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2020-03-04 6:22:49 PM  
Okay, everyone, you heard Al Sharpton: you're racist if you don't support Biden.

/kidding!
 
2020-03-04 6:34:30 PM  
a lot of the latte liberals are so intellectual

Yeah, better let the incompetent dumbasses run things.
 
2020-03-04 7:27:57 PM  
Unless that's a soy latte, get that shiat out of here. I'm lactose intolerant, mother farker.
 
2020-03-04 10:18:55 PM  
Vote against Trump.

Insert all noise after voting against that person.

That's our concern right now. That's it.
 
2020-03-04 10:20:34 PM  
Al Sharpton has apparently never watched a boxing match

He can rope-a-dope with the best of 'em.
 
2020-03-04 10:20:49 PM  
So it's racism then? Okay Al!
 
2020-03-04 10:23:09 PM  
Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.
 
2020-03-04 10:25:07 PM  
Is he saying they're racist?  I don't think so.  Is he saying they're not concerned with the common issues of black Americans?  I believe so.
 
2020-03-04 10:25:41 PM  
Al Sharpton is to MLK Jr as Puffy is to Biggie
 
2020-03-04 10:28:11 PM  
I can't fathom why Sharpton has an international platform or why anyone would listen to him.
 
2020-03-04 10:29:52 PM  
"Too intellectual."

He really did just complain that about black people being too smart?
 
2020-03-04 10:29:58 PM  
I don't get the Fark version of the headline and how it is connected to the actual article
No snark, can someone explain?
 
2020-03-04 10:30:15 PM  

fusillade762: a lot of the latte liberals are so intellectual

Yeah, better let the incompetent dumbasses run things.


Sounds like Agile.
 
2020-03-04 10:30:34 PM  

JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.


Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.
 
2020-03-04 10:33:20 PM  
Nope. Don't get the reference in the headline.
 
2020-03-04 10:36:24 PM  

kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.


Even though Obama's legacy was only the gimped version of the ACA that should have been so much more than what it ended up being and...

That's it. Unless we consider things like handing out taxpayer money to banks as "punishment" for the recession as a thing to be proud of.
 
2020-03-04 10:36:48 PM  

kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.


I'm a black dude, and while I think the world of Biden for being Obama's #2 guy, I personally don't think he's got what it takes to be #1, at least in this political environment.

R's are still going to full of piss and vinegar either way Trump wins or loses, and he has to realize this on day 1 of his presidency - give no quarter to R leadership. Maybe he's playing rope a dope with them now and lulling them into a false sense of security, but he's not nearly cunning enough to play that off.

Still it looks like he's going to win, and I'll definitely vote for him, but the past is the  past, and there's no going back to the old days of Obama in politics, IMO.
 
2020-03-04 10:42:59 PM  
In this thread:

Massive butthurt over black political power.

They're killing us in the streets, but we're still voting farkers.
 
2020-03-04 10:43:54 PM  

Blaarrg: That's it. Unless we consider things like handing out taxpayer money to banks as "punishment" for the recession as a thing to be proud of.


Kagan, Sotomeyer, Bin Laden, Paris Climate deal, Iran Nuke Deal, DADT and many more.

But I can understand why so many people struggle with Obama's accomplishments that didn't personally impact them.
 
2020-03-04 10:45:36 PM  

JAGChem82: kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.

I'm a black dude, and while I think the world of Biden for being Obama's #2 guy, I personally don't think he's got what it takes to be #1, at least in this political environment.

R's are still going to full of piss and vinegar either way Trump wins or loses, and he has to realize this on day 1 of his presidency - give no quarter to R leadership. Maybe he's playing rope a dope with them now and lulling them into a false sense of security, but he's not nearly cunning enough to play that off.

Still it looks like he's going to win, and I'll definitely vote for him, but the past is the  past, and there's no going back to the old days of Obama in politics, IMO.


Biden was a a disasterous candidate before Obama picked him up to reassure white voters and backstop Obama's light federal experience as well as picking up "electoral balance'.
 
