ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta/AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lending his support to the Occupy Atlanta movement and says that their efforts are an extension of the struggle for civil rights fought by Jackson, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others.

Jackson visited the Occupy protesters at a homeless shelter that has become their base of operations since Atlanta police forcibly removed them from a downtown park last week. Jackson urged those gathered to keep up the fight and to focus their anger on the economic and social disparities, rather than City Hall.

Jackson is in Atlanta participating in a conference with his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and said that the organization shares many of the concerns of the Occupy movement. He has also visited with protesters in other cities around the country.

Atlanta officials tell WGCL-TV that the Occupy movement has cost the city more than $450,000, with the majority of that coming from overtime costs for the police department.

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Comments (218)
  1. dave_ct says:

    Jesse Jackson???? Don’t you have to make some child support payments?

    1. Caligula says:

      this is the equivalent to: Send in the clowns.

      why a race baiter is there…is anyone’s guess.

      1. pazmany says:

        Send in the Communists

    2. wendy says:

      Somewhere over the rainbow….as in coalition…….Hey Jesse first jump over it

    3. fntm says:

      @ Dave_ct – that is why he is in Atlanta. To make some money for those child support payments. The man is a pimp!

      1. wendy says:

        he doesn’t make money, he takes money!

      2. HALLOWEEN @ OCCUPY 1600 says:

    4. Chief Suspect says:

      What … is a “Jesse Jackson” ?

    5. Robert Beauchamp says:

      Once a black man has been elected president and the front runner on the Republican side is black too, there can’t be all that much for a professional race-baiter to do.

      1. Newbern W Johnson says:

        Of course there is, Obama will continue the “Black Man as Victim” game that gives Jesse his power base.
        Cain will not.
        So Cain isn’t “really Black” and he’s an “Uncle Tom”. An “Oreo”.
        Jackson can’t use Cain l;i9ke he can Obama.

  2. Fred says:

    If Jesse Jackson talks and no one can understand him, is he still saying something?

  3. BarrysHypocrisy says:

    Just who is this Jesse Jackson character and why does ANYBODY care what he thinks????

  4. robert g says:

    When did Jesse Jackson get out jail and why is anybody listening to him.

  5. ReallyMad says:

    Dr. King would be appalled. Jesse Jackson is merely an absurd race hustler on the take.

  6. Jubal says:

    There you have it. The “Occupy ___” movement is officially solvent. Jesse’s paycheck was cashed.

    1. Ohio says:

      More to the point, Jesse Jackson has now made certain NO ONE will pay any attention at all to any of the Occupy- insert names here- around the US. WIth his blessing, they will son fall farther in to choas..WIth his backing, the people who may have backed them, will pull away from them. Even liberals have a tipping point on how far they will back a group and now that THE REV Jesse, hasput his offical backing to Occupy- insert names here- even they will be going OK Enoughis Enough. However for jesse to say they are part of a civil rights. SORRY Jesse, the 60’s are OVER and no matter how much you want them to comeback, they wont and thee Occupy groups will fail. Oakland now no lobger PEACEFUL,, Like they never really were..

      Jesse time for you and Rev Al, to head back to Brooklyn and find those WHITE Kids that beat up that Black girl.. OH Thats RIGHT, that was all made up. Oops.

      1. BARRY'S CONNECTICUT SSN 042-68-4425 says:


        Another 5 letter word for Fraud… OBAMA!

  7. Barry A Kenyan says:

    Jesse WHO? No one knows who the hell this punk is?

  8. SimpleFacts says:

    Yeah, I see the connection right away! SPOILED children who hide their faces, deface and destroy property and a dignified movement to obtain equal rights for people who had been mistreated. Seems like a perfect comparison, right?
    Race baiting bi##h Jackson can’t stand to not be the center of attention.

  9. Dave - Tn says:

    Jesse has been out of the news for a while and is trying to say something to get back in the news and sound relevant bless his heart.

  10. Tomaso says:

    Jesse Jackson is, was and ever shall be a moron without end, amen. The “Occupy” people are clueless puppets of left-wing demagoguery. They are as relevant as the Dodo.

  11. StinkUpWallStreet says:

    This trash will do anything to stay in the news.

  12. Dave - Tn says:

    Also, waiting for the Rev. Al to make comments in

  13. Fred says:

    I agree that both movements are similar

    1. leftist_standing says:

      Civil Rights Movement, Occupy Movement, Bowel movement.. All contain the word movement. Thats how they are similar. The latter two being moreso.

      1. borntobepolitical says:

        You Sir are a poet

      2. Marlinda says:

        The Civil Rights movement was necessary because blacks were not being permitted to participate fully in society. These Occupy protests more closely resemble the 1960s hippie anarchist garbage. But even then, they had a point: they were being drafted and sent to Viet Nam to die. The current Occupy garbage is nothing but spoiled rotten idiot Democrats who have no clue regarding economics and who think communism is a good idea.

      3. Ken Bowser says:

        the civil rights movement come about because southern DEMOCRATS kept minorities under thumb, not republicans. Bull Connor was a democrat, too. Ask Pelosi to explain that one.

    2. whofan says:

      Fred spelled backwards is: derf

      Just sayin’!!!!! ;^D

  14. OrlandoRican says:

    The race pimp is back.

  15. Todd P. says:

    Age-related dementia is tragic thing……pray for addled old Jesse Jackson…..

  16. SAWB says:

    The same folks that wouldn’t let a former leader of the civil rights movement speak at their little pinko party? Too funny.

