August 28th, 2010
01:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Sharpton: Democrats are 'coming out to fight' this election season

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" Al Sharpton told a rally in Washington that he will not let conservatives ‘turn back the clock.’"](CNN) - The Rev. Al Sharpton, who is spearheading the "Reclaim the Dream" march and rally Saturday on the 47th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, indicated that conservative forces will face a fight in the upcoming elections.

"We're coming out to fight and we're not going to let you turn back the clock," he said.

Filed under: Al Sharpton
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Debi

    Shame on you Mr. Sharpton, you should have combined this rally and shown the world that we can all live together in peace. Instead Mr. Sharpton you continue to divide. This was bringing back Faith and God into our country, Why would you fight that Mr. Sharpton??

    August 28, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. the real ib

    Turn back the clock to what Sharpton? Bush was just as good to African Americans as Obama has been if not more so. He had two in his cabinet and had several programs to help them. But you don't want to turn back the clock; couldn't be for political reasons instead could it?

    August 28, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. jim

    As in turn back the clock to the Civil Rights legislation for a democrat party that fought against passage? Is that what Al means?

    August 28, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  4. ruty

    Amen to what you say, Al. This ex-republican will vote democrat all the way.

    August 28, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. Debby

    Why people even listen to this Ghetto blaster is beyond comprehension.

    August 28, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. Dave crowder

    So, Mr. Rev. Al Sharpton: are you a preacher or a politician with an agenda. By taking such a vocal and prominent stand with one (1) political party, you are denigrating the seperation of church and state. But as with your ilk, you say 1 thing and do another and then throw stones at others for being the same way. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. One word for everyone such as you on left and right-disingeneous

    August 28, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  7. dee

    Reverend Sharpton, Thank you for Standing UP for America and for Martin Luther King. End Beck's tyranny!

    August 28, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. jenn, philadelphia

    Will this rally be labeled "political" as swiftly as the media portrayed the Glenn Beck rally? Some how I doubt it.

    August 28, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. James

    ALL Democracts are being Voted out for them and Obummer turning their Back on the Will of the people.

    You have NOT A PRAYOR.

    Then we are ALL going to push the Media and Members of Congress for an Article of Impeachment to be introduced and voted on.

    This President will be Impeached before his term is up.

    What a failure

    August 28, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  10. Stacy Drake

    What was his crowd size?

    August 28, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. stanley macneill

    coming out to fight a losing battle with all the scandals around democrats this election season we need more than a fight we need the 82nd airborne to rush troops to the capitol to shut down the gop and tea party propaganda machines once and for all LoL but seriously we democrats are in for a long election season hope we can keep control of both houses cause if we can't president obama will get nothing done for the rest of his term

    August 28, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  12. malabar

    Al sharpton wants to b responsible for turning back the clock. he sure luvs division and hatespeech when he is the perp. teaching his sheep to hate and mistrust any1 who is different than u. MLK wud b so proud

    August 28, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  13. diridi

    fight not be color based....I am a strong believer in progress and reforms for this nation....we need these reforms, to make the nation have my vote...pres. Obama is doing excellent to the nation....we do not need politicians, we need leader in this nation...

    August 28, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  14. jim

    I don't know of too many people that are economicly better off today than we were 2 years ago in the last election. Dems have been in charge of both houses of Congress and the presidency and this is what we have for all that. Unemployment at 9.5% and even higher among blacks.Where's the progress. Just a dream like the summer recovery .

    August 28, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  15. Marge

    The first thing they have to do is make sure no REPUBLICAN is responsible for programming the ballot boxes like they did in 2004. They know they can't win honest elections, look at 2006 and 2008 when the ballot boxes were checked. But they learned their lesson they are busy trying to fix that problem and program them for republican steals, because believe me the only way in this whole wide country that a republican would legally win is if the stole the election. GET OUT AND FIGHT DEMOCRATS show them the country does not want to revert back to the 1800's the way this bunch of crooks want us to.

    Another post that wont be...since it is telling the republicans what they are.

    August 28, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  16. The Incompetent Mr. Obama

    Sharpton is an old fool. And you wonder what's wrong with the DEM party..........

    Sharption, You are racist, irrelevant old fool

    August 28, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. The Incompetent Mr. Obama

    Sharpton's rally is a joke. I'd be embarrassed to call this a rally.

    I saw more people at the local HS football game last night.

    August 28, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. Katlin

    I can only pray Al Sharpton can begin tu unite and rally the people who do not see the future of America as Old Glenn Beck does.. And they need to begin to save America, not destroy it as Beck will.

    August 28, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  19. Jason

    Sharpton I wish you would shut your black mouth along with all your NAACP folks to. You guys mean nothing to this society and you are nothing but trash!!! I will be glad you drop off the face of the earth!!!!

    August 28, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  20. Albo58

    By "turn back the clock" does Sharpton mean the bad ole days of unemployment under 6%, a much smaller national deficit, and being a country that it's allies like Israel and the EEC could count on thru thick and thin? Sharpton can spew his drivel in front of the uninformed, but in case he missed, the country's biggest minority, the American taxpayers, are disgusted with the current Congressional leadership and we are very determined to do something about it. Thus, he needs to take his Dapper Dan and deck of race cards and get out of the way!

    August 28, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. Get A Grip

    "We're coming out to fight ".....says Sharpton

    And that's exactly what's wrong with America. It's people like's all about fighting and doing their best to not understand. At the very least you would hope Al Sharpton would extend a hand and work together.

    August 28, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  22. Bob

    Al, it is you and your union buddies who are trying to turn back to the clock. Grow up and stop with the racists tactics. They are deplorable.

    August 28, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  23. Bobby

    The interesting thing about this is that most of the administrations new policies actually harm Al's black base. Financial Reform is going to make it tougher for blacks to start businesses and also take many of them right out of the housing market because of stricter credit rules. Healthcare is really going to hurt poor folks initially because if they have it now the rates are going to skyrocket (CNBC reports by around 27% in the next 3 years) as insurance companies sweeten their pots for all inclusion. So, I think Al ought to step back and spend some time looking at the potential impact of these good policies before he becaomes fanatical about them.

    August 28, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  24. Roger

    Why is it that black activists the likes of Sharpton and Jealous have to play the race card? The Gleen Beck rally to Reclaim our Honor isn't about black or white, it's about American Honor!

    American honor that has been besmerched and degraded by a President and Congress, both black and white!

    August 28, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. Roger

    Why is it that black activists the likes of Sharpton and Jealous have to play the race card? The Glenn Beck rally to Reclaim our Honor isn't about black or white, it's about American Honor!

    American honor that has been besmerched and degraded by a President and Congress, both black and white!

    August 28, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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