Sharpton: Can We Call HIM a Racist Now?

November 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm / by

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This week, as the Allen West and Patrick Murphy saga unfolded in south Florida, many people and organizationscame out in defense of Congressman West.  This because of all the obvious irregularities with the election process in Florida District 18; everything from website failures to blank memory cards.  However, it came as a huge surprise when a report on MSNBC said that Rev. Al Sharpton’s organization, National Action Network, was going to come out in DEFENSE of the West/Murphy recount.

Could it be?  Is a prominent organization within the black community actually going to stand up for a black conservative as they have refused to do so many times in the past?  Yeah, no.
On Wednesday, National Action Network, issued this statement:

Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN) and host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC, says he is supporting NAN’s St. Lucie, Florida, Chapter in calling for integrity in the local elections and a recount in the Mayor’s race, but opposes a recount in the Allen West/Patrick Murphy race.

According to Rev. Sharpton: “We want to see the integrity of the election process upheld on a local level but we unilaterally oppose a recount in the national race. Clearly, Representative-Elect Murphy’s lead over Congressman Allen West is way outside the margin to justify a recount. NAN supports the local chapter led by Rev. William Richardson, III and others in calling for a full recount in the local St. Lucie County Mayor’s race as we have spent months calling attention to irregularities and suppression in Florida. However, the local legitimacy of voter protection should not be overshadowed by a national race unworthy of a recount.”

So they are against a recount in the West/Murphy race, where after a retabulation of part of the early votes last Sunday, it was shown that Congressman West had a net gain of 535 votes. However, they support a recount in a race where the candidate in question lost a mere 50 votes.
Their statement also said that they don’t support a recount for the West/Murphy race because Patrick Murphy’s lead is “way outside the margin” for a recount.  The difference in the West/Murphy race was .57%, just .07 percentage points outside of the full recount guidelines.  Since when does .07 percentage points constitute a difference WAY outside the margin?  Especially considering that the percentage difference in the mayoral race was .44% – a mere .13 percentage points different than the West/Murphy race.  Apparently, to the National Action Network, .13% is a HUGE difference.
I contacted the National Action Network to ask them why they had come out in support of a black Democrat and not a black Republican, but I have as of yet to receive a reply.
This statement by the National Action Network does little more than confirm the bias that is shown against black conservatives all around the country. Their statement also reaffirms the belief that it is the liberal left’s goal to keep all conservative black politicians out of Congress, so that they can continue to control the black community’s vote.
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Florida Politichick Elizabeth Vale is a blogger, speaker, and political activist who lives in South Florida with her husband and four wonderful children. Elizabeth homeschools her children and is active in her local church and community. Before making the all-important decision to stay home with her children, Elizabeth worked in administration at a global corporation. Besides writing and politics she loves coffee, road trips, reading, and fashion – in no particular order. You can find her online at, on Facebook at her page, and on Twitter @GodMomPolitics.

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  1. Lisa4USA says:

    Elizabeth: Great job laying out the facts which prove our points about the the race-baiting left and their shake-down shysters such as Al Sharpie. It’s tragic that the facts don’t matter anymore in the Obama Nation, justice could actually prevail…Perhaps a miracle will happen and Allen will win by a 2% margin, like Barry did.

  2. Bev says:

    Seems ironic to me that one of the biggest race baiters in the country wants to give the seat to a white liberal, rather than to a black conservative. Sharpton is showing himself for the true political hack that he is.

  3. Magnolia says:

    I DO so wish Sharpton would stay out of politics! If he doesn’t like someone or something, they bandy about the word ‘racist’,and it’s just plain WRONG! What’s happened to this nation?? Some people are just so DARNED hard to love.

    • Bluebird says:

      Everyone has been brainwashed with political correctness. Sharpton should never have been elected to his seat. Shows what sheeple follow him. A disgrace to humanity.

  4. johnsnare says:

    Sharpton. The biggest bigot, and hate monger this country has ever had. What does this man actually do to earn a living.? Why is the IRS, so silent on this creep.? Every time I see this guy, i want to puke.

    • I don’t think he’s ever had a real job. He waves his arms around a lot to earn a living and he’s pretty good at stretching the truth past the breaking point. Like you he makes me want to puke, so I hit the “mute” button as fast as I can.

  5. Vic Bailey says:

    They don’t want another American, Al Sharpton wants another Democratic Socialist in office so they can tear America apart Faster! The American people are SO STUPID, I’m supprised that they can fed themselves and wipe their own butts, without a Socialist Democrat helping! The Whig partty out lived itself and so has the Democratic party, There is NOTHING in a Socialist way of life, but it seems the American people want that! Semper Fi.

  6. grumpy3625 says:

    Sharpton is a fraud. Period.

  7. Good Grief!!! That is worse than stupid!

  8. mg says:

    Why do people talk to this race baiter? ignore this fool, he is part of the problem. Yes we know you work hand in hand with the black panthers. so shutup!

  9. sha49tn says:

    Sharpton is a CROOK

  10. this man is an embarrassment to my gender! I have sent him a letter requesting him turning in his ‘man card’

  11. John Sweet says:

    His trying to get tied, into this battle to look good is sickening, opportunism, like greed of this man knows no bounds nor limits

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