Singer and political activist Harry Belafonte has an interesting take on our two-party political system and the Constitution.
Appearing on Rev. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC talk show, Belafonte seemed to be suggesting that Republicans who have a different view on how deal with the massive federal deficit and the debt than the Democrats should be thrown into a gulag.
“The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail. They’re violating the American desire,” Belafonte said. See video below.
Belafonte spotlighed the president’s “mandate” in the interview, except that Barack Obama barely got 51 percent of the vote in the November election.
The Blaze suggests that Belafonte may be getting his inspiration from Venezeula’s socialist president Hugo Chavez:
“Harry Belafonte, known most prominently for being the ‘King of Calypso,’ and for producing such well-known songs as ‘Day O’ and ‘Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright,’ has a long track record of credibility-straining, Left-wing activism. He’s especially notable for his outsized admiration of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, who Belafonte commended in 2006 for taking on ‘the greatest terrorist in the world,’ namely former President George W. Bush.
“And apparently, Belafonte thinks his other Left-leaning idol, current President Barack Obama, could stand to learn a few things from Chavez’s example (or someone like him).”
He made the anti-Bush, pro-Chavez comments in a visit to Venezuela in early January 2006.
Belafonte got a lot of buzz on the internet in October when he apparently fell asleep during a TV interview while on the circuit promoting his new HBO documentary, memoir, and CD.
Do you think Harry Belafonte was joking about Barack Obama assuming dictatorial powers to implement his agenda? Watch the video clip: