Trouble in Obamaland
I wondered how long it would be before we got another dose of how the likes of Jesse Jackson (and other black "leaders") feel about Obama. Last year we had Jackson saying things like Obama was "acting white", guys like Sharpton indicating that he didn't have "real" black roots, etc.. Well now, thanks to an open mic at Fox News, we've got this from Jackson:
In a shocking blast at Barack Obama that was caught on tape, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, "I wanna cut his nuts out."
He made the astonishingly vulgar remark as he accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of giving moral lectures to African-Americans.
"See, Barack [has] been talking down to black people . . . I wanna cut his nuts out," Jackson said.
His whispered comments - accompanied by his hand-miming a cutting motion - were picked up by a live mike before an interview on health care in Fox News Channel's Chicago studio Sunday.
In an effort to blunt the controversy, Jackson apologized publicly at a news conference before the tape aired last night on Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor" show on Fox News Channel.
Also, Jackson had not plans to even admit that it was true (despite being on tape) until he learned Fox planned to air the comments.
Some are saying that this helps Obama...because he's being dissed by Jackson for saying things that should be said to the black community. But I disagree. This just reveals what we've already known was there. Dissention. Yes, the Jacksons and Sharptons will salute when needed, if just to maintain their credibility, but how hard will they work this fall? How hard wiill Jesse work the Rainbow-PUSH coalition when it comes to voter turnout for a guy that, should he win, obviates the need for guys like himself and Sharpton? I don't see it.
In the meantime, Obama's not making his peace treaty with Hillary any easier to maintain...
NEW YORK - It was all part of a careful arrangement: Democrat Barack Obama would get fundraising help from his erstwhile rival, , in exchange for his help retiring about $10 million of her campaign debt.
But Obama momentarily forgot his part of the deal at a major, forcing him to retake the stage after he had concluded the event and said goodnight to the audience. ...
The Democratic nominee-in-waiting then wrapped up his speech and thanked the audience, moving to shake hands along a rope line.
After a minute or so, the music was cut short and Obama returned to the stage.
"This is not the speech part, but it is important," he said sheepishly, urging the group to reassemble.
"still has some debt, and I could have had some debt if I hadn't won. So I know the drill," Obama said, encouraging donors to use the forms under their seats to make a contribution to help her.
"It's very important to us, and obviously Senator Clinton will be grateful as well," Obama said.
Don't think that slight went un-noticed by the Clinton folks. And don't forget, she's not the only one he has to make happy here, by helping her retire a multi-million dollar debt. And not just the hold-out Clinton supporters who "just don't like him"... But he's got to figure out what to do with the Clinton elite. The folks who've been running the Democrat party's power structure for the past twelve years. So far, they haven't been trhown a bone and don't have a spot in the Obamasphere.