Upon learning that a jury in Florida had acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the murder of Trayvon Martin, Al Sharpton called the verdict “an atrocity” and “a sad day in this country.” But from where I sit, I think Sharpton couldn’t be more delighted with the verdict. 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. A demagogue must have someone or something against which
Sharpton is a disgusting little man. He puts so much effort stirring up hatred between the races and does nothing to try and stop the murders in the black community. He does nothing to try and bring his people out of the hellhole that is their lives, just stirs up hatred. He is a worthless little man.
Yes, this is exactly what I was thinking. A race-hustler needs something to hustle in order to sell his snake-oil. Now, this pompous ass can climb back onto his racist soapbox and demand everyone listen to him as he makes the determination, of who is racist and who is not. Who died and made Sharpton the know-all be-all of race?
Personally, I´ll never forget the arrogant and disdainful look on Sharpton´s face when he was interrogating...er..interviewing Don Imus after his little racist incident. Anyone seen the ´Rev´ Jesse Jackson recently?
Zim = democrat, Zims lawyers = democrats, Prosecutors = democrats, Al Sharpton = college dropout democrat. The judge = democrat, The Department of Justice that funded the race based protests in Zims town with your tax money... You guessed it DEMOCRATS who worker under President Obama the democrat. A typical hate fest by democrats for democrats on a democrat they didn´t know was a democrat.
Why should the American Spectator care what Al Sharpton thinks? Why should the Spectator think that its readers care what Al Sharpton thinks? I don´t care what he thinks; I wouldn´t even read the article. AS should stop promoting someone who wants race riots to happen.
About 150 years ago we fought a war to free the blacks from slavery. However all we really did was free them physically. They´re still slaves to the democrat party and race pimps like Jackson & Sharpton.
Every large American city has street preachers and winos - occasionally one person fills both roles.
There is absolutely no reason we should be hearing from Al Sharpton in 2013. Every time the media put him on the air he gains a little credibility and the media lose a ton. Apparently they consider this a fair exchange.
One could not ask for a better person to represent the democrats, the Department of Injustice and Obama than Sharpton. A known liar and race hustler. If the Republicans don´t tie Obama and Holder with Sharpton they are missing the chance to define who and what these people are politically.
The other party that´s equally delighted, the mainstream media. Their continued fomenting of discord, and distribution of (at best) half-truths benefits them greatly. #5 & #6 demonstrate that. Al Sharpton delivers eyballs to NBC, and I´m sure they pay him a lot of money because we tune in. It´s time to break that "vicious circle".
I hope Zimmerman and his attorneys sue the Al Sharptons, the Holders, the race=baiting media, etc. There are no words to describe Angela Corey who was the pathetic mastermind for this case. Predators all.
The race hustling industry is huge in this country, it has burrowed into every agency of government and most large corporations. The liberal Democrats who are completely politically allied to the race hustling industry is now doing everything they can to expand it into the growing Hispanic population groups throughout the USA. The race hustling industry will not go away quietly or anytime soon.
Al, Jesse, and others live off of racism. If they allow racism to disappear, they would have to work for a living and not be a spokesperson for racism. It appears to me that racism is also kept alive by the black community so that they can live off of the government dole. And, just to let you know, I have worked for, with, and had black working for me. And, doing the job was always the most important thing, not the color of their skin or mine.
Have the radicals succeeded for Obama and the socialist purpose? Will the anger and hatred built by media and long time enemies of America´s success create the opportunity for Obama to declare his desired martial law? If Holder is correct when he says Americans are cowards, then it leads to restoring feudalism and limited individual opportunities. For centuries Muslim leaders have used the angry blood of ignorance to win personal power; now it may be seen witnessed live in America.
Yes #7, we did free slaves from their masters. But how many of today´s blacks know that the KKK was formed by southern DEMOCRATS for purely political reasons? And that for quite a while following all of that that most blacks were REPUBLICAN voters? Then somehow, during the Great Depression and all of the magnificent programs of FDR, they slowly became Dims. All the freebies. And now, they seem to believe it´s their birthright. And Sharpton is one of the worst. I don´t believe that he has ever held a real job that required hard work. He just runs his mouth 24/7.
Racism DOES exist, but it is only a continuing pervasive problem because of leftsts, race-hustlers/baiters and others who gain or profit from its continuence. If people didn´t gain something from it, racism would become nearly negligible and irrelevant. This just proves that people are generally corrupt nowadays.
I think that we should all take a deep breath and calm down. Personally, I´m hoping Presdent Obama holds another one of his popular "beer conferences" on the White House lawn.
Only this time, instead of inviting Sgt. Crowley of the Cambridge, Mass. Police Department and Prof. Henry Lewis of Harvard University, the president invites George Zimmerman and the Rev. Al Sharpton, racial arsonist extraodinaire, to sit down, have a beer or two, and calmly and cordially discuss ways to improve racial relations in this great nation of ours.
Maybe First Lady Michelle Obama will stop by and offer the three gentlemen some of her nutritious and healthy treats from her own personal White House garden? Umm, yummy!
Sharpton looks more like a corpse than ever but, like Ted Kennedy, he probably expects to live forever with his ill-gotten money and media-bestowed power. Actually, I believe putting this liar in the limelight protesting a fair and just verdict may wake up a lot of white people who may be unaware of whats really going on everyday in America.
To think in the month of the anniversary of Gettysburg the lives lost then, prior to and more to come it was all for nothing because Obama and the likes of Sharpton erased it all. Sorry soldiers of the North and South that the loss of life was all for nothing. They weren´t worth it or appreciate it. All for naught.
Of course he thrilled. He´s a liberal Democrat. The typical Dem voter is all about emotions (vengeful over O.J. and outraged over Travon), and the typical Dem leader is all about exploiting emotions. Keeps them from using their brains, you see.
The only way Liberals and Conservatives can EVER agree is if a event is both emotional, and involves wisdom and truth. The last time I can think of such an event was 9/11, when we all agreed we were devastated and had to do something about it. That lasted about five minute until the "truther" loons took over.
Off topic: I noticed that a lot of the media is back to the pic of 12-year-old Trayvon. I suppose they would have used a toddler picture of him, but figured even the low-fos wouldn´t have fallen for it.
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