Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribute reports that the increasingly irrelevant Jesse Jackson attempted to wedge into the controversy over Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson's comments in GQ magazine.
Jackson, to no one's surprise, picked up on comments Robertson made about race relations--or the lack thereof--when he was growing up. Robertson said that most of the black neighbors around him seem happy despite segregation.
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person.Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field.... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
In a typical example of Jackson's lack of proportion and clumsy historical analogies, he essentially argued that Robertson's opinions exceed the enforcers of Southern segregation laws for moral turpitude.
"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was white privilege."
Jackson followed up by demanding a meeting with A&E Television.
Jackson issuing his demands
So far, his demands have been ignored.
Meanwhile, Jackson's comments evoked this response from America.
Jackson seems to have lost whatever moral authority he possessed when he used and ethnic slur for New York, calling it Hymietown, and later confessed to adultery and fathering a child out of wedlock. According to the National Enquirer, he is now a party in a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment of one of his staffers. Moreover, the lawsuit alleges that Jackson has had affairs with numerous women, including FOX News liberal commentator Tamara Holder.
It has not been confirmed that a sex tape exists of those two Democrats going at it.