As a child returning to school in the fall I was often asked to write about what I did on my summer vacation.  If someone asked Jesse Jackson what he did this summer would he admit to spending part of his time at a town hall meeting race baiting his audience?  I doubt it.

Jackson:  And just call them Tea Party. This is the Fort Sumter Tea Party, as distinguished from the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party led the revolution against the corrupt occupying force from Britain. This—in this—this is in the lineage of Jeff Davis, of Robert E. Lee

Their first obsession is destroy the captain of the ship. If he said “Jump,” they say “No, Jump.” The first deal is to destroy the captain. They want to protect those on the deck. More and more of us are in the hull of that ship. And I would urge you tonight my friends to note that this is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The states’ rights group, they intend to take back the government and then take it back …. I would urge us don’t reduce this just to so-called “small group”—this is a struggle—this is a Civil War struggle. Are you with the Union or are you with the states’ rightists?

They want to undermine the 13th, 14th, 15th amendment. This is very serious. Remember on that Capitol, I said “We ain’t going back, surround”—say go—say go to Washington, surround the Capitol, demand jobs, demand the vote, protect it, now mass march on Washington for jobs and justice. Now.


Since Jackson is attacking the Tea Party and playing the race card his remarks will go largely unnoticed by the mainstream media because challenging Jackson would be politically incorrect and as far as the media is concerned a black person can’t be racist.

This isn’t exactly the civil tone that Obama was hoping for when he took office though he was directing his comments at the time to Republicans and not his fellow liberal Democrats whom he felt were guiltless of any rancor.