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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Jesse Jackson's Son Mad at His Dad Over Obama Comments

Jesse Jackson, Jr., co-chair of Obama's campaign, has blasted his dad for saying he wanted to "cut [Obama's] nuts off." (Yes, he really said that. You can see video of that HERE). Jackson has since apologized, but his son had this to say, according to CNN:

"I'm deeply outraged and disappointed in Rev. Jackson's reckless statements about Sen. Barack Obama," the younger Jackson said. "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."

The lawmaker added that he'll "always love" his father but said, "I thoroughly reject and repudiate his ugly rhetoric."

Jackson was asked if he made the comments because he was just jealous, and he denied it saying on CNN:

"That's kind of ridiculous. He's running the last lap of a 54-year marathon. He is running that race. I am a part of that race," Jackson said on CNN's "American Morning," referring to the modern civil rights struggle. Jackson ran for president on the Democratic ticket in 1984 and 1988.
Barack Obama has accepted his apology. For once, it would be kind of funny, if the candidate came out and said, "Hell no, I don't accept his apology. He said he wanted to cut my nuts off! That's crap! I'm outta here."

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