When Barack Obama was elected to be the 44th president of the United States, there were high hopes for what he could accomplish. A nation that had made its way past slavery, through a Civil War and beyond segregation was finally going to fully heal as Americans elected their first black president. Sadly, that promise and those dreams never came true. In fact, the opposite has happened. America’s race scars have been cut wide open, and the healing has been replaced with unnecessary and deceitful division. How? Obama’s decision to build a partnership with and lend credibility to one particular person is partially to blame.
MSNBC host, tax evader and proclaimed “Reverend” Al Sharpton is a top
adviser to President Obama and has been since day one in the Oval
Office. In fact, with more than 60 visits to the White House during
Obama’s tenure, you could say Sharpton is one of the top advisers
outside of paid staff. Heck, he’s even vacationed with the president on
Martha’s Vineyard and has a close relationship with senior White House
adviser Valerie Jarrett. He’s also played a key role in advising Obama
about nominations to powerful positions inside the federal government,
including a replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder as the nation’s
top law enforcement officer.
It was just recently that
President Obama spoke at Sharpton’s April 2014 National Action Network
conference, where he praised and glorified him as a leader.
want to say, first of all, thank you to your leader, Reverend Al
Sharpton. Give him a big round of applause,” Obama said, giving him even
more legitimacy. Attorney General Eric Holder said similar things
during a speech at the conference, going out of his way to repeatedly
thank him for his friendship and longtime partnership. (Contines)