Black People Politics : Al Sharpton: how deep is the con?

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  1. RAPTOR

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    By Jon Rappoport
    April 8, 2014
    http://www.nomorefakenews.com
    Here’s the current breaking Al Sharpton story—From April 7, The Smoking Gun:

    “The former mob snitch [Sharpton] has become a regular in the White House, where he has met with the 44th president in the East Room, the Roosevelt Room, and the Oval Office. He has also attended Obama Christmas parties, speeches, policy announcements, and even watched a Super Bowl with the First Family…

    “His [Sharpton's] former confederates were a decidedly dicier lot: ex-convicts, extortionists, heroin traffickers, and mob henchmen. The man’s [Sharpton's] surreptitious recordings, FBI records show, aided his government handlers in the successful targeting of powerful Mafia figures with nicknames like Benny Eggs, Chin, Fritzy, Corky, and Baldy Dom…

    “In fact, by any measure, Sharpton himself was a Mafia ‘associate,’ the law enforcement designation given to mob affiliates who, while not initiated, work with and for crime family members.”

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/al-sharpton-764312

    But let’s travel back to 2004. Reporter Doug Ireland, who has written for The Nation, TomPaine.com, In These Times, and LA Weekly, went deeper in evaluating Sharpton’s motives and allies.

    From here to the end of this article, I’m quoting Ireland, from his February 21, 2004, article, “Rev. Al Sharpton: FBI Informant-Roger Stone’s B it ch,” originally published in LA Weekly and at webstonne.com, and then Conspiracy Planet:

    In his 2003 autobiography, Al on America, the Rev. Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. admits, “I have been guilty of letting ungodly things around me.”

    And that was never more true than with the latest [2004] revelations about Sharpton, who has now been exposed as a cat’s-paw for the National Republican Party.

    Rev. Al has a long and sordid history of posing as the champion of the have-nots, while renting himself out to the greedy have-everythings, which predates his ’04 GOP-funded presidential campaign. In 1986, he endorsed N.Y. Senator Al D’Amato for re-election — although D’Amato, a conservative Republican pit bull, was anathema to more issues-attuned black leaders.

    In 1994, he helped dampen down the black vote for [Democrat] Governor Mario Cuomo by making a media-hyped appearance with successful conservative Republican candidate George Pataki just days before the election. In the 2001 New York mayoral campaign, he connived with GOP billionaire Michael Bloomberg in the defeat of the Democratic candidate, Mark Green.

    But Sharpton has not limited himself simply to supporting candidates considered by most to be inimical to the interests of the impoverished black community.

    Read more: http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/al-sharpton-how-deep-is-the-con/
     
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    Sleeping With the GOP
    A Bush Covert Operative Takes Over Al Sharpton's Campaign

    By Wayne Barrett with special reporting by Adam Hutton and Christine LagorioTuesday, Jan 27 2004


    Roger Stone, the longtime Republican dirty-tricks operative who led the mob
    that shut down the Miami-Dade County recount and helped make George W.
    Bush president in 2000, is financing, staffing, and orchestrating the
    presidential campaign of Reverend Al Sharpton.

    Though Stone and Sharpton have tried to reduce their alliance to a curiosity,
    suggesting that all they do is talk occasionally, a Voice investigation has
    documented an extraordinary array of connections. Stone played a pivotal role
    in putting together Sharpton's pending application for federal matching funds,
    getting dollars in critical states from family members and political allies at odds
    with everything Sharpton represents. He's also helped stack the campaign with
    a half-dozen incongruous top aides who've worked for him in prior campaigns.
    He's even boasted about engineering six-figure loans to Sharpton's National
    Action Network (NAN) and allowing Sharpton to use his credit card to cover
    thousands in NAN costs—neither of which he could legally do for the campaign.
    In a wide-ranging Voice interview Sunday, Stone confirmed his matching-fund
    and staffing roles, but refused to comment on the NAN subsidies.

    Sharpton denounced the Voice's inquiries as "phony liberal paternalism,"
    insisting that he'd "talk to anyone I want" and likening his use of Stone to Bill
    Clinton's reliance on pollster Dick Morris, saying he was "sick of these racist
    double standards." He did not dispute that Stone had helped generate matching
    contributions and staff the campaign. Asked about the Stone loans, he conceded
    that he "asked him to help NAN," but attributed the financial aid to his and
    Stone's joint "fight against the Rockefeller drug laws," adding: "If he did let me
    use his credit card to cover NAN expenses, fine." The finances of NAN and the
    Sharpton campaign have so merged in recent months that they have shared
    everything from contractors to consultants to travel expenses, though Sharpton
    insists that these questionable maneuvers have been done in compliance with
    Federal Election Commission regulations.



    Stone's Miami-based Fairbanks Limited also set up an e-mail service called
    Sharpton-at-the-beach, which has issued dozens of releases highlighting
    campaign achievements before news of them was posted on the campaign
    website. His impact on strategy even included giving Sharpton the ax handle he
    wielded at the July NAACP convention, which Sharpton used as a symbol of
    former Georgia Democratic governor Lester Maddox, who became famous in
    the '60s by chasing blacks from his restaurant with one. Sharpton stirred the
    crowd, yelling from the podium: "Anytime we can give a party 92 percent of our
    vote and have to still beg some people to come talk to us, there is still an
    ax-handle mentality among some in the Democratic Party." Sharpton said he
    doesn't remember whether Stone gave him the ax handle. Stone declined to
    comment, but has boasted to friends that he came up with the theatrics.



    Read more: http://www.villagevoice.com/2004-01-27/news/sleeping-with-the-gop/


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    Only person Al cares about is Al.
     
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