Hymietown moment. During a pause in the segment another guest asked him what he thought about Barack Obama's speeches in black churches. Jesse Jackson thought his mic was off and revealed his true feelings.. "Barack's been talking down to black people on this faith based .. I want to cut his nuts off." " />
Jul 10 2008
Jesse Jackson having fun with maracas

Jesse Jackson’s Got the Balls!

In an interview on Fox News this past Sunday, Jesse Jackson was caught in a Hymietown moment. During a pause in the segment another guest asked him what he thought about Barack Obama’s speeches in black churches. Jesse Jackson thought his mic was off and revealed his true feelings.. “Barack’s been talking down to black people on this faith based .. I want to cut his nuts off.”

or .. “out.”

Of course, with the remarks on blast, Jesse Jackson apologized for his loose lips.

Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson

Jesse speaks.. “I said something I felt regret for - it was crude. It was very private, and very much a soundbite - and a live mic. I find no comfort in it, I find no joy in it.
They were hurtful and wrong … but we have a relationship that can survive this.”

Tying this to Barack Obama’s Father’s Day speech where Barack said that black men need to take responsibility for their families, education, etc.  Jesse Jackson told CNN that Barack Obama needs to address the real needs of African-Americans, not some .. ‘moral challenge.’

Bill Burton, Barack Obama’s campaign spokesman, said Barack is very aware of the community’s issues and “he will continue to speak out about our responsibilities to ourselves.”

Unexpectedly, Al Sharpton puts this in the right perspective..

Al Sharpton on America book cover

“We must be careful not to segregate Sen. Obama and impose some litmus test that is unfair and unproductive. We must be very clear that Sen. Obama ... is running for president for all Americans, not just African-Americans—which is why most Americans have embraced his campaign.”

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 untitled Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - 10:16 am

Jesse, bitter much?

2 Bob Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - 10:51 am

Jackson is only partially correct.  Obama “talks down” to EVERYONE; black, white, green and purple.  It’s that liberal, elitist mentality.

I wonder how many “surgical knives” Jesse will receive in the mail?

3 Un-Bothered Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - 11:57 am

Obama speaks the truth that overly-sensitive blacks (including Jesse) don’t want to hear. I applaud Obama for keeping it real with himself and with his people. The old school leaders like Jesse would rather skate around the real issues, blame others, and seek reparations instead of taking responsibility, rebuilding our own and teaching empowerment. Obama is the definite change that we need. Finally a leader who is in touch with reality and sees the bigger picture.

4 Should be bothered Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - 3:30 pm

There are overly sensitive blacks but at the same time there are under sensitives blacks that when they make it in life they forget where they came from, think that they are white and forget there black brothers and sisters. Yes there is a lot of our own doing to keep us down but there also is the fact that we aren’t getting promotions, getting jobs, harrassed by police and a host of other thing just because we are black. So you see there is blame to be put on others.

5 Un-Bothered Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - 5:24 pm

It’s 2008! At this point in time it’s our own wrong doings thats holding us back more than not getting a job, or being harrassed because we’re black. Self pitty is a counter-productive emotion. Reaching back and not forgetting where u came from doesn’t always involve money. People have to be willing to change their thinking, listen, and be willing to do what ever it takes to better themselves. Obama has wisdom to pass on to his out of touch and out of reality brothers and sisters who’ve gotten comfortable with always being the victim. But as usual the help isn’t welcomed… especially by those who really need it.

6 Should be bothered Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - 6:24 pm

You are just like the average white person. It doesn’t bother you because you have been one of the few that it doesn’t affect. There is no self pity here but unlike you I am not going to turn the other cheek and continue to let police profile us or I will say something if I feel I did not get a promotion because of my race. You say that we should change our thinking what do you want us to do just pretend these things don’t happen. These things really happen. Nobody isn’t saying Obama doesn’t have wisdom my comments don’t have anything to say about him, I am all for him he’s a very smart man my comments are directed to blacks like you that think they are beyond us. Your first sentence you stated it’s 2008 and it’s our own doing that is holding us back. So the next time I am pulled over FOR NOTHING by a white cop I should just assume that I have done something wrong. You are still black remember that. All the white people that you pride yourself to be accepted by still think of you as a n***r.

