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Sharpton Gains Influence

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  • Sparko
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    A racist as a civil-rights leader. Only in Obamerica.

    Leave a comment:


  • Cow Poke
    started a topic Sharpton Gains Influence

    Sharpton Gains Influence

    ... at least in some areas....

    Source: NationalReview

    As Eric Holder prepares to leave as attorney general, there is a fierce debate over his six-year tenure. Many conservative senators who voted to confirm him in 2009 now regret it. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, now zings Holder’s “lack of respect for Congress, the American taxpayer, and the laws on the books.” Even some of his supporters agree he’s been confrontational and polarizing. Juan Williams of Fox News rails against anti-Holder “scandalmongers” but then admits “the Justice Department has devolved into the heart of Washington darkness, the absolute pit of modern political polarization in my lifetime.”

    One reason for that polarization is that, thanks to direct support from Holder and President Obama himself, the Reverend Al Sharpton has now become the nation’s leading African-American civil-rights leader. Last month, Politico proclaimed Sharpton “the national black leader Obama leans on most.”

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    What caught my eye is the admission from Juan Williams (who NPR dumped, but Fox News picked up ) that “the Justice Department has devolved into the heart of Washington darkness, the absolute pit of modern political polarization in my lifetime.”

    I always enjoy Juan -- I frequently DISAGREE with him, but I think he's a straight shooter.

    Epo, please don't post in this thread. Thanks.

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