Al Sharpton to Poor People: “Want a Free Turkey? Bring Your Photo ID!”

October 10, 2012 at 5:00 am / by

About Michele Holt

South Carolina PolitiChick Michele Holt served as producer and co-host of a popular Fox News affiliate station WNRR1380. Michele interviewed such guests as Ambassador John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Economist… More

Next month in Augusta, Georgia the annual James Brown Turkey Giveaway takes place and provides a free turkey to needy families in the area.  Registration for this event started October 2nd and there is expected to be a record turnout once again due to the sagging economy.  James Brown was certainly a philanthropic who gave back to the area he considered home. After his death his family took over the events their father championed and alongside the family will once again be long time Brown family friend Rev. Al Sharpton.

Now as many of you know Al Sharpton along with the NAACP, DOJ and most members of the Congressional Black Caucus has been actively involved in the rally to end the requirement for a picture ID to be used to vote.  Sharpton has called the issue of voter ID a crisis for civil rights and considers it a tactic being used by the Republican party to suppress the vote of minorities despite the fact that 70% (seventy percent) of the country feel the voter ID laws are not discriminatory. We’ve seen the lap-dog media like MSNBC use the “suppression” talking points for weeks now touting the Republicans want to take the country back to the Jim Crow days and yet they forget a very important fact that in the states that required the new laws requiring photo ID actually saw an increase in turnout in the minority community, not a decrease.

There is an interesting point to note about Al Sharpton and his involvement in the James Brown Turkey Giveaway that he doesn’t want the American people to know about. You see, before you are able to reach the table where he and the Brown family stand to pass out these turkeys, you must first provide two things during registration: 1) Photo ID 2) Current utility bill.  Yes America! Al Sharpton requires you show a photo ID before he hands you a turkey! Oh the horror! Oh the suppression!  Do you know the reason for the change in the program requirements involved? You guessed it! Fraud! The same requirements for the turkey giveaway are also for the Brown Toy Giveaway in December. Sharpton is also a part of that event as he likes to get his picture taken often!

So, it begs to question Sharpton how he can be part of an event twice a year that requires registration with a photo ID (state issued) and not consider that an issue but if states are requiring the same for voting, then somehow that is nothing more than a racist plan to suppress voters. Where is the logic here? If there is such a great concern or evidence of voter suppression, then why did the DOJ and Eric Holder refuse to press charges against the Black Panthers for voter suppression tactics used in Philadelphia in 2008? Why didn’t the DOJ go after ACORN who was proven to be involved in voter fraud during the same 2008 elections?

I think the answer is pretty clear and pretty damning. Selective outrage written in this article is simply based on the color of one’s skin and not facts. For those of us who know our history and are involved in what is going on today in politics realize that this issue for Sharpton, Holder, and the CBC is nothing more than playing the race card and a failed attempt to instill fear and racial division to win an election. The truth hurts, and Sharpton wishes that I didn’t once call Augusta, Ga. my home town.



Like this article? Share it!    Share on Facebook2,223Tweet about this on Twitter0Google+3Email to someonePrint this page


Michele Holt

South Carolina PolitiChick Michele Holt served as producer and co-host of a popular Fox News affiliate station WNRR1380. Michele interviewed such guests as Ambassador John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Economist Peter Schift, Fox News contributor Eric Rush and many more. Currently Michele works as a social media political strategist for various state and local political campaigns as well as a small business owner; who, along with her husband Dr. Joe Holt, operates Pine Heights Adult Day Center in North Augusta, South Carolina. Michele's articles have been seen on the Daily Caller and several other conservative media sites. You can follow Michele on Facebook and also on Twitter @mychel and see more of her writing/articles on her website

Read all posts by Michele Holt
Posting Policy
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.


  1. Lisa says:

    Can’t stand him…

  2. great article – good point and unbelievable!

    • Anthony San Diego says:

      Sorry to say that it is believable. Like most progressives, Sharpton will say and do anything to keep the cash coming in. Face it Patti, they don’t like you and they don’t like me if only for the fact that we rely on intelligence rather than emotion rattling handouts.

  3. antiliberalcryptonite says:

    Typical liberal hypocrisy!

  4. johnsnare says:

    You nailed it beautifully, Michelle. Liberal Democrats, have a selective personality. They have an exclusive on free speech,and have their own interpretation of our Constitution. Only in America.

  5. Shears_of_Atropos says:

    Photo ID? Of course. Sharpton knows the people who are his buddies, and he knows as sure as apples are apples that there will be scammers showing up to get a free turkey “by whatever means available!” Sharpton does not want to be jived; that’s reserved for Whitey!

  6. Dean says:

    Hey Al, seems to me you are DISCRIMINATING against those same people who can’t get an ID to vote. Naughty, naughty to say nothing about your hypocrisy.

