Al Sharpton: GOP to blame for high black unemployment

Never a fan of Republicans, Al Sharpton may have gone to new extremes with comments made during his show on Friday. Now he’s blaming Republicans – and specifically Republican governors and mayors – for the high unemployment rates among the black population

“One of the reasons those jobs have gone down, or have remained down is, one, the Republicans are cutting a lot of the agencies, where we are the employees are government jobs, government employed and a lot of those jobs go through governors and mayors who are also have had cutbacks,” Sharpton said.

Sharpton’s answer to the problem is to “take on these governors and mayors as well as the private sector on why the private sector is getting all these contracts and bailouts and not hiring and correcting the disproportionate amount of their employment does not touch our community and have the President and them support us in that.”

Hear his entire remarks here:

 

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

  • https://twitter.com/MikeBPR Michael Dorstewitz

    So just when exactly did Obama become a member of the "Grand Old Party?"

  • Ron Jackson

    Wonder who Al Sharpton blames for him being fat and ugly.

  • Floridacracker74

    Sharpton's gotta blame someone, that's what the libs do, but 23M people are unemployed and you don't hear them whining, the sharpton et al just want a handout, & if they don't, then quit complaining, we conservatives don't complain, we do something about it & if the libs wanted work, they would have put Romney/Ryan in office who would have fixed our economy with jobs, but instead, wanted the "free handout" candidate back in office for "free stuff", now live with your choice, so suck it up & quit whining, you had a better choice for president, but you chose the wrong one, now because of your unintelligent vote, we will all go over the cliff together…so shut up Sharpton, whiner.

  • kenjsell

    My wife got laid off April 2011 from the State of Florida.

    SHE IS WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We used food stamps for 3 months.

    We moved on, she got a different job.

    That's what ever one else needs to do too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Bizpac Lowell Jacoby

    Screw you Al Sharpton! LBJ had you guys pegged from the beginning and knew you would always vote Democrat because it believes in the welfare state. Race Pimps like you and Jesse Jackson are what keeps the black communities down, now own it.

  • Richard

    I agree with you totally. !