7 Un-Bothered Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - 9:15 pm

Nobody is saying that these things don’t happen, but in addition to these things happening we have a MILLION other self-inflicted wounds that keep us further down. So should we continue to ignore where we go wrong as a community? turn the other cheek and accept no responsibility for NOT changing the things that are within our power to change? The topic here is about Jesse Jackson saying that Obama speaks down to black people, when in reality Obama is only saying the things that black folk need to hear. I suggest that you pull up a chair and have a good listen.

8 Should be bothered Thu, Jul 10, 2008 - 9:33 pm

Nobody isn’t saying that the things that you have stated aren’t happening but the bottom line is lets acknowledge both not just say that we are doing it to ourselves when the white man is still clearly doing these things even in 2008. Everyone knows it harder being black than it is being white.

9 Also Un-bothered Fri, Jul 11, 2008 - 3:10 am

I have to agree with un-bothered. While these things may be happening it doesnt make it so that We cant progress, When things hinder us we use the excuse of our color, if something happens to not go our way. But what excuses are other people using? If we get that raise over the white man, did we just simply deserve it more? what if the person giving the raise is black. Does the whiteman not have the right to say that Your color got you the raise? Its a moot point to try to bring color into these times. Racial Discrimination Does Exist but it only thrives when you let it. Also what is barrack not being sensitive to? Is there an excuse for why all these fathers are not at home with their children? Is there something hes not taking into account? Short of Working all day to raise those children there should be no excuse for not being in the home.

10 You are white Fri, Jul 11, 2008 - 8:59 am

It does not make it so we can’t progress but it definitely slows us down a lot. People kill me saying that we use our color when in fact these things are happening. If we get the raise over a white man you better believe we deserve it because blacks never get anything given to us like white men. To say that it’s a moot point to use race is one of the dumbest things to say when you have stated that racial discrimination happens. You are clearly one of those white people that does not want to see us on equal ground. Oh, and about the father being there situation, tell these ghetto ass women just because someone f**ks you that DOES NOT mean that he wants her baby. There are too many women laying on their backs to try to trap a man. It is the woman’s choice to have the baby and if she has a baby by a no good man she gets what the f**k she deserves. Stop these women from dropping all these unwanted children and you stop all the single parent homes.

11 Stymuli Fri, Jul 11, 2008 - 4:41 pm

Why so angry?

12 Also Un-bothered Fri, Jul 11, 2008 - 4:56 pm

Cute. Wrong, but cute. I am nowhere near white, but glad to see how this whole black man against the white man theory still plays out in your head. Apparently anyone that doesnt agree with your oppressed black theory is white. “If we get the raise over a white man you better believe we deserve it because blacks never get anything given to us like white men.” See but you didnt answer the question i posed with that statement. Does the white man think like you would though? would he blame the boss, blame the system, blame jesus? Or would he accept that you were the better candidate? If its a white man he has to do that but if its a black man its unfairness. Doesnt really seems fair and balanced (jab at Fox), the white man has to shut up and accept it and if its us its just how it should be? You are starting to sound a little like the people you preach about my friend.

13 Should be bothered Fri, Jul 11, 2008 - 5:24 pm

The only people that don’t see that this still exist are the people that have been fortunate enough not to have had to deal with this. So they try to act like these things don’t happen. This is not my theory. I didn’t wake up one morning and say whites treat us wrong I’ve been through it, I have lived it, and I have survived it. My problem is when black people turn white and forget the struggles of our people. To my knowledge there has never been a time when a person got anything because they were black. Affirmative Action doesn’t even work. The reason Affirmative Action was put in place is because white people can admit that this happens but you can’t see it. When are white people turned away from jobs because they are white? When are white people pulled over for DWW Driving while white? Why are blacks in jail for the same crime as whites but their average sentence is 6 times of what the white persons is? Answer those questions. Don’t forget all those white people that you are trying to blend in with still call you a n***r behind your back…

14 also un-bothered Fri, Jul 11, 2008 - 6:02 pm

Oh I dont. Well Friend, Lets Agree To Disagree?

15 Moe Sun, Jul 13, 2008 - 3:57 pm

Jackson, a supposed Rev., is a textbook study of FRAUD as is Obama.

16 To Moe Sun, Jul 13, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Obama, a fraud??? What about that f**k that is the president now? His picture is in the dictionary for the definition of fraud. You are just jealous Moe. OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT.

