by Manic Lawyer, Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 11:40:31 PM EDT
The campaign of Barack Obama has certainly brought a lot of Black charlatans out of he woodwork, first to denounce Obama on behalf of Hillary Clinton and now Jackson to torpedo Obama's campaign in the last stretch, as if paid to do so by Republican campaign operatives. The Francis L. Holland Blog and African American Political Pundit, in turn, have urged the Rev. Jackson to "just shut his f**&king mouth" and AAPP has simply asked, "What's wrong with Jesse Jackson?"
Right wing blogs are overjoyed with Jackson most recent subversive comments.
Race-Hustling Poverty Pimp Jessie Jackson says Barack Obama will end "decades of putting Israel's interests first" if he becomes President. The Right Perspective
After Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson personally discovered in past generations of Black politics that these views are antithetical to obtaining and keeping public confidence and office in America, now Jesse purports to channel Obama's inner futilist, predicting that Obama holds the same views as those that defeated Jesse Jackson and Julian Bond.
One only has to look at the groups who are rejoicing over Jesse comments to see how destructive they are, and one only has to remember Jackson's own political history to see that he should know and does know better.
Jackson referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to New York City as "Hymietown" in January 1984 during a conversation with Washington Post reporter Milton Coleman.
As much as Jesse Jackson had other ideas and political gifts that allowed him to obtain a measure of political success, his obsession with whacking the Jewish beehive at the worst possible of times destroyed his potential for political success and made him seem pathologically self-destructive, not only to himself but to Black and polychromatic political aspirations in general. He seemed to want to be hung on the cross of Jewish fears of Black antisemitism, and he stoked those fires instead of endeavoring, as Barack Obama's policies and person successfully have, to allay and alleviate fears.
Jesse Jackson seems to have a deep and abiding self-destructive resentment both against Jews and against those who make common cause with Jews in their efforts to improve the United States and secure its place in the world. Maybe that's why he wants to cut Barack Obama's nuts off.
by MainStreet, Wed Aug 27, 2008 at 01:53:54 PM EDT
This diary by Shliapnikov over at Daily Kos really burnt me up. The idea that this great American and humanitarian and liberal Democrat was barred from speaking at the Democratic convention is unbelievable?
The story goes like this:
by ItsNeverOver, Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 09:05:52 AM EDT
My thanks to Think Progress for this story:
The other day, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann told us that we don't need Nancy Pelosi to save the planet. Jesus has it covered. Here's what she said:
"[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet. ... We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that."
It gets better.
by Todd Beeton, Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 11:16:15 AM EDT
No shocker here, of course, but Jimmy Carter has confirmed he's on board with Obama and has been for a while:
Former President Carter says he'll endorse Democrat Barack Obama after the polls close on the final primaries.
Carter told The Associated Press on Tuesday: "The fact is the Obama people already know they have my vote when the polls close tonight." Carter spoke to the AP after addressing the Georgia World Congress Center.
Carter, a superdelegate, has remained officially neutral in the race but has offered high praise to Obama. Carter has noted that his children, grandchildren and their spouses back the Illinois senator.
Update [2008-6-3 15:37:49 by Todd Beeton]:I assume once Carter makes it official after the close of the polls tonight, he'll be counted in Obama's official delegate tally. As of now, the Obama official count is actually 30.5 to go to clinch the nomination. This number is a result of the 11 offical superdelegate endorsements announced for Obama today (8.5 superdelegate votes). DemConWatch has the details.
Update [2008-6-3 15:37:49 by Todd Beeton]:The Calitics kids tell me Jerry McCnerney just endorsed Obama, so epect him to be added to Obama's tally as well.
Update [2008-6-3 15:43:27 by Josh Orton]: And from a presser today, Harry Reid looks like he's ready to endorse...someone...and lead his caucus later this week:
QUESTION: What about for yourself, Senator? Are you prepared to
endorse as early as tomorrow if the race is over tonight?
REID: I will set an example for the rest of the Senate like I
try to do with everything. And something will be done this week by I
think most or all delegates. They're about 18 in the Senate -- that's
how many are left -- super-delegates.
by shergald, Wed May 28, 2008 at 06:54:56 AM EDT
...to Israel and the US on the matter of human rights in Gaza and much more.
This news was published on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 by The Guardian/UK and republished in the US by CommonDreams.Org, an internet news source. The article is entitled: Carter Urges `Supine' Europe to Break With US Over Gaza Blockade and was written by Jonathan Steele and Jonathan Freedland.
My only question after reading this article was: where is American mainstream media in reporting this news? It is a damned shame when Jimmy Carter, a former president, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a world-class humanitarian, must go to Europe to address audiences about human rights crimes in which the US is a participant.