  7. Bob S says:

    CAn you believe this…photo i d and a current utility bill….. but this sob says you don’t have to do that to vote….. he is the biggest racist in the usa…. and just today…. obummma supporters are caught on video helping voters register in different states and towns…. now who do you thing is crooked…..??? not much doubt… from registering deal people and now registering people to vote multiple times… and they dont want voter i d ….. of course they don’t ….. that is how they keep gettting elected…. by fraud…. I hope that this time…. they get thrown out the door…..

  8. giley says:

    How about we compromise and give away free turkeys at the ballot box with proper ID? This would be deducted from the next months’ food stamps?

  9. Paul Hays says:

    As clear a case of turkey-suppression tactics as I’ve ever seen.

  10. rosemarienoa says:

    Liberal hypocrisy at work here yet again!!!

  11. mesaman says:

    Hey, Bro Sharpton, wha fo you be askin’ fo de ID? Yo don’t ask no illegal alien fo de ID, only yo black bros. Yo be’s a hypocrite, Yo be’s a racist. Yo be’s bribing da black foks with a turkey fo dey votes? Yo be’s a dummy.

  12. Shears_of_Atropos says:

    It just hit me! The turkey wants Photo ID? There is great irony here. I luv it

  13. Today’s Liberal Logic and Hypocrisy! The Good Right Racist Reverend Al Sharpton doesn’t feel that it is necessary to have an ID to vote, but I’ll be damned you better show a photo ID and your water bill to get a free handout turkey! Sharpton is nothing more than a race-baiting, hypocritical, race spewing RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!!!

  14. Ort says:

    So the inbred, breeding welfare “gimmees” can magically produce ID as long as they are receiving free turkeys, but cry poor and call it “discrimination” when asked to do so to vote?? REALLY??????
    Here is a solution—-if you pay no taxes and receive government assistance, you are not allowed to vote. I don’t see why those who contribute nothing to society should have a say in who becomes president, or how this country is run.

  15. Bob Marshall says:

    Maybe Al Sharpton should visit Then again, maybe he shouldn’t because he would find the the Republican Party was founded as the anti-slavery party where as it was the Democratic Party that denied slaves the right to vote unless they voted for Democrats. It was the Democrats that keep African-Americans from getting an education and kept schools segregated for so many years. After regaining control of the South in 1876, the Democratic state legislatures enacted poll taxes, literary test, grandfather clauses, multiple balloting hide and seek polling places, black codes,(Jim Crow laws) forced segregation, white-only primaries, property ownership requirements and annual voter registration. African-American are still slaves. Not to plantation owners, but to the government. Food stamps, entitlement programs and free cell phones. Now, free turkeys. While they are given a few crumbs from off the table the Democrats get their vote. They also have double the unemployment percentage compared to the rest of the nation. Not only was black history not taught when i was going to school but apparently millions of African-Americans don’t know what it was like for their ancestors under the Democrats.

  16. rawdibob says:

    There are few Americans I dislike more than Race Hustler Sharpton. Obama is one.

  17. Phenomenal article, Michele–great work!

  18. So you need an ID to get a free turkey, but not to vote for one?

  19. D V says:

    Today you need a photo ID to board an airplane. How can we get mainstream to see what a snake oil saleman he really is?

  20. TheJackOfSpades says:

    You literally copied and pasted this from without giving them credit at all. Plagarism at it’s finest.

    • Ahhh… a guest says: “Plagarism at it’s finest”….Please, guest, check the byline: Michelle Holt, check the author’s bio: Michelle Holt, the one and same as mychel @twitter, aka chelholt….did nothing click there for you, like maybe the chel and holt?

    • Ahhh… a guest says: “Plagarism at it’s finest”….Please, guest, check the byline: Michele Holt, check the author’s bio: Michele Holt, the one and same as mychel @twitter, aka chelholt….did nothing click there for you, like maybe the chel and holt?

  21. Politicalpony says:

    I wonder how many of these people might not have the required utility bill, never mind the photo ID “lol” Me gets the feeling there might be a few left over turkeys at days end. Not including the biggest one. No I would never say that about Al Sharpton

  22. And i thought he was giving away one of his rolex watches…he could give a little more…

  23. Maybe the poor could apply for a job if they had an ID and a social security card….maybe then they wouldn’t be poor ….wow what a thought…..

  24. Uh Holder didn’t go after the black panthers or Acorn because they were ALSO black..duhhh..they did cut Acorns funding for about a week tbecuse of public outrage to something else if you remember but that lasted about a week then they reinstated it again very quietly..

  25. Beardo says:

    His true colors are showing (AGAIN).

  26. American says:

    Al Sharpton is the biggest bigot in this Country, Possibly the world, if ANYTHING Happens to someone Black, No Matter the circumstances, Him and Jackson Are there for the cameras, Both Racial Radicals want to make you feel guilty if you are not black, oh the poor blacks have had to deal with this or that, it doesn’t matter to them the truth, just the cameras.

Leave a Comment


— required *

— required *