Skip to comments.[Jesse Jackson Jr] calls on Democrats to condemn Rick Perry over offensive word
Posted on 10/05/2011 7:11:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., called on House Democrats Tuesday at a closed Democratic Caucus meeting to approve a resolution critical of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for not having removed a racially offensive slur from a rock at his familys hunting camp.
The racially charged name of the site, "N head," was first reported in a Washington Post story Sunday.
The Perry presidential campaign disputed the account and said the rock with the offensive word at the entrance of the leased hunting area in Throckmorton County, Texas, had been painted over at Perrys instruction in the early 1980s. The Post story cited seven people who had seen it and said the word was visible, even after it was painted over with white paint, as recently as this summer.
Jackson circulated a draft resolution Tuesday among Democratic members that condemns Perry and calls on him and all other GOP candidates who havent apologized, to do so. A Democratic staffer made a copy of the draft resolution available to McClatchy Newspapers.
GOP candidate Herman Cain, who is African-American, was sharply critical of Perry on Sunday talk shows for being "insensitive" on race.
Jackson spokesman Frank Watkins said that the lawmaker, the son of activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, made a case for a privileged resolution on the House floor condemning the Texas governor for tolerating the offensive word.
"He felt all Americans were offended by this," said Watkins. "They listened very carefully. There was rapt attention."
Perry spokesman Mark Miner said of Jackson, "This sounds like nothing more than a political ploy by someone who doesnt have all the facts."
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seriously, this whole thing is turning into a plus for Perry if you ask me.
FUJJJ, you racebaiting commie bigot.
See what I mean.
Is this the same “Heime Town” Jesse Jackass?
If Junior wasn’t a politician, he’d be a welfare queen. (Which basically is the same thing).
I’m a Perry supporter and no way in heck I think this is a plus. It’s a gotcha moment that is having effect and as long as it continues to have effect it will be kept alive by Perry’s opponents both republican and democratic.
This is going to help Perry in the long run. The more this thing is played both by the dims and opportunistic R’s the electorate will see the silliness. That he has all the right enemies on this ridiculous issue is apparent.
Sorry, my reply was about his father?! The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it! We should hold him responsible for what his father? said!
But not unexpected. In fact it will only get worse.
The media knows Obama's only chance for re-election is if his opponent is LESS popular than he is.
And thats real unpopular.
Sept 12, 2010 -- CAPTION WITH PHOTO: "A crowd of 6,500 to 7,000 gathered at Baraboo, WI on Saturday, September 11th, for the 9th Fighting Fest. By FOX News estimating protocols this would translate to about 500,000 people. The mood was serious and the speakers, as usual, both inspiring and informative. Pictured above are Jim Hightower, Jesse Jackson, and John Nichols. The general message was fight back, end the Afghan occupation, continue the struggle for single payer health care, and above all resist corporate fascism in American life. A particular item of interest the was despicable Citizens United Supreme Court decision which has essentially put the electoral process up for sale and the need to over turn this decision. Conspicuous by their absence was the mainstream media who normally would be all over the place if this was a Tea-Bagger event. C-SPAN however was present and I'm sure will roll some footage at 3:00AM some week night."
Perry’s not my candidate, but this is completely, utterly and shamelessly bogus.
I have been under the impression that the offensive N-word was on a rock on a piece of property that the Perry’s leased for hunting. No one has said that Perry, his father, or any relative painted it on the rock. In fact, his father purposely painted OVER the word to try to remove it.
How in the world does this reflect poorly on Rick Perry? I’m not even a Perry supporter, and I am getting ticked off at the MSM for purposely misleading people about the facts.
Let me know if I have anything wrong, here.
Poor Jesse just can’t get anyone’s attention these days. He knows how irrelevant he has become.
Stick around. He will be.
This is why we cannot let ANYTHING get between us and the retention of the House and the taking of the Senate.
Jesse Jackson is pretty well kept in check by the current set up, but I want a Constitutional 3/4 majority in the House so that we can EXPELL Democrat members and pass Constitutional amendments.
Jesse Jackson rent a mob fool is an idiot.He is as racist AND RADICAL as Holder’s justice only for black’s dept.
I absolutely HATE it when something is MADE into a racist term/action when no racism exists at all. It was a word on a rock. A true racist (IMHO) has dislike for an entire group and that dislike rests in their heart. It is in their actions not something as trivial as a stupid rock. If they want me to believe that Perry is a racist then find some photos/accurate information that he is/was a member of the KKK or the Black Panthers. Then I will question his “racial” tendencies. Until then... this is beyond stupid.
Did Jesse Jackson Junior Jingleheimer Schmidt ever call on DemocRATS to denounce his father when he vowed to cut off Obama’s kiwis?
If it took him this long to get in the mix, it’s because there is nothing else in his quiver. This is going to be a Perry positive in the long run. Clearly only low politicians and race baiters are playing this for self recognition. It gives Perry a great card to play if Herman Cain ever brings this up again. He can always call it the Herman Cain Beer Summit moment.
Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister with a net worth of $10 million. Jesse Jackson acquired that net worth as a prominent civil rights activist, United States shadow Senator, and the creator of the civil rights organization Rainbow/PUSH. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina.
I am Baptist and have never known a Baptist pastor worth $10 million.
In fact, let me add just one more thing:
How many of us has had the occasion to be in the presence of profance or offensive graffiti on a wall or restroom stall? Are we guilty of something, when we weren’t the ones that put it there?
Or... What if someone vandalizes our property by painting offensive language on something we own. If we don’t condone that type of language or thought, are we still guilty just because the language appears on our property?
