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« on: August 26, 2014, 10:49:12 AM »

Aren't you Democrats embarrassed by Sharpton?  You folks continue to give that idiot a platform. 


Al Sharpton, White House Ferguson liaison

MSNBC host Al Sharpton has become the White House's de facto liaison to events on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., our colleague Glenn Thrush reports. After several reincarnations, the former Brooklyn protest leader has positioned himself as an ally, though not close friend of President Obama:

And 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 groups—and 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. If anything, the Ferguson crisis has underscored Sharpton’s role as the national black leader Obama leans on most, a remarkable personal and political transformation for a man once regarded with suspicion and disdain by many in his own party. It’s a status made all the more surprising given that Obama, America’s first black president, ran on a platform of moving beyond the country’s painful racial divisions while Sharpton is the man who once defined those divisions for many Americans.

Read the full piece here.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/08/al-sharpton-white-house-ferguson-liaison-194359.html
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 10:57:03 AM »

Great person to get an objective view of the incident from!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 10:58:47 AM »

Dems love him. They gave him his own show on MSNBC. His ideology matches the democrat party's present ideology exactly.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 10:13:46 AM »

Yes, this is the man Democrats put on the national stage in presidential debates. 

Race hustling is good business. 

Al Sharpton Is A Bigot... Against Fat People
Now svelte, the civil rights leader loves to mock the overweight



AUGUST 26--Now that the Rev. Al Sharpton has transformed himself from an overweight track suit enthusiast to a svelte dandy, he appears to enjoy nothing more than making fun of obese people.

During weekly meetings at his Harlem headquarters, the civil rights activist, who turns 60 in October, has used his overweight followers as punching bag and punch line. He does this while acknowledging the obesity crisis in African-American communities, which are filled with fast food restaurants and few supermarkets.

The multimillionaire Sharpton--who follows a strict diet that has helped him shed about 150 pounds--lives in a luxury apartment on Manhattan’s West Side, where he has easy access to fruits, vegetables, and healthy eating choices. In fact, the MSNBC host just has to take the elevator downstairs, where a Trader Joe’s occupies his building’s ground-floor commercial space.

The skinny civil rights leader, who was long the butt of tabloid jokes about his weight, does not deliver his fat attacks on cable TV or during high profile visits to places like Ferguson, Missouri or the violent streets of Chicago. Instead, Sharpton saves his caustic comments for home turf--the Harlem headquarters of the National Action Network, the “Christian activist organization” he heads. In addition to his MSNBC salary, Sharpton banks $241,402 annually from the not-for-profit group.

At his Saturday morning appearances at NAN’s “House of Justice” on West 145th Street, Sharpton addresses crowds filled with obese attendees. In fact, his inner circle includes many overweight individuals, including aides, bodyguards, and family members.

Over the past several months, Sharpton has regularly singled out fat followers for the kind of ridicule that he himself once endured. For example:

* During a March 29 address, Sharpton recalled running into a former classmate from Brooklyn’s Samuel J. Tilden High School. But the woman, now pushing 300  pounds, was no longer the physical specimen of her youth, a fact that made Sharpton rueful. “Ain’t nothing worse than ruining your life over somebody that don’t look that good anymore.”

The woman, Sharpton recalled, “was slim, trim, the finest girl in Tilden.” Now, however, “she obese,” added Sharpton. The reverend then followed with the observation that, “Every fine girl is two big Whoppers away from being obese.”

* On April 5, Sharpton told of an upcoming community fashion show being organized by his daughter Ashley, and noted that some women, due to their size, would not be able to participate.

Mimicking a passed-over candidate, Sharpton said, “Why Ashley didn’t have me model?” He answered himself, “’Cause you too fat! We doing full-body size, but we ain’t doing the oversize.” He added that “jumbo” women would not make the cut.

After laughter subsided, Sharpton noted, “Since I lost weight I talk about fat folk real bad. I like keeping fat folk around me so I can just talk about them.”

* On the day before Easter, Sharpton mocked women anticipating a candy score the following day.  “As old as you are… you overweight, obese, got diabetes looking for some corn candy and jelly beans.” He added, “Talk about the resurrection, you gettin’ ready to have a crucifixion if you eat them jelly beans.”

Later in his address, Sharpton recalled that the last time he flew coach was a 1994 trip to South Africa with other preachers. He recalled being stuck in a middle seat between “two of the fattest preachers” on the trip.

* Chiding a portly aide during remarks in late-April, Sharpton said, “I know how to make you jog. All I got to do is just put a fried chicken sandwich right here.” As he said this, Sharpton mimicked holding the sandwich on a stick as a lure. “And you’ll run as far as I got that chicken sandwich.”

