To say that this guy is stupid on an epic scale would be an understatement. Real Clear Politics has the video of Jackson’s impassioned speech on the House floor, and notes the irony of the comments considering just a month prior he was promoting mandatory iPads for public school students on the House floor:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said he stood-by a proposal he made last week that could result in the federal government providing an Ipad for every student in the nation, despite a barrage of criticism he has suffered from the media in recent days.
“Let me be clear about a few things,” Jackson said, brandishing both an Apple iPad and an Amazon Kindle on the House floor. “These devices are revolutionizing our country — and they will fundamentally alter how we will educate our children.”
Jackson said he had been skewered on conservative radio and in the blogosphere and was called “misleading” and “malicious” names.
“Now, because I’ve suggested this idea, I’ve been called a communist and a socialist and any number of another things,” Jackson said.
Jackson is promoting his idea to amend the Constitution so that it guarantees every American the right to an equal education. Under that amendment Congress would be given discretion to implement the educational reforms which, Jackson said, may lead to an iPad, Kindle, or Nook for every schoolchild.
I guess this means that both Jackson AND our celebrity President are responsible for job losses in this country in more ways than one …
Cross-posted to Right Wing News.