2020-03-04 10:48:02 PM  

MeanOldBat: In this thread:

Massive butthurt over black political power.

They're killing us in the streets, but we're still voting farkers.


There's always going to be an undertone of racism on Fark because it's 90% old white dudes.
 
2020-03-04 10:51:09 PM  

yakmans_dad: Nope. Don't get the reference in the headline.


Reverend Al Sharpton: "Just because you count a guy out, it doesn't mean the fight is over."
John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry: "That is literally exactly what it means."
 
2020-03-04 10:54:47 PM  

Chaghatai: I don't get the Fark version of the headline and how it is connected to the actual article
No snark, can someone explain?


"Just because you count a guy out it doesn't mean the fight is over."

When you count a guy out, it means the fight is over.
 
2020-03-04 10:54:54 PM  

MeanOldBat: JAGChem82: kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.

I'm a black dude, and while I think the world of Biden for being Obama's #2 guy, I personally don't think he's got what it takes to be #1, at least in this political environment.

R's are still going to full of piss and vinegar either way Trump wins or loses, and he has to realize this on day 1 of his presidency - give no quarter to R leadership. Maybe he's playing rope a dope with them now and lulling them into a false sense of security, but he's not nearly cunning enough to play that off.

Still it looks like he's going to win, and I'll definitely vote for him, but the past is the  past, and there's no going back to the old days of Obama in politics, IMO.

Biden was a a disasterous candidate before Obama picked him up to reassure white voters and backstop Obama's light federal experience as well as picking up "electoral balance'.


The thing is, I think he definitely can beat Trump in a one on one matchup, and while it's a relief that Trump is gone, the R's still exist, in the form of McConnell and the SC. People need to realize that Biden is simply performing triage and if they aren't careful, R's will comeback in a vengeance in 2022.

Democrats must not get soft after the November elections - taking shiat for granted is why we're in the position we're at currently.
 
2020-03-04 10:57:12 PM  
I'm sorry. As a card carrying pinko libby lib who grew up in a black neighborhood, Al Sharpton Does no good for Democrats. I really wish he would STFU. He lost all credibility with Tawana Brawley and his subsequent shakedowns.

Yourenothelping.jpg
 
2020-03-04 10:58:43 PM  
I assume he's criticisizing all of the black people who voted for Sanders as well.
 
2020-03-04 11:01:20 PM  

DayeOfJustice: I assume he's criticisizing all of the black people who voted for Sanders as well.


Something has to exist before it can be critiqued.
 
2020-03-04 11:04:14 PM  
Al is a really mixed bag but I can't disagree with his statement
"I keep saying a lot of the latte liberals are disconnected from the base of the Democratic Party, which is the African-American voters. That is, they care about how their kids are going to go to school, they care about bread and butter issues, they care about criminal justice, and a lot of the latte liberals are so intellectual. As we say in church, they're so heavenly-bound they're no earthly good."

And people are getting worked up over the word latte? Get the message first
 
2020-03-04 11:08:50 PM  

joaquin closet: I'm sorry. As a card carrying pinko libby lib who grew up in a black neighborhood, Al Sharpton Does no good for Democrats. I really wish he would STFU. He lost all credibility with Tawana Brawley and his subsequent shakedowns.

Yourenothelping.jpg


He's not trying to help.

He's a grotesque little crab scurrying about, nibbling desperately on whatever bits of attention make it all the way to the bottom and drift within his reach, shiatting out little quotes which may float all the way back up to the great corporate whales who tirelessly sieve the ocean for exploitable newstainment and endlessly shiat out great globs of attention.
 
2020-03-04 11:10:05 PM  

berylman: Al is a really mixed bag but I can't disagree with his statement
"I keep saying a lot of the latte liberals are disconnected from the base of the Democratic Party, which is the African-American voters. That is, they care about how their kids are going to go to school, they care about bread and butter issues, they care about criminal justice, and a lot of the latte liberals are so intellectual. As we say in church, they're so heavenly-bound they're no earthly good."

