Obama Consults With MSNBC Host Al Sharpton, and Other ‘Civil Rights Leaders,’ on Fiscal Talks

Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard, November 16, 2012

This afternoon, President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who’s also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama also consulted with other “leaders of civil rights and civic organizations.”

Via the pool report:

President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. The meeting lasted over an hour, and participants spoke to reporters outside the West Wing after they wrapped up.

Per the White House, expected attendees included:

* Peter Berns, The Arc

* Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK

* Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

* Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR)

* Deepa Iyer National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

* Ben Jealous, NAACP

* Marc Morial, National Urban League

* Janet Murguia, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

* Barry Rand, AARP

* Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising.org

* Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network (NAN)

* Aaron Smith, Young Invincibles

* Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners

Pool can confirm that Campbell, Henderson, Iyer, Jealous, Morial, Murguia, Rand, Sharpton, Smith and Wallis were there, ‘cause they all came out and talked.

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  • Puggg

    Yes, Al Sharpton, that noted economist.

    • The__Bobster

      Requiring Watusi rabble-rousers to actually have credentials would be razzzist.

    • Pelayo

      Noted Demigogue and instigator of murder, arson and rioting and also an expert on ruining the lives of decent people.

  • MekongDelta69

    …And I just consulted with Chris Matthews to get some tips on civility.

    • Pelayo

      At the risk of being edited again. I must say that Sharpton who along with Chris Matthews is one of the foremost validations of “Hoffman’s Theory”.

  • potato78

    “President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who’s also
    assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal
    talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama
    also consulted with other “leaders of civil rights and civic
    organizations.”

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  • mobilebay

    I see La Raza was represented. We do need to listen to Senora Murguia explain finances to us. Since Mexico is such a financial superpower we need to learn how they do it.

  • You Are Now Enriched

    Does anyone here doubt that sometime between now and 2016 we will see and here MSM call for a direct “social justice” tax on White people, as White people?

  • Dan Reardon

    All that’s missing is some voodoo priestess and Hillary Clinton grinding their buttocks together while dancing around some goat entrails. Welcome to America folks!

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Doubtless the House Republicans – the real controllers of the national purse strings – will be amused by President Oogabooga’s priorities.

  • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

    “Ain’t no one stopping OUR gravy train”.

    Entitlements FOREVER !

  • http://twitter.com/seedymedia r j p

    This list reads like a “Who’s Who of Race Grifters”. LMAO civil right leaders.

  • negrolocaust

    sharpton is always telling his listeners to only patronize black owned businesses and to always boycott white businesses i bet a lot of white shop owners wish they would listen to him

  • randy

    Bama consults with his Dons on dividing up America

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Remember obama’s comment about revenge?

    Obama is only talking to these race-bating **** to discuss redistributing wealth from Whites to non-Whites.

    Bon

  • venice

    Who is shocked? Worlds biggest ever robber thief Obama has been awarded the keys to the caucasoid European American national bank and has given away 6 trillion in his first term to them in reparations for nothing since they are the ones who owe reparations to the whites for taking them out of the wretched cesspool 3rd world jungles of their native Africa and they need to get on their knees and worship the elite whites who made a terrible miscalculation mistaken error beginning 500 years ago when slavery was needed like a hole in the head and the worse possible economic system ever not to mention the other genetic problems.

    The mulatto Santa Claus needs to know how many more trillions it will take to satisfy another 4 years since the first term was just down payment chump change. The rea red ink will flow in the 2nd term and hopefully his 3rd 4th 5th and 6th terms or until he ultimately dies in office like Castro will one day.

  • Greg Thomas

    How about cutting off “government funding” (aka stealing taxpayer dollars to give to White hating organizations) to every organization listed. That would be a great start. Janet
    murguia is a la raza racist, dedicated to furthering reconquista with America
    taxpayer dollars. It does not get any more sinister than that.

  • David Ashton

    How can we get more free benefits from the helpless white people? That’s why we voted for you, bruvva.

  • Madame Gar

    me to wake up,folks!

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