Posted at 00:16 by Big Dog in Political
Have Sharpton and Jackson lost their relevance?
The Reverend Al Sharpton is always quick to point out when some white guy does anything that the Rev thinks is the slightest bit racist. He and his coalition of race baiters got together last year and worked to get Don Imus fired after he called some females a bunch of nappy headed hos. Sharpton was indignant and he had Imus on his show groveling and then pushed to get him fired anyway. At the time Barack Obama said that Imus needed to be fired for what he said. Barry was very clear about how he felt with regard to racial remarks:
“I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus,” Obama told ABC News in a story dated April 11, 2007, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.” World Net Daily
Now this is all fine and dandy and Obama got his way because Don Imus was fired. The question I have is, how sincere was Obama when he made his statement about how he would handle racist comments “about anybody of any ethnic group.” The reason I asked is because he did not demand that Jesse Jackson be fired (if anyone can figure out what jobJackson actually holds). Obama did not hold Jackson up to the same standard that he held Imus. Is Obama a racist who will allow blacks to get away with anything they want while he goes after whites? How else can you explain the discrimination, you know treating people differently based on their color.
I am not talking about the Jesse Jackson fantasy about castrating Obama
I am not talking about the Jesse Jackson fantasy about castrating Obama(a deed that was done to blacks during Jim Crow instead of, or in addition to, lynching). I am talking about when Jesse Jackson referred to black people as “niggers.” I know there are other sites that call it the N word but Jackson did not say the N word, he said niggers. If someone called him a bastard we would not call it the B word. Anyway, Jesse Jackson insulted the people to whom Obama was speaking about responsibility. Jesse said Obama was “talking down to black people; telling niggers how to behave.”
Jackson apologized about the earlier comment and it was readily accepted by Obama. This latest item was released yesterday and Jackson actually apologized before it was out. There is no word as to whether Obama will accept this apology as well. I can absolutely assure you that Obama will not call for Jackson to be fired and he will most certainly hold Jackson to a different standard than he held Imus to. Why shouldn’t he? To Jackson this is not a real issue:
“There really is no justification for my comments and I hope that the Obama family and the American public will forgive me. I also pray that we, as a nation, can move on to address the real issues that affect the American people.” CNN [emphasis mine]
See, he wants us to move on to the REAL issues. When Imus said what he did it became a real issue real fast. The black community was whipped into a frenzy by Sharpton. Jackson piled on when Imus was the one who dissed blacks but there is no such frenzy when Jackson, whose statement was much worse than Imus’, is involved. Hell, Sharpton even expressed how much respect he still had for Jackson.
Sharpton certainly did not feel this way when Imus was the center of attention
Sharpton certainly did not feel this way when Imus was the center of attentioneven though Imus apologized over and over and was much more sincere about it than Jesse Jackson. That made no difference and the only outcome the race baiters, as well as Obama, would accept was for Imus to lose his job.
I have been listening to all this crap about racism in America and I am sick of hearing it. There is a small number of people of all colors and nationalities who are racist. The majority of people are pretty good folks who are not racists. The problems arise when decent people see this kind of double standard and they begin to wonder why it is that people who ostensibly want equality expect special treatment. Why is it Obama, Sharpton and Jackson have a different standard than a guy like Imus. Why did they discriminate against Imus and why do they ignore their own bad behavior?
Just keep this in mind for the next time that race baiting poverty pimp, Al Sharpton, complains about some white person. Just remember to tell Al I said to pound sand up his sewer hole. As for Obama, how about someone in the media ask him about his double standard. I know they are all busy packing to go to Europe and the Middle East with the messiah but that does not excuse them from doing their job. I will make it easy for them. Here is the question:
Why does Obama tolerate racism from blacks?
Senator, you said that you would bring people together and that there was no place for racism in the election process and in this country. A while ago you called for Don Imus to be fired for a racist remark and yet you basically ignored the racist remark by Jesse Jackson. Senator, did you ignore it because he is black? Why do you have different standards for black people than you do for whites?
JESSIE JACKSON AND AL SHARPTON ARE THE TWO BIGGEST RACISTS IN THE COUNTRY. THEY MAKE THEIR LIVING FROM RACISM. JESSIE JACKSON MAKES HIS MONEY FOR THE RAINBOW COALITION BY BLACKMAILING BIG BUSINESS.
None of them have the guts to ask it and Obama would dance around it.
Senator, Al, and Jesse, bad behavior is bad behavior regardless of the color of the person exhibiting it. You can’t expect to be taken seriously about racial equality when you can’t exercise that yourselves