Spotlight McWingnut the new Jesse Jackson? I smell a ghostwritten Facebook post coming:
Peter Brown: “Sarah Palin would probably blanch at the comparison, given their widely divergent world views, but these days her political profile looks quite similar to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s just over two decades ago.”
“Simply put, the two emerged as political and media celebrities backed by exceptionally strong support within the most ideological wing of their respective political parties. But both also carry substantial political baggage with the much larger numbers of American voters who decide November elections.”
Remember all the hubbub and ballyhoo, not to mention the falderol and ruckus, when the Rushpublics accused then-candidate Obama of being nothing more than a superficial, crowd-pleasing celebrity?
Let me see if I can detect any sounds of hubbub and ballyhoo now that Spotlight McWingnut has attained the very same same status….
There is a huge difference between the two of course. Obama had substance as well as style. And he was popular enough to get elected to the highest office in all the land… by a landslide.
Jesse Jackson is an accomplished civil rights activist who’s had his share of problems.
Half-Govner Palin quit. And has her share of ethics/honesty problems.
And proved her lack of heft when she resorted to writing crib notes on her palm.
No, she’s not the new Jesse Jackson. She’s the new punch line.