Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The upside of an Obama White House

If Senator Obama goes to the White House, Jesse Jackson goes back to the outhouse, according to Democratic consultant Susan Estrich:

A Barack Obama victory in less than three weeks will mean many things at home and abroad. It will mean a new team on foreign and domestic policy and new political leadership for both the Democratic Party and the country. And it will mean, finally, the end of any excuse to listen to the self-involved, selfish and stupid rantings of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Earlier this year, Jackson made a complete fool of himself with his jealous tirade against Obama, spoken into an open mike and ultimately heard by millions. It doesn't bear repeating, and I would not be writing about it today were it not for the sad but not surprising fact that Jackson is now selling himself as a member of Obama's "family" -- or vice versa -- and pontificating in an ignorant and divisive way about the changes an Obama administration will bring.

If you didn't know better, you might think Jackson wants Obama to lose. And I wouldn't be surprised if he does. A President Obama makes Jackson politically irrelevant.

Besides, when Jackson shows up at big corporations to shake a little protection money out of them, they'll be able to tell Jackson they already gave at the office. The IRS office, thanks to The Obama's tax plans.