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Posted by on Nov 18, 2009 in Politics | 21 comments

“You Can’t Vote Against Healthcare and Call Yourself a Black Man”

Geeeesum! Could Jesse Jackson be more insulting with this?

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.”

What Jackson apparently means is, you can’t think for yourself and call yourself a black man… because this is Rep. Davis’ statement on his vote:

I am a supporter of health care reform who believes that the House leadership’s approach is not the best we can do. Because we risk a disaster if we get this wrong, I will vote no on the House legislation and continue to root for a final bill that fixes the holes in our health care system and contains soaring costs in both the private and public sectors.

Good for Davis! Full reform would address costs and holes, not simply increase coverage and let the existing problems expand. And one doesn’t require a certain skin pigmentation to see that.

Jesse Jackson’s statement is, frankly, appalling and insulting to thinking people everywhere — or it should be. Can you imagine… say… Hillary Clinton stating that you can’t call yourself a woman and oppose abortion?

Really nasty. Why isn’t that man retired yet?