* While urging followers in late-May to attend a rally against Boko Haram at the United Nations, Sharpton said, “A lot of y’all ain’t doing nothing but going to lunch. And most of y’all don’t need no lunch. Y’all need to walk over to the UN and lose some weight anyhow.”

* During June 28 remarks, Sharpton recalled once ridiculing a female diner who ate across from him at Sylvia’s, the Harlem soul food restaurant. After watching the woman devour half a fried chicken, two sides, and dessert, Sharpton recalled, “I just got mad.” When the waitress asked if she wanted anything else, the woman “had the nerve” to ask for a cup of coffee with Sweet'n Low,” said Sharpton. “So I couldn’t take it anymore and said, ‘Miss, lemme ask you something. All of that you took, what do you need Sweet'n Low? I mean, you just make yourself feel better? You might as well pour the whole bag of sugar in the cup.”

As he closed his remarks, Sharpton reminded the audience to attend a panel that afternoon, saying that attendees “don’t need to eat lunch. Swallow hard and stay right here. You too fat anyhow, you don’t need no nothing.”

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/al-sharpton-and-obese-people-897531
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 10:27:10 AM »

F him and Obama
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 12:29:53 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 12:39:10 PM »

Obama equals Sharpton
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2014, 04:38:23 PM »

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Al Sharpton Says He's Helping The White House Pick The Next Attorney General
COLIN CAMPBELL
 SEP. 25, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton said his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, is "engaged in immediate conversations" with the White House as they work to name a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder, who is set to announce his resignation Thursday afternoon.

"We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder," Sharpton said in a statement.

Sharpton praised Holder, the first African-American attorney general, as the "best" one in history when it comes to civil rights.

"The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community," he said. "We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on Civil Rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most."

According to a Politico profile in August, in the aftermath of the racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Sharpton has become Obama's "go-to man" on race issues.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether Sharpton is involved in the decision-making process for Holder's successor.

In his statement, Sharpton further urged Holder or his successor to promptly take over the investigations of both the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose fatal encounter with the police triggered the Ferguson protests, and the death of Eric Garner during a New York Police Department arrest in Staten Island.

"As I stood with the families of Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner of Staten Island, New York, and called on the Justice Department to take over the criminal investigations of those cases …. today, we hope Attorney General Holder will authorize this before his departure or that it becomes the first order of business for his successor," Sharpton said.

Update (3:17 p.m.): Sharpton sent a statement to Business Insider clarifying that he is not involved in the "decision making."

"We did not say we are in the decision making. We are in conversation to reach out to them to have meetings about what we want to see in a successor," said Sharpton. "I have personally spoken to Attorney General Eric Holder today to express my views that he was the best civil rights Attorney General in history."

http://www.businessinsider.com/al-sharpton-says-hes-helping-pick-the-next-attorney-general-2014-9#ixzz3ENCj3qtZ
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2014, 01:10:24 PM »

Once a pimp . . . .

Embarrassing that this man is a White House Advisor.  And I saw a headline saying Rand Paul met with him.  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Sharpton denies fathering ex-City Hall aide’s troubled teen
By Laurel Babcock, Michael Gartland and Bruce Golding
November 19, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton unexpectedly denied fathering ex-City Hall aide Rachel guy’s troubled teenage son during a news conference about his long-standing tax debts on Wednesday.

Without prompting, Sharpton brought up rumors that he fathered Khari guy, whose mom was Sharpton’s spokeswoman before being hired this year as chief of staff for First Lady Chirlane McCray.

In response to a question about whether close pal guy was “welcome back” at his National Action Network after taking leave from her City Hall post, Sharpton said: “Rachel and I have not talked about a job. Rachel and I have talked about [her son] Khari.”

Khari was busted Friday for trespassing inside a Washington Heights apartment building that’s a known hot spot for drug sales, prompting guy to take an indefinite leave from her $170,000-a-year city job.

“I’m concerned, I watched him grow up,” Sharpton said.

Sharpton then steered his remarks far afield and addressed the subject of the teen’s paternity.

“Ironically, about eight months ago a reporter was running around trying to prove that I was Khari’s father. You remember that.”

“We’ve been through all of this before. I’ve gone from you know being too close to politicians, to being too close to entertainers and people’s father that I’m not,” he added.

guy didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. She has never publicly revealed who fathered her ­17-year-old son.

This past summer, The Post ­investigated allegations from ­political insiders that Sharpton was Khari’s father, which guy emphatically denied.

“I would never have been with the rev, especially when he was fat,” she said at the time, referring to the years when Sharpton tipped the scales at 300 pounds.
The Post then dropped its inquiry and never even asked Sharpton about the rumors.

In an e-mail to The Post following Sharpton’s remarks, guy said: “The provable fact is I met Rev. Al Sharpton in 1999 when he came into the firm I worked at as a client.”

