July 31, 2021

If Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is the Standard, What About Democrat ‘Kingmaker’ Rev. Al Sharpton?

Because of offensive tweets posted by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., before she won office, House Democrats joined by 11 Republicans voted to strip her of her committee assignments.

If this is the new standard, can we apply this to the Rev. Al Sharpton, aka a Democratic “kingmaker,” whose support was solicited by every major 2020 Democratic presidential candidate?

About Sharpton’s power and stature, The Atlantic, in 2019, said: “The 2020 Democrats’ courting of Sharpton is well under way. He says he expects his endorsement to make a difference when he makes it. … Sharpton occupies a distinct space. Other than Barack Obama, there is no better-known Black leader in the country, nor one with bigger reach: The National Action Network has 100 chapters across America, and Sharpton himself hosts a radio show on 70 stations every weekday and a TV show on MSNBC on Saturdays and Sundays.”

Once upon a time, normal people found Sharpton offensive. Take former Rep. Joe Scarborough, now a cozy colleague of Sharpton on MSNBC, where both host cable shows. How offensive did Scarborough once find Sharpton? When then-Republican Scarborough served as a House representative from Florida in 2000, he introduced the following resolution, entitled “Condemning the Racist and Anti-Semitic Views of The Reverend Al Sharpton”:

“Whereas the Reverend Al Sharpton has referred to members of the Jewish faith as ‘bloodsucking (J)ews’ and ‘Jew bastards’; … referred to members of the Jewish faith as ‘white interlopers’ and ‘diamond merchants’; … was found guilty of defamation by a jury in a New York court arising from the false accusation that former Assistant District Attorney Steven Pagones, who is white, raped and assaulted a fifteen year-old Black girl; … has refused to accept responsibility and expresses no regret for defaming Mr. Pagones; … Sharpton’s vicious verbal anti-Semitic attacks directed at members of the Jewish faith, and in particular, a Jewish landlord, arising from a simple landlord-tenant dispute with a Black tenant, incited widespread violence, riots and the murder of five innocent people; … Sharpton’s fierce demagoguery incited violence, riots and murder in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York, following the accidental death of a Black pedestrian child hit by the motorcade of Orthodox Rabbi Menachem Schneerson; … Sharpton led a protest in the Crown Heights neighborhood and marched next to a protester with a sign that read ‘The White Man is the Devil’; … has insulted members of the Jewish faith by challenging Jews to violence and stating to Jews to ‘pin down’ their yarmulkes. …

“Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the Congress —

“(1) condemns the practices of the Reverend Al Sharpton, which seek to divide Americans on the basis of race, ethnicity, and religion;

“(2) expresses its outrage over the violence that has resulted due to the Reverend Al Sharpton’s incendiary words and actions; and

“(3) fervently urges elected officials and public servants, who have condoned and legitimized the Reverend Al Sharpton’s incendiary words and actions, to publicly denounce and condemn such racist and anti-Semitic views.”

At the 1995 Million Man March, Sharpton said, “O.J. is home, but Mumia Abu-Jamal ain’t home, and we won’t stop till all our people that need a chance in an awkward and unbalanced criminal justice system can come home.” Of course, O.J. Simpson, whose acquittal was celebrated by Sharpton, murdered two people. As for Abu-Jamal, a Black man, he was convicted in 1982 for the execution-style murder of a white Philadelphia cop. The prosecutor called the case “the strongest I ever had.” CNN host Michael Smerconish co-wrote, along with the slain officer’s widow, a book called “Murdered by Mumia.” Smerconish criticizes “ignorant” supporters of Jamal who, like Sharpton, call Abu-Jamal innocent. Smerconish also said that the cop killer’s multiple post-conviction appeals “made a mockery of the judicial system.”

Ladies and gentlemen, make way for Al Sharpton, Democratic kingmaker.

Larry Elder is a bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. His latest book, “The New Trump Standard,” is available in paperback from Amazon.com and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay. To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an “Elderado,” visit www.LarryElder.com. Follow Larry on Twitter @LarryElder. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2021 LAURENCE A. ELDER

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16 Responses

  1. The Rev. Al Sharpton is THE biggest racist in America. Nothing he ever said was the truth. He is the definition of Fake News.

  2. Sharp puss will face God on his judgement day at the pearly gates to answer for the filth that was spewed out of those flap lips
    Every word that come through out of his end will be a huge payback
    Do not feel sorry for that person knowingly he will have to answer to HIM
    Not us

    1. Jesus said that ” All things foul come out of the mouth.”
      And another message for those who think the democrats have gotten away with something. They haven’t!
      You see, there is another verse in the Bible which relates to truth.
      Something like this, it’s taste may be as sweet as honey, but the truth shall become bitter and sour in your stomach.

  3. Kingmaker? Ha! Sharpie is nothing more that the Democrat plantation overseer, well paid to keep the vote slaves whipped into compliance.

  4. Al Sharpton should be charged with Tax Evasion and for ALL of his Racial slurs against the Jewish People and white people as well !!! He continually spouts Anti American garbage from his overactive PIE HOLE and should be banned from speaking anywhere !!!

  5. Al Sharpton is a racial bigot, a black nationalist, the black clan, the black supremist, black elites, black panther, a self centered atheist that only cares about himself. If you have any trouble with that just ask him when was the last time that he bought a $40.00 suit. That is what he is in this for.

  6. Thousands of us know what MT Greene was talking about, but polititians are usually clueless and unaware of other peoples realities. How did the USN put 3500 satelites up in space and for what reason? Go figure.

  7. I don’t know if your readers know it he use to be in a crime syndicate big time ,how he got to be where he is now is still a mystery to me, Yes he is an instigator like Jess Jackson.

  8. thank god for marjorie talor green for trying to impeach dementia biden EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A LITTLE KOOKIE. I WISH SOME OTHE MEN IN CONGRESS HADHER GUTS

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