Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Jesse on Sharpton’s Influence: ‘He’s the Liaison to the White House’

jesse_jackson_and_al_sharpton*Despite being rivals at times, there is respect among the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

Chatting with Politco magazine’s Glenn Thrush on the MSNBC talk show host and his influence among those in the oval office, Jackson referenced Sharpton’s evolution from street preacher to civil rights icon.

“I’ve known Al since he was 12 years old, and he’s arrived at the level he always wanted to arrive at, which is gratifying,” Jackson told Thrush of his colleague. “He’s the man who’s the liaison to the White House, he’s the one who’s talking to the Justice Department.

Jackson’s comments come amid Sharpton’s status among White House officials and President Barack Obama as the go-to person for the inside scoop on matters involving race, particularly the situations in Ferguson and Baltimore. As noted by Thrush, Sharpton has come a long way from his days of being labeled a firebrand in the eyes of past administrations.

“…If the old Al Sharpton would have parachuted into Ferguson to rile up the masses, the Obama-era Al Sharpton trod a more gingerly path to justice. Over the years, the 59-year-old former Brooklyn protest leader turned MSNBC talk-show host has embraced a new identity, one that reflects his evolution from agitator to insider with all that implies,” he stated. “In Ferguson, Sharpton established himself as a de facto contact and conduit for a jittery White House seeking to negotiate a middle ground between meddling and disengagement.”

Thrush goes on to cite various sources, which mentioned that Obama and Sharpton were brought together through “a shared commitment to racial justice, and a hardheaded pragmatism that has fueled their success.”

“He realized I wasn’t as irrational or as crazy as people thought,” Sharpton shared with the journalist recently.

For more of Glenn Thrush’s story on Al Sharpton, click here.

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    • Yeah!!, what she ^^^^ said! ><! And the very reason We haven't moved since the damn "movement"! If they had "1 fkn OUNCE" the honesty, integrity, "good intentions" or RESPECT FOR THEIR PEOPLE MLK or Malcolm had?, there wouldn't ever have BEEN a …R.King, O.Grant, S.Bell, T.Martin, J.Davis, M.Brown, E.Garner, Tamir, Freddy etc….!!!! These fake asses only come out "AFTER" an issue has become too large to ignore. But…while unemployment has noTORiously been higher in "Our" community & education funds have dwindled down for DECADES!!, & CRIME HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO FESTER in "Our" communities?, they have remained SIlent!!, & not raised attention to a GD thang THEY KNOW We need. And so….only when someone/someTHING else comes along, that has "taken over the MEDIA"?, "then & ONLY "then"!!!, do they have …".something to say". B/c if they don't "then"?, it will expose their "true" position, on the advancement of Our peope. "BOOM"! Hashtag?…"Paid by the enemy…"Gatekeepers". TJBTITMFB!

  1. Real Reverends would not spread Racism and Hate, or fan the flames of racial tension for profit and self promotion.

    • Yeah and?….weak sneaky PUNKass BYTchboy racist assholes, wouldn’t steeeeeal away, come “here”, THINK we’re as STUpid as “THEY” arrrrrrre, & attempt to misdirect the guilt of their SKINfolk, by uttering the BS YOU just posted. For even after what “I” posted “what” I post?, don’t get it twisted!!….when they DO speak ‘on something?, the shyt IS “REAL”, ok!? And…acknowledging WTF is happening?, doesn’t make you the one “CAUSING” the shyt TO happen. But see….”this” riDIC BS is aaaaaalwaaaaaaays what you retarded Repubs, come with. Laws don’t get pasted?, it’s “Obie’s” fault. (Even though he’s the “executive” branch, NOT the legislative, reflecting just how maliciously fkn dumb yall are!) And now, Black men being killed NATIONWIDE by RACIST COPS & others!!, is the responsibility of….”Sharpton & Jackson”, b/c they have the auDACity to ….speak ‘on it”, rrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiight?? Muthafkah GITchoe trespassin propaganda pimpin STUpid ass outta here, with that transparent “transference BS”. Only “The Guilty” try to uuuuuuuse that shyt, & only The “Detached from reality STUpid” think they “can”, in the 1st place!! So now “you” know, that “We” know ….you ain’t shyt but a fk troll tryyyyyying to save yo guilty SKINfolk & lure more into that weak/lyin FOXNEWS bubble you reside in. And so now?, We ALL say to you….”FK you very much”!, go EASD &….have a nice day. Ta Daaaaaah! GTFOHB!

    • Ps….”YEEEEEEEHAS”! (Said like “Day”!, winking @ fam, knowing this muthafka don’t know WTF I’m talkin bout!) PLMBAOATWBB! Ps. No2, back to Morris) And don’t “cheat & GOOGLE” bytch! SPL etc…!

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