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RACE BAITER ON THE ATTACK

Posted by Andrew Roman on February 23, 2009

sharptonThis is one of those instances that force me to come clean. On Friday, I predicted that the re-emergence of the deplorable and wholly repugnant Reverend Al Sharpton onto the public stage would be short-lived – perhaps a couple of days at best – once America remembered how entirely irrelevant he really is.

I was wrong … and I wish to extend both my apologies and some cherry Maalox chewables to those who put any validity in my assertion.

The race-baiting, riot-inciting, hateful, “civil rights” windbag – who is often far from civil and hardly ever right – is in full “don’t-fire-until-you-see-the-whites-of-their-skin” mode. He has not only called for a special session of the New York City Council to keep the city from advertising in the odious, conservative-leaning New York Post, but he is also asking the FCC to give a look-see at a waiver that currently allows Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp (owner of the New York Post) to own more than one newspaper and television station in the same city.

And all because of a dead chimp, a very bad spending bill and knee-jerk racism.

From WPIX TV in New York:

Outrage and protests continue to mount over The NY Post’s controversial cartoon interpreted by many as comparing President Obama to a chimpanzee that was shot and killed by police in Stamford, Connecticut last week.

“I think that they have sadly tried to reduce this to some personal fight than to really understand the level of offense,” Sharpton at a press conference on Sunday. “It seems that we cannot have a true level of democracy in terms of how the newspapers and airwaves are used in this city.”

The New York Post issued an editorial on its website last Thursday saying the cartoon was meant to mock the federal economic stimulus bill, and apologized to those who were offended by it.

The chairman of the NAACP, Julian Bond, spoke out about the cartoon on Saturday, and called for the firing of both the cartoonist and the editor-in-chief of the New York Post.

Of course he did.

While you’re at it, Mr. Bond, why not strip them of their citizenship, have them hung by their short-hairs in the village square and set them adrift on a wooden raft?

These are the same people (Bond, Sharpton, et al) who say that terrorists in Guantanamo Bay are entitled to a fair trial in this country, yet demand that a newspaper editor and freelance cartoonist lose their jobs for “offending” them.

First off, just about everyone – outside of a few crotchety, insignificant old race merchants locked in disgusting antiquity – knows what the New York Post cartoon was supposed to represent. Everyone with any sense of reality (and honesty) knows damn well that the cartoon was not meant in any way to be a racist slam at President Obama. I would wager the deed to my house that Sharpton, too, knows this.

The truth is … if it was meant as a racial incursion against Barack Obama, it wasn’t particularly smart, because President Obama did not write the bloody stimulus bill.

How much more clear can this possibly be?

If intended to denigrate Obama, it should have said, “They’ll have to find someone else to sign the stimulus bill.”

It was, in actuality (as has been explain thirteen million times) a direct hit at the “monkeys” in Congress – in other words, the real authors of the $787 billion pork-meat extravaganza. The bill, as seen by folks like me, was a stupid bill (to say the least), beneath the sensibilities of those who are charged to serve the American people. It was so dim-witted and ill-conceived, the cartoon lampooned, it could have been written by a temporarily world-famous chimp that just got killed in Connecticut.

It was satire.

Do the race-baiting haters think the cartoon’s artist, Sean Delonas, was just sitting around waiting for something – anything – to come across the news wire so that he might cleverly craft it into a timely racial attack on President Obama?

bondSecond, Sharpton and Bond – and all of the other melanin-obsessed whinycrats – are only happy if they believe they have the power to see people’s lives ruined on demand. It affords them credibility. That they can insist the livelihoods of people be stripped at their whim bestows upon them a position of influence they should have long ago lost.

These haters seek to control the content of what’s published and – yes – what’s broadcast.

Can there be any doubt that Sharpton has been waiting for something like this to pounce on ever since the Don Imus “nappy-headed ho” scandal of 2007?

As I wrote back then, the Imus affair was the first real battle in the war that will be waged (and is now under way) in attempting to reinstitute the “Fairness Doctrine“:

In the aftermath of this incredibly overblown controversy, the gauntlet has officially been thrown down by Al Sharpton in his successful attempt to vanquish Don Imus from public view. With an authority vested in him by the state of his own love of publicity, speaking like he was FDR addressing Congress after Pearl Harbor, he has fired the first real shot in what is the latest, full-bodied, unexpurgated revival in the battle to bring back the Fairness Doctrine.

With Imus (temporarily) excommunicated from the church of tolerance, Sharpton has decided there are bigger fish to be fried. Said Mr. Sharpton,”It is our feeling that this is only the beginning. We must have a broad discussion on what is permitted and not permitted in terms the airwaves.”

Thank goodness he’s around.

