Ed. Dept urged employees to attend Sharpton rally

In an email from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, US Dept. of Education employees were urged to attend a rally sponsored by race pimp Al Sharpton. Sharpton’s “Reclaim the Dream” rally was organized as a counter to Glen Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally at the Capitol Mall which drew 300,000 – 500,000 people. Sharpton’s event drew approximately 3000.(previous post here)

According to this article (from the Washington Examiner) Duncan’s email went out to about 4000 Education Department employees. Hmmm, I wonder if there were any emails exhorting government drones to attend the Beck rally – probably not…

President Obama’s top education official urged government employees to attend a rally that the Rev. Al Sharpton organized to counter a larger conservative event on the Mall.

“ED staff are invited to join Secretary Arne Duncan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and other leaders on Saturday, Aug. 28, for the ‘Reclaim the Dream’ rally and march,” began an internal e-mail sent to more than 4,000 employees of the Department of Education on Wednesday.

Sharpton created the event after Glenn Beck announced a massive Tea Party “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where King spoke in 1963.

The Washington Examiner learned of the e-mail from a Department of Education employee who felt uncomfortable with Duncan’s request.

Although the e-mail does not violate the Hatch Act, which forbids federal employees from participating in political campaigns, Education Department workers should feel uneasy, said David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute.

“It sends a signal that activity on behalf of one side of a political debate is expected within a department. It’s highly inappropriate … even in the absence of a direct threat,” Boaz said. “If we think of a Bush cabinet official sending an e-mail to civil servants asking them to attend a Glenn Beck rally, there would be a lot of outrage over that.”

Indeed. Sadly, this is the type of behavior that we have come to expect from this regime. It raises no eyebrows in the state-run media. Here are a couple of photos from the two events:

beck rally crowd

Restoring Honor crowd

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Spell check anyone?

Now, I ask you – of the two (Sharpton and Beck), who is the uniter and who is the divider?

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