Why Does He Even Exist???

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
July 10, 2008 7:50pm CST
I have never cared much for Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. I am an African American woman and where I come from we call them poverty p*mps. What is his purpose and why do they call these two reverend. The Bible says that God is our only reverend. I can not believe he would make those rude remarks about Obama or the Jews in New York. Who does he think he is? He has even upset his own son. If I were him, I would get some where and sit down and keep my mouth shut. Maybe he is jealous of Obama because he never got as far as he did when he tried to run for president. Whatever the case, we really don't need to hear from him again at all. Maybe it is time for him to retire from whatever it is he is doing. http://www.knx1070.com/Obama-Accepts-Jackson-s-Apology-for-Crude-Remark/2573088
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Rozie I love you, you are too funny. "Poverty P!mps", perfect name for those two. I never liked them neither. I thought most African Americans liked them, your a breath of fresh air. I so much agree, who the hell do they think they are.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
11 Jul 08
I never did like them.
@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
11 Jul 08
As I've said before, it's not about jealousy. Now I don't doubt he's jealous. Obama is succeeding where he's failed twice. The real issue is his status as a poverty p!mp as you've so eloquently named it. He profits off people who think they need him, and need the programs he keeps pushing for like affirmative action and extra points on standardized tests for black Americans. He pretends he wants to strengthen black Americans when his real goal is to make them dependent on a broken system. Obama's success in this election is the biggest threat he's ever faced. Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice and many other black Americans have shown how much a hard working black American can accomplish, but Obama is now proving that the country can not only accept, but vote for and potentially elect a black American to the highest position in our government. I'm no fan of Obama, but I'm thrilled that his accomplishments have helped expose the kind of person Jesse Jackson really is.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
11 Jul 08
Well I am the type of person that calls things as I see them. I think that he is jealous and shame on him for it.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
11 Jul 08
What his purpuse is to keep the racial issue alive. Without racial issues there is no need for him. Basicly his logic is that the African American population needs him to protect them from the evil white man. Of course that just make him rich. Companies "donate" money to his organization to protect them from the charge of racism. If Obama was to win then this shoot a hubh whole into JJ's racist America, because even if all African Americans vote Obama he will still need White America to vote for him. JJ ran for for President and never got anywhere close to where Obama got.
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
11 Jul 08
OK, I think Obhama does have some issues he needs to address and I'm not sure how much America is ready to accept a black man as President. However, I think the man needs to be given credit for running a well organised and highly disciplined campaign and most importantly, he's somehow managed to let everyone else make an issue of his race without making his race a campaign issue. He's focused on being a candidate for ALL AMERICANS rather than just "Black", "White" or "Purple" America. I think he's running for office the way Tiger Woods plays golf - colour free. Obhama, like him or not is proving that he has read America exceedingly well. His message is simple and he's repeating it so often that people are remembering it. He's refreshing. Jesse Jackson represent an America is a not too glorius past and while America does have allot of racism (name me a country that does not,) most Americans just want to get on with life and I think they actually respect people who face hurdles and overcome them. Jesse may have been right for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s but he's definately not for the year 2008. Black Americans have the right to vote and sit on jury's - something that did not happen in the 1960s. Their lot has improved, even if the community still lives in relative poverty compared to others. Obhama like Tiger Woods and Colin Powel does not want to be trapped in a perpetual state of victim hood and I think that's what makes Jesse feel so threatened. Personally, I think its time the Black Community pushed the Black Radicals and White Liberals who have made such a song and dance about black people being victims to put their money where they're mouths are and do the things that will make life better for hard working African Americans.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
11 Jul 08
I totally agree that it is time for Jesse Jackson to be a little more current. This is not the 60's anymore and African Americans have the opportunity to succeed in anything they choose now.
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