Reader’s Choice: Rev. Jessee Jackson To President Obama – We (Blacks) Voted For You, We Want A Return On Our Investment!

Posted on November 12, 2012

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Illinois (The Gaslamp Post) Credit to Gaslamp Post reader Gary for the lead on this story – The good reverend is back where he likes to be, in front of the camera and rousing the rabble.  At a forum hosted at the Rainbow/Push coalition headquarters this past Saturday, Rev. Jessee Jackson exclaimed that although black America is proud of their hard-won victory, which kept the president in office for another term, his re-election is incomplete if “urban America” doesn’t see an improvement in their quality of life.

“We’re happy and full of pride,” said Jackson.  “But our houses remain raggedy … our schools remain closed.”

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Apparently unfamiliar with the fact that the people around those raggedy homes and closed schools did it to themselves, Jackson pressed on with his entitlement-styled rhetoric.  “We waited, we voted, we believed… now we want to get well,” said Jackson.  “What do we want? We want, we want, we want, we deserve, we deserve … a return on our investment.”

Urban America shouldn’t have to better their situations themselves, they should sit and wait for someone else, in this case the president, to swoop in and do it for them.

Why shouldn’t he after all?  After putting themselves at great risk by fighting the evil voter suppression that was going on against black and latino voters in places like say, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, the president owes the black voters something.

“These acts of meanness had unintended consequences,” said Jackson of the widespread minority voter suppression.  “Suppression became stimulation and people fought back.”

Birds of a feather; Rev. Jesse Jackson (left) and President Barack Obama (right)

States like Ohio, where voter suppression and intimidation was so bad that the president received 107,259 more votes than his challenger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where Romney reportedly didn’t receive a single vote, and Florida where they voted out a BLACK congressman on top of going for President Obama.  Oh yeah, a lot of racism and minority voter suppression going on there…

Interesting that the only thing close to voter intimidation came from the New Black Panther Party showing up to the 14th ward in Philadelphia on November 6th, and something tells me that they weren’t interested in steering ballots away from the incumbent.

“There must be a plan for reconstruction,” said Jackson.  “We’re the people who provided the votes – we want to be bailed out.  We need jobs, education, healthcare now.  If we can be targeted for voter registration and voter turnout, target us for reconstruction, now.”

“In Chicago, for example, there are 100,000 vacant homes or abandoned lots; 40,000 in Baltimore,” said Jackson.  “If we were to rebuild 25 percent, if we take down the boards and put in window panes, fix the broken sidewalks, cut the grass, fix the roofing, we’d create more jobs than there are people, just rebuilding where we live.”

Gangland graffiti always seems to send those property values through the roof, doesn’t it?

If the people who bought into Jackson’s plan were seriously interested in remedying their broken sidewalks, roofs, and windows, wouldn’t they already have their jobs by now?  Oh wait, they want someone to do it FOR them…  Then once it’s done, THEN they’ll go get jobs, healthcare, and education.

“We are the new mainstream,” said Jackson. “We are the America of shared hopes and shared dreams. We have the power, we have the votes.”

“It’s time to march again.  March for healthcare, march for jobs.  When we march great things come our way.”  Does anyone else think that by “march” he means riot and loot?

This is what happens when you cater to the victimhood mentality.  People are so used to it being done for them that they want more.  Nevermind that there are those people who go that extra mile and push for bigger and better; there are others who see it and think that they deserve it as well.  Why do for yourself when you can just sit and wait for it to happen?

And people buy into this crap?  Of course they do, because it doesn’t feel good to be honest with ones self.

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