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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What Did Jesse Jackson Say About Obama?

posted by on July 9 at 15:55 PM

So Rev. Jesse Jackson has been caught on tape saying something highly disparaging about Barack Obama, FOX news is promising to play the tape in its entirety tonight on the O’Reilly Factor, Jackson is pre-apologizing, and Drudge is saying Jackson’s quote involves the phrase “cut his n**s out.”

Anyone want to take a guess at what the full Jackson involves?

UPDATE: Whatever it is, it’s so bad that Jesse Jackson, Jr. is now publicly slamming his own father. Here’s the statement:

I’m deeply outraged and disappointed in Reverend Jackson’s reckless statements about Senator Barack Obama. His divisive and demeaning comments about the presumptive Democratic nominee — and I believe the next president of the United States — contradict his inspiring and courageous career… Instead of tearing others down, Barack Obama wants to build the country up and bring people together so that we can move forward, together — as one nation. The remarks like those uttered on Fox by Reverend Jackson do not advance the campaign’s cause of building a more perfect Union.

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I'll tell you what it involves: a big boost for Obama, that's what. Jesse is a hindrance, not a help.

Posted by Fnarf | July 9, 2008 3:58 PM

Obama will dimiss Jackson, and there will go another constituency he used to get the nomination betrayed. First it was the anti-war left, and now the African American vote. He knows he has those constituencies in the bag anyway, what does he care.

Posted by Fred | July 9, 2008 4:01 PM

I wouldn't say this is up to the same standards as "Hymie town." Jesse's stupidity is losing its shimmer...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 9, 2008 4:02 PM

what a douche.

Posted by michael strangeways | July 9, 2008 4:02 PM

he said obama is trying to cut black men's n**s off. trust me.

Posted by chet | July 9, 2008 4:07 PM

2: What constituency does Jesse Jackson represent so well that a "dismissal" by Obama will have them feeling alienated?

Posted by Ziggity | July 9, 2008 4:08 PM

actually, the worst part is that it may mean more eyes on that cunt O'Reilly

Posted by ugh | July 9, 2008 4:13 PM

What #1 said.

Posted by Dougsf | July 9, 2008 4:16 PM

Jesse Jackson's son is the national co-chair of the Obama campaign.

Posted by Non | July 9, 2008 4:19 PM

This is the best thing to happen to Obama in months.

Posted by Big Sven | July 9, 2008 4:35 PM

It's a damn shame that Jesse Jackson has become such an irrelevant joke. Remember when he was someone who commanded respect?

Posted by laterite | July 9, 2008 4:38 PM

oh Rev Jackson.. what a fucking fool you are. He's basically pissed that Obama's disthroned the leaders of the Old Guard such as Shartpon and himself. Disthronement means a possible decline in funds going to their organizations. They're also very pissed and jealous b/c Obama didn't come from underneath their wing.

Does anyone remember: the">">the SNL cartoon where Obama does everything he can to get Sharpton and Jackson away from his campaign?

Posted by apres_moi | July 9, 2008 4:39 PM

From a commentor at HuffPost

"Fox and conservatives are looking for any opportunity to create tensions within the black community. Fox, Limbaugh and Hannity will play this story for days...and days.....and days."


Posted by Non | July 9, 2008 4:46 PM

re: It's a damn shame that Jesse Jackson has become such an irrelevant joke. Remember when he was someone who commanded respect?

No, the time you are referring to must precede me. I'm only 60.

Posted by Greg | July 9, 2008 4:54 PM

Jesse Jackson Sr. just handed Obama a gift. I was wondering if he would get a "Sister Souljah" moment and here it is. If I were more cynical I'd wonder if this "distraction" wasn't orchestrated? Nevertheless, thank you Jesse!!

Posted by Mark in Colorado | July 9, 2008 4:57 PM

@13 - Little do they know it does the opposite. It actually makes Jackson look like a jealous fool. How can preacher, who cheated on his wife and fathered a child with his mistress, complain about the morals of someone else who's faithful to his wife and loving and responsible father?

The black community (btw, I'm black) remembers everything about Jackson. To the general population, we appear to respect and love the man. But within the community, we openly criticize him when his name comes up in conversations. Basically, many people in the black community have been waiting for someone new and younger to gain momentum and dethrone the old guard because they've become jaded with the power and money.

Posted by apres_moi | July 9, 2008 5:01 PM

As a female of AA anscestry (I prefer the term ‘negress’) I can say that this won’t change a thing.

Quite frankly, Fox news, Hannity, Limbaugh, all of them are FAR to detached from the black community to realize that we see Jackson as a guy who could have been a great leader in our community if he hadn’t gone batshitcrazy. He was next to MLK when he went shot, made a good run for presidency and slept with a whole bunch of women. That’s about it. We’re not impressed.
Dont worry. Brotha's still got our vote. Holler.