Translated, using my Sharpton/English dictionary, his rousing words read like this: The “our” he is referring to is, of course, himself, his crony race-baiters and petrified guilt-ridden white liberals. The term “only the beginning” is self-evident – there are a whole bunch more evil, racist, sexist, whatever-ist radio talk-show scum who need to be examined and dealt with. When he uses the phrase “broad discussion,” he means that he and his ilk will dictate what is acceptable for the airwaves while the media continues to do all they can to demonstrate how unbiased and straight up the middle they are. The word “airwaves,” naturally, means talk radio.

The progression is a natural one.

Julian Bond also said, “This is tastelessness taken to the extreme and its something you expect from this publication. But for the publication to suggest that the only people who object to it are constant critics of the New York Post is beyond ridiculous.”

If not for bona-fide racists like Bond and Sharpton manufacturing this scandal and making this a “story,” would any of this really be an issue?

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26 Responses to “RACE BAITER ON THE ATTACK”

  1. Tammy said

    If you’re so offended by Al sharpton then i would have to assume the sight and sound of the prejudice, racist and all out black race hating commentaries of Sean Hannity, Rush limbaugh and the rest of the ”white race is superior posse” makes u want to puke. It amazes me how people such as yourself get so upset abt sharpton but dont say or condeem any of the bigotry and racist comments tht come out of their mouths. The cartoon was racist and offensive and sharpton had every right to complain.

  2. Tammy said

    If you’re so offended by Al sharpton then i would have to assume the sight and sound of the prejudice, racist and all out black race hating commentaries of Sean Hannity, Rush limbaugh and the rest of the ”white race is superior posse” makes u want to puke. It amazes me how people such as yourself get so upset abt sharpton but dont say or condeem any of the bigotry and racist comments tht come out of their mouths. The cartoon was racist and offensive and sharpton had every right to complain.

  3. Matt said

    Sharpton was right on about this one. The Post has a history of using monkeys to portray black people. Because of this I hesitate to only call it thoughtless.

  4. Matt said

    Sharpton was right on about this one. The Post has a history of using monkeys to portray black people. Because of this I hesitate to only call it thoughtless.

  5. Tom K said

    What I want to know is if Brother Sharpton considers himself a Christian?

    If that is so then he must realize that God created him in His image and not that of a monkey.

    And if that is so then it remains that Brother Sharpton is nothing less than a racist trying to incite the masses.

    However, if Brother Sharpton identifies himself with a monkey then by all means…have at it Bro!

  6. Tom K said

    What I want to know is if Brother Sharpton considers himself a Christian?

    If that is so then he must realize that God created him in His image and not that of a monkey.

    And if that is so then it remains that Brother Sharpton is nothing less than a racist trying to incite the masses.

    However, if Brother Sharpton identifies himself with a monkey then by all means…have at it Bro!

  7. Dave B. said

    Andrew Roman,

    Amen.

  8. Dave B. said

    Andrew Roman,

    Amen.

  9. Andy H said

    Another neocon speaks. I thought you people died off like the dodo bird. Yes Sharpton is extreme and can be a race baiter however even a klansman would have seen the NYP’s cartoon to be racist. Rupert gave a half assed apology by saying he was sorry if anyone was upset by the cartoon; which is the equivalent of apologising for your emotions rather than his racist content.

    In your blog you attack Sharpton for insisting those detained at Gitmo deserve a fair trial. You call them terrorists, without a trial how can you know? You invaded their country, they didn’t invade yours (Al Qaeda made up a minute % of Afghan society & while the Talibam refused to turn over the members of Al Qaeda, the Taliban had nothing to do with 9-11). Although I doubt you differentiate between Arabs,Muslims or even those with brown skin.

    Thanks for writing your blog, you have reminded me why I left the Republican party. It was once a party of intelligent people, real conservatives (not neocons) who had complex solutions to complex problems. Now it is populated and supported by monosyllabic idiots who see everything in either black or white and hate anything different.

  10. Andy H said

    Another neocon speaks. I thought you people died off like the dodo bird. Yes Sharpton is extreme and can be a race baiter however even a klansman would have seen the NYP’s cartoon to be racist. Rupert gave a half assed apology by saying he was sorry if anyone was upset by the cartoon; which is the equivalent of apologising for your emotions rather than his racist content.

    In your blog you attack Sharpton for insisting those detained at Gitmo deserve a fair trial. You call them terrorists, without a trial how can you know? You invaded their country, they didn’t invade yours (Al Qaeda made up a minute % of Afghan society & while the Talibam refused to turn over the members of Al Qaeda, the Taliban had nothing to do with 9-11). Although I doubt you differentiate between Arabs,Muslims or even those with brown skin.

    Thanks for writing your blog, you have reminded me why I left the Republican party. It was once a party of intelligent people, real conservatives (not neocons) who had complex solutions to complex problems. Now it is populated and supported by monosyllabic idiots who see everything in either black or white and hate anything different.

  11. Ben Sprouse said

    I agree with you in full on the Reverand Al Sharpton. The man is a racist piece of crap that stirs racist bull from nothing. However, Limbaugh is a racist turd as well. I guess I just think so since I am a whineycrat. Quotes from Limbaugh:

    I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.