    1. Upfront says:

      Very true. Back in the day Jesse would’ve had nothing to do with the occupy freaks and vice versa. Now, 40 years later he gives them his endorsement. That truly is some funny stuff.

  17. ELSendero says:

    Can we please put this SHAKEDOWN ARTIST in a corner and forget him. He is NO LONGER relevant t. He is yesterdays man and people are tired of hearing from this Ghetto PIMP who can’t let go of the past.

  18. slickzip says:

    Jesse Jackson is an old time has been racist white hater (but sure loves white women) who wants his name back in the news .

  19. AFSGTSAM says:

    Where did he hide the limo he arrived in…probably around the corner. He is the 1%! Jesse should fit in well with all the Jew Hating Bigots in the crowd!

  20. JBar595 says:

    Gee, I can see the wheels turning in Jesse’s head, Who can I extort with this situation.

  21. Enemyof Theobamastate says:

    Jesse Jackson? Hoe could anyone be less relevant than Jesse Jackson? African Americans wasted any opportunities that the civil rights movement provided them.

  22. WereTurtle says:

    Everything seems to be the “Civil Rights” movement these days.

    There is nothing similar between Occupy X and the Civil Rights movement. In the Civil Rights movement, they wanted the same rights as everyone else – there is nothing wrong with that. The Occupy X movement wants the PROPERTY of everyone else – as they feel they are entitled to a free ride. They do not feel the need to earn a living or pay for their own education. They want it all handed to them on a silver platter.

  23. CodeWarrior says:

    I wonder how the shake down hustle works here? A leaderless movement designed by socialists and run by anarchists is not exactly like a CEO of a deep pockets corporation hired by a Board of Directors. Will he scare the bejesus out of the Occupy movement by threatening a boycott the Rainbow coalition?

    Maybe Soros is just paying him directly, because we all know Jesse doesn’t do anything wihout a regular paycheck.

  24. nadaone says:

    Who really cares what Jesse has ever had to say about anything?

  25. JOe Dutra says:

    Hey Jesse, when was the last time you visited your love child? Rumor has it that you are delinquent in your support payments. When do you think the media will go viral on your other love child?

  26. Disgusted says:

    Thank goodness the Shakedown Clown can still sniff out a TV camera. Stand back as Jesse trots to the trough to placate his ego and fluff up his self importance.

  27. Forest Wilson says:

    Mr. Jackson, you would say something like that…after all, what would you do if we as a people declared civil rights victory? Get a job? Well, not in this economy…Throw the BUMS OUT! Forest Wilson

  28. Callisandria says:

    The big difference is that the civil rights movement actually had an issue that could be fixed. They passed the Civil Rights act. What do the Occupy Atlanta people think is a resolution to all of this? What is it exactly that they want? Do they expect the government to force companies to give their profits away? Wouldn’t that just cause even more unemployement?

    1. ewew says:

      would settle for all the top banking criminals in jail……………..

      1. Paulieb1127 says:

        OK lets start with Barney “Fwank” and Chris Dodd

    2. Marlinda says:

      They want the people on Wall Street to drop bags of large bills, such as $1000s, out of the windows to them.

  29. LtRick says:

    Ol Jess never saw a demonstation he didn’t like. Anything to get his name in the news and a way to hustle money.

  30. Ed Ruffin says:

    One day people will look back at our era and consider white men of America as cowards. We are the best educated, most populous, hard working, and least dependent on government and yet we let 12% of the population push us around, beat us in mobs, impregnate our daughters, ruin our cities.And then we let some idiot like Jesse come into our towns and call us bigots. Its the damdest thing i have ever seen.

  31. Tawana Brawley says:

    I know that many people have pointed this out but since the movement is called “Occupy Wall Street”, why aren’t these people protesting at the White House, which is responsible for the bailout of Wall Street? Why are these people not protesting the millions paid in bonuses to government subsidized entities like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae? Could it be that this movement is really about something else?

    1. Marlinda says:

      Because they are idiots.

    2. fecal_heroes says:

      Because they’d be arrested if they did. The fascist Shrub ensured that with the Kremlinization of Washington, and again, fascist critics of Assembly can’t handle being confronted with the truth that they exist to feed on the entrepreneurial, middle class. Crony Capitalists are creating the very communism they claim to oppose. They’re not gonna like it when the game’s over. Good evening.

  32. race pimp says:

    Can we trade and bring back Michael Jackson for Jesse?

  33. TroyG says:

    Yes, with Jesse it is a matter of being relevant.
    He isn’t, and so seeks publicity whenever and wherever possible.

  34. turna says:

    If Jesse truly cared about black people he would tell them to quit voting themselves into slavery with the democrats. All the entitlements are slave wages to keep them voting for their pittance. Jesse is more like the black folks who sold their own race into slavery in Africa. As long as he gets his….

    1. A prophecy says:

      I think history shows, eventually no party wants blacks…does’nt want them voting or running for office. Another observation, white flight occurs where blacks congregate, therefore eventually The Dem party becomes hollowed out and bankrupt like Detroit.

      1. Marlinda says:

        All groups flee crime-ridden areas, no matter their race. The reality is that poorer ethnic neighborhoods have higher crime rates. As to no one wanting blacks in their party, that’s not so. Maybe true of Democrats, but I am a conservative and welcome all groups totally.

  35. Flannigan says:

    Funny Jackson compares the Occupy protesters to the civil rights movement?

    I compare Jacskon to a bowel movement!

