Skip to comments.Sharpton: Dean's DNC Excludes Blacks (HEH HEH!)
Posted on 05/18/2005 6:53:02 AM PDT by areafiftyone
The Rev. Al Sharpton blasted Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on Tuesday, saying that under his leadership, African-Americans have been excluded from top Democratic Party positions.
"I'm taking Dean to task right now for the lack of black inclusion at the highest levels of the Democratic Party," Sharpton told WWRL radio hosts Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter. "It's the lowest in thirty years."
The Harlem firebrand and one-time presidential candidate said that as things stand now, the Republican Party is making more progress including blacks than Dean's team.
"We ought to have more to show [for our support]," he complained. "And we should ask why, as the Republicans, ironically, are running blacks [for office], that [Dean] has left blacks out of the top echelon of the Democratic Party."
Sharpton also said that Dean needed to apologize for racially charged remarks last February, where the top Democrat suggested that Republicans could attract blacks to their party if they summoned the "hotel staff."
"That was at a DNC session where we were running candidates for chair and vice chair," Sharpton recalled. "I said right at that session that he ought to apologize, absolutely."
Al Sharpton is right but he lacks integrity. He'll retreat on that issue when he's told to retreat.
That's not entirely true.
Dean had Osama Obama out campaigning for Robert KKK Byrd. I kid you not.
God, everyone everywhere wants everyone everywhere to apologize for everything everywhere.
This is a good post, though. Sharpton alleging that Dean is ignoring black folk within the DNC staff. Hah! What a riot.
Do you remember Ann Coulter's definition of Al Sharpton's campaign slogan? Here it is: "Hello, room service?"
BTW, I apologize.
There are plenty of positions for blacks in the DNC - secretary, gopher, janitor...
Write Sharpton a check and he'll go away.
Don't recall, what was McAwful's record?
Dean can't help it. He's insane.
The Clinton faction permitted the Dean coup to show that they are not anti-progressive, nor are they (solely) responsible for the reversal of Democrat fortunes. Now they're greasing the skids to replace Dean with yet another Clinton person.
Doesn't the DNC have kitchen help?
Hey Al... you gonna start noticing which party really is inclusive and acts on behalf of your people ?
There's nothing ironic about it, Al. The GOP is more concerned with character than color.
sounds loike BigAl woke up with fleas. wonder why...
What Sharpton does not get. . .is the real 'irony' here. And it is not that the Repubs have more Blacks on board. That is not 'ironic' at all.
Haven't had a good shakedown by Sharpton or Jackson in a while - this should be a good one! I just love watching Dems eat their own. Got ketchup?
They came away empty-handed from mouthing off at Vincente Fox and rent is due on the condo.
Yes and Hillary is saddling up her white horse!! With BJ Billy, the only White/Black or Black/White or is it Mocha President as her scout, Hillary will place her standard in the back of Howard "The Screamer" Dean!!!!
Big AL has finally Realized that he is getting Sodomized!! No Vaseline Big AL!!
Remind Sharpton of what happened last time he tried to leave the plantation. (His womanizing scandal was not a Republican attack.)
Its a sad day when a racial demogogue like Al Sharpton becomes a major player in the democrat party.
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