In Easter Message, MSNBC's Sharpton Lauds Crucifixion, Resurrection of... Obama?!

Al Sharpton entered truly ludicrous territory during an appearance Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio show. While talking about the meaning of Easter, the Baptist minister and MSNBC host dragged President Obama into the mix:

"As I looked at President Obama at our convention last Friday, where all he took he’s been able to rise politically again, I’m not comparing him to Jesus, but I am saying that to every crucifixion there is a resurrection for those that believe." [YouTube video embedded below.]
 

Wow. It looks like Sharpton really is the high priest in the church of Obama after all. Imagine how the Left would react if Baptist preacher turned Fox News host Mike Huckabee said this about George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, or any Republican. Actually, never mind. Huckabee would never say anything that insanely stupid.

Here is the relevant portion of Sharpton’s Easter message:
 

I think that the message is no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified, nailed to the cross at home or in your personal relationships or on the job, that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.
       

The story of Jesus on the cross. No matter what they humiliated him with, no matter how they mocked him, he took it because he knew he could rise. And the story of Easter and my message for this Easter season is no matter what unearned suffering you go through, that if you know you can rise above it, don’t become like the diseases that you fight.

As I looked at President Obama at our convention last Friday where all he took he’s been able to rise politically again, I’m not comparing him to Jesus, but I am saying that to every crucifixion there is a resurrection for those that believe.
 

Paul Bremmer
Paul Bremmer is a Media Research Center News Analysis Division intern.