Budget battle = Battle of Bull Run: Jesse Jackson says it’s a continuation of the Civil War

by editor on April 11, 2011

There’s nothing more entertaining than Jesse Jackson ranting on the friendly turf of MSNBC. His latest foray into hallucinogenic history came on the Martin Bashir’s show (minus Martin).

“This really is a Civil War fight,” Jackson claimed. “This is making the federal government dysfunctional on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. These guys will support three wars. They’ll support tax dodgers. They’ll support the wealthiest Americans getting tax breaks. They want to cut into education and health care. This is an ideological battle.”

Ahhh, but the good reverend wasn’t done. In fact, he was just getting warmed up.

“This is a Civil War fight,” he insisted. “I think Time magazine has it right. This is the 150th anniversary of the 1861 Civil War. Now those are determined to shut the federal government down to make their point — their ideological-religious point.”

“You have those who believe in states’ rights and those who believe in a more perfect union,” he said. “States’ right are anti-civil rights, anti-workers’ right to bargain, anti-social justice, pro-rich and significantly insensitive to poor people — that was the great divide 150 years ago and it’s the great divide today in the ideological sense.”

In other words, “Blah, blah, blah. Same ol’ crap I’ve been spewing for forty years, but it allows me to purchase some very expensive suits.”

H/T: Daily Caller

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But the scary thing is, Pittsburgh, there ARE people listening to Jesse. Remember, 19% of Americans still think Obama’s doing a good job, and many of those that don’t think so, think he’s not being radically liberal enough.

Pittsburgh Z

Dude, seriously! If there is anyone keepin’ da Brothas on dat Plantation…it is you and your victim mentality. Just axe me, I’ll tell ya, yo.

In fact, you foolin’ round tappin’ dat unmarried woman and knockin’ her up is just like what the plantation Massas would do.

NOBODY is listening to you anymore Jesse. Is that why you say such stupid crap?

Elrond Hubbard

By evoking the Civil War Jesse Jackson is trying to smear conservatives as the heiars of the slave holding secessionists of 150 years ago. But he has no unerstanding of the Civil War, the Constitution or the current budget debate. Jesse is an ignorant, sloganeering radical who has not had a fresh idea in 40 years.

BTW: Jackson looks tired, old and used up. He’s yesterday’s news.


And his son, an apple that did not fall far from the tree, is a duly elected Congressman. If THAT doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.

Does Jesse release the transcripts of his speeches, so people can figure out what the hell he’s saying? Because he certainly has no better grasp of the English language than he has of the Constitution.


I think he’s practicing for the Bob Dylan Reunion tour of the late 60’s


“He ain’t nothing but a hound dog, cryin’ all the time…”

He does looks like a hound dog…

Blah blah blah blah blah I could have had a V8.


This is the Battle of Bull Shit, not Bull Run.


Everything with jack ass is the Civil War all over again. He just wants to be in front of the microphone and spout off about something being totally wrong and unjust.

What’s true injustice is that this buffoon is living making a huge living off the backs of “his people” and they cant or don’t want to see it. This charlatan just needs to be called on it and left to babble to himself.


Right, because those who go to church usually are insensitive to the poor or supported slavery… Oh, wait, I don’t give money to my church so that the poor are more oppressed! I give so that those who go without can have a food bank! Asshole Jessie Jackson. May MLK be spinning in his grave!

The Road Warrior

I thought that the Federal Government was dysfunctional!

That moron thinks government programs are effective and efficient.

Can anyone name a effective and efficient government program?


Pay/benefits for all the ‘elected officials’ running around DC??


Poor Jessie is another failure/product of our educational system. If only he could read with a comprehension level an 8th grader, he would know that states rights are a matter of fact. Further, he would know the Constitution is a document limiting the federal gubermint, and except what is enumerated in Article 1 Section 10, the 10th Amendment affirms all power belongs to the states or the people. The states? Yeah Jessie, the states.


Go point, but when Jessy said “states rights” he was wrong, as you have just quoted in Article 1 Section 10, the 10th Amendment. The states have “powers” not rights, and people need to be aware of that because when you start bending the truth then you get into trouble. Just like people who quote scripture incorrectly because they don’t understand the bible, as those who don’t understand the constitution.


It’s hard to be worse than a politician but this slimeball has managed it.


The Rev Jesse James has a point: This IS making the federal government dysfunctional. But not as much as the government’s bad policies, out-of-control spending, Obama’s lack of decisiveness, and his golf trips out of town every time a problem arises.