"I think that the president and Nancy Pelosi get credit," Sharpton said. "I think this began the transforming of the country the way the president had promised. This is what he ran on."No truer words have ever been spoken. At least not by the Rev. Al. Obama didn't hide his leanings or his intentions. It was all out there. But there are none so blind as those who will not see. There were a whole lot of people who would not see and now they feel like they've been bitch slapped. There were those of us who saw and tried our best to point out the path that Obama's election would lead us on but our fellow citizens closed their eyes, stuck their fingers in their ears and chanted "Yes, we can!" Yes, you did.
And if that transformation is socialism, then so be it, he explained. That is what the American public "overwhelmingly" voted for.
"First of all, then we have to say the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama," Sharpton said. "Let's not act as though the president didn't tell the American people - the president offered the American people health reform when he ran. He was overwhelmingly elected running on that and he has delivered what he promised."
What's done is done and now it is time to start mopping up the mess. As The One once said, "Either grab a mop or get out of the way."