Jesse Jackson Says Brewer Confrontation with Obama Was Racist (Video)

On Wednesday Barack Obama ambushed Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) at the Phoenix airport. But, to Obama’s surprise, the governor did not cower and lashed back at the thin-skinned president.

This weekend Jesse Jackson told supporters that Governor Jan Brewer’s behavior was racist.
Of course it was, Jesse.
Weasel Zippers posted video:

Jesse Jackson was not alone
The Politico has more on the incident:

Reaction to the Jan Brewer encounter is still bubbling, with some black commentators now suggesting the image of the Arizona governor wagging her finger at the President of the United States has touched a nerve in the African American community.

On MSNBC Thursday, Al Sharpton posited that Brewer’s treatment of President Obama was another example of disrespect in a list of many for the nation’s first black president. His guest, Sirius XM host Joe Madison, said such incidents show that there are people “who cannot stand the fact that this is an African-American who is now one of the most powerful individuals on the planet,” Mediaite reported.

An NAACP official went a few steps further in an interview with POLITICO Friday, saying the tiff played on age-old and discriminatory stereotypes of whites being superior to blacks. Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy and policy at the NAACP, said he was particularly disturbed by Brewer telling reporters afterward that she “felt a bit threatened if you will, in the attitude that he had.”

“What were you afraid he would do, steal your purse?” Shelton said.

Brewer has said she was taken aback when the president brought up the way she wrote about him in a recent book. She said when she met Obama on the tarmac, she asked for a meeting and he responded that she hadn’t treated him very cordially in the book, in which she wrote that the president was “patronizing” during a White House meeting.

Gee, who would have seen this coming?

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