When Jesse Jackson shows up, you know you can rest easy, because everything will be made fair. Okay, with that laugh out of the way…
The Reverend-who-should-read-the-Ten-Commandments-more-often is disputing the counting of votes in Ohio because it must have been crooked. The reason? Kerry lost.
Yep, we’re back to the “disenfranchised voter” thing, which basically ends up meaning somebody who didn’t follow the legal process in registering, or isn’t registered at all. Or perhaps they’re people who didn’t even care enough to vote– But Jesse considers that disenfranchisement, since the person’s obviously been brainwashed by a conservative juggernaut to be indifferent.
In Florida in 2000, Jackson claimed there were a million “disenfranchised voters.” The obvious question is how can Jackson know how many of them there are, since the whole point of the thing is that they were denied the right to be counted in the first place?
Jackson begins the final paragraph in his op-ed piece, which is a bit of a disappointment since there’s not a rhyme to be found, with, “This country needs no more Floridas and Ohios.”
Unlikely, Reverend… at least not until you retire.