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Watch Out, Smitty: Rev. Al Sharpton and Code Pink Are Heading Your Way!

Posted on | August 28, 2010 | 26 Comments

While Smitty is blogging from the Reflecting Pool, Al Sharpton is leading a march from Dunbar High School that is being live-blogged by The Washington Post‘s Krissah Thompson, a few excerpts of which are illustrative:

Joyce White arrived at a what she called a counter-march to Fox News host Glenn Beck’s rally. She came to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech but also to show her opposition to Beck.
“If we hadn’t elected a black president, do you think they would be doing this today?” she asked. . . .
The bleachers [at the Dunbar High football field] still weren’t filled 10 minutes before the “Reclaim the Dream” rally organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton was scheduled to start. . . .
Bianca Farmer, a senior at Dunbar High School, received big applause when she told the crowd not to stop at celebrating Obama. “We must be fearful of stopping there,” she said. “The fight is not in the same arena as it was 47 years ago but the fight lives on.” . . .
Representatives are here from various District political campaigns, labor unions and churches . . .
The Rev. Al Sharpton said in an interview before he spoke to thousands at his rally in Northwest Washington that “people are clear in what Dr. King’s dream was about and we will not react to those who try to distort that dream.” . . .

(Uh, if you’re not going to “react,” why the march?)

Shame on them. We still have a dream. We are here to let those folks on the Mall know that they don’t represent the dream,” said Jaime Contreras, president of SEIU-32BJ. “They sure as hell don’t represent me. They represent hate-mongering and angry white people. . . .”
Education Secretary Arne Duncan told the ralliers gathered at Dunbar High School that education is the civil rights issue of this generation. . . .
Code Pink is also at the rally, along with other anti-war protesters. The crowd showcases a mixture of progressive/liberal causes.

Code Pink? What the heck is that about? Well, anyway, the 5-mile march from Dunbar to the Lincoln Memorial started a little after 2 p.m., and was reported to be moving slowly. So if Smitty heads home before supper, he’ll miss his chance to “represent hate-mongering” to the Rev. Sharpton, Code Pink, SEIU, and their friends.

UPDATE: The husky ponytailed blogger can’t stand it:


Explaining the specific causes of Charles Johnson’s failure as a writer — his inability to compose persuasive rhetoric, etc. — would be a simple task, but why bother with analysis? Just enjoy the laughs.

UPDATE II: The Sharpton march denouement:

When the Sharpton rally reached the mall, most of the crowd from Beck’s rally had begun to disperse. Those remaining, mostly smiled politely. . . .
“Glen Beck, we’re going to show you. We ain’t going to let Glenn Beck turn us around,” one man shouted into a megaphone. . . . “We need to be shouting ‘we are America,'” said one woman in Sharpton’s rally. “See all those tea baggers.”

In other words, Sharpton’s crowd wanted a confrontation, and the Restoring Honor participants just smiled, probably thinking to themselves: “We’ve got Sarah Palin and 300,000 people. Who do you have? Al Sharpton, SEIU and a bunch of freaking Code Pink losers? Nov. 2 is just nine weeks away. Have a nice day.”

Comments

  • http://norunnyeggs.com steveegg

    They mistimed their march – only Michele Bachmann was left doing anything on the Mall by 2, and she should’ve been out of there well before they showed up.

  • http://norunnyeggs.com steveegg

    They mistimed their march – only Michele Bachmann was left doing anything on the Mall by 2, and she should’ve been out of there well before they showed up.

  • JeffS

    CODE PINK IS IN THE MARCH?!?!?!?!?!!!

    Run, Smitty, RUN!!! Before the Code Pinko members demonstrate their infamous “Boobs not bombs” strategy.

  • JeffS

    CODE PINK IS IN THE MARCH?!?!?!?!?!!!

    Run, Smitty, RUN!!! Before the Code Pinko members demonstrate their infamous “Boobs not bombs” strategy.

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  • MrPaulRevere

    Behold the intellectual firepower of the great Lizard king: Charles Sat, Aug 28, 2010 9:48:46am replyquote

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    “We the people” was code for “Barack Obama is a racist who hates white culture.”

  • MrPaulRevere

    Behold the intellectual firepower of the great Lizard king: Charles Sat, Aug 28, 2010 9:48:46am replyquote

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    “We the people” was code for “Barack Obama is a racist who hates white culture.”

  • MrPaulRevere

    I forgot the screenshot… And by the way the fool is now picking a fight with David Horowitz… http://littlegreenfootballs.com/showc/172/8620501

  • MrPaulRevere

    I forgot the screenshot… And by the way the fool is now picking a fight with David Horowitz… http://littlegreenfootballs.com/showc/172/8620501

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  • Bitter Clinger

    I was at a hotel on the periphery and saw a bunch of black people wearing bright red T-shirts that said “Free Malachi York.” My curiosity piqued, I googled him, and it turns out he’s an Islamic cult leader doing 135 years on prison for hundreds of counts of child molestation. As Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up. People do oppose sane government, but it’s people like this, which is a bit of a relief.

  • Bitter Clinger

    I was at a hotel on the periphery and saw a bunch of black people wearing bright red T-shirts that said “Free Malachi York.” My curiosity piqued, I googled him, and it turns out he’s an Islamic cult leader doing 135 years on prison for hundreds of counts of child molestation. As Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up. People do oppose sane government, but it’s people like this, which is a bit of a relief.

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  • Kojocaro

    dude and should kilgore the klansmen malign MLK’s daughter as a house negro he will ban anyone who dares to take offense and he calls us racist?

  • Kojocaro

    dude and should kilgore the klansmen malign MLK’s daughter as a house negro he will ban anyone who dares to take offense and he calls us racist?

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  • Herman H. Munn

    The reason Beck was a success is that he is a uniter. Sharpton is a devider. Old Al wants racism to remain alive so that he can continue to extort & live off of a problem that hardly exist any longer. If he & Jesse Jackson are your leader’s in black america…you have my sympathy.

  • Herman H. Munn

    The reason Beck was a success is that he is a uniter. Sharpton is a devider. Old Al wants racism to remain alive so that he can continue to extort & live off of a problem that hardly exist any longer. If he & Jesse Jackson are your leader’s in black america…you have my sympathy.

  • http://SukiProject.Blogspot.Com John Tagliaferro

    Slow moving crowd indeed. It took them almost one-half-hour to walk past 6th & Penn. NW.

  • http://SukiProject.Blogspot.Com John Tagliaferro

    Slow moving crowd indeed. It took them almost one-half-hour to walk past 6th & Penn. NW.