As the health care debate rages on, Rev. Jesse Jackson showed up today to watch his son, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. preside over some of the debating in Congress. While waiting for his son to take the chairman role, Rev. Jackson stepped outside the hall ton confront the tea partiers. There were a few hundred people outside the capitol protesting.
‘Get a real job, you commie,’ one man yelled. ‘Father another child out of wedlock while you’re at it,’ said another. And in an especially bizarre moment, a black Tea Party protester used a bullhorn to question whether Jackson was there when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
‘I wanted to watch my son preside,’ Rev. Jackson said. ‘I’ve been impressed.’
The health care debate has been happening all day in the Congressional hall with a final vote expected to take place sometime around 9:30.