    1. jawakie says:

      gosh i though this big turd was died already. man he still alive. what a frace he is. I eat ole what the hell is his name the black guy they bname a holiday for anyway he jesse used to hang out with him. and it so past time for jesse and sharpton to stop living off the other poor black people money . dont the black people get it . thesee stupid balck guys are living high off the hog on their money just so they can say they represeent them in a walk or get up and say a few words. sick you black folks goet over them. they are playeers and liars.

  36. Flint says:

    I need to go to take a Jesse Jackson and whip with Al Sharpton.

  37. Silly Rabbit says:

    Jesse thought this was an “occupy a vagina other than your wife’s” protest. He has since retracted his support and whatever else.

  38. Sando says:

    The movement is all about one thing-trying to make the consertives and patriots look like the bad guys. The evil in this country has no boundaries. They continue to rob the bank and will do so as long as they are in power. God help us all!!

  39. joe smith says:

    Jessie Jackson.. that is laughable.. maybe somebody from the movement…. should have paid him to stay away… but then again if you don’t even know why your there……..

  40. Jeffrey Gower says:

    If there are no corporations, who is Jessie going to shake down?

  41. svede says:

    He’s right in the sense that MLK had many socialist beliefs. His image has been “white-washed” as it were.

  42. Ghostsouls says:

    Jesse Jackson, that’s right you race baiter, keep shoveling fuel into the flames until someone is murdered/killed. That is what everyone is waiting for…..ohhhh the humanity!!!! It’s all George Bush’s fault, it’s all the Tea Party’
    s fault, it’s all the Republican’s fault, it’s all Wall streets fault, everyone’s fault but your own. I’m waiting for the other race baiter, Sharpton to start riling everyone up, he must need contributions by this time. And the Tea Party is violent how, again? I have to go look back at the past rallies so I can count up all the people hurt, raped, minors that are pimped, drug dealers that were selling drugs, dopers smoking dope, at all the tea Party rallies… ohhh wait…there were none….huh, imagine that!

  43. dill says:

    Boy, you sure hit the nail on the head…..Anybody listening?????????

    1. dill says:

      my recent reply was to Ed Ruffin’s remarks…

  44. Danno1180 says:

    The Rev has never missed a chance for a possible shakedown

  45. rcnelson says:

    More Shuck and Jive from the head mothershucker!

  46. Leftnut_support says:

    Hey! Jesse’s here to save us. Let the pandering begin!

  47. Aubrey says:

    Complete ignorant Useful Idiots for the Racist Shake Down Artist Huckster.

  48. marty says:

    So, Mr. Jackson is in support of Mr. John Lewis having his 1st Amendment rights violated by this group just a few short weeks ago by not being allowed to speak at their gathering….what boobs…

  49. TexasRick says:

    I don’t know who is more incoherent or unfocused on their message……the race pimp Jesse or the Wall Street brats.

  50. tonymo says:

    Why not. He equates shaking down white owned businesses for things like beer distributorships, with the threat of calling the business racist if they don’t pony up.

    Was the rev the first community organizer to run for president? It’s too close to call as to which is the biggest clown!

  51. Enough says:

    Farrakhan, Jackson, EIU Obozo, Pelosi, and Biden …??? it is official this is the communist three ring circus! Buy your tickets early folks. Where are Danny Glover, Chavez and Al Sharpton?

  52. Ken Martin says:

    Jesse Jackson, just like Al Sharpton and most of the people involved are nothing but parasites. They, and the democrat party have kept black Americans enslaved and dependent upon the government, why do the liberals push so hard for abortion rights? Because 60% of the babies aborted are black. Wake up people, they have lied and tried to buy you for so long that they think they own you.

  53. mlite9 says:

    The irrelevance timer had run out of sand, and it was time for the Reverend Doctor Jackson to mutter something or other. Mostly unintelligible, but we do get that both momentous things were/are in the South…..

  54. Htos1 says:

    (Hip bump and neck thrust)

    Cain/Gingrich 2k11

  55. jack says:

    what a crock of s–t

  56. jakartaman says:

    Hes right – pretty much the same folks

  57. kentex1146 says:

    When this dirt bag figures out there’s no extortion money in it for he and his ‘ilk’, he’ll fold his tent.

    Ooos, did I infer that he was eating and sleeping with the rest of the nitwits? I meant to say he’d go back to his penthouse suite.

  58. Kenneth Glenn Koons says:

    Jesse Jackson: another Dem race and class warfare pimp. Nothing more. The guy’s love child is a disgrace but he blasts Cain who is innocent. And now he and Obama just love OWS who are supported by more bums:ACORN,SEIU, CAIR. Amazing is it not that the Dems and Obama surround themselves with the dregs of our society who hate our American heritage, history and values. Frankly, the heck with all of them.

  59. Loganius says:

    Jesse Jackson never finished seminary, so someone later bestowed upon him “Rev.”. It is ‘honorary’, he’s not a real Rev. Its like saying Michael Dell is a Doctor because the University of Texas bestowed upon him an honorary doctorate.

  60. william says:

    those occupy people are stupid
    It is not wall street, it is the white house.
    The reason jackson has crawled in bed with them is because he does not want to go against the golden child obama
    It is the white house that gave our tax money wall street instead of giving it back to us or letting us keep it.

  61. TexasRick says:

    For the Democrats, the situation is very simple. OWS=recruiting opportunity. They don’t give a damn about why they’re protesting.

