July 10, 2008

Jesse Jackson Unintentionally Weighs In

Monique Chartier

In his quest for the Presidency, has Senator Barack Obama been talking down to African Americans? [For my part, I have no idea; I haven't been able to get past the price tag of some of his proposed initiatives.]

If he has, was the reaction by Reverend Jesse Jackson appropriate and proportional?


Video available here.

For the record, Reverend Jackson has apologized for his remarks.

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Jackson,the bigot and shakedown artist is partially right for a change.I say partially because Obama has a tendency to talk down in a patronizing,pedantic manner to ALL people,not just Blackpeople.Obama used "we's"-a usage he probably doesn't ordinarily employ to mock his fellow Americans.As far as I am concerned,he is a man with a very thin portfolio of accomplishments.He is however, a consummate bullsh*it artist.It's beginning to catch up to him.

Posted by: joe bernstein at July 10, 2008 12:51 PM

Universal Health Care and all of the other ridiculous liberal social programs that Obama endorses are a real turn off to me.

However, if Jesse Jackson disses Obama, maybe Obama isn't so bad after all.

Barack Obama has class --which Jesse Jackson will never have. Jackson is a low class black.

Please pardon me for being politically incorrect in the extreme.

Posted by: Citizen Critic at July 10, 2008 1:07 PM

Appropriate or not it was hilarious. Open mouth and insert... um... foot. They are both worthless losers.

Posted by: landshark at July 10, 2008 2:09 PM

Nice to hear the validation of Mr. Bigot. It came as no suprise.

Posted by: Suzanne Arena at July 10, 2008 9:50 PM

Back in the '80s, when my father was a state Democratic official, he would always grumble about refusing to vote for Mondale or Dukakis because "I'm tired of presidential candidates kissing Jackson's ass." Clinton, to his credit, got Jesse on board without having to go there.
Well, guess what? We have a black Democratic presidential candidate who didn't kiss Jesse's or Sharpie's tuckus. And Jesse's sore.
If he's willing to say that in an FNC studio (even not live on the air), you know Jesse wanted that to get out. Very deliberate.

Posted by: rhody at July 11, 2008 11:08 AM

I'm not as yet convinced it was done on purpose, although, I would not be a bit surprised if it was! I would not put anything past that race-baiting bigot!! Where's the outrage from the MSM over this?? Can you imagine if a Repub said this on a "hot mike"? We would be hearing it over and over and over and over......
The double standards are getting laughable!

Posted by: Donna C. at July 11, 2008 9:10 PM

Finally, after 35 years of hearing The Rev spew his sticky goo on our ears, he nails the sentiment felt by a large sector of Americans.

I wish someone could explain to me why the other Rev. "Pee Daddy" Sharpton is not calling for the dismissal of Jackson from the airwaves and that American should boycott the Rainbow Coalition.

After all, if Don Imus were to utter the same words, The I-man would be fired for the second time and sentenced to Elba.

Posted by: Roland at July 12, 2008 2:00 AM
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