We’d give Jesse Jackson an award for being first to trace the current government shutdown back to the Civil War and slavery, but that trophy has already gone to comedian and former Current TV host John Fugelsang, who said essentially the same thing last week.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 30, 2013
There’s also a good possibility that the current showdown between the House GOP and the president has nothing to do with the Confederacy and everything to do with trillions in debt and the economic train wreck that is Obamacare.
@RevJJackson This is a showdown between Marxists who want control of one sixth of the economy & our healthcare & those who value freedom.
— Don McGinnis (@TheDonzoni) October 8, 2013
What about this, then?
It’s not just a coincidence that Arkansas, rare Democratic governed Southern state, is the only state from the… http://t.co/NgibdsRwbC
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) October 8, 2013
It’s not just a coincidence that Arkansas, rare Democratic governed Southern state, is the only state from the Old Confederacy that is not denying Medicaid expansion.