Sunday, September 23, 2007

Oh Jesse...why won't they leave you alone???

Y'all need to leave ol' Jesse alone!
Obama's comin' to a hood near U!

JESSE JACKSON DENIES SAYING OBAMA IS ‘ACTING WHITE’: Activist clarifies statement regarding senator’s stance on Jena 6.
(September 21, 2007)

*A South Carolina newspaper quoted Jesse Jackson as saying Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was "acting like he's white" for not speaking out more forcefully about the Jena 6 situation in Louisiana.

However, Jackson released a statement Wednesday saying his words were “taken out of context.” Columbia’s State newspaper claims the civil rights activist made the comment after speaking at historically black Benedict College on Tuesday. According to the article, Jackson called the incident in Jena "a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment," and said Obama's failure to seize the opportunity to speak out against what he describes as a disparate approach to prosecuting whites and blacks demonstrates his weaknesses as a candidate.
“If I were a candidate, I’d be all over Jena,” Jackson said in his remarks after the speech, according to the published account.

Jackson later told the newspaper he did not remember making the "acting like he's white" comment about the black Presidential candidate. But State reporter Roddie Burris stands by his story. He told FOX News that the comment came during a 45-minute, one-on-one interview with Jackson Tuesday after his hour-long speech at Benedict College. Click here to read The State article (

Responding to the controversy, Jackson said in his statement: "I reaffirm my commitment to vote for Sen. Barack Obama. I think Jena is another defining moment of the issue of race and the criminal justice system. This issue requires direct and bold leadership. I commend Sen. Obama for speaking out and demanding fairness on this defining issue. Any attempt to dilute my support for Sen. Obama will not succeed."
The Illinois senator, in a statement late Wednesday reacting to Jackson's comment, said "outrage over an injustice" such as in the Jena case "isn't a matter of black and white. It's a matter of right and wrong."

Obama cited earlier statements in which he "demanded fairness" and said they "were carefully thought out with input and support" from one of his national campaign chairmen — Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago congressman and son of the elder Jackson.

The Democratic candidate also spoke out about the Jena 6 case in a statement last Friday, after a state appeals court threw out the only remaining conviction against Mychal Bell, one of the black teenagers accused in the December attack on a white schoolmate. Obama said he hoped the decision would lead the prosecutor "to reconsider the excessive charges brought against all the teenagers in this case. And I hope that the judicial process will move deliberately to ensure that all of the defendants will receive a fair trial and equal justice under the law.

On Sept. 10, the senator said: "When nooses are being hung in high schools in the 21st century, it's a tragedy. It shows that we still have a lot of work to do as a nation to heal our racial tensions. This isn't just Jena's problem; it's America's problem."

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Did Jesse Jackson, Jr say those words? WHO CARES! The issue is the absence of Barack in Jena, LA.
So I'm going to keep it real with you, and put it down for you: There is NO WAY Obama is going to alienate those who are providing major funding to his campaign. He has major players include Ms. Oprah "you-better-do-what-I-say-or-I'll-be-blackball-U" Winfrey.
While he did have permission to release a statement to appease a few angry people, there was NO WAY he was going to show his face-in-the-place (Jena, LA) with that many angry black people (what would his $$ backers think?!) I'm not saying he had to show up in all black, looking like a black panther, but he could've shown up in his Brooks Brother, Armani or whomever's suit he's rocking and give a few words of support. No one asked him to disparage the town of Jena, simply show up-everyone knows Obama's busy trying to be elected president! It would not have been held against him if he stayed in Jena for a short time.
Due to his not showing up--he's lost about 34,262,614,798,833,316,672,221 cool points-and counting!
He could've had the black votes on lock!

Now-although he did not show his face-in-the-place (Jena, LA) and protest the wrongdoing of that town- you BETTA believe he'll be showing-his-face-in-the-place (your hood, town or city) at a CHURCH, COMMUNITY CENTER, SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, town hall meeting - for your vote. JUST WATCH. *sigh*
Peeps-if you're not good enough to march with, if you're not good enough to fight with, your votes shouldn't be good enough either, right? I'm just saying.

Why don't everyone send HIM a press release (like he did with Jena 6) wishing him the best on his election--i wonder how would that sit with Barack?

Villagers, as the song says "everybody plays the fooooool...sometimes." The operative word is SOMETIMES! It's one thing to be a fool unaware, but it's another to be played a fool with your permission.
I don't know the man from a can of paint. I hold no ill-will towards him, I simply feel he lost out on a great opportunity to be a part of American history. There was no mention of Jena, LA on his website either: *sigh*

Family all I have to say is: YOU BETTA RECOGNIZE!

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