January 2, 2015

THE COMPANY YOU KEEP:

The audacity of Al Sharpton (Katie Pavlich, 12/29/14, The Hill)
 
MSNBC host, tax evader and proclaimed "Reverend" Al Sharpton is a top adviser to President Obama and has been since day one in the Oval Office. In fact, with more than 60 visits to the White House during Obama's tenure, you could say Sharpton is one of the top advisers outside of paid staff. Heck, he's even vacationed with the president on Martha's Vineyard and has a close relationship with senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. He's also played a key role in advising Obama about nominations to powerful positions inside the federal government, including a replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder as the nation's top law enforcement officer.
 
It was just recently that President Obama spoke at Sharpton's April 2014 National Action Network conference, where he praised and glorified him as a leader.
 
"I want to say, first of all, thank you to your leader, Reverend Al Sharpton. Give him a big round of applause," Obama said, giving him even more legitimacy. Attorney General Eric Holder said similar things during a speech at the conference, going out of his way to repeatedly thank him for his friendship and longtime partnership.
 
Considering Al Sharpton has taught his followers and young men in the black community to judge and hate those born with a different skin color, it's alarming how much access he's had to the most powerful offices in the country. Sharpton is a liar, conman and professional manipulator. Throughout his years on the public stage, which have been many, the majority on the left have embraced his ideas and upheld him as a go-to source on problems plaguing the black community. Sharpton has been performing this act for years, and he's finally made it to the A-list on the White House visitor's log.
 
When "peaceful" protesters took to the streets of New York City for Al Sharpton's Million Marchers earlier this month, many of them chanted, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do want them? Now!"
 
Did Sharpton rightly condemn them? No. Instead, he offered soft rhetoric and tried to distance himself from his own supporters in order to evade responsibility for their actions.

Just as there's no legitimate place for a Republican at a Klan event, there's no legitimate place in the White House for the Reverend Al.
Posted by at January 2, 2015 1:11 PM
  

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