Skip to comments.I just called Jesse Jackson's organization and thanked Jesse for speaking our for Terri
Posted on 03/29/2005 11:51:31 AM PST by churchillbuff
I have NEVER been a fan of Jesse Jackson. But when he can get the biased liberal anti-Terri media - to report the words, Terri's starvation is "immoral" and an "injustice," -- as he did today -- then I have to thank him. I just called his office in the Chicago area; told them I have not been a supporter of his, but I thank him for standing up for Terri.
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Hehehe. Sent email before the ping. FReegards....
Seemed he was making a pitch for socialized medicine and just USING Terri for his ends.
With Jesse, always follow the money. But, don't expect the IRS to audit this faker.
The stupidity of people amazes me. He could care less about Terri - a white girl. Geesh! ALL he wants is alittle face time. He's getting his attention fix through Terri. OTOH, abortion is okay with with him. Go figure!
That didn't come through in the AP article that I read. They quoted him as saying what's happening to Terri is "immoral" and an "injustice." The AP has before been forced to use those words in a story about Terri; but when Jesse says them, the AP can't ignore the words.
Maybe so, but he called her starvation "immoral" -- and the American people need to hear that truth. If the president won't go down and say it, I'll take Jesse Jackson.
That's true also, the focus of the world is here, so Jesse elbows himself in front of the camera.
Terri's husband on the left is represented by the pro-death movement, now on the left again, Terri's parents are represented by the same side with a little statement for her and a BIG push for socialized medicine.
The left and the left by way of relatives monopolize both sides.
Came through the television to me.
Don't you find it odd the left represents Terri's husband for pro-death and now Jessi the massive leftists comes in to make his statement and gets into his socialized medicine spiel?
I can see through this like a window.
"ALL he wants is a little face time. He's getting his attention fix through Terri."
A leopard can't change his spots---and neither can Jesse. The day I make a local call and give PUSH a ring to praise this snake, someone take me out in the back and kick my *ss.
If anything, Jackson's prepping the Dems for '06 as a champion of life. He's the test subject who's out there with a finger to the right-to-life wind while Hillary and Kerry take note. And I guarantee (and it will come out) that all those contributions people having been making to the Terri-cause have helped to pay for Jesse's flight to Florida and his generous per diem.
People can say that they'd make a pact with the devil to save Terri's life, but if Jackson was really on board with this, he would have shown up long before her tube was pulled. He's there now because he knows that his arrival in this the life-and-death drama will get better play than it would have 2 weeks ago.
I can't believe the FReepers who are falling all over themselves to praise this phoney. BTW, looks like he was hitting the free Mojitos pretty hard last night, didn't he?
Wow.. we are happy and rejoicing that Jesse not only spoke those words.. he is also working the phones with the Florida legislatures ! I wonder if he ran into the folks in Washington yesterday, and his heart was truly moved. So he throws in a couple of extraneous nothings to his regular base. How many of the big evangelical Christian pastors made a trip to Pinellas ? Jesse is there, he is supporting Terri, he is working for her, and .. he even has some clout.
Did you see how wonderful Mary Schindler looked ? And how clear the ideas were for immediate action. -- Terri's life first.
Many religious people, ministers and such made the trip and even camped out there praying praxi.
Where has Jesse been the last few months on this issue?
I took Jesse all this time to notice Terri?
More like he wanted in on the cameras so when he makes his speeches he can do an hour on this topic for 50k a speech.
With Jesse, always follow the money.
He hasn't seen Terri at all, and unlike the thousands of unknown pastors praying and working for Terri, the press live the leftist Jesse as a great socialist and race baiter.
I called and did as you suggested. Give credit where credit is due. Maybe people who would otherwise not have paid any attention will sit up and take notice.
Fox only showed snippets of JJ press conference. President Bush was speaking at the same time. He hasn't seen Terri because her owner has a list of who is allowed in. JJ didn't make the cut. I suppose Jeb and Greer didn't make the list either.
It is odd that he is coming out for Terri now but at this point I'd take all the help we can get for her.
Sorry, but I can't imagine a possible world where I would call Jackson's people to thank him for another self-aggrandizing effort designed to keep him in the spotlight. What's going on with you, churchillbuff? What are you thinking?
I agree. But as I posed to Rush today via email (who knows if he'll read it), how do you decide whether to lose on principle or play strategically for the outcome? When do the ends justify the means? I have heard Rush endorse both approaches and I would sure like to know on what criteria is that choice of approach judged?
Jesse needs to go talk to the Florida lawmakers who voted to kill Terri and others like her.
Maybe Jesse saw something wrong in that they were giving a so called vegetable morphine. Whatever his motives I applaud him for coming forward. I only wish he and other democrats would have done that when there was a chance to save Terri.