  62. John Cowan says:

    Hello, I’m Jessie Jackson. Please allow me to demonstrate just how irrelevant I am am.

  63. Jesse Who? says:

    Is it just me or is Jesse throwing up gang signs, or is he is trying to tell his handlers he needs that money they promised him put in his wallet? Not sure which one, help me out.

  64. TeaRunner says:

    Is Jesse even aware the socialist nazis down there would like to skin him and hang it from a flagpole?

  65. Caligula says:

    Send in the clowns.

  66. Perplexed says:

    Jackson is the Captain Dunsel of the civil rights movement. Who cares what this adulterer thninks? If the OWS stinks it is probably because it is rotten to the core and is an assortment of anarchists and socialists. You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig. This a rather smelly pig.

  67. Brian says:

    I’d compare them to The Walking Dead not the civil rights movement. They don’t add anything, they take away much of lasting value and they wish to destroy you if you don’t “agree” with them. Yes, I’d say The Walking Dead is a much better comparison. By the way, which group is Jesse Jackson supporting?

  68. Daniel says:

    Jesse is a pimple on MLKs ass. Jesse, the race card pimp, using blacks and others for his personal gain, fathering children with bimbos, extorting funds. A pimple.

  69. NVRAT says:

    Compare OWS to M.L.King? what a comment. Dr. King would be embarrassed to identify this movement with the PEACEFUL Marches he supported. While their might have been violence present in the 60`s marches he himself practiced peaceful demonstrations. Here again the NAACP is trying to compare themselves to MLK when Dr. King despised the NAACP.

  70. Craigster says:

    Jesse is a has-been who is trying to stay relevant. Jesse your day came and went last century, go away and age gracefully.

  71. WorldclaZZ says:

    Jesse’s has made himself a multimillionaire in the civil rights business.
    Did he tell the protesters that?

  72. Mike says:

    From what I’ve heard about Jesse Jackson, he would support the Occupy Wall Street movement, then go to the bankers on Wall Street and (for a big fat fee) offer to negotiate with the demonstrators and help end the protests. Try his “civil rights” dealings with Toyota for the facts.

  73. Cogito says:

    Jessie has to ‘normalize’ this group of union members, ACORN members, sexual perverts, thieves, Communists, Socialists and Nazi s with his pearls of wisdom. The Democrats, one and all, love this group of cretins. They need to change their name from the 99% to the less than 1%, which is what they represent in the cities inwhich the protest.

  74. Junior says:

    Jesse Jackson is still working to get African Americans the right to vote. He is at the forefront of Civil Rights.

    1. Alfred Husien says:

      You are kidding, right? Jesse is a race pimp who has made millions race baiting, and has done very little to actually pull anyone out of poverty. Jesse is definitely of the democrat plantation, and his job is to keep blacks on it too.

    2. Wha?? says:

      Wait, black people don’t have the right to vote? If only that were true, then maybe Obummer wouldn’t be in office.

  75. JenS says:

    what a disrespectful statement to every civil rights protester who ever marched – to be compared to the lazy entitlement nation presented today angry because they aren’t getting enough free stuff – no wonder they don’t have any sympathy from mainstream America

  76. MICHAELCG says:


  77. walter12 says:

    Who is this stupid Jesse Jackson to tell us anything. He is a wacko from way back with communist leanings. This Occupy Wall Street is the same bunch of communists, anarchists, traitors, bums, deadbeats, petty criminals, and dopers as we had way back in 1968, just a different generation.

  78. Buck O'Fama says:

    Never get in between the Poverty Pimp and a camera, he’ll run you over faster than a jackal after a rabbit.

    Jesse looks like a hammer head shark but is dumber than a box of hammers, if it wasn’t for his ability to make a buck off of his pigmentation, he’d be selling pencils on a street corner.

  79. John says:

    Dear Mister Jackson,

    The Republican President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery around 146 years ago. And, yes, there have been race related problems in this Nation for quite a while since this event. The problem is, that the Democratic South has been and covertly still is, the most anti black segment of the population of the United States of America.

    Yet, true to form, Leftist subversives like you do their utmost to blame the Republicans for the problems that plague this Nation, including race relations.

    This is a patent lie.

    But, Mister the Reverend Jesse Jackson, you would know all there is to know about this lie, don’t you???

    You, and your ilk support every movement that weakens this county. It doesn’t matter whether it is a Leftist Terrorist Organisation, a fascist Islamist Terrorist Organisation, a murderous criminal Mexican narcotics drugs lord or a so called Palestinian freedom organisation, or whatever group there is with the goal to weaken or destroy the United States of America.

    Good Bye, Mister Jackson.

  80. IndyMason says:

    Jesse Jackson is an idiot that hypocritically only supports the civil rights that suit the need of his agenda. He wouldn’t know a what a civil right was if his last name were Luther King.

  81. Junior says:

    MLK’s dream is looking like more of a nightmare nowadays.

    1. Marlinda says:

      Not so. MLK would be happy about the success of the Civil Rights movement. Normal blacks are busy with their jobs and families and not participating in this Occupy garbage, just like normal whites and everyone else with a brain aren’t either. But you are correct that Jesse Jackson and the other race pimps are nightmares.

  82. bgolfguy says:

    Good ol Jesse the poverty pimp Jackson is back.

  83. Mikey says:

    The only movement that OWS resembles is the movement I just had after an All You Can Eat Enchilada night…

  84. Sick of Nigero's says:

    The SOLUTION to the NI@@ER PROBLEM :




    RETURN the COUNTRY to the HUMANS!!!!!