17 Umph Umph Wed, Jul 16, 2008 - 12:46 pm

To who ever wrote that crap about it being a women’s fault that we have these babies!! How about YOU sorry ass men take some responsibility and wrap it up!! Why should we was women have to damage and mutilate our bodies for a no count, no good, irresponsible man!!! If you can lay and play, then take care of what comes of it!! JACKASS!!

18 Kelvin Wed, Jul 16, 2008 - 12:55 pm

You sound just like one of those stupid ass women that are letting every man run up in you raw and having the babies and now that nobody wants your 6 baby having ass you want to complain about men. Look in the mirror dumb ass you and all those f**king kids is the problem dumb bitch. Stop having them dumb ass. Change starts with bitches like you.

19 Sonia Yemane Thu, Jul 24, 2008 - 6:24 pm

Kelvin, you’re calling someone else dumb but you’re the one who sounds dumb.  You disrespect women by calling them b*tches and even stoop so low to say “f-ing children”. Your message is putting others down.  People straight out of jail sound more educated than you.  You sound like a dead beat yourself and need to grow up.  A child is the responsibility of both the mother AND father.  If a woman has a child, the CHILD deserves to have the love of both parents whether they are together or not.

20 Sonia Yemane Thu, Jul 24, 2008 - 6:45 pm

RE: Unbothered/Should be bothered

You know, we have to be the best we can each be.  That is all we can possibly do.  Not all of us have the opportunity to go to school and be doctors or lawyers but even so don’t get comfortable with low standards.  That is when we fall victim to people looking down on us or talking down to us.  Have a plan and work towards it.  If you’re stuck in a dead end job with no hope for a better future then help guide your children on how not to make the same mistakes.  In this world, only the strong will survive and blaming others will go nowhere, even if it is true. 

I’m tired of the war between blacks and whites and even blacks vs. other blacks because it goes nowhere and is just talk.  Some people don’t want to change but we need to stay open and hopeful for those who truly want to.  ...and help ourselves so we can be in a better position to in turn help other (whether it’s our children or others in the community).

21 Kelvin Thu, Jul 24, 2008 - 7:15 pm

Sonia, I called that bitch a bitch because she is a bitch. Some women need to be disrespected. Children do deserve the love from both parents but men deserve the right to say not to having a child just like a woman. In your opinion people from jail sound more educated but I bet neither you or them aren’t. Why do you say that I sound like a deadbeat? Is it because I don’t want to take care of unwanted children? Women have that choice, why can’t men? In short, shut your motherf**kin’ mouth if nobody is talking to your ass.

22 Sonia Yemane Fri, Jul 25, 2008 - 5:38 pm

Kelvin, I hope you DON’T have any children.  First of all you sound like you have anger issues and I said that you sound like a deadbeat because you’re so set on defending other deadbeat fathers.  The man IS making his decision when he lays down with the woman.  That is the risk you take when you have sex.  If you don’t want a baby don’t have sex.  You do know how babies are made right?  Stop blaming women and grow up. Men need to be responsible for their own actions.  ..and don’t post a message on a public site if you don’t want a response.  Stay in school and learn some new vocabulary while you’re at it.

23 Kelvin Fri, Jul 25, 2008 - 6:42 pm

I know you are a baby mama. People like you make me laugh when they say someone has anger problems because they have an opinion. I am not defending deadbeat fathers I am defending equal rights, a mans right to choose just like a woman has the right to choose but you are too dumb to figure that out. To say the man is making his choice when he lays down with a woman is the kind of stupid ass saying that has all the single mothers in the black community. “If you don’t want a baby then don’t have sex” that’s another dumb saying coming from a dumb person. That’s like saying if you want to lose weight then don’t eat. I will post anywhere I want and there is NOTHING that you can do about that. Also I welcome anyones response especially ignorant ass baby mama’s with a bunch of kids and wondering why they are by themselves. “Stay in school”, Dumb ass I graduated college so know who you are talking to before you make your dumb ass comments. Shut up and go babysit all those kids stupid.

24 Sonia Yemane Tue, Aug 12, 2008 - 5:32 pm

Hahaha, ya right you graduated from college.  I don’t believe that and I don’t think anyone else does either baby.

25 Kelvin Tue, Aug 12, 2008 - 6:09 pm

It doesn’t matter what your ass believes. It matters what I did. That’s right I graduated from college. Don’t be mad, take your dumb ass to school and maybe some day you can do the same.

