Jesse Jackson Must Be Ecstatic about Jena


(cross-posted to Jack & Jill Politics)

Why else would this triflin Negro utter such foolishness:

Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.

“If I were a candidate, I’d be all over Jena,” Jackson said after an hour-long speech at Columbia’s historically black Benedict College.

“Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment,” said the iconic civil rights figure, who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1965 Selma civil rights movement and was with King at his 1968 assassination.

Yes, Jesse, if you were a candidate, you would be all over Jena. And you'd be all over OJ, counseling him during his grief. You'd be all over Michael Richards, boycotting the Seinfeld Season 7 DVD. You'd be all over alleged rape cases, giving free college tuition to all accusers. That's the problem, Jesse. You are all over everything, except yourself. You would probably lick your chops at the prospect of an old school Jim Crow terrorist lynching because it would give you a chance to hold a press conference and a march. I really hate to say it, but what else am I supposed to believe?

It is an absolute affront to black people and, hell, humanity, that Jesse Jackson takes his outdated soapbox, rallies around the legitimate injustice that is the Jena 6 and uses it to toss a universally insulting and immature insult at a presidential candidate he has endorsed! If this is how he treats his friends, I'd hate to see what he serves up to his enemies.

This entire Jesse Sharpson / Al Jackston duopoly on black spokesmanship (because it's definitely not leadership) is played out. Can we get a forced retirement up in here? Are there term limits for embarrassing black leaders? How do you impeach someone who was never elected?

I'm with Oliver Willis. Get me some Deval Patrick or anybody new over this foolish old man.

Seriously Jesse, what's going on brotha? Mad that Obama might do what you didn't? Mad that he's not running the campaign you would run if you were a candidate? Guess what, Jesse. You were a candidate... twice, and you lost... twice. Let it go. And since you're going for a personal attack against the Obama's racial authenticity -- not to mention attacking all white Americans who stand for racial justice -- Reverend, what's the real problem? Baby mama drama got you down, Reverend?

I'm only asking because the last time I checked, Obama didn't father any crumb-snatchers with a woman other than his wife. If attacking Barack Obama is how you show that you're "all over" Jena, I'd rather you stayed away from tomorrow's protest. Instead, just make sure you're "all over" those child support payments.

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