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Al Sharpton joins the team…..goes inside the White House…..

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[ The Rev. Al Sharpton was known for his activist, racially polarizing views. Recently, he has become a key ally for President Obama, pictured in an Oval Office meeting last year.]

You knew he was going to end up there…..the first black President….The White House…….the media……

Al Sharpton could never resist this…..nor should he…..

I’ll tell you a secret……

The Dog likes Rev. Al……

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The guy is a genius…..he never met a camera he didn’t like….and the media simply LOVES the man!

But that not the reason I like him…..

If you ever get a chance…..sit down and listen to him…..no bullshit….the guy is smart…and most of the time he’s dead on…….oh he can BS with the rest of them….but a good amount of the time he’s informed, smart and tells like it is….and he’s good on his feet……

Anyways….

President Obama has turned to Sharpton to help him with the ‘brothers’…who want more from him…….

President Barack Obama has turned to Mr. Sharpton in recent weeks to answer increasingly public criticism in the black community over his economic policy. Some black leaders are charging that the nation’s first African-American president has failed to help black communities hit hard by the downturn, leaving party strategists worried that black Democrats will become dispirited and skip November’s congressional elections.

Mr. Sharpton has emerged as an important part of the White House response. On his national radio program, he is directly rebutting the president’s critics, arguing that Mr. Obama is right to craft policies aimed at lifting all Americans rather than specifically targeting blacks. One recent on-air fight with Tavis Smiley, a prominent talk show host and Obama critic, grew so heated that it has created a small sensation among black leaders.

“The president does not need to get out there and do what we should be doing,” Mr. Sharpton told Mr. Smiley during the testy exchange. He argued that expecting Mr. Obama to become a “black exponent of black views” was “just stupid,” because it would create fodder for conservatives looking to defeat legislation that could ultimately help blacks.

In an interview, Mr. Sharpton added that it was a “double standard” for Mr. Smiley and other critics to expect more from a black president than they would demand of a white Democratic president.

Mr. Sharpton is an unlikely White House partner, given his racially polarizing history and efforts by Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign team to steer clear of the civil-rights leader.

But Mr. Sharpton could help ensure that blacks remain energized for November’s elections—an important task in a year that finds the Democratic base to be less enthusiastic about voting than are Republicans.

Mr. Obama remains immensely popular with African-Americans, about 86% of whom approve of his job performance, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll. But party strategists worry that, without Mr. Obama’s name on the ballot, his personal appeal won’t be enough to motivate black voters who may feel that the government is failing them. The new poll shows a steep decline from the near 90% black voter interest in the 2008 campaign, with fewer than half now saying they are very interested in the November elections.

Sharpton has become an inside man….and it should suit him fine after all the bricks he’s thrown at various people in the White House….he now enters it to talk to the nation’s Presdient…what raified air he now breaths…..

Mr. Sharpton has been to the White House five times since Mr. Obama took office, most recently this month as part of a small group meeting with economics advisor Lawrence Summers. Mr. Sharpton’s radio program, which airs in 27 markets, has become a friendly platform for administration officials to address black listeners, allowing Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, for example, to take credit for a recent $1.25 billion settlement with black farmers who had sued the government for discrimination.

Now there are signs that Mr. Sharpton will play a role in this fall’s midterm elections. Democratic National Committee Chairman Timothy Kaine conferred with Mr. Sharpton this month on sending him to black churches and neighborhoods in politically important states to register and mobilize black voters.

He has arrived…….

March 17, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Religion, Updates | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. The important figure in the picture is Newt

    He is part of the cabal pushing this damn crappy health care control bill

    Grrr

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | March 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. Yep…….He, he, he……

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 17, 2010 | Reply


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