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gorenobel Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:43 PM
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Jesse Jackson agrees with Obama's grandmother (black people scare him, whites relieve him)
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Edited on Wed Mar-19-08 07:40 PM by gorenobel
As you know, Barack Obama lashed against his grandmother yesterday for having unfair stereotypes against blacks:

"I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

Now I want you to please read this passage by Jesse Jackson, being quoted by NYT's Bob Herbert:

HERBERT (12/12/93): Jesse Jackson is traveling the country with a tough anti-crime message that he is delivering to inner-city youngsters. In Chicago he said, "There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery—then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved."

You just saw Jesse Jackson agree 100% with Obama's grandmother's comments.
But Obama, of course, went for the hapless granny, instead of condemning Jessee Jackson, who is a big political leader whose views, needless to say, have more weight in American than those of Obama's grandmother.

If Obama were consistent, he would have gone after the bigshot, not his grandmother.

Some of you might say, "well, that was 1993". And I would reply, "Was it ok 15 years ago to feel afraid of blacks and not of whites?"

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link to Herbert's article:

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  -Jesse Jackson agrees with Obama's grandmother (black people scare him, whites relieve him) gorenobel  Mar-19-08 06:43 PM   #0 
  - LOL  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-19-08 06:44 PM   #1 
  - No soup for you, cyberpiehole, seek help, seek help, seek help  ThatBozGuy   Mar-19-08 06:52 PM   #16 
  - Jeebus. He embraced his grandmother.  tekisui   Mar-19-08 06:45 PM   #2 
  - good luck with that  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-19-08 06:45 PM   #3 
  - ATTACK OF THE TROLLS!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!  Connie_Corleone   Mar-19-08 06:46 PM   #4 
  - So what prison are you writing from? Obviously you're a crackhead.  zulchzulu   Mar-19-08 06:46 PM   #5 
  - lashed out against his grandmother?  woolldog   Mar-19-08 06:47 PM   #6 
  - Your mockery of Jesse Jackson's grief is disgusting.  JVS   Mar-19-08 06:47 PM   #7 
  - Why did Jackson feel relieved when he was close to a white person?  gorenobel   Mar-19-08 06:49 PM   #13 
  - CyberPieHole  Swamp Rat   Mar-19-08 06:47 PM   #8 
  - So many Whack-A-Moles ...  TahitiNut   Mar-19-08 07:00 PM   #24 
  - Oh look, you're new today.  Kittycat   Mar-19-08 06:47 PM   #9 
  - Eleven posts. What is going on here at DU today with the new anti-Obama posters?  faygokid   Mar-19-08 06:48 PM   #10 
  - Do we have anyone on right-wing radio watch  4_Legs_Good   Mar-19-08 07:08 PM   #26 
  - Hillary opened a vault somewhere  pscot   Mar-19-08 07:24 PM   #34 
  - Oh, please - he didn't lash out at his grandmother. He said she had said things that  EffieBlack   Mar-19-08 06:48 PM   #11 
  - Bye.  jhuth   Mar-19-08 06:48 PM   #12 
  - Zero comments so far about Jackson's words  gorenobel   Mar-19-08 06:51 PM   #14 
  - Are you suggesting that Jesse Jackson is some sort of vampire?  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-19-08 06:54 PM   #18 
  - Because they know you could care less about those words, and are only  ThatBozGuy   Mar-19-08 07:00 PM   #23 
  - Because you're completely full of shit.  Mooney   Mar-19-08 07:04 PM   #25 
  - What do Jesse Jackson's words 15 years ago have to do with Obama?  earthlover   Mar-19-08 08:24 PM   #37 
  - ...  azmouse   Mar-19-08 06:52 PM   #15 
  - Barack did not lash out at his grandmother. he acknowledged she was not perfect.  Johnny__Motown   Mar-19-08 06:53 PM   #17 
  - Thank you for your concern  realpolitik   Mar-19-08 06:54 PM   #19 
  - What is this "hands off the white lady" bullshit you shrillbots keep spewing  Truth Hurts A Lot   Mar-19-08 06:54 PM   #20 
  - Oh, Gawd  WesDem   Mar-19-08 06:54 PM   #21 
  - Jesse Jackson? The Clinton family spiritual advisor?  bunnies   Mar-19-08 06:54 PM   #22 
  - This is frankly beginning to get silly  junofeb   Mar-19-08 07:10 PM   #27 
  - LMAO!  Window   Mar-19-08 07:10 PM   #28 
  - don't you have anything better to do?  npincus   Mar-19-08 07:11 PM   #29 
  - He doesn't have to do or say what you demand. You're just a goofball in front of a computer. n/t  Poll_Blind   Mar-19-08 07:11 PM   #30 
  - "hapless granny"? OK, that actually made me laugh.  myrna minx   Mar-19-08 07:13 PM   #31 
  - Which wing of the democratic party do you belong to?  PerfectSage   Mar-19-08 07:15 PM   #32 
  - Welcome back!  Forkboy   Mar-19-08 07:16 PM   #33 
  - I'm a Hillary suporter, but I don't think he "lashed out" at his grandmother.  dbaker41   Mar-19-08 07:32 PM   #35 
  - Who did you tag team with?  catgirl   Mar-19-08 07:35 PM   #36 
  - Locking.  wakemeupwhenitsover   Mar-19-08 08:28 PM   #38 

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