Jesse Jackson Takes Swipe at Obama

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Messy Jesse Jackson recently took a silent swipe at Barack Obama:

Yet the Democratic candidates — with the exception of John Edwards, who opened his campaign in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward and has made addressing poverty central to his campaign — have virtually ignored the plight of African Americans in this country. The catastrophic crisis that engulfs the African-American community goes without mention. No urban agenda is given priority. When thousands of African Americans marched in protest in Jena, La., not one candidate showed up.

SMH. Barack Obama doesn’t have to show up at a Jena 6 rally, he is playing the game, to win.

That old 60’s, out of date and out of touch civil rights game is not going to help Obama get anywhere. SMH.

According to a recent study, the majority of Black voters support Hillary over Obama. In other Obama news for the day, Oprah is co-signing his campaign with her stacks and scheduled public appearances.

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  • elle

    not 1

  • daone

    So true! I am in my late 20’s and none of the marches in my lifetime have made a bit of difference in society. Not one of them has bought about any kind of change, in my lifetime(I say again!)

  • Nita

    Jesse’s time has passed.

    The crabs in a barrel mentality of certain establishment blacks towards Obama (while simultaneously trying to big up the Clintons, most of them) is disgusting. Jesse’s only difference is in endorsing Edwards. Michelle Obama was onto something, when she made her statement about the fear certain black folks had about Obama’s candidacy.

  • daone

    Not even the million spanish people march(I forgot the official name of it), I don’t know what it was for or what it accomplished???

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  • helltothanaw

    eff sleezy Jackson.. Obama’s got the big “O” in his corner.. This is what killed your campaign in the 80’s, Jesse…. That single-minded thinking.. Don’t get me twisted, yes we need help but we gotta help ourselves too and not pull the victim card all the time.. Barack has got to appeal to everyone to be the Prez.

  • Bennie

    I am so tired of old, hustler Jackson and his shady sidekick Al Sharpton. Both of these fools walk around with a kingdom in their heads and they are the rulers!! Both of them have lined their pockets pimping those so-called civil rights organizations they run which are nothing but their private bank account. Jackson just cannot let go, eve Dr. King was suspicious of his motives, saying that Jesse was more out for himself than he was for the movement. With his massive ego, it it just too hard for him to step aside and let the younger, more educated crowd, folks who actually understand how the world turns, voice their views and energize our standing in America. Young black leaders understand that it is about money and power and you won’t have either one without education and a drastic change of mind and heart. King Jackson and Sharpton play on peoples emotions and where will that get you. Focuse on the mind and use it to think, don’t let your emotions think for you. All these name-calling mess, crying and moaning over racism crap is just pathetic.

  • http://www.juno.com goldnprncss

    find a hole and jump in, jesse and al! our generation is not feeling your bull!

    i hope Barack continues stays on the right track tho…

  • AND...

    I’m so sick of Jesse Jackson’s “we are the victims, everybody owes us something” rasict ass.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why black people would vote for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama. I mean for the 1st time in history we have an educated black man with political experience running for president and the majority of us want to vote for Hillary Clinton? This is why we can never unite as a people. We are always ready to put our own down! Get with it guys those candidates don’t really care about the plight of African Americans (Republican or Democratic) but out of all those candidates the person who seems to care the most is Barck Obama. It’s so obvious that Hillary just wants our vote. Her husband probably liked black people more than she did. Don’t just think that her winning will revive the Clinton era because she and her husband have 2 totally different agendas.

  • Nita

    daone

    Not even the million spanish people march(I forgot the official name of it),

    ————-

    ‘who needs laws, when you’ve got numbers?’ day. i don’t know how that translates in Reconquista. maybe that tax-payer funded statue in los angeles talking about ‘we will conquer you’, or whatever, has the full text.

    and before anyone says anything, all the candidates talk out of both sides of their mouths on *that* issue. Jesse still needs to sit his ass down; white folks can crown leaders for black folks. They can also take those crowns away when the extortion and the face muggings and the ‘i’ll scratch your backs’ and the political versions of catholic indulgences no longer hold the same weight as they did in the past.

  • Evo Sun Goddess

    And the reason most blacks are voting for Hillary is, it’s mostly black women-one, and they think Hillary has a better chance than Barack cause she’s a white lady-two. My man Edward thinks Barack is a token negro; the Democrats personally picked him cause he’s a light-skinned black man, hence, he will not be as scary or threatening to white Americans as a dark skinned black man. E thinks the Democrats are using Obama is an instrument to get the black vote-but not produce results. It’s not like my man doesn’t have a point either; Democrats was the main political party in FAVOR of JIM CROW LAWS. What they did in the 1970’s and 1980’s is, simply SWITCH to conservative Republican-which in honestly, taps into a belief system like the Klu Klux Klan about “true christians”….

    What I am saying is, just because Barack Obama is black doesn’t mean he will get the black vote, automatically. What I think is, white and some of black America will pick a white lady over a black man, and then, they will pick an white man over a white lady.

  • Claudia

    PREACH!!! I felt the same way recently when Emperor Al Sharpton and his wily bunch rolled into Washington to the Justice Building demanding No Justice. No Peace! I live in the ghetto and how I would have loved to see those buses filled with Al’s lackeys, cronies, and the unemployed folks he loads up to drive to his rallies; tumble out of those buses screaming No Justice, No Peace!! To all these low-down, no good, self-hating Black criminal drug dealers, killers, rapist and out-and- thugs, who terrorize us and constantly try to desroy our communities and every decent, hard=working Black person in this country.