And people are getting worked up over the word latte? Get the message first


Al Sharpton isn't necessarily wrong in the general sense which I'm very surprised to find myself saying but it is a perfect example of "right message, wrong messenger."
 
2020-03-04 11:10:50 PM  
The view that black Democratic part voters do not know what is best for them and need to be told by the (yes usually white) person espousing that view HAS been espoused here, and is enormously insulting and provocative given the history.
 
2020-03-04 11:15:16 PM  

WoodyHayes: berylman: Al is a really mixed bag but I can't disagree with his statement
"I keep saying a lot of the latte liberals are disconnected from the base of the Democratic Party, which is the African-American voters. That is, they care about how their kids are going to go to school, they care about bread and butter issues, they care about criminal justice, and a lot of the latte liberals are so intellectual. As we say in church, they're so heavenly-bound they're no earthly good."

And people are getting worked up over the word latte? Get the message first

Al Sharpton isn't necessarily wrong in the general sense which I'm very surprised to find myself saying but it is a perfect example of "right message, wrong messenger."


I'm sure there's a right messenger saying this somewhere but that doesn't get clicks/eyeballs/attention.
 
2020-03-04 11:16:25 PM  

gaspode: The view that black Democratic part voters do not know what is best for them and need to be told by the (yes usually white) person espousing that view HAS been espoused here, and is enormously insulting and provocative given the history.


Meh, these days, most Democrats are simply going around scolding voters on checking their race/gender privilege, while Republicans are going around saying "Fark you lib, I'll do what I want" without any token resistance.
 
2020-03-04 11:21:18 PM  
Awww, Sharpton still thinks he's relevant.

I mean, he never was, but it's still kinda cute.
 
2020-03-04 11:22:45 PM  

Gooch: Al Sharpton is to MLK Jr as Puffy is to Biggie


I disagree. Puffy and Biggie both had skill. MLK was a great man. Sharpton is...well, not.
 
2020-03-04 11:24:53 PM  

kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.


Personally, I think black people are intelligent and will vote for who they think the best candidate is, not based on some attachment to a former president just because that president was black.
 
2020-03-04 11:32:33 PM  

grumpfuff: kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.

Personally, I think black people are intelligent and will vote for who they think the best candidate is, not based on some attachment to a former president just because that president was black.


You're overthinking it. It's not about intelligence as it is raw survival. Warren is an unknown who's a perceived underdog to Trump. Biden is the perceived favorite.

If Republicans weren't a bunch of pig headed racists who have a fetish for the Confederacy, they could easily siphon a decent chunk of the black vote on the basis of religion/anti-abortion/work ethic, etc. (maybe 20%).
 
2020-03-04 11:44:11 PM  

JAGChem82: MeanOldBat: JAGChem82: kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.

I'm a black dude, and while I think the world of Biden for being Obama's #2 guy, I personally don't think he's got what it takes to be #1, at least in this political environment.

R's are still going to full of piss and vinegar either way Trump wins or loses, and he has to realize this on day 1 of his presidency - give no quarter to R leadership. Maybe he's playing rope a dope with them now and lulling them into a false sense of security, but he's not nearly cunning enough to play that off.

Still it looks like he's going to win, and I'll definitely vote for him, but the past is the  past, and there's no going back to the old days of Obama in politics, IMO.

Biden was a a disasterous candidate before Obama picked him up to reassure white voters and backstop Obama's light federal experience as well as picking up "electoral balance'.

The thing is, I think he definitely can beat Trump in a one on one matchup, and while it's a relief that Trump is gone, the R's still exist, in the form of McConnell and the SC. People need to realize that Biden is simply performing triage and if they aren't careful, R's will comeback in a vengeance in 2022.

Democrats must not get soft after the November elections - taking shiat for granted is why we're in the position we're at currently.


Agree 100%. Time to get blue collar and working families up in this biatch.