26 give me a break! Fri, May 29, 2009 - 8:12 am

How is it ok for blacks to call other blacks n***rs? I thought the grand jesse jackson said that the word NIGGER should be banned. i dont get it. Also why is it that obama’s popularity keeps rising when the well over half the county feels we are headed in the wrong direction. Could it be that the black community wanted a black president so bad that they voted for him just becuase he was black? i think so. I would have voted for powell or rice. why vote for a retard that couldnt run his state. he was a congressman for 3 years. he spent 2 running for president. oh and when he showed up to congress he voted present thats it. Obama was the democrates ticket back to the white house. hile hitler

27 give me a break part 2 Fri, May 29, 2009 - 8:16 am

the reason for the hitler comment is because hitler gave great speechess as well. yea right just another person that can speak well and have millions follow him. Obama says whatever he wants whenever he wants and gets away with it. If bush would have said half of what obama has said or spent the money he has people would have gone crazy.
you show me equal and i’ll give respect.

28 Blambo Fri, May 29, 2009 - 2:44 pm

To give me a break,
Why is it that white men rape children??? Answer that! Blacks don’t call each other n***r so get your white facts straight before you post. You are just angry that a black man is president. Get over it! The new president is black BITCH!!! You say that black people voted for Obama because he is black, well news flash dumb ass, without the white vote he would have never won. So I guess the white community voted for him because he is black too ha? Just because your racist ass says you would have voted for Rice or Powell doesn’t mean you would have. I can see right through your anger and see that you would have only voted white. If you want to compare anyone to Hitler it would be that dumb ass president Bush. How many Americans lives have been lost because he sent American Troops to Iraq because of his lies???  Obama is popular because Americans are relieved of having that chimp Bush for a president. Anybody’s popularity would rise after having him. You are just another angry white person mad that the president isn’t one of your own. Too f**king bad, go kill yourself or something you won’t be missed. OK pal….. Oh yeah… As for your respect… We don’t need it. Who are you that we need your respect?

29 Roy Dawson Sun, Sep 06, 2009 - 3:43 pm

GO” GO” away Jessie Jackson I knew along time ago what you were all about the 60"s are gone super fly”

like I always say we let the wrong people have a voice and lead us.

I’m white I have never done a black person no wrong nor talked down too them.

I have treated them with respect I know I speak for many white folks we are sick to death with being punished for being white.

the best way to deal with racism is to stop teaching our kids about this garbage only teach them to share and be fair and not judge a book bye its cover like my Mom and Dad taught me.

kids they know nothing about racism they are born color blind and like me being 49 years old.

I had not one dam thing to do with slavery as a boy I even got in fist fights defending my black friends that’s what friends do color made no difference they were my friends we ran track together and we had so much fun.

here in Washington state there really never was much talk of racism at least not in my group of friends and what we did hear we all thought it was stupid and not part of our life’s I hate it shut up:(

I want to got back in time and knock the ones who did this to all ofus knock them out cold.

we have all suffered enough Jessie Jackson needs to shut his lips and go away along with is partner who called all white cowards.

who his he to talk to us all that way on our American TV for kids to hear I would rather my Kids see Janet Jackson boobs on live TV then to hear such Hate boy they sure made “O” no naughty out of that.

did they not? so what nothing is dirty about

woman’s boobs but as kids that is what we are taught to think over and over again the same with racism and hate your mom dad felt bad about this and that.

so they just pass it down generation to generation its so sick I tell you stop” its time for us all to finally stand as one and show the world how strong we can be together” do you understand how strong we could be if we could just move pass this weakness.

wow” we would rock the world if we could just stand up for one another and stop it once and for all” we should lead the leaders they work for us tell them we don’t want to hear it anymore. 

I have two sons to this day at 23 do not understand these black leaders they say dad but what did we do wrong?
were is our white leader why do they have a Jessie Jackson and we don’t? who sticks up for us and why does Jessie Jackson always say bad things about us white people.

I do my best to stop them from feeling hate but this is a fact that is how hate starts .
I have made my point Jessie Jackson Shut up stop throwing wood on that firer.

you are not helping anything let that firer die out its old history there are laws in place Jessie Jackson.

you have shown your own people your true color” and its not white nor black you are a bigot and full of hate and you are not a leader for god but of hate go away stop spreading your bad flue around ” we don’t want your sickness”