Friday, May 02, 2008

Jesse Jackson steps in

Under the lede "Jackson call for Obama-Wright 'cease fire'" Ben Smith at says:

The Rev. Jesse Jackson just now expressed his hope for a "cease-fire" between Obama and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

"It was a painful break he had to make — a break between pastor and politician, parishioner, who have different agendas," he said after a press conference in New York.

"There’s so much pain in this whole process," he said. "It may be premature to get a reconciliation — at least we can have a cease-fire and get back on the agenda items that matter to the American people."

Jackson was in New York's City Hall to call for increased U.S. aid for Haiti to meet the mounting food crisis there.

What’s a break between pastor and politician-parishioner “who have different agendas?”

Is Jackson saying Sen. Obama only broke with his close friend and pastor of 20 years, the racist and anti-American Jeremiah Wright because Obama is a politician?

Lots of people believe that’s the case. Does Jackson?

Or does Jackson believe, as Obama's recently said, that Obama really and truly doesn’t agree with Wright?

Does Jackson agree with Obama when the Senator says that, absolutely, his break with Wright has nothing to do with his political self-interest, but is instead a manifestation of his love for America and his values?


Anonymous said...

Which way is the wind blowing?

Anonymous said...

Hooray!! The biggest race-baiter of them all has inserted his bad self into the Mr. Obama trainwreck!! Where's my durn popcorn???
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

I’ve heard Jackson called a huckster. I think grifter is a word I would use to describe him.