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Obama Gets Economic Advice from Al Shart’on

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Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other “African American leaders” to discuss the president’s “plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there,” according to the White House.

Participants in the meeting included:

• Melanie Campbell, President, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation
• Ralph Everett, President, Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies
• Wade Henderson, President, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
• Ben Jealous, President, National Association of the Advancement of Colored People
• Avis Jones-DeWeever, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women
• Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition
• Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network
• Rev Derrick Harkins, 19th Street Baptist Church
• Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director, Advancement Project

And here’s the rest of the readout, via Politico:

The President reiterated his commitment to supporting policies that will directly impact those hardest hit by the economic crisis by making sure that America is a magnet for jobs, increasing access to job training programs, partnering with high-poverty communities to help them rebuild, and encouraging companies to invest in disadvantaged neighborhoods.The president also reiterated his call to reform education by expanding universal pre-K for every child as a way to significantly decrease the achievement gap.

more   http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-gets-economic-advice-al-sharpton-other-african-american-leaders_703099.html

 

» 15 Comments

  1. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    February 23rd, 2013

    So he invited a group of leeches to discuss the upcoming blood drive?

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  2. thirdtwin

    February 23rd, 2013

    “Avis Jones-DeWeever”…OK, that’s just a made-up name, right? And I suppose if I read further at the link, I will find that they dined on fried chicken, too. Not fooling me this time, Onion.

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  3. Diann

    February 23rd, 2013

    Decidedly absent from the assembled people were two actual intelligent black men who might have been able to help the idiot President out:

    Thomas Sowell
    Walter E. Williams

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  4. Anonymous

    February 23rd, 2013

    Halleluiah! Jesus Crisis meets with his despicables. We are saved!

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  5. Moe Tom

    February 23rd, 2013

    The Hum always has to be the brightest person in the room. Thus, No Harry Alford, No Herman Cain, no Thomas Sowell,Alan West, Condie Rice, Walter Williams, etc, etc. Racist hoodlum.

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  6. Jarhead Cracka

    February 23rd, 2013

    Ever wonder why nothing Obama does improves the Economy? He’s meeting with “African American leaders” to plan to “strengthen the economy for the middle class …” Look at the titles of these African American “leaders” and tell me who of them has any experience in Business or actually creating jobs?

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  7. Chieftain

    February 23rd, 2013

    yah right…these people came to see Mo Money, not hear another campaign speech. And they aren’t going to settle for Obama-phones either.

    I would love to ask each one of them how much money they donated to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jackson Junior’s campaigns over the years…..

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  8. Cruisin Cat

    February 23rd, 2013

    I see a list of people that have done well, mainly for themselves, from white guilt.

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  9. OneLastTime

    February 23rd, 2013

    Let me guess, “we wants mo money, honey”.

    What do I win?

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  10. Tim

    February 23rd, 2013

    A socialist actively destroying the American economy is going to ask these parasitic maggots how to better go about it?

    If I was a weepy kind of guy, I would weep for our lost country.

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  11. Harry Dangle

    February 23rd, 2013

    First Jon Corzine,now Al Sharpton?!

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  12. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 23rd, 2013

    Where do you start on this one? What a “crock of shit” is a good start,I guess.

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  13. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 23rd, 2013

    No Marble-Mouth Jackson? Guess he was busy moving his son to prison.

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  14. Moe Tom

    February 23rd, 2013

    Strange that nobody from Riker’s Island, Matewan, Sing Sing, Folsom, or Cook County Jail were invited.

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  15. Tim

    February 24th, 2013

    This is objective proof that BO is destroying America and has never had any intention of fixing the economic catastrophe he’s caused.

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