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  •  If finding Jesse Jackson annoying (2+ / 0-)
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    EJP in Maine, NotGeorgeWill

    makes one a racist, then I'm a Grand Wizard in the KKK. I am really sick of Jesse Jackson being compared to Barack Obama. They are very different men.

    I'd have to seriously hold my nose to vote for Jackson, but voting for Obama will be a breath of fresh morning air.

    You know what? I do want Obama to be my hip black friend.

    by tampa traveler on Fri Feb 01, 2008 at 01:25:38 AM PST

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    •  LOL. I don't think that but... (1+ / 0-)
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      tampa traveler

      I do think that automatically making the connection between Obama and Jesse Jackson in that first conversation was racist in a they're all the same assumption.

      Thankfully though whatever people may have tried going after Obama on the black separatist tip or whatever the Clintons have done that some have said constituted race-baiting has just been totally ineffective.

    •  no, there's more to it (3+ / 0-)

      My dad says unsavory things.  On these things we have our fierce arguments.

      I agree with you, Obama and Jackson are very different candidates.  Too my dad, though, Jesse Jackson is the quintessential "black man", wherein every issue is race-centered and every solution is one involving race.  

      For my dad to draw a line between Obama and Jackson is to achieve effective color-blindness.  Obama gets to be judged on his merits alone.

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