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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  July 14, 2008
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Jackson-Obama: The Rest of the Story

Jackson did not use the word “castrate,” but that was what he was talking about (and he did not indicate that he would use anesthesia or a proper surgical instrument if he had the chance to do to Obama what he said he wanted to do.

Wikipedia: "Before a Fox News interview on July 6, 2008, a live microphone picked up [Jesse]Jackson whispering to a fellow guest: 'See, Barack's been, ahh, talking down to black people on this faith-based... I want to cut his nuts off... Barack, he's talking down to black people' in an apparent response to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's recent speeches on values. Jackson later apologized and reiterated his support for Obama."

Unsurprisingly, the media focused on what Jackson said about Obama while the microphone was “hot” and the videotape was replayed ad nauseum.

Also unsurprisingly, the media reported that Jackson’s crude remarks would help, not hurt, Obama’s presidential aspirations.

And, unsurprisingly too, the media neglected to put the matter in context.

Jackson is a bastard.

That is, Jackson was born out of wedlock.

Not at all his fault, of course.

Wikipedia: “Jackson was born Jesse Louis Burns in Greenville, South Carolina, to Helen Burns. Helen Burns was a 16-year old single mother when he was born. His biological father, Noah Louis Robinson, a former professional boxer and a prominent figure in the black community, was married to another woman when Jesse was born. He was not involved in his son's life. In 1943, two years after Jesse's birth, his mother married Charles Henry Jackson who would adopt Jesse 14 years later. Jesse went on to take the surname of his stepfather.

Apparently Jackson felt that Obama was talking down to him and resented it greatly.

Long after becoming a Baptist minister, marrying and having “legitimate” children, Jackson committed adultery and another innocent child was born out of wedlock.

Wikipedia: "Married since 1962 to Jacqueline Lavinia Brown, Jackson was in 2001 shown to have had an affair with a staffer, Karin Stanford, that resulted in the birth of a daughter, Ashley."

Obama would attribute that birth to a lack of personal responsibility of Jackson’s, not slavery that ended many generation or much diminished (but not completely eliminated) white racism.

Obama would be right about that.

But the much older Jackson prefers to play the victim, not to be perceived as the victimizer, and not be chided by “a youngster.”

Ironically, Obama’s father was irresponsible too, and committed bigamy when he "married" Obama's mother.

Muslims (and Obama’s father was born a Muslim) believe a man is entitled to more than one wife at a time, so he has that as an excuse, and Obama’s parents at least claimed to be married to each other when Obama was born.

To his credit, Obama had seconded the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Bill Cosby and many others on the need for men to be responsible and focused attention on the growing problem of black children being born out of wedlock.

The problem is much greater than it was when Monahan focused on it in the early 1960's.

Wikipedia: "Moynihan was an Assistant Secretary of Labor for policy in the Kennedy Administration and in the early part of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. In that capacity, he did not have operational responsibilities, allowing him to devote all of his time to trying to formulate national policy for what would become the War on Poverty. He had a small staff including Paul Barton, Ellen Broderick, and Ralph Nader (who at 29 years of age, hitchhiked to Washington, D.C. and got a job working for Moynihan in 1963).

"They took inspiration from the book Slavery written by Stanley Elkins. Elkins essentially contended that slavery had made black Americans dependent on the dominant society, and that that dependence still existed a century later, supporting a view that the government must go beyond simply ensuring that members of minority races have the same rights as everyone else, and offering minority members benefits that others did not get on the grounds that those benefits were necessary to counteract that lingering effects of past actions.

"Moynihan found data at the Labor Department that showed that even as fewer people were unemployed, more people were joining the welfare rolls — these recipients were families with children, but only one parent (almost invariably the mother). The laws at that time permitted such families to receive welfare payments in certain parts of the United States.

"Moynihan's report was seen by people on the left as 'blaming the victim'....He was also seen as propagating the views of racists,because much of the press coverage of his reports focused on the discussion of children being born out of wedlock."

Now more than 70% of black children are born out of wedlock."

Moynihan, who was white, was called a racist for his report.

Obama, who is black as well as white, has a shot at becoming the first "black" President and has not been called a racist for his values speech, even though that speech apparently infuriated Jackson.

in that speech Obama essentially called Jackson “a boy” and “a fool” and soon after Jackson was heard to say that Obama was “talking down” to blacks and he wanted to castrate Obama for it.

Jackson did not use the word “castrate,” but that was what he was talking about (and he did not indicate that he would use anesthesia or a proper surgical instrument if he had the chance to do to Obama what he said he wanted to do.

Obama did not say, “Jesse Jackson is a boy and a fool.”

But he said that “any fool” can become a child’s male biological parent and that an irresponsible male parent is “a boy,” not “a man.”

Some are speculating that Jackson deliberately made his crude remarks to help Obama, but that seems to be too kind an interpretation.

Nevertheless, the incident may well have the effect of helping Obama.

Since becoming the presumptive 2008 Democrat presidential candidate by being the Senate’s No. 1 liberal and running to the left of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama has lurched toward the middle, even siding with the two Justices he voted NOT to confirm—Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito—and President Bush’s favorite Justices when he first ran for President—Justices Scalia and Thomas—on the DC gun ban and Louisiana’s death penalty to for child rapists cases against the leftist justice he admires.

The idea is that the left will understand it's a pose, but moderates and conservatives will be deceived.

Before the D.C. gun ban case was decided, Obama had publicly opined that the ban was constitutional. So, before he was against it, he was for it. Senator Kerry must be proud of the young fellow he allowed to deliver the keynote speech at the 2004 Democat national convention.

Obama will not lose black votes as a result of Jackson’s crude remarks, but Team Obama will try hard to use the incident to assure white voters that Obama is a moderate who can be trusted with the Presidency.

Don’t be fooled, “boys and girls”: it will be much better for America is John Sidney McCain takes up White House residency. A man who put his life on the line for his country made a much greater sacrifice than one who opted for community organizing.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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