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Al Sharpton Criticizes Obama

As if we couldn't see this one coming a mile away -- Al Sharpton is taking aim at Barack Obama while he is trying to get his personal enrichment plan, er, I mean his own campaign, underway.(Link via Drudge)

With the race for the Democratic presidential nomination already in high gear, the Reverend Al Sharpton jumped into the fray today with some tough criticism for Senator Barack Obama. The outspoken reverend offered the harsh comments to Obama just as he looked to build support for his candidacy in the black community.

"Why shouldn't the black community ask questions? Are we now being told, 'You all just shut up?'" Sharpton told CBS 2's Marcia Kramer Monday. "Senator Obama and I agree that the war is wrong, but then I want to know why he went to Connecticut and helped [Sen. Joseph] Lieberman, the biggest supporter of the war."

Sharpton also questioned why Obama supports "tort reform, which hurts police brutality victims."

What set Sharpton off was a published report that he is trying to hurt Obama's campaign because he's jealous. Sharpton says that claim is untrue, charging the story came from the Obama camp to pressure him into an early endorsement.

"I'm not going to be cajoled or intimidated by any candidate not for my support," Sharpton said.

The conventional wisdom, which I have believed to be true, in the matter of the cancelled Fox News Democrat primary debate, is that the nutroots made a huge error in keeping their candidates from being seen by the biggest cable audience possible. Now, hmmm, I wonder. Maybe they had an idea what might be coming and really did want the smallest number of people possible to see their candidates. Ya gotta admit, it is a possibility.


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Comments (15)

Al baby has no chance whats... (Below threshold)

Al baby has no chance whatsoever. All he wants is the free $$$$$$ like lorie thinks. Maybe we should "axe" him.

If he was worth anything so... (Below threshold)

If he was worth anything someone would make a dead hero out of him like they did MLK. Someway the 'no chance' people that run every cycle are putting millions in their pocket. Time for someone to stand up and send them the jail Being black isn't a get out of jail free card. Al and Je$$ie are nothing but con men and Osama Obama has them outclassed in the con game and will bleed off their money.

Being attacked by Al Sharpt... (Below threshold)

Being attacked by Al Sharpton probably enhances Barack Obama among many voters and is probably a political asset.

And Rudy Giuliani is in ano... (Below threshold)

And Rudy Giuliani is in another drag queen video saying: "I already play a Republican playing a Democrat playing a Republican." Video at: http://www.solidpolitics.com

If he was worth anythin... (Below threshold)

If he was worth anything someone would make a dead hero out of him like they did MLK. Posted by: Scrapiron at March 12, 2007 11:06 PM

Do you really have to go there? Ya know you say some pretty stupid ignorant things around here but sh*t like that places you in some very sad, sorry company.

Al just preached James Brow... (Below threshold)

Al just preached James Brown's funeral - no kidding. Brown was only recently buried. His casket was in cold storage. Long story in itself.

Sharptongue has put out the gauntlet, which is an armored glove, which protects his outstretched palm. Obama must have declined to hire him as a consultant. As a (non-paying) graduate of the Jesse Jackson School of Legalized Extortion, Al knows the First Law of Profitable Activism: "If they don't pay you in cash, make them pay you in pain!"

Barry should just pay up. And keep fighting to reduce the number of Democratic debates, as he has been.

Sharpton also que... (Below threshold)
Sharpton also questioned why Obama supports "tort reform, which hurts police brutality victims

The square around the words above is not a "blocked quote" but rather, at least in this case, "The nutshell".

"I'm not going to be caj... (Below threshold)

"I'm not going to be cajoled or intimidated by any candidate not for my support," Sharpton said.

Articulate fella, Sharpton.

If the Reverend Al Sharpton... (Below threshold)

If the Reverend Al Sharpton has not endorsed Mrs. Clinton yet, that can only mean he waiting for the Mrs. Clinton's check to clear.

wavemaker, I think the tran... (Below threshold)

wavemaker, I think the transcriber left out a comma after 'candidate'. I'll bet Al paused, there. JJ, that quote is Al telling everyone that Obama is not a real black nor a real Democrat; what, support police brutality and not plaintiff's lawyers?

Marc ...company li... (Below threshold)

Marc ...

company like Huffinton and Kos I would imagine ... which is pretty low ...

Al Sharpton is to black Ame... (Below threshold)

Al Sharpton is to black America like Arafat was to Palestinians. Each would be better served without that particular individual.

Al Sharpton (he does not de... (Below threshold)

Al Sharpton (he does not deserve the Rev. title), the black racist, hate monger, and liar, is sad because he can't play in Barak Hussein Obama's sandbox.

This is very humorous to watch. I can't wait for the debates just for the Al soundbites.

POT CALLING KETTLE POT CALL... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:


dont be mad at the truth...... (Below threshold)
a riley:

dont be mad at the truth....sharpton brings it






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