Al Sharpton of MSNBC successfully demonstrated Thursday night the full-depth of his self-deluded "holier than thou" philosophy when he blatantly lied to his audience by calling himself a "turn the other cheek" type of man.
The segment began with Al Sharpton playing several clips of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) attacking President Obama, saying he was at "war with Christianity", "unconstitutional", and "racially divisive". As if the President were a child being bullied on the schoolyard, Sharpton asked his audience, "how would you feel if that kind of thing were said about you? How would you respond?"
Sharpton then attempted to portray President Obama as a super classy guy by showing clips of Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast where he referred to Louie Gohmert as a "good man and a good storyteller" and later said our "concerns should not be whether 'God is on our side', but whether we are on God's side." Sharpton responded to the President as follows:
I found in my own growth and maturity that it is much more hard. It's much more difficult to not respond to ugliness in kind, and to not react when you've been viciously attacked, verbally or otherwise. But in the end, I've also found that the adage is true when it says 'I am not what you call me. I am what I respond to.' Sometimes the response is a louder statement.
Sharpton may have a point! Telling Jews to "pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house" and falsely accusing an innocent man of rape certainly makes for a loud, and telling, response.