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Jesse Jackson Praises Legacy of Chavez

Specificus Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 5:54 PM
In the aftermath of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s sensational plummet from political prominence and pertinence, it's only fitting that Jesse Jackson Sr. make a lame effort such as this, in order to convince himself and his supporters that he and his family still have relevance, insofar as playing a role in confronting the national and international concerns that still face the United States. There are, tragically, too many people in our country who continue to want the public to overlook Jackson's and his family's non-leaderful behavior and to continue the pretense of holding him up as the person who "speaks for black America." When this charade will end, not even God knows.

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson praised deceased anti-American Venezuela President Hugo Chavez during the delivery of his eulogy Friday in Venezuela.

 “Hugo fed the hungry,” said Jackson, who ran for president twice in the 1980s. “He lifted the poor. He raised their hopes. He helped them realize their dreams. And, so, today we do mourn, because we’ve lost a lot. But we have a lot left – a stable government, an orderly transition.”

Jackson prayed that Chavez, who famously called President George W. Bush "the devil” in 2006, would find peace in the afterlife, and for peace between the...

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