If someone pulled a product off the rack at the local grocery store and saw an expiration date from nearly 50 years ago, it would be shocking and appalling to an extent that the shopper might immediately drop it, recoil in horror, and likely kick it aside. If that reaction is so universally understandable, maybe somebody can explain why people haven’t done the same to Jesse Jackson, for his shelf life surely expired a long time ago. He still somehow fancies himself relevant, a wise elder who speaks for a downtrodden aggregate, when in fact he is more like a man attending a black tie dinner wearing a leisure suit, or the guy who shows up for a date wearing a Nehru jacket with Edwin Starr blaring on an 8- Track. The only thing missing is his Afro because nothing else has changed about him since the 60’s.
His syringe was predictably loaded with poisonous and hackneyed venom before the final tally was made announcing Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin’s recall election and he wasted no time inoculating the press and his minions with wildly illogical links between Walker’s platform of personal and fiscal responsibility and the abhorrent racial practices of Governor George Wallace in Alabama 50 years earlier. If it is mandatory to present appropriate identification in order to board a plane or cash a check it is logical to invoke the same criteria for someone to vote, and bringing economic sanity to a budget by eliminating excessive benefits to state workers bleeding the coffers dry demonstrates prudence, not malice. In the world of Jesse Jackson, however, these practical solutions are immediately and absurdly defined as efforts to deny people the right to vote and an all-out assault on workers’ rights to collectively bargain. He intentionally misrepresented the results as providing tax breaks for the wealthy, job cuts for workers, more pain for the poor, and cabalistically claimed Walker represented a “typical southern strategy” espoused by a 1960’s Alabama governor who was anti-civil rights, anti-social rights, and held an anti-women agenda.
HUH? You see, Mr. Jackson does not educate, he perpetrates. He produces nothing tangible as a man or with his tax-shielded organizations and instead has been allowed to thrive in a parasitic netherworld of his own creation, completely untouched and unchallenged. He has achieved nothing meaningful for the people he supposedly represents, but has transferred the plights of others into his own construct in order to line his pockets with shakedown money from the nearest corporation or organization with a remote affiliation to a problem he willfully exacerbated. He is a clichéd caricature whose oversized mouth has masked the severe limitations of an undersized brain and traffics in race-baiting with aplomb as if it was an option in the Harvard MBA curriculum. What more need be said about a man who has leveraged the misery of others into an unfathomable personal fortune, and whose only legacy is Mini-Me, Al Sharpton.
Jackson remains the lead attack dog on Team Liberal, unfortunately, and the salvos he fired promptly and on cue after a resounding trouncing at the polls in Wisconsin is but a mere appetizer on the menu of verbal assault sound bites The Left has in its ammo dump and is chafing to unleash. Whether it’s instinctive or rehearsed with the precision of a drill team, no answer or counterpoint is formulated to advance a discussion, and instead is designed to pigeon-hole the opposition through reflexive stereotyping. If it is mentioned that the growing unilateral Gestapo-reach of the EPA be reined in liberal First Responders lash out with tales of conservative intent to poison our air and water. When the subject turns to curtailing sanctioned abuses, corruption, and primitive forms of intimidation by union thugs and bosses, the pre-packaged reply is that conservatives are out to curry favor to the rich at the expense of the “working man”, which implies, of course, the only person who legitimately works for a living is one who pays dues. Suggestions of modifying entitlements instantly elicit screams about killing granny and disenfranchising the poor, and these and other types of reactionary hysteria are ingrained to a degree as if on simmer in a cauldron and ready to boil over on demand.
Ed Schultz, the bloated and screeching cur that publicly insulted the esteemed Laura Ingraham, hit the airwaves immediately after the Wisconsin election was decided to say that Governor Walker was going to be indicted, “perhaps as early as tomorrow.” Calculably, Schultz had no facts or basis for what he said, but that does not concern the left. Aside from the blind-addiction to the “union: good; corporation: bad” premise of irrationality, one cannot help but wonder if opposition to school vouchers by lefties goes beyond the pro-union love affair and is motivated by a desire to keep a special segment of the population marginally literate so it repeats everything it hears but possesses not the basic skills to read comprehensively enough to develop opinions of its own.
While there are no plans to offer alternatives to positions held by Mr. Romney, and certainly no intentions of trying to defend the air-brained policies of Obama, there is a cohesive plan in place to attack and ridicule Romney relentlessly as November nears, and to cut loose with a D-Day level assault the minute an Obama loss is confirmed at the polls, filled with criticism and unrealistic expectations for an instant fix, and while the country is in need of immediate, emergency surgery, the best Mr. Romney and a Republican Congress will be able to do in the first four years is stanch the hemorrhaging with an eye on creating a pro-business atmosphere that will begin paying dividends during a second term.
The unprogressive “progressives” are ready to mobilize with a smear campaign of unprecedented proportion, and Jesse Jackson stands at the ready to record it all with his black and white camera.