    You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.

    The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.

    They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?

    Take that bone out of your nose and call me back(to an African American female caller).

  12. Ben Sprouse said

    I agree with you in full on the Reverand Al Sharpton. The man is a racist piece of crap that stirs racist bull from nothing. However, Limbaugh is a racist turd as well. I guess I just think so since I am a whineycrat. Quotes from Limbaugh:

    I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.

    You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.

    The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.

    They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?

    Take that bone out of your nose and call me back(to an African American female caller).

  13. AcridSheep said

    This uproar is simply the latest chapter in the legacy of American elitism – where too many rich (when compared to the rest of the world), coddled people look for ways to make themselves feel better by labeling other people.

    Lighten the hell up people. Spend the energy on real problems.

  14. AcridSheep said

    This uproar is simply the latest chapter in the legacy of American elitism – where too many rich (when compared to the rest of the world), coddled people look for ways to make themselves feel better by labeling other people.

    Lighten the hell up people. Spend the energy on real problems.

  15. theresa said

    Apparently I am one of the ignorant people, because I saw the cartoon as a hit to the people who actually wrote the stimulus. Obamba did not write the stimulus bill. And whether you like it or not Sharpton takes every opportunity to turm something around to the race ticket. I am not racist and don’t look at everything from a victim point of view. But as long as he can find something to scream racism at, he can stay in the view of everyone.

  16. theresa said

    Apparently I am one of the ignorant people, because I saw the cartoon as a hit to the people who actually wrote the stimulus. Obamba did not write the stimulus bill. And whether you like it or not Sharpton takes every opportunity to turm something around to the race ticket. I am not racist and don’t look at everything from a victim point of view. But as long as he can find something to scream racism at, he can stay in the view of everyone.

  17. Kevin M said

    I’m a 54 year-old white guy who went door-to-door campaigning for Obama because I knew he had far greater vitality, intellect and vision than John McCain ever did. The color of Obama’s skin – or anyone’s skin – does not matter to me, nor has it mattered since I outgrew the racism of my parents’ generation several decades ago.

    I therefore have to side with Andrew’s original comments about Sharpton (and Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee and Julian Bond for that matter) being attention-hungry, divisive gasbags. As soon as one of them opens their mouth and tells the black community how they ought to react, they follow like lemmings. God forbid that anyone in the black community should use their brains and equate this latest cartoon with the old saying “it’s so simple, even a monkey can do it”, and take it as a dig at the partisan “apes” (most of them white) whom we elected to Congress.

    It would have be extremely helpful if President Obama would actually speak up on non-issues like this one and say: “Look, I saw it as a dig at the bill-writers in Congress. No one should lose their job over this, and please, Al Sharpton, shut up and go home! I’m in charge now!” Obama, with all of his wonderful positive accomplishments, should now be the “moral compass” for the African-American community, not Jesse Jackson and certainly not Al Sharpton. What have either of them accomplished, unless you count their semi-annual, self-serving photo-ops based on mock outrage.

    Don Imus’s comment in 2007 was clearly racially offensive, and he was right to apologize to the Rutgers women’s basketball team. However, I agree with Andrew that American society cannot kowtow to ANY segment of the population that wants to abridge our free speech – even on the public airwaves – and feel like they’re important because they can get someone fired and have their career ruined “on request”.

    By the way, 5 years ago there were pictures going around the Internet that showed George Bush with dopey, puzzled looks on his face, and these were placed side-by-side with pictures of “Curious George” the monkey. Of course no one cared about this particular ridicule, because it was at the expense of “The Man”, and “The Man” was white.

    Well, now “The Man” in charge is half-black. What a perfect time to realize that perhaps the majority of America has now gotten past racial divisiveness, and that those who find racism where none was intended are still living back in the 1960’s instead of focusing on taking America forward as brothers and sisters in the 21st Century.

  18. Eileen said

    Michelle Obama on the cover of Vogue with the caption “The first lady the world has been waiting for” is offensive and racist. What world does Vogue live in? Michelle is a racist and had to have her image remade because nobody liked anything that came out of her big mouth. This cover is an insult to previous classy, sophisticated first lady’s and whites.

  19. Eileen said

    Michelle Obama on the cover of Vogue with the caption “The first lady the world has been waiting for” is offensive and racist. What world does Vogue live in? Michelle is a racist and had to have her image remade because nobody liked anything that came out of her big mouth. This cover is an insult to previous classy, sophisticated first lady’s and whites.

  20. Ben said

    For anyone that has not seen true racists, I give you Eileen.

  21. Ben said

    For anyone that has not seen true racists, I give you Eileen.

  22. AcridSheep said

    I agree, Ben. People like Sharpton bait the hook, and fish like Eileen chomp at it.

  23. AcridSheep said

    I agree, Ben. People like Sharpton bait the hook, and fish like Eileen chomp at it.

  24. Martiniano said

    Andrew, who owned your Grandma and Grandpa?

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