Sharpton to Obama: "Just because you're our color doesn't make you our kind"

Exit Entrance question: Seriously, how much is Obama paying him to say this crap? It’s like a Sister Souljah moment in reverse.

Herald the dawn of the age of meritocratic identity politics:

“I think the identity politics should not be based on race,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, a 2004 presidential candidate.

“It should be based on agenda and policy — who stands for our best interests. We cannot put our people’s aspirations on hold for anybody’s career, black or white.”…

Without naming Obama, Sharpton added that “just because you’re our color doesn’t make you our kind.” He pointed to President Bush’s secretaries of state, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, as examples of African-Americans who he said haven’t necessarily worked in the interest of the African-American community.

Here’s SNL from this weekend having fun with Sharpton’s race-baiting while engaging in a bit of social criticism. If you’ve never seen Darrell Hammond as Jesse Jackson, watch it just for that. Thanks to the Princess for the heads up.