1. Why do the news media still treat Jesse Jackson as a serious person deserving serious coverage instead of the race-baiting charlatan he is?
2. How has he managed to peddle his nonsense with public funds -- that would be you and me paying for him -- all these years instead of being forced to do honest, productive work?
The Rev. Jesse Jackson called Tuesday on Democrats seeking the 2008 nomination for president to give S.C. voters “something to vote for” when they go to the polls in January.
On a statewide tour to register new voters, Jackson said South Carolina will determine “who has momentum” in the primary when it votes Jan. 29.
Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he's white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles' arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.
“If I were a candidate, I'd be all over Jena,” Jackson said after an hour-long speech at Columbia's historically black Benedict College.
“Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment,” said the iconic civil rights figure, who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1965 Selma civil rights movement and was with King at his 1968 assassination.
Acting like he's white. My, my. There is no other way to take that than "Whites are still the enemy, and they will take every opportunity to oppress blacks, so we have to take every opportunity to stick it to them." I'm just guessing, you understnd, but I suspect that Obama understands that embracing such sentiments is not the path to the White House.
I must confess, however, that I have always wished Jesse would come to Fort Wayne on one of his stupid crusades in order to use his People United to Save Humanity to try to coerce some local group to bend to his will. That's ony because I've have a punny headline at the ready for the occasion: When PUSH comes to shove.