One Jackson takes on another

No, Michael isn’t suing Janet … ;)

HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson spoke out yesterday against black self-victimization:

Jesse Jackson and other black political leaders spread a message of victimization that leads most blacks to vote Democratic, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson said Wednesday.

The HUD secretary, who is black, said he has advised President Bush’s campaign to focus its efforts on younger blacks who did not grow up during the civil rights era because older blacks who did “have been conditioned” to vote Democratic by Jesse Jackson, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and others.

“They have made a living telling black people they are victims,” the HUD secretary said in an interview with The Associated Press. “As long as they keep them in victim mode, they have liberals who will take care of them.”

Bravo to ya, sir! Sounds like he and Bill Cosby might get along very well.

On a related note, the last few years have seen a shift in the attitudes of black voters. More are classifying themselves as independents than Democrats. This is very encouraging. The liberal media is losing control of it’s grip on the news, and the Democrats are starting to lose some of the almost 95% of black Americans who vote for them.

Let’s celebrate!