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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)
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?"

Related reading: http://dailyhowler.com/dh031908.shtml
link to Herbert's article: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE7DA...


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  - 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 
 
HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:44 PM
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1. LOL
I love satire.
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ThatBozGuy Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:52 PM
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16. No soup for you, cyberpiehole, seek help, seek help, seek help
Response to OP not BornAgain
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:45 PM
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2. Jeebus. He embraced his grandmother.
What the fuck are you even talking about?

Your post make no sense.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:45 PM
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3. good luck with that
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:46 PM
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4. ATTACK OF THE TROLLS!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!
:hide:
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:46 PM
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5. So what prison are you writing from? Obviously you're a crackhead.
Enjoy your stay...

:puke:


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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:47 PM
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6. lashed out against his grandmother?
Someone obviously didn't understand that thrust of the speech. It was about forgiving our family's foibles, including his grandmother's.

Read the speech again.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:47 PM
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7. Your mockery of Jesse Jackson's grief is disgusting.
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gorenobel Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:49 PM
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13. Why did Jackson feel relieved when he was close to a white person?
Do you feel scared when you are in front of a black person, and relieved when near a white one?

That is what Jackson said.

And similar words by the grandmother were condemned by Obama.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:47 PM
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8. CyberPieHole
:hi:



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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:00 PM
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24. So many Whack-A-Moles ...
... so few mallets. :dunce:
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:47 PM
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9. Oh look, you're new today.
Do you have a favorite type of granite?
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:48 PM
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10. Eleven posts. What is going on here at DU today with the new anti-Obama posters?
I just responded to another ugly anti-Obama post that was the OP's fourth post, and yet another's whose post was his/her 15th.

Something very ugly is going on here at DU today. These people are getting their marching orders and attacking Barack all over the Internet, flooding sites like ours with their hate.

Nasty stuff. Mods?
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:08 PM
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26. Do we have anyone on right-wing radio watch
obviously they're telling people to come on out.

I hope that's it and it's not Clinton fans playing dirty.

I feel sick.

David
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:24 PM
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34. Hillary opened a vault somewhere
There are flying monkeys everywhere.
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EffieBlack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:48 PM
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11. Oh, please - he didn't lash out at his grandmother. He said she had said things that
made him cringe. How do you know he didn't cringe when he heard Jesse Jackson's comment?

And for someone who has joined the cabal of people expressing fake concern for Obama's grandmother, calling her "hapless" (i.e., miserable, woebegone, wretched, forlorn; pathetic, pitiable) is pretty demeaning to her. I'm sure she would beg to differ with your condescending and insulting characterization of her.


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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:48 PM
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12. Bye.
Sorry.
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gorenobel Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:51 PM
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14. Zero comments so far about Jackson's words
Nobody will agree or disagree with Jackson's comments.

Why?
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:54 PM
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18. Are you suggesting that Jesse Jackson is some sort of vampire?
And unable to see himself in the mirror?

In that case, yes. Obama must certainly distance himself from Jesse Jackson, and any other sort of undead creatures of the night.
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ThatBozGuy Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:00 PM
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23. Because they know you could care less about those words, and are only
Edited on Wed Mar-19-08 07:01 PM by ThatBozGuy
discussing them because in a world of you blinders and wishes upon a star there might be oh might there might there be with big sloppy wishes a way you could try to equate things that mean completely the opposite in context even though they may by wish by wish and ignorance have the some of the same consonants in a slightly similar order not meaning close to the same thing.

But wish oh wish upon a star you might stop reincarnating so much.
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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:04 PM
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25. Because you're completely full of shit.
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 08:24 PM
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37. What do Jesse Jackson's words 15 years ago have to do with Obama?
Is it because he is black? So now Obama has to answer for any black's statements during the past 15 years? Give it a rest!
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:52 PM
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15. ...
:eyes:
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Johnny__Motown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:53 PM
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17. Barack did not lash out at his grandmother. he acknowledged she was not perfect.
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:54 PM
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19. Thank you for your concern
I am sure it will be responded to in due time.
Please wait here.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:54 PM
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20. What is this "hands off the white lady" bullshit you shrillbots keep spewing
Get over it loser. He could have included anyone in his example, but including his grandmother spoke to the larger point he was making.

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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:54 PM
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21. Oh, Gawd
I am so tired of you all.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:54 PM
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22. Jesse Jackson? The Clinton family spiritual advisor?
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:10 PM
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27. This is frankly beginning to get silly
It's hard to be concerned when I'm laughing so hard.

I apologize in advance for kicking this post.
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:10 PM
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28. LMAO!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:11 PM
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29. don't you have anything better to do?
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:11 PM
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30. He doesn't have to do or say what you demand. You're just a goofball in front of a computer. n/t
PB
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:13 PM
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31. "hapless granny"? OK, that actually made me laugh.
This is becoming completely absurd. :rofl:
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PerfectSage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:15 PM
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32. Which wing of the democratic party do you belong to?
The KKK wing? :sarcasm:

Warning: This post contains racist humour which may be offensive to people who are afraid to think for themselves.

Gobama!
Go Dean's 50 State Strategy!
Go Grassroots!

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:16 PM
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33. Welcome back!
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:32 PM
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35. I'm a Hillary suporter, but I don't think he "lashed out" at his grandmother.
I think he was being honest about her, and about the racial divide in America. There, I said it.

Bake
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:35 PM
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36. Who did you tag team with?

I see you're flaming right from the blocks. Your words should be condemned NOW.
Is that the code? NOW- in caps? I think it is (how clever- LOL).
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 08:28 PM
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38. Locking.
Dear gawd, we've put this guy back in the ground who knows how many times.

Die zombie! Die!

best,
wakemeupwhenitsover
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