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Obama Consults With Al Sharpton, Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks

What, David Duke wasn't available?


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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."

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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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Thought Sharpton was out marching for Col. West.


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Looks like Jesse was left out.

Also, no Catholic representation, nor Southern Baptist, Mormon, Jewish. I guess they have no stake in this discussion.

Oh, and no NOW, no LBGTwhatever either.

What a frickin' joke.



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at this point, if you are not gay, you are not a civil rights leader.



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* Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK





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at this point, if you are not gay, you are not a civil rights leader.

but I agree


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i mean, you can straight and really support the gays, but let's face it: that's kind of gay.



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LBGTwhatever either.


Human Rights Campaign is an LGBT group. Sister Simone Cambell is a catholic
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Ben Jealous, NAACP


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Human Rights Campaign is an LGBT group. Sister Simone Cambell is a catholic


Thanks for that info. Still doesn't change the fact that none of these groups have any reason to be included in this discussion. I don't recall any suggestion of raising taxes for any of these groups. None of them will be affected by the "fiscal cliff" except to experience a reduction in donations from the rich once they will not be able to deduct them .



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re: Obama Consults With Al Sharpton, Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks
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Looks like Jesse was left out.


Well in Obama's defense the man did say he wanted to cut his balls off


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Sister Simone Cambell is an apostate



FTFY


She ran Nuts...I mean Nuns on the Bus, a "catholic" group which said the bishops are evil, evil, white dudes who hate women and minorities.



Does this look like a nun to you?:

Image: http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/deaconsbench/files/2012/06/1340831838_1641_IMG_4977-575x383.jpg
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I know nothing about any of that, but she identifies as a catholic, thus to say there was no catholic representation is false. Perhaps there wasn't catholic representation you agreed with, but I would imagine most of the people on that list you don't agree with.


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I guess this was more of a thank you reception for the bastards who helped re elect this criminal.


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I know nothing about any of that, but she identifies as a catholic, thus to say there was no catholic representation is false.


My point is that she probably doesn't represent the official position of the Church. None of the people on that list have anything of value to add, beside their personal opinions as American citizens, to a discussion on tax policy.



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re: Obama Consults With Al Sharpton, Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks
My point is that she probably doesn't represent the official position of the Church. None of the people on that list have anything of value to add, beside their personal opinions as American citizens, to a discussion on tax policy.


She's not a representative of the Catholic Church in any official capacity. She's actually fairly liberal and supported Obama. I'm not bashing her for her views. Simply pointing out that she's not traditional Catholic.
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but she identifies as a catholic


So does Hans Kung. If I call myself the ruler of Tibet, it doesn't make me ruler of Tibet.


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re: Obama Consults With Al Sharpton, Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks


My favorite, sista SheMoan when!! And we can't forget

Beens jel-less all de time .......

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Tigah in the ATL
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re: Obama Consults With Al Sharpton, Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks
Dammit! How can we get some white guys involved?


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Tigah in the ATL



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