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[quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Feb 10 2004, 12:03 PM
[b] [url=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0405/barrett.php]Sharpton in bed with GOP[/url]
this article basically says that Sharpton's campaign's sole purpose was to get at and breakdown the non-Kerry candidates ... on behalf of the republicans? Decent read. [/b][/quote]
ahh....the Gay Gazzette; didn't even know it was still being printed. Weren't they giving it out for free just a few years ago?
Bit, I would not dispel this, regardless of the source. I feel there are 2 compelling reason's to believe this.
1) As the Republican Party moves more and more to the left every day--to my dismay, I feel they probably like the fact that an Al Shapton is out there for the right-wing media to ridicule.
It's almost like they are this saying to middle-class, suburban America: "OK, where leaning increasingly to left with every new election. Dont like that? Well, who cares, because the there's no viable 3rd party to defend the U.S workers, protect our constitution and punish lawbreakers--not pardon their lawlessness"....."And, oh yea, don't like us, go the corrupt Democrats, the party of Al Sharpton" :o
2) The GOP seems to be living in some kind of fantasy world, where they believe they can pander to every single group in America and eventually get close to 100% of the vote.....Like the example of George Bush Sr., they run the risk of alienating their core supporters and losing all they have.
[quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Feb 10 2004, 01:57 PM
[b] its a theory 5ever. Its speculation. No there are no hard proof but just cause there aren't doesn't make it by nature untrue.
Its a theory you don't have to believe it all i wanted was people's comments on its possible merit. NOT a diatribe about the quality of the source.
i should have learned my lession by now unless its a link from foxnews no one will even acknowledge it in any way. [/b][/quote]
Don't get sand in your v*gina dude. ;) I know you can't prove a negative, blah blah blah.
For me, I require a somewhat reliable source before I comment on something. This would be true if Weeb posted some article talking about how Bill Clinton and John Kerry were really mass murderers.
The internet has made this sort of thing a burden. Now every moron with a whim and a keyboard can get something out there and people will attach a weight to it simply by virtue of the fact that it exists. It's tiresome.
I see just as much "pro Bush" nonsense as I do these sorts of things.
Sharpton really in in cahoots with the GOP establishment?? Sorry - I need more than some unsupported Village Voice article to get me to listen to that "theory."
Stone has been on the outs with the GOP since he was forced to leave the Dole campaign when his and his wife's photo ad in a swinger mag came to light. Since then, he has been a pawn for rich weirdos with poltical joneses like Donald Trump and Tom Golisano. Stone and Trump must go to the same barber, if guys with bizzarre hairpieces get haircuts. He's an influential Republican in the same way Lydon Larouche is an important Democrat.
The fact that Sharpton was a total criminal before this came to light doens't seemed to have bothered Democrats. Apparently,being a criminal-a paid FBI informant who was videotaped in a sting operatio discussing a narcotics deal with a Mafia figure- is okay as long as you don't associate with nominal or former Republican weirdos.
Men, ask yourself this: Does the Republican party benefit from someone like Al Sharpton running for president as a Democrat?
I think the answer is yes!
Like Hillary Clinton, Al Sharpton is seen as an opponent that can "scare" or at least "get a strong reaction" from the staunch Republicans. Tell Republican's Hillary is lurking, and checkbooks pop open and money is sent at rapid pace to left-leaning GOP head Ed Gillispie up in Wyoming (or where ever the GOP has it's base?).
Now Sharpton doesn't quite scare like Hillary does, in the sense that folks know he'll never win a real national election. However, his "act" in Democratic debates and on TV talk-shows probably has Republican leaders clapping like seals, knowing he's linked to Democrats--clown act, sweat-suits, medallions and all the buffoonery.
Now do I believe top GOP brass is in cahoots with Al Shapton? Probably not, but....?
Do I believe low level, rich Republican boosters are handing him cash to keep his up clown act and taint the Democrats?...Yes.
By the way, ever notice how cozy Republican leaning Bill O'Reilly is with Mr. Sharpton? <_<
[quote][i]Originally posted by Riggins44[/i]@Feb 10 2004, 04:02 PM
[b] By the way, ever notice how cozy Republican leaning Bill O'Reilly is with Mr. Sharpton? [/b][/quote]
Bill O'Reilly leans towards the Republicans? :o
I thought [i]FOX NEWS[/i] was supposed to be "fair and balanced"?