Skip to comments.Michelle admits she grew up in Jesse Jackson house; Obamas seek advice from him [frequently]
Posted on 06/22/2008 10:06:57 PM PDT by freespirited
New CNN Anchor Hails Jesse Jackson As 'Huge' Leader, 'Great One' Like Sen. Obama| November 2, 2006 - 00:00 ET
Lemon (on camera): "Does Jesse Jackson still matter?"
Jackson: "They didn't say that. They asked that."
Lemon: "That's a question."
Jackson: "And the people answered."
Lemon: "Answered, and many came to his defense."
Camille Cosby, wife of Bill Cosby: "Of course he still matters. He has always mattered. You cannot eradicate all the wonderful work that he has done throughout his career."
Michelle Obama, wife of Sen. Barack Obama (D): "That's obvious. I mean, he is teaching us in everything he does and says. He still takes the kind of risks to say things that a lot of us can't. He's in a position to use his leverage and he does it every single time. I mean, we wouldn't be here if it weren't for Jesse Jackson. That's just a no-brainer."
Unidentified female: "That's true."
Lemon: "Even Michelle Obama's husband, Barack Obama agrees."
Sen. Barack Obama (D) Illinois: "Reverend Jackson continues to be one of the most powerful voices on behalf of the disaffected, the dispossessed. Wherever he goes, he makes news."
Later, co-anchor Heidi Collins asked Lemon: "How does he resonate with African-Americans across all demographics? I mean, if you had to sort of make a guess on, you know, for or against, they understand his thoughts today?"
Lemon answered: "That's a very good question, Heidi. It's a mixed bag. Mostly because of his history, because he is who he is and most African-Americans have suffered some form of racism at least once, a lot more in their lives, but at least once. So they do resonate with him and they do think that he has a message and a place. But not everybody's going to agree with you just because you're African- American doesn't mean you agree with everything that Jesse Jackson says or does. But for the most part he is an appreciated person in society, in America, and someone who most African-Americans, at least speaking for myself, think that he has made huge contributions, especially when it comes to civil rights."
In the 2 PM hour (Eastern), Lemon interviewed Michelle Obama, wife of Sen. Barack Obama, about Jesse Jackson:
Lemon: "What do you think of this guy? 65?"
Obama: "I love this man. I grew up in this man's house. I've seen it all."
Lemon: "What do you think of the comparisons to him and your husband?"
Obama: "You know, it's an honor. I mean to be compared -- he's done it, right?"
Obama: "We're just sort of learning."
Lemon: "Yes, any advice you think you'll ask him if he decides to run [for president] from this guy because he's done it."
Obama: "Well, we talk to him as much as we can, so a lot of it is just looking and listening and watching and making sure we're thinking and doing the right thing. But yes, we will be consulting with him and all the leaders in the community."
Lemon: "Are you ready to be First Lady?"
Obama: "No comment."
Lemon: "Where's Hubby tonight?"
Obama: "He's coming. He is flying in. His flight doesn't come in until late. My date is Santita Jackson."
Lemon: "Santita, get over here."
Obama: "Get over here."
Lemon: "Santita Jackson and Michelle Obama. Let me get you guys right here. Daughter of the great one who's turning 65. Wife of the great one now."
After this interview, anchor Kyra Phillips suggested: "Okay, she's sounding like a First Lady. She says no comment, but .."
Lemon pulled the praise out again: "Yes, well, the thing is, you don't hear a lot from her. She's a very smart woman, graduated from Princeton, sociology degree with honors and then went on to Harvard, got a law degree. So she is the woman behind the man. She's very smart. Very nice lady. And since we were there, we talked about it."
Phillips sounded a feminist note: "Maybe she should run for president. Barack Obama could be supporting her."
Lemon: "I don't know. But she's a very nice lady."
Anyone who believes this hasn't read her thesis. Besides, smart people don't turn to Jesse Jackson whenever they need advice.
Its all one big happy Chicago family! LOL
Frankly, this is a political nightmare that is getting more scary as time passes. Anyone associated with Jesse Jackson is not someone to be trusted.
This proves that she really is a racist, hateful bigot. Anyone under Jesse Jackson’s influence picks up those hateful attitudes from him.
The >$300K/yr was after Barack was elected to the U.S. Senate and had the ability to funnel earmarks to the U of Chicago Hospitals, which he did.
Obviously, this is how those two scumbags work their scam - - the husband gets elected and "funnels" taxpayer dollars to the hospital where his wife has a position and then steals a $200,000+ yearly "commission" through the wife. That is some pretty brazen thievery...
Well, knock me over with a feather!
Is this for real?? Did she really hang out at JJ’s house as a kid?!?!!!!?
And THAT explains alot.
And it also explains why we haven’t heard this tidbit running around town.
MSM ignoring it?
BO’s presidency would be the Trojan horse— all sorts of things coming out of the belly
Is this for real?? Did she really hang out at JJs house as a kid?!?!!!!?
And is still best friend’s with his daughter and son apparently. Since his son is on her husband’s staff or will be as president. Jesse Jackson has had a wet dream about now.
AND NOW we also know why Obama was put on the fast track.
I wish this wasn’t posted so early in the day.
Now it can’t be reposted and also alot of folks won’t see it this early.
Request to admin, CAN WE REPOST. PLEASIES???
anybody know of a video of Jessee Jr comparing Obama’s Iowa win to OJ killing Nicole???
I am stunned at that.
Smart-aleck is more like it. She is CLASSLESS.
Yes, this is for real. Not a joke. Remember, she said this stuff back in 2006 when she was still a rank amateur at running for First Lady.
Amazing if this is true.
What is even more amazing is how the Chicago Tribune and MSM kept this a secret until now.
A lot of people would like to see that.
It's still a secret. The only place it has appeared is an obscure blog. We need to get FOX, Rush, and the well-read blogs on it because the MSM and the Trib will continue to say nothing about it.
So it seems that Michelle Obama is smart enough to scam a salary of $360,000/yr from a chicago hospital.
I dont think he was actually on videotape when he made the comment. AFAIK, this was something he said to a Washingron Post reporter.
I have seen youtube videos that incorporate the quote in text form but nothing more.
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