“I want to cut his nuts off” Thats what Jesse Jackson said about Barack Obama on Sunday. The former presidential candidate made his comment because he felt that the Democratic messiah was talking down to Black people. Apparently Mr. Hymie-town was not a big fan of Obama’s morality speeches last week, feeling that Obama placed too much blame on black men for their failings and not enough blame on the government. Reverend Jackson shouldn’t feel to bad, Senator Obama isn’t picking on black people, HE TALKS DOWN TO EVERYONE. Read more below
The Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for saying Barack Obama is “talking down to black people” during what he thought was a private conversation with a FOX News reporter Sunday. Jackson was speaking at the time about Obama’s speeches in black churches and his support for faith-based charities. Jackson added, “I want to cut his nuts off.” Jackson called a hastily arranged press conference in Chicago late Wednesday, where he said he supports Obama “unequivocally” and that he hopes to “get this behind me.” “I have great passion for this campaign and traveled across the country … arguing the case for the campaign,” Jackson said. “And this thing I said in a hot-mic statement that’s interpreted as a distraction, I offer apology for that. I don’t want harm or hurt to come to this campaign.” He said, “They were hurtful and wrong … but we have a relationship that can survive this.” Jackson said in a written statement he was trying to emphasize that Obama’s moral message should “not only deal with the personal and moral responsibility of black males, but to deal with the collective moral responsibility of government and the public policy.” Jackson said the conversation “does not reflect any disparagement on my part for the historic event in which we are involved or my pride in Senator Barack Obama, who is leading it, whom I have supported by crisscrossing this nation in every level of media and audience from the beginning in absolute terms.” Jackson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he doesn’t remember exactly what he said Sunday but that he was “very sorry” for his comments about Obama. He called his comments “a side light in a broader conversation about urban disparities.” Jackson said he has called Obama’s campaign to apologize. Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton noted that the Illinois senator grew up without his father and has spoken and written at length about the issues of parental responsibility and fathers participating in their children’s lives, and of society’s obligation to provide “jobs, justice and opportunity for all. “He will continue to speak out about our responsibilities to ourselves and each other, and he of course accepts Reverend Jackson’s apology,” Burton said.
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