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Sharpton Does Emergency Tour For Obama

From the Reverend Minister Farrakhan’s Final Call:

Sharpton: ‘We will never have this opportunity again’

By Hazel Trice Edney
NNPA Editor-in-Chief
Updated Sep 23, 2008, 10:07 pm

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – “We’ll never have this opportunity again,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, taking to the streets for what appeared to be an emergency cross country tour in September. He hopes to rejuvenate the Obama excitement that some say has waned since the Democratic National Convention last month.

“What we’ve got to tell people is what’s at stake; that we’re dealing now with the new unemployment. Unemployment is higher than it’s been in four years, we are seeing the education and health care of our people as worse than it ever was. We cannot afford to not vote,” Rev. Sharpton said in an interview with the NNPA News Service. “On top of that, we’ve never been this close. As African Americans we’ve never been this close to a qualified African American who represents the right thing. If he didn’t represent the right thing and he wasn’t qualified, there wouldn’t be anything to be excited about. But, we will never have this opportunity again in our lifetime and we can’t flow with being complacent.”

Rev. Sharpton took that message on a bus tour campaigning for voter turnout in Black communities of key swing and battleground states—including Ohio, Missouri, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

In North Carolina alone, more than a half million qualified Blacks are not registered to vote, Rev. Sharpton said.

“I think we could lose it. When you see 600,000 unregistered in North Carolina and when you look at about the same in Georgia, the amount of those voters registered and turning out could turn those states,” he said.

In America’s Electoral College system, the presidential candidate who gets the most votes in a state wins the state and electoral votes assigned to the state.

“We could, by not coming out, cause the electoral votes to go to McCain and he could become the next president,” said Rev. Sharpton. Perhaps the best example of this was the fight over Florida’s 25 electoral votes in the 2000 election. Al Gore had more popular votes. But, with the Supreme Court’s decision to give George W. Bush the win in Florida, he took the presidency with more electoral votes.

Rev. Sharpton, calling his tour the “Not This Time” voter education and registration campaign, said his aim is also to eliminate voter fraud.

Going into the Democratic Convention, Sen. Obama was running well ahead of Sen. McCain.

Some polls showed him fluctuating between five-seven percentage points ahead of the GOP nominee. However, Sen. McCain’s nomination of vice presidential running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a charismatic speaker, added fire to his once dry campaign. Polls numbers remain extremely tight.

“I think that the dynamics of the campaign has changed and there needs to be a lot more of a grassroots effort. A lot of the excitement seems to have waned,” said Rev. Sharpton. “And I think that there must be some real efforts from the bottom up to energize the base and bring the base out.”

Rev. Sharpton said he will not get into personalities or partisanship on the road. Rather, he will mainly stick to a message about the issues as he travels through grassroots communities.

Isn’t it troubling that Mr. Obama does not feel the need to distance himself from the notorious racist and race-baiter, Al Sharpton?

As African Americans we’ve never been this close to a qualified African American who represents the right thing. If he didn’t represent the right thing and he wasn’t qualified, there wouldn’t be anything to be excited about. But, we will never have this opportunity again in our lifetime and we can’t flow with being complacent.”

Isn’t it even more troubling that Sharpton claims that Mr. Obama represents “the right thing”?

Or that the honorable Reverend Minister Louis Farrakhan calls Obama “the hope of the world“?

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivers a speech in observance of Saviours’ Day on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Chicago.

A spry Farrakhan sings Obama’s praises

By SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press Writer

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

CHICAGO – In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better.

The 74-year-old Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours’ Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.

This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” [Farrakhan] said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”

Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.

“A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he told the crowd of mostly followers. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.” …

By the way, note the the similarities between the name of Farrakhan’s newsletter and that of the Doctor Reverend Minister Jeremiah Wright’s:

Coincidentally, we are currently reading When Black Men Stand Up For God – Reflections On The Million Man March, which contains six repetitive sermons rants from Mr. Wright, extolling the Million Man March.

According to Mr. Wright, “the occupiers,” the Romans whites, were too stupid to count how many of the oppressed Jews “darkies” (his word) actually showed up on the Mall in Washington, DC.

They were also too wicked and satanic to understand that the Million Man March was in reality an act of God directly brought about by the Holy Spirit.

Which is odd, given how very little was mentioned about God, apart from Allah, at the event.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 25th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Sharpton Does Emergency Tour For Obama”

  1. Consilience says:

    These people are a clear and present danger; cloaked as activists, they preach hate. And, to be fair, our society turns a blind eye (Shelby Steele calls it “white guilt”). If we don’t wake up as a nation and call this what it is, it will be too late. They are every bit as odious as the KKK and other white supremacist groups.

  2. 1sttofight says:

    They are every bit as odious as the KKK and other white supremacist groups.

    They are exactly the same thing just with a darker tan.

  3. wardmama4 says:

    I have to ask (and wonder) why Sharpton thinks that -‘But, we will never have this opportunity again in our lifetime’- To me it speaks horribly for the black community and/or individual blacks. And of course to America. What other country in the World could these three (well four, with Obama) say such lying, insulting, treasonous, racist and hateful things about other citizens and the government and not be (at the very least) dragged away?

    I agree – it is amazing what blacks and/or muslims can get away with –


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