Today Jesse Jackson added another criterion to the list of things that makes a black man authentically black … healthcare!
From The Hill:
The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night criticized Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) for voting against the Democrats’ signature healthcare bill.
“We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill,”
said at a reception Wednesday night. “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.” Jackson
Leave it to Jesse to do his part to make sure no blacks wander off the white liberal plantation. Imagine that, the black skin the good Lord gave you isn’t good enough unless you buy into socialized medicine. What a complete joke.
It is this monolithic thinking and strict adherence to liberal policies that has failed the black community time and time again. Now mind you the only reason Artur Davis voted against the House bill is because he is trying to run for governor in the conservative state of
. Otherwise, I am quite sure Alabama would not have dared broken ranks with the monolithic thinking of his Congressional Black Caucus members. Davis
“One of the reasons that I like and admire Rev. Jesse Jackson is that 21 years ago he inspired the idea that a black politician would not be judged simply as a black leader,”
’s statement said. “The best way to honor Rev. Jackson’s legacy is to decline to engage in an argument with him that begins and ends with race.” Davis
Not bad, but I would have gone a little further. I would have said something like, “Too bad Jesses Jackson cannot let go of the Plantation Politics, perhaps if he could he might have beaten Obama to the White House by 21 years”. We all know Obama becoming President really sticks in Jesse’s craw.
Jesse’s reason for making healthcare the new criteria for blackness:
"The poorest people need healthcare protection,"
said. "They have the highest infant mortality and the lowest life expectancy. They're dying from lack of access." Jackson
Poor people are dying from a lack of access to healthcare? Funny, I would think it is the chronic plague of drugs and crime in poor communities that plays the bigger role low life expectancy, especially in the black community. Both are issues that Jackson and the CBC just don’t pay nearly enough attention to.
Via: The Hill