The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night injected race into the national debate on health care, saying any black lawmaker who votes against President Obama's sweeping overhaul isn't really black, the Hill newspaper reported.
The remark was a clear shot at Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., the only member of the CBC to vote against the House version of the health care legislation.
Davis refused to return fire against Jackson.
"One of the reasons that I like and admire Rev. Jesse Jackson is that 21 years ago he inspired the idea that a black politician would not be judged simply as a black leader," Davis said in a written statement to the newspaper. "The best way to honor Rev. Jackson's legacy is to decline to engage in an argument with him that begins and ends with race."
SERIOUSLY? Do any of you agree with THIS? Are there any AA moms who are against this legislation?
Answer by momof030404 at 4:47 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
umm, it's Jesse Jackson, doesn't he want to cut of President Obama's ...ummm..."batteries"????
Tell him to go visit his baby Mom
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:03 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:04 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
Gah . . . Sheila Jackson Lee is a horror story. I can't listen to a word that comes out of her hateful narcissistic mouth.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Nov. 19, 2009