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Pope group employee should apologize for calling Virginia shooter “love child of Al Sharpton and President Obama”

In case you missed it last week, it’s hard to imagine that there was a more hateful or offensive comment on the tragic murder of two Virginia journalists than the one promoted on the John Locke Foundation’s “Locker Room” blog by George Leef, Director of Research at the Pope Center for Higher Education. Here is Leef’s entire post:

“Law professor Elizabeth Price Foley nails it on Instapundit:

‘We have all encountered angry, entitled individuals like this. They aren’t just toxic to work with; they’re potentially dangerous. We typically give them wide berth, just to avoid the hurling of hurtful ‘racism!” accusations and potential violence that simmers just below the surface. Individuals like this may get reprimanded or bounced around (for the sanity of coworkers) but they rarely get fired, for fear of lawsuits.  This television station was frankly brave to fire the guy.

On a broader level, Flanagan is a sad but ineluctable product of the progressive left’s incessant race-baiting and claims of minority entitlement. He is, essentially, the love child of Al Sharpton and President Obama (with Elizabeth Warren as the surrogate).’”

Happily, Foley’s statement and Leef’s endorsement of it are so deeply offensive and downright idiotic that no one in their right mind is paying it any attention. That said, Art Pope ought to be profoundly embarrassed that any person representing a group named after his family would stoop to promoting such a monstrous comment at any time or in any place.

5 Comments


  1. Steve Harrison

    September 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    As a former factory manager (Director, actually) I can tell you from experience that most of those angry, unbalanced, “entitled” individuals who disrupt workplaces and are potentially dangerous to their fellow employees are white, not black. I’ve had dozens of them over the years, and maybe one African-American that had me worried about reprisal.

    This JLF post is even worse than their normal condescending innuendo, which is already hard enough to stomach. But don’t expect an apology. At best, they’ll disappear the post and act like it never happened.

  2. Ann Hedman

    September 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Art Pope has many organizations and spokespersons.
    He hires those who will do his bidding.
    His ideas, philosophy, and wishes are carried out by many in his circle.
    Why? He contributes his money to his causes.
    He pays a lot of salaries and contributes to campaigns.
    How many organizations have the Pope Plan in place?
    More than anyone in N.C. can even imagine.
    His words and influences are huge.
    He will not be apologizing.
    He believes these things and asks others to take the heat.

  3. Jim Wiseman

    September 2, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Flanagan hoped to incite a race war. This is the race-baiting legacy of the aformentioned. Everything is about race. Obama and Sharpton have done more to set race relations back than anyone in recent memory.

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    September 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

    What’s to apologize for? Those two guys are at the top of the heap when encouraging the racist behavior and the strife we see lately. Unfortunately he did not mention Barber who is their proxy here in NC.

  5. LayintheSmakDown

    September 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    George Soros and Z Smith Reynolds have a web of organizations and spokespersons.
    They hire those who will do their bidding.
    Their ideas, philosophy, and wishes are carried out by many in their web of organizations.
    Why? The contributes their money to their causes.
    They pay a lot of salaries and contribute tomany campaigns and faux “centers”.
    How many organizations have the Bluepring Plan in place?
    More than anyone in N.C. can even imagine unless they click on mapping the left project.
    Their influences are huge many times larger than anything on the righ.
    They will not be apologizing, they will actually be publicizing their desire to eviscerate others.
    They believes these things and require others to take the heat.

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