I think/hope Biden will get sharper as he puts his heart into it and gets backing. It felt like a tired old warrior coming out because no one else would.

(Still didn't vote for him in the primaries.)
 
2020-03-04 11:45:56 PM  

joaquin closet: I'm sorry. As a card carrying pinko libby lib who grew up in a black neighborhood, Al Sharpton Does no good for Democrats. I really wish he would STFU. He lost all credibility with Tawana Brawley and his subsequent shakedowns.

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Hey y'all!

This farker right here HAS LIVED AMONGST THE BLECKS and surely knows what's best for them.
 
2020-03-04 11:56:05 PM  

grumpfuff: Awww, Sharpton still thinks he's relevant.

I mean, he never was, but it's still kinda cute.


The problem is that Al Sharpton is relevant. He shouldn't be, but he is.

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You don't need all of the photos so we'll stop there but if Sharpton wasn't relevant, that means that every single announced blue candidate with the exception of one I don't remember back in April of last year wouldn't have gone to kiss the ring. Vice President Joe Biden didn't go because he hadn't officially joined the proceedings at that time but he did later, when he was apologizing while groveling as he kissed the ring of a racist in a nationally televised interview.
 
2020-03-04 11:57:50 PM  

mdemon81: MeanOldBat: In this thread:

Massive butthurt over black political power.

They're killing us in the streets, but we're still voting farkers.

There's always going to be an undertone of racism on Fark because it's 90% old white dudes.


That's ridiculous. I'm 100% old white dude.
 
2020-03-05 12:04:04 AM  

mdemon81: DayeOfJustice: I assume he's criticisizing all of the black people who voted for Sanders as well.

Something has to exist before it can be critiqued.


So, you're saying no black people voted for Sanders? That he got literally no black support? Feel free to persist in that delusion.
 
2020-03-05 12:06:28 AM  

DayeOfJustice: mdemon81: DayeOfJustice: I assume he's criticisizing all of the black people who voted for Sanders as well.

Something has to exist before it can be critiqued.

So, you're saying no black people voted for Sanders? That he got literally no black support? Feel free to persist in that delusion.


I mean 1/3 of the black vote is something I guess.
 
2020-03-05 12:08:07 AM  

DayeOfJustice: mdemon81: DayeOfJustice: I assume he's criticisizing all of the black people who voted for Sanders as well.

Something has to exist before it can be critiqued.

So, you're saying no black people voted for Sanders? That he got literally no black support? Feel free to persist in that delusion.


In Farkland, every single Sanders supporter is secretly more racist than Trump and Warren is simply a empty cipher.
 
2020-03-05 12:43:28 AM  

gaspode: The view that black Democratic part voters do not know what is best for them and need to be told by the (yes usually white) person espousing that view HAS been espoused here, and is enormously insulting and provocative given the history.


Of course it is. It's insulting and provocative when they do it to women or poor whites who vote for Trump, too.

But quite rightly, we don't bother tone-policing our myriad "face-eating leopard" comments, because what matters is whether they are in fact voting against their own interests, not whether they like it when someone brings it up.

/and every voter has someone who thinks they need to be told how to vote, that is literally the entire point of political campaigning
 
2020-03-05 12:58:06 AM  

Mrtraveler01: DayeOfJustice: mdemon81: DayeOfJustice: I assume he's criticisizing all of the black people who voted for Sanders as well.

Something has to exist before it can be critiqued.

So, you're saying no black people voted for Sanders? That he got literally no black support? Feel free to persist in that delusion.

I mean 1/3 of the black vote is something I guess.


It's good to know it's now ok to dismiss any black people who you disagree with as being nonexistent or whose votes don't really count. The things people say when they think they've "won" in some fashion are so enlightening.
 
2020-03-05 1:06:43 AM  

gaspode: The view that black Democratic part voters do not know what is best for them and need to be told by the (yes usually white) person espousing that view HAS been espoused here, and is enormously insulting and provocative given the history.


