Thursday, July 10, 2008

 

Did Jesse Jackson play Fox News to Obama's benefit?

I can't shake the feeling that Fox just got punked. I've explained why in Rose's thread on topic, but the talking head consensus is that Jackson has helped Obama. I'd really like to see the whole thing, but apparently Fox isn't going to release it in its entirety. I just can't believe Jackson assumed his mike was off, and the whole thing seems just a little pat.

Addendum: And then.... ouch!



Second addendum: North Dakota too close to call?!

Third addendum: Bush pressuring the German government to deny Obama the opportunity to speak at the Brandenburg Gate? The funniest part of the post:
Obama currently leads McCain in German opinion polls by a staggering 72% to 11% --- leading with an even more staggering 86% among adults with at least a high school diploma.

Comments:
That's the first thing I thought about too. Notice Jesse Jackson's son just blasted him over it too?
 
www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2008/07/10

mccain on viagra and birth control
 
Obama will make a decent president, but FISA would have been much easier to prevent then it will be to fix.
 
And you're right. Jackson wouldn't be stupid enough to assume he couldn't be heard. That was deliberate.
 
He is fun to watch. I'll give him that.
 
oink oink messy pig.
 
Somebody's suffering from turrets syndrome.
 
No- Tourettes syndrome is involuntary.
 
I think the only person Jesse helped was himself. Jesse hasn't really been in the meat of the limelight. He hasn't had a substantive role. He just gave himself one.
 
He inadvertently helped Obama.
 
I'm sorry but I really do think that Jackson is that cocky and dumb. That same thing would never have happened to Al Sharpton or Obama.

If you think that race is not going to be an issue in this campaign, you simply have not talked to a black man. I think that Jackson blurted what most blacks are thinking.
 
Maybe. But they'll vote for Obama anyway. And they'll turn out for him too.
 
Agreed!
 
4:40 wrote: "I think the only person Jesse helped was himself.".

That's alway what Jessie was about.
 
I might add that this idol worship from the Obama crowd is somewhat disturbing.
 
Fred, now you know how liberals felt during the Reagan era.
 
At this point I think just about anything works in Obama's favor.
 
Poster said: If you think that race is not going to be an issue in this campaign, you simply have not talked to a black man. I think that Jackson blurted what most blacks are thinking.

I think: This is the type of well-meant stereotyping that keeps the race issue alive. Why would you think that there isn't the same diversity of opinion in the black community about Jesse Jackson as their is in the white community. I don't mean this as a slight. I believe our society, when we lose this type of special ideas that people think differently based on race, will be on the road to becoming truly color blind.
 
I love it when a plan come together!
 
At this point I think just about anything works in Obama's favor.

Not if MSM has anything to spin about it.
The Brandenburg Gate Obama speech nixing will never see the light of day or even a sound bite on the major networks.
Even when McCain's Chief Economic Advisor, Sen Phil "ENRON' Gramm, stepped in it this weekend, MSM is giving McCain "high marks" for distancing himself from Gramm, in a hurry - even though McCain doesn't seem to have any alternate economic plan of his own, apart from whatever Gramm's was. No matter, MSM never asks him for one.

MSM was still trying to kick Jackson's comments back on Obama - NBC sure tried - and always follow up any tangible break for Obama with a one upsmanship spin for McCain is becoming a pattern.

That promised McCain 25% max corporate tax rate is working it's magic on MSM Celebrity Pol-Game Show hosts.
 
Figures the Germans would go for Obama. Bunch of racists is what they are.
 
Anon Said:
“If you think that race is not going to be an issue in this campaign, you simply have not talked to a black man. I think that Jackson blurted what most blacks are thinking.
MMDI said...
I think: This is the type of well-meant stereotyping that keeps the race issue alive.”


Eric V. Kirk said...
“Maybe. But they'll vote for Obama anyway. And they'll turn out for him too.”

I see the same kind of movement in America that we saw in South Africa, that freed Nelson Mandela and made him President. The blacks may still be fighting each other, but they are in lockstep agreement on the need for a black man to be president. That is what I was referring to as a “race based” run for president. It is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is a fact. While “Whitey” is oh-so busy trying not to appear racist, the black person is rallying around the fact that they have the chance to put a black man in the office of president. They don’t care how it looks to anybody.

One way or another Obama is going to give us that “Change” that he promises.
 
The Germans are the best and the fairest of all the lands.
 
Wow. Jesse Jackson and Jesse Helms back in the news - am I back in the 80's?
 
9:45pm,

MSM cannot save McCain. McCain is done. If you saw his clueless blubbering about viagra yesterday you would understand that there are worse days ahead for him. He is not good off the cuff. The only thing that can save him is an Obama trip up of monumental proportions. Otherwise, he has zero to slim chances at best.
 
12:30:00 PM
You're just whining.
 
12:30 That was just about the worst interview performance of a presidential candidate I've ever seen. I actually felt sorry for him as I was watching it.

And his answer was simple, even if he didn't remember his vote. Something like this:

"I don't understand insurance company thinking sometimes, but I believe these issues are best dealt with through the free market process. I don't remember the precise vote, but I probably opposed it because federal government micromanaging of the insurance industry is a bad idea. A better approach is for consumers to take the issue directly to the insurance companies, and if one insurance company doesn't listen to you I'm sure another one will want your business."

It's a BS answer as the insurance industry is not consumer sensitive in that respect. They pretty much dictate what you're going to get and you're glad to have coverage you can afford, even if it doesn't help you very much. But it would have gotten him out of that jam, and it should have been a natural response for him.

The reporter felt sorry for him too. She was almost holding his hand through the experience.
 
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