February 16, 2007

Is Hillary Clinton Buying the Endorsement of a South Carolina Black Minister? I Think So!

by @ 12:54 pm. Filed under Nuts on Parade

This one is just one example of how candidates PAY OFF PREACHERS in the name of winning an election, in my opinion. US Senator Hillary Clinton recently closed a deal with a South Carolina PR firm. It just so happens, that firm’s founder and owner is Darrell Jackson, Senior. He is the senior pastor at a mega-church named Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, in Columbia, South Carolina. Jackson is also a Democratic SC state Senator. He mentioned he will endorse Clinton for President, just days after the consulting deal was struck. And he wants us to believe his endorsement was not brought and paid for.

Read all the ugly details in this NY Post article. (Hat tip Michael Savage.)

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign reached a deal to pay a key South Carolina black leader’s consulting firm more than $200,000 just days before he agreed to endorse her run for president, it was revealed yesterday.

The arrangement involves South Carolina state Sen. Darrell Jackson, a well-connected African-American leader and pastor whose support is coveted by national campaigns.

Jackson confirmed to The Post yesterday that his public-relations firm struck a deal with the Clinton campaign just days ago for a contract worth up to $10,000 a month through the 2008 elections.

Jackson had also been in talks with Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign about endorsing him and entering into a consulting contract for more than $5,000, sources said – raising questions about whether Jackson’s endorsement was bought by a higher bidder.

And check out why another big name in SC politics when it comes to playing on Black voters said he is endorsing Clinton over Obama.

Jackson’s support first came to light when a colleague, state Sen. Robert Ford, told reporters on Tuesday that he and Jackson had decided to support Clinton.

Ford said he himself was swayed by personal calls from both Bill and Hillary Clinton, and he said Obama could end up being a drag on every other candidate on the Democratic ticket if he is the nominee “because he’s black and he’s top of the ticket. We’d lose the House and the Senate and the governors and everything.”

SC state Senator Robert Ford, who is Black himself will not endorse Barack Obama because Obama is Black. Imagine if a Black Conservative ever said that! Now that’s what I call reverse racism. When someone of your own race stands against you because you are of their race. It’s the ultimate endorsement of White supremacy. When Ford says “we’d lose” he means that he feels Democrats would lose. So by definition he won’t endorse a Black person from his own party, just because they are Black if he feels it will hurt his political party. I would expect a White racist Democrat to treat a Black person that way behind closed doors, but here we have a Black elected official trashing someone for being Black in the media. Absolute insanity!

Now back to Darrell Jackson. Since the heat is on and he’s a Black Democrat. What do you think he’s saying in response? Come on now, if you’ve been reading here long enough you already know…if you guessed that he’s playing the race card in defense you’re right!

Jackson defends his endorsement of Hillary Clinton

State Sen. Darrell Jackson, D-Richland, said such accusations are offensive and smack of racism.

?I?m somewhat offended in the sense that … the national media thinks that an African-American in my position cannot support a candidate without being paid off,? Jackson said. ?Second, they seem to have a hard time believing that in South Carolina there could be a legitimate African-American public relations firm that?s not a hustler.?

Bahahaha!!! It’s 2007 buddy, that lame defense won’t work. There are others in SC politics that also have PR firms and deals with candidates, but the media knew about their business deals prior to endorsements being made by those individuals. Jackson first mentioned who he would endorse and the consulting deal with Clinton was discovered days later. And regardless of what anyone else is doing, Jackson’s deal and endorsement still stink, even if others have smelly deals. It’s all legal, but it still stinks. And his might stink worst of all.

Here we have a person who is not just a PR firm owner and politician with a deal that matches his endorsement. He’s also the head of a major church! Who do you think he has led his congregation to vote for given his endorsement? Who do you think will receive favor from his pulpit? In 2004 Jackson worked on John Edwards’ campaign and guess who visited Jackson’s church? John Edwards was right there at the Bible Way Church of Atlas Road. The visit by Edwards was what swayed some people at that church to vote for him and one person said:

You’da thought Michael Jackson was here,


Notice his visit swayed them, not his positions on the issues. Edwards, Obama and Clinton all endorse the federal government forcing states to allow people to kill their own babies in the womb via abortion, but this church and its pastor endorse Democrats. The pastor is so deep in the party that he’s a Democratic state senator. This is a prime example of how far the church has strayed from the truth. Some Black people are having a nice time dressing up and singing on Sunday mornings in a church, but too many of them fail to make the connection with an issue of life and death.

Jackson claims other candidates offered his company more money, but we know it probably was not Obama from the article above. Clinton and Obama have the greatest chance of winning the Democratic nomination for President. Edwards is already toast. In my opinion, if Jackson’s firm had cut a deal with another candidate for more money they probably would not have received it all, because those candidates will probably be knocked out of the running earlier. Jackson says he does not receive money from the company and only drives a company car. And if the company ever was big enough to go public are we supposed to believe he would not own a share? So long as his company remains lucrative, he can start taking some earnings whenever he’d like. But he does not need that money when he’s running a mega-church and that church has cut what appears to be a fairly major property deal with some builders.

The Congaree Pointe initiative seeks to have a direct impact on the number of homeowners who come to, live in, and remain in this area. The Bible Way Church of Atlas Road (BWCAR) recently purchased 100+ acres of property along the Bluff and Atlas Road intersection and will collaborate with Hallmark Homes, Inc. and the Midlands Community Development Corporation (MCDC) on a major housing initiative that will bring new life to the Atlas and Bluff Road areas. These partners are planning a major mixed-use development that will contain residential, commercial, recreational, and civic components along the Bluff at Atlas intersection.

I’m having a hard time seeing how churches cutting property deals helps teach people about Jesus, but plenty of mega-churches run deals like this.

Darrell Jackson, when you speak of Black people owning a company and not being shady, you are a terrible excuse for incorruptibility.

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