Glen Thrush wrote that Jackson told Politico he “absolutely” believes congressional Republicans are motivated by race in opposing the president’s policies.
“The tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy, it’s the Fort Sumter tea party,” Jackson claimed, without any explanation.
Thrush called Jackson the man “who more than anyone occupies the no man’s land between his mentor (Dr. Martin Luther) King and Obama.”
“Even though he’s the first black president, he’s in a tiptoe stance on race — that’s a phrase I borrowed from King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail.’ It makes him nervous. He can’t even ask the most basic question which he’s begging to ask: To what degree is the partisan gridlock that is frustrating his attempts to govern racially driven?” added Pulitzer Prize–winning author Taylor Branch. “I’m not blaming him … The slightest mention of race could alienate the millions of white Americans who voted for him.”
Thrush said that "none of the half-dozen top Obama aides" interviewed for his article said they have heard Obama suggest racism on the part of the GOP.
But Obama doesn't have to personally suggest it, given the willingness of his surrogates to make the charges.
Since his election in 2008, liberals have obsessed over race to the point of absurdity.
A principal in Portland, for example, claimed she could spot racism in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
During the 2012 primary, liberals claimed Newt Gingrich engaged in racism by referring to Juan Williams by his first name.
Throughout the election, liberals in the media twisted themselves into pretzels claiming that every word uttered by a Republican was racist.
In January 2012, Williams claimed that the use of "Founding Fathers" and "Constitution" constituted racial code.
As we pointed out in May 2011, the real reason liberals respond with the race card is because it's easy and requires no real thought on the person making the charge. Moreover, no one in the media follows up, demanding to know specifics.
Like Pavlov's dogs, liberals instinctively throw out the race card and are never required to explain themselves.
As a result, America is more divided than it has been in years.
Politico said that Obama is "becoming more willing to discuss issues of race in a more personal way now that he’s liberated from having to run for office again."
This was evident when Obama inserted himself into the Trayvon Martin case, responding to the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman by saying Martin could have been him 35 years ago.
"There are very few African-American men in this country who have not had the experience of being followed when they are shopping at a department store. That includes me … There are probably very few African-American men who have not had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator,” he said.
Obama has remained silent in the wake of recent high-profile black-on-white crimes.
In a blog post at Tea Party Nation, Lloyd Marcus said that Jackson and others like him have turned Dr. King's dream upside-down.
"Is Jesse Jackson and the Race Industry representative of MLK's dream; black and white kids walking together in brotherly love? Absolutely not. Jesse and his ilk only seek power and thirty pieces of silver in exchange for black votes to liberal politicians, while ignoring the best interest of black America," he wrote.
He went on to say that "liberal black politicians are using America's new hyper sensitivity to all things racial to get their way."
All one has to do to silence political opposition is call it racist, he added.
"White conservatives typically run for the tall grass, cowering in fear," he wrote.
Marcus said that the false charge of racism has become the left's most effective weapon, and liberals will never stop using it.
"Thus, the only thing we conservatives can do is change our reaction to their vacant evil lies. We need more courageous conservatives like Steve Lonegan who will not be intimidated or side tracked; willing to stand up and fight for principles and values that most Americans hold dear," he wrote.
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