Photo of Al Sharpton in an article by Allen West for the Old School Patriot.

The Sickening Spectacle of Democrat Pandering

In Culture, Democrats, Elections, Front Page by Allen West

I think it is really time we stop and openly, publicly, ask, why do these Democrat (socialists) kiss Al Sharpton’s backside?

We shared with you the shameful pandering of the cast of leftist clowns who went before Sharpton’s National Action Network to admit they would support reparations. How utterly disgusting. But, I would assert that if you have no sense of honor, integrity, and character, you find nothing wrong with this public display of unscrupulous principle.

Now we have this, as reported by Deadline:

“Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is from Indiana, but he seems to have a major following in Harlem. The South Bend mayor, who’s been surging in the polls, met with Al Sharpton Monday in New York City. The two had lunch at Sylvia’s, a soul food institution in the city, as the White House hopeful looked for guidance on how to connect with black voters.

“The problem I have is some people find me, they come to my rally or event or fundraiser, but if I only talk to the people who come to me, it’s not going to be more diverse,” Buttigieg said, according to pool reports.

“I’ve talked a lot about generational change and generational politics, and one of the things I know I needed to do is to be in touch with every generation in the struggle for equality,” he added. 

“I thought he was very much authentic,” civil rights leader and MSNBC host Sharpton told reporters. “He seemed firm in who he was and what he represented.” 

Mayor Pete has been criticized for his record on race, including firing South Bend’s first black police chief. But he appeared to have more admirers than detractors in Harlem, where a crowd could be seen through a window, snapping pictures and recording video of the 37-year-old politician.

Buttigieg dined on fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and collard greens in the restaurant. However, there was an awkward moment when he asked Sharpton if it was acceptable to eat the fried chicken with his hands.”


That last tidbit reminds me of the vignette from the movie The Green Book, where the two main characters were eating Kentucky Fried Chicken in the car. Buttigieg’s action reminds me of the radio interview that Hillary Clinton did where she stated that she walked around with a small bottle of hot sauce in her purse. Of course, no one can forget Mrs. Clinton’s “I don’t feel in no ways tired . . . ” speech, though she later claimed she was merely quoting the lyrics to the James Cleveland song. To an all-black audience. With an accent not customarily her own. Right.


I mean is this what these elitist white progressives think of us, the black community? And folks like Al Sharpton are nothing more than the new overseers on the Democrat (socialist) 21st-century economic plantation. Do not forget that this is the same Harlem where one of the most successful schools, Success Academy, a charter school, was on the target list of the avowed socialist Mayor of NYC Bill DeBlasio.

I am sick of it, done with these mindless lemming self-titled “leaders” in the black community who want to remain ignorant, and treated like a mushroom, referring to black conservatives as “sellouts.” The real sellouts are these Judas’ like Sharpton who peddle in race-baiting politics and victimization as a means to elevate his own nefarious and selfish intentions. Al Sharpton does not speak for any black person of self-respect, self-esteem, self-regard, and with an intelligence quotient big enough to realize the utter incompetence of Sharpton. Why would anyone want, need, a charlatan like a Sharpton to speak for them? That is how he garners this so-called power for which these progressive socialists line up to kiss his arse.

Ask yourselves: when have you ever heard Al Sharpton speak up for school choice in inner-city communities? When have you heard Al Sharpton tout the newfound economic and employment records being achieved in the black community? When has Al Sharpton ever been seen with a top ranking black member of the US military? You know, like SGMs of the Marine Corps Alford McMichael, or my dear friend SGM Carlton Kent? When have you ever heard Al Sharpton address the crisis of black fatherhood and its origins? When have you ever heard Al Sharpton speak out against Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by a white supremacist, racist, that has the blood of millions of unborn black babies, soon to be born black babies, on their hands? Heard anything from Al Sharpton about ol Gov. Ralph “blackface” Northam?

Now, let me ask a very rhetorical question: who, exactly, is the sellout?

The fact that lil’ Pete had to ask the proper way to eat fried chicken tells me all I need to know. I doubt that cornbread, mac n’ cheese, and collard greens are a regular part of Buttigieg’s diet. He certainly has no idea what “hoppin’ johns and pot liquor” is. It is the highest degree of disrespect for this Ivy League educated elitist to show up at a soul food restaurant with the biggest race hustler in America, and believe that he can learn how to connect with us. Heck, did he go down to Chinatown and eat some Szechuan chicken? Will Mayor Pete go down to the Rio Grande Valley and eat some chicken fajitas or enchiladas?

This is what the crux of leftist identity politics is all about, sucking up. These people have so little character that they suck up to a chucklehead like Al Sharpton.

I pray that the black community stops elevating these false prophets. I wish that we would stop allowing ourselves to be herded like sheep. Say what y’all will, but that false savior called Barack Obama did nothing for the black community. As a matter of fact, early on, Obama canceled the DC school voucher program for deserving young black kids. Yet, that gatekeeping black elitist sent his kids to the prestigious Sidwell Friends, as he denied other black kids the same opportunity, yet forced them into his desired outcomes.

My hero, the Father of black conservatism, Booker T. Washington — read his autobiography Up from Slavery — said it best. He stated:

“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Al Sharpton is a despicable individual. Those who kiss his arse are useful idiots. Those who support his antics are the products of a new slave mentality.

Photo credit: AFGE

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