Earlier this week, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke became the one millionth Democrat to endorse a reparations program to repay black Americans for slavery. The endorsement was made in front of professional race baiter Al Sharpton, who we need to remind you is still on cable news every day despite his overt hatred for both white people and taxes.
Sharpton’s insistence has led every other Democrat seen in this image to bend the knee.
Al Sharpton is a strange force within the Democratic Party circle. He plays the retired civil rights icon, who’s only real claim to fame is that he associated with people who also associated with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. And while people like Jesse Jackson have mainly lived off of that legacy, Sharpton decided that King didn’t go far enough.
Sharpton has, as both a broadcaster and a political activism, said insanely racist things and faced no backlash because of it. Because of his gift for getting away with being violently divisive, he has a unique place in the Democratic Party as being the so-called voice of the black American. Now, his views are wildly out of touch with most black Americans (who tend to be fairly conservative on social issues), but that doesn’t matter — he has a platform, and he uses it to his advantage.
Every now and then, he uses people like Beto to remind us of his relevance. The worst part is that it works.
~ Facts Not Memes