Jesse Jackson is a Typical White Person

At least according to Senator Obama he is.

Barack Obama just keeps stepping deeper into the hole his association with Jeremiah Wright has created and the more he talks the deeper he gets. In his speech about race, Obama talked about his white grandmother who would be worried if she saw black folks on the street. Obama used his grandmother to try to defuse the situation that has his poll numbers dropping. In so doing, he equated her to a racist pig who served as his pastor. Basically, Obama said his white grandmother was a racist pig. After sticking his foot in his mouth on that one he rammed his leg the rest of the way in when he tried to clarify what he was saying:

“The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. But she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know. . .there’s a reaction in her that doesn’t go away and it comes out in the wrong way.”

So, his grandmother is a typical white person who is weary when she sees people she does not know. Of course, he changed it from black people to somebody she does not know. I don’t know that most people have a strange reaction to seeing people they do not know. There are tens of thousands of people passing each other on the streets and most probably don’t give it a second thought. I remain vigilant when I am out in the public and not because I am a typical white person under Obama’s definition but because remaining vigilant keeps me from being a victim of crime regardless of the criminal’s color. It is always wise to be aware of one’s surroundings.

Back to Obama though. He indicated that his white grandmother was a typical white person who is weary of black folks (once again, he used race in the original speech). This means that Jesse Jackson is a typical white person. You see, Jackson once stated:

There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved. — the Reverend Jesse Jackson, as quoted in US News, 3/10/96 News Busters

Jackson, like Obama’s grandmother, knows that whites are less likely to commit the crime. Black on black crime is a real problem but blacks are more likely to commit a crime on a white than another white is. Jackson is relieved by seeing white people because he knows it is very unlikely that he will be victimized by them.

The victim culture coupled with gangs, gangster rap music and liberal social programs produces people who see violence as the only way to succeed. When rappers have made millions by singing about shooting, killing, and drugging that is what the youth learn. Send those same kids to a church like Obama’s and they learn to direct that anger and violence toward whitey.

I don’t know how typical Obama’s grandmother was but I know if Hillary Clinton or John McCain stereotyped blacks there would be hell to pay. I also know if Condi Rice said her grandmother was atypical black who lived off welfare and never amounted to anything she would catch hell as well. It seems that Obama is not held to that standard.

It is unfortunate too because he held Don Imus to a different standard than he holds Racist Wright. Obama said that Imus should be fired. The same should hold true for a black man making racist remarks. This whole ordeal should show that Obama is an empty suit who only cares about being elected. He does not believe in a different kind of politics because he plays the same games as seasoned politicians.

I also find it strange that Obama’s grandmother said things that made him cringe but he never indicated that Wright did the same…

Others:
Stop the ACLU (Source of First Obama quote) | Webloggin | Gateway Pundit | Hot Air | Michelle Malkin | Stuck on Stupid

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5 Responses to “Jesse Jackson is a Typical White Person”

  1. kender says:

    I am walking down the street at night and an teenage black kid walks out of the darkness toward me. Am I suddenly wary? It depends on how he looks and where I am.

    I am walking down the street at night and a white guy walks out of the darkness toward me. Am I suddenly wary? It depends on what he’s wearing and where I am.

    In either case if I am in a troubled part of town and the person is dressed in street clothes yes I am going to be more wary regardless of color.

    That’s common sense.

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  2. Lyn says:

    Really good points in this posting. I liked the quote from Jesse Jackson. I just wish he wasn’t so relieved when he sees Whites; wish he felt threatened by them, too.

    No doubt about it, blacks choose to victimize others. They are responsible for their culture’s sad shape and for their personal failings. I don’t care what excuses they try to use, blacks are responsible for their own actions.

    Obama’s comments about his White grandmother are a cop-out. He said she was a typical White person afraid of blacks on the street. He probably misunderstood his White grandmother. She probably deeply resented her daughter’s poor choice of a (black) husband. Also, many blacks confuse Whites’ reactions. Most Whites hate blacks; it’s not fear that Whites show, it’s anger.

    And I don’t understand why Obama tries to justify Pastor Wright’s anti-White, anti-American racist madness. A pastor should be held to a higher standard and judged for what he says because he is in a position of leadership. Obama, too, should be held to a higher standard. He’s running for Presidency for crying out loud. Yet, he gets a pass because he’s black. Typical black.

  3. You are taking his comments out of context and blowing them up out of proportion. The mentality of being afraid of blacks is not just a white thing, sure it’s even more prevalent in the white community – but it’s a nationwide thing. But Obama is trying to do is raise the level of discourse in this country – but folks like you just want to play “gotcha” politics with it and reduce the conversation back down to infantile levels. That doesn’t help anything.

    I really think Obama will go down as one of the greatest presidents in history and history will not look kindly upon folks who tried to stand in his way. It’s like how people look back on MLK with great love now – but many people tried to stand in his way. They are merely footnotes now.

    A true brilliant leader like Barack Obama comes along once in a lifetime. Even some Republicans understand that and are supporting him.

    Why would anyone vote for McCain? He’s more of the same!

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  4. kender says:

    election blog you are an idiot, unequivocally an idiot. Obama is too inexperienced to be president. He is also (and worse than inexperienced) extremely socialist in his outlook and goals. He has grandiose plans for doing all kinds of things that the federal government is not supposed to be dealing with and all of it is going to necessitate tons of new taxes?

    So election blog, am I to guess by your post that you don’t mind teh idea of government controlling every aspect of your life and taking even more taxes from you? Obama will be a footnote of history if he loses or the U.S as a free country where people can be the best they can be will be a footnote of history, and only our next election will tell which is going to be.

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  5. Big Dog says:

    I certainly did not take anything out of context. I know exactly what he said and what he meant.

    Obama is brilliant only to the extent that he has a bunch of idiots following him and he has yet to say anything of substance.

    I for one am not afraid of anyone, white, black or otherwise. However, I am more on my guard when traveling in a predominantly black area because black on white crime is a very common thing. That does not mean I let my guard down in white areas but I am more alert in other areas.

    Obama is a terrible person who will ruin this country.