Jesse Jackson: ‘Tea Party Is Resurrection of the Confederacy’
Jesse Jackson is so entertaining when he tries to make sense. In this exchange with a Politico reporter, however, he's wandered off into dementia-land:
Jesse Jackson has no doubt that on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Republican opposition to President Obama’s policies is motivated by racial animus reminiscent of the Civil War-era South. “The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy, it’s the Fort Sumter tea party,” Jackson told Politico’s Glenn Thrush. Jackson, who Thrush describes as the man “who more than anyone occupies the no man’s land between his mentor King and Obama,” is “absolutely” convinced that attempts to thwart the president’s agenda are motivated by his race. The question “To what degree is the partisan gridlock that is frustrating his attempts to govern racially driven?” is one that President Obama himself is “begging to ask,” according to Pulitzer Prize–winning author Taylor Branch. The president can’t broach the topic, Branch said, because “the slightest mention of race could alienate the millions of white Americans who voted for him.”Yes, if a white president advocated gun confiscation, pushed socialized medicine, and refused to enforce standing immigration laws, we conservatives would blindly support him.