Rev. Jesse Jackson’s recent media blooper, on FOX News, has shown the African American community just how jealous he really is of Senator Barack Obama. And how two-faced he is also.
Basically invisible during the primaries, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton, by their silence, exuded their distinct distaste and displeasure of Obama. This is not to say that every African American has to swear their allegiance to Barack Obama. However the perception that these two give off is that they just don’t plain like the guy. Hence Rev. Jesse Jackson’s hideous remarks of cutting Senator Obama’s privates off. Any way the friends and associates of Rev. Jackson try to spin this, it still looks and sounds bad. Once again, why was Rev. Jackson even on FOX News Network to begin with? He should have known better.
To top all of this off, it is even more apparent that Rev. Jackson needs to wage a battle with his insane jealousy. Yes. Who would have thought that Obama would have gotten this far? When Rev. Jackson made his run for the Democratic nomination back in ’83, and came in third place, it was a miracle then that an African American man could run a semi-successful campaign of such proportions. It should be applauded. And it can be greatly debated that he came in third place because of his ‘Hymie Town’ remarks. What Jackson has to realize that in 1983, it wasn’t his time. Yet, he did blaze a trail. Rev. Jackson cleared the way for Obama.
So, instead of letting the green-eyed monster get the best of him like it did the other day, perhaps Rev. Jackson would be best suited at lending just a tad of support to Barack Obama. By doing so, he could still feed his media-hogging obsession and put a new face on his non-existent career as a “civil rights leader.”
Contributed by Lavande’ & Chocolat’ Amer Staff Writer
I have to say that the way the McCain campaign is coming at Barack Obama is almost admirable. Who would have thought to use their wife to stick it to the Obama camp? Such a pimp move, if you ask me.
Well, Cindy McCain is doing the political dirty work for her husband by coming at Michelle Obama. You know, going through the back door instead of the front? Cindy McClain is now attacking Michelle Obama regarding a statement she made a few months back. The comment went something like “this is the first time in my adult life that I am proud of my country.”
Cindy McCain responded Wednesday, in an effort to stick it to Michelle Obama, that SHE has ALWAYS been proud of America. I wouldn’t even doubt that remark coming from her. Being from a mega rich family, I am sure that Cindy McCain grew up with every advantage and privilege that is afforded those in this country who have a measure of wealth. Cindy McCain has benefited from tax breaks and shelters established so that the wealthy in this country can maintain and build upon their fortunes.
And…with a certain amount of money, you can definitely buy absolution. Cindy McCain knows this first hand. Remember her highly publizied confession of ripping off her very own charity so that she could supply her prescription drug habit? Did she do any time for that? I don’t think so. Money can by you high priced attorneys and spin publicists that can turn a dope fiend into a victim of circumstance.
So, I am sure that Cindy McCain can not fathom in that pretty blond head of hers what Michelle Obama was trying to convey. How could she? In her world, what is there not to be proud of?
Senator Barack Obama publicly denounced his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, on Tuesday, saying that the pastor’s message on Monday to the National Press Club “contradicts everything that I have been saying during this campaign.”
“I have been a member of Trinity Church since 1992. I have known Rev. Wright for almost twenty years. The person I saw yesterday is not the person I met twenty years ago,” Obama stated at a press conference on Tuesday.
In an attempt to do some serious damage control, Senator Obama publicly denounced Rev. Wright by calling his remarks “appalling.”
Thank God the Pennsylvania primary is over and done with. This particular end of the campaign was long, tiring and bloody. But the Clinton campaign train pulled ahead of Senator Barack Obama’s Tuesday with a ten percent edge. Senator Clinton received 55% of the total vote to Senator Obama’s 45%.
What does this victory mean for Hillary Clinton? It means that she can continue forward with her campaign until the Democratic convention in August, where it will be officially decided who the Democratic Presidential candidate will be. So all of the mud-slinging and down-low tactics of the Clinton campaign paid off. But with what long-reaching consequences?
The New York Times Editorial Board, who endorsed Senator Clinton early on in her campaign bid, has published a stinging rebuke on the way Hillary Clinton ran her Pennsylvania campaign. In an editorial to run today, the board claims “that the Pennsylvania campaign which produced yet another inconclusive result on Tuesday, was even meaner, more vacuous, more desperate, and more filled with pandering than the mean, vacuous, desperate, pander-filled contests that preceded it.”
The New York Times Editorial Board also made it clear that Senator Clinton’s campaign tactics could very will “hurt her, her opponent and her party.”
The next primary state is Indiana. The drama continues.
Has former BET Chairman Bob Johnson deluded himself into believing that the African American community really gives a care what his sentiments are regarding this Presidential election?
Thanks to him, there’s a whole generation of African Americans who don’t even have a clue that there is a historical election going on. Bob Johnson and his BET have systematically brainwashed a whole segment of Black America. Capitalizing on overt sexuality and materialism, BET is a major role-player in the continuous obliteration of the subconscious of young African Americans.