    1. Edgar Friendly says:

      Seriously Nathan Forrest, hating is very bad for your soul.

      Do you realize that hell is integrated?

  85. Paul Thomas says:

    Jesse Jackson is in good company.. here are a few other supporters of the movement..
    Confirmed supporters of Occupy Wall Street..

    Communist Party USA
    … The American Nazi Party
    Revolutionary Communist Party
    Black Panthers
    Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan
    Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei
    Hugo Chavez
    Revolutionary Guards of Iran
    The Govt of North Korea
    Communist Party of China
    David Duke
    Socialist Party USA
    Industrial Workers of the World
    US Border Guard
    International Bolshevik Tendency
    White Revolution
    International Socialist Organization
    PressTV (Iranian government outlet)
    Marxist Student Union
    Freedom Road Socialist Organization
    Party for Socialism and Liberation
    And this does not list they many unions behind them…..

    Honorable mentions.
    The sources for this list can be found at

    1. CKAinRedStateUSA says:

      You forgot the Teamsters and Teachers Union and other Democrat-Party money-laundering operations.

      BTW: Honorable mention for Obama?

      Respectfully, no. These mobs and riots and violence and the race and class warfare they represent are what the community organizer embraces as agents of change.

    2. Jamal el Jamal says:

      Excellent info. Jesse and his horde are morons.

  86. former democrat says:

    Jesse Jackson is an irrelevant idiot. He is also a racist. Think “hymietown,” think “Tawana Brawley.” The man is shameless POS parasite that lives off of others.
    Oh, and then there’s the child of a former mistress…
    And everyone is attacking Herman Cain?

  87. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    “I worship the quicksand he walks in.”
    – Art Buchwald

    ————– ——————

  88. borntobepolitical says:

    Jumping the shark by Jessie Jackson

  89. GarandFan says:

    If anyone is familiar with how a shakedown is conducted, it would be Jesse.

  90. G. Scanlan says:

    I was wondering how long it would take the empty suite racist to open his mouth. A man who never has had a job and lives the rich life, has lived his entire life taking and being entitled, gee I am so surprised he supports other hustlers and gimme gimme gimme because you have it and I want it crowd. Not having any sense of shame I am sure he has no idea how stupid he sounds, I know, I know, I’m a racist, it’s the first and only response people on the left have. PATHETIC..Jesse your hustler days are past you..GET A JOB.

  91. Lou Ann Watson says:

    this guy is the reason the old farts wanted to spread ricin throught he streets of atlanta. the only reason some people are out walking around is because it is illegal to kill them

  92. patmurphy1965 says:

    Liberals are the party of “love” like Muslim is the religion of “peace.”

    1. JeddMcHead says:

      Islam is a religion, Muslims are the followers. Also, “Liberal” isn’t a “party”, it’s an ideology.

      You were SO close to making an otherwise accurate and interesting analogy. So close. I give you some credit for trying.

      Better luck next time, thanks for playing.

  93. michaelp says:

    What are the two riot lovers doing about the 80% of black homes with no fathers in them ? kids have to find love in gangs. NOTHING ! When a kid gets locked up ! the fathers should be in th same cell ! THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM ! THEY GO HOME TO THERE MANSIONS, AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT RIOT ! what sorry leaders they truly are !

  94. CKAinRedStateUSA says:

    Jesse Jackson is so far removed from the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. that it’s beyond laughable and tragic: it’s despicable and execrable.

    How outraged do you think MLK Jr. and others, black and white, Christian and Jewish, who marched and struggled along side Dr. King, would be at the opportunistic racial divisiveness that JJ is so very expert at creating or extending.

    1. JeddMcHead says:

      MLK had a dream. If he’d had a nightmare it would have been Jesse Jackson.

  95. Climp Jones says:

    how cute jj make noise

  96. Mary Wright says:

    I knew Dr. King and Charles Evers and you are neither Mr. Jackson.

  97. branmtn says:

    If Martin Luther King were here today he would slap the faces of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Mark Thompson, Jerimiah Wright and every other Idiot like them that never really got the message. So sad

  98. Barry OCarter ll says:

    James Earl Ray was a bad shot and missed Jesse. I would have paid for the round.

  99. Jim from Boston says:

    Glad to hear Rev. Jackson has gotten involved. This is the surest sign that this lame “Occupy movement” has jumped the shark.

    It’s time for municipal governments to stop violating the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment (by FAILING to enforce the laws against these illegally conducted protests, thereby favoring them) and “take back” our city’s streets and parks for their lawful proper use by the public who actually pays for them.

  100. Drew says:

    The street thugs are actually quite similar to what the civil rights movement became when it fell into the grubby hands of Jesse Jackson,Al Sharpton and the rest of the bunco artists and vultures

  101. Giuseppe in Stati Uniti says:

    Well, now we know what triggered the “Oh, bloody puh-LEEEEZ!” alarm.

  102. Skeeter says:

    Jackson is a buffoon who has made a career extorting money by making racist threats. What a pathetic figure.

  103. stoptouchingthatmabel says:

    Isn’t this the same guy who referred to New York City as hymietown? Does anyone still think he has any credibility and let’s not forget his marital indiscretions? Yeah he’s a reverend and I’m the king of Siam.

  104. Allen says:

    I knew he was in Atlanta when I saw the story yesterday about the woman who used a false claim of racist comments to shake down the Stockbridge Dollar General. The Right Reverend is apparently offering seminars in hotel ballrooms- “How to Belittle Real Civil Rights Struggles for Piles of CASH”

    I think Velvet Jones fills in when Jesse can’t make it.

