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How the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Near the end of 2007, Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett met with Al Sharpton in New York City and began to cement a relationship that would eventually make the inflammatory activist the president’s “go-to man” on race, according to multiple sources.

    The backdrop to the incipient Obama-Sharpton alliance was the then-senator’s 2008 presidential campaign, which still hadn’t locked away the black vote, and the political cross-currents created by two other controversial reverends, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright.

    That tentative relationship has now grown into a full-blown partnership that has vastly increased the once-shunned Sharpton’s influence and prestige and elevated him into a key White House ally at a time of heightened tension over policing and race.

    In 2007, media outlets no less prestigious than the New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, and Time questioned whether Obama, with his multiracial and perhaps post-racial narrative, could truly count on securing the black vote. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was pressuring African-American leaders to support her, especially before the primary in heavily black South Carolina.
    So it was with great annoyance that the Obama campaign read in September that Jesse Jackson had criticized Obama for not speaking out enough about the controversial Jena Six case in Louisiana.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/396399/how-obama-sharpton-alliance-began-jillian-kay-melchior
     
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    Sounds like a marriage made in hell and as hard as the hinges on the gates of hell.
     
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    Well said!
     
  4. OldRegular

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    Far as I am concerned they are both race baiters, Obamme is just more polished being a Haaavad graduate!
     
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    Obama is not just a racebaiter he is a racist.
     
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    I agree! Sometimes I think he hates both blacks and whites since he is supposedly half and half!
     
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