Jesse Jackson has a problem with Barack Obama’s stance on the government’s involvement in faith-based charities and thinks he’s talking down to black people. So incensed is Jackson at Obama that he wants to “cut his nuts off.” Unfortunately, Jackson expressed this sentiment in front of a live microphone.
Jackson apologized for any offense he may have caused, and said,
“My support for Senator Obama’s campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal. I cherish this redemptive and historical moment.”
Especially unusual is a press release put out by the reverend’s son, Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. of Chicago:
“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…
“Reverend 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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