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July 11, 2008
Jesse Jackson Is Right: Obama Does Talk Down to Black
For seemingly the first
time ever, Jesse Jackson has actually given an apology instead of
What happened? While
waiting for an interview, a microphone caught him whispering: “See,
Barack’s been talking down to black people on this faith-based . . . I
wanna cut his nuts off. Barack, he’s talking down to black people.”
And for what also seems
to be the first time ever, Jesse Jackson is correct. Not about the
castration, of course, that’s wrong and probably illegal in most states.
(And can anyone explain how advocating privates-chopping is better than
saying “nappy-headed hoes”?)
But despite having
many, many things to apologize for, Jackson has apologized in part for
the rare true thing he has said during his career – that Barack Obama
talks down to black people.
As expected, Obama’s
people have gone nuts – err – crazy after hearing Jackson’s comments.
Even Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Jackson’s own son and
national co-chair of Obama’s campaign, attacked his father, saying, “I
thoroughly reject and repudiate his ugly rhetoric.”
Ouch! But here’s the
gem from Junior’s statement about his father: “He should keep hope
After all those of
years of hard work, Jesse Jackson has single-handedly killed hope! One
might deduce that this is because Jackson threatened Obama’s ability to
have a son to inherit the Hope Throne. But hopefully that’s not what he
Besides, Obama has two
beautiful daughters who can grow up, work for decades in public service,
and legitimately earn the Democratic nomination only to lose it at the
last minute to a mediocre three-year senator who can make good speeches.
But despite the outrage
reaching even Jackson’s own son, not everything Sr. said was bad. The
part about talking down to black people, in fact, was quite on point. Of
course, patronizing minorities has always been the business of
Democratic politicians in general, and especially white Democrats such
as Barack Obama.
Oh! You didn’t see that
coming, did you? But you also realize it’s just as legitimate as calling
him black, which you’ve personally done repeatedly. In fact, being
raised by white people probably breaks the tie in favor of white. But I
Democrats want to take
us back to the welfare state, where the poor, including many blacks, are
expected to neither work nor achieve anything beyond the lowest of
Democrats want to
maintain affirmative action policies that are not based on
socio-economic background, but purely on race. In other words, it
doesn’t matter if a black student is rich, has highly educated parents
or went to a top magnet school. To those who patronize black Americans,
all black students need special help in order to be capable of competing
Democrats do not trust
black parents with choosing the schools that are best suited for their
children. Instead of supporting school choice, they force poor black
children to remain in failing schools that are blocked from progress by
self-interested teachers unions.
abortion policies that proportionately kill off more black babies than
babies of any other race, and justify their position by saying that
abortion has reduced crime rates. (Or do they mean black children from
The fact of the matter
is, the Democrats have done nothing – absolutely nothing – for the
blacks they take for granted at the polls every year. And Obama is
absolutely no different from any other Democrat on where he wants to
take black Americans.
So when he goes to
black communities and gives speeches in front of black crowds, promising
to adopt the same policies that have kept so many black Americans down
and powerless, he is talking down to them. And when he implies that he
understands what they go through because he is one of them, he is very
much talking down to them. But unfortunately, it is the road he decided
to take in his aim to become the 44th white president of the
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