Posted on | November 25, 2012 | 16 Comments
Of course, as I’m wont to say, “The difference between theory and practice is greater in practice than in theory.” The Right Scoop, and Radio Equalizer point to Al “Not so” Sharpton, who seemingly cannot differentiate between public and private sector:
One of the reasons that I think people do not understand that unemployment has gone down and in some cases black unemployment and Latino’s has remained stagnant, is over the last thirty two months Dr. Hutchinson, they’ve increased jobs and found jobs – unemployment has gone down in the private sector. What has not gone down is [unemployment] in the public sector and blacks in particular are disproportionately in the public sector.
One of the reasons those jobs have gone down or have remained down is one, the Republicans are cutting a lot of the agencies where we are the employees of government jobs – government employees, and a lot of those jobs go to governors and mayors who also have had cutbacks. So what we’ve got to do – and we addressed this to the President – is take on these governors and mayors as well as the private sector on why the private sector is getting all these contracts and bailouts and not hiring and correcting the disproportionate amount of their employment does not touch our community and have the President and them support us in that.
The overt racism in Sharpton’s point, which seems to be that governments exist to employ people of a certain racial background, is astounding.
The hilarity atop that, though is “Republicans are cutting a lot of the agencies where we are the employees of government jobs”. Past the garbled “employees of government jobs” diction, one would sure like to know when the last time any government agency, itself, was cut. Maybe Sharpton looked here and blames the GOP for the lack of any agencies beginning with K, Q, X, Y, or Z. How do you spell racist dog-whistle? Possibly ‘KQYXZ’, if you went to the Sharpton School of Illogic.
But what the gag ultimately gets at, in my mind, is the notion that the country elected some über-cerebral chap who gonna pay my mortgage, and run around fixing things. This administration running Paradox of the Incompetent Wunderkind is, for me, the crowning achievement. Never, in the history of mankind, has so much sunshine been blown up so many bottoms, by such egregious media nitwits, at such vast national expense.
Taxation without representation? Suck it, great7 grandkids!