Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Why Jesse Hates Barack

Shelby Steele explains why Jesse wants to cut off Obama's goods. The reason is because Obama is in the process of cutting off Jesse's.

Money Q:

"They (Jackson, Sharpton et al.) ushered in an extortionist era of civil rights, in which they said to American institutions: Your shame must now become our advantage. To argue differently -- that black development, for example, might be a more enduring road to black equality -- took whites "off the hook" and was therefore an unpardonable heresy. For this generation, an Uncle Tom was not a black who betrayed his race; it was a black who betrayed the group's bounty of moral leverage over whites. And now comes Mr. Obama, who became the first viable black presidential candidate precisely by giving up his moral leverage over whites."


Anonymous Bob said...


Gil, thanks for the column. I agree with portions of it. I think Jackson is insanely jealous of Obamas success, and angry over his departure from the blame game. I've always felt that those who carry a burden of personal responsibility for the condition of minorities in this country, either have contributed in some form or another, to holding minorities back, or they suffer from low self esteme. I wonder which one of these (maybe both) apply to Michael Moore and Father Pfledger. Two people who seem to hate the fact that they were born white. Bottom line, you treat people the way you want to be treated, you have nothing to feel guilty about.

As for the authors critisim of Obama being more cultural rather than political, and her comparison of Obama as a flip flopper, and McCain simply as a man of character, I would have to disagree. Do we realy want someone in the White House who doesn't have the ability to change his mind? Is that a weakness? In my opinion, a person who always has to be right, or one who refuses to change course, even when proven wrong, is the weak one. W comes to mind. And lets be honest here. Both of these men are politicians, and both will deviate from their positions to win votes. On the character issue. Was McCains involvment with Keating a sign of good character? And of course, all one has to do is look back to the 2000 primaries. McCains statement about his own actions concerning the S. Carolina flag issue as a-"sacrifice of principle for personal ambition."
Hmmm. That doesn't sound like an example of great character to me.
Gene Lyons wrote a column earlier this year about McCains MO. Screw up, apologize profusely, and they will love you and forgive you. McCain. The master of the humble apology. And then there was McCains walk through the market place in Baghdad to prove that people can "walk freely". A dog and Pony show. Also his statement that Gen. Petreaus drove about Baghdad in an unarmored Humvee. Oh-he misspoke! Again, less than honest. Are we to simply ignore these actions, and not question McCains character? Or will we be considered un-American if we question the character of one who is considered by many to be a war hero?

July 22, 2008 at 10:44 AM 
Anonymous r said...

It is for your anti-America statements that your are considered un-American, BB.

For this generation, an Uncle Tom was not a black who betrayed his race; it was a black who betrayed the group's bounty of moral leverage over whites.

I may not be as articulate as Mr. Steele but I've been saying the same thing for years about the race leveragists. It is well time to simply tell them a dismissive No.

July 22, 2008 at 10:48 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...


A couple more McCain flip flops:

1999- said he wwas pro life but would not support overturning Roe vs. Wade

Opposed torture, but caved to White house demands.

Trashed Bush in 2000 for accepting contributions from the Wyly brothers, but now looks for their support.

Called Falwell an agent of intollerance, but then spoke at BJ University.

Wont support his own campaign finance legislation.

Was the author just not aware of these things, or was the omission intentional?

July 22, 2008 at 12:25 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Now, just simmer down there, Boring Bob. Obviously your hurt feelings have caused you to believe all that silly nonsense about McCain being Bush III. Try thinking for yourself for once and see what happens.

July 22, 2008 at 3:07 PM 
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July 23, 2008 at 1:55 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...


Well, that explains it. He didn't have his little yapping lap dog, Leiberman, to whisper corrections into is ear. And McCain keeps saying "I'd rather lose an election than lose a war." But didn't Gill recently say we've already won the war? But in reality it's an occupation, and can you win an occupation?

Hey Dave, have you noticed how RR, who claims to no longer read my posts, replies to every one? LOL.
I guess being rejected by Gill has bruised his tender ego, and he's lashing out.

July 23, 2008 at 8:28 AM 
Anonymous r said...

Dishonest Dave still nitpicking in desparate hopes of sullying McCain. Ho-hum.

Reagan often mispoke and he was a great prez. While Slick Willie was a great speaker and look what a disaster he was as prez.

You really sound like a whiny little girl, Boring Bob. Everyone knows you just don't like me because I've hurt your fragile feelings by pointing out how you have so despicably stabbed your brave soldier son in the back. You can hardly blame me for that, BB. Try changing your Lib stance ...and they tell your boy you're sorry.
And be nice or I'll stop giving you attention.

July 23, 2008 at 10:35 AM 
Anonymous r said...

they = then

July 23, 2008 at 10:36 AM 
Anonymous r said...

So Jesse doesn’t really hate Obama. He just thinks O isn’t black militant enough. But he’ll still blindly vote for his black brotha, just as 99% of other black racists will.

July 24, 2008 at 12:05 PM 

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