Its a power war to the top of the Black leadership in the United States and there is only so much room at the top. There can be only one. The New York Post reported that in a telephone conversation Al Sharpton accused Barack Obama of grandstanding in front of white people. How sad and pathetic is it that some people when speaking have to always use the words black and white to describe people for effect? We cannot just be people. We have always said that racism is a cottage industry in the US and many people keep blacks at whites at each others throats and benefit in the process. Does an arms dealer ever want war to end?
Barack Obama made a call for nonviolence in the aftermath of the Sean Bell verdict - infuriating the Rev. Al Sharpton, who accused the presidential candidate of trying to “grandstand in front of white people,” sources told The Post.
During what a source described as a “heated” phone call yesterday, Sharpton told Obama he was disappointed with the Illinois senator’s words on Friday, when Obama said “resorting to violence to express displeasure” was “completely unacceptable and counterproductive.”
Of course the irony is not lost in Sharpton’s comments. Imagine Al telling anyone not to grandstand. Isn’t Al Sharpton the master of grandstanding?
The source said Sharpton had hoped Obama would “side with the Bell family” and not use it as an “opportunity to grandstand in front of white people.”
An Obama spokesman described the conversation as a chance to “hear [Sharpton's] views and to get his perspective.”
A spokesman for Sharpton is denying the report. Although the report is being denied, one finds it hard to believe that Sharpton would take kind to any lack of support for his cause.