Two Demagogues In One!
Now's the time when Ace juxtaposes:
- Jesse Jackson Jr. Says Way Out of the Unemployment Crisis Is to Change the Constitution So Every Ghetto Kid Gets an iPod and a Laptop.
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it.
Related: Luddites then and now: Jesse Jr. blames the iPad -- presumably running its Amazon.com Kindle app -- for Borders declaring bankruptcy; a decade ago, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times was convinced that Amazon was doomed.
Meanwhile, Jesse Sr. is involved a scandal that -- were he a religious leader on the right -- would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country and playing 24/7 on all the cable news channels that lose in the ratings to Fox. Funny how while hypocrisy may be a mortal sin to the left, they're sure happy to look the other way when one of their own is afflicted. (And savor the schadenfreude-tastic irony of a man who made his living for decades shaking down American businesses being shaken down himself.)