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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Jesse Jackson Apologize For What?????

I'm not pissed that Jesse Jackson said Barack Obama was acting white. I'm pissed that he apologized. Get some balls Jesse!! This man has been handled with kid gloves for far too long!! He is not off-limits!!

Jackson apologizes for 'crude' Obama remarks

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for "crude and hurtful" remarks he made against Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama after finishing an interview with a Fox News correspondent.

Jackson told CNN's "Situation Room" that a "hot" microphone caught a part of conversation he was having with a fellow guest at the studio.

He said he made a comment about Obama "speaking down black people" followed by a crude remark.

"It was very private" he said, adding later, if "any hurt or harm has been caused to his campaign, I apologize."

The Obama campaign had no immediate comment.

Jackson's apology came a few hours before Fox News planned to air the remarks.

"I feel very distressed because I'm supportive of this campaign and with the senator," Jackson told CNN. "I was in a conversation with a fellow guest on Sunday. He asked about Barack's speeches lately at the black churches. I said he comes down as speaking down to black people."

He said Obama's message to black voters must be broader and serve as more than a "moral challenge."

The black community is faced with high levels of unemployment, home foreclosures and violence, "so we have some real serious issues -- not just moral issues," he said.

However, Jackson said after finding out about the open microphone, he immediately contacted the Obama campaign to apologize.

Jackson, whose Rainbow/PUSH Coalition is based in Chicago, Illinois, has publicly endorsed Obama, most recently in a piece published Tuesday in the Chicago Sun-Times, and says he enjoys a close relationship with the Obama family.

His son, Jesse Jackson Jr., is co-chair of Obama's presidential campaign.

I don't find anything crude or hurtful about what was said. The fact is that Barack Obama does talk down to people, and not just black people. He does this to everyone.

Why Jesse Jackson felt the need to apologize is beyond me. What's he afraid of? The wrath of Obama? Ooh, that's scary!! Is he afraid that he's going to be shipped off for a few weeks to engage in some "reflection"? Is he afraid that Barack Obama isn't going to be his friend anymore? Too bad!!

If you say anything about Barack Obama, you're a racist. If you question Barack Obama, you're a racist. But Barack Obama can say and do anything he damn well pleases without any consequences. He can be racist. He can be arrogant. He can be insulting. And while being all that, the Obama nuts eat it up. He's their "Messiah". If their "Messiah" told them to jump off a cliff, they'd do it!!

It really is pathetic that you have to apologize for speaking the truth!!

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  • At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    White, black;, red, blue; Dem, Rep... what ever happened to plain ol' American? It's been said (or should have been) many times before: let's stop all the nonsense and posturing for the media and soundbiting, and get down to campaigns based on what good each candidate can do for the COUNTRY, not any or all special interest groups. Great ideas and actions can come from anywhere and anyone, so get rid of the divisivness, racism, and petty namecalling and bring on what's in it for all the citizens of the USA. It's in our country's name - let's start acting like it!


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