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Jesse Jackson Jumps the Selma Civil Rights Shark

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 31, 2013 @ 6:23 pm In The Point | 2 Comments

It’s hard to find any single moment where the race-baiting hustler abuse of civil rights jumped the shark, but Jesse Jackson’s Florida hysteria may mark some kind of peak.

Gov. Rick Scott asked that Jackson apologize for calling Florida the “Selma of our time” and “the Apartheid State.”

Jackson said Florida’s post-Trayvon Martin environment is “toxic.”

“ ‘Stand your ground’ laws must end,” Jackson told reporters. “The manipulation of African-Americans here is disgraceful.”

“We’ve seen Southern governors before change their minds,” Jackson said Tuesday. “Wallace said we couldn’t go to the University of Alabama. He had to change his mind.”

Jesse Jackson is comparing Florida to Selma and South Africa, based on a single case whose outcome he didn’t like. He’s been a joke for a while, but this may be the first time he has become an official joke.

Jackson, like the Dream Defenders, wants Florida to revisit the “stand your ground” law that was passed in 2005. Scott has said he supports the law and won’t call a special session to address it.

So Jesse Jackson tactfully compared Rick Scott to George Wallace because the Governor of Florida won’t call a special session to get rid of a law that he wants eliminated.

 


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