Beto seeks Al Sharpton’s blessing
O’Rouke’s upcoming meeting with Sharpton is a harbinger of the role of racial politics in the upcoming election
Beto O’Rourke is scoping out a presidential run. According to Buzzfeed, his recon included a call to Al Sharpton to schedule a meeting.
A Sharpton spokeswoman confirmed to Buzzfeed that “they spoke and agreed to meet within the next couple of weeks and they had a great conversation.”
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Rachel Noerdlinger, a spokesperson for Sharpton, confirmed the news that O’Rourke and Sharpton spoke Friday. “They spoke and agreed to meet within the next couple of weeks and they had a great conversation,” she said.
Sharpton has been a force in Democratic primary politics, drawing major candidates to the annual convention of the National Action Network in New York. (In 2007, it was a coming out party of sorts for Obama.) The agenda for the call itself was not clear, and the spokesperson declined to comment further. But the news comes after the Washington Post reported that O’Rourke met with Obama in his post-presidential office on Nov. 16. Obama did not endorse O’Rourke in his Senate race, and O’Rourke insisted at the time that while Obama would go down as one of the greatest presidents, he was more focused on Texas.
Friday’s call also comes after former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick — once thought to be the favorite potential contender among former Obama staff and top advisers — revealed last week that does not intend to run for president. Patrick has said he would be open to supporting other candidates in 2020, and O’Rourke’s overture to Sharpton, a former close Obama adviser, is another sign that O’Rourke is interested in winning over support from Obamaworld. He’s already had positive signs in that regard — Dan Pfeiffer, a former Obama aide who now cohosts the popular Pod Save Americapodcast, laid out “The Case For Beto O’Rourke” at the end of November.
O’Rourke has yet to officially confirm a presidential run, but all signs (including his Senate run) point to a definite White House bid.
Having already met with former President Obama, O’Rouke’s upcoming meeting with Sharpton is a harbinger of the role of racial politics in the upcoming election. Sharpton and Obama are two of the left’s resident experts in the exploitation of identity politics. If O’Rourke is already seeking their counsel, the 2020 election will end up being 2008 on steroids.
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He probably just wants to employ the services of The Justice Brothers.
Maybe Betty is looking for tax advice.
He certainly isn’t chasing the black vote. No benediction from Al or Barry can turn Betty black, and that’s the only way he can get it.
what’s so diverse about racism?
Diversity is a color judgment/discrimination, or a doctrine that normalizes color before character (e.g. individual dignity), which includes racism.
If I had not decided long ago to never vote Democrat again, the fact that they see the need to kiss Al Sharpton’s ring would do the trick.
Beto Brasi will kiss Al’s ring, thank him profusely for agreeing to meet with him on the day of his daughter’s wedding, and express his hope that Al’s daughter’s first child will be a masculine child.
This is admittedly petty, but I think he would be better off seeking an orthodontist. Keep that just between us.
Maybe Beto merely wants to sell his life stories, like Al did.
Nothing like learning from the Master, who just pocketed $531K for his stories.
Maybe he wants to BUY Sharpton’s stories, to get ready for 2020!
ELAINE: You know, a friend of mine almost got beat up at that place by the Van Buren Boys?
PETERMAN: (Interested) You don’t say.
ELAINE: Yeah. The only think that saved him is that he accidentally flashed their secret gang sign.
PETERMAN: Well, that’s pretty exciting. (Pause) Let’s put that in the book.
ELAINE: But, that didn’t happen to you.
PETERMAN: So, we pay off your friend, and it becomes a Peterman.
ELAINE: No, I – I really don’t think you can do that.
An Irish guy, pretending to be a Mexican is asking a black bigot for his blessing. Now that’s rich.
A white male will not be the Democrat presidential nominee in 2020. Period. The Democrat Party is all-in on identity politics (the more violent and toxic the better). O’Rourke is a white male – the twin Hitlers of the Progressive world – so no way does the media allow him to get even a whiff of the nomination which is reserved for the Official Victim Class (TM).
Oh the fun they’ll have if they deny Beto … in ’16 they denied Bernie who was the heart-throb of students/young people which decimated their interest in the election. Do they deny Beto in ’20 and similarly alienate swooning women everywhere?
That’s when you prove that you are willing to sell your soul to the devil! Next thing is the other half of the justice brothers will need his ring kissed, and perhaps a large donation to the Rainbow Coalition. Why not go see the Clinton clan next and with a nice contribution to the Clinton Foundation, you’ll get a coffee cup and a hearty farewell, assuming you don’t shoot yourself, twice, in the back of your head, while handcuffed.
Beto will be such an easy mark for Trump!
For the Dems/Progs, Al Sharpton’s endorsement is a feature, not a bug. How messed up is that?
I told all those who intended to voted for Beto in his bid for the US Senate is a race-baiting opportunist. Well, my opinion has not changed.
Is Calypso Louis Farrakhan next on the list?
Actually there’s lots of sense to be made in some of these moves….
How many of these folks he’s making connections with have ties to organized crime, cartels and violent elements?
Obama ties in to Tony Rezco and Valarie Jarrett
Sharpton is the gateway to Farakhan and the Nation of Islam
Beto’s parents and in laws have been major social, political and business players on both sides of the border for well over 30 years back when Bill Clinton and Carlos Slim were doing deals.
Then ask why two Silicone Valley companies have suddenly moved to El Paso since November…..(El Paso is not the most business friendly place in Texas, and it’s backbone and infrastructure are seriously subpar).
I’m guessing making nice with Warren is a move to keep the whole “Kennedy-esque” mystic alive?