Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jesse Jackson; “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”

If a prominent white man said all white men in Congress should vote for or against a pending piece of legislation, what do you think the media firestorm would be like?

As you ponder, consider that Jesse Jackson on Wednesday told a reception held by the Congressional Black Caucus, “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”

Although the comment was first reported by The Hill at 5:42 PM EST Wednesday, LexisNexis and Google news searches identified astonishingly little media coverage.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday night criticized Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) for voting against the Democrats’ signature healthcare bill.

“We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill,” Jackson said at a reception Wednesday night. “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”

The remark stirred a murmur at the reception, held by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation as part of a series of events revolving around the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s run for president.

Despite this murmur, a LexisNexis search identified absolutely no major media references to this incident. READ MORE...


  1. Rep.Davis is my representative and I am so very proud of him. I have written to him on many occasions and received really intelligent replies. Rep. Davis is an American first. I don't know what you would call Jesse Jackson.

  2. Whats new here...we all know that Jesse Jackson is a racist...he hates anyone who thinks for themselves! He especially hates black people who do not buy into his victim mentality!

  3. "You can't vote for this bill and still call yourself an American."

  4. Je$$e Jack$on? We haven't heard from this odious, race-baiting poverty pimp in some time. Was he bored with stealing money from his "Rainbow Crapalition" to give to the mama of his 1990s booty call baby?