.

Kini: Tru Dat!!,Hello my Hawiian friend,is it warm! Hehe.

canopfor on April 30, 2008 at 2:33 PM

The only problem with all of this crap is that, a large segment of the Democratic party will implode if Obama doesn’t get the nomination (tee hee), is that these “reverends” will still protest and come up with new rationales for feeding their entitlement mentality and to perpetuate their victim status.

As a third generation American, never owned slaves, my ancestors were persecuted but they never once looked to blame anyone else for their lot and taught that no one is entitled to anything and the changes needed to come from them, not the society in which they were attempting to integrate.

PatriotPete on April 30, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Sharpton, talking smack about Rudy?

Hmmmm…

Al shut your pie hole.

Chakra Hammer on April 30, 2008 at 2:41 PM

Leaders do not wait until they are backed into a corner before taking action, sorry Al.

How does that show character judgment or foresight of any kind or the character of being “proactive” and not “reactive”, “defensive” and “retaliatory”?

Obama is not a leader, he’s a follower until backed into a corner like a rat, then he reacts and retaliates.(predictable)

Chakra Hammer on April 30, 2008 at 2:46 PM

Poor Obama he tried so hard to be authenticcally black he never saw the harm in associating with Wright. Not being raised under or understanding black group think he probably never thought Wright would come back at him with these comments. Oh well now any other black politician that aspires to national office knows confronters cannot be courted for the sake of political expediency. Better to run as a bargainer with no association to confronters in a district with few blacks then to have end up saddled with confronters that are so despicable to the midle of the political spectrum you’ll never win.

Obama cannot win the presidency. The Sharptons and Wrights and just black pople in general that are confronters will make him anything but the post racial candidate. These people will make the news and Obama will seem to be the candidate of confronters. Every criticism is a racist attack, if he won any and everything he did would have a racial subtext. White people do not want to hear that for 4 years.

The first Black President will be a Republican or a vry very conservative Democrat. Because this person will be the natural opposite to confronters. The attacks the left and confronters will lob against this candidate will create an indentity that white people that do not like confronters can assiciate themselves with. A black candidate that Al Sharpton will criticize fiercely for being against affirmatiive action, high taxes, failed social program/engineering is a black candidate that can be POTUS.

Theworldisnotenough on April 30, 2008 at 2:57 PM

He’s curious as to why Giuliani and Romney were never asked about their issues with their respective churches. Here’s the video of Rudy being quizzed on it at last June’s CNN debate, but fair point vis-a-vis Mitt. Did he face any questions about his faith during the campaign? Why, offhand, I’m not even sure what his faith is.Allahpundit?

Yeah, about as plausible as “I was not in church when those statements were made.” Mitt gave a major speech, devoted days responding to Mr. Huckabee and the press, and you missed it Really, Allah. You are getting to be a great comic here.

eaglesdontflock on April 30, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Notice how we’re now talking about Sharpton, Jackson and Wright? Obama’s former pastor is seeking more than just 15 minutes. He could be the new hate-galvanizing charlatan the media will run to for comment on anything racial. Less camera time for Al and Jesse could mean trouble.

whitetop on April 30, 2008 at 3:05 PM

I don’t know if this idea has been considered; but an idea occurred when considering the 20-somethings who chant “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for”.

Obama and his associates, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Ayers may have, indeed, been waiting for this generation of young people–A radicalized student group that demonstrates they are easily manipulated. One might even say, programmed.

Yet, why would Ayers or Obama hope that this type of radicalized generation would emerge now from American society? Blame it on the Iraq War? But, his Weather Underground certainly didn’t bring about that revolution during the Vietnam era. Lots of student marches, but Richard Nixon was elected.

Perhaps Bill Ayers has been laying the groundwork for this result over a long period of time. Consider his family’s national education goals, and what methods he will use in order to obtain them: “Revolution from below” would change the nature of American education. Hence the Ayers family organized the start of influential educational “reform” organizations as his Annenberg Challenge Project and appoints their friend Obama to Chair it. Moreover, Ayers has a very high leadership status among national education.

In other words, Ayers helped draft major changes to American education and had the network to implement his goals.

It’s late, and I hope I’m stating this clearly; but I’m trying to suggest that Ayers and crew have been working through the education bureaucracies to radicalize students. You’d expect such an effort would take a few more decades to achieve, but perhaps they’ve been at it longer than expected.

These goals do match those recent polls released which showed that students had made a major lurch leftward. Hence, Ayers and Obama waited for their educational “reforms” to produce a radicalized youth movement; and finally, they arrived; as “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” affirmed. Convoluted theory, but it would explain the meaning of the chant.

rags

Ragnell on May 1, 2008 at 2:53 AM