Sometimes campaign humor is hiding in plain sight.
WASHINGTON – The Rev. 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 charged Wednesday.
The HUD secretary 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.”Wait for it…
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry announced Wednesday that Jesse Jackson has joined the campaign as a senior adviser.
Hat’s off to AP writer Genaro C. Armas for 4 paragraphs of unintentional (one would suspect) election year comedy gold.