Jesse Jackson and The Budget Civil War or Something

Via Jeff Poor at The Daily Caller:

Let’s review a few historical facts about the Civil War:

  1. This was not a war about unions or collective bargaining.
  2. This was not a war about abortion.
  3. This was not a war about access to healthcare
  4. This was not a war about access to education.
  5. This was not a war about budgets.
  6. This was a hot war, shooty things happened, blood spurted, stuff blew up, people died and that was a feature not a bug.

Also, the Republicans were the winners and on the right and moral side of that war.  The Democrats were the losers and on the wrong and immoral side of that war.

Jesse Jackson is a boneheaded idiot.  I’m quite sad that he appears as a spokesman for stupidity so very, very often.

I hate to bring this up to Mr. Jackson, to remind him, but – the current budget woes are the direct fault of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Hussien Obama.  The budget currently being discussed is the budget THEY failed to pass LAST YEAR WHEN THEY HELD ALL THE POWER.  The 2010 Speaker of the House, Leader of the Senate and President of the United States refused/failed/ignored/whatever to perform one of their primary duties as officials of the United States – to produce and pass a budget.  This is not the Republican’s fault.  This budget problem is the Democrats fault.  Period.

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4 Responses to Jesse Jackson and The Budget Civil War or Something

  1. Brandi says:


    But I’m also furiously pissed with some republicans right now, too. We (the military) are looking at not getting paid next week. That’s a HUGE deal. So, a republican (Hutchison, TX, I believe) put forth a bill to ensure that the pentagon (and therefore military members) are funded through the end of the fiscal year. Simple bill, right? Should pass quickly, right? Except the idiot decided to tack on stipulations about planned parenthood.
    This isn’t about whether or not planned parenthood should or should not be funded–that’s an argument to be resolved in the budget as a whole. If the congressman who sponsored this bill actually cared about ensuring that the military gets paid on time, she would not have added that to the bill. She used the panic of military families facing a financial crisis as a pawn in her political game and it makes me ill.

  2. vivianlouise says:

    Brandi, you do know that the President is the one, the ONLY one, who decides who gets paid during a shut down. By law, the POTUS decides. It is OBAMA who made the decision to not pay the military during a shut down. He gets paid, his aides get paid, but the military does not. Clinton declared that the military got paid during the shut down in the 90’s. This is Obama’s choice, not some Republican from Texas.

  3. vivianlouise says:

    “The worst part of this whole debate is the Obama Administration’s decision to hold military pay hostage to the budget debate. For the last few decades, government shutdowns have been guided by an OMB directive issued during the Reagan Administration. Under this directive, military personnel would continue to receive the paychecks while politicians argued about the budget. The Clinton Administration, during the last government shutdown, kept the paychecks flowing.

    But, not Obama.

    The Obama Administration has overturned the old OMB directive and has decided to suspend military paychecks if there is a government shutdown. No reason to do it…but they have decided to. Reprehensible.”

  4. Brandi says:

    Thank you–I was not aware of this.

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