According to sources, Fox News has gotten their filthy little mitts on a tape of Jesse Jackson saying he wants to "Rip Obama's nuts off." After today's FISA vote, I can't say I disagree - or whether or not Obama actually has nuts anymore, but, still, this is going to be a feeding frenzy on the right. But, I bet it only helps Obama with independents.
Jackson has already apologized.
"This is a sound bite in a broader conversation about urban policy and racial disparities. I feel very distressed because I'm supportive of this campaign and with the senator, what he has done and is doing," he said. "I said he comes down as speaking down to black people. The moral message must be a much broader message. What we need really is racial justice and urban policy and jobs and health care. That's a range of issues on the menu.
"Then I said something I regret was crude. It was very private. And very much a sound bite," he also said.
Really? You actually think saying you want to "rip off a Senator's nuts" is a sound bite? Huh.
This may be the greatest moment in politics, ever.
Oh, and don't get all better-than-thou. Have you ever seen Obama's nuts? They are totally rippable.
UPDATE: Jesse Jackson, jr., who is a national co-chair of Obama's campaign just released this statement about HIS DAD.
“I’m deeply outraged and disappointed in Reverend Jackson’s reckless statements about Senator Barack Obama. 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. …Instead of tearing others down, Barack Obama wants to build the country up and bring people together so that we can move forward, together — as one nation. The remarks like those uttered on Fox by Reverend Jackson do not advance the campaign’s cause of building a more perfect Union.”Holy shit, this is awesome.
And there we have it. "CUT HIS NUTS OFF" Then he does a little animated, "I'm cutting his nuts off" move. Wonderful.