Al Sharpton says “It’s our term” to the State of Black America grouping and explains that the Tea Party is just a rebranding of the Republican party that wants to take their “term” away from them by their plan to ‘cripple Obama’ so he can’t win in 2012.
Unless Obama is impeached, he, like all presidents, are guaranteed only one term. None are guaranteed two terms and it is the second term that Sharpton seems to think the Tea Party intends to take away from Obama and thus “Black America”.
Second presidential terms are earned; though, the American voters do generally reward a second term to a sitting president with whom they are pleased.
Sharpton should blame Obama and the Democrats – not the Tea Party nor the Republicans. During the first half of Obama’s only guaranteed term, Obama and the Democrats have enjoyed a a majority in both the House and the Senate.
Yet, Obama’s voter approval rating is only 31%, as per November 1 by Rasmussen Reports – with everything going his way. Quite simply, Obama and the Democrats should have used “their term” for the people – instead of for their agenda.
The transcript of Sharpton’s comments, as available in the video clip included on the sidebar follow:
A lot of us around the country do not understand the importance of a midterm election; and the reason we don’t is because we never had a middle of OUR term before. It turns out we have a term – so I understand that but – if it is OUR TERM, then it is OUR MIDTERM.
Uh, a couple of things I think it is very important we understand.
One, they keep projecting in the media – the Tea Party – like it is a separate party… the Tea Party is only the rebranding of the Republic Party because, notice they did not file in any state as a third party. They are running in the Repubican primaries and then running as Republican candidates . And their main star is Sarah Palin – who was the Republican vice presidential nominee.
They knew after their economic disaster and Iraq, they couldn’t come out as Republicans , so they had to rebrand themselves with a new name – same game. Tea Party is nothing but the same folk that drove us into this mess in the first place. And that’s what we’ve got to be careful of.
So what they’re trying to do, since they lost the election to President Obama in 2008, they want to rebrand and come back the same folk in 2010 and cripple him in 2010 by having a congress that will block everything and a Senate that will block everything and get to 2012 and blame him for everything they’ve done.