  105. Sylvie says:

    Jesse Jackson trying to co-opt the movement. Sorry Jesse, the people do not need to be co-opted. They have legs of their own. They know how to march, and they march to their tune, not yours. Same thing with the tea party, they have legs of their own, they don’t need to be co-opted either. If the tea party (people to the right) joined the “occupy wallstreet gang (people to the left), I bet they would have much more in common than they could ever imagine. Now, THAT would be a force to be reckoned with, Americans united for a change. The forces that are driving this country under is counting on division and have thrived on it far too long.

  106. Cap says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yet another national disgrace!!!! cant wait till next week when we have the national elections and we take another move foward to retake our country back!!!!

  107. JohnRalph says:

    Obama’s brand of socialism, which is an amalgamation of the Nationalist and Communist varieties despises America.

    Except Islamic America, which is an excellent example of both types since it is a religion that through Sharia Law controls every aspects of one’s life. Virtually enslaving the believer.

    National SOCIALIST German WORKERS Party, referred to in English as the NAZI Party (socialism for the German ‘Teutonic’ Race), In reality though no different than the left’s socialism.

    Like Stalin, for the white Russians, or Pol Pot, for the Khmer Rouge, or Ho Chi Minh, for the Viet Minh, or Mao, for the Han Chinese.

    Socialist Gods that brought death and misery to tens if not hundreds of millions of humans.

    Let us not forget our SOCIALIST God, Mein Lord God High Führer Obama, for America’s liberal elite, Muslims and welfare voters on the dole.

    1. Marlinda says:

      I agree with you. These people are totally demented.

  108. Mush Mouth says:

    Jesse, get speech therapy.

  109. bobdog says:

    Jessee Jackson compares EVERYTHING to the Civil Rights Struggle (TM). It was the last time he could Be Somebody (TM).– when he was standing next to King.

    Since then, not so much.

  110. MaximusPrime says:

    Gee must need money for his last dalliance.
    Remember how he visited businesses and said basically “pay/contribute to my Rainbow Push coalition or your business will have problems.” Sounds like extortion to me.
    Remember how he somehow ‘out of nowhere’ arranged a very valuable “Budweiser distribution area in Chicago for one of his sons”?
    I also remember a Hymie remark from some years past.

  111. mike says:

    Jesse has freakin’ lost his mind. Maybe when Occupy Atlanta attacks MLK a apostle of capitalism and vandalizes his family home will Jesse and his buds realize just how putrid and sick and looney these people are.

  112. techresmgt says:

    Any and all comparisons of Jackson and morons have now been confirmed.

  113. HavanaEyes says:

    Jesse would be a nobody if it were not for racism. We’ve elected Black Supreme Court justices, a Black President, a Black Man is running ahead of the GOP for a chance at the presidency, and Black entertainers are revered, not to mention the millions of professional blacks (doctors, lawyers, businessmen, etc.). There will always be a fringe group that will always have a racist side, whether it’s against Blacks, Asians, Latinos or whatever. Let’s examine the OWS crowd…there is a lot of anti-Semitism within the group, but no one really says much amount that. Jesse needs racism to stay alive, how else will he make any money to support his illegitimate babies? Too many Blacks in this country were second class citizens for over a century, and the Civil Rights Movement was a true, real and a necessary movement. Comparing the OWS crowd, with its anti-Semitic fringe, its communists, socialists, anarchists and lazy hippies, to the Civil Rights Movement is shameful, and Jesse should be ashamed to make such a comparison.

  114. Gforced says:

    Hey it looks like Shakedown JackSUUN is taking over Dead Fish Emanuel in never letting a good chaos/crisis go to waste. What a tool. The gift of idiocy that keeps on giving. I can’t wait to see what he’ll be saying when these Fleabagger neo-marxists start escalating things and bringing violence to the streets and neighborhoods. You know it’s only a matter of time before the witch hunts start in upper scale neighborhoods. Hope you good people with businesses have started arming up too.

  115. Central Ohio says:

    So doesn’t this imply by the rhyming reverend has now devalued the entire race movement? Implying it was a pointless hippy sit in with druggies, rapists and criminals.

    How sad….

  116. sunnyd55 says:

    This is an insult to the civil rights movement. No comparison

  117. George Johnson says:

    Yeah, the struggle for marxism, and communism,, socialism, is the same as the right to vote and walk down the street unmolested… The same as the right to ride a bus with the white folks….

    Please, somebody SHUT that man up!!

  118. Jim Pinter says:

    Jesse Jackson…Just another JOAH!!!

  119. metsfan12694 says:

    Yes, they are like the Civil Rights movement, except that they use violence, they are communists, they cause massive public disturbance, and the government is doing nothing to stop them.

    1. FedUp Florida says:

      And the difference between that and the common ni66er is…what?

  120. Scott Glasel says:

    Jesse Jackson needs to retire

    1. FedUp Florida says:

      On the contrary, he needs to be shot so we can have another day off.

  121. truspeek says:

    Well, its interesting to see that jessy is still a jerk.

    His representative son is being investigated for trying to buy the nobama senate seat in Illinois. Jess probably wants to change the topic of discussion.

  122. hkinsey3 says:

    This may come as a complete and total shock to you…..but the Rev Jackson compares any diffuculty that he and the movement have to the civil rights movement or (gasp) out and out slavery. Not to mention that anyone participating in any activity on the opposite side of the aisle is a racist.

