Democrats love haters, demagogues, dividers, ........... the hatred of the good for being good. Notice that? Over at moveon.org please move on blog, please move on here Hat tip Bill L
While it might be refreshing to pull the D lever after eight years of "Not Gore" and "Not Kerry," it is now totally impossible for us to do so. It is in fact triply impossible for a "white interloper " and "[Jewish] diamond merchant" (to use Al Sharpton's own terms for us) who lived in Wappingers Falls NY in 1988 to even bother looking at the platforms of anyone who appears in public with an infamous racist whose anti-Semitic hate speech helped incite two incidents of fatal violence.
While it is obvious that no "cracker" or "bloodsucking Jew" (terminology used by National Action Network people while they were killing a Jew in Crown Heights and burning down a Jewish-owned store in Harlem) who knows anything about Sharpton could possibly vote for anyone who consorts with him, neither can any self-respecting African-American. Racists and anti-Semites appeal universally to the absolute dregs of the societies for which they claim to speak. If former Ku Klux Klansman David Duke appeals to the lowest class of white person, the kind of Black whose vote Al Sharpton can actually deliver is self-evident. By acting as though Al Sharpton can "deliver the Black vote," Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Howard Dean, John Edwards, Bill Richardson, and Joe Biden (the one who effectively called Obama a credit to his race) have effectively equated all African-Americans to the class of white people who regard David Duke as a leader.