Posted by I'm black! Really! | July 9, 2008 5:34 PM

"Negress" reminds me of "empress". Not that I'd ever use the word, but it's an interesting one.

Posted by Fnarf | July 9, 2008 5:37 PM

I see; so when Bill Clinton dismisses Jesse Jackson and whomever his constituency is, he's just a rabid racist but if Obama does it then it's all noble and those voters don't matter anyway. Typical lefties.

Posted by Fred | July 9, 2008 5:43 PM

@ 18
It's from Star Trek. Abe Lincoln, traveling through time and space, finding himself on the deck of the Enterpise, face to face with Uhura, calls Uhura a negress. And she doesn't flinch.

Is it strange that I'm black, female, watch Star Trek and read the Slog? I'm I a freakish anomaly.

At least I'm not Jesse Jackson.

Posted by I'm black! Really! | July 9, 2008 5:45 PM

Jesse under his breath...with impeccable grammar:

"See, Barack been, um, talkin down to black people on this faith based. I wanna cut his nuts off."

"Barack he's talkin down to black people."

See Jesse been, um, talkin down to his mic a little too much, instead of, um shutting the fuck up. Or at least saying something that makes sense. I wanna cut his mic off.

Posted by jardy | July 9, 2008 5:46 PM

My first love was named Fred. Smart, smart man. Air Force pilot. You sir, embarrass the name. Just be honest. You don't like Barack Obama. Say it. Release your hatred. It'll get better. I promise.

Posted by Mark in Colorado | July 9, 2008 5:57 PM

Wonder what the reaction would have been if a white pastor had uttered Jesse's remarks?

Posted by JR | July 9, 2008 6:21 PM

haha referring to #21, that shit was absolutely hysterical.
ill be laughing about that for the rest of the night

Posted by G | July 9, 2008 6:40 PM

Here's an admission I can't believe I'm posting here. I would most enthustiastically vote for an Obama (Hillary) Clinton ticket anyday. Although I can't stand Bill. I love Hillary. My partner of 23 years and I have given hundreds of dollars (so far) to Obama. I just can't stand Bill. But Barack and Hillary look good together. Damn it!!

Posted by Mark in Colorado | July 9, 2008 6:51 PM

who the fuck is this sista soulja motherfucker anyway?

Posted by Mike in MO | July 9, 2008 7:34 PM

Also, @ 20: you sound hot. except the Star Trek fan part.

Posted by Mike in MO | July 9, 2008 7:37 PM

Thanks Mike. I AM hot, even if I don't spell check my posts. FYI, it's Souljah with an 'H' and neither she nor I date white guys.

Unless their into Star Trek.

Posted by I'm black! Really! | July 9, 2008 7:47 PM

This is my first post to a blog ever. I find it ridiculous that our television can say almost anything on air, and they still can not quote "Cut his nuts off"? Come on, is this still a Puritan community, or just one with a lot of double standards? Even more ridiculous is refering to Black Americans as "African American" when most are born in America. Are we not all just Americans, trying to get along? Let's drop the labels and deal with each other as human beings.

Posted by Jeanne | July 9, 2008 7:54 PM



This is gonna get ugly.

Posted by Whirled Peas | July 9, 2008 7:58 PM

Give me a fucking break. For fuck's sake, black people, come into the mainstream with the rest of us and put all this b.s. behind us. Do you really want to be treated like little babies and have all these handouts given to you? Wouldn't you like to have the self respect of just making your own way regardless of what anyone else says? Put this shit to bed and just start kicking ass and we will respect you. Jackson and Sharpton have pigeonholed you as a group who needs special help. How on Earth do you ever expect to gain respect on those terms? So, continue being the mentally retarded kid in class and have everyone treat you "special", or just break free of that shit and kick ass and mow down anyone who tries to keep you from your dreams. Enough of this being treated like you can't be successful on your own. Start cutting your own slice of the American dream and we will support you. Continue to act like you need handouts and we'll treat you like the dumb kid in the family. I say this with all respect.

Posted by Valen | July 9, 2008 8:46 PM

Oh and @I'm black really -
Your loss chick. If I said "I don't date black chicks" with no other qualification I'd be a racist. You know - just like you are. EVERYONE JUST FUCKING GET OVER IT. SCREW WHOEVER YOU WANT, BE FRIENDS WITH WHOEVER YOU WANT. With your attitude girl, you sound too dumb for me to date anyway. Also, we may have smaller dicks but we'll go down on you whereas the brothers won't.

