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Video || The Wisdom of Al Sharpton

We love to make fun of Al Shaprton around here. It’s because, well . . . it’s because he’s just such an imbecile.

Unfortunately, he’s a very powerful imbecile, with his own TV show, the ability to start riots, to influence vulnerable, unformed young minds, and so forth.

And, as a recent piece in Politico made clear, he has the wide open ear of the president of the United States:

The White House, as the crisis following Brown’s death seemed to flare out of control, worked extensively behind the scenes to maximize The Rev’s doing what he does, using him as both a source of information and a go-between.

After huddling with Brown’s family and local community leaders, Sharpton connected directly with White House adviser and First Friend Valerie Jarrett, vacationing in her condo in the exclusive Oak Bluffs section of Martha’s Vineyard, not far from where President Obama and his family were staying.

Obama was “horrified” by the images he was seeing on TV, Jarrett told Sharpton, and proceeded to pepper him with questions as she collected information for the president: How bad was the violence? Was it being fueled by outside groupsand could Sharpton do anything to talk them down? What did the Brown family want the White House to do?

It was a heady consultation for Sharpton, who 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.

Well, Obama’s style may be different than Sharpton’s, but his thinking runs on about the same track.

Here are some scenes of the presidential advisor in action.

UPDATE: Yid with Lid has a great summary of all Shaprton’s unsavory stunts.

48 thoughts on “Video || The Wisdom of Al Sharpton”

  1. Sharpton reading from teleprompter is the essence of comedy.
    Valerie Jarrett scares the you know what out of me…she controls Obama and she is mean.

    1. Valerie doesn’t scare me. Easy to be brave online! :-)
      Muslim women are clever but they have no real power. That is why she made her play in the USA….the only place she could get away with what she is doing.

  2. I know most people on here make fun of MoJoe, but usually there are more interesting and smart people on it, whether I agree or not, than on F&F. David Ignatius, for one, was my editor once on a piece and I know he’s no dummy. I never know where Joe stands, versus Mika who is always a simpering apologist for the admin. But now, today and yesterday, the fix seems to be in–endless clips of Sharpton railing on, Howard Dean saying I don’t even know what…etc. Jumped the rails?

    1. I can’t take that bone-thin Icky, whose face always looks pained, as if the world just grates and grates on her super-fine sensibilities.

    2. Joe, Mike Barnacle and the others all carried on this morning about Obama speaking about Foley and then less than 15 min later was already on the golf course. Joe said that’s all people talk about, where ever he goes. I quit watching after that segment. A few minutes is all I can tolerate. I don’t care for F&F either…

  3. I find it tragic that the left media drools over Sharpton. Is it because he’s black? Yes. It certainly can’t be because he’s well spoken or has had an original idea since, um, never! Mika and Joe fawned over his “eulogy” as if it had been Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address.

    Why black “folks”, including the White House, think Sharpton speaks for every black man is beyond me. He’s a caricature.

      1. Thinking back – it had something to do with J.Jackson Sr preferring MrsClinton over MrO – something about him not being a genuine “black” or something. Not “black enough”? like that.
        Whatever it was, the payback to the Jackson clan was swift and brutal.
        Anyone who believes that the O administration didn’t have a finger in the proscecution of Jackson, Jr, needs to put down the KoolAid.

        1. A feud it is though. Jesse Jackson, Jr. sits in prison because he wanted Obama’s US Senate seat, and Obama wanted it to go to ValJar. I imagine they can keep Jesse Sr. on a leash or he will end up in prison too. His business dealings in Chicago probably included many indictable offenses.

          In addition to the Jackson alignment with Hillary Clinton–after one of the Jacksons wanted to be the first black President–they probably were aligned with Rod Blagojevich too.

  4. Over the weekend Eric Holder joined Al Sharpton at a protest where he vowed to shave off his mustache if the cop who shot Michael Brown isn’t indicted. He later appeared with Al Sharpton on MSNBC for the most ridiculous interview I’ve ever heard.

  5. Rev (of no church) Sharpton is a fool and a tool being used by the WhiteHouse and the Dems to gin up or fire up the Black community to get them to the polls on election day.
    While the MSM tried mightedly to make this sad incident a national issue, it’s still a common-thug-shot-by-local-police affair.

    How this all plays out when the GrandJury makes it’s decision, or AGHolder decides that the pathetic Grandma-loving Black boy was denied the right to live and takes the policeman to court will not, not even a little, make a difference in contested Congressional or Senate elections.
    Rev(of no church)Sharpton has to be the worst spokesperson to represent the selective outrage of the Black community when one of their own is gunned down in the street. When all of the race-baiters or prominent Black personalities march in the mean streets of Chicago, Detroit, Compton, and others, then we’ll know they are serious about the deadly violence. Until that happens, then we know this event is all about the money and power that some can gain from a tragedy.

  6. Sharpton now Sharpton then Sharpton in the future — a race hustling whore through and through. Not one shred of integrity. Pimped out by Obama.

    1. MSNBC is the conduit for the WH. The pimping of Sharpton and ‘Ferguson’ exists for voter turn out in the mid-terms and to deflect from the real list of problems. I am convinced that the network gets more coverage on conservative blogs than it has actual viewers.

  7. OT Apologies. Remember Michelle Obama’s rush to hashtag Return our girls. Well, now apparently ISIS has a young American woman as well.

    I genuinely wonder how many Americans they will parade and hopefully not behead, before Obama either acts or steps down because he is not up to the job.

    A lot of people are going to die due to his dithering.

    What a trail of American” bumps in the road” ,F&F, one American dead. Benghazi, four Americans dead. ISIS, one American publicly beheaded.

  8. I am bored with Sharpton–but I do watch a lot of TV and although I did not see the Emmys, I saw clips and wish to go rogue in this thread and say Breaking Bad was great but it’s over, people. I also did not want to stare at some gal’s attributes on a revolving “spit.” Modern Family is contrived and not funny–Al Bundy could never get aforementioned “gal.” I love Big Bang–but come on…it’s been on forever. And–blashemy–I don’t love Orange is the New Whatever–so maybe that was a good call. Houser of Cards? Season Two is Season One on roids. I will now desist.

    1. There are thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of encounters between police and citizens that end peacefully. Each day, 24 hours, all year long. Only the situations that Chris points out are the ones we see or hear about.

  9. One of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain…..
    “You cannot get the water to clear up until you get the pigs
    out of the creek.” …

  10. I was living in New York during the Twana Brawly debacle, I can’t stand the guy and refuse to watch or listen to him. I know when he is on the scene nothing good will happen. I never could figure out why anyone even listens to him.

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