October 10, 2004

Ketchup Boy continues to pander to black audiences

John Kerry continued his stretch of pandering to black church congregations, while kissing the feet of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson today in Miami.

The Democratic presidential nominee attended two church services Sunday, instead of his usual one, worshipping first with Haitian Catholics and then with Baptists, where the Rev. Jesse Jackson (news - web sites) and Al Sharpton (news - web sites) tied his election to the civil rights struggle.

"We have an unfinished march in this nation," Kerry said at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, as many congregants waved fans handed out by the campaign with his slogan, "Hope is on the way."

"Never again will a million African Americans be denied the right to exercise their vote in the United States of America," Kerry promised, referring to the disputed Florida recount in the 2000 presidential race. As he often does before black audiences, Kerry said he has a legal team that will aggressively respond to any allegations of disenfranchisement.

Kerry continued to preach to the false mantra of black disenfranchisement in Florida, a spectre which was initially raised in the midst of the 2000 election fiasco.

Jackson, Sharpton and US Rep Carrie Meek (D-FL) spoke at the church services in support of Kerry while deriding President Bush and those who support him.

Jackson told worshippers their political concerns are issues that touch their everyday lives, not gay marriage.

"I see disturbing signs today that some of our churches have been confused by wolves in sheep's clothing," Jackson said. "How did someone else put their agenda in the front of the line?"

"November 2, the power is in your hands, hands that once picked cotton," Jackson said.

While I have ancestors did pick cotton, they did so in order for me to think for myself; to move forward and make my own decisions -- not have Jesse Jackson and his cronies (up to and including John Kerry) make my decisions for me.
(More coverage from Baldilocks & others)

Posted by mhking at October 10, 2004 08:38 PM

That's an odd place to put a vanilla shake isn't it?

Posted by: Chris at October 10, 2004 11:00 PM

Good for you. When Bill Cosby started talking and everyone was criticizing what he had to say, I could not understand why because what he was saying was not only the truth but absolutely correct. Jesse Jackson and people like him, I feel are racists and they fall back on the past as an excuse for why things should be better for them. The Irish were slaves, too, over in Ireland, of the manor and farm owners but I sure don't put blame on them for my position in life. It's called "personal responsibility." I just wish people would be human beings, not black, not latino, not white and then go around and say "you owe me." No we don't; you owe yourself.

Posted by: firstbrokenangel at October 11, 2004 11:07 PM
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