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"As someone who grew up without a father in the home, Senator Obama has spoken and written for many years about the issue of parental responsibility, including the importance of fathers participating in their children's lives. He also discusses our responsibility as a society to provide jobs, justice, and opportunity for all. He will continue to speak out about our responsibilities to ourselves and each other, and he of course accepts Reverend Jackson's apology," said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.

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Of course he accepts his apology but would he if Jesse were white, I don't think so. Obama only gets offended if a white person makes a mistake, if it's one of his buddies it's a "sound bite",

Is there room under Obama's bus for Reverend Jackson? Even his son is throwing him under the bus.

Thanks, Bessie, for demonstrating the short memories and narrow minds of your prejudiced ilk.

Perhaps you have forgotten how Obama condemned and rejected his own minister, and resigned from his church, after inflammatory comments were made.

Or, perhaps you never heard of it in the first place, given your one-sided and biased views on reality.

When have you ever heard George Bush turn his back on any of his cronies and conservative supporters?

Things understood, need not be explained, where does Sen. McCain stand on these same issues?

Wallace"Gator"Bradley
Urban Translator

I am shocked by the elder Jackson's remark.It is a sad day
when a son needs to reprove his own father with such strong language.
While he has always championed the freedoms of our brothers, I never
knew until today how racist the elder Jackson can be regarding his own people. And we called him "Reverend"?

Bessie,

Your accusation reeks of ignorant racism. Why? Because it's not based in ANY FACTS at all and only serves to stack white against black. People with your "poor me" mentality regardless of color are holding back this country. Read a book, take a class, do anything to stimulate that brain of yours..... for all our sakes.

There are just as many white men , who do not live up to their responsibilities as a father. Many white child go through life with out a father, but have many father like figures in their lives, just like the African-American child. Depends on the mother and the rest of the family how that child turns out. If given every opportunity that one can obtain , that child can be just productive, as the the child with both parents. Sometimes , the father figure could and would, do more harm , to that child than not having one.

I know when I'm presented with the image of having my filberts misplaced, I just naturally talk about the importance of jobs, justice and opportunity for all.

THAT'S CALLED GRASPING AT STRAWS, TRYING TO MAKE THIS RACIAL IS
IDIOTIC!
ONE MAN SAID SOMETHING OFF MIKE, FOX NEWS GOBBLED IT UP, THE OTHER
MAN WAS BIG ENOUGH TO SQUASH IT, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW FOX NEWS HAD
OTHER AGENDAS!
FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON ME!
GROW UP FOX NEWS, GROW UP AMERICA!

Well, shouting phil---there is a racial problem with the campaign. They go after Imus for the silliest stuff and then give Jackson a slide on the peanut brittle comment. And by the way, Jackson was right when he was whispering near a microphone (hello? Operator, get me Hymietown!) I mean REALLY!
The 'let's boogie to the NON EXISTENT CENTER' strategy is SILLY. FISA, and letting some blowhard bigot judge your religiousity before giving you the FOOD or other help you need isn't faith-based--it's BIGOT-based.
Hillary is seen more likely to call a spade a spade and that's why she needs to be on the ticket.

IS IMUS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, THE MAN COULDN'T RUN FOR DOG
CATCHER, DON'T BRING UP HIS SORRY NAME!
IMUS PUT HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH TWICE, FACE THE FACTS, GET NEW
FRIENDS, STOP SUPPORTING A GUY WHO IS A RACIST!

Jessie Jackson whispered what many of us are thinking.
There was no need for Backtrack Obama to pull a Bill Cosby on the black community. But at least now, blacks can join us, typical white person under the bus - along with women - bitter or feeling blue, Apalachians, working class, baby boomers, those invested in the fights of the 60s and 70s, progressives, those who want the war to end and cherish the 4th amendment, Hispanic and rural democrats. Turns out that, like W whom he emulates, Jr Jr IS a UNITER after all.

The response from Senator Obama's campaign highlights the consistent misleading rhetoric of the campaign. Barack Obama spent the majority of his childhood living with this grand parents (plural) and attended one of the most prestigous schools in America.

SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE JEALOUS OF WHERE BARACK OBAMA ATTENDED SCHOOL!
GET OVER IT, AND MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE!
A LITTLE BOY HAS NO CONTROL OF WHERE HE GREW UP AND WITH WHOM!
STOP GRASPING AT STRAWS!
YOU WILL AGREE THAT MR. OBAMA DID RECEIVE A GREAT EDUCATION!
SOUNDS LIKE PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL TO ME!

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