Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Jesse Jackson goes nuts over Obama's call for responsiblity

The Rev. Jesse Jackson issued an apology for his outrageous remarks showed in the video included in this post.

However, Rev. Jackson's comments show some of the political problems that Senator Obama faces that it is politically incorrect to speak of. First, Obama has a white mama, and that offends some blacks. Second, Obama's capturing of a major party nomination and probable election to the Presidency takes away a large part of the arsenal the so called pimps of poverty like to use to get large corporations to pay their "civil rights" organizations money. Obama's rise to power is "messin' with the money."

The third problem Jackson's comments highlights joins some left wing columnists comments recently about Obama. Obama has campaigned on the broad idea of hope. People who hear him, with very different agendas, think that he is going to make their views come to pass. Politically, it seems perfect. However, in the long term it is problematic. If Obama becomes President, he will have to make decisions. From the first decision on, President Obama will disappoint someone. Some of those disappointed could be bitter, as Rev. Jackson appears to be in the video, apologies not withstanding.

In the radical peace and African American communities, the disappointment in Obama could be profound. Thoughts that Obama will quickly end the war on terrorism and even provide reparations for the decedents of slaves are unrealistic. However, so many people are banking on Obama to do those things.

Obama's people will have to face that situation. Comments such as Jackson's could force them to face that situation before the general election instead of afterwards. Cynically, think of all Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow Coalition could lose if Obama won the White House. With that kind of money being messed with, its enough to make a man want to, oh well, Rev. Jackson says it best.

3 comments:

  1. OBH was looking down on church-going, gun-owning people from PA. Now he is looking down on another constituency. Does this mean that Mr. Himeytown will not be in BHO's cabinet. I was not shocked by the statement, but I was surprised he ended his sentence with the preposition "off". Shouldn't it be “I want to cut off his nuts”?

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  2. "Thoughts that Obama will quickly end the war on terrorism and even provide reparations for the decedents of slaves are unrealistic."

    I'm not sure where the thought of Obama providing reparations came from, but *shrugs* Either way, I agree with Obama's call for responsibility. Black people have sat on the sidelines for too long waiting for hand-outs and assistance instead of getting up and taking it. The worst part is that the "leaders" such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have championed this thought process.

    If he were around, I'd say that Dr. King would support Obama's ideals...

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