September 2, 2005, - 6:32 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Will someone please tell self-promoter Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson to shut up? The useless shakedown artist is now, as always, screaming the R-word–“racism”–at President Bush, as the reason for the slow response to the New Orleans Hurricane disaster.
Bush was mistakenly making a speech to veterans–in response to the Cindy Sheehan (“Jihad Cindy #2”) sideshow in Crawford. That was a mistake. But the American left is partly to blame, because they created the media storm (courtesy of Ben and Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream), that took the President away from what he should have been doing but wasn’t.
(His Homeland “Security” Team of lawyers Michael Chertoff, Julie Myers, et al, is a failure. More about that in another post.)
Jackson’s statements beg the question: Where was Jesse Jackson until now? Why, the race-huckster was encamped with Jihad Cindy #2 (a la Weird Al Sharpton) and begging the Western Hemisphere’s Terrorist-in-Chief, Hugo Chavez, for his oil. Nauseating.
Jackson is right about one thing. “There’s a historical indifference to the pain of poor people and black people” in this country, he said. I agree that Jesse Jackson has a historical indifference to the pain of poor people and black people–all while making money off of their backs.
It’s time for gazillionaire Jackson to quit whining and put his millions where his mouth is. It’s time for him to finally give a cent of his money to the American Blacks he has used and sold out for so long.
We’re waiting, Jesse. But not holding our collective breaths.
UPDATES: 09/04/05–On Saturday Morning’s “Weekend Today” on NBC, Jackson whined to Matt Lauer that Bill Clinton and “the President’s father” were made the heads of the Bush’s Katrina relief efforts. “They’re White. Why didn’t he pick any Brown people? We need some Brown people exalted.”
09/05/05–Jackson promised to get buses to the people at the Superdome on Friday, 09/02, and surprise, surprise, the buses never came. Maybe he doesn’t care about exalting “Brown people,” either.
Tags: Al Sharpton, Bill Clinton, chief, Hugo Chavez, Jesse Jackson, Matt Lauer, NBC, oil, pain, President, Weekend Today