12:23 PM, Dec 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Matthew Continetti, writing for the Washington Free Beacon:
Activists outraged at the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner are not only causing traffic jams and disrupting holiday shopping. They have a new target: President Obama, who the radicals say isn’t doing enough to rectify injustice.
What about opening investigations into the white police officers who killed the unarmed Brown and Garner, what about inviting Al Sharpton and Bill De Blasio to the White House, condemning the decisions of grand juries not to indict the policemen, and calling the ensuing unrest, which has included looting and arson, “necessary” to prick “the country’s conscience”?
Meh. Those things do not appease the left, which never takes yes for an answer.
“Mr. Obama has not been the kind of champion for racial justice that many African-Americans say this moment demands,” reports a disappointed New York Times. For example, Obama “has not stood behind the protestors.” He has not “linked arms with civil rights leaders.” He hasn’t even posed in an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt.
The activists don’t want Obama in the Oval Office. They want him on the picket line. They want to bully the president “into seizing on the post-Ferguson anger.” And they might be winning: “White House advisers say addressing the nation’s racial conflicts is now an imperative for the president’s final years in office.”
Whole thing here.
'They have supported my agenda in Congress. … These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me.'7:04 PM, Oct 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama discussed the election and how "all" the Democrats running away from him "have supported my agenda" in an interview with Al Sharpton earlier today:
'Atrocity ... A sad day in the country.'10:20 PM, Jul 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rev. Al Sharpton blasted the jury's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial tonight on MSNBC:
11:44 AM, Feb 22, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other "African American leaders" to discuss the president's "plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there," according to the White House.
Participants in the meeting included:
4:38 PM, Nov 16, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
This afternoon, President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who's also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama also consulted with other "leaders of civil rights and civic organizations."
Via the pool report:
Apr 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 30 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Any hope that the media might fairly and responsibly cover the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin was effectively doomed the moment Al Sharpton descended on Sanford, Florida, and started holding rallies with the victim’s family. Recall that Sharpton once said of Clarence Thomas’s tenure on the Supreme Court, “I remember growing up reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
4:09 PM, Mar 9, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
MSNBC host Al Sharpton held a rally today, reenacting the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. "[I]nstead of protesting Jim Crow segregation and police brutality, he's opposing voter ID laws, right-to-work laws, and the Alabama illegal immigration bill," the Washington Examiner reported.
11:30 AM, Nov 23, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Via Hot Air, here's the latest ad to come from MSNBC's ballyhooed publicity push. Those on the left like to disdain Fox News, but their chief alternative is a network that's hired a former cocaine dealer and agitator of race riots to deposit nacre like this before the porcine trough of the reality-based community:
10:20 AM, Sep 2, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
In this episode of "Better Know Your Democratic Governor," longtime Obama ally (and speech donor) Deval Patrick seems to commit a Kinsleyan gaffe when asked about the Glenn Beck rally held on the Mall August 28.
New York state government is a den of thieves.Mar 22, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 26 • By FRED SIEGEL
New York governor David Paterson, beset by charges of witness tampering in the case of a close aide accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend, has spoken of legalizing ultimate fighting as a revenue raiser to help close the state’s $8 billion plus budget gap. But New Yorkers looking for brawling entertainment need look no further than the Democratic caucus of the state senate where Paterson had been a member for 20 years.
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