Rev. Al Sharpton excoriated Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday who have been critical of President Barack Obama. He went after Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri Democrat, as 2008 Clinton supporters who were never supporters of President Obama in 2008, so it should not be surprising that both members of Congress are critical of the president today.
“I think there’s a lot of discontent because of unemployment. I think that the media has been irresponsible in saying that the president has lost support without saying that these people never supported him. The people that you were referring to supported Hillary against him.” he told reporters. “How could he be losing people he never had? So I don’t think it’s cracks (within the foundation). I think it’s the same people that told people in ‘08 ‘don’t vote for him.’ And the community went and overwhelmingly voted for him anyway.”
When I asked Rev. Sharpton if he thought Democratic forces were pushing a Hillary Clinton 2012 candidacy, he responded: “I have no idea what they’re doing. I just know that it seems to be the same players and the same play.”
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