  123. paperpushermj says:

    Oh God another Politician looking for a Parade to jump in front of

  124. Jokie says:

    This is such an insult to the civil rights movement. Hard to believe he actually said that. How can you take him seriously?

  125. Stan W says:

    The mayor and city/county district attorney should seize the bank account of this occupy group to cover the cost of overtime police activity, any damage done to buildings or the parks, and for the upcoming cost of resodding and rebuilding the facilities where these incompetents have been camping and leaving their debris. Jesse will make sure he gets as much face time as possible, then he will make demands to local businesses that he will arrange a boycott if they don’t “contribute” to his favorite fund……the Jesse Jackson back pocket fund.

  126. Eddem says:

    Does anyone else find it amusing that all these people have been able to occupy is a homeless shelter? Wonder if it’s nicer than Mom and Dad’s basement.

  127. FedUp Florida says:

    How many more civil rights does Jackson and the rest of the ni6s want? They already have the right to ‘beat vvhitey’ without any fear or reprisal of hate crime laws. What more do they want? Free and unfettered access, or first pick of all the white women? We have too many mulatt0 children clogging up our schools as it is. Charcoal pitting should be illegal.

  128. quail says:

    Are we supposed to ‘revere’ Jesse Jackson because his name starts with ‘Rev’?

  129. TheRealKingMax says:

    Good ol’ Reverend Jerkoff Jackson is BACK!

    Along with his racebaiting idiot phony buddy, Reverend Al Sharpton, these two blood clots ALONE removed the words “prejudiced”, “bigotry”, “I disagree”, and “I have another point of view” from the American English language, and replaced them ALL with:

    “RACIST” and “RACISM”!!!!

    Isn’t that great, boys and girls? You don’t have to waste all that time learning those other words and when to use them, you can just use –

    “RACIST!” anyime that someone does something you don’t like, or when they don’t agree with you, or accuse them of “racism”. Isn’t that great? Yaaaaaaay!

    So stay tuned, boys and girls, and the good ol’ Reverends Jackson and Sharpton will feed some more words to the Moron Media to reprogram us all with!


  130. rbblum says:

    Although OWS was a bold strategy put into play by some of the more
    established liberal, progressive and radical groups, it will be most interesting to observe who will be able to successfully ‘hijack’ or claim ownership of the movement.

  131. fecal_heroes says:

    I hope I hear more such critics from the cancer that is Crony Capitalism, as their comments are the most laughable and condemnatory.
    In other words the very parasites (or useful idiots) feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class, can’t handle being confronted with the truth. Consequently they really have earned all the steamy excrement patriots everywhere can provide.

    As far as the freedom fighters victimized by these very apparachiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, the nation’s prayers are with them. And with the Anonymous brigade.

    1. smithers.smithers.smithers says:

      Very good comrade. Now go back to mother Russia.

      You’re not typing your comments on a Crony Capitalism Cancer-produced computer, iPod, cel phone or other some such device, are you? I mean, what would your fellow steamy (sh!tty) patriots everywhere think?

  132. Maria says:

    Jackson is a traitor to his race. Comparing the moronic “Occupy Movement” to the Civil Rights movement is OBSCENE.

  133. maggski says:

    Then Jesse Jackson doesn’t really have a firm grip on the Civil Rights Movement.

    1. smithers.smithers.smithers says:

      He doesn’t have a firm grasp of reality, either.

  134. irishsmile says:

    My husband & I were involved in the civil rights movement when we were young parents just out of college. Dr. King would roll in his grave to hear this ridiculous comparison by Jackson.

  135. George says:

    Jesse sees dollar signs from OWS.

  136. Carolyn says:

    What an insult to MLK and all those who fought for civil rights. These OWS people are incapable of articulating any moral principles. They just want to whine and hold out their hands for the government to fill.

  137. A happy American says:

    Is his dumb a$$ ever going to go away. Obviously he was already laughed out of the freakishly liberal Chicago. So he now goes to Atlanta to talk about a few disgruntled people who are just mad that mommy and daddy are not taking care of them any more. Just go away forever and no one and I mean no one will ever miss you.

  138. BigBoa says:

    Dave_CT,,,,wuts up bud?

    Ed Ruffin,,,,right you are,,,, from the “women’s lib” movement to the “occupiers”….white American males have allowed themselves to be castrated…….

    Of ALL things, jackson tells them to stay AWAY from CITY HALL? Any question that he was “sent in” to “direct” the anger? City HALL, Capitol HILL and the WHITEHOUSE are where these idiots SHOULD be!

  139. dam says:

    Once again, proving what an idiot he is.

  140. AL Sharpman says:

    Ahh, so the civil rights movement and bums squatting on Wall Street are kinda the same. Hmmm. Really puts things into a different light.
    Resist we MUCH!

  141. publius2012 says:

    His comparisons are without merit. I was there, remeber seeing the marches and protests. They were much different from OWS, in that there were no criminal acts performed by the demonstrators, MLK marched with many never burning, destroying and damaging property like the OWS crowds do. To compare them to the civil rights movement is a great disservice to that movement and the memory of MLK. Jesse is dead wrong and looking for another moment of shame on the national medias tab and they will probably give it to him in the name of liberalism.

  142. Burl says:

    It’s painfully obvious that “reverend” Jesse Jackson is a slime-coated duplicitous demagoguing creep starving for attention.