Posted by Valen | July 9, 2008 8:52 PM

You are why Sister Souljah exists. And why she, nor I date white guys.

Unless they're into Star Trek.

Posted by I'm black! Really! | July 9, 2008 9:00 PM

Wait, make that:

...into Star Trek and/or are willing to go down on me.

(Almost missed that one.)

Posted by I'm black! Really! | July 9, 2008 9:18 PM

We won't support ball-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November.

Posted by clintonsarmy | July 9, 2008 9:29 PM

I never liked Jessie or Al. How did this go from comments by Jackson to white vs black on oral sex. Did I iss somethng?

Posted by Old salt | July 9, 2008 9:56 PM

I never liked Jessie or Al. How did this go from comments by Jackson to white vs black on oral sex. Did I iss somethng?

Posted by Old salt | July 9, 2008 9:56 PM

Conversations about Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton always end up being about white on black oral sex. EVERYBODY knows that.

Posted by Fingerhut | July 9, 2008 10:45 PM

It would be super-sweet to redirect Jackson's castration urges onto valen.

Posted by leek | July 9, 2008 11:03 PM

Wait, make that: into Star Trek and/or are willing to go down on me

Whew! I thought I had no chance since I loath Star Trek.

(I'm actually Mexican, so I might have had a chance, not being white and all)

Also, Valen: you sir, are an asshole. Thank you, and dog bless.

Posted by Mike in MO | July 10, 2008 6:05 AM

"valen" and "I'm Black! Really!" represent opposite extremes on the Awesomeness Index.

Posted by Big Sven | July 10, 2008 7:56 AM

The whole political scene is a damn joke. I can't stand any of them..they are all blowhards.

Posted by kim | July 10, 2008 11:16 AM

Jesse Jackson does not like Obama because Obama is too white. Jesse Jackson is the biggest white racist (besides Sharpton) that exists in America. Furthermore Jackson does not like Obama talking about morals, I mean look at Jackson, he had an affair that resulted in a child. Then he had to be hauled into court to pay for the child.

Posted by Big Sal | July 10, 2008 11:45 AM

Always hated Al & Jessee. The way they work
on the week minds, and predudices of the
black people. Obama is doing the same thing, only this time it's whitey being worked.

Posted by mooo | July 10, 2008 2:31 PM

Always hated Al & Jessee. The way they work
on the week minds, and predudices of the
black people. Obama is doing the same thing, only this time it's whitey being worked.

Posted by mooo | July 10, 2008 2:31 PM

Always hated Al & Jessee. The way they work
on the week minds, and predudices of the
black people. Obama is doing the same thing, only this time it's whitey being worked.

Posted by mary smith | July 10, 2008 2:33 PM

Did you mean weak minds? Week, as you put it, deals with days.

Posted by Courtney | July 10, 2008 10:34 PM

I think that for a minister to have uttered those comments is terrible. This shows envy as well as jealuosy. No love regardless. These comments that were not meant to be heard as it was will affect our young people especially our young men who should be able to have good role models out in the world. Rev. Jessie has hurt himself some more in this world as far as respect and to some ministeries. Some that are weak will have a negative outlook as to good morals and men of the cloth. The remarks will go down in history. I believe that those that have wisdom and those of understanding will be reminded that any man can be his own worse enemy as we will continue to see though out life. Age doen't help some. Satan will put you out there on front street when you don't want to be. Those remarks was down in his spirit about Obama.

Posted by Brenda | July 11, 2008 9:32 AM

I believe that all the blacks in the world think that this man is going to solve all their problems of the present and past. Remember, fools rush in!

Posted by lewis | July 11, 2008 12:43 PM

wow you guys are great. First of all Obama is not going to solve all black people's problems. He is trying to solve all of America's problems. It's just that most white people cannot see that. O and um there are still some black guys who will go down on a girl. (Its because they cannot give good dick. Like white guys). Star Trek's ok, too. Anyway Jackson's comments were meant to be heard by Obama, Jackson is no idiot. Its just that there was no real respectful way to express his feelings face to face so he chose the way of the gutter. Not new. From the lack of a response one may gather the Obama is taking into account the fact that some people feel certain ways about a man (black or whatever) who can adhere to laws while focused on something with meaning. (something Jackson, Clinton, nor our great president could not do). Haters are all around us. The shit ain't about race anymore people. It's 2008 and we are at war against the sand people. I mean get real. Cuz was right tho about how if someone acts like they need a handout they will continue to be treated like they are special. This is clearly why Jackson is upset, because Obama is not acting like this, and as you can see he is kicking asses all over. Who wants to go to hooters for some chicken, beer and white girls. (that was a joke, lighten up)

Posted by real NIGGA | July 11, 2008 1:55 PM

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