Thursday, July 10, 2008


By now we all know that Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson "wants to cut [Barack Obama's] nuts off."

Much as I disagree with Obama's policies -- his campaign has been an essentially non-stop attack on pretty much everything I do or support and believe -- his election would have one great silver lining: the marginalization of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the rest of these divisive clowns who allow and encourage the mainstream media to position them as speaking for African-Americans. Instead, there would be a black President and, no doubt, an entirely new generation of African-Americans elevated into positions of genuine official power. An Obama presidency will have absolutely no interest in the Jackson/Sharpton practice of turning local incidents with a racial element into national controversies that dominate the news cycle, and the media will probably follow its lead. Jackson therefore understands that with Obama's election there will be far fewer microphones into which to gaffe flap his gums, and that prospect is apparently driving him, consciously or otherwise, to undermine Obama's candidacy.



By Blogger davod, at Thu Jul 10, 07:46:00 AM:

you hope that an "Obama presidency will have absolutely no interest in the Jackson/Sharpton practice of turning local incidents with a racial element into national controversies that dominate the news cycle, and the media will probably follow its lead."  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jul 10, 08:56:00 AM:

"[Obama's] campaign has been an essentially non-stop attack on pretty much everything I do or support and believe ..."


By Blogger Mystery Meat, at Thu Jul 10, 09:25:00 AM:

I was looking forward to Jesse Jackson as Secretary of State, and Al Sharpton at Secretary of HUD. Maybe Al still has a chance.  

By Blogger Cardinalpark, at Thu Jul 10, 09:25:00 AM:

I think I prefer the reference to Gen McaAuliffe's (?) response to the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge.

Having said that, I think this is somehow staged as a reverse Sister Souljah moment. It's pretty transparent to everybody that Obama has to tack to the center, and he has to do it quickly during the summer, and before the convention.

Obama also needs to secure a substantial proportion of the Jewish, traditionally democratic vote. With Jesse at his side, he is unlikely to accomplish that. With apparent antagonism between them, and therefore some distance (as with Pastor Wright), Obama has a chance to give Jews more of a reason to consider voting for him.

In the end, I don't think it will work. Iran test-firing missiles doesn't help Obama.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jul 10, 10:04:00 AM:

Or ... he carves out the angry black as a source of revenue and continued exposure as the spokesperson. All he has to do is call Obama an Uncle Tom, oreo cookie, or something like that. The ultimate house negro that Obama.

I remember watching a documentary on King, and how the Civil Rights movement was changed significantly by the misunderstanding that while he couldn't embrace voting for Goldwater, who voted against the CRA, he didn't mean to say vote Democrat forevermore. To King, losing leverage on both parties meant that the movement would lose its power. Perhaps one of this guys (Jesse, Al, even the "minister" Obama is breaking from) will emerge as a voice of a fractured black electorate. That could be interesting.

Now, Jackson's own son said he's out of line, so the other upside could be that we have some black leaders who are willing to call out their own and challenge them to get with the program. We've pissed a trillion away on social welfare programs that have failed miserably ... time for the takers to learn to fish for themselves and get off the teet.  

By Blogger Unknown, at Thu Jul 10, 10:12:00 AM:

I don't for one minute believe Obamma has done this for any other reason than to create an impression to whites that he has distanced himself from the likes of Jackson. He has aims on Reparations.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jul 10, 10:17:00 AM:

I disagree with you on this one. Hussein is without substance, an empty suit. And will serve as an example to every other black, three card monte dealer in the country that whites really, really are stupis and can be sold anything.
Obama won't want them around? That assumes he would be half way competent. If he wasn't (my bet!) he'd look for every distraction possible. Further, Hussein is a political hack from Chicago/Illinois. Theft is in his blood. Who better to be the dishonest surrogates of his criminal city machine than the black racist thugs who will be able to yell "racism" when they are indicted for whatever.
Obama will recognize the value have having black shills especially if he doesn't win the White House.  

By Blogger Marv, at Thu Jul 10, 10:25:00 AM:

Obama is a dissembler. It remains to be seen who he really is.
Since his wife and his spiritual mentor are both heavily stained by the racialization culture of these "divisive clowns" it may only be self-deception that allows one to believe that Obama is different.
It is clear that Obama is not a new kind of politician as he professes and the blind believers accept, but only a slicked version of the the usual flim flam variety. How are you so sure that he is not a slick version of the race baiting "clowns"?  

By Blogger Escort81, at Thu Jul 10, 12:14:00 PM:

I don't believe the episode was a set-up, as much as it makes me doubt my conclusion since I disagree with CP. It's likely that Obama will receive a large majority of Jewish votes nationally(60%+), although a few votes here or there in FL could be meaningful. Jackson realizes his days on stage are numbered, probably even if Obama loses in November, but especially if he wins.

Jackson thinks Obama was "talking down to black people" and wants to castrate him because of that? Does Jackson believe that Obama doesn't lecture white people in largely the same fashion (regarding thermostat settings and driving SUVs)? Maybe Obama just likes to talk down to people. If Jackson doesn't like that, there's no need for violent imagery (as Austin Powers would say, "I don't care if he is a Fat Bastard...that's just not cricket"), just don't vote for him in November, and in a couple of years, vote for another candidate during the Illinois election for U.S. Senator, and Obama will no longer have a serious platform from which to lecture.

Considering Jackson's son is pretty senior in the Obama campaign, Jackson's remarks are all the more remarkable. What a strange campaign year.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jul 10, 02:09:00 PM:

Sadly Jews will probably vote for Obama, despite the virulent anti-Semitism emanating from the left these days. Check out Obama's own website for dozens of anti-Jewish blogs.  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Thu Jul 10, 02:18:00 PM:

I don't understand Jewish Americans' continued collective loyalty to the Democratic party. Even the Israelis have cut ties with their socialist past, with several repudiations of Labour party policies beginning in the late 70s.

Seriously, I'm clueless. It doesn't make any sense to me. Could someone help me out?  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Thu Jul 10, 06:46:00 PM:

Many Jews feel a cultural loyalty to the Democratic Party, once the party of "ethnics," and to liberal or radical politics as being for the little guy as opposed to the country club set. Those foundational reasons are long gone, but many connect progressive politics with Jewish culture and feel that switching would be a sort of betrayal of their historical culture. I suspect, but have no immediate evidence to hand, that the draining of religious practice from American Jewish life has made the other elements - politics, food, education - more symbolically important.

Loyalty is a virtue, but only when it is a servant to other, higher virtues.  

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