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Double Standard, By Fred Pickering

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America, you might want to be sitting down before I tell you this but Al Sharpton is a hypocrite and a fraud.  I know that this is unexpected and unbelievable, especially considering his past behavior and the fact that he is a Reverend but stay with me.

First consider the following from the recently released book “Game Change” surrounding Harry Reid:  ‘He was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama – a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” as he said privately.  Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama’s race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination.’

Now enter Sharpton’s response: “I have learned of certain unfortunate comments made by Senator Reid regarding President Barack Obama and have spoken with Senator Reid about those comments. While there is no question that Senator Reid did not select the best word choice in this instance, these comments should not distract America…”  blah, blah, blah.

So let me get this straight, when a political figure makes comments that could plausibly be interpreted to have racist undertones and has a (R) next to his name (in the case of former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott), you call for him to step aside.  However, if you are lucky to have a (D) in front of your name and the comments are unequivocally racist, well then you should be cut some slack.  Did I get that about right?

And exactly what do you mean when you say that Reid did not select the best word choice?  How is that relevant?  As if the choice of words he used are the issue here and not the fact that he clearly espouses an inherently racist viewpoint.

I thought that you were a Champion of Civil Rights, Al.

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Written by letstakethecountryback

January 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm

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