Ya know, it is funny this came up this week as I had been thinking about Alderman Jackson McGee (D) and how his antics were completely ignored by (D) leadership, and (D) pundits in this area.
While at the same time (D)s everywhere are demanding (R) be held accountable and thrown out of office for their (R) activities why doesn't (D) hold (D) to the same standard?
I mean consider the list of McGee Jackson's (D) activities:
- Using gay bashing slurs against teens.
- Lied under oath.
- Threatened to kill the mother of his unborn child.
- Cheated on his wife.
- Disorderly conduct against police.
- Terrorizing defenseless Blockbuster employees then playing the race card even though said employees were also African-American.
- Writing to communista Hugo Chavez under the head Dear Fellow Revolutionary.
- Dual Social Security Cards
- Drivers License fraud
- Likely Insurance Fraud.
- Resisting arrest.
- A McGee aide arrested for possession of guns, drugs, and open alcohol.
- Yadda yadda yadda
Michael McGee Jackson Jr (D) is an embarrassment to this community. Why do area (D)s ignore him? Why do not they hold their own accountable as they demand (R) hold their own accountable?
In other words, should not (D) remove the plank in their eye before they tell (R) to remove the speck of sawdust in theirs?
I am not making the point here that one party is any cleaner than the other. I mentioned this in an email to a reader yesterday that in the book of Romans, Paul teaches that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Man then is inherently evil, we all have the capacity to do bad things. As you apply this to the body politic I wish both parties were as worried about their own as they were about the other guys.
I bring up McGee Jackson Jr (D) as a huge and hypocritical example of how some people are held to incredibly stringent standards (golly gee Bill McReynolds made $13 worth of phone calls, that he paid back to the county), while others like McGee escape any real consequence to their actions at all.
At least from their own parties.
Yes, McGee Jackson Jr (D) is facing a recall. A recall from someone who wants his job. You really can not say that is pressure from the party or from party leadership. That has been at best, absent.