Think Jesse Jackson wants to give up his spot at the head of the black activist table? Not a chance. Think there is not some deep seeded resentment that Jackson never got the chance to be the first black President? Think people ever learn not to talk into a live mike? And now for something completely different. Obama supporter, Jesse Jackson, trashes Barack Obama … From the lips of Jesse Jackson, there is some change we can believe in.
Once again the old “live” hot microphone comes back to haunt a would be interviewee. The victim … Jesse Jackson. Obama has claimed that he was going to be the brunt of a racial attack during the Presidential election. Who knew that Obama would get attacked on race by of all people, Jesse Jackson? Revered Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for saying Barack Obama is “talking down to black people” during a taping at Fox News.
Jackson, talking to CNN on Wednesday, said Obama has given what amounts to “lectures” at African-American churches.
“I said it can come off as speaking down to black people. The moral message must be a much broader message. What we need really is racial justice and urban policy and jobs and health care. There is a range of issues on the menu,” said Jackson, who was an acolyte of the slain civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.
It would appear that he has a little bit more to apologize than that from what it seems Jackson actually said.
REV. JACKSON TRASH TALKS OBAMA: ‘CUT HIS N**S OUT’
Wed Jul 09 2008 16:28:20 ET
SHOCK: REV. JESSE JACKSON SLAMS OBAMA, WANTS TO ‘CUT HIS N**S OUT’… APOLOGIZES FOR ‘CRUDE AND HURTFUL COMMENTS’ CAUGHT ON TAPE… FOXNEWS WILL PLAY JACKSON TAPE IN ITS ENTIRETY TONIGHT ON ‘O’REILLY’ 8 PM ET/5 PM PT… (The Drudge Report)
HEAR IT FOR YOURSELF … WOW
According to Jackson, a Fox News microphone picked up comments he meant to deliver privately that seemed to disparage the presumptive Democratic nominee for appearing to lecture the black community on morality.
A simple and obviously honest comment made by Jesse Jackson against Barack Obama some how gets spun into a dissertation on on urban policy and racial disparity. Shore it was Jesse. We have always said that Jesse Jackson was about his power and wielding said power. Jackson will kick and scream all the way into obscurity and irrelevance.
This is a sound bite in a broader conversation about urban policy and racial disparities. I feel very distressed because I’m supportive of this campaign and with the senator, what he has done and is doing,” he said. “I said he comes down as speaking down to black people. The moral message must be a much broader message. What we need really is racial justice and urban policy and jobs and health care. That’s a range of issues on the menu.
“Then I said something I regret was crude. It was very private. And very much a sound bite,” he also said.
In a statement issued earlier Wednesday to CNN, Jackson said, “For any harm or hurt that this hot mic private conversation may have caused, I apologize. My support for Senator Obama’s campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal. I cherish this redemptive and historical moment.”
Over the course of the campaign season, Obama has at times directed criticism directly to the black community, most sharply in a Chicago speech on Father’s Day that criticized some men for failing in their duties as parents.
UPDATE I: NY POST: JESSE JACKSON SAYS HE WANTS TO CUT OBAMA’S ‘NUTS OUT’
In a vulgar tirade caught on tape by Fox News, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said he wanted to “cut his [Barack Obama's] nuts out” and he accused the fellow Chicagoan of “talking down to black folks” by giving moral lectures to African-Americans, source said Jackson’s shocking quotes were picked up by a hot mic before an interview on health care in Fox’s Chicago studio last Sunday
It will be hard to spin this Jesse Jackson comment away. And after listening last night to the Reverend Jackson trying to do so I am still in complete wonderment at just want he said. Or tried to say.
Jackson relating Obama’s condescending qualities to faith based organizations is rather bizarre. It is one of the few things that Obama does not talk down to.
Video of Jackson’s comments on Fox
Wizbang: Dr. King Would Be Proud
Jawa Report: Jesse Jackson, “I wanna kick Obama right square in the nuts!”