Rev. Jesse Jackson Says President Obama Wasn’t Tough Enough During Debt Talks

1 Aug

The Rev. Jesse Jackson had a few things to say about the recent debt crisis. Jackson claims that President Obama should have been “tougher” with the Republicans and less willing to compromise.

“He has a propensity to be trusting, on the side of reconciliation,” Jackson said to POLITICO. “He kind of underestimates how ideological these guys are and how determined they are to destroy him.”

Jackson felt that the White House was too quick to let Republicans get away with protecting the wealthy from tax increases and preventing cuts to defense, leaving President Obama to cut programs that assist the needy. He felt that the Republicans have been driving the debate.

“I think they’ve gotten used to watching him at some level give more ground,” said Jackson. “They feel they can keep pushing and he’ll keep giving. They have not seen a stiffness.”

Jackson felt that Obama should have drawn a line in the sand early on, stating that he would act unilaterally if Congress did not move on the matter.

“It’s going to be raised. The question is, what will the deal be?” Jackson said. “While we’ve been looking up at the ceiling being raised, the floor is sinking.”

Jackson felt that Obama needs to step up his game and become a more stubborn voice for working class, poor and middle class Americans.

“The people on the ground need a clearer, stronger, LBJ-type voice,” Jackson said. “He has that voice. It has to be used.”

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37 Responses to “Rev. Jesse Jackson Says President Obama Wasn’t Tough Enough During Debt Talks”

  1. judy cox August 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Thank you, Rev. jakson. I was wondering where you were!

    • John Taylor August 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

      I agree with the Rev. Jessie Jackson , It seem that the president is comfortable allowing the kkk party run the goverment by making him cave in to their demands.

  2. eugene e livingston jr August 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    the president need to get some backbone.no matter what he do,it’s not going to be good enough to the other side.they have told him many times and made it very clear,that they are going to destroy him,but he just don’t get it.if theres a hell below,we all gonna go.peace

    • WizardG August 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

      @Eugene E Livingston Jr. What you don’t realize is that Obama is playing the game alongside them, on us! He has all of the “backbone” he needs! His backbone is going to leave him, his closest cohorts, and family filthy rich and powerful no matter the outcome or condition of the populace and he knows this. This is what you should know.
      They are playing us like a broken stupid instrument! Why can’t people see that it’s all smoke and mirrors and we are being duped??!!

      • Anonymous August 3, 2011 at 9:47 am #

        Oh yeah cause You got it all figured out!? Why don’t you enlighten us (the sheep) on how it really is.

  3. WizardG August 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Jesse Jackson knows more than he is letting on. There are much more sinister and conspiratorial issues surrounding the so-called Obama Administration. Jesse saw the beginnings of something wrong at the very onset of Obama’s election. We tend to forget that there was friction between the two from the very start.
    What many can’t seem to grasp is that the game is overtly fixed on all sides against ‘we the people’ (And especially ‘blacks’). Obama plays his role, Jesse has his role now. He is beginning to understand the magnitude of the power of the Anglo-Elite and how they use their powers of psychological and manipulative warfare among many other traits to bamboozle the people in such ways that can only be described as genius!

    Most people and especially ‘blacks’ are unable to understand the seriousness of accepting the lies and constant deceitful machinations of a white supremacist country made to seem full of justice and impartiality, but quite the contrary.

    All this means that Obama is not your friend. Money and power is his friend and the Anglo-Elite secret society power conglomerate is his boss. That leaves the people in this country misguided, misdirected, improperly aware of most things, and hanging profusely in the wind and up the stream without the proverbial paddle.

    If you focus closely on the history of this country and how it has progressively continued to create division and derision among it’s tools of deception and manipulation you will find that nothing is to be accepted as truth or reality of righteousness here. You must think for yourselves without the use of preconditioned, preconceived, predetermined, and formally organized lies. In other words throw out all of the millions of lies we have been raised to believe and start all over from fresh. If not you will continue to fuel a fire that burns us all, and you will continue allowing your offspring to conform to the same BS you and I were subjected to.

    It is very difficulty for brainwashed people to understand the seriousness of their brainwashed thought processes. It is difficult to understand that nothing should be accepted by these very vile people who have perfected the tools to turn family against family and make us think that wrong is right and right is wrong, down is up and up is down, good is bad and bad is good. The list is vast, the mind has been laid to waste!

    • Joseph Bethea August 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

      G could not have said it better myself, after Bush the powers to be knew things were getting out of control and the natives were becoming restless so they had a bright idea, throw the people a new flava one created and selected by them for them. Up pops Obama a man no body ever heard of until he ran for office and the natives never question a thing the bit it hook, line and sinker wow a black man as the president of the U.S.A. but he ain’t black he’s green put there to protect the money of the rich yet i don’t know how long this guy will have to screw people until they wake up and see all is not good in Oz

      • Anonymous August 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

        What are you smoking? You’re just being stupid, that’s all. Read what you wrote, just out right blatantly stupid.

  4. Samdromeda August 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    It seems that Louis Farrakhan is right in his assessment of the situation. There seems to be a “What is yours is mine and what is mine is mine,” mentality within the industrialized nations of the world. Any one who gets in their way are mowed under. Just ask the indigenous peoples of the world. Any issue can be manipulated to make thieves look like heroes rescuing you from the tyranny of owning your own land. Forcing nations off of their ancestral lands. Oh by the way, when the ground is dropping out from underneath your feet the ceiling is rapidly being raised. Don’t let anyone above you who is holding onto a rock, fall onto you. Their rate of decent is much faster. Maybe Jesse can be like Aaron was to Moses.