Older black voters tend to vote for who they're comfortable with and not on issues. Also, maybe if we just admit that Sanders and Biden split the black vote generationally (which is major in itself), we could discuss this in an honest way. But also, black people aren't immune for the same problems that plague other voters, namely being low info voters. So, it's very easy for all voters to hear talk of how scary Sanders is (take that as fact) when Joe Biden has promised to be a one-term president because he's too old and who specifically said nothing will change for the wealthy.

IMO, Senility is creeping in on Biden and while Trump is senile too, he's mastered the ability to lie about/fake it and has an apparatus to support those lies. When under stress or pushed, Biden collapses and if he wins, Trump can run the same campaign against Biden he did against Hillary, which is why Trump's afraid of Sanders because that wouldn't work on him and they don't have any other tricks. It's possible Biden could win, but I doubt it to a large degree.
 
2020-03-05 1:33:30 AM  

DayeOfJustice: IMO, Senility is creeping in on Biden and while Trump is senile too, he's mastered the ability to lie about/fake it and has an apparatus to support those lies.


Full disclosure: I'll be voting for Vice President Joe Biden in Ohio's primary.

I don't know whether it is age catching up with VP Biden or just his ability to have brain farts from time to time. Which I guess I just realized that means he was either lying about the stuff in South Africa or he isn't all there up top any longer, it is one or the other and I don't think he'd be so dumb as to lie on something which could be checked like that. It is funny though, I didn't really get that until I talked it out in my head.

It wouldn't be ideal, but I'd still say that him in the Oval Office with responsible professionals around him would be better than the current situation.
 
2020-03-05 4:36:06 AM  

MeanOldBat: JAGChem82: kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.

I'm a black dude, and while I think the world of Biden for being Obama's #2 guy, I personally don't think he's got what it takes to be #1, at least in this political environment.

R's are still going to full of piss and vinegar either way Trump wins or loses, and he has to realize this on day 1 of his presidency - give no quarter to R leadership. Maybe he's playing rope a dope with them now and lulling them into a false sense of security, but he's not nearly cunning enough to play that off.

Still it looks like he's going to win, and I'll definitely vote for him, but the past is the  past, and there's no going back to the old days of Obama in politics, IMO.

Biden was a a disasterous candidate before Obama picked him up to reassure white voters and backstop Obama's light federal experience as well as picking up "electoral balance'.


Light compared to who?  Trump, 2nd Bush, and Raygun?  He had more than those guys combined.
 
2020-03-05 4:57:28 AM  

haknudsen: MeanOldBat: JAGChem82: kbronsito: JAGChem82: Al, don't pat yourself too hard on the back, if Harris had stayed viable until SC, Joe would be heading back home.

Honestly, I kinda get what he's saying in the general sense, but don't make it more than what it is - he's the strongest link to Obama, and that trumps everything else.

Trump and his worthless supporters are in the business of undoing Obama's legacy (while selling out the country to the russians). I can see how plenty of black people may see Joe Biden as the best way to save Obama's legacy due to their connection.

I'm a black dude, and while I think the world of Biden for being Obama's #2 guy, I personally don't think he's got what it takes to be #1, at least in this political environment.

R's are still going to full of piss and vinegar either way Trump wins or loses, and he has to realize this on day 1 of his presidency - give no quarter to R leadership. Maybe he's playing rope a dope with them now and lulling them into a false sense of security, but he's not nearly cunning enough to play that off.

Still it looks like he's going to win, and I'll definitely vote for him, but the past is the  past, and there's no going back to the old days of Obama in politics, IMO.

Biden was a a disasterous candidate before Obama picked him up to reassure white voters and backstop Obama's light federal experience as well as picking up "electoral balance'.

Light compared to who?  Trump, 2nd Bush, and Raygun?  He had more than those guys combined.


Light compared to his opponent in the general election, John McCain.

/who was compensating with his veep too
//like most nominees
///but he badly miscalculated
 
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