Most poisonous Obama relationship: Jeremiah Wright or Al Sharpton? (Reader Poll)
Pick your poison.
Al Sharpton is now an advisor to and go-to guy on race relations for Obama, including on Ferguson.
And you didn’t think it could get any worse than Obama having Jeremiah Wright as a spiritual advisor for much of his adult life, until the political heat got too hot.
Which is worse?
You can only pick one poison.
Poll open until midnight (Pacific Time) December 2, 2014.
Update 10:00 a.m.: I don’t usually update Reader Poll posts, but it’s worth noting that Godwin’s Law has been invoked fairly early in the Twitter debate:
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Wright is a nasty piece of work, but his incitement hasn’t produced a body count. Sharpton’s has.
I agree with you. Also, while Wright had influence in Chicago and with Obama, Sharpton has a national audience and does indeed have a body count.
Otherwise I see nothing different in the ideology of the two. They both spout Black Liberation Theology talking points.
Yes they do – for the purpose of making themselves rich.
Hockey Bum, I agree with you. Currently Obama is “in bed” with the A1 every day destroying U.S.
That we know of.
Mr. Hockey Bum, I respectfully disagree. Sharpton is just the thrown that keeps sticking us but Wright is what is behind the ideology that is destroying the country.
Right now we compare President Obama to Jimmy Carter but how long will it be before President Obama is a name you say in the same sentence at Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot and Moa?
There is yet a fair bit of road to travel before a comparison can be made to any of those you mentioned. Carter is the better choice.
Okay you are right, it might be seem ridiculous right now!
Actually, Vidkun Quisling seems to be the most appropriate candidate … and we don’t have to wait. That comparison is valid right now!
Sharpton is the public face of O’s racism and as that he carries more weight in the current atmosphere. Wright was/is a part of the formation, but bobble head is the face.
I up voted you but not because I agree but because you made me smile! Thanks! Bobble Head HAHAHA
Thank you. I only wish I’d come up with the bobble head reference. Bobble head does fit though.
The 2004 Democratic nominee for president, Al Sharpton, wins this one.
Sorry. 2004 Democratic candidate, not nominee.
The most poisonous relationship Obama has is with himself.
That guy really, really loves himself.
wright, hes the one that taught obama to hate america and use idiots like sharpton.
Obama has probably hated America since he was a youngster in Indonesia and most likely the topic of much gossip among the expatriates. Wright merely helped give him the cover of a nominally Christian religion.
The irony is that in 2008 Obama very much campaigned as the anti-Sharpton. His relationship with Wright should have prevented that lie from ever gaining traction, but the media ruled it out of bounds to even talk about black liberation theology.
My thoughts exactly. Sharpton’s poison is more potent in the short term, but Wright’s is a deeper, longer-lasting infection.
0bama was baptized in Wright’s ideology. If he hadn’t been, he wouldn’t be listening to hucksters like Sharpton today.
Why isn’t “The Teleprompter” a choice?
I guess Al forgot to bring his checkbook on his visit to the White House, otherwise he could have taken care of the back taxes he has overlooked.
I doubt Al EVER carries a checkbook. I also doubt he’s paid for a lunch in the last thirty years, or picked up a dinner tab. He’s a taker, not a payer.
The Bobblehead is the walking definition of “social parasite”.
I suspect that many people in the black community loathe, abhor, and despise Al Sharpton, including Obama. But Obama will use anyone and any situation to advance his cause, and Resist-We-Much Sharpton is a useful idiot with his own television show.
The most toxic relationship? That’s a tough question. Neither one would have good advice on how to herd goats in Kenya, although the Rev Al should be able to give good pointers on pimping and shining shoes. Hmmm… I guess Mr. Wright would be the most wrong.
I suspect Obama holds no illusions about what Al Sharpton is: race-hustler and thug. Sharpton’s been that for the entirety of Obama’s political career. So how come he pulls him onboard as an advisor now? It’s because, (1) Sharpton has a national cable TV perch at MSNBC, (2) Sharpton has the ear of the Obama base, and (C) Sharpton agrees to do as he is told by Obama and staff, including dirty work. I strongly doubt they are friends in the traditional sense. Sharpton is a particularly useful idiot to Obama, who cares only what his base thinks at this point.
“I strongly doubt they are friends in the traditional sense.”
I can’t think of anybody who is friends with Barracula “in teh traditional sense”.
His relationships, like his personality, are deeply pathological.
Al may serve as a new surrogate daddy…a new Frank Marshall Davis. But he isn’t a “friend” like you and I would use the term.
This guy has Sharpton and Obama’s number. You gotta hear this…!!!
Love the Sheriff! A wise and fearless leader, with emphasis on leader!
Wright laid the foundation in Zero’s life, Sharpton has built upon that foundation.
A tough one but Sharpton’s got a bigger podium and he’s here, now. That said, he is so repulsive and so many folks are so sick of him, Jackson, Obama, Holder, and the entire rotten crowd of professional racists that he may be the one that prompts a backlash.
I’m big on enablers, so here’s another poll: In the order of the enabled in the original poll, which is more complicit in promoting and supporting its product, the United Church of Christ, Wright or GE/Comcast, Sharpton?