“My son, Khari, was born on Dec. 20, 1996,” she added. “I will not entertain any more questions about my son’s father because it is intrusive, sexist, libelous and defamatory to suggest that someone I did not know when my son was born is his father.”

guy, who was hired as the $170,000-a-year chief of staff for mayoral First Lady Chirlane McCray, announced Monday she was taking an indefinite, unpaid leave to spend more time with her son.

Meanwhile, at his Wednesday news conference, Sharpton blasted a report about more than $4.5 million in long-standing tax liens against him, calling it “at best misleading and ­totally out of context.”

“There’s not one dime nor one red penny of current taxes owed by National Action Network or me,” he said.

Sharpton also said “we are on high alert” awaiting findings from grand juries investigating the racially charged police killings on Staten ­Island and in Ferguson, Mo.

“It is very suspect to us that the grand juries in both cases appear to be improperly expanded to where it is about trying to prove or disprove the accused,” he said.

“There’s no reason that both grand juries are taking this long.”

Sharpton also said his group was planning demonstrations in 25 cities to demand that the feds launch a “formal criminal investigation” of Ferguson cop Darren Wilson for fatally shooting ­unarmed teen Michael Brown.

http://nypost.com/2014/11/19/al-sharpton-denies-fathering-ex-de-blasio-aides-troubled-teen/
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 03:08:51 PM »

^ Why in hell did the editing turn the name into "guy"? Lol, wtf
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 04:49:15 PM »

Once a pimp . . . .

Embarrassing that this man is a White House Advisor.  And I saw a headline saying Rand Paul met with him.  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Sharpton denies fathering ex-City Hall aide’s troubled teen
By Laurel Babcock, Michael Gartland and Bruce Golding
November 19, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton unexpectedly denied fathering ex-City Hall aide Rachel guy’s troubled teenage son during a news conference about his long-standing tax debts on Wednesday.

Without prompting, Sharpton brought up rumors that he fathered Khari guy, whose mom was Sharpton’s spokeswoman before being hired this year as chief of staff for First Lady Chirlane McCray.

In response to a question about whether close pal guy was “welcome back” at his National Action Network after taking leave from her City Hall post, Sharpton said: “Rachel and I have not talked about a job. Rachel and I have talked about [her son] Khari.”

Khari was busted Friday for trespassing inside a Washington Heights apartment building that’s a known hot spot for drug sales, prompting guy to take an indefinite leave from her $170,000-a-year city job.

“I’m concerned, I watched him grow up,” Sharpton said.

Sharpton then steered his remarks far afield and addressed the subject of the teen’s paternity.

“Ironically, about eight months ago a reporter was running around trying to prove that I was Khari’s father. You remember that.”

“We’ve been through all of this before. I’ve gone from you know being too close to politicians, to being too close to entertainers and people’s father that I’m not,” he added.

guy didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. She has never publicly revealed who fathered her ­17-year-old son.

This past summer, The Post ­investigated allegations from ­political insiders that Sharpton was Khari’s father, which guy emphatically denied.

“I would never have been with the rev, especially when he was fat,” she said at the time, referring to the years when Sharpton tipped the scales at 300 pounds.
The Post then dropped its inquiry and never even asked Sharpton about the rumors.

In an e-mail to The Post following Sharpton’s remarks, guy said: “The provable fact is I met Rev. Al Sharpton in 1999 when he came into the firm I worked at as a client.”

“My son, Khari, was born on Dec. 20, 1996,” she added. “I will not entertain any more questions about my son’s father because it is intrusive, sexist, libelous and defamatory to suggest that someone I did not know when my son was born is his father.”

guy, who was hired as the $170,000-a-year chief of staff for mayoral First Lady Chirlane McCray, announced Monday she was taking an indefinite, unpaid leave to spend more time with her son.

Meanwhile, at his Wednesday news conference, Sharpton blasted a report about more than $4.5 million in long-standing tax liens against him, calling it “at best misleading and ­totally out of context.”

“There’s not one dime nor one red penny of current taxes owed by National Action Network or me,” he said.

Sharpton also said “we are on high alert” awaiting findings from grand juries investigating the racially charged police killings on Staten ­Island and in Ferguson, Mo.

“It is very suspect to us that the grand juries in both cases appear to be improperly expanded to where it is about trying to prove or disprove the accused,” he said.

“There’s no reason that both grand juries are taking this long.”

Sharpton also said his group was planning demonstrations in 25 cities to demand that the feds launch a “formal criminal investigation” of Ferguson cop Darren Wilson for fatally shooting ­unarmed teen Michael Brown.

http://nypost.com/2014/11/19/al-sharpton-denies-fathering-ex-de-blasio-aides-troubled-teen/
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