12/14/12

Harry blathers ... again

Harry Belafonte is at it again:

The American singer-songwriter, once considered the “Kind of Calypso,” this week ignited outrage – and plenty of eye rolls – after speaking with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton and saying President Obama should rule like a third-world dictator and toss his GOP opponents behind bars.
“That there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don’t know what more they want,” he said. “The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.”

Belafonte went on to claim that Republicans are "violating the American desire" by working to keep government limited, taxes low and the country solvent. Sharpton was clearly amused by the suggestion – and could be heard laughing in the background.

I don't have much use for the Republican Party these days, especially here in Colorado, and in Otero County even more especially ... but c'mon, now.

Belafonte may not have noticed, but Obama and the Democrats do not have a 'mandate,' not with 49% of the people sitting on the other side of the aisle. Does he think that the 49% of us who are not fans of Obama or the Democrats - and who may or may not be Republicans - does he think that we are all 'really corrupt people?' But why does Belafonte stop with mere jail?

Why not just have the 49% put up against a wall and shot? Well, perhaps the Dems' position on gun control factors in on that one.

As for Al Sharpton's giggle-fit ... that's hardly surprising. It's just Sharptonian.