  5. David2001 August 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    It says

    “Jackson claims that President Obama should have been “tougher with the Republicans and less willing to compromise”

    The only people Obama is willing to be tough on and not compromise with are the black voters who blindly supported him. Obama is simply being himself, he never cared about the poor black community. Something to think about in 2012.

    • Anonymous August 4, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

      Get serious…… you are obviously ignorant, predjudice and white, or simply an uncle tom. You can at least make a fair assessment of what is really going on and stop having intercourse with your own mind. Whether you know it or not; there are a lot of intelligent people out here, who choose to “think for themselves”, so uh… “power of suggestion” is not working. What have the Republican’s done for us? NOTHING!

  6. Anonymous August 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Is anyone still listening to Jesse Jackson?

  7. Anonymous August 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    And so, let’s see now, who is Jesse Jackson? The nerve of him to say anything. He should shut his mouth. He is a serioius product of the “Willie Lynch Law”. Pit a black man against another. Did he forget the words he spoke, not knowing his microphone was still turned on. He made a comment that President Obama should be strung up by his ____. Who is he to say anything. He should keep his mouth shut and respect the our President and honor the fact that he is trying to make an impact.

    Democratics should have supported Obama and not let the Republicans take the Senate/Congress. Come on America, get behind this man and re-elect him. The middle class made a very bad mistake, thinking the Republican adgenda may work. The average middle class person do not make over 250,000/year. It profits you nothing to vote Republican. Back to Jesse Jackson, ” If you find it so difficult to stand behind President Obama, shut your mouth, and stop trying to pollute the minds of your brothers and sister’s who broke free from the mindset of slavery. Go back to having babies out of wedlock and let the brother take care of the business he was voted in to do. Obviously, he can’t do it without our support.

    Norah

  8. Anonymous August 4, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    It Sounds to me if you people wanted President Obama to be ‘IMPEACHED’ by the ‘Over Whelming’ Majority Republicans in the House of Representatives. Stop confusing and MISLEADING FOLKS. PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME AND OTHERS, HOW PRESIDENT OBAMA, BEING MORE TOUGH WOULD HAVE STOPPED WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND TEA PARTY FROM HAVING “Mission Accomplished”. DON’T NOT JUST MAKE OPEN ENDED STATEMENTS which are very Misleading. President OBAMA DID NOT HAVE THE VOTES. This issue is clear to all who care to see it: The Democrats sat on their hands, after winning, electing President Obama. Where were all of the Democrats, to include Rev. Jessie Louis Jackson, Sr., during THE MID TERM ELECTIONS, and allowed the Tea Party Candidates and RUSH LIMBAUGH, SARA PALIN, SHAWN HANNIDITY, JOE PEGS, other Republicans to SCARE DEMOCRATS in to Not COMING OUT TO voted and REPUBLICANS took over the House of Representatives. President OBAMA did Not have the Votes. He got the Best Deal that he could DEALING with ‘Mean Spirted’ people who were willing to push our country (budget) over the ‘Cliff’. If President Obama had ‘VETOED’ the deal, and or used the 14th Amendment to ‘Single-handedly’ to Raise the Debt Ceiling, he would have been Blamed for putting the USA and our allies throughout the World deeper in a Financial Debt Crisis, making things even Worst. And, the Republican Majority House of Representatives would have voted to ‘IMPEACH’ President Obama, and wasted our Government money and timing, Stopping Government even longer, perhaps a year or more and Leading it into the 2012 Election. The Senate would have Voted Not to IMPEACH the President, identical to the Clinton IMPEACHMENT, Remember, we have been there before. President Clinton’s IMPEACHMENT actions, made his Administration almost NULL and VOID. The Republicans in the House all ready knew that the U. S. Senate would Vote NOT to IMPEACH President Clinton, acting as ‘TERRORIST’, was only to ‘Hold The U. S. Government HOSTAGE, as they Did.
    Also, Recall, we could have ‘Killed’ OSAMA Ben Laden then, AND Saved the lives of
    approximately 4,000 Human Beings (American Patriots (Citizens) who were ‘Killed’ in the 9/11 Terrorist Attack (World Trade Center/Twin Towers, Washington D. C., our Nation’s Capitol (THE PENTAGON, Arlington, Virginia, and over the Fields in the State of Pennsylvania). NOT TO MENTION THE DESTRUCTION FOREVER, OF THEIR DEVASTATED FAMILIES. I KNOW BECAUSE I AM A REBPULICAN, I WAS THERE. ANONYMOUS REPUBLICAN.

  9. Art August 13, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    Jesse Jackson should no better. The best analysis of the problem faced by President Obama was written by “Anonymous” dated August 4, 2011 @22:35.

    This was the reality President Obama had to face. By caving, President Obama saved the United States of America, and Jackson should thank him for that.

    This is what real leadership is all about.

  10. David August 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Black America forgets that Obama was raised and shaped by white views of the world, specifically the USA. Maybe, the love of an intelligent black woman made him aware of who he would be recognized as. The President seems to have a hard time battling with those “good ol’ boys” he’d been over exposed to growing up, never had to get tough, always compromised(gave in),and he is actually a real African-Amercan.Deep down he still doesn’t really know who he really is.

  11. doverdavis August 14, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    WizardG

    What chu talkin bout Willis?

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