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UPDATE: Rep. Jackson says father's statement is 'reckless'

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Below is a release from Rep. Jackson:

Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. released the following statement in reaction to Reverend Jackson's comments that were recorded after a Fox News interview:

"I'm deeply outraged and disappointed in Reverend Jackson's reckless statements about Senator Barack Obama. His divisive and demeaning comments about the presumptive Democratic nominee -- and I believe the next president of the United States -- contradict his inspiring and courageous career.

"Instead of tearing others down, Barack Obama wants to build the country up and bring people together so that we can move forward, together -- as one nation. The remarks like those uttered on Fox by Revered Jackson do not advance the campaign's cause of building a more perfect Union.

"Revered Jackson is my dad and I'll always love him. He should know how hard that I've worked for the last year and a half as a national co-chair of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. So, I thoroughly reject and repudiate his ugly rhetoric. He should keep hope alive and any personal attacks and insults to himself."

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Wow...must be pretty bad if his own Son is repudiating him!

Jesse Sr--- sorry but apologies are meaningless because as the scripture says, "Out of the heart, the mouth speaketh!"

I agree totally, what a "reckless statement" from Reverend Jackson!

But, ah, what DID he say?

An apology and a criticism before the news is even published?

How does someone orchestrate blanket censorship like this??? Even the CIA can't keep secrets without a leak from sworn officers.

Are we supposed to guess?

So, Jesse Jr, just as Barack threw his grandma under the bus, you throw your dad to the same place. No matter how strongly you disagree with your father you should have kept your mouth shut. Your father deserves your first loyalty not a politician.

At least Jesse's son has some intelligence.

Jesse made his living by talking down to black people and encouraging a divide between the races.

Jackson's comment is a real indication that Jesse Jackson & the Black Coalition control the Obama campaign. Jackson's juice in Chicago built a political career for both his son and Obama. Jackson tipped his hand. His comments weren't throwaway ramblings. White America just got a look into the black community's "inside baseball." Jackson is the black adviser that makes Obama “black enough.” Mobster, Sam Giancana had similar pull over the J.F.K. administration, and was noted as making similar unfavorable comments regarding J.F.K. Giancana had a direct line to the White House as will Jackson & Sharpton.

Jackson's son, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), national co-chair of Obama's presidential campaign, immediately rejected what he termed his father's "ugly rhetoric. - Jackson owns his son & Obama. Jackson has the power to cut off four political nuts. Obama is a patsy for the black agenda. It would not be in a white's person best interest to vote black. Likewise blacks will not vote McCain. It shouldn't surprise you that China votes for the Chinese. Russia votes for Russians. Quite frankly, I'm a little offended that Mexico hasn't had a black President. RACIST!!!

Bravo to Jesse L Jackson Jr.! This personal attack is very ugly and coming from the mouth of a man of God, a Reverend! First Rev. Wright and Father Flagher (sp) and now Rev. Jackson wants to grab "---" of Barack...what was he thinking? Please Rev. Jackson Sr., stop this nonsense please.

The conversation was going to happen whether we heard about it of not, thank goodness for an open mic. Shows the power Jessie Jackson has over Obama's balls.

Obama crossed the line on the planned agenda, and was put back in his place.

Obama made it look like the blacks make their own choices as to them not advancing. Where Jackson, Sharpton and other black leaders want it all to the fault of the government.

WHAT IS SAID BETWEEN A FATHER AND HIS SON, IS THEIR BUSINESS!
FOX NEWS STARTED THIS, JUST LIKE SAN FRANCISCO!
FOX NEWS GROW UP AND ACT LIKE HUMAN BEINGS!

Jessie Jackson started this, with making comments to another panelist, when he thought the mic was off, while Jacskon was there of his own free will on a fox network panel.

I think That the Black community should grown up. The Obama followers should wake up. The American citizens should start using their brains to pick a candidate with The main goal is the Best interest of The United States of America.

First of all, I'm definitely voting for Barack Obama. Yes I'm black, but that has nothing to do with how I vote. (I had to say that for the illiterate). I understand what Barack Obama meant by asking black men to step up, I also understood Jessie Jackson's comment about him "talking down to black people". Yes, fathers need to step up. I don't think it's just black fathers. We have issues like everybody else, I didn't feel that we needed to here it on Father's Day though. I live in a very poor community on the Southwest side of Chicago, and every black father that I know is there for their family. Jessie Jackson was just saying, yeah it's a problem, but let's talk about why it's a problem and not just down us again. Everyone acts like they don't know our history. I'm not talking about slavery, I'm talking about Crack Cocaine. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North from the White House, admitted to funding a secret war in the Middle East in the 1980's that he paid for by flooding African American neighborhoods with Crack. Some people still act like that didn't happen. (I guess if Slavery wasn't so well documented, people would say that didnt happen either). We lost a lot of Mothers and Fathers, including mines to the drug. This was and still is affecting our communities and our generations. This is not a joke, nor should it be over looked. Many black Men was and still is getting killed or arrested everyday for something that the United States Government is responsible for. I fell that Obama should not have made that comment without talking about the several attempts to destroy our race, Especially on Father's Day when we are actually doing better. Jessie Jackson is just disappointed because some white people will just use Obama's comments against us. There are many people that covered the Oliver North story, so if you still don't believe it, then your a racist.

Nick

I preface this post by stating I am not a big fan of either Jackson. Father or Son.

Ephesians 6:4 states A Father is NOT to PROVOKE his Childred with WRATH. I believe Jesse Sr. did exactly that
considering he knows how hard Jesse Jr. is working towards a specific goal. As Jesse Jr. stated "He is my father,
I love him, but keep insidious personal thoughts and attacks to himself"

I believe his son did a good thing without harming family relations.

Let's Move On!

ALL THIS FOOLISHNESS HAPPENS ON FOX NEWS!
THEY HAVE A SHORT MEMORY, REV. JACKSON PROTECTED ONE OF THEIR
WORKERS AT A CONVENTION LAST FALL, BILL O'REILLY THANKED REV.
JACKSON, THAT MAN WAS GETTING READY TO GET A BEAT DOWN, REV.
JACKSON STEPPED IN AND HELPED THE FOX NEWS MAN!
FOX NEWS ALIAS THE BACKSTABBERS, WHAT THEY DO, THEY SMILE IN YOUR
FACE, ALL THE WHILE THEY WANT TO TAKE YOUR PLACE!

I am and will remain an Obama supporter, but my b.s. monitor tells me that this was a setup. (Dad agreed to take the fall - his reputation is stuck in neutral anyway - and son agreed to excoriate.) Barack didn't know.

DON'T LET THE MEDIA, ESPECIALLY FOX NEWS TAKE WHAT IS REALLY AT
STAKE- THE PRESIDENCY OF BARACK OBAMA, HE IS THE ONLY MAN FOR THE
JOB!
IN THIS COUNTRY WE ACCEPT APOLOGIES, AND MOVE ON!
BECAUSE IF WE DIDN'T THIS COUNTRY WOULDN'T HAVE GROWN TO WHAT IT
IS TODAY!
EVERYBODY TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA!

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