In the discussion thread: Al Sharpton says he will never criticize Obama about anything. [View all]
Response to satxdem (Reply #26)
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:05 AM
freshwest (53,658 posts)
30. Sharpton, Jackson, MLK have been three of the most demonized people in history. And my first thought
At the outrage that Sharpton won't criticize Obama was... Well, to that I say, why should he knock Obama?
These pundits calling anyone who sees any good getting done 'lemmings' are calling all who are trying to work within the government by, of and for the people 'sheeple,' since they think they have the ultimate truth. Pulleeze...
The right has been criticizing Obama in the most filthy ways that they did Sharpton, etc., making his very name an epitaph of contempt, for every knuckledragging buffoon. Which is what they have done to Sharpton for years, trying to make him a laughing stock, and for what? Does anyone know how O'Reilly has talked about Sharpton?
Is the Rev not to be taken seriously becuse the people he cares about are a joke? Or their lives are not worth being defended? Or because some libertarian wack job in the Patriot movement says Obama is the evil one who's gonna kill us all here or abroad? Really? And we have so-called progressives and left singing the same tune in a different key and think we don't know what's up?
Look, I see the atttitude and the rush to judgment and if feels the same to me. On a wingnut board, an Obama supporter is called an Obamabot. The message is the same about all black leaders:
Illegitimate, incompetent, crooked, dishonest, friend of communist/corporations, food stamp president/robbing the poor, unAmerican/ militaristic, etc. And those who support them, are stupid. it's the same energy, the same disdain.
I remember when Jesse Jackson ran for office, and I voted for him, but got an education watching all my so-called liberal white commentators talk as if he wasn't there. Obama got the same treatment that those Revs got, and no help from 'liberals.'
The ideas of MLK that Jackson was working to make come to pass, didn't matter. They didn't consider him credible even after he'd gotten on the ballot. I regarded those people as fair, or at least open minded. They proved they were arrogant and racist. I was pissed.
Likewise insulting Sharpton. Saying he's bought? How many conservatives mocked the Rainbow Coalition and claim Sharpton is an opportunist? Call it what one wants, it's anti-Democratic Party, anti-minority and in the end, libertarian hogwash.
Van Jones said libertarians would spit in MLK's face, and these pundits that can't say one blessed word good about Obama's work. They're not doing the work, it's easier to sit back and throw stones. Tiresome, demoralizing, and helping the Koch brothers in the long run.
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