You may ask yourself why Jesse Jackson is our Douchebag of the Week this week, what did he do? Well, he’s done a lot, actually, but this award is granted to him for one of the least things he did – cry.
Just a few months ago, Jackson, a well-known race hustler, was complaining about how he wanted to basically turn Barack Obama from a rooster to a hen with one slice of a blade, as evidenced by video #1. Flash to election night, and Jackson was crying like a baby when Obama won. (See video #2)
We aren’t cynical…ok, we are, and you would probably have suspected we’d give the award to the much deserving Chris Matthews for his comments about working to make the Obama presidency work rather than simply report on whether or not it’s working. But not, the current video of Jackson with the hindsight of the “nuts” video, really took Jesse up a notch.
Was Jackson crying because his life-long dream had been realized, or because his life’s work had just been ended? Not really possible to run around complaining about racism when the country is led by a black man. And race-baiting is bread and butter (and, as we all know, the good Reverend has some mouths to feed).
So we can’t tell why Jackson is crying, but we can guess…and it’s not pride. And for that, Jesse Jackson is our Douchebag of the Week. Be prepared to hear either less and less or even crazier things from him in the future as he either accepts that he’s done, or, most likely, gets desperate for camera time the way a heroin junkie jones for a hit.