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Al Sharpton-ism: Al Sharpton Quotes And Gaffes

Updated June 14, 2019 543 votes 71 voters 46.3k views

The notable quotes gaffes of Al Sharpton, or Al Sharpton-isms, are mostly about race, rights and anything that bothers him, which really doesn't narrow things down, but it sure keeps his name in the headlines. Unlike other politicians, such as John McCain or Sarah Palin, Al Sharpton makes people laugh with his wit, which comes out when he's passionate about something, not because he does not know what he's talking about.

Though the Reverend Al Sharpton has made a career of sticking up for and speaking about what he believes in, his comments are not free of controversy. That's however what can be expected when brushing off a California governor as a silly stunt man or comparing tax cuts to mass suicides.

They may not always be politically correct, (some may be taken as racist or offensive), but notable quotes from Al Sharpton always tell it like it is, and that in itself is pretty darn notable as well. Check out this list of Famous al Sharpton quotes and tell us which ones you think are the best and worst. 
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    If George Bush had selected the court in '54...

    "I suggest to you tonight that if George Bush had selected the court in '54, Clarence Thomas would have never got to law school."
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    If I were president...

    "If I were president, I would go in and say, 'We were wrong.' Tony Blair and George Bush had a meeting, acted as though it was a world summit. Two guys in a phone booth acted like the whole world had met."
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    To Governor Dean...

    "I wanted to say to Governor Dean, don't be hard on yourself about hooting and hollering. If I had spent the money you did and got 18 percent, I'd still be in Iowa hooting and hollering."
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    I was born in deficit spending.

    "I understand deficit spending. I was born in deficit spending."
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