Damn uppity wimmenz

Jackson to Brewer: ‘Keep your finger in your pocket’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday called on people to flood the phone lines and fill the e-mail inboxes of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office after she pointed a finger at President Barack Obama during a heated exchange on a tarmac outside a Phoenix airport this week.

Calling Brewer’s gesture, “the ultimate insult,” Jackson told the crowd at the Rainbow PUSH headquarters, as well as to those “all around the country, you call the governor’s office next week.”

He gave out an 800-number to Brewer’s office, and urged those who call to say, “We don’t need her finger.”

Jackson also called on Brewer to apologize for her finger pointing at the president, and to “put her hand in her pocket.”

He also suggested that other actions directed at the state of Arizona such as boycotts, could be part of the action, saying that “until she apologizes and puts her hand in her pocket … we do not need Arizona … until they learn how to respect somebody.”

“Even George Wallace never put his finger in Dr. King’s face,” Jackson said. “She should not get away with that. She knew the cameras were rolling. She knew what she was doing.”

Recalling that incident and reflecting on the Republican presidential campaign, Jackson said, “We’ve seen the right wing show its ugly face.”

Jackson didn’t quite drop the race card on Brewer, but others did:

Reaction to the Jan Brewer encounter is still bubbling, with some black commentators now suggesting the image of the Arizona governor wagging her finger at the President of the United States has touched a nerve in the African American community.

On MSNBC Thursday, Al Sharpton posited that Brewer’s treatment of President Obama was another example of disrespect in a list of many for the nation’s first black president. His guest, Sirius XM host Joe Madison, said such incidents show that there are people “who cannot stand the fact that this is an African-American who is now one of the most powerful individuals on the planet,” Mediaite reported.

An NAACP official went a few steps further in an interview with POLITICO Friday, saying the tiff played on age-old and discriminatory stereotypes of whites being superior to blacks. Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy and policy at the NAACP, said he was particularly disturbed by Brewer telling reporters afterward that she “felt a bit threatened if you will, in the attitude that he had.”

Somehow I can’t help but feel that if “Governor” Obama had told of “President” Brewer under similar circumstances, we would still be hearing the usual suspects explain how it was all Brewer’s fault.

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43 Responses to Damn uppity wimmenz

  1. HELENK says:

    screw him and the horse he rode in on.

    GO JAN

    Jesse and Juan and many others in the msm have their heads so far up backtracks backside, it they sneeze people will think backtrack broke wind

  2. Doesn’t Obama use the finger a lot?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I know he uses his feet a lot….to put upon the historic and beautiful White House furniture 😦 But that’s more of a F-U to the Muslim community. /sarc

      Sidebar: My friend Granny Jan has about a 3 minute slideshow video showing his “soles” and all photos were taken by Pete Sousa (?) the official WH photo guy.

  3. 1539days says:

    Gloves off time.

    Jesse Jackson has proved his opinion of women by fathering a child outside his own marriage.

    Al Sharpton has still refused to apologize for or acknowledge his racism toward white police officers or the outrageous way he used Tawana Brawly for his own PR.

  4. kc says:

    I’m so sick of these people–and btw, we have seen ant-Newt ads on almost every 15 min. here in Jacksonville. Almost makes me feel sorry for the Newster–almost..

  5. dorkle says:

    What a pile of shit. Racism is serious, of course, but Obama’s supporters have beat that horse to death and then some.

    This is probably terrible to admit but everytime I hear something about racism now, I just roll my eyes. I really could not give two shits.

  6. HELENK says:

    One thing that Governor Brewer said that people seem to be missing.
    ” I respect the Office of the President”.

    that is a lot more than backtrack and his bunch do. They disgrace that office every day that he is in there.

  7. gxm17 says:

    I. Love. That. Photo.

    I’m tempted to call her office and say “you go girl!”

  8. DeniseVB says:

    From the git-go on the AZ border problems, Gov Jan has been doing her job. Protecting and serving the citizens AND legal immigrants of her state.

  9. HELENK says:

    Herman Cain endorses Newt Gingrich for president at event in West Palm Beach, Fla. – NBC News

    that damn racist

  10. HELENK says:


    Rick Santorum cancels event in FLA, to be with his sick child in Phila.
    I hope she is ok

  11. Lola-at-Large says:

    Take it a weather vane. She hit a real nerve. That’s always when the fake race card comes out. Pushed by the usual race agitators, pushing their black cultural paranoia.

    I also say GO JAN!

    • Lulu says:

      This could be spun and pushed back the other direction. He shows great rudeness, impatience, and condescension to older women. Consistently. The question is why? What in his background makes him so hateful towards older women? He is no gentleman and shows contempt towards many people but most especially older women. Older women are more apt to see through him and are harder to fool. I bet his mother in law doesn’t like him either.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Yes, I agree. I would go one further and say it’s usually older white women. And I would point out that the media loves pushing narratives that involve black men and white women and drama. Some things haven’t changed.

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          Meaning there’s a racist and sexist element to the media’s reporting.

        • Lulu says:

          I agree. But he is fundamentally a bully and his laying hands on Gov Brewer is an unacceptable bullying technique that is usually used on men. He demands respect but seldom shows any in return. Didn’t Michelle Obama say that he was raised like a feral goat in Indonesia or something. He can only do scripted interactions and cannot react normally. And he is so thin skinned he must be in pain all of the time.

      • mothy67 says:

        Raising a child in a non-traditional environment is at best difficult. I am a great uncle who spends 90% of my off time attending something for my brat. Kid is more than aware that mommy and daddy are not there but that someone is always there. She had her first experience on stage in December and the audience was about 100. At least a third was my family. Maybe he resents his grandmother and mother for not being there. Means so much for kids to look out at basketball games or plays and see the love and support. his mother abandoned him and maybe grandma was too busy.

  12. HELENK says:


    hey Bill when backtrack, shows respect for the people of this country maybe he could get some respect. you reap what you sow

    • myiq2xu says:

      We have a policy here.

      There is a certain un-funny comedian who says offensive things (mostly about women) to gain attention. Our policy is to deny him any attention. If enough people followed our example he would soon be off television completely.

  13. myiq2xu says:

    Yellow Car. Red Car.

    A new photo-essay blog by JWS

  14. r u reddy says:

    Didn’t nominee-wannabe Obama do something disrespectful with a gesturing finger at some point in time?

  15. Pips says:

    Jackson didn’t quite drop the race card on Brewer …

    He didn’t?

    Even George Wallace never put his finger in Dr. King’s face, Jackson said.

    I’d say he even managed to double up in playing that game.

  16. foxyladi14 says:

    I am really getting sick of all these people 🙄

  17. angienc says:

    How about Obama get his hands off of her waist in that patronizing manner & put HIS hands in his pocket.
    And if Jackson wants to see what is really the “ultimate insult” of hand gestures, I suggest he watch the clip where Obama gave Hillary the MIDDLE FINGER.
    Fuck you, Jackson.

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