Obama has had a series of malignant mentors. Frank Marshall Davis, communist, poet, and likely Obama’s biological father (Google photos of Davis and Barack Obama, Senior and decide) was the original tutor in Hawaii, followed by Wright for 20+ years in Chicago, and now Sharpton. This list omits the late critical race theorist at Harvard Law under whom Obama studied.
Sharpton is no mentor to Obama, he’s an obedient toady. If anything, Obama is now Weid Al’s mentor.
.. is now Weird Al’s mentor.
I’d suggest their relationship is more that of a equal partners running a con, in this case the need of White America to pay for its incurable racism. Sharpton’s job was to ratchet up the emotion among the true believers, which has always turned a lot of other people off. Obama then came in and said almost the same thing, but in his laid back manner. That let the media paint Obama as the reasonable voice of the peacemaker. As we found out in two presidential election cycles, anyone who dared point out the similarity in substance between these two men were derided as racist fools.
A certain number of people always want to believe what is too good to be true. But in the end most con schemes collapse because of internal flaws. Pyramids fail because the scheme outgrows the foundation’s ability to continue to fund the scam. Contradictions piled up contradictions eventually exceed the ability of even the smoothest con to explain everything away.
I think Sharpton’s presence is a result of Jesse Jackson not being toady enough for Obama’s liking. Jackson seems to have a limit to how nasty he’ll get as compared to limitless street thug Sharpton.
Obama blackballed Jesse Jackson after Jackson was caught on an open mic saying “I want to cut his n*ts off” because he was “talking down to blacks”.
That happened while Obama was still a senator running for President.
Most poisonous to whom?
Wright was most poisonous to a younger Obama, making him a fully “God Damn (white) America” persona.
Sharpton is currently most poisonous to any black community that tries to rebuke the gangs and form stronger community relationships with cops and businesses.
Of course it’s the black liberation theology that is the poison, these men are just the vehicles. This link has a decent summary.
And Levin recently expounded on the poisons of Obama’s earlier years. How did America elect TFG?
I go with “neither of the above” and write in his mother and Rashid Khalidi as the choices. Then I vote for his mother.
Lee would say to an errant lad at Washington College, “You would not want me to think badly of your mother, would you?” In those days, that was usually enough to fix the problem. I aspire to be numbered among the most up-to-date minds of the 19th Century.
This post puts me in mind of Pitt the Younger’s observation regarding the French Revolution, the source of Socialism, both Fascist and Communist:
“Nothing is too great for the temerity of its ambition,
nothing too small or insignificant for the grasp of its rapacity.”
Sharpton is winning the vote but that’s because people don’t know that Wright is the Islamofascist who taught Obama one of orthodox Islam’s most basic instructions: that Muslims living in infidel countries are supposed to pretend that they are not Muslim.
This is from the hadiths (the recorded sayings and actions of Muhammad. Google “for war is deception”:
Tabari 8:23 “The Messenger and his Companions continued in the fear and distress that Allah has described in the Qur’an. Then Nu’aym came to the Prophet. ‘I ‘ve become a Muslim, but my tribe does not know of my Islam; so command me whatever you will.’ Muhammad said, ‘Make them abandon each other if you can so that they will leave us; for war is deception.'”
Wright was an early convert to the Nation of Islam and called himself a Muslim. When did he start calling himself Christian? When he was getting a masters degree in Islamic studies. Obviously he came across the instruction that he was supposed to be lying about his religion. His phony Christian church actually teaches Islamic doctrine.
In contrast to the Christian “law of love” (to love your neighbor as yourself, where “neighbor” is extended to all mankind by the parable of the good Samaritan), Islam teaches an explicit law of hate: that Muslims are supposed to love each other, but hate everyone else. Koran verse 48.29:
“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah ; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves.”
The black American Nation of Islam recast this law of hate in explicitly racist terms: followers were supposed to love black people and hate white people, and that it the version of the law of hate that Wright teaches in his “Christian” church. He is now what he was back in the 60’s: a mainstream NOI “Black Muslim” who is following a more educated understanding of Islam than is usual for NOI.
Then he taught the orthodox Islamic instruction to lie about religion to Obama, and that’s how we got an Islamofascist president.
Professor, make it interesting. Those are hardly the only poisonous relationships he’s had and, arguably, not even among the top two.
C. Valerie Jarrett
D. Michelle Robinson Obama
E. Bill Ayers
F. Frank Marshall Davis
I’m sure we could add a few dozen more names to that list. Its not like the man’s had any relationships with people that were NOT poisonous. The only limiting factor appears to be the fact that Obama isn’t good with people, doesn’t like people in general, and therefore has always severely limited the number of people he forms friendships with.
It’s like the old saw about trading cancer for tuberculosis.
We have a traitor in the White House – the ‘Manchurian Candidate’ many of us warned about.
Now many of us are re-asserting our warning President Ebola is intent on imposing martial law. Wonder if enough non-useful idiots people will listen.
Still want to tolerate Squeaker Boehner leading the charge?