Friday, July 11, 2008

Jessie Jackson Calls for Obama's Balls!

After the infamous “Hymie Town” comments it seems that Reverend Jessie Jackson would learn to choose his words more wisely. His latest foopah came in the form of what is being referred to as a "careless whisper" berating presidential candidate Barack Obama, who Jackson accused of “talking down” to Black people. “I want to cut his nuts off” was the statement Jackson was overheard saying while waiting to be interviewed by the FOX Network.

He issued an apology, but it was too little, far too late. Why do these media figures think they can get away with saying the most outlandish things and then think that a simple "I'm sorry" will suffice in erasing the offense. Even Jackson's son, Jessie Jackson Jr., who is also a National Chair for Obama's campaign, admonished his father's derogatory declaration in this statement:

"Rev. Jackson is my dad and I'll always love him. He should know how hard that I've worked for the last year and a half as a national co-chair of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. So, I thoroughly reject and repudiate his ugly rhetoric. He should keep hope alive and any personal attacks and insults to himself".

Or as "The Machine" Levine would say, "If you can't think on your feet you oughta keep your mouth shut". My sentiments exactly!


X. Dell said...

Interesting. We've been innundated by Obma assassination talk from both sides. We'll probably have to hear about his impending castration too. What's next?

Malcolm said...

To paraphrase my late brother/your uncle, "I thought Jesse was sharper than this!" Even with the knowledge of the "Hymie Town" incident, I would expect Jesse to be a little more careful when he's near a microphone.

I think that Jesse has a little hateration in his game. There's been a changing of the guard when it comes to Black leadership in this country and I think he's having a hard time dealing with it.

And of course, I loved the Glengarry reference.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering why Jesse Jackson is not being crucified around the world like Imus was for his inappropriate remarks. Jackson's crude and vulgar words I found much more offensive, but he hasn't had nearly the bombardment they gave to Imus. What's the difference here?

The Rock Chick said...

I was going to post on this very same thing, just haven't had a chance. I still might. His comment had me seething.

This morning there's a whole group protesting outside of Operation Push headquarters here in Chicago because of his comments.

I can't say I'm surprised by this, though. Jackson always strikes me as very self-centered and angry and I'm sure he's irritated that it's Barack, and not him, accepting the nomination.

pjazzypar said...

Hey X.,
What's next? Who knows. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Things are bound to be a lot more ugly as the campaign progresses.

LOL! Your reference to Uncle had me rollin', but that is exactly what he would have said, "Whew buddy". You know Jessie is a hater. Obama has accomplished what he could never achieve and that pisses him off.

What Rev. Jackson said was derogatory and mean as hell, but the difference in him and Imus is that he didn't berate a whole race of women, just the one person. A person, I might add that he has a relationship with and was pissed of at for whatever reason. Also what he said was for the ears of the gentleman he was directly talking to not for the airwaves.

Imus broadcasted his statement for the world to hear with intent to insult to Black women and his remarks were racist, that's what the difference is. Imus learned nothing from his little hiatus either. He should have never been allowed back on the radio. If you read the comments made below by the Rock Chick you will see that Jackson also has to pay for making such an offensive comment.

Glad to have you back. I wish you would post your perspective on this situation. Sour Grapes! I do believe you are right about that. Malcolm touched on that also. I didn't think about that aspect at the time I wrote this, I was thinking more about what he said. The foul mouthed bastard! Oops! I can say it, but he can't because he is under public scrutiny.

Candy Minx said...

Don't hate, congratulate!

this is heartbreaking. sometimes I am so stressed surrounding this campaign. Like X Dell said, the worry for me and my boyfriend has been the safety of Barack Obama. Actually, my boyfriend can hardly watch speeches in huge open spaces of Obama's. Apparently there are a lot fo people with the same fears.

I am so upset by Jesse Jackson. I feel so bad for his son too.

pjazzypar said...

Jesse needs to use better judgment. I feel badly for his son also, but this has to be very embarrassing for him.

Jennifer Snelling said...

Let us think..maybe this was intentional. Maybe Jessie and Obama
had an agenda.
Obama had to somehow seperate himself
from black folks only.Maybe this was
how.I just don't think this was a
careless mistake. I think Jessie is
smarter than this. He knew he was near an open mike.

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