Rev. Isaac C. Hayes, the GOP nominee in IL-2, has a problem with recent comments by the Rev. Jesse Jackson equating support for health care reform with being a true black man:
"Rev. Jesse Jackson’s comment that, 'You can't vote against health care and call yourself a Black man' is absolutely deplorable. It is this mindset that has placed the Black community last in everything that matters and first in everything that’s harmful.," Hayes said in a press release Thursday.
"There was a time when he encouraged us to believe we were somebody. Today, he encourages us to believe we aresomebody’s responsibility. It is time that we recognize we cannot fight today’s battles with yesterday’s weapons," Hayes said.
Rev. Jackson is the father of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., current congressman in IL-2, who was recently named one of the "most corrupt members of Congress" in a number of national media stories. Rep. Jackson also supports what Hayes calls "socialized medicine."