I remebember that for years when Clinton was president, all of the freepers would say "Look at what he does, not what he says." We all knew him for what he was. He didn't fool us. Now I stand at a point where people who I stood in the cold to get elected, made calls, sent money to their election or reelection campaigns who spoke eloquently on issues of life, now they stand silent after a tepid attempt to beg the Federal Court to allow a reexamination of the facts. They said subpoena Terri Shiavo and Michael Shiavo or contempt of congress citations would be issued. A district court judge backed them all down. He did not blink. President Bush, Gov. Bush, the republican congress all blinked and now I finally see what I should have seen all of these years. I need to "Look at what they do, not what they say"....just the same as Clinton. Nothing they have done in this case differentiates them from Clinton.
This was, at long last, an opportunity to do the right thing, and if necessary, suffer the slings and arrows of an out-of-control judiciary. If the culture of death brings further reprisal, so be it. It will have been the right thing to do. This is the clash of these cultures in a great battle. The advocates of death seem to have the numbers, but the culture of life has the truth and is right. To settle for the opinion of one man is beyond tyrany. It is monstrous in its precident setting ruling. It will only become that much more difficult to stand up the next time this happens. I hate to say this but President Bush gave lipservice and Jesse Jackson, though he had nothing to loose, at lets stood up and tried to use what influence he had to save a life. Bush should be asked to do no less.
I will not be calling Jesse Jackson to thank him (and thereby encouraging him to continue to "mug" for publicity) for interjecting himself into the Schiavo case. Below is an excerpt from a National Review Online column dated 3/28/05 by Jay Nordlinger:
In his New York Sun column, John P. Avlon quoted the Rev. Jesse Jackson, preaching/speechifying in the Riverside Church. "Whose god is God?" said Jackson. "There is a profound theological debate in our nation tonight about the nature and character of God. . . . Today the Congress reconvenes to save a woman Terri Schiavo from starving to death, but then votes to starve millions every day. Whose god is God? They fight to save the fetus, and then starve the babies. Whose god is God?"
Reported Avlon, "Enthusiastic applause rolled through the pews . . ." No doubt, no doubt.
Jackson further said, "There is a fascist attack on civil rights and civil liberties. We cannot be silent."
Jesse Jackson is too late to the table to be believed. He is a wolf in sheep's clothing and will get no thanks from me. As for the Schindlers, who can blame them for accepting help from whomever they think might help save their daughter? Certainly not me. It is, however, shameful on "Reverend" Jackson's part.
But, since when does he care about shamelessness?
If he felt all he said with sincerity, he would have been there several days ago before she reached this desperate level of starvation & dehydration. This is an empty gesture, and one for himself...as ALL his actions have been over the years.
yep, and I agree w/Sean's take on this: whoever it takes, take at face value, assume competence and let 'er rip. (Well, he didn't really say ALL that, but that's the idea.) That also goes for Lanny Davis, Ralph Nader, and anyone else who comes to understand the depth and the depravity of this issue.
as i understand it, that's part of what he's done.
He did exactly that. He is trying to get some members of the florida senate black caucus to change their vote in the bill that failed last week, but a new vote could lead to saving terri's life
there should be prayer for this
Jesse Jackson doesn't have a moral bone in his body. That anyone would fall for his act is astounding.
I've reviled Jesse Jackson as much as anybody, and probably more than most. But when someone does the right thing, no matter what the motives, I'm ready to applaud their doing the right thing. I'm also calling Jackson's organization to say thanks.
thanks. I only saw newsreports of him at howschwitz
Blacks may have a lot of interest in this outcome. In general, blacks enter the end of life earlier. Blacks are generally poorer and can't fight for life, as well as the general population, when in last stages.. So maybe it will sink in.....
Good idea,whatever his motives for getting involved,atleast he is. Better than sitting on the side lines,wringing your hands and saying I have done everything I can.
You just made an excellent point. Its always nice to read a cogent thought in here instead of some jackass simply trying to post a witty comment.
What you say is true, but at this point if Jesse Jackson can influence votes to save Terri, I'm all for it.
Attention All: We now have a rival for the Judge of Souls of Men. God Almighty has been challenged by Dog Gone.
Hannity reporting that Jessee has flipped two of the three needed.
FReepers praising Gypsy Jackson's self-serving clap-trap? My God what is the world coming to!?
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It ain't about Jesse, my brother.
He also firmly supports Michael Jackson. How do you reconcile those two issues?
I agree wholeheartedly. If JJ had wanted to "help Terri", he'd have done so 12 days ago. (At LEAST)
It ain't about Jesse, my brother.
I don't hide my position. But I am not about to fall into this "enemy of my enemy is suddenly my friend" BS either.
I don't trust Jackson; I won't trust Jackson. And I have to truly wonder about FR and if it is a place for me if trusting Jesse Jackson to be more than a race-baiting idiot is de rigueur.
There is at least two of us -- to call Rainbow Push and thank them for Jackson coming in at the last minute -- yeah right. Next thing you know we will be asked to donate to Rainbow Push! :)
I just heard Hannity supporting Jackson on his radio program.
When someone's right, the deserve to be supported.
As the old saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Slob is nothing but an ambulance chaser.
So if Hillary Clinton all of a sudden came down on your side of the fence on the Schiavo matter, you'd suddenly fall prostrate at her feet?
Try it again.
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