  • Jus Another Opinion

    This is the same man who had a kid out of wedlock with this mistress. Seems like he is just as guilty of adding “The catastrophic crisis that engulfs the African-American community goes without mention”

    Jeese. Hoe.Sit.Down

    No one supports Jenna six, them fools was on myspace flashing money that people gave to their relief fund. I never jumped on that Jena 6 bandwagon from the jump. Speaking of what has he done to curve black poverty issues beside run his mouth.

  • Jus Another Opinion

    With that said, black folks are in poverty because of their own doing. You either go to college or not, your choice, but don’t be expecting handouts, society shouldn’t have to take care of you. But Jeese needs to do more if he going to criticize others for not doing more. If not shut up, and let ppl take care of their own problems.

  • AND...

    Anonymous

    I don’t understand why black people would vote for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama. I mean for the 1st time in history we have an educated black man with political experience running for president and the majority of us want to vote for Hillary Clinton? This is why we can never unite as a people. We are always ready to put our own down! Get with it guys those candidates don’t really care about the plight of African Americans (Republican or Democratic) but out of all those candidates the person who seems to care the most is Barck Obama. It’s so obvious that Hillary just wants our vote. Her husband probably liked black people more than she did. Don’t just think that her winning will revive the Clinton era because she and her husband have 2 totally different agendas.

    ________________________________________________

    Correct me if I interpreted this wrong but are you saying we should all vote for Obama b/c he’s black??

  • AND...

    @Jus Another Opinion

    Your last two threads above are beautiful. I feel the same way but when ever I say it black folks accuse me of be a house kneegrow or a sell out. It’s so funny to me b/c what I am saying is what I experienced. I just want more of my people to rise above the situation that was given to them but I’m beginning to question how many really want to.

  • Anonymous

    Edwards is saying that Obama is a token Negro because he knows that it would divide us. So what if he is light skinned? The man has an ivy league education and he was a senator. And unlike a lot of black men who successful, he is married to a DARK skinned black woman. I think its obvious what Edwards is trying to do and its sad and stupid that some of us are taking the bait. White men have pulled this trick during slavery, colonialism in Africa, and other points in history and unfortunately it always worked to our detriment. At this rate we will never have the so called RIGHT black candidate because some of us are always so quick to devalue our own and pick a white person to rescue us. SMH!

  • kdogg

    Bill Cosby addressed “Black” issues and got hung by his own people for doing it.

    There is a reason Jesses Presidential campaign failed. He is considered too polarizing. White people are the majority and they will not vote for a black person they think is mainly going to cater to blacks. If we were the majority, we wouldnt vote for a white person that we believed was mainly going to cater to whites.

    I’m not necessarily sold on Obama but, his only chance at getting elected is to win as many white votes as possible. That means he cant give the appearance of any kind of favortism towards blacks.

    Hillary has an advantage here. She can lie all she wants and make all of the promises she wants to black people. Other whites wont see that as a threat b/c no matter how good she claims to be able to make it for minorities, she will not jeopardize her own in the process.

  • weezy

    TELL JESSIE TO SIT DOWN OR GO WALK HIS OUT OF WEDLOCK DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL. MARCHES DO NOTHING BUT INCREASE HIS VISIBILITY AND FATTEN HIS POCKETS. DON’T BELIEVE THE MEDIA HYPE MOST BLACKS SUPPORT OBAMA. THEY ARE TRYING TO TEAR US A PART EVEN FARTHER. JESSIE -NO ONE UNDER 50 CARES WHAT YOU THINK

  • Anonymous

    @ AND… I am not saying that we should just vote for him because he is black. For instance, if it were Al Sharpton or Jay Z running for president I wouldn’t say that we should vote for them. Instead, I would say that we should vote for any other candidate by any means necessary lol. Barack Obama is the first qualified black male that we had in a long time that is running for president and its sad that most of our people would pick Hillary over him.

  • nahnah

    Jus Another Opinion

    With that said, black folks are in poverty because of their own doing.

    _________________

    Are you able to back that up with any sources? Or are you only interested in running your mouth for the sake of running your mouth?

  • Tell It

    Amen Jus Another Opinion!!

    Jesse needs to go check in on his school age child and baby mama and sit down somewhere. I give Jesse and Al credit for the past, but come on . . . times have changed.

    Obama would have damaged himself and put the first black PRESIDENCY on the line for the Jenna Six who ended up showing their azz on myspace days later.

    Until our community deals with our “urban agenda” in our own homes/lives/communities, don’t expect others to take us seriously.

    The more these niccas hate, the beter for Obama. You can’t convince me that he doesn’t want to do right by our community just because he has to look at the big picture to get elected.

  • Akimbo

    I’m sorry, not only did he not mention Obama’s name, but Jesse didn’t even halfwaykindasorta hint at referring to O. He mentioned a group of people that happens to include Barack.

    There’s a lot to clown Jesse for, but this is really grasping at straws.

  • elle

    What political experience?

    I for one do NOT like any of these canidates.

    I see no one addressing true issues.

    No one’s addressing education with a for real plan to keep United States Children competing with their counterparts.

    No one is addressing North Korea/Iran/Russia/Dubia.

    None of them addresses the stolen funds that constantly go on in large 500 Corporations which depletes the average incomes retirement.

    No ones addressing health care on a real basis.

    None of them are addressing Eminate Domians.

    Which canidate has a formula on Arab affairs?

    How are we going to get the dollar value up to par with Euro doillars?

    What are their platforms?

    on the real 2008 elections is going to be a wake up call.

    Their too busy arguing personal sh^t

    ????????

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