Ed Driscoll

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“Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson Worse Than Rosa Parks’ Bus Driver:”

Rev. Jesse Jackson weighed in on the raging Duck Dynasty controversy over star Phil Robertson’s opinion on homosexuality, claiming, “the statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the… driver” of civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ bus.

According to the Daily Mail, Jackson added: “At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law.” But Robertson said what he said “without cover of the law.” And Jackson said the statements Robertson made in answering a GQ reporter’s question were given “in a context of… ‘white privilege.'”

As Breitbart News reported on December 18, the central component of Robertson’s answer to the reporter was a recitation of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. One would think a reverend would embrace the use of Scripture instead of condemning the man who recited it.

Instead, Jackson is demanding that Robertson’s “indefinite” suspension be upheld and he also wants a meeting “within 72 hours with A&E executives and Cracker Barrel’s CEO to discuss the future of Duck Dynasty memorabilia.”

Let’s decode those above remarks, which are a very different reaction from Jackson than when both Paula Deen and Jimmy the Greek were dropped by their networks for actual racial remarks. If Jackson is seeing racism where none exists, it seems very likely that over the weekend, one of his surrogates contacted Robertson’s own surrogates, who likely told Jesse’s men that, no, Mr. Robertson will not be needing the $ervices of Rev. Jackson.

Since Jackson’s coffers won’t be enlarged, at least by Robertson’s massively successful corporation, he’s lashing out in the most punitive way possible.

Either that, or Robertson is a closet “white Hispanic,” “Peruvian-American” or Canadian, and doesn’t even know it yet.