The end of Jesse Jackson
The Right Reverend Jesse Jackson, fully equipped with his tin foil hat, has come out foaming at the mouth. Check this link for the full story to the extent that you can tolerate it.
So this is what it has come to. The man who literally washed his hands in MLK's blood at the site of the assassination, who was once the heart of the civil rights movement, has been reduced to crying foul about every election where a Republican wins, claiming that the win resulted from disenfranchisement of blacks.
I don't care for Jesse Jackson, but to watch this guy decline into a living, breathing, stamp of failure on any cause he adopts is quite sad. He fought the good fight in the 60s and 70s, but nowadays, nobody really wants to hear the words "disenfranchisement", "racism", etc. anytime the left is disappointed.
Those words used to mean something. But now they leave different impressions in people's minds - obstruction, shakedown, scare tactics. And people don't like that. The racist label was once a powerful one used to dismantle injustice. Now it's one that just makes people mad. And that's a shame, because racism really does still exist, but when you've cried wolf so often, people stop listening. And that's a sad legacy to leave the civil rights movement.