Jan. 2, 2015

White House Loses Credibility With Police Over Al Sharpton

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the Obama administration is sending mixed messages when it says it supports the police and yet invited Al Sharpton to the White House at least 72 times. “Actions speak louder than words,” Giuliani told Face the Nation. “You put Al Sharpton next to you [and] you just told everyone, ‘I’m against the police.’ … If I was talking to you about ending the Mafia as I did in the 1980s … and I had [Mafia boss] Joe Colombo sitting next to me, you would say I was a big hypocrite. It wouldn’t matter what my rhetoric is: ‘Oh, I’m fighting the Mafia.’ There’s Joe Colombo. ‘I’m for the police?’ And there’s Al Sharpton? Every cop in America’s going to say, ‘Give me a break.’” In Washington, talk is cheaper than air and Obama thinks a tax delinquent who has made his living pontificating on racial issues, manufactured and otherwise, is a suitable White House guest. More…

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