What happened? Well, he was caught – on camera (or in this adoring picture) – talking out of both sides of his face… you know, again.
Getting nice with his scrapbooking talents, eh?
Yeah, Jesse. Your political career is officially over, but you couldn’t be happy for another brother? Considering the wide and long trail you have already blazed, why not consider yourself the person whom others follow? Why not think of yourself as a ‘Moses’ anointing, rather than trying to crush Barack on TV for being a ‘Joshua’ (Oh, sorry… that name is copywritten. Next?)
Instead, you walked outside of your house (or the baby mama’s house, whichever) and noticed something horrifying. No spotlight. No cameras. No attention. So, given all the attention Obama is getting for the faith-based talk, you throw your name in the ring. The national media were caught baying at the moon waiting for another voice to speak out… and like clockwork, you show up. This time, they got you sharing insight about Barack Obama, and the gold they mined could score another rush to the hills of California.
You see, it’s obvious you are jealous. Granted, you had a real shot at the Oval Office, but the country just wasn’t ready for history. Now they are… and your 15 minutes are almost up. What you have done for civil rights is unmatched by most of the people that have walked this earth, but stick to what you know and correcting rhetoric isn’t it, eh, Mr. Hymietown?
Ladies and gentlemen, the curtain has been thrown wide open and we can now the aged wizard for who he really is today. An old curmudgeon with a storied past who wishes those old sparks could be rekindled. But alas, there’s a new sheriff in town… and no one is talking about deputizing you, brutha.
MEMO to Mr. Burns… eh, Jackson: You have a title and it’s been almost two decades since you used it – REVEREND. You got close with the ‘Jena 6’, but then you went back to the well and that political mojo you had working is like a cheap hair tonic – you get hot, and unless you keep applying the junk, it runs all over your face and you look like a fool.
You aren’t alone to believe Obama is “talking down” to blacks. His message needs to be more inclusive. Look at the drivel he is spoon-feeding Christians. Now, that’s equal opportunity and a cause a former Reverend should fight for. But where are you, Jesse? Quit looking for a caucus and begin reconsidering the power of your pulpit behind a cause. The Church could you use your mouth… er, mind right about now.