Can you tell I’m frustrated by the absurdity of this?
It’s the sham MSM making an issue of it. I guarantee the average American thinks it is stupid.
Beating the Racism Card [snip] ...."This tells us how to handle these accusations. You don't go along with the script. The script is there to humiliate and destroy, and that is all. Instead, you defy it. Stand up to the accusers and run them off. Since their only power comes from numbers, use numbers against them. The next time an attack occurs during this campaign (as it inevitably will, and probably aimed at Perry), all the candidates must stand as one against the accusers..... The candidates, through public media statements, must make clear their full support of the intended victim. No weasel-wording, no equivocation, no ambiguity. A general statement, signed by all of them, should then be released, presenting a succinct and logical argument as to why such accusations are unacceptable, with each swearing that he or she will stand by the others in any such situation, and ending with a condemnation by name of the accuser.
This can be taken further by conservative columnists, bloggers, and talk-show hosts. The accuser(s) should be keelhauled. The goal will be to make them as miserable as they intended their victims to be, which would act as a form of aversion therapy, forcing them to think twice and then three times about ever pulling the same trick again. (Need I add that the process would also prove valuable in cases involving Congress, industry, state politicians, media, and anywhere else such accusations may arise?)
What will happen is that the accusers will retreat. They are bullies, and that is what bullies do. (Even Andre Carson, a blowhard and loudmouth of the first order, has thought better of his "lynching" comment.) The media will give the GOP candidates all the publicity any pol could want. The GOP voters will go wild. Any further accusations will be unlikely, a benefit to all candidates equally. It would mean a cleaner campaign, an easier victory, and who knows? Perhaps even a step toward a more civil society.
For too long, too many blacks have wallowed in their own private sumps of self-pity, collapsing into whimpers every time somebody mentions blackmail, blackouts, or black markets. It's a pathetic epilogue to the heroism and grandeur of the civil rights movement. It's past time this adolescent posturing was put aside.
It will take some effort to accomplish this. (We'll refer only to the fact that the current incumbent has made no such effort whatsoever.) But the black grievance-hunters are no better than the Dixiecrats of old, using the same methods to keep Americans on edge, in fear, and overcome with anxiety. Using racism for political gain is a cheap and coarse tactic no matter who is involved. It needs to be ended." [end]
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Jesse Jackson Senior used the tactics of blackmail, extortion, shakedowns to get companies to fork over money to him — do it or he’d round up the protesting mob to embarrass you and make headlines. They paid to keep the peace — that would be “community organizer” peace.
The day he announced I figured he’d be my #2 choice. Now I’d take Santorum, Newt, Herman and maybe even the Mittster ahead of him. He is however safely ahead of Huntsman and Paul in my book.
That said, this is a completely unfair line of attack against him. He has gone and called us heartless racists who judge people by the sound of their last names, but that only causes me to consider him a mutton-headed liberal in return: I don’t see evidence of him being racist. (Though perhaps some of his policies are, in that illegals would get preferences over white Texans at UT insofar as they are considered minorities.)
Both a sham and a shame!
I hope more people get their take from this whole non incident from The Daily Show’s little Skit, The Amazing Racism, than from pukes like JJJ.
The possibilities are endless.
I’m sick to death of the inablility to even print a word
All the race baiters want to get into the act. It’s all they got.
I just don’t buy that this is a bust, and I just don’t buy that this hurts Herman Cain.
It seems you haven’t looked at the polls idiot..It looks like Cain is ahead so far..So that is racist..You fools need shut up and go away... as for Racist look at the article here these are racist fools..
I don't mind debating you but I do object to your continued distortion of the truth. The VAST majority of those students pay in-state tuition to community colleges and they are not given preference over anyone else. There are between 1.3 and 1.8 million (according to who you believe) students enrolled in Texas colleges and universities (and much of the schools' funding comes from oil royalties they control from the oil found under their campuses).
A whole lot of people have left Cain over this. One said, we already have one black man in the WH with a chip on their shoulder, we don’t need another black man with a chip on his shoulder. That is how folks are seeing it...bad news for Cain...
This should be a non story, but the lib media is trying hard to make it stick.
The good news is only really weird libs care what Jackson has to say.
I could be wrong. The polls will tell some, but national polls aren’t as important as state polls in a presidential election.
Good, because Perry was a democrat at the time.
Its a gotcha moment that is having effect and as long as it continues to have effect it will be kept alive by Perrys opponents both republican and democratic.
You think so? And how well did this “gotcha moment” work out for Herman Cain?
Not very well, since he has been walking back his idiot comments since he made them.
Cain stumbled on this issue.
I’m quite sure he was in the forefront of the demonstrations against Robert Byrd when he used the word live on a Sunday news show. No, a Republican painting over the word 30 years earlier is somehow more disturbing.
Obama and his base won’t be happy until there is a full fledged race war.
They KNOW Perry is the “uniter” that Obama is NOT.
The Left knows if Perry gets in (and his coattails will be huge) that the GOP will fill with new members from all the traditionally “secure” identity groups the progressives have been nurturing and knock the Democratic Party and socialism off it’s feet for generations (if not forever but they always come back).
You don’t think Hispanics get preferences at Texas state colleges? What are you smoking there at your keyboard this morning?
Jesse, Jesse, Jesse!....always johnny-on-the-spot! Poverty pimp and race baiter supreme! This ghetto hack has done nothing for blacks in America! Always playing the victim game and acting like the slave ships are still arriving daily from Africa! He feeds off of fear and insecurity. He is a horrible con artist.
I don’t think so, but time will tell which of us is right.