Jesse Jackson, Jr. opens mouth, inserts foot

First it was Congressman Dingell (D-Jurassic Age) committing the Kinsleyan gaffe of accidentally telling the truth, now it’s Illinois’ Jesse Jackson, Jr., who admitted on the radio that the passage of ObamaCare will mean cuts to other social programs:

Let me be clear:  There’s probably going to have to be a significant reform of other social programs as the Federal Government assumes more responsibility for health care for the nation’s people, there are other social programs that are probably going to undermine some elements of social cohesion, there’s no doubt about that.

You can bet that “reform,” in this case,” means “cuts.” Just as will now happen to Medicare. Otherwise, how could they “undermine social cohesion?” You can translate that last as “people who will be damned angry when their benefits get cut to pay for this fiasco.”

I wonder who the next “progressive” will be to inadvertently speak truth to the real power, the People? And no fair guessing Biden; he’s a given.

3 Responses to Jesse Jackson, Jr. opens mouth, inserts foot

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  2. Porkchop says:

    Listen to the entire interview. It is only a little under eight minutes:

    http://www.wlsam.com/FlashPlayer/default.asp?SPID=0&ID=1735207

    The “social cohesion” line was fed to him by the interviewers from a Moody’s report. I’m not really sure what any of them meant by it, though. Here’s an article about that report:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/7450468/Moodys-fears-social-unrest-as-AAA-states-implement-austerity-plans.html

    I’m not sure the interviewers actually read it. The interviewers were, in my opinion, total assholes. I’ve never heard interviewers be that rude to anybody, but Jackson maintained an even keel throughout. At one point Jackson even says (after another rude interruption) “I’m not disagreeing with you.”

    However, when you listen to the interview it is really clear it wasn’t a gaffe. He knew what he was saying, and he even paused while he was saying the above quote. There’s a follow up question about what programs would be cut, and Jackson says he can’t say.

    Worth reading and listening.

  3. intheknow7 says:

    Mr. Jackson also seems to be quite fond of Sarah Palin

    Jesse Jackson accesses Palin’s memory files and much more…MUST SEE Cindy McCain hand Jesse “controller” to download coded Intel from Kissinger’s latest MK-bot…
    http://intheknow7.wordpress.com/

    Be Well

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