Jackson: Black Voters Deserve a Return on Election ‘Investment’

CBS Chicago, November 10, 2012

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama’s reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for the president live.

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Despite attempts at voter suppression in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, Jackson said, blacks turned out en masse to vote, enduring waits that stretched into hours in many places.

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“We voted early, we voted long. Our votes won,” he said.

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“What do we want? We want, we want, we want, we deserve, we deserve … a return on our investment.

“What’s good for us is good for everybody. What’s good for blacks is good for everybody,” he said. “We bled too much, we died too young, we cried too much, we prayed too long, now we want a return on our investment.”

Referring to those voter suppression efforts, he said, “these acts of meanness had unintended consequences.” Rather than keeping blacks and Latinos away from the polls, voter ID measures and the curtailing of access to the voting booths made people more determined to vote. “Suppression became stimulation and people fought back,” he said.

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Jackson said blacks, who voted for Barack Obama for state senator, for U.S. Senator, and now twice as President of the United States, should demand, bargain, and march if necessary, for an end to “patterns of race discrimination, (for) our share of jobs.

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Saying that automobile companies and banks got bailouts, “we’re the people who provided the votes — we want to be bailed out. We need jobs, education, healthcare now. If we can be targeted for voter registration and voter turnout, target us for reconstruction, now.

“We are the new mainstream,” Jackson said. “We are the America of shared hopes and shared dreams. We have the power, we have the votes.

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“It’s time to march again. March for healthcare, march for jobs. When we march great things come our way. “

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  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    Translation:

    “Please, Obama, keep my son out of prison!”

    • Puggg

      Darn, you got to it first.

      I don’t know what Jesse Jackson Junior is so worried about when it comes to prison.  He is from the same city as Rahm Emanuel, after all, and I’m sure Rahm has already given him a crash course in shower etiquette.

      • JuneSondra65

        First rule: “If you drop your soap, don’t pick it up!”

  • ed91

    they sure do and I hope they get it.

  • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

    “We voted early, we voted long. Our votes won,” he said.

    But did they only vote once, JJ?

  • OlderWoman

     What’s good for us is good for everybody. What’s good for blacks is good
    for everybody,” he said. “We bled too much, we died too young, we cried
    too much, we prayed too long, now we want a return on our investment.”

    That paragraph is hilarious. Especially since they’ve never invested anything of value into this country in forty plus years.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WP6FBJWJYEU7S6TMNJS5D2BB5M Luis

    I posted a couple of things on the “Comments” that accompanyed the original article. All of the posts were 100% tirades against Jackson, worthy of an Amrenner.

    ALL of them. 

    The 2014 mid-term elections will soon be here. After that, Obama’s toast, politically. 

    • Zqrxpad

      Don’t bet on it! Up until this last election I had faith that the White people in this country would do the right thing – that faith is now gone, probably forever! When 95% whitebread IOWA votes OVERWHELMINGLY for a black racist TWICE – you know it’s over. I will not be surprised if the Dems. retake the House and also increase their numbers in the Senate in 2014 thanks to people like those “good White folks” in Iowa! My biggest wish now is that Obama will import a million African muslims and settle ALL of them in Iowa! Let those dumba*%#@ CHOKE on their stupidity!
      What’s happening in this country now is like something out of the Twilite Zone! 

  • bubo

    I’d like to see them march right into the Atlantic without their water wings.  

  • The__Bobster

    Saying that automobile companies and banks got bailouts, “we’re the people who provided the votes — we want to be bailed out. We need jobs, education, healthcare now. If we can be targeted for voter registration and voter turnout, target us for reconstruction, now.
    ____________

    Ya know, I’m looking at the Constitution and I can’t find these programs anywhere.

  • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

    ‘We are the ones with our perpetually out-stretched hands because we can’t do anything for ourselves’.

  • IstvanIN

    “What’s good for us is good for everybody. What’s good for blacks is good for everybody,”

    Actually what is good for whites is actually what is good for America and by extension everyone here.  Conversely what blacks think is good for them is bad for the US and actually bad for them as well.

  • StillModerated

    Jesse is such a fun fellow. Let’s see how his Rainbow Coalition is working out on a more personal level.

     http://gawker.com/5842534/gay-ex+staffer-files-suit-against-jesse-jackson-for-sexual-harassment-discrimination

  • Joe

    Some liberals tried to convince me this same thing, that what’s good for blacks is good for everyone.  Obama wants to benefit everyone.

    No.  Diving up the loot (tax dollars) is a zero sum game.  There are winners and there are losers.  “Everyone is a winner” is another one of those liberal fantasies, much like “diversity is our greatest strength” and “we are all equal”.

    How could people be so dumb.  When money gets pooled and then divided up, there will be winners and losers.  

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Anybody else here sick of this racist *&%$#@?

    So Jackson thinks 0bama is going to help the “suffering” black community, does he??

    He’s already got your vote, so he doesn’t need you anymore.  You fools voted for him and your reward will be four more years of 14+% unemployment.

    Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said that long lines at Pennsylvania polling places on Election Day were a form of voter suppression.

    Voter fraud is also a form of suppression.

    Bon

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LVLO4JE5T2UU76PRBNJK4LD7QU John

    Next they’ll claim going to the casino is a form of investment. At least they’re usig big words.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    “A reconstruction of urban America”, hmmm Jesse?

    How about the people who destroyed urban America fix the mess the’ve spent the last 45 years making?

  • dhs

    You can ridicule Jackson, but he is reminding Prez. Obama that blacks want some rewards for their support, and if Obama wants that support to continue he better provide more goodies.

    Compare this to white male voters who vote for political parties who promise them nothing, and give them pain.

  • JackKrak

    I’ve been saying this for years –

    Democrats don’t have voters, they have clients.

  • archer

    I heard Mark Levin say last night that Obama didn’t win any states that had a photo ID law.

  • Louisville Slugger

    As soon as the Red States secede from this god awful mess of a socialist liberal hellhole called Amerika this Jackson shakedown con artist thief and his ilk can have all they want from his messiah if he can find any left and he wont. 

  • Steel_Quake77

    ‘What’s good for us is good for everybody. What’s good for blacks is good for everybody,’

    Like Affirmative Action (which is good for Blacks) is good for White Men.

    Well at least the racial pandering is more out in the open. Hopefully the brazen way it is happening may wake up a few more Whites.

  • GentlemanPugilist

    This is exactly why the Occidental world’s going to go down the pan. As it becomes multiracial the various racial ‘communities’ are going to increasingly demand more and more benefits for their own groups. Their concern is ultimately for themselves and not for the country as a whole, and hence society becomes more fractured and more volatile as each racial group demands more of the spoils at the others’ expense.

  • HamletsGhost

    So, getting off their fat asses once every four years to pull a lever is an “investment”? Most standard definitions of that word imply an assumption of risk as well as effort to amass the money to invest in the first place.

    Welcome to Amerikwa, where lazy retards demand a return on their investment just like any venture capitalist. And they have a microphone to bellow out their obnoxious ignorance to the whole world.

  • JuneSondra65

    One of the few blacks that I know of that deserves anything is Jackson’s illegitimate daughter that was born to one of his “staffers.” She deserves a father who loves, supports and spends time with her. The circumstances of her birth are not her fault and she deserves better than to have a lying cheating fraud for a father.

  • shmo123

    “We bled too much, we died too young, we cried too much, we prayed too long, now we want a return on our investment.”

    More black preacher hyperbole mixed with rubbish. It doesn’t matter what you say, or whether it carries any truth to it or not, it just has to rhyme and carry those southern black cadences for blacks to fall in line behind it. And they do, every time.