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Yesterday, noted left-wing race-baiter, agitator, and demagogue Al Sharpton held a poorly-attended rally in Washington, DC, in an attempt to "reclaim the Dream" of Dr. Martin Luther King on the 47th anniversary of his famous speech calling for a truly color-blind society.

Sharpton, whose demagoguery has triggered race riots that have killed at least nine people, tried but failed to lure even a single member of Dr. King's family to attend the event. In the end, Sharpton's overwhelmingly black audience barely numbered 3,000 -- roughly one percent the number of Americans who answered the call of activist and conservative community organizer Glenn Beck, whose deliberately non-partisan "Restoring Honor" rally utterly dwarfed Sharpton's.

Sharpton, in fierce defiance to reality, called his "Reclaim The Dream" an overwhelming success.


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It got him "face-time" on t... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

It got him "face-time" on the networks. How else would he describe success?

It appears Shopton's race... (Below threshold)
Nine Fourteen:

It appears Shopton's racebaitin gravy train is out of service. .

I believe Beck's rally was ... (Below threshold)
Ken D.:

I believe Beck's rally was closer to the dream Dr. King was referring to.

at Sharpton's Hate-In he ha... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

at Sharpton's Hate-In he had a La Raza spokeswoman give a speech.

The MOTTO of La Raza is:
For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.
(For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.)

At a rally supposedly honoring Dr. King, a man who preached the need to judge people "by the strength of their character", Sharpton has a group DEDICATED to elevating the "Latino Race" above all others.

MLK was heard spinning in his grave.

What else could he do?<br /... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

What else could he do?
He's become a political failure.

Where Democrats once had to kiss his ass to get his "Black People's Approval" stamp, now that we have a "Black (P)resident" that approval is no longer needed.

He's a race pimp and his past due date has expired.
His extortion game is over and he doesn't have a stage to stand on where he can receive the adulation of white politicians or a lot of black politicians too.

Personally, it couldn't have happened to a better race pimp than him because of his racist thug background although I'd like to see that extortionist Jesse Jackson follow in his footsteps over the cliff of obscurity.

I wonder if Tijuana Bwalley... (Below threshold)
Nine Fourteen:

I wonder if Tijuana Bwalley was in attendance?

Would be great to see some aerial shots of the two events side by side. Sharpton with his family and entourage getting a "you're racist dream is over" wake up call.

I wonder if Al Sharpton rem... (Below threshold)

I wonder if Al Sharpton remembers the I have a Dream speech given by MLK. You see reclaiming the dream rings hollow, when a black man is the sitting president of the United States.

MLK wanted the black, the Jew, the Catholic, those of all colors and creeds to be equal. Whether the left accepts it or not, whether the left likes it or not, this is happening. We as citizens are equally showing support or disgust for our president, not because he is a black man, but because he is our president.

For the record, we have done so with every elected president to date. Hollow words indeed Al~

What added insult to injury... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

What added insult to injury to Sharpton was the fact that Dr. King's niece Dr. Alveda King was the last speaker at Beck's rally prior to Beck giving his own speech.

Later that evening both Sharpton and Alveda King appeared on the "Geraldo" show, during which Sharpton couldn't say anything negative about what actually happened at Beck's rally. Instead, Sharpton complained about Beck's rally not being what Sharpton expected Beck's rally to be like.

As I see it, the difference between the two rallies is summed up in this:

The motto of Beck's rally was "In God we trust."
The motto of Sharpton's rally was "In government we trust."

Is it any wonder that there were 100 times more people at Beck's rally than at Sharpton's rally?

I seldom watch Glenn Becks ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I seldom watch Glenn Becks show on Fox but my wife likes him. I think he is funny on the radio. He does his research and I actually like Friday's television show's which are all about history.

What Glenn Beck did yesterday is what most leaders should have been doing. Bringing the country together. Beck didn't have to do this and he certainly doesn't need the money or face time. I think he genuinely cares about our country and is very concerned about the direction it is heading. ww

"Sharpton, in fierce defian... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Sharpton, in fierce defiance to reality, called his "Reclaim The Dream" an overwhelming success."

Sort of like Barry saying that 'the economy is recovering'.

They're both of the school of 'saying it's so, makes it so'.

Did he sing Barack The Magi... (Below threshold)
Stan:

Did he sing Barack The Magic Negro?

The less relevant li'l Al b... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

The less relevant li'l Al becomes on the
national stage, the more progress America
will make in its quest for a "more perfect
union." Beck, for all his perceived flaws,
carries a far more curative message. That
is why he is so reviled by the forces on
the left.

Sharpton would view the eve... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Sharpton would view the event as "an overwhelming success" so long as he managed to stiff the caterer on the bill.

In the end, Sharpton's o... (Below threshold)
Murgatroyd:

In the end, Sharpton's overwhelmingly black audience barely numbered 3,000 -- roughly one percent the number of Americans who answered the call of activist and conservative community organizer Glenn Beck, whose deliberately non-partisan "Restoring Honor" rally utterly dwarfed Sharpton's.

The ironic thing is that there were far more "people of color" at Beck's rally than there were at Sharpton's.

But the one-party media already have their talking points -- go to Google News and search for "overwhelmingly white." I wonder if they got that line from the JournoList? Ah, but that no longer exists, of course.

Overwhelmingly white? Pref... (Below threshold)
Nine Fourteen:

Overwhelmingly white? Preferable to Hussein's supporters who are overwhelmingly stupid.

Show me a person who judges... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

Show me a person who judges the Beck rally by the skin color of the majority of the rally's participants, and I will show you a person who is judging others by skin color, not by the content of character. What was Dr. King's dream again?




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