Al Sharpton is about to be shamed.
The race-baiting Leftist is going to be marching on Washington D.C. on Saturday to commemorate Martin Luther King Day and just five days before Donald Trump’s inauguration, but it could be a very lonely walk.
His “We Shall Not Be Moved” march has fewer than 2,000 “likes” on Facebook, meaning attendance at the Washington event will likely be far lower. By comparison, a rival event, the “Women’s March on Washington” has more than 100,000 likes and will likely be attended by tens of thousands.
The greatest thing about Al Sharpton’s public shaming is the far larger women’s march is being organized by two organizers who used to be part of Sharpton’s “National Action Network.”
The women’s march has largely been organized by “women of color” and is expected to draw a large contingent of African Americans and other minorities – the same group who Sharpton used to think he could lead around by the nose.
A spokeswoman for Sharpton vaguely said his march is getting support from “labor organizations, clergy, civil liberty groups and activists.” She added the march has also sparked the interest of college students, pointing specifically to Howard University and Spelman College. But a rep from Spelman College recently told Heat Street the university is not sending any students to the march.
Their organizing website has links for bus departures and media credentials and volunteer information, but it’s more Spartan than it seems. There are zero buses leaving from anywhere west of the Mississippi.
Still, they claim that “on January 14, 2017, thousands of Americans from every walk of life will gather in the heart of our nation’s capital for the We Shall Not Be Moved march and rally.
Probably not thousands.
Could they get enough people for a pickup basketball game?
Sharpton’s inaugural humiliation accompanies his dramatic reversal of fortunes. Over the past eight years, the Rev visited the White House at least 115 times, attending intimate meetings with President Obama and Valerie Jarrett. He also hosted a prime-time weekday show on MSNBC.
But in 2015, MSNBC bumped the Rev to a sleepy 8 a.m. Sunday slot. Sharpton continues to host a syndicated radio show during the week, but his prospects for White House visitations look scant after 2016. His prestige has faded, especially among young blacks, who have instead rallied behind leaders from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Cornel West to the organizers of Black Lives Matter. A Quinnipiac poll last year found Sharpton’s favorability rating was just 29 percent in New York City, his lowest score ever.