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Racist Behavior: Issa or Jackson?

The "Reverend" Jesse Jackson
The "Reverend" Jesse Jackson
During a heated exchange between Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), Issa decided to adjourn as IRS official Lois Lerner refused to testify, taking the Fifth, which all but affirms that she is guilty of something, or at least hiding some incriminating information.

Rep. Cummings then requested time to ask a question, but he then developed into a series of talking points. Issa cut the mike, but Cummings refused to be quiet, shouting “I am tired of this!”, then launched into a tirade, with camera shutters a fluttering to capture Cummings’s media come-on.

The Congressional Black Caucus then issued a letter to Speaker John Boehner, calling Chairman Issa “a disgrace” and demanded that the California Congressman lose his chairmanship. Even after Issa apologized, “Reverend” Al Sharpton continued to condemn Issa, saying that his apology was not enough, and Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman-Shultz sensationalized Issa’s cutting off the mike, comparing it to the tyranny on display in Venezuela and the Ukraine.

Indeed.

Then the “Reverend” Jesse Jackson commented on the little committee tiff with a tweet:

Congressman Darrell Issa's behavior was crude, wrong, racist and mean towards Congressman Elijah Cummings. Do you agree?

Rev. Jackson wants to indict Issa for invidious discrimination. But what about Jackson? He has a history of uttering crude, wrong, and racist remarks.

Here is a sample.

Following the Trayvon Martin murder case, in which the jury granted George Zimmerman a “Not Guilty” verdict, Jackson commented about the demonstrations and skirmishes of violence which followed:

There was this feeling that we were kind of beyond racism. That’s not true. His [whose? Obama’s] victory has triggered tremendous backlash.

Yet barely four years ago, Jackson had to apologize after a hot mike caught him saying that he would like to "cut off his [Obama] nuts" . . . then: "Barack...he's talking down to black people...telling n*ggers how to behave."

Wow! Jackson also neglected to mention that the white vote propelled the junior senator from Illinois into victory.

Regarding “Duck Dynasty” patriarch’s comments about his experiences living and working with African-Americans, along with other comments which placed him on leave with A & E, Jackson said:

These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago. 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.’

When Robertson returned to the program, Jackson muttered, “I do not feel good about it.”

And yet barely a month prior, reported in the National Review In November, 2013, Jackson frequently referred to the United States as “The Land of the Free, and the home of the genocide” followed by an outrageous anti-Tea Party tirade:

Those in the Confederacy sought to maintain the walls [of slavery] and secede from the country, the shots fired at Fort Sumter – the beginning of the Tea Party, the ‘Fort Sumter’ Tea Party, who sought to secede from the Union, set their own government, their own currency, sought to ally with France and Britain, to form their own country.

But the comment which followed was particularly invidious:

Goldwater and Reagan – had they been successful, it would have been illegal for blacks and whites to play together on a Saturday afternoon. You couldn’t have had the Carolina Panthers behind the cotton curtain playing the Atlanta Falcons . . . it would have been illegal for them to even sit together.

And the Reverend is calling Issa's behavior racist?

Most Americans should not feel good about such comments coming from anyone, especially a man who calls himself a Reverend.

Then again, Jackson felt entitled to call New York City  ‘Hymietown’ while campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President in 1984.

("Hymie" is an anti-Semitic slur)

Wonder why he lost the 1984 Democratic primary bid. . .

But at least no one should wonder about Jackson’s doubles-standard on race-baiting and hatred.

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Patriot88Socal March 12, 2014 at 09:25 AM
Issa's cutting off of the mike of Cummings, while it may have been rude, was definitely not racist. Jackson on the other hand is an ardent racist, which he has proven time and time again, as well as an adulterer, which is usually not a trait I look for in those who call themselves "Reverend."
Frank H. Robles March 12, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Yeah...Issa's made be a bit rude, but I don't believe he's Racist. So whats now happen's to Lois Lerner....is she facing Jail Time...??? The IRS is corrupted and abuse's it's Power...!!!
Michael Wigton March 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Issa is arrogant and doesn't give a whit about you or me. As for Schaper, he should seek a job on the "fair and balanced channel" - he would be a good fit.
Arthur Christopher Schaper March 12, 2014 at 09:07 PM
Arrogance is "If you like your plan, you can keep it" then trying to cover up this lie with frequent, illegal, and unconstitutional delays. Arrogance is hiding by the Fifth Amendment, yet claiming nine times prior that you have done nothing wrong. Arrogance is forcing legislative overreach to take over one-sixth of the American Economy, and claim that all is well, when millions of people are losing their health insurance, witnessing the rise of their premiums, losing their doctors, losing access to key hospitals, or finding out that Obamacare insurance one has purchased will not cover key expenses and services -- then saying that the law is working.
Arthur Christopher Schaper March 12, 2014 at 09:08 PM
And it is also arrogant to shout "racism!" every time someone does not get his way. Cummings' behavior was outrageous. He said that he wanted to ask a question, then proceeded to launch into a lecture on the false bases for the investigation about IRS abuses. He did not keep his word. Cummings was wrong.

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