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. Johnny Five

    Sad to say, but Glenn Beck did a better service to MLK than Sharpton does. MLK wasn't political. Sharpton is. Beck is sometimes, but today he was all about God and country. You can't fault a man for that.

    August 28, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. TOP SGT

    Sharpton is the best the Democrats have to speak for them. Just another rat in the soup. Who can put any faith in this party of crooks.

    August 28, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  3. Independant from IA

    It will be a struggle as you are under water at the time.
    Lots of Luck

    August 28, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. terry,va

    Just don't bring out your new black panther idiots. It won't work this time!!!

    August 28, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. Proud American

    Hmm...everyone around him is the same color...wasn't that one of his complaints about Beck?

    Hmm...he is espousing a political view on the anniversary of MLK's speach...wasn't that one of his complaints about Beck?

    I hate this hypocrite!

    August 28, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. Paul H

    Yea they better, because they are getting their butt's handed to them by their own merits.

    August 28, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  7. Eve Daley

    All Americans need to find their voice and stand up for peace and equality. 'We' are the people of the United States of America.

    August 28, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. Malt

    Democrats are coming out to fight... and they'll be bringing their SEIU thugs, ACORN cronies, Black Panther intimidators, and brainless policies...

    Shartpton, non-relevant since 1981

    August 28, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  9. Malt

    Note to idiots: conservatives don't want to 'turn back the clock'. They want proper representation, responsible government spending and the end of corruption. "Turn back the clock' is just a phase used by liars and professional con-men.

    Reid, Pelosi and Obama have passed legislation that is expensive, unsustainable AND UNPOPULAR. Why do you think Obama has sunk below 45% in popularity and Pelosi is at 7%?

    August 28, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. Tired of the Dems lies

    just another of the NAACP racists of America, Sharpton, get a real job and quit complaining, beacuse it was a WHITE man that freed you, you should have more respect

    August 28, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. all of America

    The only way the dems can win is to rig the elections ,AGAIN ! We are watching acorn and all of the other corrupt organizations of the democratic party very close!

    August 28, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  12. circuit888

    OMG, the 44 million african americans will vote again for the jewish controlled democraps, taking over America, after the holocaust. What these african americans do not see or totally blind to it, is that the Jew is up there while you or I am down here and they want to keep it that way. Look at Las Vegas, all the jew mafia there made multimillions out of slave labor from the minorities, the minorities? they are all unemployed, hungry, foreclosed homes, closed minority owned small businesses due to their customers are all unemployed. Same in Hollywood controlled California. Wake up!

    August 28, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  13. G.B. in Arkansas

    Yep, just like in 2008. Wonder if the Panthers willbe there with their clubs?

    August 28, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  14. Moe NY

    I am with Rev Sharpton on this one! I am a Democrat and I will certainly be out there voting in November....No turning back the clock. For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would want to turn back the clock as those times before civil rights were just a disgraceful time in America. As for religion...let's keep it out of politics...I, for one, do not care what religion you subscribe to, or if, indeed you subscribe to room for religion and politics...they do not, and should not mix. Separation of church and state at all costs. Also, I am so fed up with Beck/Palin and their hatered and lies. In my opinion, Beckism/Palism = McCarthyism.

    August 28, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  15. barry

    Rev. Sharpton and Rev. Jackson are probably very concerned because they see that people of color are very successful now and there is no need to have people like them to be their spokesperson. There is no need to continue fear mongering rhetoric like this by Rev. Sharpton, Rev. Jackson or anyone else. Stop treating people of color as if they are victims because it will hold us back. We have overcome we have a black President. Stop this victim mentality it holds our children back and creates a dived in this country for no reason. We have come so far let's focus on how to continue the progress instead of creating divisiveness that holds our future generations b

    August 28, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  16. Rick McDaniel

    Sorry.........the "giveaway" train, has stopped running. Try work for a change.

    August 28, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  17. Peter s

    Another Pretender to the throne!

    August 28, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  18. ric

    Al Ashapton is the NUMBER ONE RACIST in the country, period! Whats sad is blacks actually BELIEVE he cares about them, but in reality he just cares about his own personal gain...

    August 28, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  19. southern cousin

    Oh good, the poverty pimp, racist, bigot is going to rally more drug using, non responsible people to vote for the return of stupidity. Reverand Al should be in jail for extortion, fraud, theft and election fraud.

    August 28, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  20. Karen

    Al Sharpton could never hold a candle to Rev. Martin Luther King's accomplishments. It is a dishonor to Rev. King that Sharpton is even saying he is going to reclaim the dream. He will never be anything but a blow hard commedian and no one will ever take him seriously.

    August 28, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  21. mother and sister of soldiers

    Elect our politicians by vote of the uneducated. Elect men who will enable you to live without responsibility. Shapton will tell you how since he and rev wright say they take credit for obama's presidency. He does a great disservice to this country. Drop the chip on your shoulder man and learn economics.

    August 28, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  22. Precious

    Rev. Sharpton, it is impossible to turn back the clock, but it is possible to reset it. Reality is that we never go back in time, but we make changes as we move forward.

    The question now is "What do we change" or better yet, "reset"?

    You see, that is why time does not hold still for any of us, but just keep on ticking.

    August 28, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  23. Marcus

    Let's make it clear, I don't like him and I think he's a nut and a blasphemer (for inciting hate while using Jesus as a shield).
    But he's right.
    Stop being passive Dems, the Republicans are showing their 'muscle', show up yours!!!

    August 28, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  24. Right Leaning Independent

    Sharpton the great divider is scared out of his mind that the silent majority is rising and will stomp his racist behind right into the ground!! Go Beck and Fox News!!!! No more back seats for the silent majority!!!!

    August 28, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  25. Jerry - Florida

    Mr. Sharpton is the biggest race baiter, even more so than President NObama, that this country has ever known. He does a disservice to all Black Americans. Besides the free-loaders, this is mainly the fault of mainstream media that continues to build him up and publish his negative/racist rhetoric.

    Mr. Sharpton has no "shame." He probably does not know what the word s
    "shame" means.

    August 28, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
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