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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Sharpton rebuts Bush's remarks at Urban League

Al Sharpton, a man feared by some fellow Democrats, gave a fiery speech today at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Sharpton gave a heated response to President Bush's (aka Worst President Ever / Waffle) remarks last week at the National Urban League when Bush said the African-American community would have more political leverage if it evenly supported both parties. Sharpton replied that the Civil Rights Act was passed under a Democrat, the Voting Rights Act was passed by a Democrat and many other great legislation has been passed under Democrats. African-Americans have always been there for Democrats, but so have the Democrats always been there for the African-American community, and so we shall continue, because it is the right thing to do. Sharpton gave a 20 minute speech, going 14 minutes over his alloted 6 minutes. Its time to get ready for the long haul . . . register voters, contribute to John Kerry, the DCCC, the DSCC, the DNC, your favorite local candidate or one of the candidates at ACTBlue (see side panel for my reccomendations). In the words of Howard Dean, its time we took our country back! Let's work together and make that dream a reality!

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