Nothing like a liberal cat fight.
Via Truth Revolt:
Author, activist and prominent socialist Professor Cornel West delivered some truth to racial agitator and MSNBC star Al Sharpton: stop hogging the the spotlight and let the young people have center stage: “You don’t need to be center stage, brother. There’s something called grassroots leadership, indigenous leadership, it needs a different context.”
West was giving a speech Monday at Miami Dade College as part of the publicity tour for his newest book, Black Prophetic Fire.
The self-righteousness is strong with this group of clowns.
Via NY Observer:
A group of minority City Council members walked out of a Council meeting this afternoon, shouting “black lives matter” to protest a grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Mo. last night.
The protest, led by Councilman Andy King, a Bronx Democrat and co-chair of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, interrupted the roll call at the beginning of a stated City Council meeting–black council members, joined by Latino and Asian allies, marched out of the chambers, reporters in tow.
“We are the New York City Council, representatives of a majority minority city to proclaim in solidarity that black lives matter,” the group cried in unison. […]
At the end of their brief protest, the council members threw up their hands and chanted “hands up, don’t shoot,” echoing an oft-heard cry in Ferguson, where demonstrators took to the streets last night after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer, Darren Wilson, for shooting to death Michael Brown, a black teenager, in August.
That’s gonna leave a mark.
I frequently go through that area, fortunately wasn’t going though today. Ordinarily at this hour, there are massive lines at the Port Authority bus terminal to get out of NYC thru the tunnel, never mind this.
The surest way to lose people from your argument, stopping them from getting home after a long work day:
This was a coordinated action, again by leftists/Occupiers/anarchists/Communists. Nothing is ever spontaneous with this gang. Police were able to stop them from actually getting into the tunnel.
Police have cleared the blockage and traffic is now moving again.
1. Not a surprising move from a liberal in congress.
2. Why is the lawyer representing the GOP a liberal?
Via Daily Caller:
Self-avowed liberal law professor Jonathan Turley is representing the House GOP in its lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s implementation of Obamacare and at least one House Democrat wants him punished for it
Turley, a George Washington University law professor, is also a frequent media commentator on political issues. Despite describing himself as a political liberal, he’s long been harshly critical of Obama’s use of executive power and said he’d jumped at the chance to represent the House GOP in the lawsuit against unilateral changes to the Affordable Care Act in its implementation.
Now that Turley’s working for the GOP, Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Robert Brady wants to ban him from speaking out any issue of executive authority — which Turley’s based much of his career on — for years.
Of course, no relation to any of the rest of the arson committed by ‘protesters’, according to the Rev. Carlton Lee, who himself has been a Ferguson protester.
The Missouri church where Michael Brown’s father was baptized over the weekend was torched Monday night — but the pastor does not think the arson was part of the fiery violence that erupted elsewhere in the community.
The Rev. Carlton Lee told NBC News that he believes Flood Christian Church was targeted because he has repeatedly called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen but was not indicted by a grand jury.
“I’m very vocal in regards to the Michael Brown case,” said Lee, who has participated in rallies and press conferences with Michael Brown Sr.
The lib media continues to stoke racial strife.
Keep stoking that flame, Obama.
OBAMA: I hope you don’t mind, because obviously there’s a lot of stuff in the news, I actually need to begin by saying a few words about what happened over the past day. Not just in Ferguson, Missouri, our neighbor to the south, but all across America. As many of know, a verdict came down — or a grand jury made a decision yesterday that upset a lot of people. And as I said last night, the frustrations that we’ve seen are not just about a particular incident. They have deep roots in many communities of color, who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly…
No reason to think Sharpton isn’t still acting as Obama’s official race baiter in Ferguson.
Via NY Post:
The Rev. Al Sharpton is the White House’s man on the ground in Ferguson.
The 59-year-old Sharpton has become a key adviser to President Obama on race issues, according to Politico, and is acting as his liaison in the racially charged St. Louis suburb, where the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown led to days of riots.
Sharpton arrived at the protest site in Ferguson three days after the shooting and quickly began briefing the White House.
“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official told Politico. “He gets it, and he’s got credibility in the community that nobody else has got. There’s really no one else out there who does what he does.”
While in Ferguson, Sharpton met with the Brown family and reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest aides.
Sharpton was directed to find out specific information, including what the Brown family wanted from the White House, Politico reports.
According to MSNBC’s legal analyst Lisa Bloom, the word “charged” is a “racially tinged offensive” term.
BLOOM: This issue about charging, which I find to be a racially tinged offensive word in and of itself, but I would have asked him, what exactly does that mean? At one point he says Mike brown took a step forward.
Last night, as the carnage began in Ferguson, the Mayor of the city reportedly begged for the National Guard from the Democratic Governor, Jay Nixon. But deployment was delayed until this morning. One has to wonder about the delay, given that the reaction was predictable, and the Guard has been mobilized for a while.
According to CNN:
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles on Tuesday slammed how the National Guard was deployed in his city. “The decision to delay the deployment of the National Guard is deeply concerning. We are asking that the governor make available and deploy all necessary resources to prevent the further destruction of property and the preservation of life in the city of Ferguson,” Knowles told reporters.
The Missouri Lt. Governor claims had the National Guard been properly deployed last night, the lootings and burning of businesses wouldn’t have occurred. He actually asks “Is the reason that they were not deployed, because Obama or Holder asked you to keep them out?”
HT: Right Scoop
You got me, I was the person who torched Little Ceasars last night.
Last night, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch laid blame on the “24-hour news cycle” for impeding justice in the grand jury case surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. Now, a member of the 24-hour news cycle has turned around and blamed “bloggers” for causing an outsized amount of “commotion” in Ferguson. […]
“OK, here’s the thing that people at home should understand,” Lemon began. “So there is this outrage that everyone thinks is out there. Most of that outrage is coming from the Internet and social media.”
The host went on to explain that “the people who are actual protesters” are mostly “peaceful.” He said, “They have a beef and they are being peaceful about it. And they aren’t the people who are out there causing the commotion every day.” Instead, he pointed to “bloggers and people who are trying to make a name for themselves, people who want you to follow them on Twitter, or follow their blog, or follow them on live stream” as the ones causing problems.
“These were bloggers and as many people are calling them, ‘outside agitators,’” Lemon said, referring to the people who disrupted the press conference. “That’s where the commotion is coming from.” So while it may look to outsiders that “everyone here is pissed off and angry or what have you,” he said, “It’s the people who are online who are taking things out of context. Those are the people who are really creating the stir.”