It’s not hard to figure out why the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people, receives a strange new respect in President Barack Obama’s White House. Every president needs a good “anger translator.”
Fans of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele” show know what I am talking about: the combative character that hosts Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele call “Luther, the president’s anger translator.”
As Obama, played by Peele, addresses the nation with characteristic no-drama cool, Key’s Luther interjects his unsweetened, R-rated version of barber-shop-populist rage that the president is really thinking.
“On the domestic front,” Peele’s Obama calmly states, “I just want to say to my critics, I hear your voices and I share your concerns.”