What do you do when it has been a while since you made headlines? If you are Harry Belafonte, apparently you say the president should jail Republicans.
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.
Here is the NBC video of him on Sharpton's show, obviously not doctored by fox news. His ridiculous statement starts at about 3:10 in the video. Sharpton, as expected, chuckled at the notion. Morons.
These guests on the video are so divisive and partisan there is no point talking to people like that.
I agree that he is a jerk. The people that scream the loudest for tolerance are the last one's to give it. I'm guessing they voted for revenge.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:31 AM on Dec. 14, 2012
I did vote for Romney. He was the candidate that best represented my ideals on issues in my own order of importance. FTR, none of the candidates fully represented my ideals, so I have to prioritize the issues to what I feel is most important. I don't think Obama is competent in regards of the economy and fiscal issues. I think he is reckless, much like Bush, but he spends at a much faster rate.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:43 AM on Dec. 14, 2012
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