Today, race-baiter Al Sharpton, who was most recently seen threatening the city of Sanford, Florida over the Trayvon Martin case, attended the White House Prayer Breakfast. The White House stated that the breakfast invitees included “heads of major denominations, non-profit leaders and prominent mainline, Evangelical, Orthodox and Catholic leaders from across the spectrum.”
President Obama’s insertion of himself into the case with his “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” comments marked the official attempt to turn the Martin case into a race case. And Sharpton led the media charge, shouting at a press conference, “Trayvon could have been any one of our sons, he could have been any one of us. Trayvon represents a reckless disregard for our lives that we’ve seen for too long.”
Sharpton obviously has a history of racial rabble rousing – and a history of lying about cases (Tawana Brawley) or making accusations without evidence (Duke rape case) or blowing them up into violent incidents (Crown Heights riot, 1991). He’s certainly used his dog-eared racialist playbook on the Martin case.
And yet there he is, at the White House. And it’s no coincidence that at that same event, one of the pastors donned the now-cliché Trayvon Martin hoodie as a political statement.
President Obama’s defenders act as though he wasn’t interested in turning the Trayvon Martin case into a racial narrative for his own political benefit. His invitation to Sharpton, the week after Sharpton was down in Sanford raising hell, says otherwise.