Read how Jackson targets the worst suspicions of conservative Jews with this statement:
The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where "decades of putting Israel's interests first" would end.
Jackson believes that, although "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" remain strong, they'll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.
I just know my mailbox will be full of condemnation by my right wing Jewish friends and family (yes, believe it or not, I know some right wing nuts) after they read Jackson's outrageous speculative statements. And get THIS, Jackson has the temerity to speak as though he's directly channeling Barack and hits at the worst suspicions of people who believe that he's a Muslim.
"Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims," Jackson says. "Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith."
What's wrong with being a Muslim? Nothing. It's just that Jackson knows that it plays right into the lies about Barack's background, and feeds the frenzy against him. And, also by saying this, Jackson promulgates bigoted notions about Muslims. With every 'hit' Jackson makes on the fears of the ignorant, he attempts to take Obama down. Call it envy, call it jealousy, call it sheer hubris, it's disgusting and Jackson knows exactly what he's doing. He needs to have a permanent time-out as of right now.
The Obama campaign has quickly responded to Jackson's tirade; and, of course repudiated everything Jackson made up to satisfy his bloodsucking jealousy. Remember, this is the Jesse Jackson that, not so long ago, was heard on an open mic that he wanted to castrate Obama. Here's the update: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/10/obama-camp-resp.html