Sorry Dad, the heading of the post goes against everything you taught me about respecting my elders but Jesse Jackson is getting on my last nerves. When it seemed the Rev. Jesse Jackson had gone into exile after his "nutty" remarks during the "hot mic" moment on Fox, he comes out only to drop another bombshell.
The latest from Jackson is a speech in France saying Barack Obama would not put Israel's interest first if he becomes president when making Mid-East policies. This guy (Jesse) has really become a thorn in Obama's side. How else do you explain his gaffes over the past year from Obama acting white, to emasculating him for talking down to black people (actually, Obama was only giving a speech about responsibility) and now this?
Could someone remind Jesse how Obama has been trying to gain the confidence of many Jewish voters (who voted for Hillary) after the Primaries? He even went to Israel and New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg had to come to his defense among his Jewish constituents. Hel-lo, I live in an area with a significant amount of Jewish voters who might I say vote regularly and are normally swing voters. Now I wake up this morning browsing through the day's headlines only to get a nagging headache from the Reverend. Not again!
Seriously Jesse, YOU'RE NOT HELPING!!! How do you explain this comment: "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" remain strong, they'll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House." What part of America will always remain a friend to Israel don't you understand? And who made you the future Press Secretary for Obama saying what he'll do (or not do) when he gets into the white house?
Oh and Jesse didn't stop there. There's more: "Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims," Jackson says. "Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith." Can somebody tell me how Jackson is not perpetuating the rumors about Obama being a muslim with aforementioned comments?
I'm begging for some new rules when it comes to Jesse Jackson: Since Jackson has never seen a mic he doesn't like, don't put ANY mic in front of him, attached to him until after the election because if he REALLY was an Obama supporter (and not an adviser), he wouldn't be this much of a distraction.
Tags: Jesse Jackson, Israel relations, World Policy Forum, Michael Bloomberg