  143. Real Rick says:

    Jesse thinks he can squeeze more money out of the USA? Will he ever die?

  144. Robert says:

    Poor Obama. He’s doing such a bad job that people are rioting in the streets! They’re raising Cain!

  145. Robert says:

    Poor Obama. He’s doing such a bad job that people are rioting in the streets!

  146. Disgustipated says:

    Sarcasim Follows, to-wit: Occupy Atlanta is like the civil rights movement. One was to secure freedom from racial inequality. The other to secure freedom from working for a living and to abolish personal responsiblity. Keep up the good work Jesse!

  147. Jesper says:

    Reading these comments I see why no other country except your own likes America.
    Your neocapitalist ways have failied you, sent you into a several trillion-dollar debt. And your solution: More money to the rich, fewer taxes. Yeah, let’s put the people in charge that made sure America is the parasite on the economy it is today.
    Funny, I live in a welfare state-combined with a free market. Yes, our income taxes are the highest in the world, but even after tax, I still make more as a student than most adult Americans (about 20$ an hour).
    It’s just a matter of time before the world economy breaks down because of the US. So please, for the love of God, realise that you need to do something to pay off your debt, let alone stop getting into more debt. And let me tell you, helping the rich by voting Republican will NOT solve those problems.

  148. Jim says:

    Didn’t know the Civil Rights movement was funded by terrorist organizations

  149. Vince says:

    Jesse Jerkson is at it again. Wherever there’s a chance to stand for the “oppressed” and “disenfranchised” you will find Jerkson doing his thing…race baiting, lying, confusing the facts, stirring up trouble, and getting in the lime light. Oh, what would we do without him?

  150. JIm says:

    Where has this clown been? Trying to gind Ghadafi? Old slide lips is out to make a fool of himself.

  151. Dennis in WV says:

    Of the 984 arrests of OWS protesters a review of home addresses shown in arrest records revealed the following:

    Median average value of their homes was $305,000 compared to $185,400 national average.

    Those renting paid an average of $1,850 per month.

    81% are white 27 year-olds looking for someone to pay their student loans.

    Yeah, sure reminds me of the 60’s Civil Rights struggle.

  152. Hazmat77 says:

    Simply more evidence that to Jesse Jackson the Civil Rights movement was simply an issue he used to extort money to line his own pockets.

    By the way, is there anyone else who wonders how a “reverend” with an ungodly speech impediment could legitimately become a millionaire from “religion”?

  153. Pete Smith says:

    The Short Bus has just found a new driver! How dare he besmirch King’s good name by associating him with these thugs! King was for PEACEFUL protests. In other words, the Tea Party!

  154. Stinky McGee says:

    Mr Jackson has forgotten what the bible says about being ‘no part of this world’. Really, now, does anyone besides his self REVERE him?

  155. John Clark says:

    Jesse Who? Is he still around and being irrelevant? Safe to say that senility has completely overtaken Mr. Jackson. But he never misses a chance to be on camera.

  156. Mark says:

    I wonder if Jesse would acknowledge which political party it was that Stood against the Civil Rights Act, spearheaded the segregation movement and was responsible for the birth of the KKK?
    The Democrat party was responsible for all of the above and now they are backing, and organizing this phony OWS movement which also enjoys the support of terrorists, communists, nazis and the lunatic fringe of society.

  157. wes says:

    What???Jesse Jackson back in the news? Well it stands to reason. He has been out of the spotlight for several weeks and since this is the only one around, he has to step into the mix.

  158. Edgar Friendly says:

    Yeah, Jesse, a bunch of spoiled white kids wanting everything handed to them for free is the same as a race fighting for their right to exist.

    Have you ran out of communities to organize?

  159. HPS says:

    OK so the OWS crowd in GA has displaced REAL homeless people to take over their shelter while the NY OWS crowd doesn’t want to share their food with the homeless.. ANYONE ELSE see a problem with this? MAYBE the HOMELESS should OCCUPY the OWS crowd and redistribute their stuff..What a bunch of SELFISH PUNKS this group is AND that includes J.J. who is using the OWS crowd to get FACE time AGAIN.. he doesn’t do ANYTHING positive for anyone just HANGS on the coat tails of those who have the camera..

  160. toledofan says:

    What a joke and a shame at the same time; the civil rightsmovement was about fairness and civil rights, what is the OWS crowd protesting, what’s the real reason? So, far every protestor has a different excuse or reason. It’s clear that the guys like Sharpton, Jackson and the entire NAACP want’s the tension, the raceism, and the strife just so they can make money, live the good life and keep the majority of minorities under their thumbc to be re-elected or enabled to be a spokeman and make lots of money. Someday people will wake up.

  161. jeffrockit says:

    In the struggle for civil rights I don’t recall anyone taking a dump on the American flag or on a police car. I remember those protest’s being as Dr. King requested…non violent. Jackson is simply another race pimp cut from the same cloth as his father. To make these comparisons is dishonest at best and serves no purpose except to continue to divide.

  162. David says:

    While Jackson’s comments were intended to add fuel to a errant flame, the real power is in his statement. How can anyone now respect MLK or the movement he was pushing if THIS is what they were about? How lame! If this group of dim-witted misfits is any resemblance to the people involved with King we should wash his name from our history.

  163. oldtaxpayer01 says:

    Jessie Jackson is no reverend and the folks who truly are should protest using reverend before his name. Remember he is an adulterer who fathered a child out of wedlock and on top he refused to pay child support for years.. Is he your type or are you just ignorant?

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