At present, BET is still at the forefront of intelligence-challenged programming. Yet, Bob Johnson, with these credentials, opted to comment on the voting habits of African Americans. His comments make the implication that African Americans are asleep at the wheel. In strong agreement with Geraldine Ferraro, Bob Johnson affirmed:
“What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant is that if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called ‘Jerry Smith’ and he says I’m gonna run for President, would he start off with 90% of the Black vote? And the answer is probably not.”
Now, what poll or latest voter research proved that 90% of African Americans are voting for Barack Obama? Not a one. Where is Bob Johnson getting his facts? Then to conclude, Bob Johnson said that “this campaign has such a trigger on anything racial…it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything.”
No, Mr. Johnson. There isn’t a problem with folks vocalizing how they feel about their candidate. This is part of our democratic process and our right to free speech and assembly. Elections bring out the passion and fervor of voters and candidates alike. However, what Americans and African Americans in particular are resentful of, is the back-biting and the demagoguery of the campaigns. To assume that African Americans are block voting for Barack Obama simply because he is ’family’ is an out and out insult to us all.
In fact, there is a tremendous number of African Americans who support Senator Hillary Clinton. To say that African Americans only vote African American in 2008 is ridiculous and unfounded. We are a diverse group of people with varied needs and expectations. Despite what Bob Johnson is insinuating, African Americans are intelligent enough to reason diplomatically whom to cast a ballot for.
How about this Mr. Johnson? If you can take the idea of formulating a cable network that is African American focused and turn it into a multi-million dollar enterprise, why is it difficult to recognize that your ‘bretheren’ can use the same intellect in choosing a candidate?
Do you suppose that Barack Obama read my recent rant about Wednesdays televised Democratic debate on ABC? How sick and tired I am of the political bashing and the act of ‘throwing someone under the bus to get a vote’ strategy that seems to be the norm lately?
I don’t know, but a day after the debate, Senator Barack Obama made the implication that perhaps he too, is getting weary of these debates. Obama went as far as suggesting that he doesn’t even see the point in having another debate with Senator Hillary Clinton.
“I’ll be honest with you,” Senator Obama stated to the press, “we now have had twenty-one (debates). I could deliver Senator Clinton’s lines…she could I’m sure deliver mine.”
Then making a specific reference to the Democratic debate held two nights ago, Senator Obama made the admission that “it took 45 minutes before we even started talking about a single issue that matters to the American people.” This is a true fact because Senator Clinton was on her soapbox acting self-rightous about Barack Obama’s former spiritual leader, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
I think that the American public will agree with Barack Obama. We are tired of the pettiness and mud-throwing. If there is to be a debate, it should be about what the candidates can accomplish if elected to the highest office in the country.
Not about what church they should or should not belong to.
Or whether they were the target of sniper fire in Bosnia.
Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were at it again in another long, seemingly endless debate on Wednesday night. After a string of debates that has made this election season seem like a Michigan winter, Senator Clinton and front-runner Senator Obama, debated about the same ole same ole.
But with a slight twist.
Senator Clinton couldn’t wait to pop off at the mouth about Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s comments after 9/11. To tell the truth, that is really the only solid issue with Obama she could sink her teeth into. Of course, Senator Obama had to once again refute and rebuke what his beloved Rev. Wright said that fateful Sunday after 9/11. He used the word ‘disown’ which almost got him into trouble when one of the moderators thought Senator Obama was implying that he had ‘disowned’ Rev. Wright. Senator Obama cleaned that up real quick by explaining that what he ‘disowned’ was the retorict behind Rev. Wright’s sermon.
It is a shame that so much time has been wasted on the words of one man who is not even in the Presidential race! Senator Clinton must rise above these infantile tactics if she wants to win the primary in Philadelphia.
The funny thing about the whole attack on Senator Obama about his allegiance, loyalty and affiliation with Rev. Wright, is that the moderators turned the tables quickly on Senator Clinton by bringing up that “misremembered” trip she made to Bosnia. The trip where she was under suppossed gunfire and was hiding under tanks and stuff.
Yeah, well that wasn’t the case. Senator Clinton tried her best to get off the hot seat with that blooper. And I am more than sure that when the floor was given to Senator Obama, Hillary just knew she was going to be shredded by Barack. So did I.
But the gracious Senator Obama sidestepped that whole issue by stating that everyone makes mistakes. Huh? I couldn’t believe it! I just knew Barack was going to get in there and tear it up! But no. He further mentioned that the campaign is not about back-biting and party fighting. It’s about winning The White House in the Fall.
I don’t know about the rest of America, but to me, November seems to be a long way from here. What I want is for all of this debating to cease. Voters are very much aware of whom they will be casting a ballot for in August and in November. The constant bombarding of voters with meaningless debates is a waste of time. At this point, the candidates are only debating gossip that is being fed by both campaigns to the media. We don’t need a debate to refute gossip.
If there needs to be a debate, it should be about how the Democrats plan to defeat John McCain in November. You know those crafty Republicans. They are in their workshops right now cooking up something treacherous for whomever comes out victorious in the August.
By the looks of it, the Republicans have already been successful. Didn’t a staff member on John McCain’s campaign find that sermon of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and then put it up on YouTube? Later, that staff member was quietly relieved of his/her duties. Fired.