One of the nicest things about being a conservative is that you don’t have to say really stupid things just to establish your bona fides the way that liberals do.
For instance, ever since 1987, when Al Sharpton came to prominence by trashing the NYPD on behalf of teenage liar extraordinaire Tawana Brawley, he has spent a quarter of a century shaking down corporations just like his pal Jesse Jackson, threatening boycotts if he isn’t paid the customary 30 pieces of silver; neglecting to pay his income taxes; and inciting violence that, on more than one occasion, has led to black mobs killing New York Jews. But, during a recent appearance on “The Factor,” Geraldo Rivera insisted that Sharpton is a great civil-rights leader.
Compared to whom, I wish Bill O’Reilly had asked. Louis Farrakhan? David Duke? Eric Holder?
The fact is, when you look at the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee, Frederica Wilson and the various officers of the NAACP, you realize that “civil-rights leader” has become an oxymoron which should never be uttered in polite society. […]